£299 Sony 32" Full HD Smart TV @ Argos
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£299 Sony 32" Full HD Smart TV @ Argos

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Found 13th Jun 2012
Great price for a Full HD Smart TV

Full HD 1080p display resolution.
Freeview HD digital tuner.
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Refresh rate 50Hz.
4 HDMI sockets, 1 SCART socket and 2 USB ports.

Very tempting offer

Model: Sony Bravia CX523
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Does 100Hz make much of a difference? As thats the only thing missing from the specs as far as i can see
This should get pretty hot, seems a decent 32" with bells and whistles. Heat
Would vote hot if didn't need to buy wifi dongle separately - why not just build it with wifi built in?
christhechef

Would vote hot if didn't need to buy wifi dongle separately - why not … Would vote hot if didn't need to buy wifi dongle separately - why not just build it with wifi built in?



I think this one has it built in. Says it on the argos website

Edit: The description says it has 'built in wi-fi' but the specs say you need a adapter. Interesting..........
Edited by: "magicjohnson88" 13th Jun 2012
Don't know if you actually need the sony dongle, but if so you are looking at about £50, maybe another dongle would work, but having tried out a tvonics pvr with smart functions using own dongle with no luck, you probably would need the sony one.
Last time I looked into it, you could only use a Sony wifi dongle, otherwise it's ethernet cable or powerline network adaptors.

A good price for a decent TV. hot hot hot
karl100100

Does 100Hz make much of a difference? As thats the only thing missing … Does 100Hz make much of a difference? As thats the only thing missing from the specs as far as i can see



Not as far as I'm concerned, some will say it's essential and some will say it's a feature you don't need.

A decent quality 50Hz TV will often outperform a budget/mid range 100Hz TV. But check the pictures for yourself rather than take self appointed tech expert's opinions!
Edited by: "spannerzone" 13th Jun 2012
seen the same one in john lewis instore, you get a five year warranty
Average picture quility
zainzain

seen the same one in john lewis instore, you get a five year warranty

Its not on there web site must only be in store?
lrah

Average picture quility



I must say I was tempted by this deal until I read your insightful comment. Can you suggest an alternative tv for the price?
zainzain

seen the same one in john lewis instore, you get a five year warranty



In which store did you see it? What was the price?
j_o_h_n

I must say I was tempted by this deal until I read your insightful … I must say I was tempted by this deal until I read your insightful comment. Can you suggest an alternative tv for the price?



I suggest you ignore his comment.I have this TV in the bedroom,and the picture quality for the price is very good.
I have a grands worth of Panasonic plasma in the front room,and while it doesn't match the quality of that,I have to say,it is better than I expected,specially the hd channels.
Bought one today from argos, picture is spot on, sound is not the best but it is only for a bedroom. I can confirm it is not wi-fi in built, you do need a sony dongle. Just got one for £40.00 on ebay, otherwise £69.99 in the likes of Comet etc, £55.00 ish on amazon. A very expensive dongle is a big minus, but the tv itself is great.

Edited by: "sixcage" 14th Jun 2012
You can buy Homeplug kits for about £35....I bought the d link one from amazon,works great,just plug one into router downstairs,the other into a plug in the bedroom,and it works great.Also recording using an external hard drive is a doddle.I plugged in a western digital 320gb that I had spare,and turned the tv into a pvr.Just watched the Holland v Germany game I recorded earlier,great quality picture recording in hd.Bargain for £299.
Tescos direct have it for £298 then use code TDX-RPMW for £10 discount and you get 5.05% cash back from top cash back which brings it down to nearly £275.

tesco.com/dir…prd
Edited by: "010967djg" 14th Jun 2012
Cumbrian Hammer

I suggest you ignore his comment.I have this TV in the bedroom,and the … I suggest you ignore his comment.I have this TV in the bedroom,and the picture quality for the price is very good.I have a grands worth of Panasonic plasma in the front room,and while it doesn't match the quality of that,I have to say,it is better than I expected,specially the hd channels.



