Sony KDL40EX723 40" 1080p 3D 100Hz LED Internet TV with Freeview HD @ Amazon £499 - HotUKDeals
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I think this is a great deal for a Full HD Sony Smart TV with added 3D. I have the 32" model and everything about it bar the 3D is fantastic.

Note: Amazon also have a 'like new' version of this TV for £449.99 which is an absolute bargain for this great TV. Product will very likely be new - I've bought 2 monitors and a speaker package in 'like new' condition from Amazon and products were brand new. It'll be one lucky punter who buys this at less than 450 smackers.

You can also get 50% off Two Pairs of Glasses and Four Movies and also 50% off Vogel's Wall Mount with this TV
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#2
http://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/product/B004S9DWW2/price_history.png?w=588&h=373&fo=1
1 Like #3
Very poor 3D reviews
#4
PRC direct selling same tv with 5 years warrantee if bought instore.
#5
I really want to buy this. Halif price active glasses set too with 4 x 3d DVD.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-Glasses-Discs-Bundle-Kit/dp/B005LUPQ4E/ref=pd_bxgy_ce_text_b

£600.00 for 40" 4 3d blu rays and 2x active glasses. I have a Sony 3d player. Still there's something stopping me!!
#6
gazzereth26
I really want to buy this. Halif price active glasses set too with 4 x 3d DVD.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-Glasses-Discs-Bundle-Kit/dp/B005LUPQ4E/ref=pd_bxgy_ce_text_b

£600.00 for 40" 4 3d blu rays and 2x active glasses. I have a Sony 3d player. Still there's something stopping me!!


The fact that this has AWFUL 3D performance and horrendous speakers coupled with a very narrow viewing angle and makes whites look purple tinted maybe?!?! ;)


Edited By: frakison on Mar 13, 2012 21:50
#7
great!! thanks!!
#8
I have just bought this tv and using it as a pc monitor whilst i write this now :-). john lewis will price match it including 5 years warranty over the phone and it can be delivered or collected in store within days for £499.
#9
I ordered this tv from John Lewis with 5 year guarantee due to be delivered Thursday. Got them to price match with richer sounds at £499.95. Not planning to use 3d and have home cinema so hoping I won't suffer from weak points
#10
i'm sold with the John Lewis price match! Although 3D reviews not looking good.
#11
Which? recommended picture settings:

Brightness 53/100
Contrast 97/100
Colour 63/100
Picture profile Standard
Sharpness 65/100
Backlight 7/10
Other settings Hue: R4/R50-G50 Colour temperature: Neutral Noise reduction: Auto MPEG noise reduction: Auto Dot noise reduction: Auto Motionflow: Off Film mode: Off Black corrector: Low Adv. contrast enhancer: Off Gamma: 0/±3 Auto light limiter: Medium Clear white: Off Live colour: Off White balance: R, G, B gain: All 0/-40 to 0 R, G, B bias: All 0/±20 Detail enhancer: Medium Edge enhancer: Medium Light sensor: Off Power saving: Off
#12
dooper
Which? recommended picture settings:

Brightness 53/100
Contrast 97/100
Colour 63/100
Picture profile Standard
Sharpness 65/100
Backlight 7/10
Other settings Hue: R4/R50-G50 Colour temperature: Neutral Noise reduction: Auto MPEG noise reduction: Auto Dot noise reduction: Auto Motionflow: Off Film mode: Off Black corrector: Low Adv. contrast enhancer: Off Gamma: 0/±3 Auto light limiter: Medium Clear white: Off Live colour: Off White balance: R, G, B gain: All 0/-40 to 0 R, G, B bias: All 0/±20 Detail enhancer: Medium Edge enhancer: Medium Light sensor: Off Power saving: Off


