Sony KDL-40NX503 - Save £350!!! (Inc. trade-in) £599.95 @ RicherSounds
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Sony KDL-40NX503 - Save £350!!! (Inc. trade-in) £599.95 @ RicherSounds

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Found 28th May 2010Made hot 28th May 2010
Good alternative to the EX503 maybe? It certainly looks smarter and feels £££ more than the EX.

Sony website - £949
Sony Centre - £949
Play.com - £849
Amazon - £943

Very tempting - if only I had an old CRT to trade in.

For many years, Sony TVs have been amongst the most stylish available. The Sony KDL40nx503 shows that's still the case today.

Styling aside, this is an impressive performing TV. Sony's BRAVIA technology has long been revered as giving class-leading picture quality, and the KDL-40NX503 is no exception. This impressive 40 inch Sony LCD comes equipped with a 1080p, Full HD TV screen with resolution so good that you only need to sit 1.6m away to experience grain-free, life like realism. A further picture enhancement is the Ambient Sensor. This automatically adjusts the brightness to create the ideal viewing atmosphere and save power, too. With all the BRAVIA essentials, the KDL40NX503 gives you the depth, vibrant colour and natural picture you'd expect from a quality Sony TV.

As TVs become ever slimmer the sound quality suffers. With a 40 inch TV like this, you benefit hugely from a separate sound system to match the enveloping picture. With this in mind the optical digital output and speaker off facility are ideal for integrating the TV with your home cinema system. The built-in digital amplifier with S-Force Front Surround gives a powerful sound by TV standards and Steady Sound adjusts the volume to balance out loud commercials.

The Sony KDL40NX503 comes with a range of features that only top of the range TVs would have benefited from just one year ago. Internet TV is now a readily available reality and the KDL40ex403 features a Wireless Ready LAN for easy Wi-Fi connection to your home network system - just add a wireless adaptor or USB dongle. Another great new feature is Freeview HD. Freeview HD TV gives all the benefits of subscription free TV but now with High Definition programming - perfect to make the most of your HD TV. Completing this wonderfully flexible TV you'll find all the inputs sockets you could reasonably need. Four HDMI sockets cover your HD sources while a PC input and a range of other inputs cover any other sources you may want to plug in.

Impressive as the performance is, it's the unique styling that first catches the eye. Sony call it a, "Monolithic Design", we call it seriously sexy! With a one piece cover this is one of the cleanest and most stylish TVs in its class - photos don't do it justice, you have to see it for real to truly appreciate the design. Matching the TV is an equally attractive stand, with swivel adjustment to select the best viewing angle.

For a TV where function and form come together in perfect harmony, check out the Sony KDL40nx503.

31 Comments

LED orders of multitude more important than built in overpriced-because-it's-new FreeviewHD for me or I'd be tempted.

Always remember to ignore an item's RRP. Either the price is good or it is not; the RRP is irrelevant. If I offer you an apple for £150, you wouldn't buy it. If I told you it had an RRP of £600, you don't think 'wow, I save £450', and buy it, you just think 'it's still £150 for an apple.' I hope...

If not, I have some apples here...

Quietus;8713419

Always remember to ignore an item's RRP. Either the price is good or it … Always remember to ignore an item's RRP. Either the price is good or it is not; the RRP is irrelevant. If I offer you an apple for £150, you wouldn't buy it. If I told you it had an RRP of £600, you don't think 'wow, I save £450', and buy it, you just think 'it's still £150 for an apple.' I hope...If not, I have some apples here...



These apples you speak of are they 1080p ?

Original Poster

Agree that RRPs are usually way off the mark - also competition laws prevent a supplier setting RRP's anyway - BUT it was £950on Sony's website and I was quoted the same in my local Sony centre.

So, £350 is a REAL saving ....

but for 50 more you can get 40EX503 which is 100hz TV though....

The border looks wrong on the TV.

terencetcf;8713853

but for 50 more you can get 40EX503 which is 100hz TV though....



The big makes don't do alot of LED+ 100hz+ models, Samsung have one, £850 I think, either I'll be too tempted by these £400ish deals and give in or wait for LED+100hz to hit £500-£650ish.

Can't find any reviews except the above one which is average

LED +100hz is old now, you want LED+200hz.

Aw gawd, richersounds deal... I'd prefer an apple

Daytrader;8714945

LED +100hz is old now, you want LED+200hz.



could that be why it's cheap? go figure!

supergran;8714985

could that be why it's cheap? go figure!



Doubt it, as it aint even 100hz let alone 200 or led.

Now I'm confused, there was me thinking that with Sony anything that says 503 in the description is a 100Hz TV!?
Also why does the op start off talking about the NX503 in the product description (paragraph that starts with the words "The Sony KDL40NX503 comes with a range of features" to then start referring to the tv later on in the paragraph as the 40ex403!?
Confused? I am!!! :-)
Foxy.

If you do go for this deal and you need an old CRT then you may find one on freecycle??

schizoboy;8714766

The big makes don't do alot of LED+ 100hz+ models, Samsung have one, £850 … The big makes don't do alot of LED+ 100hz+ models, Samsung have one, £850 I think, either I'll be too tempted by these £400ish deals and give in or wait for LED+100hz to hit £500-£650ish.



NX503 isn't a LED and only 50hz....

Be careful of this as there are uniformity issues with LED backlighting on Sony sets. I wanted to buy a Sony LCD recently and decided to go for the HX703 instead (CCFL) because of this issue. Check out avforums for further information and pictures. The HX703 or the EX503 might be better alternatives. Oh, and I've got 200Hz on my set and I can't stand it. I always leave 100Hz/ 200Hz picture processing off but each to their own.

Good price for what it is though.

terencetcf;8715224

NX503 isn't a LED and only 50hz....



