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Just bought the KDL26E4000 from the Sony Centre Lakeside. What an amazing TV!! Designed to look great on the wall as a photo frame but also an incredible TV. Technically identical to the Sony W range.

Before you cold voters just see '26inch' and 'TV' run a quick google search and you will soon realise that this is a very low price for this TV especially as it includes a 5 year guarantee. This is most probably the best 26inch you can buy.

# Featuring a unique stand-alone design that emulates a picture frame, the BRAVIA E Series comes in a variety of different colours to fit in perfectly with the design of your home
# Turn your BRAVIA E Series into a work of art with Picture Frame Mode. When you are not watching TV, display one of the 6 pre-installed masterpieces, from Pop Art to Van Gogh**, or show your own favourite photos using the USB input
# It's easy to use your TV screen to view your digital photographs with USB Photo Viewer, and with Radio Display Mode you can view a slideshow while listening to the radio
# Watch TV, experience movies and enjoy your own pictures in superb detail thanks to the 3.1 mega pixel resolution
# Experience incredibly clear and defined images with BRAVIA ENGINE 2 picture enhancement technology and Advanced Contrast Enhancer
# If watching films is your favourite thing then this is the TV for you - view movies exactly how the director intended with 24p True Cinema
# Experience the effect of digital surround sound from only two front speakers with Virtual Dolby® Surround and BBE ViVA sound technology
# Three HDMI inputs (two on rear, one on side, all with CEC) make it even easier to connect to High Definition sources such as Blu-ray Disc and PLAYSTATION®3
# Control your entire home cinema set-up with just one click on the TV remote thanks to BRAVIA Sync
# No more confusing menu screens thanks to our easy-to-navigate Xross Media Bar to browse all your TV functions and easily access your favourite pictures
# Watch digital TV with the integrated standard definition digital terrestrial tuner (MPEG-2, also receives analogue)
# Watch cable TV with the integrated digital cable tuner (subject to country and with supported operators only)
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#1
Not really my cup of tea, but voted hot, great price for this model.

See the cold brigade are quick tonight though! But silent as usual.
banned#2
I'd love one of these in my bedroom, great price for the model but makes more sence to buy the Sony 26" in sainsburys for £249.....Voted Hot though as for tyhis model it's a great price, especially with 5 yr warranty
#3
I just could not justify this price for a 26" screen.......
#4
I agree it's expensive for a 26inch, but that's because it has the innards of the W range. Bravia Engine 2, 24p playback, 33000:1 contrast ratio etc. Plus it looks gorgeous!

Gona wall-mount mine and use it as a monitor as well for my mac.

Thanks to the first 3 posters though, at least you recognise this is a hot deal for this particular model.
#5
freddykrueger
I just could not justify this price for a 26" screen.......


Agreed, £500 for a 26" is a luxury item rather than a bargain to my mind.
#6
©™~UKJEZZA~™©;3939839
Agreed, £500 for a 26" is a luxury item rather than a bargain to my mind.


But a hot deal for this TV if that's what you're looking for. Next cheapest inc delivery is £582.50 and that's without a 5 year guarantee.
#7
Pretty good deal, makes a very nice bedroom set for those who have the money. There aren't many 26" sets that don't compromise on picture quality or style, you usually have to hit the top end 40"+ models to get this sort of quality!
#8
Voted cold!!!!!! My 32inch smasung that I bought on Xmas day for £245 with all the discounts says this is an awful deal!!!
#9
sparky83;3940190
Voted cold!!!!!! My 32inch smasung that I bought on Xmas day for £245 with all the discounts says this is an awful deal!!!


Typical response of someone who knows nothing about TVs. But you're entitled to your opinion.
#10
sparky83
Voted cold!!!!!! My 32inch smasung that I bought on Xmas day for £245 with all the discounts says this is an awful deal!!!


please list the full specs of your tv including detailed guarantee and who its underwritten by. the guarantee/warranty here is worth at least £200 as i have it with my equipment from sony and they treat you like royalty when it comes to problems. sorted both my sony LISSA and dvd player out within days after faults occured 2 and half years AFTER purchase!
#11
vialli25
Typical response of someone who knows nothing about TVs. But you're entitled to your opinion.


