Sony KDL40HX803U, 40", 3D LCD with Dynamic Edge LED, FV-HD, 200Hz Pro, 5 Year Warranty & NOT a Samsung @ PRC Direct (In Store) - HotUKDeals
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Sony KDL40HX803U, 40", 3D LCD with Dynamic Edge LED, FV-HD, 200Hz Pro, 5 Year Warranty & NOT a Samsung @ PRC Direct (In Store) £1,085.00

£1085.00 @ PRC Direct
Best of the Budget 3D Tvs. * 40 Inch 1920x1080 Full HD * Full HD 3D capable * Dynamic Edge LED * Deep Black Panel * Freeview HD * Bravia Engine 3 * MotionF…
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Best of the Budget 3D Tvs.

* 40 Inch 1920x1080 Full HD
* Full HD 3D capable
* Dynamic Edge LED
* Deep Black Panel
* Freeview HD
* Bravia Engine 3
* MotionFlow 200Hz Pro
* Bravia Internet Video
* Ambient Sensor
* 24p True Cinema
* WiFi Ready: USB Dongle required
* DLNA Connectivity

# 4 x HDMI
# 2 x SCART
# 1 x Component
# 1 x Composite
# 1 x USB 2.0

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#1
Better than a cheap samsung coz,

http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/image/hdtv/Sony-KDL40HX803/sbs_sony.jpg
Sony KDL-40HX803 3D Side-by-Side mode

http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/image/hdtv/Sony-KDL40HX803/sbs_samsung.jpg
Samsung UE46C8000 3D Side-by-Side mode


full review

http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/sony-kdl-40hx803-kdl-46hx803-20100925858.htm
1 Like #2
“3D Ready” set, meaning that although it ships without any out-of-the-box 3D functionality, this can be unlocked with a little bit of additional expenditure. You’ll need to add a pair of the Sony TDGBR100 3D shutter glasses (at £99), and surprisingly also a Sony TMRBR100 3D Sync Transmitter module (at approximately £50) if you’d like to experience 3D on the Sony KDL40HX803.
I like Sony's but they are nearly always overpriced, another £160 to get the transmitter and one pair of glasses just pushes the price for this too high for me
#3
Babboon
I like Sony's but they are nearly always overpriced, another £160 to get the transmitter and one pair of glasses just pushes the price for this too high for me


But would you rather pay for a cheap Samsung that seems to get posted in here everyday that's rubbish (see above pic) or pay may be a bit more for much better quality?
#4
Hot deal. But I'd hardly Call this Sony a budget 3dtv. It's one of the best.
#5
a samsung will always develope a fault no matter how long it takes.they may look nice & tempting but the quality is rubbish. go Sony or Panasonic.
#6
Yep, I'd rather the Samsung as it's better specified e.g. iplayer, etc. And, most importantly, its cheaper if you want 3d.
#7
And this TV is only 40 inches. Really small.
#8
matedodgy
Yep, I'd rather the Samsung as it's better specified e.g. iplayer, etc. And, most importantly, its cheaper if you want 3d.

You don't really know much about the Sony do you ? It also has 'iplayer etc' as you put it. Also, the Samsung is cheaper for a reason and 40" is not small in the slightest, not everyone is buying for a big lounge room, I personally have one in my bedroom and 40" is perfect.
#9
ive tried the sammy le46c750 and just upgraded to the ue46c8000 currys price £2099 got mine for £1249 after £200 cash back,for a 46" 3d tv. was happy with the lcd so will be more than happy with led version, and got a 5 year warranty for £84.99 so im fine for the next 5 years
dont know about the sonys but the sammys play 3d sbs mkvs straight from the usb slot on the tv or from a hdd, (all be it only half sbs) not full basically double 1920x1080 (although it will through a pc to the sammy) and also has built in skype that ill never use lol
oh well happy with mine.
thanks for the post anyway mate


Edited By: scoot on Oct 13, 2010 01:14: its late and my spelling gets worse lol
#10
Yep, people worldwide are having problems with shi*ty samsungs
#11
amazing picture bargain
#12
I bought a top notch £1800 Sony 2 years ago and both that were delivered had dead pixels!!!
I got fed up with Sony and ended buying a 40" Samsung for £699 and never had a problem!
Still going strong :)
#13
+ £360 for 4 pairs of glasses and another £60 for the 3D transmitter makes this one hell of an expensive overpriced piece of Sony **** (as usual), for this price I would rather buy a samsung and if I was to splash out I would rather buy a Panasonic over Sony - paying for the name only with this TV.

Edited By: Noktus on Oct 13, 2010 08:14: .
1 Like #14
As always, make sure you're more than happy with the 2d quality before smarking on the novelty of 3d.

