Sony Bravia KDL37EX524 LED HD 1080p TV, 37 inch with Built-in Freeview HD @ John Lewis £399
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Sony Bravia KDL37EX524 LED HD 1080p TV, 37 inch with Built-in Freeview HD @ John Lewis £399

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Found 1st Mar 2012Made hot 1st Mar 2012
First post from myself be gentle. Have been hunting for a good tv and wanted a 32inch but found this 37inch priced the same as the exact same 32inch model. Seems a good spec and a big name and also comes with a john lewis 5 year warranty so thought i would share ;-)

Key Features:

3D Ready No

Audio S Force Front Surround

AV inputs HDMI, USB, Headphones

Brand Sony

Digital tuner Freeview HD

Dimensions H57.9 x W87.7 x D2.5cm

DLNADigital Living Network Alliance compatible Yes

Frame rate 50Hz

Freesat built in No

Freeview HD built in Yes

Full HD 1080p Yes

Guarantee 5 year guarantee included

HD Ready Yes

HDMI inputs 4

Internet ReadyInternet Yes - Via an optional Dongle

LED backlighting Yes

Memory card slot No

Model name / number KDL37EX524

SCART sockets 1

Screen format 16:9

Screen resolution 1920 x 1080p

Screen size 37"

Smart TV Yes

Speaker output 20W

Table Top Stand Yes

TV Combi No

USB ports 1 x USB 2.0

Visible screen size (measured diagonally) 94 cm

Weight 13.3kg

58 Comments

Probably the best price around for this model with 5 yr guarantee but it's only 50Hz. What i'd really like is a decent 37" 100Hz tv for this price. Voted hot anyway.

Original Poster

According to google shopping results all the other major retailers are charging between £80-200 more for this model. Tesco are even selling a refurbished one for more.
Edited by: "djcrazyc" 1st Mar 2012

Great tv, good dlna media server is used with Serviio (free! http://www.serviio.org/). Great android and iphone control app, additional to the standard remote. Doesn't included a Wifi adapter, Sony's is £50+ expensive and no compatible alternative. TP-Link Homeplug 200mpbs sold by Amazon for £35 are a cheaper and much better option or just run a ethernet cable.

Can anyone recommend tv review sites?

avforums for real user experience, the sites lists by dooper are pretty good usually

realblender

i always use this one


Nice one

Anyone with this tv know if its good?

I've used Sony tellys for over 20 years, Trinitron & Flatscreen, never had a bad one yet!
good price plus extended g'tee (not that you'll need it!) HOT

Sammy108

Anyone with this tv know if its good?


excellent, just at the right time for me.... (just ordered)

looking for TV around 37 to 40, but wanted an LED with FreeView HD included and this with a 5 years is too good to miss

heat added
Edited by: "flintstone" 1st Mar 2012

good price

added heat, £50 more than I paid for my 32" a while back from John Lewis

Nice one

Sammy108

Anyone with this tv know if its good?



The 37" models use inferior panels to the 32/40".

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pcfarrar

The 37" models use inferior panels to the 32/40".



And were did you hear this?

pcfarrar

The 37" models use inferior panels to the 32/40".


and you know this how?

pcfarrar

The 37" models use inferior panels to the 32/40".



I'm not sure if it's ALL 37" Sony sets. I know it applied to a certain range once (can't remember specifically which one), but it was a few years ago now.

The Sony 32" and 40" use SPVA panels. The 37" uses MVA so has worse blacks/viewing angle.

toonarmani

I'm not sure if it's ALL 37" Sony sets. I know it applied to a certain … I'm not sure if it's ALL 37" Sony sets. I know it applied to a certain range once (can't remember specifically which one), but it was a few years ago now.



I have heard this too, that they don't make their 37 inch screens. One of the main reasons I got a 40 inch

Is 50Hz any good? I have a 100Hz TV and my in-laws have 50Hz. Seems there picture isn't as good as ours. (Both TVs Sony LCDs, theirs newer than ours).

I am in 2 minds about getting this tv or the Samsung UE40D5520 model...price difference is £100
Is the samsung better value??
Opinions please..

some panel info here

Candystore

I have heard this too, that they don't make their 37 inch screens. One of … I have heard this too, that they don't make their 37 inch screens. One of the main reasons I got a 40 inch



It's true the only good 37" TV's are Panasonic.

The 37" panels are not S=PVA from the Samsung/Sony joint venture S-LCD in Korea as they don't make this size.

They therefore source this size panel from AUO or CMO.

However Sony are also now multisourcing their other size panels notably from CMO.