Exactly

Daytrader;8714945

LED +100hz is old now, you want LED+200hz.



The level of cluelessness around these parts is staggering.

Oh well, at least the marketing is working.

themanwithapc;8715243

Be careful of this as there are uniformity issues with LED backlighting … Be careful of this as there are uniformity issues with LED backlighting on Sony sets. I wanted to buy a Sony LCD recently and decided to go for the HX703 instead (CCFL) because of this issue. Check out avforums for further information and pictures. The HX703 or the EX503 might be better alternatives. Oh, and I've got 200Hz on my set and I can't stand it. I always leave 100Hz/ 200Hz picture processing off but each to their own.Good price for what it is though.



ditto, exaclty what i have donem unless your willing to pay for the LX or HX903 model

this is still an excellent price though

Daytrader;8715036

Doubt it, as it aint even 100hz let alone 200 or led.



I wear scratch and sniff underwear. You know what I mean

supergran;8715358

I wear scratch and sniff underwear. You know what I mean



Dont know what you mean, ask autopilot im clueless ;-)

Need to replace my Matsui 29 inch at some point, this looks like a good deal.

Quietus;8713419

Always remember to ignore an item's RRP. Either the price is good or it … Always remember to ignore an item's RRP. Either the price is good or it is not; the RRP is irrelevant. If I offer you an apple for £150, you wouldn't buy it. If I told you it had an RRP of £600, you don't think 'wow, I save £450', and buy it, you just think 'it's still £150 for an apple.' I hope...If not, I have some apples here...



£450 off an apple? Is it a bag of apples or just one? Sounds like it could be a hot deal, is it already posted????:w00t:

themanwithapc;8715243

Be careful of this as there are uniformity issues with LED backlighting … Be careful of this as there are uniformity issues with LED backlighting on Sony sets. I wanted to buy a Sony LCD recently and decided to go for the HX703 instead (CCFL) because of this issue. Check out avforums for further information and pictures. The HX703 or the EX503 might be better alternatives. Oh, and I've got 200Hz on my set and I can't stand it. I always leave 100Hz/ 200Hz picture processing off but each to their own.Good price for what it is though.



Hi
Why your leave 100Hz/ 200Hz picture processing off?
50Hz is better than them?
Just curious.
thanks

Original Poster

Foxy;8715165

Now I'm confused, there was me thinking that with Sony anything that says … Now I'm confused, there was me thinking that with Sony anything that says 503 in the description is a 100Hz TV!?Also why does the op start off talking about the NX503 in the product description (paragraph that starts with the words "The Sony KDL40NX503 comes with a range of features" to then start referring to the tv later on in the paragraph as the 40ex403!?Confused? I am!!! :-)Foxy.



I didn't write the blurb...Richer did!

Some updates to end confusion...
This is the base NX line model.
No Motionflow - ie. only 50Hz
CCFL ie. not LED - but then again, has anyone see a fully featured 40" LED south of £600?? Probably not....

Given this, perhaps Sony should have named it KDL-40NX403 so that it's features are consistent with the EX line.

Then again, it really does look smarter than the EX line by a mile.

Lot of people mention the specs of this, can anyone explain (in terms of real world noticing, not benchmarks) what the difference between 50hz, 100hz and 200hz. I've heard all the it displays frames quicker, but has anyone seen it in comparison side by side and notice the difference or is it marketing?

I've just read every comment and now I'm confused. Is this a good tv or not? And is it a good deal?

joeb;8716962

Lot of people mention the specs of this, can anyone explain (in terms of … Lot of people mention the specs of this, can anyone explain (in terms of real world noticing, not benchmarks) what the difference between 50hz, 100hz and 200hz. I've heard all the it displays frames quicker, but has anyone seen it in comparison side by side and notice the difference or is it marketing?



gungaabayar;8716063

HiWhy your leave 100Hz/ 200Hz picture processing off?50Hz is better than … HiWhy your leave 100Hz/ 200Hz picture processing off?50Hz is better than them? Just curious.thanks



The way LCD technology works, some (a lot of?) people notice lag on fast moving content like sports. In layman terms, the TV tries to 'make up' frames when you turn 100Hz/ 200Hz on to make the content appear more 'smooth'. Whilst it's a good idea in theory, it means the result relies on the TV to calculate what the 'missing' frames should be. Whilst they do their best, trying to insert frames introduces artefacts and (to my eyes) makes content appear very unnatural. It's difficult to explain, but movies are given a 'home video' kind of look. Some people may prefer this, but I don't.

The best way to compare is to go to a Sony store and turn motionflow on and off on the same set. You will usually see the difference and be able to make up your own mind. For me, I would never buy a TV because it had motionflow/ 100Hz simply because I would turn it off based on my experiences.

Obviously, if someone can explain it better or in simpler terms, please do as my reply might be skimming on a few details.

max1s;8716494

I didn't write the blurb...Richer did!Some updates to end … I didn't write the blurb...Richer did!Some updates to end confusion...This is the base NX line model.No Motionflow - ie. only 50Hz CCFL ie. not LED - but then again, has anyone see a fully featured 40" LED south of £600?? Probably not....Given this, perhaps Sony should have named it KDL-40NX403 so that it's features are consistent with the EX line.Then again, it really does look smarter than the EX line by a mile.



The NX is stands for network, and IIRC includes widgets for youtube/ facebook etc. Effectively this is a EX503 without motionflow, and monolith designing along with slightly better internet support.

sony.co.uk/hub…ons

So how do you buy it? There's no linke on the site to purchase, and if you click on a store it just goes on about the team.

Checked this morning and the price on the website has gone up by £100
phoned the store up and they said they have to sell it at the interactive price of £699 inc trade-in it's a real shame no one managed to get this deal.
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