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Sony KDL40W5500 £699.95 @ Richer Sounds - In store only


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The Sony KDL40w5500 leaves other HD TVs in its class floundering.

At the heart of this 40 inch Full HD Sony LCD TV is a group of picture enhancements that make for class-leading vision. As you'd expect, the Sony features a 1080p, 6.2 Mega Pixel resolution screen with 24p True Cinema - for picture scanning as smooth as the movies. Little needs to be said about BRAVIA as its reputation for vivid colour, low noise and smooth motion precedes it. The BRAVIA ENGINE 3 featured here offers Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE) and Motionflow 100Hz for stunningly realistic results and a contrast ratio of 100,000:1. Live Colour boosts reds and greens in difficult lighting conditions to give you a much more realistic picture. In addition to this, Sony's new W-series offers Image Blur Reduction for super sharp images. Finally, a light sensor system not only helps save power but makes the screen more comfortable to watch, whatever the ambient lighting conditions.

Although still no match for a separate home cinema system, the KDL40w5500 offers an improved audio system. S-Force Front Surround provides a spacious acoustic whilst Voice Zoom makes complex dialogue easier to follow. In addition to this a range of surround sound modes get the best from movies, games or sport.

From the company that brought you Blu-ray, you can not only expect the best picture compatibility but also the right selection of sockets to connect it all up. Clearly, Sony understands HDTV, which is why this new 40 inch 1080p Sony LCD features four HDMI sockets. Two of the sockets are mounted at the rear of the TV, while the other two are side-mounted for easy access - ideal for plugging in an HD camcorder and PS3. The Sony KDL40w5500 also has a DLNA Ethernet port for connecting the TV to the internet/computer network. Combined with AppliCast this takes TV on to the next generation of, web-based, program content.

Other fantastic features include a USB socket and Picture Frame mode. Simply load up your favourite photos and show them on the TV when it's switched to stand-by - just like a, very large, digital picture frame! Standard widgets on the AppliCast include an analogue clock display and calendar with others available online.

Finished in sleek gloss black and coming complete with a swivel stand, the Sony KDL40w5500 looks every bit as good as it performs. The ultimate 40 inch TV is here!
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Technical specifications

Video Signal

576i
YES

480p
YES

576p
YES

1080i
YES

720p
YES

1080p
YES (HDMI™/Component)

24p input
YES (HDMI™)


Timer

Clock
YES

Sleep Timer
YES

On/Off Timer (with Clock setting)
YES


Accessories

AC Cable
YES

Operating Instructions
YES

VESA Mounting Holes
YES

VESA Hole Spacing (cm)
30 x 30

VESA Screw Dimensions (Type/Length)
M6/16mm

Table-Top Stand
Supplied

Remote Commander
RM-ED016

Wall-Mount Bracket
SU-WL500 (optional)


Audio

Digital Amplifier
YES

S-Force Front Surround
YES

Voice Zoom
YES

Power Output (W)
10W + 10W (Total 20W)

