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SONY KDL40W4500 40 INCH LCD TV this stunning 40 inch BRAVIA 1080p Full HD The SONY KDLW4500 LCD TV delivers fast moving images with precision and smoothness thanks to Motion flow 100Hz.

seems like a good deal for a top end lcd tv, this screen gets great reviews and been looking at it for a while.

never dealt with retailer but they have had deals on hotdeals before
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#1
They had a Sony Bravia 40" 1080p TV in Sainsburys for £599, reduced from £799, didnt check what model though.
#2
This is one of the best 40" TV's you can buy. Voted hot!!!!
#3
Nearly £900 for a 40" LCD - it's way overpriced.

Just try and figure out why there should be so much of a price premium over anything else.

Anybody paying that sort of price for this type of set is just plain stupid:p
#4
jasont87
They had a Sony Bravia 40" 1080p TV in Sainsburys for £599, reduced from £799, didnt check what model though.


The 40" was the " L" series in my local Sainsburys yesterday.
#5
cheapskate58
Nearly £900 for a 40" LCD - it's way overpriced.

Just try and figure out why there should be so much of a price premium over anything else.

Anybody paying that sort of price for this type of set is just plain stupid:p


How many 100Hz 40" sets have you seen available for under £900?
This is overpriced in that I know this set can be purchased from Richer Sounds for under £850 here:

http://www.richersounds.com/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid=SONY-KDL40W4500

...and I'm sure the price will come done also so I have to vote cold.
#6
Well, there's the Samsung LE40A656, 1080P, 100Hz for £719:

http://www.froogle.richersounds.com/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid=SAMS-LE40A656
#7
nt1311
Well, there's the Samsung LE40A656, 1080P, 100Hz for £719:

http://www.froogle.richersounds.com/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid=SAMS-LE40A656


That's one... :whistling:

Although if you look around it's possible to get this set for under £700.
#8
£568 delivered.

http://www.homecinematv.co.uk/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid=LG-42PG6000

It's a plasma thus you get a better picture but the first person to say it's not full hd deserves a poke in the eye with a sharp stick:p
#9
cheapskate58
£568 delivered.

http://www.homecinematv.co.uk/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid=LG-42PG6000

It's a plasma thus you get a better picture but the first person to say it's not full hd deserves a poke in the eye with a sharp stick:p


It's not an LCD though! :oops:
#10
Duhh:whistling:

Read my post:p
#11
lol... It's a Plasma so it's better eh!?:thinking:

I'll agree to disagree as I haven't seen the two side by side! :geek:
#12
thehitman
lol... It's a Plasma so it's better eh!?:thinking:

I'll agree to disagree as I haven't seen the two side by side! :geek:


Well, when you do you'll know and then you'll buy the plasma:p

Here's some research on the matter. It's from Pioneer, so they have a vested interest but it pretty much gives the rationale for why a plasma is the better choice overall.

http://www.pioneer.co.uk/files/eur/Plasma_LCD_TV_whitepaper.pdf

The conclusion:

5.1 Pre-Comparison
There was no clear preference expressed between respondents in Germany and the
UK. However, in France, plasma was viewed as the best overall display by a
significant majority: 68 per cent considered it superior to LCD.
5.2 Post Comparison
All of the respondents (603) were shown the short video sequence on each of the
37-inch, 42-inch and 50-inch displays with the respective plasma and LCD displays
arranged side by side. When it finished, the respondents were told which display
was using plasma or LCD and then asked to give their view on the following:
‘Considering the three viewing sessions you just experienced, can you please
indicate which screen type you believe is best in overall image quality?
The results reveal an important shift in opinions. Overall, 73 per cent of the sample
believed that plasma provides the best viewing experience compared to 27 per cent
for LCD – an increase of one third among the group that believe plasma provides
the best overall viewing technology. The majority of the support came from those
who had professed initially that that there was little difference between the two
technologies.
#13
cheapskate58
Well, when you do you'll know and then you'll buy the plasma:p

Here's some research on the matter. It's from Pioneer, so they have a vested interest but it pretty much gives the rationale for why a plasma is the better choice overall.

http://www.pioneer.co.uk/files/eur/Plasma_LCD_TV_whitepaper.pdf

The conclusion:

