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32" TV suggestions! The Sony one I bought was poor!!

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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
Bought a Sony 32" 1080p LCD (299 + vat) today from Makro for the spare room but it was so poor (and its going back tomorrow!)! It looked amazing in store in full hd on the PS3 but when I tried freeview at home I thought is was a different telly! Whats more you cant set reminders on the EPG and almost all channels didn't have listings and the final straw was whenever I changed channel there was a huge 1/3 screen covering grey info box that stays onscreen for a good 15 secs and theres no way of turning it off!!!!

Anyway, what do I try next or stick with a Samsung like the one its replacing?!

Any help is appreciated!!
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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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banned#1
Sorry off topic but I guess you went to Makro at Irlam.

Do you remember the crash that happened outside it a few year's ago?:-

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/s/79/79581_heartbreak_loss_of_fire_crash_family.html

Good luck with the TV hunt :thumbsup:
#2
DLM
Sorry off topic but I guess you went to Makro at Irlam.

Do you remember the crash that happened outside it a few year's ago?:-

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/s/79/79581_heartbreak_loss_of_fire_crash_family.html

Good luck with the TV hunt :thumbsup:


Sad news, but I don't recall the story...

Yeps! Manchester Makro! Sony 1080p 32" £299 + Vat if you're after one!!
banned#3
ei8hty5ive
Sad news, but I don't recall the story...

Yeps! Manchester Makro! Sony 1080p 32" £299 + Vat if you're after one!!


Sounds good, I am not a member though :oops:
#4
shouldve bought a panny:)
#5
DLM
Sounds good, I am not a member though :oops:


Businesses only...
banned#6
ei8hty5ive
Businesses only...


I know :roll:
#7
casparwhite
shouldve bought a panny:)


It's only for the spare room, don't know if it warrants a Panny price tv...but I am very tempted!! Any suggestions which one? I know their plasmas are spot on but LCds I'm not sure what they're like...
#8
ei8hty5ive
It's only for the spare room, don't know if it warrants a Panny price tv...but I am very tempted!! Any suggestions which one? I know their plasmas are spot on but LCds I'm not sure what they're like...


32" lcd are good

tx xld i think is the model, maybe a little expensive though unless on offer, i dont have the full hd 1but still great tv....mines a few years old now
#9
Have you tried all the settings? Took me a week to sort out my sammy, now its brilliant! Try the model no- settings in google.
#10
g1bbuk
Have you tried all the settings? Took me a week to sort out my sammy, now its brilliant! Try the model no- settings in google.


My Samsungs great, i thought I'd treat the wife to a Sony as it was a 'big name' brand...and its not the picture as such, just niggly things that annoy me about it! Maybe I was expecting too much!! Thanks for the suggestion!
#12
dcx_badass
LG make some fantastic LCDs aswell.


I used to have a LG Chocolate (phone) and it has put me off LG for a long time!! So their TVs are pretty good huh? Do they have stupid menus like their phones?!

I'll keep an open mind! Thanks!
#13
:thumbsup::thumbsup:I have no idea about tele's but only bought many... I got my Sky guy to have a look and not sure what he done but mime working like a bomb!
#14
dcx_badass
Yes because a phone is the same as a TV.....

We have:
LG M2394D 23" 1080P
LG 47LH3000 47" 1080P
Both are fantastic.


No need to be sarky!! I view the company as a whole...

I'll have a read up on LG tvs! cheers!
#15
lol dcx_badass, tbh if your looking for something good its gona cost more than £300 sticking to the topic the most reliable brands in my opinion first being Panasonic, Samsung, Toshiba, not a big fan of Sony's been let down a few times. If you want something bigger than 32" Pioneer is the don. as for LG I cant comment on that as Ive never had one. good luck:thumbsup:
#16
ei8hty5ive
No need to be sarky!! I view the company as a whole...

I'll have a read up on LG tvs! cheers!


I wouldn't get too excited about LG TV's, they are mediocre at best.

LG do make very good washing machines tho'.
#17
Inactive
I wouldn't get too excited about LG TV's, they are mediocre at best.

LG do make very good washing machines tho'.


I have an LG tv (32lg7000) and cannot fault it. At all.
#18
Russ2626
I have an LG tv (32lg7000) and cannot fault it. At all.


Good for you.
#19
Got no probs with the one i got yesterday from Makro. I thought it was a very nice looking telly. Will have a play with it over today and see if i can help with any settings ;-)

All in all though you are not gonna get that much of a tv for the price you paid. I thought £350 for a full HD 32" Sony was exceptional value.
#20
doubt u gota 1080p panel unless it was a kdl32w4000 and they were gettin rid of oooold stock
#21
numptyj
doubt u gota 1080p panel unless it was a kdl32w4000 and they were gettin rid of oooold stock


Nope its definately 1080P m8. Check the model number of the tv, its written all over the box being so, its advertised at 1080P and also my PS3 is going through it now at 1080P. To confirm, this tv is 100% 1080P ;-)