Cheers dooper, I'll try those settings, had the set for a few weeks and Im totally underwhelmed with it, seems like a massive step back from my previous "normal" LCD TV :(
#13
Got this deal a little while ago and I love the new tv. Some of the options are a bit strange, but it's being really, really picky to have a slate at it. The 3d was panned on this model as well, but at that price I wasn't buying it for that.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/sony-bravia-32-kdl-32ex723-full-hd-internet-3d-led-tv-349-m-s-inc-5-year-guarantee-1133041?page=7
#14
bought one a couple of months back...very pleased with it. excellent for TV, gaming (main reason for purchase) and using as a PC monitor. 3D is generally terrible due to ghosting/distortion on the background of images but some films suffer less than others. Sound is ok, what you'd expect from any LCD really.
#15
Have froogle'd the model and it's only up to £50 more expensive in the likes of Sainsbury's, Curry's and Comet. Some unknown retailer also sell for a fiver less so I'm not thinking that this is a steal at this price.
#16
pretty good price for a decent specs TV
#17
M&S had this same TV yesterday for only £50 more, and they offer a 5 year warranty on all their TVs. Definitely worth it at the equivalent of £10 per year!
#18
does anyone know if comet price match? I can get a further 10% off that way
#19
MazMazMaz
does anyone know if comet price match? I can get a further 10% off that way

Forget the 10% (£50) and get John Lewis to price match and get the 5 year guarantee included with subsequent piece of mind.
1 Like #20
For £50 more you can get the Panasonic Viera Smart 3D 42" and a 5 year warranty from John Lewis, absolutely love mine.
#21
MazMazMaz
does anyone know if comet price match? I can get a further 10% off that way

Amazon...No chance & the 10% is only of the difference in your case it would have been £50 = £5 off, like anglo said you would be better getting john lewis to price match for the 5yr warranty ;)
#22
Alo tof the reviews provided above are based on the retail being at around £800 to £900, with them stating if the tv were to be priced lower (as it now is) is would be score much higher.

Looks to be a typical edge lit LCD to me - requires a bit of time calibrating to get the best our of it. 3D on it does seem pretty rubbish - but thats mainly due to Europe getting screwed over by most panel makers (50hz signal issue). Ive voted HOT.
1 Like #23
chelmsfordman
Alo tof the reviews provided above are based on the retail being at around £800 to £900, with them stating if the tv were to be priced lower (as it now is) is would be score much higher.

Looks to be a typical edge lit LCD to me - requires a bit of time calibrating to get the best our of it. 3D on it does seem pretty rubbish - but thats mainly due to Europe getting screwed over by most panel makers (50hz signal issue). Ive voted HOT.


I have the tv, it's a good set, but it's not the best and I think that there are better out there, ask yourself why they are being so heavily discounted EVERYWHERE, perhaps the new model is due out, perhaps it's because they have a bad reputation?? The major flaws in this are:

Viewing Angle range is very poor, anything off of dead centre and you get a misty haze, yes I know LCDs do that, but this is very bad IMHO

Settings, there are too many of them and that makes it nigh on impossible to get things right.

Backlight bleed, very noticeable at night when the screen goes dark

Sound, it's just BAD, yes the chassis is thin (very thin) but so what, I'd rather have a thicker set with half decent speakers. You HAVE to use a surround kit, it's like listening to someones iPod on the train otherwise, my old style LCD was fine for normal tv and I just used the surround for movies

Overall, get it but don't expect to be blown away by it. I'm not saying its crap, Ive just seen better, and in effect mine was free so I SHOULD be more happy with it.
#24
I would be tempted to pay £50 extra and get it from john lewis for the 5 year warranty ;-)

Edited By: djcrazyc on Mar 14, 2012 10:57
#25
frakison
Cheers dooper, I'll try those settings, had the set for a few weeks and Im totally underwhelmed with it, seems like a massive step back from my previous "normal" LCD TV :(


Couldn't agree more.
The (default) picture quality makes it look as though the TV stations haven't paid their lighting bills, and the sound is poor. It is nice to be able to watch the movies on my laptop (also on my home network), via DLNA though.

As for 3D, well, it comes without any 3D-glasses as standard, the Sony accessories are horribly-expensive, and there's just a handful of 3D titles out there.
#26
UncleMikeAgain
frakison
Cheers dooper, I'll try those settings, had the set for a few weeks and Im totally underwhelmed with it, seems like a massive step back from my previous "normal" LCD TV :(


Couldn't agree more.
The (default) picture quality makes it look as though the TV stations haven't paid their lighting bills, and the sound is poor. It is nice to be able to watch the movies on my laptop (also on my home network), via DLNA though.