Sound Mode
Dynamic/Standard/Clear Voice

Surround Mode
Cinema/Music/Sports/Game

Steady Sound
YES

Dolby® Digital
YES

Auto Volume Adjustment
YES

5.1 Channel Audio Out
YES

Speaker Off
YES


Colour System

NTSC 3.58/4.43 (Video In)
YES

PAL
YES

Secam
YES


Connectors

Digital Audio Output (optical)
1

HDMI™ Inputs
4

HDMI™ PC Signal Capability
YES

PC Input (15pin D-Sub) + Audio In
YES

Component Inputs
1

Composite Video In
1

USB 2.0 Input
YES

MiniJack (Head/Earphone) (mm)
3.5

PCMCIA Card Slot
YES

RCA Audio Out
YES

Analogue Audio Inputs
2

RF In
YES

Scart Inputs (RGB)
2

BRAVIA Sync
YES

DLNA Ethernet (Video/Music/Photo)
YES

AppliCast™
YES


Dimensions

With Table Stand (W x H x D, cm)
98.7 x 68.6 x 30.3

Without Table Stand (W x H x D, cm)
98.7 x 63.8 x 9.3


Box Dimensions

(W x H x D, cm)
124.6 x 77.2 x 19.7


General Data

Colour
Piano Black

Power Consumption (Standby) (W)
0.17

Power Consumption (Shop Mode) (W)
172

Power Consumption (Home Mode) (W)
131

Weight Inc. Stand (kg)
21

Weight Without Stand (Kg)
18

Swivel
YES

Swivel Range
20° left/right


Menu

XrossMediaBar™ (XMB™)
YES

Auto Standby
YES

OSD Menu
YES

Parental Lock
YES

Programme Index Table
YES

On-Screen Instruction Manual
YES




Picture

Dynamic Contrast
100,000:1

Viewing Angle (°)
178

Backlight
CCFL

BRAVIA ENGINE 3
YES

Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE)
YES

Intelligent Picture
YES

Input Skip
Automatic

Light Sensor
YES

Live Colour
YES

Picture Mode
Vivid/Standard/Custom/Cinema/Photo/Sports/Game/Graphics

Auto Picture Setting (with HDMI™)
Game/Photo/Graphics

Scene Select
Auto/Cinema/Game/Music/Photo/Sports/Graphics

Theatre Mode
YES

CineMotion/Film Mode/Cinema Drive
YES

24p True Cinema
YES

Motionflow 100Hz
YES

Image Blur Reduction
YES

USB Photo Viewer
YES

USB Music Player
YES

USB Media Player
YES

Auto Photo Mode (DLNA/USB/HDMI™)
YES

Picture Frame Mode
YES

Photo Map
YES

Eco Settings
YES

Power Saving + Picture Off
YES

Power Saving Mode
High/Low/Off

14:9 Mode
YES

4:3 Mode
YES

Smart Mode
YES

Wide Mode
YES

Zoom Mode
YES

AFD (Auto Format Detect)
YES

Auto Noise Reduction
YES

Digital Comb Filter
YES

Display Resolution
1920 x 1080

Display Technology
LCD

8 Bit Panel
YES

Picture In Picture
YES

Picture & Picture
YES

Screen Aspect Ratio
16:9

Screen Size (cm)
102

Screen Size (inch)
40


Sound System

B/G
YES

D/K
YES

I
YES

L
YES

NICAM
YES


Teletext

Teletext
YES

EPG (NexTView/Digital EPG)
YES

Text Page Memory
2000


Tuning

Analogue Terrestrial Tuner
YES

Digital Terrestrial Tuner (MPEG-2)
YES

Digital TV Cable Tuner (with supported operators)
YES

CI+ Ready (with supported operators)


Favourite Channels
YES

Auto Labelling
YES

Auto Start Up/Tuning
YES

Channel Coverage CATV
S1-S20

Channel Coverage HYPER
S21-S41

Channel Coverage UHF
E21-E69

Channel Coverage VHF
E2-E12

Channel Skip
YES

No. of Tuners
1

Station Labelling
YES
banned#2
I'm not sure that this is really a bargain
#3
cheaper elsewhere :whistling:
#4
toonarmani;6789293
cheaper elsewhere :whistling:

Thank you for your informative post. Perhaps you'd care to divulge where???:roll:
1 Like #5
Actually it is cheaper elsewhere (cheapelectricals.co.uk for example @£689-99 and it was £600 at Argos earlier last month) but this is a greal deal in an oblique way because of the following:
The Sony Bravia KDL40W5710 is the replacement for the W5500 the difference being a new gunmetal grille.
John Lewis stock the W5710 and now not the W5500. List price is £899.
You still have the £100 trade in on any old TV with a Sony purchase at JL
Standard Sony warranty is three years.
JL should price match the RS W5500 price at £699-95 to their own W5710 (they have at my local) + £100 tradein for the old TV = £599-95 inc the five year warranty as opposed to the 3 year sony one.
Whilst the RS price is not a brilliant deal, it leads directly to an excellent price for the updated W5710 TV with a 5 year warranty.
Not too convoluted I hope.
#6
Copperface;6789536
Actually it is cheaper elsewhere (cheapelectricals.co.uk for example @£689-99 and it was £600 at Argos earlier last month) but this is a greal deal in an oblique way because of the following:
The Sony Bravia KDL40W5710 is the replacement for the W5500 the difference being a new gunmetal grille.
John Lewis stock the W5710 and now not the W5500. List price is £899.
You still have the £100 trade in on any old TV with a Sony purchase at JL
Standard Sony warranty is three years.
JL should price match the RS W5500 price at £699-95 to their own W5710 (they have at my local) + £100 tradein for the old TV = £599-95 inc the five year warranty as opposed to the 3 year sony one.
Whilst the RS price is not a brilliant deal, it leads directly to an excellent price for the updated W5710 TV with a 5 year warranty.
Not too convoluted I hope.