Whatever this "Sony" is not manufactured by Sony but for them probably in this case by Foxconn

Ive got the 40",good picture and sound and only uses 30watts.

(review for the 32" version)

Which? score 54%

Pros: Good to excellent picture quality, Freeview HD, useful Internet services

Cons: Unsatisfactory sound, uncomfortable remote

Candystore

I have heard this too, that they don't make their 37 inch screens. One of … I have heard this too, that they don't make their 37 inch screens. One of the main reasons I got a 40 inch



Sony don't make any screens. The 32" & 37" use AUO A-MVA Panels. The 40" is a Samsung S-PVA Panel.

Original Poster

The guys who mention it being an inferior panel etc etc cant be reading the reviews as the panel especially how it handles blacks was being praised. I see one review mentioned a bit of motion blur at one point but apart from that it rates highly so cant be bad.

67 reviews from people who have purchased it and it is rated 8.7/10 reevoo.com/p/s…524
Edited by: "djcrazyc" 1st Mar 2012

Good price and would have been tempted had I not already bought same TV last week from DIGILINK in Leicester. I paid £419 with a free dongle and 5 yr warranty.This link should take you to site.They also do some excellent packages.digionline.org. I travelled 180 miles round trip to get mine at such a good price. At the time JL would not price match due to free dongle, wonder if more people have contacted them re DIGILINK?

Uncomfortable remote? I must hold mine for all of 3.2 seconds whilst I change to Sky sport news.

Leadbeter

The 37" panels are not S=PVA from the Samsung/Sony joint venture S-LCD in … The 37" panels are not S=PVA from the Samsung/Sony joint venture S-LCD in Korea as they don't make this size. They therefore source this size panel from AUO or CMO.However Sony are also now multisourcing their other size panels notably from CMO.Whatever this "Sony" is not manufactured by Sony but for them probably in this case by Foxconn


So Foxconn the manufacture of the IPad 3 very high def screens, should be no problems with quality then?

not a bad price for a hdfreeview but beware it will handle quite poor on console gaming as the input lag is quite bad with a below average responsive panel so if you play a lot of fast responsive games like fps cod etc be better to avoid as the time it takes to display on screen the actions you have pressed on your controller will be quite a fair bit behind

Ordered, heat and eternal gratitude etc....

kaiser051

not a bad price for a hdfreeview but beware it will handle quite poor on … not a bad price for a hdfreeview but beware it will handle quite poor on console gaming as the input lag is quite bad with a below average responsive panel so if you play a lot of fast responsive games like fps cod etc be better to avoid as the time it takes to display on screen the actions you have pressed on your controller will be quite a fair bit behind



Are you speaking from experience with this particular model? Reason I ask is because the same was said about the Bravia I purchased over a year ago, and the reality is that there's no perceivable input lag whatsoever, regardless of what the specs might suggest.

In summary, even if you do play FPS games or whatever, you'll likely be fine with this TV.

TVs are so cheap these days...

Don't think its got Gorrila glass either ( screen protection), new spring releases out soon, probably why they are reducing the prices?!?!

ukhotdeals1

I've used Sony tellys for over 20 years, Trinitron & Flatscreen, never … I've used Sony tellys for over 20 years, Trinitron & Flatscreen, never had a bad one yet!good price plus extended g'tee (not that you'll need it!) HOT



Errrr... hate to contradict but I've just had my 2yr old (then near top of the range KDL40W5810) replaced because it was faulty even after having the motherboard replaced. Luckily I got it from M&S and they have just swapped it for a KDL40EX723, first impressions are that my 5810 standard LCD was better (picture and certainly sound as this one is pants!!).

kaiser051

not a bad price for a hdfreeview but beware it will handle quite poor on … not a bad price for a hdfreeview but beware it will handle quite poor on console gaming as the input lag is quite bad with a below average responsive panel so if you play a lot of fast responsive games like fps cod etc be better to avoid as the time it takes to display on screen the actions you have pressed on your controller will be quite a fair bit behind



LOL dont be daft, the "lag" wont be that bad I used BF3 on my EX723 earlier (I guess its the same panel albeit with Motionflow 200Hz) and there was NO lag whatsoever but even if there were a lag only the most a.nal players would notice

TheVoice

Are you speaking from experience with this particular model? Reason I ask … Are you speaking from experience with this particular model? Reason I ask is because the same was said about the Bravia I purchased over a year ago, and the reality is that there's no perceivable input lag whatsoever, regardless of what the specs might suggest.In summary, even if you do play FPS games or whatever, you'll likely be fine with this TV.



What you said

Seems to back up to £478.95. Oh, well at least its a quid cheaper than last week when I nearly paid £479.95. Damn!
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