As for 3D, well, it comes without any 3D-glasses as standard, the Sony accessories are horribly-expensive, and there's just a handful of 3D titles out there.


Quite a few actually plus many more in the pipeline.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Blu-ray_3D_releases

Also dont forget 3d recording deviced like camcorders, cameras and mobile phones, plus streamed 3d content via places like sky etc. Its getting there, but granted that its not massive at the moment. These things take time.
#28
dooper
Which? recommended picture settings:

Brightness 53/100
Contrast 97/100
Colour 63/100
Picture profile Standard
Sharpness 65/100
Backlight 7/10
Other settings Hue: R4/R50-G50 Colour temperature: Neutral Noise reduction: Auto MPEG noise reduction: Auto Dot noise reduction: Auto Motionflow: Off Film mode: Off Black corrector: Low Adv. contrast enhancer: Off Gamma: 0/±3 Auto light limiter: Medium Clear white: Off Live colour: Off White balance: R, G, B gain: All 0/-40 to 0 R, G, B bias: All 0/±20 Detail enhancer: Medium Edge enhancer: Medium Light sensor: Off Power saving: Off


Has anyone got the recomended picture settings for the KDL40EX503?
#29
or you can just go to a Sony Centre and buy a 40EX724 ( wifi built in model ) plus get a 5 year GTE for £599.99
#30
Its been this price for a while now on Amazon, at least a couple of weeks, has been posted here about 10 times and been voted cold at the same price, no idea why this is so hot now.

mastahpeo
or you can just go to a Sony Centre and buy a 40EX724 ( wifi built in model ) plus get a 5 year GTE for £599.99


Or why not just get an HX instead of an EX? Which you pretty much can if you are going to spend that much money. 200hz instead of 100hz and much better 3D.
#31
Or why not go into a shop and haggle for one of the better TVs? These are end of line TVs now, the new ones come out in April.
1 Like #32
mossy3
Has anyone got the recomended picture settings for the KDL40EX503?


Brightness 52/100
Contrast 95/100
Colour 66/100
Picture profile Standard
Sharpness 15/30
Backlight 3/10
Other settings Hue: R6/R50-G50 Colour temperature: Neutral Noise reduction: Medium MPEG noise reduction: Off Motionflow: Off Film mode: Off Black corrector: Off Adv contrast enhancer: Off Gamma: 0/±3 Auto light limiter: Medium Clear white: Off Live colour: Off White balance: R, G, B gain: All 0/-20 to 0 R, G, B bias: All 0/±10 Ambient sensor: Off Power saving: Off
#33
djcrazyc
I would be tempted to pay £50 extra and get it from john lewis for the 5 year warranty ;-)

Go online at JL and submit a price match request before ordering to price match RICHER SOUNDS (they don't price match Amazon) who have this model instore at £499-95. I did this, got an email a couple of days later to say happy to match with a reference to quote when I phoned up to order (only down side is you pay JL price and they will refund difference when they have delivered TV - mine is coming tomorrow)
#34
frakison
chelmsfordman
Alo tof the reviews provided above are based on the retail being at around £800 to £900, with them stating if the tv were to be priced lower (as it now is) is would be score much higher.

Looks to be a typical edge lit LCD to me - requires a bit of time calibrating to get the best our of it. 3D on it does seem pretty rubbish - but thats mainly due to Europe getting screwed over by most panel makers (50hz signal issue). Ive voted HOT.


I have the tv, it's a good set, but it's not the best and I think that there are better out there, ask yourself why they are being so heavily discounted EVERYWHERE, perhaps the new model is due out, perhaps it's because they have a bad reputation?? The major flaws in this are:

Viewing Angle range is very poor, anything off of dead centre and you get a misty haze, yes I know LCDs do that, but this is very bad IMHO

Settings, there are too many of them and that makes it nigh on impossible to get things right.