I'm not saying for a moment that the 2d on this telly is anything less than awesome - but do bear it in mind, especially if it costs about as much as a Czech wife to buy glasses for your friends to revel in the luxury of your new toy.

Who the hell said 40" is too small? Mine is 32" and the missus is perfectly happy with it.
#15
Why people are bad about samsung TVs? For me its better than Sony. Its only Sony lovers who is ill about other brands IMHO(_;)
1 Like #16
Ive had a Samsung HD TV (not 3d) for well over a year with no issues and great performance. I think some people read one article and jump on the bandwagon tbh.
1 Like #17
ZedEx
Ive had a Samsung HD TV (not 3d) for well over a year with no issues and great performance. I think some people read one article and jump on the bandwagon tbh.


That would be the Sony owners!!
#18
I'm fairly sure that Sony panels are made by Samsung? When Samsung release a new TV, they stick a Sony panel in for the first few thousand to get 5* reviews and then revert back to the inferior panels after multiple awards have been won. I was one of those that got stung back in 2006 with the Samsung R7(?) range, SIPS>AUO>CMO panels, I think it was. Still a good 720p picture though, but wasn't the product I thought I was buying.
#19
I don't buy Sony anymore. I've had several Sony's go bad, but never a duff Samsung. Why pay twice as much for that? Sony trade on a reputation they got years ago by comparison with UK made rubbish of the day; not a very high bar.
1 Like #20
I have been a Sony fan for over 12 years, the last 6 years always owning a Sony TV. We have just sold our 3 year old Sony TV as we have never been that impressed with the quality. Please, Sony fans, stop living in the past, Sony isn't what it used to be.

Switching to the Samsung 46C8000 in this corner with a free 5 year warranty from John Lewis
#21
I am a fairly big SONY fan, but I ended up going for the the 55" Samsung 8000 series and it has a fantastic picture. Bigger is defintely better in relation to 3D, although material is a little short, unless you download material from the 3D sites such as biohemmet etc. Also in relation to the original post, the review of the Samsung was months ago, there have been lots of improvements of 3D performance with firmware upgrades. These are all 1st generation 3d tv's, and personally think they all have the pro's and con's whether they are lcd or plasma. It will be a long time before you see glasses-free 3d TV's with the pin sharp hd pictures and good view angles in large sets. If the future glasses-free 3d TV's are like the ones on display in the duty-free areas in manchester airport departures, they have a long way to go yet.
#22
I have owned 2 Sony tellys and been happy with them. Never a problem. But you pay extra for the privilege. I don't want to pay through the nose this time so will go for Samsung. Not the best brand or tellies but I am fed up of paying through the nose for disposable technology and overpriced brands.
#23
as905
a samsung will always develope a fault no matter how long it takes.they may look nice & tempting but the quality is rubbish. go Sony or Panasonic.


lol EVERY item will ALWAYS develop a fault eventually!. "No matter how long it takes" is covering your back somewhat!.

Sony TV's are OK, but IF i was up for spending over 1K on a tv personally i would look at a Panasonic VT20, but then for TV's i still thing a decent quality well set up plasma is superior to LCD anyway (and if you DO want an LED LCD and are prepared to pay a premium you really need Full-array with local dimming and NOT edge lit like this one imo)







Edited By: bigmike20vt on Oct 13, 2010 09:03: .
#24
stormywhether
As always, make sure you're more than happy with the 2d quality before smarking on the novelty of 3d.

I'm not saying for a moment that the 2d on this telly is anything less than awesome - but do bear it in mind, especially if it costs about as much as a Czech wife to buy glasses for your friends to revel in the luxury of your new toy.

Who the hell said 40" is too small? Mine is 32" and the missus is perfectly happy with it.


Fully agree, but my Czech wife is costing me a fortune......
#25
Sonys are awesome, the only brand imo that has never lapsed in quality, my nan still has a 21" square sony CRT that is still going.

They may be a few hundred more but you just get a better tv. I had a samsung 37" for 3 years before it broke, took it back to costco and got a Sony 40" and it just feels more robust!

Edited By: Nutkin on Oct 13, 2010 09:06: More to say
#26
To throw my hat into the ring.

My first ever Plasma was a Sony and 5 or 6 years on it still works there is a bit of noise coming from the fan but thats my fault as I took a dividing wall down and didnt cover it.

Anyway, bored of the old technology I bought a Samsung HD TV about a year back. In all fairness it hasnt developed a fault either but the fan is noisy too. Now I have done nothing with this since buying it eg knocking down walls etc. So I am guessing poor bearings on the fan. Quality always pays for itself in my humble opinion and if you can afford it, go for the better one. This doesnt always pan out but most of the time it does and with a 5 year warranty you cant go wrong.
#27
:p I have a samsung 40'' lcd nearly 4 years old and still working fine,sony is too expensive
#28
Nutkin
Sonys are awesome, the only brand imo that has never lapsed in quality, my nan still has a 21" square sony CRT that is still going.