He knows he got a bigger screen at half the cost.
#12
Its only for my bedroom and rather buy two than have one SMALL one! My 50" Plasma LG in my Lounge was only a little bit more than what you are paying for a tiny screen! It may be brilliant quality but if you need a microscope to see your screen then again thats up to you and if you are happy to do that then thats fine with me!
#13
some people would vote a deal cold if it was a ford focus ST for £5,000 just because their banged up H reg escort was £100 at the police compound auction, jesus. look at the deal and asess like for like.
#14
Zootaga
I'd love one of these in my bedroom, great price for the model but makes more sence to buy the Sony 26" in sainsburys for £249.....Voted Hot though as for tyhis model it's a great price, especially with 5 yr warranty


have I missed this deal? what model was the sainsburys one
#15
I saw this in the Sony centre today. What a load of tack. The plastic picture frame edging is sooo cheap.

Come on Sony you could of tried harder than that!
#16
I didn't think anyone ever went in the sony centre stores nevermind bought from them! =O

Suprise this hasn't been voted cold, well said by someone up there ^ its a luxury not a bargain I can't see many people spending this money for a 26" tv just like the 46" sony thread for 1k. Not voted as its a good deal I suppose but deffinately not a bargain that would make you want to buy!
#17
bigweapon07
some people would vote a deal cold if it was a ford focus ST for £5,000 just because their banged up H reg escort was £100 at the police compound auction, jesus. look at the deal and asess like for like.


Just to clarify I did not vote either way on this - just wanted to point out that I could not justify the price tag for a 26" screen. I am not a technofile so could not comment on how good a screen this is - I am sure the OP has found an extremely good deal comparing this to other price points elsewhere.....
#18
sparky83;3940280
Its only for my bedroom and rather buy two than have one SMALL one! My 50" Plasma LG in my Lounge was only a little bit more than what you are paying for a tiny screen! It may be brilliant quality but if you need a microscope to see your screen then again thats up to you and if you are happy to do that then thats fine with me!


Sparky, everyone has different needs. I wasn't after A 50inch plasma as I wanted a very decent set for my bedroom that I could use as a TV and AS A MONITOR!

Therefore, 26inch is the perfect size for me and it had every feature I was looking for.

Cold voters - Just because this TV is not suitable for what you're after does not mean it's not a good deal on this set.
#19
I'm sure this is a decent telly and may well be a good price compared to elsewhere... The fact remains that £500 is a lot to shell out for a 26 incher.

I'll hold my vote back on the basis that I personally don't think it's worth £500 when you can get a telly for much less that serves the purpose. Albeit not with this spec.

That said, if you've got a few bob to burn then good luck to you!!!
#20
ThunderBolt
I'm sure this is a decent telly and may well be a good price compared to elsewhere... The fact remains that £500 is a lot to shell out for a 26 incher.

I'll hold my vote back on the basis that I personally don't think it's worth £500 when you can get a telly for much less that serves the purpose. Albeit not with this spec.

That said, if you've got a few bob to burn then good luck to you!!!


no doubt this tv will come down in price soon to make way for a new slightly upgraded model,
#21
Oh well I'm enjoying it! Just thought I'd let everyone know in case someone else wanted this TV.
#22
vialli25
I agree it's expensive for a 26inch, but that's because it has the innards of the W range. Bravia Engine 2, 24p playback, 33000:1 contrast ratio etc. Plus it looks gorgeous!

Gona wall-mount mine and use it as a monitor as well for my mac.

Thanks to the first 3 posters though, at least you recognise this is a hot deal for this particular model.