5.1 Pre-Comparison
There was no clear preference expressed between respondents in Germany and the
UK. However, in France, plasma was viewed as the best overall display by a
significant majority: 68 per cent considered it superior to LCD.
5.2 Post Comparison
All of the respondents (603) were shown the short video sequence on each of the
37-inch, 42-inch and 50-inch displays with the respective plasma and LCD displays
arranged side by side. When it finished, the respondents were told which display
was using plasma or LCD and then asked to give their view on the following:
‘Considering the three viewing sessions you just experienced, can you please
indicate which screen type you believe is best in overall image quality?
The results reveal an important shift in opinions. Overall, 73 per cent of the sample
believed that plasma provides the best viewing experience compared to 27 per cent
for LCD – an increase of one third among the group that believe plasma provides
the best overall viewing technology. The majority of the support came from those
who had professed initially that that there was little difference between the two
technologies.


Is that independent research from Pioneer?:p

Having owned a Sony KDL40X3000, unless I was about to buy a larger screen, I wouldn't consider a Plasma unfortunately. Pioneer do great Plasma's, they can't be beaten, but they've let themselves down by deciding to not make their own panels.

Going back to the set you mentioned, LG are a good budget make but not quite a match to Sony LCD's and not the same as Pioneer. What you get is a good set for your money rather than a great one! Panasonic aren't too bad and Samsung aren't too bad either. I think I've spent too much time on avforums... :geek:
#14
Is that Pioneer who have just started making LCD sets?

This set (the Sony w4500) has one of the best pictures on the market, handles movement than most other tellys (especially the 6 series Samsungs), has the Bravia Engine 2 and the XMB like the PS3. Great tv - not sure on the price, but its definately one of the best out there.

Oh and that white paper was published in August 2006 - 2 years ago! I wonder how much technology has changed in that time? Or how the market has adapted? Or how much high def content there is now?
#15
social lurker
Is that Pioneer who have just started making LCD sets?

This set (the Sony w4500) has one of the best pictures on the market, handles movement than most other tellys (especially the 6 series Samsungs), has the Bravia Engine 2 and the XMB like the PS3. Great tv - not sure on the price, but its definately one of the best out there.

Oh and that white paper was published in August 2006 - 2 years ago! I wonder how much technology has changed in that time? Or how the market has adapted? Or how much high def content there is now?


That's right, Pioneer have the KRL Range of LCD's in 32", 37" and 46" flavours. Its early days for Pioneer and LCD so probably best not to even think about them yet, plus they cost shed loads!

The W4500 has had many good reviews and is one of the best 40" screens out at the moment. I want to have a look at the Z4500 with 200Hz!! Should be good watching Champions League on Sky Sports HD. :thumbsup:

Samsung have also released a Series 7 and 8 that are worth a look also.
#16
£20 dearer at robertwhyte but has a 5 year warranty. Also about £869-£889 at most places. £869 at RGB as well. I've got the Toshiba 42Z3030 myself also does 100MHZ and cost me £700
#17
thehitman
That's right, Pioneer have the KRL Range of LCD's in 32", 37" and 46" flavours. Its early days for Pioneer and LCD so probably best not to even think about them yet, plus they cost shed loads!

The W4500 has had many good reviews and is one of the best 40" screens out at the moment. I want to have a look at the Z4500 with 200Hz!! Should be good watching Champions League on Sky Sports HD. :thumbsup:

Samsung have also released a Series 7 and 8 that are worth a look also.


I was at Sony HO the other day looking at a pre production model of that (in direct comparison to
x4500 and x4000 models). Movement is as smooth as a very smooth thing almost to the point of looking unnatural. It was very impressive.
#18
newbie1001
£20 dearer at robertwhyte but has a 5 year warranty. Also about £869-£889 at most places. £869 at RGB as well. I've got the Toshiba 42Z3030 myself also does 100MHZ and cost me £700


There's also delivery on the Robert Whyte price and Richer Sound would match that price with their warranty although I'd go to John Lewis for a Price Match!
Not a bad set you have although it's not one of their more recent models.

social lurker
I was at Sony HO the other day looking at a pre production model of that (in direct comparison to
x4500 and x4000 models). Movement is as smooth as a very smooth thing almost to the point of looking unnatural. It was very impressive.


Lucky you. :w00t:

I would imagine their is a heck of a lot of processing going on and it might be something that you'd want to switch off for normal viewing. If I get a chance over the weekend I might see if there is one I can have a look at. I would like the price to be a bit lower though. :-(

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