Sony KDL40EX401 - 40" Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD TV With Freeview - Was £599 Now £394 Delivered *Using Voucher Code* @ Tesco Direct - HotUKDeals
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The Sony KDL40EX401 40" HD ready 1080p LCD TV has built-in Freeview. It has 24p True Cinema technology, S-Force 3D virtual surround sound, 7 day on-screen TV guide and Intelligent Picture. The EX401 features BRAVIA® Sync for controlling your entire Sony home entertainment system from your BRAVIA TV remote control. Enjoy the benefits of the cinema from the comfort of your home.
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banned#2
The 403 is so worth the extra
#3
hmmmnice111
The 403 is so worth the extra

Can you back this claim up as to why i should go for the 403 and not the 401???
#4
cold been £399 for yonks
#5
free view HD and Ethernet
#6
The EX403 has a Freeview HD tuner and Bravia 3 engine.
#7
is the code only for this TV? or also on 32 inch?
[helper]#8
capricornianz
is the code only for this TV? or also on 32 inch?


Any hun its £10 off £50 spend i think x
#9
COLD, the 403 Model with Freeview HD was £399 before and after Christmas. So I'd expect the lower 401 Model to be a lot cheaper! The Samsung 530 is only £349 which is a much better deal than this.
#10
If you want to spend more there is always a better TV. But if you want this TV then you can get it for £329 from these people:

http://www.electrical-deals.co.uk/products/sony-40-lcd-full-hd-with-freeview-and-usb-media-playback.html?gclid=CI-IoriC9KcCFQRP4QodE1LxbA
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pc_tech86
COLD, the 403 Model with Freeview HD was £399 before and after Christmas. So I'd expect the lower 401 Model to be a lot cheaper! The Samsung 530 is only £349 which is a much better deal than this.


The 403 and the Samsung are not the TV the deal is about so they are not relevant to the discussion. Just putting COLD in uppercase at the start of your comment is quite impolite. Especially when someone has gone to the trouble to enter in what they think is a good deal.

Sometimes I despair for the manners of the people on this website.
#12
Paulnug
If you want to spend more there is always a better TV. But if you want this TV then you can get it for £329 from these people:

http://www.electrical-deals.co.uk/products/sony-40-lcd-full-hd-with-freeview-and-usb-media-playback.html?gclid=CI-IoriC9KcCFQRP4QodE1LxbA


If you actually read the links you post that TV is Refurbished/Graded and the delivery price is £45.99 so the actually total for the Refurbished/Graded TV is £375.98 and not £329.99. So if you was to get this specific model then getting it from Tesco Direct would be better as they are Brand New.
#13
Paulnug
pc_tech86
COLD, the 403 Model with Freeview HD was £399 before and after Christmas. So I'd expect the lower 401 Model to be a lot cheaper! The Samsung 530 is only £349 which is a much better deal than this.


The 403 and the Samsung are not the TV the deal is about so they are not relevant to the discussion. Just putting COLD in uppercase at the start of your comment is quite impolite. Especially when someone has gone to the trouble to enter in what they think is a good deal.

Sometimes I despair for the manners of the people on this website.


Actually I was being kind and taking my time out to inform other users of this community site that the higher specification model 403 was available for £399 before and after Christmas therefore it would make sense that the 401 model would be a lot cheaper by now.
#14
Wouldn't you rather have a Sony Bravia KDL40EX503. £663 at Amazon today. Beyond your budget.? For £400 delivered from Amazon, you can have a TV that is preferable to the EX503. Well at least according to these comments on Amazon by people who bought it in preference to the KDL40EX503...

Comment 1. Bought an equivalent Freeview HD Sony tv (kdl40ex503) the only difference being that the sony was 100hz the samsungs only 50hz but to be honest I havent noticed much difference now that ive had both. If you want the 100hz version, you'll probably have to pay an extra hundred squids. I had the Sony for a month while I was waiting for argos to send a replacement, (because of a manufacturing defect on the frame) but when they told me I would have to wait for new stock, which was definitely coming in and after ringing about a dozen times over the weeks, they then turned round and said it wouldnt be coming back in stock - even though I saw it in the new catalogue! I sent it back for a refund and im glad i did, because the Samsung looks much better quality and cheaper to boot. The samsung has a nice glass stand, the Sonys' was high gloss plastic and even after just a couple of light dusts you could see fine scratches. The Samsung just looks much nicer in the living room and id say the picture quality is slightly better too. I have always thought that Sony products were superior but this has completely changed my mind. Id definitely recommend this tv over the Sony. It's even cheaper now. i think you can get it for £500 quid on amazon. I paid £540. Excellent tv for the price!