Are you sure that this has the innards of the W range as there is no 26W4000?

This is a nice looking set but is still quite pricey for a 26" but is a good price compared to other retailers with an additional 5 year warranty to boot. The 26E4000 is effectively the same set as the 26V4500 primarily with cosmetic differences.
#23
The 32e4000 is identical to the 32w4000. I was also told that the 26e4000 is essentially the same tech inside. If you search for a 26w4000 you get results but in german so maybe this model does exist, it just wasn't released in the UK.

I agree though, there isn't much difference between this and the v4500.
1 Like #24
bigweapon07
some people would vote a deal cold if it was a ford focus ST for £5,000 just because their banged up H reg escort was £100 at the police compound auction, jesus. look at the deal and asess like for like.


Exactly right... this is a premium set guys and I for one can vouch that the picture quality on these sets is fantastic.

The black levels are superb and as a result the colors really stand out as well...

Well reviewed set, however you will probably see more reviews pertaining to the W4000 series Sony sets, which are the same, just have different exterior looks.

Great deal for a "premium set" in my opinion...
#25
vialli25
The 32e4000 is identical to the 32w4000. I was also told that the 26e4000 is essentially the same tech inside. If you search for a 26w4000 you get results but in german so maybe this model does exist, it just wasn't released in the UK.

I agree though, there isn't much difference between this and the v4500.


You need to be a bit careful as the specs do differ in some countries. If you were told the specs by a salesman then I'd be wary of what they have to say if they make a comparison to a set that doesn't exist in this country.

Broadly speaking though most Sony European models are comparative.
#26
I've compared the e4000 and the v4500 on the Sony website and it seems there is no difference whatsoever in terms of tech specs. They are both around the same price online so I guess it's just what one you'd prefer the look of.
1 Like #27
vialli25
I've compared the e4000 and the v4500 on the Sony website and it seems there is no difference whatsoever in terms of tech specs. They are both around the same price online so I guess it's just what one you'd prefer the look of.


The E4000 is much nicer to look at and you made a great choice. If I didn't get a 32W4000 I might have thought about the E Series but I managed to get a great deal with a Surround System thrown in that swayed me.
#28
You can get a sony32v4000 for £342 from Argos now.
Jl were doing it for £299.

Tesco and sainsbury are doing the 32L4000 or 32S3000 for £350.

You got bumped for a 26" Sony for £600.LOL.

Sony40v4000 with 1080p was selling at £499 and now its £599.

Forget the Bravia engine 2 for a second, this isn't even worth the extra hundred quid, all name and gimmick especily the 100hz refresh rate not much of a big deal.

Not a good deal for a 26" as you can get 40" for that price with same Sony brand.

Have a 26" and 40" side by side you decide for yourself what you like more for the same price.
#29
I give up. lol
#30
i thought the whole point of this site was for hot deals ?
If you can find this item for cheaper or with a better deal then fair enough vote it cold, but otherwise for this particular tv this is a good deal.
1 Like #31
This is a good deal, shame i'm after the 32 (and personally I prefer the W range's styling - but thats all subjective).

riz786123

Forget the Bravia engine 2 for a second, this isn't even worth the extra hundred quid, all name and gimmick especily the 100hz refresh rate not much of a big deal.

Not a good deal for a 26" as you can get 40" for that price with same Sony brand.


Maybe you should do some research first - it's like comparing a Honda Jazz to a Legend or something - just because they are the same brand doesn't make them equal quality. For starters the TV doesn't actually have 100hz - and you're right its not a big deal because this TV handles motion very well, it also has very good black levels.

riz786123

Have a 26" and 40" side by side you decide for yourself what you like more for the same price.


