Sony Bravia 40" KDL-40W5500 inc Delivery + 5 yr Warranty just £634.11! @ Marks & Spencer
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Sony Bravia 40" KDL-40W5500 inc Delivery + 5 yr Warranty just £634.11! @ Marks & Spencer

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Found 15th Jan 2010Made hot 15th Jan 2010
My first post, so hope ok.

This highly rated Sony TV is the Deal of the Day on M&S. It's listed at £649 for today only, but M&S are also keeping VAT on electricals at 15% for a couple of weeks, so when you get to checkout, the VAT is reduced, bringing the price down to £634.11. Take into account 5% Quidco cashback, and you are just breaking £600 which is great when you take into account the 5 yr warranty M&S offer. This TV is £649 on Amazon, without the extra warranty.

The full detail of the TV is detailed on the link, so I haven't posted it here which I hope is ok.

54 Comments

very nice indeed

Hot!

Was going to buy one of the 37" s5500 lcds that are doing the rounds from various retailers around the £500 mark but after studying reviews I soon realized the v&w series made far more sense having the bravia 3 engine. The w series even more so for having 100hz video processing.

Thinking it was going to be well out of my price range I was just going to stick with my first generation plasma but then this cracking deal was spotted.

hotyoda;7548582

£699?



£50 is deducted when you check out, and also the VAT

As much as I'd like to say it was Hot, I'm really not that impressed, the price has been hovering around the £649 band for some time now, what with new models coming out I'm hoping it'll drop even more...
thanks for posting though!

coddfather;7548619

£50 is deducted when you check out, and also the VAT



Aha! This does look like a great deal. Cheapest and 5 year warranty. Just wish I was in the market for one having jumped in and bought a 32 inch Sony 18 months ago!

H&R

hotyoda;7548641

Aha! This does look like a great deal. Cheapest and 5 year warranty. … Aha! This does look like a great deal. Cheapest and 5 year warranty. Just wish I was in the market for one having jumped in and bought a 32 inch Sony 18 months ago!H&R



Me too:x, uncle has this telly is cracking and with built in DLNA makes it really good for streaming video too as well

coddfather;7548673

Me too:x, uncle has this telly is cracking and with built in DLNA makes … Me too:x, uncle has this telly is cracking and with built in DLNA makes it really good for streaming video too as well



i'm so tempted, but remember there were a couple of issues with this set,
1) clouding
2) input lag

but for the money it's a good set.

Great deal. Heat added

Does the money get taken off after you enter your credit card details?

Keep an eye on the Panasonic 42'' TX-P42G10 at MandS as well...

Out of stock right now but they seem to get a few in every few days for sale at £669 but once you remove VAT and go via QuidCo, you can get the price down to £620 which is superb for FreesatHD, free installation, free delivery and the free 5 year warranty.

hotyoda;7548641

Aha! This does look like a great deal. Cheapest and 5 year warranty. … Aha! This does look like a great deal. Cheapest and 5 year warranty. Just wish I was in the market for one having jumped in and bought a 32 inch Sony 18 months ago!H&R



I did the same!! .. but had to buy this 40" set when it was on offer at Argos, too good an offer to turn down. 32" is boxed up and sat in the garage until we move house (hopefully soon!) :-D

To those mulling this over, it's a fantastic set - yes new ones are coming out, however you won't get one of those for anywhere near this price PLUS you're getting 5 yr warranty on top :thumbsup:

This is quite a good price when you factor in 5% Quidco also bringing the price closer to 600 sheets.

I was very tempted but have just seen some of the new Sony's with Freeview HD, Edge LED and one with wifi!

]http//ww…V05

thehitman;7549361

This is quite a good price when you factor in 5% Quidco also bringing the … This is quite a good price when you factor in 5% Quidco also bringing the price closer to 600 sheets.I was very tempted but have just seen some of the new Sony's with Freeview HD, Edge LED and one with wifi!]http://www.sony.co.uk/hub/bravia-lcd-televisions/3/5?cpint=HubTV05



exactly... these are the new models, especially the nx700 - gonna be pricey but will force down the old gen w5500 's etc

wyabcp;7548684

i'm so tempted, but remember there were a couple of issues with this set, … i'm so tempted, but remember there were a couple of issues with this set, 1) clouding 2) input lagbut for the money it's a good set.



