Sony KDL40V3000 40" 1080p LCD TV - £566.99 @ Empire Direct - HotUKDeals
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This recently achieved 300 degrees heat at the price of £599. Using the recent Empire Direct voucher you can now pick this up for even less. I picked one up from a store today and they were happy to take the voucher code and give me the same price as online.

40" WidescreenLCDTV
1920x1080p resolution
HD 1080p compatible to display High Definition signals in breathtaking quality
24p True Cinema to experience home cinema exactly as the director intended
3 x HDMIinputs for easy connectivity - 2 on rear, 1 on side
Bravia Theatre Sync enabling you to operate your TV and entire home cinema system by pushing one button
Built-in Digital TV terrestrial tuner (also receives analogue)
S-Force Front Surround giving full surround sound effects from just 2 built-in front speakers
Audio Description compatible allowing for blind or partially sighted people to follow television programmes
1 Year Parts Guarantee
/ 1 Year Labour Guarantee
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#1
I've added an image and I've added a price and retailer name to the thread title. Thanks. Please see the links in my signature for help on posting deals. :)
#2
Thanks, I've added some more info on the TV to the description too.
#3
I bought one of these Sony KDL-40v3000 sets from John Lewis (with their 5yr warranty) for £699 a couple of months back, so unfortunately out of the 28-day never knowingly undersold period (and had to do a price match to get it at £699 instead of £999 in the first place).

Haven't regretted the purchase one bit - great replay of HD material (from HD-DVD) - and surprisingly good picture on standard broadcast Freeview material too.

EmpireDirect are one of the chains with a small string of national warehouses selling at the same price as the online so you might prefer to try for a JL match to get the free 5yr warranty (if they are still selling the model, as I understand it's soon to become history) but at this price and opportunity to bump the ED guarantee up to 3yrs for £600 all in = bargain!
#4
I've just bought this today...but they made me pay £599!! :x

I don't know if its worth arguing and getting them to refund the difference
#5
frogbog
I've just bought this today...but they made me pay £599!! :x

I don't know if its worth arguing and getting them to refund the difference


Did you not use the voucher code?
#6
Money Spinning
Did you not use the voucher code?


no because i went directly to the store and bought from there. I still haven't opened the TV package, so i'm thinking is it worth scaring them that i will return the item if they don't give me back the difference in money???
#7
I am sure they'll refund the difference.

Using the same voucher you can get the 40W4000 for £899 which is the best price I have found online with the bonus of being able to collect.

If I could get JLP to price match I might just go for it. But man, £567 is such a good deal for the V3000...I have a HD projector so wondering if I need such a decent Telly for an extra £343!
#8
Is it worth becoming an edXtra member to get the 3 year warranty? (well 2 as 1 year is provided by manufacturer anyway in their T&C's)

Can you signup as an edXtra member on their site?

EDIT: I see you can add it to the basket so I guess you can buy membership and the tv at the same time
#9
I think 2 years is fine actually. I've had my samsung for only 3. Technology is moving so damn fast anyway. I'm leaning towards this deal as it fits the spec I want and I probably won't be aware of the difference to the W4000 if I don't have it side by side!

One important thing. Does 2% quidco apply as well? It's worth another £10 off!

Oh I love Empire Direct's But Now Pay Later thing...they say no interest...but a final settlement fee of £29. How is that NOT Interest! Such a con.
#10
Still can't get that voucher to work...Item in stock too!
#11
Try in-store if you're anywhere close. They'll ask you to confirm the code and the one attached should be accepted.
#12
Similarly, if you're wanting to save on delivery costs and want to collect in-store whilst using the voucher, then surely ordering it online and selecting collection from 'x-store location' in the drop-down menu as your 'delivery' method would work just as well, rather than having to chance it/blag it in-store for the discount?

It may mean you have to wait up to 48 hours for them to call you and confirm the stock is available to collect from the store, but it seems worth the wait to me.. i'm sorely tempted by this! Especially when the best high street price I can find is £799.99, and online the next best is £599.98 (limited stock and from a very unsavory looking website, with 'up to 28 days' for delivery)

Have used EmpireDirect before, and despite a lousy stock availability database engine for the website (i.e. says in stock when it's not), the customer service is actually quite good! Very informative..
#13
Bit of a ****** the voucher has expired :-(

Has anyone used this tv as a pc monitor at 1080p via hdmi? If so was it any good?
#14
frogbog
I've just bought this today...but they made me pay £599!! :x

I don't know if its worth arguing and getting them to refund the difference

What store did you buy this from
Thanx
#15
thisismark
What store did you buy this from
Thanx


Empire Direct.

I just spoke to the manager. He says that the are willing to accept the voucher code if i print it from one of their affiliate websites...does anyone know of any????
1 Like #16
http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/Sony-KDL40V3000/

has an ad in the top right... maybe you can use that?

Edit: It's for a different tv tho but same 10% code

I've also seen a Google Adwords ad if you do a search
#17
your a topman Mr Tea! :thumbsup: Have some REP!
#18
No worries dude, good luck :-)

I just want to make sure this will work at 1080p with my PC then i'll probably order one too
#19
I bought a 46 inch sony tv from Empire Direct a few months ago and they promptly lost it in their warehouse along with the rest of their stock of that tv. How do you lose a 46 inch tv? The boxes are massive? I have to wonder sometimes whether some of their deals are simply to get you through their door and then buying something completely different with a higher profit margin? I know its cynical but...
banned#20
frogbog
I've just bought this today...but they made me pay £599!! :x

I don't know if its worth arguing and getting them to refund the difference


yes it is
#21
guess wot guys???? :w00t:

I've got my difference refunded!!! HURRAY!!!:-D

But now the even better news...they've made a mistake and worked out the 10% discount of TV + stand and given me an extra discount...the total refunded was £67!!!