Backlight bleed, very noticeable at night when the screen goes dark

Sound, it's just BAD, yes the chassis is thin (very thin) but so what, I'd rather have a thicker set with half decent speakers. You HAVE to use a surround kit, it's like listening to someones iPod on the train otherwise, my old style LCD was fine for normal tv and I just used the surround for movies

Overall, get it but don't expect to be blown away by it. I'm not saying its crap, Ive just seen better, and in effect mine was free so I SHOULD be more happy with it.


What have you seen that is better, with similar features, at this price, that you can get from JL with a 5 year warranty?
#35
sag
frakison
chelmsfordman
Alo tof the reviews provided above are based on the retail being at around £800 to £900, with them stating if the tv were to be priced lower (as it now is) is would be score much higher.

Looks to be a typical edge lit LCD to me - requires a bit of time calibrating to get the best our of it. 3D on it does seem pretty rubbish - but thats mainly due to Europe getting screwed over by most panel makers (50hz signal issue). Ive voted HOT.


I have the tv, it's a good set, but it's not the best and I think that there are better out there, ask yourself why they are being so heavily discounted EVERYWHERE, perhaps the new model is due out, perhaps it's because they have a bad reputation?? The major flaws in this are:

Viewing Angle range is very poor, anything off of dead centre and you get a misty haze, yes I know LCDs do that, but this is very bad IMHO

Settings, there are too many of them and that makes it nigh on impossible to get things right.

Backlight bleed, very noticeable at night when the screen goes dark

Sound, it's just BAD, yes the chassis is thin (very thin) but so what, I'd rather have a thicker set with half decent speakers. You HAVE to use a surround kit, it's like listening to someones iPod on the train otherwise, my old style LCD was fine for normal tv and I just used the surround for movies

Overall, get it but don't expect to be blown away by it. I'm not saying its crap, Ive just seen better, and in effect mine was free so I SHOULD be more happy with it.


What have you seen that is better, with similar features, at this price, that you can get from JL with a 5 year warranty?


Why are you limiting it to JL??? I got mine from M&S, same 5yr warranty and excellent service. I think that you need to understand that this TV has lots of features but its not as good in practice as it is on paper. Yes it has 3D but by all accounts its crap and not worth using notwithstanding the fact that the glasses cost a fortune and you dont get ANY with it. Yes it has internet TV but its not via IE or Firefox, its a crappy Sony browser. Yes it has WiFi but you have to buy a dongle for it to work.

Without wishing to sound like an ar$e, I spent AGES researching this set beofre I bought it so Im not in the mood to research for someone else. My point is that unless you somehow only have £499 to spend, I'd recommend putting a bit more to it and see what you can get for your money. It is a decent set but its not great, if you don't believe me, buy one, you will see what Im saying. I ignored the warnings in the reviews I read and Im regretting it, Im seriously considering putting this in the bedroom and buying another TV for the living room as Im finding it hard to accept its short comings. Its your choice whether you want to take any notice of me, I dont mind either way, but i fI had my time again I know that I would not be writing this now as I'd be watching a Panny, Samsung or Philips (_;)

Edited By: frakison on Mar 14, 2012 16:25
#36
3D is getting so close to being truly affordable, looking forward to the future :3
#37
The glasses cost alot
#38
I bought one from amazon warehouse for 450 a week ago on behalf of mother in law.
I am very impressed with pic quality in 2D. Sound is respectable too. Reviews suggest 3D is not very good but she has no interest in it, this is a massive upgrade from an old glass tube which died.

I have the 32" version myself and it is very good too - the M&S bargain here a month ago or AOL.

Neither have glossy screens which is a bonus.
#39
P.s. I would like to add that for a 500 quid tv, 40 inch with a variety of features it's good. If this is the limit of yr budget, then it'll be better than some unbranded supermarket junk.
It's not as good as my Panasonic plasma which cost 700 and has much better viewing angles and looks more natural, but you do get what you pay for.

I notice with my 32EX723 that the vertical viewing angle is quite poor, you see the colours change when you sit down, I mounted it on the wall with swivel/tilt so I could fine-tune it and then it's good.
#40
Would definately recommend this Panasonic instead. Picture quality is great, this is a £800 set with Pan build quality, not a rebadged piece of rubbish like sony use!

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