Just going through settings now and its not that bad OP. Typical Sony if you ask me... same old EPG and channel display sizing. My grey display lasts for 5 secs... nothing too major. PS3 looks lovely through it. Shame theres an option in the menu for display sizing (grey channel overlay) but clicking on it it says 'this function is unavailable'. That would of done what youre asking i bet. Im gonna look for an update if poss. If none available then either way i think this is a great tv for the price and will stick with it. You aint gonna get a 1080P with 3 year warranty for anywhere near this so id advise to go with it and perhaps get used to it. Yep im a Panny fanboy and rate them as the best on the market... but as a bedroom tv i cant justify their price so more than happy with this ;-)
#22
Squelds
Nope its definately 1080P m8. Check the model number of the tv and also my PS3 is going through it now at 1080P. To confirm, this tv is 100% 1080P ;-)




so im assuming it is a kdl32w4000?

for 299 thats a good price
banned#23
HAHA at OP, SD freeview upscaled poorly to a HD TV will look crap. They won't accept the TV is faulty though you could say it was miss sold as it looks rubbish from a SD signal, but then HD TV's are made for HD content not SD content. You should have done your research.
#24
Caspar
shouldve bought a panny:)

this or a Pioneer
dcx_badass
LG make some fantastic LCDs aswell.




dcx_badass
Yes because a phone is the same as a TV.....

We have:
LG M2394D 23" 1080P
LG 47LH3000 47" 1080P
Both are fantastic.


Russ2626
I have an LG tv (32lg7000) and cannot fault it. At all.

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/9158/tomcruise.jpg

op if you want a GREAT TV get either a Panasonic or a Pioneer, if you want a average one get a sony,lg,samsung and the other trash.
#25
Are you using the 'out of the box' settings perchance?

All Sony TV's have terrible picture out of the box for some reason and need the picture settings fiddled with. My v3000 looked like it had a sepia picture and my w5500 looked dayglo before i corrected them. AVforums is the best place to get hold of recommended picture settings.
banned#26
black gerbil1

[B]op if you want a GREAT TV get either a Panasonic or a Pioneer, if you want a average one get a sony,lg,samsung and the other trash.


I'm insulted I bought a Samsung with my wedding vouchers :cry:
#27
numptyj
so im assuming it is a kdl32w4000?

for 299 thats a good price


Nope its a KDL-S5600U ;-)

Check out Comet for a quick look at specs.

EDIT: Ungreat, yep had a little fiddle with it for optimum settings ;-)

PS ive now checked this TV thoroughly and very happy with it. Great panel, viewing angles are great and the PS3 looks brill. OP as previous posts have said... most analogue/freeview will not show off this panel to its full potential. Try hooking up a HD device and you will be blown away. As far as the feeview is concerned though... i notice no difference between this tv and the 26" panny ive got in my kitchen. Depends on the source (and not HP!).
#28
Philips or a Panny , not a big fan of sony or samsung
#29
lumoruk
I'm insulted I bought a Samsung with my wedding vouchers :cry:

jakes on you
Joey Bloggsy
Philips or a Panny , not a big fan of sony or samsung

rofl @ Philips , id rather watch cathode tube then Philips.

lolaments @ Phillips again.
#30
black gerbil1
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rofl @ Philips , id rather watch cathode tube then Philips.

lolaments @ Phillips again.


That really does prove that you know nothing, Phillips Plasma TV's have amongst the best PQ available of any TV.

There are not many LCD TV's that can actually match a Cathode Ray Tube TV either.
#31
Add to that fact that hes recommending Pioneer when they have now pulled out of the tv market ;-)
#32
Inactive
That really does prove that you know nothing, Phillips Plasma TV's have amongst the best PQ available of any TV.

There are not many LCD TV's that can actually match a Cathode Ray Tube TV either.


no serious AVer would have a Phillips as apart of there main setup.
#33
black gerbil1
no serious AVer would have a Phillips as apart of there main setup.


Oh really, no serious driver would be seen dead in a BMW, but guess what, some people actually claim that they own one.:roll:

As I stated, Philips Plasma TV's have amongst the best overall PQ of any TV set.
#34
Squelds
Add to that fact that hes recommending Pioneer when they have now pulled out of the tv market ;-)


Shhh, don't tell him that, I was going to leave him in his little dream world.;-)
#35
Squelds
Nope its a KDL-S5600U ;-)

Check out Comet for a quick look at specs.

EDIT: Ungreat, yep had a little fiddle with it for optimum settings ;-)

PS ive now checked this TV thoroughly and very happy with it. Great panel, viewing angles are great and the PS3 looks brill. OP as previous posts have said... most analogue/freeview will not show off this panel to its full potential. Try hooking up a HD device and you will be blown away. As far as the feeview is concerned though... i notice no difference between this tv and the 26" panny ive got in my kitchen. Depends on the source (and not HP!).



LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

rofl that is basically one of the worst tvs sony even make but they make it for those that cant afford a proper £600 or so 32 inch 1080p panel

think the best idea is check av forums for some different settings.

but LOL at the tv you got
#36
Some people :whistling:

I guess the clue is in your name ;-)
#37
I've had a look in John Lewis and the Panasonics are by far the best...So thank you all for your help!!!

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