Therefore the TV has now cost me £533 + £70 for stand and £30 for extra 2yr warranty = £630. :-D:thumbsup:

So Thanks!!!
#22
Took the plunge as the voucher seemed to work for me, and so on choosing to pick it up from Trinity Retail Park (Bolton), it's saved us £63 discount with the voucher and £25 on delivery, making it the £566.99 total, as the OP stated.

BARGAIN! :-D
#23
Thought I'd add a quick note that the TV fits fine into the back of a medium-sized hatchback with the seats down, for those considering going to get one.
#24
Mr Tea
No worries dude, good luck :-)

I just want to make sure this will work at 1080p with my PC then i'll probably order one too


I have this TV and I have it connected to my PC with an ATI X1950 Pro at 1080p via HDMI-DVI it also works great with my Mac Mini at 1080p. There is no stretching, runs at native resolution of 1920x1080 only via HDMI.
#25
This is a fantastic TV - we've had it since Christmas (managed to get the TV +5 years warranty +PS3 deal for £889 from John Lewis).

Can't fault it, at this price you'd be mad not to get it!
#26
Ordered for £566.99. Got another £9.75 knocked off via Quidco. Just got to wait for the phone call now so I can go and pick it up! I can't wait.
#27
What is the voucher code???
banned#28
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frogbog
guess wot guys???? :w00t:

I've got my difference refunded!!! HURRAY!!!:-D

But now the even better news...they've made a mistake and worked out the 10% discount of TV + stand and given me an extra discount...the total refunded was £67!!!

Therefore the TV has now cost me £533 + £70 for stand and £30 for extra 2yr warranty = £630. :-D:thumbsup:

So Thanks!!!


at last!!! now it's time to curb the spending and enjoy what you've got.. especially those kids of urs!
#29
I have bought this online this afternoon and still not received a confirmation email. I then went into my account to check and their are 2 same orders but differernt order number, called the credit card and they say there is only 1 authorisation???

Anyone had any problems like this?
#30
chris_karu
I have this TV and I have it connected to my PC with an ATI X1950 Pro at 1080p via HDMI-DVI it also works great with my Mac Mini at 1080p. There is no stretching, runs at native resolution of 1920x1080 only via HDMI.


Doesn't the auto dimming annoy you when using it as a monitor? I read that it can change quite a bit when browsing different coloured web pages.

Was it easy to get the 1080p signal from your ATI or did you have to play with signal timing etc?
#31
larusso
:whistling:

at last!!! now it's time to curb the spending and enjoy what you've got.. especially those kids of urs!


:-D Thanks! Where r u??? ur hardly online anymore!! spk soon!!

oh btw a quick note to say that i've setup the TV via the standard sky box (SD signal). It is very pixellated, so if anyone knows the best settings, please let me know.
#32
frogbog
oh btw a quick note to say that i've setup the TV via the standard sky box (SD signal). It is very pixellated, so if anyone knows the best settings, please let me know.


Results from Sky seem mixed depending on the channel you're viewing but are generally good in our experience so far. Our settings have been left as standard so far. I'd say that the SD signal from Sky looks significantly better than the freeview one seen in-store. We were pleasantly surprised.
#33
tobycolledge
What is the voucher code???


It's attached to the opening post..

Alternatively, see here:
Empire Direct 10% discount code
#34
Drift
Results from Sky seem mixed depending on the channel you're viewing but are generally good in our experience so far. Our settings have been left as standard so far. I'd say that the SD signal from Sky looks significantly better than the freeview one seen in-store. We were pleasantly surprised.


To be honest, your absolutely right that comparing the signal that we saw at the shop and the one we see at home, it definately clear the home signal is a lot better. But i'm sure that you can tweak some settings which allow it to be even better. Its mainly the SD pixellation i want to reduce.
#35
lnjk
I have bought this online this afternoon and still not received a confirmation email. I then went into my account to check and their are 2 same orders but differernt order number, called the credit card and they say there is only 1 authorisation???

Anyone had any problems like this?


As well as my above question Quidco is only tracking on the value of £482.54? Is this minus VAT?
#36
Has anyone got the voucher to work? Says invalid for me...
#37
Mr Tea
Doesn't the auto dimming annoy you when using it as a monitor? I read that it can change quite a bit when browsing different coloured web pages.

If you're talking about dynamic contrast, then just turn it off.
Mr Tea
Was it easy to get the 1080p signal from your ATI or did you have to play with signal timing etc?

1080P is a standard PC resolution - 1920x1080 @ 60Hz, On any modern machine, it will JustWork™ :thumbsup:
#38
TurksMeister
Has anyone got the voucher to work? Says invalid for me...


The voucher works sporadically. Try it again later or even phone Empire Direct as it is a valid code.
#39
lnjk
As well as my above question Quidco is only tracking on the value of £482.54? Is this minus VAT?


From Quidco site:

Please read the following before proceeding:

***EmpireDirect pays cashback on the order value excluding VAT and delivery charges.
#40
i went yesterday and picked one up from the chingford branch and they applied the discount refusing at first.
great TV bragain in my eyes. also got 3 years gurantee with the edxtra card. now i need a ariel caus i cant pick up any channels on freeview.


any suggestions on which ariel to get to pick up channels???????????????????????/

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