The W5710 is NOT an upgrade/replacement to the W5500, it simply has a different front bezel. This was exclusive to JL and Sony Centres.
#7
Will JL price match this against the W5710 if they are different model numbers?
#8
Mada06
The W5710 is NOT an upgrade/replacement to the W5500, it simply has a different front bezel. This was exclusive to JL and Sony Centres.


Which is what I said above - the only difference is the grille- same model otherwise.Even the JL site states that. Maybe I should have said that it is the replacement at JL.:thumbsup:
banned#9
jaffacat
Will JL price match this against the W5710 if they are different model numbers?

no they wont i have just phoned

also same price on amazon if you not got a RS close by
banned#10
Premier
Thank you for your informative post. Perhaps you'd care to divulge where???:roll:




100pounds cheaper at argos
banned#11
probably best to pay a bit more and get the 100hz
banned#12
Peggy Bedford
100pounds cheaper at argos


yeak weeks ago, not now as it £899
banned#13
Peggy Bedford
probably best to pay a bit more and get the 100hz


this is the 100
#14
Better spending the money on a samung back-lit LED or the Panasonic G10 in my opinion!
#15
sassie
no they wont i have just phoned

also same price on amazon if you not got a RS close by


http://www.johnlewis.com/230679083/Product.aspx

Push harder maybe.. their web site(link above) specifically states "based on the 5500"... think they should.. even carries a free blue ray
banned#16
ohitsaidwalker
http://www.johnlewis.com/230679083/Product.aspx

i explained they the same and even they say on website they the same but they wouldnt do it
p.s blue ray not free,they knock £100 off the £179 price

Push harder maybe.. their web site(link above) specifically states "based on the 5500"... think they should.. even carries a free blue ray
#17
jaffacat;6789879
Will JL price match this against the W5710 if they are different model numbers?


They matched it for me around 3 months ago but I did have to point out they were the same model and backed up by the Sony product page.
#18
Mada06
They matched it for me around 3 months ago but I did have to point out they were the same model and backed up by the Sony product page.

Exactly what I did.
Even the JL site states this, as does sony.
Need to push JL a bit and theyshould PM, but I suppose it depends on your local store, and whether RS have the model you are matching against on display.
#19
Copperface;6803065
...Need to push JL ...


So let me get this right. This is a cold deal because you can go to John Lewis and, with some pushing, you might get them to price match it???

Surely that arguement holds for any deal on HUKD that John Lewis sells???

Not really a fair reason for voting this deal cold is it?
If it were not for Richer Sounds offering this item at the price, you wouldn't be able to get John Lewis to price match it at all.


(Not aimed specifically at the poster quoted, more at those who have voted this deal cold)
#20
Nah, the point was that the lower base price offered by RS, means that you have a better chance of a PM with JL with improved warranty.
I voted the deal hot.

I did say that the deal was a good one 'in an oblique way' because of the above, not as a deal in its own right.
#21
Copperface;6807352
...I voted the deal hot....

So who has voted this deal cold? :?
No one seems to have posted to say they have, yet it never got this low without quite a few having voted that way.

Come on, own up you cold voters and explain yourself.
It's part of the HUKD code of conduct, don't ya know :p
#22
Mada06
They matched it for me around 3 months ago but I did have to point out they were the same model and backed up by the Sony product page.


Where exactly is this info?

I have the John Lewis page where they mention that it is based on the w5500 but I would like to be backed up by Sony info as well.

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