Had this TV for a year and have had neither problem :thumbsup:

tallpete33;7550032

Had this TV for a year and have had neither problem :thumbsup:



that's good news, i was hoping it was just the minority. don't want to turn this into a what tv type site, but you play a lot of ps3/ 360 games on it ?

wyabcp;7550089

that's good news, i was hoping it was just the minority. don't want to … that's good news, i was hoping it was just the minority. don't want to turn this into a what tv type site, but you play a lot of ps3/ 360 games on it ?



Just on the PS3 - Tekken, COD, Uncharted, Ratchet & Clank etc and it's fantastic. It has a games mode but I leave it in General or Theatre (for the surround sound).

I reviewed it on ]amazon here :thumbsup:

wyabcp;7549821

exactly... these are the new models, especially the nx700 - gonna be … exactly... these are the new models, especially the nx700 - gonna be pricey but will force down the old gen w5500 's etc



Once the new sets are released, which will be in a few months I think, they'll have flogged most of the older range to make way. Prices for the new sets will be ridiculous for at least the first 4 weeks, then prices will come down. After about 3 months they'll probably offer some kind of bundle.

As it's World Cup year, there should be a bit of competition for custom so with any luck there'll be a decent price war on tv's. :thumbsup:

thehitman;7550331

Once the new sets are released, which will be in a few months I think, … Once the new sets are released, which will be in a few months I think, they'll have flogged most of the older range to make way. Prices for the new sets will be ridiculous for at least the first 4 weeks, then prices will come down. After about 3 months they'll probably offer some kind of bundle.As it's World Cup year, there should be a bit of competition for custom so with any luck there'll be a decent price war on tv's. :thumbsup:



yeah , i reckon the 40" will be about £1350

this deal is looking better and better, amazon only do it for 699 now... hmmmm

free delivery code: FREEDL44

wyabcp;7550511

yeah , i reckon the 40" will be about £1350this deal is looking better … yeah , i reckon the 40" will be about £1350this deal is looking better and better, amazon only do it for 699 now... hmmmm



The one thing I would say is every year the prices keep coming down for the equivalent model so this time next year there will probably be another model we'll be talking about. I've got a Pioneer KRL-37V at the moment but had a 40X3000 and 40W3000 (like the 40W5500 this set had issues and was returned!) before that. They were both over £1,000 when I bought them. :-(

Banned

Bought this tv from argos not long back. Fantastic TV in my opinion.

parisv;7552455

free delivery code: FREEDL44



No code needed as this set is delivered and installed for free.

Might try a price match at my local Mains dealership, they might just honour it, plus it's local too and not have to wait for 2 weeks..

£699 now

thehitman;7549361

This is quite a good price when you factor in 5% Quidco also bringing the … This is quite a good price when you factor in 5% Quidco also bringing the price closer to 600 sheets.I was very tempted but have just seen some of the new Sony's with Freeview HD, Edge LED and one with wifi!]http://www.sony.co.uk/hub/bravia-lcd-televisions/3/5?cpint=HubTV05



just creamed one off at whats coming out next year. :w00t:

have some rep :-D

chimerachris;7552546

£699 now



Here's the small print...

For today only! Purchase this Sony Bravia 40" HD Ready LCD TV for £649.00. Discount will be shown at checkout. Subject to availability.
Here's how (restrictions apply).

wyabcp;7548684

i'm so tempted, but remember there were a couple of issues with this set, … i'm so tempted, but remember there were a couple of issues with this set, 1) clouding 2) input lagbut for the money it's a good set.



you only notice the uneven backlighting when on all dark screen like the credits but it doesn't injure picture quality

tfeb;7552555

just creamed one off at whats coming out next year. :w00t:have some rep … just creamed one off at whats coming out next year. :w00t:have some rep :-D



this year....

tfeb;7552555

just creamed one off at whats coming out next year. :w00t:have some rep … just creamed one off at whats coming out next year. :w00t:have some rep :-D



LMAO. I have to admit, the new sets do look promising. Not too sure about 3D yet but some of the other features look spot on.

jeffie;7552578

Is it not rivalled byhttp://www.johnlewis.com/230665096/Product.aspx



The LED side works quite well but overall the 40W5500 is a much better set overall, Sharp have got a bit of homework to do.