Believe it or not, some people dont want or dont have the room for a 40" TV but still want a TV that gives the best picture possible.

vialli25

I give up. lol


I think you probably should - people who recognise a quality TV will vote this hot, and others will just see 26" - £500. I have researched TVs alot recently after I bought a £300 26" TV about 18 months ago - the picture wasn't great - dark scenes looked grey, it would freeze randomly and it failed one week out of warranty. I realise I can now buy a much better brand and model of TV for the same price, but I'd much rather spend twice as much and be happy knowing I'd got the best TV currently available and a guarantee that it will last me at least 5 years. I know tis doesn't apply to everyone who will just be happy getting a decent TV cheap (such as the budget Sony's) but they shouldn't be voting a better TV cold just because it costs more than their cheap one when the deal posted is the best deal currently available

//Rant over :)
#32
riz786123
You can get a sony32v4000 for £342 from Argos now.
Jl were doing it for £299.

Tesco and sainsbury are doing the 32L4000 or 32S3000 for £350.

You got bumped for a 26" Sony for £600.LOL.

Sony40v4000 with 1080p was selling at £499 and now its £599.

Forget the Bravia engine 2 for a second, this isn't even worth the extra hundred quid, all name and gimmick especily the 100hz refresh rate not much of a big deal.

Not a good deal for a 26" as you can get 40" for that price with same Sony brand.

Have a 26" and 40" side by side you decide for yourself what you like more for the same price.


All I can say is clueless!
1 Like #33
vialli25
I give up. lol


we tried
#34
Voted hot for what it is.... HOWEVER..... i would never spend this much on a 26" set... my reasons ?

The 100hz is pointless all it offers is a fake "sped" up handheld camera like motion, blacks and overall screen PQ is not bad but comparing it to the much cheaper Sharp 26" screen available for £270 i personally could not justify the difference...

If you can handle the extra size then £500 will get you a 42px80 panasonic plasma, with better blacks, 100z, better motion handling, better SD, better sound and an extra 14 inches which is a superior screen to even the kdl40w4000 1080p screen let alone this particular set....

For people saying about the 32l4000 sony set ... that is a TERRIBLE set and has very poor PQ, the kdl32v4000 and U4000 ( same set different colours ) are much better but still nothing in comparison to the v4500 or w4000 screens....

Saying that i just spent £1700 on a 50"pdplx5090 pioneer plasma.... and that IS worth every penny i payed.. :)
#35
Boxrick
Voted hot for what it is.... HOWEVER..... i would never spend this much on a 26" set... my reasons ?

The 100hz is pointless all it offers is a fake "sped" up handheld camera like motion, blacks and overall screen PQ is not bad but comparing it to the much cheaper Sharp 26" screen available for £270 i personally could not justify the difference...

If you can handle the extra size then £500 will get you a 42px80 panasonic plasma, with better blacks, 100z, better motion handling, better SD, better sound and an extra 14 inches which is a superior screen to even the kdl40w4000 1080p screen let alone this particular set....

For people saying about the 32l4000 sony set ... that is a TERRIBLE set and has very poor PQ, the kdl32v4000 and U4000 ( same set different colours ) are much better but still nothing in comparison to the v4500 or w4000 screens....

Saying that i just spent £1700 on a 50"pdplx5090 pioneer plasma.... and that IS worth every penny i payed.. :)


Why do you say 100Hz is pointless? The 100Hz setting offered by Sony is probably the best in the business. I suggest you watch two sets with the same feed of say SD Football or an action movie, one with 100Hz and the other without and request you give feedback! I have a 32W4000 and would highly recommend the set, but it doesn't handle fast paced action too well. The 40X3000 I had was a totally different proposition. It was quite noticeable the difference between Champions League on HD and SD. It's far from a gimmick although its implemented better by some manufacturers by others.

I do agree with your assessment on the 32L4000, don't if you can help it! Don't forget though, not everyone has the space for a 50" or 40" set or may be using the set in a bedroom so they may want to get a good quality set that fits the bill and will spend a bit more. For that reason they might choose to go for a set like this. Also please note that the 26E4000 does not have 100Hz!!

