*REFURBISHED* Sony KDL-40EX403 - 40" Full HD LCD TV With Freeivew HD With 12 Month Warranty - £369.97 Delivered @ Ebay Tesco Outlet

*REFURBISHED* Sony KDL-40EX403 - 40" Full HD LCD TV With Freeivew HD With 12 Month Warranty - £369.97 Delivered @ Ebay Tesco Outlet

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Found 16th Mar 2011
First post, please go easy!!! Just bought one of these from Tesco Outlet on eBay comes with a 12 month warranty looks like a total bargain at this price, only 12 left!

The Sony KDL40EX403 40" full HD 1080p LCD TV has built-in Freeview HD. It has a 50Hz BRAVIA ENGINE 3 picture, 24p True Cinema technology, S-Force 3D virtual surround sound, and 7 day on-screen TV guide and Intelligent Picture. The EX403 features BRAVIA Sync for controlling your entire Sony home entertainment system.
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What is the cost of this generally at new??
In January, there was a deal on HUKD for the KDL40EX403. £399 from John Lewis including 5 Year Warranty. My girlfriend bought one. This deal doesn't really compare favourably.
Same model brand new 2 year guarantee from Pixmania is £416 and "22.50 delivery


I do not like Pixmania very much though but you can also get it here for £449


Personally a refurbished tv needs to be about half the available new price or I would not consider it.....but he who spends his own money makes his own choice....

Edited by: "konimitsu" 16th Mar 2011
I don't really rate the EX403, & neither does my girlfriend, now she's lumbered with one! For best HD & SD picture quality in the approx £400 price bracket, I would suggest:

1. Samsung LE40C580
2. Toshiba 40RV753
3. Samsung LE40C530
4. Sony Bravia KDL40EX403
Got this TV at xmas from amazon with Sony cashback and it came to a little cheaper than this. No complaints about the picture though

I don't really rate the EX403, & neither does my girlfriend, now she's … I don't really rate the EX403, & neither does my girlfriend, now she's lumbered with one! For best HD & SD picture quality in the approx £400 price bracket, I would suggest:1. Samsung LE40C5802. Toshiba 40RV7533. Samsung LE40C5304. Sony Bravia KDL40EX403

4. Sony Bravia KDL40EX403??

Mi no comprendhe

4. Sony Bravia KDL40EX403??Mi no comprendhe

My girlfriend was initially very happy with the EX403 when it arrived at her place. About 10 days later, my Samsung LE40C580 arrived at mine.

Now that she's spent many hours observing the 580's HD & SD picture quality, audio quality, style, build quality, etc, we both agree that the Samsung comprehensively shades the Sony in every respect. Except BD picture quality, where they're about even.

She now says that if she were ordering a TV today, it would be the C580. I am blamed for not talking her into buying one back in January!

It's not that the EX403 is a bad TV. It's a Which? 'Best Buy', so it's pretty decent. It's just that there are better alternatives for less money.
I have the ex403 got it for 399 from comet after a price match with tesco and £100 of for trading in old tv just before world cup. No complaints so far. Sd picture is very good for a 40" LCD. Hd picture is decent. Build quality, is exceptional. Why do people rate samsungs so high. They seem to roll them out the factory with out little thought on quality. Similar to LG . but Luke others say, each to there own.

Build quality, is exceptional.

EX403 build quality is ok. Not exceptional. It looks like a £400 TV. Even a plastic stand that doesn't swivel ... cheap touch.

The C580 could pass for twice that price ... glass stand, metal rear casing, transparent bezel edging, red pinstripe at the base of the glass-effect bezel. It oozes quality. Compare them in the shop, & see for yourself. C580 far exceeds EX403 in build quality. No contest. Not even close.

Why do people rate samsungs so high. They seem to roll them out the … Why do people rate samsungs so high. They seem to roll them out the factory with out little thought on quality.

Sweeping generalisation. So out of date. There are some cheapo Samsungs about, however, I'm referring specifically to the LE40C580 as compared to the KDL40EX403. In this instance the Sony falls well short of the Samsung. Sorry but I've spent too many hours with both sets to have any doubts about that.

At least my girlfriend is now one more person who no longer accepts that Sony products are inherently superior.

I imagine you would accept that the EX503 is preferable to the EX403. According to these comments on Amazon, people are buying the £400 LE40C580 in preference to the £570 Sony Bravia KDL40EX503...