I'd strongly recommend reading here
]http//ww…tml - to see about general issues with this model
and here
]http//ww…ml - to see about the 66 (count 'em) people who have a problem with their OLD model that the same fault has been found in this model. How Sony can claim to not be aware of any issues with this model is a complete cover up in my view.
and here
]http//ww…tml- to see about issues with the LCD panel.
before purchasing.

I bought a 40W5500 from argos at the end of oct through a thread on here and by the end of december it had packed up. Sony and Argos are a waste of space when it comes to meeting obligations under the sale of goods act and warranty. They force you down a complaint route when it is clearly a design issue. They suggest a repair is the only option available when consumer law states it is not.

Anyway the set is redundant because freeview HD is coming along so I recommend don't buy any TV until the new models come out.

this looks a gr8 deal!,i.v got a kdl34v that i,v had year's, never had any trouble , it's still spot on but i'm looking to upgrade to a KDL40Z plus a good sony hard drive package!!
anyone seen any good deal;s outthere:thumbsup:

Laura Palmer;7552695

I'd strongly recommend reading … I'd strongly recommend reading here]http://www.avforums.com/forums/lcd-led-lcd-televisions/1117859-sony-kdl-w5500-series-part-4-a-28.html - to see about general issues with this modeland here]http://www.avforums.com/forums/lcd-led-lcd-televisions/807012-sony-bravia-kdl-32d3000-purple-vertical-line-faulty-38.html - to see about the 66 (count 'em) people who have a problem with their OLD model that the same fault has been found in this model. How Sony can claim to not be aware of any issues with this model is a complete cover up in my view.and here ]http://www.avforums.com/forums/lcd-led-lcd-televisions/1117859-sony-kdl-w5500-series-part-4-a-11.html#post10986124 - to see about issues with the LCD panel.before purchasing.I bought a 40W5500 from argos at the end of oct through a thread on here and by the end of december it had packed up. Sony and Argos are a waste of space when it comes to meeting obligations under the sale of goods act and warranty. They force you down a complaint route when it is clearly a design issue. They suggest a repair is the only option available when consumer law states it is not. Anyway the set is redundant because freeview HD is coming along so I recommend don't buy any TV until the new models come out.



Pointing people towards the 40W5500 is certainly recommended but not the 40D3000. The panels used in both sets are completely different as are the internals so there is no way to compare both of these sets. I have put up a number of posts regarding the 40W3000 and it was found that there were certain batch numbers that were faulty. There was more than one panel used for this set and could well be the case with the 40W5500 although I haven't read up on this set.

I don't know how far you've managed to get with your complaint but I'm sure if you have had the same fault as the others who have used avforums, then printing a copy of the thread for Sony/Argos might help. One thing I would suggest, if you are able to get this rectified to get a set from the likes of Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, Richer Sounds or a dedicated AV Retailer. At least if you have a problem, they would have some sort of knowledge regarding the items they sell and would offer you a much better level of support if something does go wrong.

wyabcp;7548684

i'm so tempted, but remember there were a couple of issues with this set, … i'm so tempted, but remember there were a couple of issues with this set, 1) clouding 2) input lagbut for the money it's a good set.



I've got the 46W5500 which is the same but bigger screen - to address your comments in my experience:
1) My tv has a very minimal amount of clouding but it's barely noticeable, even though I like to watch it in low light settings. My dad just bought one of the fancy new super-thin Samsung LCDs (more expensive than this) and the clouding is worse than on mine. Frankly, I dont think you can be assured to be 100% clouding-free with any LCD tv. You need to go for a plasma for this, which has other issues
2) input lag is very significant in the standard Theatre mode but you simply need to press the "Scene" button and select "Game mode" when you turn on your console and it will go away. I play a lot on SF4 and MW2 online and have no lag issues whatsoever

I think it's a great deal for the price and a 5-year warranty.

Got this tv and its great, there will always be people who have problems...

£699 in Saisburys today.........and M&S give 5 year warranty and free installation,so Hot from me.

Im after the 32w5500 and M&S is a cracking deal

I bought this from argos a few months ago for £600..ie had not complaints thus far!...just compliments!

anyone ordered this?

I am through to CC details and still no disount (£50) applied???

I got 2 of these from the John Lewis deal last year. 500 squids each.
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