If someone is looking for a small screen then I don't think plasma will come into their thoughts so your idea of a 42px80 is a poor argument in this case!
#36
thehitman
Why do you say 100Hz is pointless? The 100Hz setting offered by Sony is probably the best in the business. I suggest you watch two sets with the same feed of say SD Football or an action movie, one with 100Hz and the other without and request you give feedback! I have a 32W4000 and would highly recommend the set, but it doesn't handle fast paced action too well. The 40X3000 I had was a totally different proposition. It was quite noticeable the difference between Champions League on HD and SD. It's far from a gimmick although its implemented better by some manufacturers by others.

I do agree with your assessment on the 32L4000, don't if you can help it! Don't forget though, not everyone has the space for a 50" or 40" set or may be using the set in a bedroom so they may want to get a good quality set that fits the bill and will spend a bit more. For that reason they might choose to go for a set like this. Also please note that the 26E4000 does not have 100Hz!!

If someone is looking for a small screen then I don't think plasma will come into their thoughts so your idea of a 42px80 is a poor argument in this case!


100hz makes everything to "fake" as i said above, whilst sonys implementation of it is better than most of the crowd it is still a poor and unneeded technology. For starters it isnt truely "100hz" god knows why they name it that, it is simply an interpolated frame stuck in the middle of the real ones, the set is still running at 50/60hz. The result of the extra frame is a fake sped up motion which looks like it has been recorded on a personal Video camera. Also in the process of "guessing" artifacts are introduced and juddering can often be seen as a result (the very thing 100hz is trying to eliminate).

Whilst it somewhat helps with the motion blurring a little bit, the negatives far outweigh the positives. On all my "100hz" sets the first thing i have done is turn it off. Even sonys newest "200hz" screens are not much better.

They need to call it motion enhancement or motion smoothing. As far as my px80 argument as i said, if someone doesn't mind the extra size then there are much better options in a plasma screen, even at 32" ( LG32PG6000) .

If you after a smaller ( in my opinion overpriced ) top spec 26" then this is a good option... jump up to a 32" whilst not being much bigger will offer higher spec cheaper options, which to me seems the sensible thing to do in this case.....
#37
Boxrick
100hz makes everything to "fake" as i said above, whilst sonys implementation of it is better than most of the crowd it is still a poor and unneeded technology. For starters it isnt truely "100hz" god knows why they name it that, it is simply an interpolated frame stuck in the middle of the real ones, the set is still running at 50/60hz. The result of the extra frame is a fake sped up motion which looks like it has been recorded on a personal Video camera. Also in the process of "guessing" artifacts are introduced and juddering can often be seen as a result (the very thing 100hz is trying to eliminate).

Whilst it somewhat helps with the motion blurring a little bit, the negatives far outweigh the positives. On all my "100hz" sets the first thing i have done is turn it off. Even sonys newest "200hz" screens are not much better.

They need to call it motion enhancement or motion smoothing. As far as my px80 argument as i said, if someone doesn't mind the extra size then there are much better options in a plasma screen, even at 32" ( LG32PG6000) .

If you after a smaller ( in my opinion overpriced ) top spec 26" then this is a good option... jump up to a 32" whilst not being much bigger will offer higher spec cheaper options, which to me seems the sensible thing to do in this case.....


I think you need to live with a set that has been calibrated correctly and live with the set to make such an argument about 100Hz. Whilst it isn't useful in all instances, for those that want it, the Sony implementation of it works very well given that they have had time to iron out flaws from earlier revisions.

I don't think any of the arguments for 100Hz stack up for the 26E4000 in this thread anyway as the set doesn't have it. Once again, if you can afford it there are other sets to go for and I would recommend that people go and look and check a set themselves rather than take anyone's recommended opinions as there are many arguments for and against 26" vs 50" or plasma vs. LCD, HD vs. SD or 100Hz vs. 50Hz. If you really feel the need to argue about these then why don't you go over to avforums.com to do that!

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