Comment 1. Bought an equivalent Freeview HD Sony tv (kdl40ex503) the only difference being that the sony was 100hz the samsungs only 50hz but to be honest I havent noticed much difference now that ive had both. If you want the 100hz version, you'll probably have to pay an extra hundred squids. I had the Sony for a month while I was waiting for argos to send a replacement, (because of a manufacturing defect on the frame) but when they told me I would have to wait for new stock, which was definitely coming in and after ringing about a dozen times over the weeks, they then turned round and said it wouldnt be coming back in stock - even though I saw it in the new catalogue! I sent it back for a refund and im glad i did, because the Samsung looks much better quality and cheaper to boot. The samsung has a nice glass stand, the Sonys' was high gloss plastic and even after just a couple of light dusts you could see fine scratches. The Samsung just looks much nicer in the living room and id say the picture quality is slightly better too. I have always thought that Sony products were superior but this has completely changed my mind. Id definitely recommend this tv over the Sony. It's even cheaper now. i think you can get it for £500 quid on amazon. I paid £540. Excellent tv for the price!

Comment 2. I purchased this TV at the same time as the Sony EX503 40 inch & my plan was to compare the two & decide which one to keep. The Sony had got all the rave reviews in What Hifi & TV & on other review websites, but there were only one or two reviews of this Samsung TV. I already owned a 32 inch Samsung I bought 4 or 5 years ago & I loved that TV for every second I owned it. I wanted to upgrade to a Freeview HD TV & a bigger screen at the same time. I tried out both TVs & I generally liked this one better. It's over a hundred pounds cheaper for a start. But apart from the price, I generally felt the picture was sharper & clearer on this Samsung. In particular the Freeview HD channels come out crystal clear. On the Sony I had to study the Freeview HD pictures much more to notice any difference to standard HD. Eventually I did & the Sony is a good TV. But with the Samsung the Freeview HD just seemed much clearer to watch. Also standard Freeview on the Samsung is good too & clear & not fuzzy at all. But on the Sony standard Freeview was quite fuzzy. I expected the sound on the Samsung to be really weak with no bass & distortion like the 32 inch model i had before. But Samsung definately have improved the sound on this TV. It's still not booming bass. But it is very clear audio & very good stereo. It has very light bass - much better than models from a few years ago. But the sound is still a bit light compared to the Sony which was much richer. But after watching this TV for a few weeks now i'm used to the sound & it sounds great to me now all the time. I can plug it into my hifi if i want & it sounds much more powerful & bassy on there.

Also I just preferred the design of the Samsung as it looks slim, sleeky & expensive. The Sony's design was OK & i'm sure i would have got used to it. But it did appear to be much bulkier at the back & was completely made of cheap looking plastic. Whereas the Samsung's screen looks convincingly like glass (even though it's plastic) & the rest of back is metal & the plastic is well designed & expensive looking.

This Samsung does not have an internet platform and you can't use it by itself to get onto BBC Iplayer, etc... But it has 2 USB ports where you can connect your digital camera or any media usb stick & it plays video files, mp3's, etc... Plus at the back it has an ethernet socket to connect it to the internet. But you can't get on the internet using the TV alone. You can connect it to your home internet connection and stream media from your laptop for instance but you can't surf the internet on it. The Sony had a proper internet connection & some brilliant applications like BBC Iplayer, Five on demand, You Tube, etc... and it was very impressive. But I thought on balance, that wasn't a huge necessity as my laptop has a HDMI so i can connect to TV & surf internet whenever i want. Plus all the manufacturers are developing internet on tv on an ongoing basis, such as Google's Android TV, etc...

I also played games on my PS3 on the Samsung & they played great with great sharp pictures & sound.

My only gripe was Blu ray playback which was just ok & not as sharp as on the Sony. I watched Blu Ray on both & the Sony Blu Ray playback seemed much clearer & sharper. The Samsung Blu Ray playback is good but not as good as the Sony.

So if your main use of the TV is to watch Blu Rays maybe the Sony's a better buy. But as I'll only watch the odd Blu Ray & would be watching Freeview HD more. So the Samsung was overall a better buy I felt.

So I summarised overall this TV was better value for what you get & overall quality wise compared to the Sony (apart from Blu Ray playback wise). So I kept the Samsung & returned the Sony for a refund. I thought I may regret doing so. But one month later i'm very happy I made the right decision & have no regrets.

Comment 3. Had this set a couple of weeks now. I was considering the 40" Sony Bravia, which a friend has and payed a heck of a lot more for. In my opinion this is a superior tv for a lot less money. I was able to set it up in minutes, am hugely impressed by the quality of the picture (which after all is the most important thing). Am playing movies through both the Samsung pc share manager and through a USB stick. A point here, you can fast forward movies when playing through the USB stick but not the Share Manager on the pc. Overall a really good set worth the money.
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