Yeah, I was being a bit sarcastic tbh.
I bought the next model down a couple of months back for the spare room after seeing the M&S deal on HUKD. CLICKYHERE Don't know how it differs from this one but I've been really impressed so far! Did the same as Cumbrian Hammer and bought a few Homeplugs (also from a HUKD deal!) and managed to hook up this and the 40" Sony in the lounge up to t'internet so I can enjoy my weekly viewing of Angry Boys on the iPlayer!

I can't comment on the wifi dongle but I do know that the wireless connection was incredibly slow on the PS3..ergo..I assumed it would be slow on the TV too (plus homeplugs were cheaper than the dongle anyway)!
I bought the 40" version of this TV. Fantastic spec for this price, with all the internet features you'd expect on a mid-high range TV as well as inbuilt Freeview HD tuner. Remember though, this is an EOL item.
I also have one of these. Rather than buy the Sony Dongle i got a Netgear Universal Wifi Internet Adapter for about £20 and it works great. Don't know if I got it at a bargain price as I now cant see it at this price but if you can get one off ebay it works well.

Really impressed with the picture. I expect if it stood next to the best TV's it would not look great but in isolation its fine.

Works well with Love film instant as well and you can control it with apps on both Android and Iphone.
I also have one of these. Rather than buy the Sony Dongle i got a Netgear Universal Wifi Internet Adapter for about £20 and it works great. Don't know if I got it at a bargain price as I now cant see it at this price but if you can get one off ebay it works well.

Really impressed with the picture. I expect if it stood next to the best TV's it would not look great but in isolation its fine.

Works well with Love film instant as well and you can control it with apps on both Android and Iphone.
lonechump

I also have one of these. Rather than buy the Sony Dongle i got a Netgear … I also have one of these. Rather than buy the Sony Dongle i got a Netgear Universal Wifi Internet Adapter for about £20 and it works great. Don't know if I got it at a bargain price as I now cant see it at this price but if you can get one off ebay it works well. Really impressed with the picture. I expect if it stood next to the best TV's it would not look great but in isolation its fine.Works well with Love film instant as well and you can control it with apps on both Android and Iphone.

I am ordering one of these later, but please excuse my ignorance but how do you connect this TV without it having a dongle conected? i have a LG with wifi through a dongle but didnt buy one due to the cost?
010967djg

I am ordering one of these later, but please excuse my ignorance but how … I am ordering one of these later, but please excuse my ignorance but how do you connect this TV without it having a dongle conected? i have a LG with wifi through a dongle but didnt buy one due to the cost?


This TV has a LAN (ethernet) connection on the back. You can connect it with a lead to your internet router. If you router is not near your TV, then you can use "HomePlug" adapters to connect via your mains wiring to where your router is situated.
sb8181

I bought the next model down a couple of months back for the spare room … I bought the next model down a couple of months back for the spare room after seeing the M&S deal on HUKD. CLICKYHERE Don't know how it differs from this one but I've been really impressed so far!


I think your one doesn't have a Freeview HD tuner, it's standard Freeview. Other than that, it seems identical.
Its_Me

This TV has a LAN (ethernet) connection on the back. You can connect it … This TV has a LAN (ethernet) connection on the back. You can connect it with a lead to your internet router. If you router is not near your TV, then you can use "HomePlug" adapters to connect via your mains wiring to where your router is situated.

I take it then that the router needs a LAN cable to one adapter and also the TV to the other adapter?
010967djg

I take it then that the router needs a LAN cable to one adapter and also … I take it then that the router needs a LAN cable to one adapter and also the TV to the other adapter?


Yep, you've got it For more technical details have a look here, and for a current HotUKDeals HomePlug deal have a look here.
i almost purchased but got put off by the reviews saying its a bit blury when watching sports and a bit laggy when playing games. Very tempting though, voted hot
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