Comment 2. I purchased this TV at the same time as the Sony EX503 40 inch & my plan was to compare the two & decide which one to keep. The Sony had got all the rave reviews in What Hifi & TV & on other review websites, but there were only one or two reviews of this Samsung TV. I already owned a 32 inch Samsung I bought 4 or 5 years ago & I loved that TV for every second I owned it. I wanted to upgrade to a Freeview HD TV & a bigger screen at the same time. I tried out both TVs & I generally liked this one better. It's over a hundred pounds cheaper for a start. But apart from the price, I generally felt the picture was sharper & clearer on this Samsung. In particular the Freeview HD channels come out crystal clear. On the Sony I had to study the Freeview HD pictures much more to notice any difference to standard HD. Eventually I did & the Sony is a good TV. But with the Samsung the Freeview HD just seemed much clearer to watch. Also standard Freeview on the Samsung is good too & clear & not fuzzy at all. But on the Sony standard Freeview was quite fuzzy. I expected the sound on the Samsung to be really weak with no bass & distortion like the 32 inch model i had before. But Samsung definately have improved the sound on this TV. It's still not booming bass. But it is very clear audio & very good stereo. It has very light bass - much better than models from a few years ago. But the sound is still a bit light compared to the Sony which was much richer. But after watching this TV for a few weeks now i'm used to the sound & it sounds great to me now all the time. I can plug it into my hifi if i want & it sounds much more powerful & bassy on there.

Also I just preferred the design of the Samsung as it looks slim, sleeky & expensive. The Sony's design was OK & i'm sure i would have got used to it. But it did appear to be much bulkier at the back & was completely made of cheap looking plastic. Whereas the Samsung's screen looks convincingly like glass (even though it's plastic) & the rest of back is metal & the plastic is well designed & expensive looking.

This Samsung does not have an internet platform and you can't use it by itself to get onto BBC Iplayer, etc... But it has 2 USB ports where you can connect your digital camera or any media usb stick & it plays video files, mp3's, etc... Plus at the back it has an ethernet socket to connect it to the internet. But you can't get on the internet using the TV alone. You can connect it to your home internet connection and stream media from your laptop for instance but you can't surf the internet on it. The Sony had a proper internet connection & some brilliant applications like BBC Iplayer, Five on demand, You Tube, etc... and it was very impressive. But I thought on balance, that wasn't a huge necessity as my laptop has a HDMI so i can connect to TV & surf internet whenever i want. Plus all the manufacturers are developing internet on tv on an ongoing basis, such as Google's Android TV, etc...

I also played games on my PS3 on the Samsung & they played great with great sharp pictures & sound.

My only gripe was Blu ray playback which was just ok & not as sharp as on the Sony. I watched Blu Ray on both & the Sony Blu Ray playback seemed much clearer & sharper. The Samsung Blu Ray playback is good but not as good as the Sony.

So if your main use of the TV is to watch Blu Rays maybe the Sony's a better buy. But as I'll only watch the odd Blu Ray & would be watching Freeview HD more. So the Samsung was overall a better buy I felt.

So I summarised overall this TV was better value for what you get & overall quality wise compared to the Sony (apart from Blu Ray playback wise). So I kept the Samsung & returned the Sony for a refund. I thought I may regret doing so. But one month later i'm very happy I made the right decision & have no regrets.

Comment 3. Had this set a couple of weeks now. I was considering the 40" Sony Bravia, which a friend has and payed a heck of a lot more for. In my opinion this is a superior tv for a lot less money. I was able to set it up in minutes, am hugely impressed by the quality of the picture (which after all is the most important thing). Am playing movies through both the Samsung pc share manager and through a USB stick. A point here, you can fast forward movies when playing through the USB stick but not the Share Manager on the pc. Overall a really good set worth the money.

The £400 TV in question is the Samsung LE40C580. HD Freeview. Review here http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/samsung-le40c580-le32c580-20100728791.htm . 'Highly Recommended'.

Superb blend of picture quality & outstanding build quality. Glass stand, glass-effect bezel, metal rear casing, transparent bezel edging, red pinstripe at the base of the bezel. It oozes quality.

Unlike so many TVs, there's no panel or processor lottery with the LE40C580. It has the Valencia processor & S-PVA panel... no subscribers to the C580 thread on Avforums have reported getting anything but the S-PVA panel so far this year.
#15
I agree the Samsung 580 would be a better option at £399 but if you don't need Freeview HD then get the 530
banned#16
I can't find this tv any cheper than this unless you want a used / graded tv....good find.

Not sure of all the relevance of the hordes of tv's on offer on this post, why dont guys look at the deal ON OFFER and either vote on it or move to the next or find their own. Too many people go on about how much better this that and the other is.....that is all opinion and this site is about finding the cheapest deal. The OP has done that and found the cheapest deal for this tv.....now if the OP asked "what do you guys think of this?" well there you go......

This HUKD and a good forum for opinions is AV Forums a great site, but you still get millions of people slagging off everything anyway.......

Heating you up MissGem <3

Edited By: konimitsu on Mar 29, 2011 22:45
#17
pc_tech86
I agree the Samsung 580 would be a better option at £399 but if you don't need Freeview HD then get the 530


There's much more to it than HD Freeview. With the C530, you will get an S-PVA panel or an A-MVA panel. You will get an MStar processor or a Trident processor. I don't know which permutation of the above is the most common in the LE40C530.

Unlike many TVs, there's no panel or processor lottery with the LE40C580. It has the Valencia processor (superior picture quality than MStar or Trident equipped TVs) & S-PVA panel. No subscribers to the C580 thread on Avforums have reported getting anything but the S-PVA panel so far this year.

Other reasons for preferring the C580 here http://www.avforums.com/forums/13843223-post197.html

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