They may be a few hundred more but you just get a better tv. I had a samsung 37" for 3 years before it broke, took it back to costco and got a Sony 40" and it just feels more robust!


I have a square 28" Matsui that i used to use with my Sega Mastersystem 1, that is still going strong. I think the problem with any LCD/Plasma TV's is people expect them to last like CRT's did.
#29
bigmike20vt
as905
a samsung will always develope a fault no matter how long it takes.they may look nice & tempting but the quality is rubbish. go Sony or Panasonic.
lol EVERY item will ALWAYS develop a fault eventually!. "No matter how long it takes" is covering your back somewhat!.Sony TV's are OK, but IF i was up for spending over 1K on a tv personally i would look at a Panasonic VT20, but then for TV's i still thing a decent quality well set up plasma is superior to LCD anyway (and if you DO want an LED LCD and are prepared to pay a premium you really need Full-array with local dimming and NOT edge lit like this one imo)

+1, I got an LE55a956 not so long ago and to my eyes the pic is still superior to any of this edge lit poop around now. They are now built down to a price sacrificing quality I'm afraid, all a knock on effect of the recession. The market for the hight end quality sets isnt there like it was a couple years ago, look at what happened with Pioneer.
#30
If you want quality in a TV then there's only one choice - Panasonic. No one else even comes close...
#31
JIMMYRIDDLE77
I'm fairly sure that Sony panels are made by Samsung? When Samsung release a new TV, they stick a Sony panel in for the first few thousand to get 5* reviews and then revert back to the inferior panels after multiple awards have been won. I was one of those that got stung back in 2006 with the Samsung R7(?) range, SIPS>AUO>CMO panels, I think it was. Still a good 720p picture though, but wasn't the product I thought I was buying.


Sony used LCD panels manufactured by Samsung couple years ago, i believe they now purchse them from Sharp
#32
2.3D TVs are getting cheaper and cheaper.
#33
i have had a samsung for years and touch wood never had a problem.i have just upgraded to hd great picture.the old one is still going strong in the bedroom.
#34
My samsung is great for what i paid. £699 for 42" HD Plasma, 3 years ago. (Still an excellent price even at todays prices)

6 months ago i had to pay £40 to get a new power supply unit from a local TV repair man. It's not put me off buying again, you get what you pay for IMO.


Playing devils advocate here - isn't sitting in your living room wearing a pair of expensive specs to watch the TV a backward step?

This is a general question thrown at 3D TV in general, not a Sony bash.
#35
sony, panasonic and sharp are all Japanese!! not korea samusang!!
#36
Between Samsung and Sony I would only ever buy Sony - I'm more than happy with the 3 sets we've currently got at home.

I've seen too many colleagues / friends / family members have their Samsung sets fail within the first 2/3 years.

Some Sony sets will fail I'm sure, nothing is perfect, but I've never heard of any compared to the several Samsung reports I've heard personally.
#37
Only buy Panasonic and never had a problem
#38
Sony tvs are like liverpool fc. Living in the past. Sony use to be the leader in tvs but are now overpriced tvs and in terms of quality fall behind the likes of pioneer, panasonic, samsung. Our £350 samsung trounces our £600 sony.

Its feeling chilly in here....
#39
as905
a samsung will always develope a fault no matter how long it takes.they may look nice & tempting but the quality is rubbish. go Sony or Panasonic.

I've been buying tvs since 1979.Ive had Sonys. Toshibas,Panasonics,Hitachis and Now a Samsung.
The Sony lasted Two years before repair.
The Toshba LCD cost over a Thousand and lasted just over Two Years. The repair company said it was uneconomical to repair.
So buying so called Quality brands doesn't always work.
#40
I have actually been looking at this TV for a few weeks now, 40" is a great size for my living room, and the design of this set, and the 2D picture are amongst the best you will get out of an LCD TV. It recently came 3rd in the best 3D TV's on the market (behind 2 Sony TVs) and it's is also in the Which? top 10, and as a bonus it supports 3D.

I have tested the 3D on both the Samsung and Sony TV's and the experience is FAR better on the Sony, I could clearly notice the flickering on the glasses whilst watching the Samsung and it did put me off 3D - but having played Motostorm in 3D on this Sony set I was instantly sold! 3D is still a novelty, but I think its worth paying a little bit more to have just in case it takes off in a big way, especially in gaming.

As for this being a good deal, its good for just the TV, I personally think this is a better one.
http://www.richersounds.com/product/3d-tv/sony/bravia-kdl40hx803/sony-kdl40hx803
You dont get the 5 year warranty, but you do get a free PS3, 2 pairs of Glasses and the Transmitter - this is what I'll be going for.

Thanks

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