I popped into the John Lewis store in Glasgow today and noticed that they were selling this TV for £799. Yet, on their website, it is priced at £999. As John Lewis offer a Free 5 Year Guarantee on all TVs, this seems like a good deal (to buy this TV with a 5 year guarantee elsewhere would cost way more). In fact, I thought the deal was so good, I bought one!
This is the very latest Sony LCD and has only been on sale for a few weeks. It has fantastic spec and connectivity, runs at 100Hz and 1080p (whatever that means. It also has S-video connections, even though it says it doesn't.
John Lewis say...
A film lovers dream, the Sony Bravia KDL32D3000 has been designed to bring out the best in movies.
24p True Cinema technology ensures that when the D3000 is connected to a movie source e.g. a Blu-Ray disc player, it displays the original 24 frames per second just as the camera first recorded them. So you see and hear exactly what was intended.
Youll enjoy a visibly superior picture thanks to Motionflow + 100Hz. This technology adds extra frames to the picture, resulting in far smoother and realistic images. The D3000 also offers an incredible 1024 shades of gradation. This breathes life into everything from skin tones to sunsets, and once again ensures that what you see is as close to the original as possible.
Great picture quality is also matched by great sound with Sonys S-Force Front Surround technology. It creates an atmospheric, enveloping surround sound effect from just two built-in speakers. An integrated digital TV tuner means youll have access to a wide selection of Freeview channels and radio stations. The D3000 also arrives with a matching table top stand.
The clever Bravia Theatre Sync function also makes life simpler if you want to add a home cinema system. By connecting compatible systems (Sony BRAVIA Theatre Sync enabled) via HDMI connections, youll have one-touch control over the entire system, and far fewer buttons to press to get started.
This television is high definition ready which means it has the ability to display high definition signals with the addition of a separate HD receiver. HD broadcasts are at a much higher resolution than regular analogue or digital broadcasts and have greatly enhanced picture quality. The level of detail is astonishing with clearer, sharper and more vibrant images.
Audio quality S-Force Front Surround
Auto setup Yes
AV inputs Rear
Contrast ratio 8000:1
Digital tuner Yes
Dimensions Information not available
DVI inputs 0
HD Ready Yes
HDMI inputs 3
Headphone socket Yes
Model name / number KDL32D3000
On-screen menus Yes
Remote control Yes
S-Video socket 0
SCART sockets 2
Screen format Widescreen
Screen resolution 1366 x 768
Screen size 32"
Speaker output (RMS) 2x 10W
USB ports 0
Visible screen size (measured diagonally) 79cm