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Sony KDL-40V3000 £599.00 del - 2.5% quidco
Sony KDL-40V3000  £599.00 del  - 2.5% quidco

Sony KDL-40V3000 £599.00 del - 2.5% quidco

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Description

40" Full HD V3000 LCD Sony Bravia TV. Features stunning piano black finish, Bravia Engine picture enhancement technology, Live Colour Creation for natural colour representation, wall mount options and 3 HDMI inputs for easy connectivity to High Definition sources such as Blu-Ray.

6.2 Mega Pixel resolution for stunning picture quality
Live Colour Creation producing vibrant and natural colours
HD 1080p compatible to display High Definition signals in breathtaking quality, i.e. Playstation 3, Blu-Ray , etc.
Bravia Engine picture technology for enhanced depth, clarity and definition
24p True Cinema to experience home cinema exactly as the director intended
3 x HDMI inputs for easy connectivity - 2 on rear, 1 on side
Bravia Theatre Sync enabling you to operate your TV and entire home cinema system by pushing one button
Photo TV HD technology for viewing high-resolution digital still photographs in optimal quality
Built-in Digital TV terrestrial tuner (also receives analogue)
S-Force Front Surround giving full surround sound effects from just 2 built-in front speakers
Audio Description compatible allowing for blind or partially sighted people to follow television programmes
Can be wall-mounted using bracket SU-WL500 (optional)


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Features
Picture/Display
40 " Diagonal Screen Size (Inch)
101 cm Visible Diagonal Screen Size
16:9 Aspect Ratio
1800: Contrast Ratio
500 cd/m2 Screen Brightness
178 Degree Viewing Angle
Digital Comb Filter
6.2 Mega Pixels Panel Resolution (Pixels)
NTSC, PAL, SECAM Compatible
Auto 16:9 Switching
Auto Noise Reduction
8 (ms) Screen Response Rate
1920x1080 pixels
1080p resolution
16000:1 Dynamic Contrast
24P (Frames Per Second) Playback
Live Colour Creation
PhotoTV HD
Manufacturers Technology Features
HD Ready
BRAVIA
Brave Engine
Convenience
Digital TV Ready
Freeview
Parental Lock/Parental Control
Teletext
700 Page Teletext Memory
On/Off Timer
Auto Volume Adjustment
Sleep Timer
Clock
Picture & Picture
Picture In Picture
EPG (Guide Plus+)
Sound & Power Output
Nicam Digital Stereo
2 x 10 W Power Output Per Channel
Bravia Theatre Sync
Connections
3 x HDMI Connections
1 x Component Video Connection
1 x Optical Terminal Connection
2 x RGB Scart Connections
1 x PC D-Sub Connection
Stereo mini jack
RCA Phono
Accessories Supplied
Pedestal stand
Remote Control
User Manual
Batteries
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
AC Power Cord
Power,Weight & Dimensions
24 with stand 20 without stand Kg Unit Weight (Approx)
992x688x265 with stand 992x643x122 without stand mm (W/H/D) Dimensions
169 W Power Consumption
0.3 W Standby Power Consumption
Environmental Logos
Energy Saving

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- mrtigertony

34 Comments

Awesome!!! Nuff said. :-D

Original Poster

Nice review on this site also other sites.
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On a par but i'd opt for the Sony :thumbsup:

Liverpool_Bear;2445417

Is this a better TV than this … Is this a better TV than this http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/193322/samsung-le40a559p4f-lcd-1080p-freev?All the best.



see this link ]http//ww…593

according to this site the 559 is the same underneath as the 556 (just cosmetic changes).

I bought the sony in this post from empire direct 2 weeks ago.
Hope this helps.

i was holding out for a price drop on the 100hz version, does anyone know if there is a massive differance?

29.99 for delivery tho bit of a rip

Cold this was £566 1 week ago dont know if it still is Empire direct i got mine from

amazing TV

Hot hot hot.... IMO, Sharp and sony represent the best quality of High Definition movies
Rep added!

the web price is now £649.99 so 10% of that using the ed save codes will bring down to approx £585 which is cheaper

empiredirect.co.uk/con…htm

Great dont know what toonarmy is on about but web price is still £569

Original Poster

toonarmy88;2446037

the web price is now £649.99 so 10% of that using the ed save codes will … the web price is now £649.99 so 10% of that using the ed save codes will bring down to approx £585 which is cheaper http://empiredirect.co.uk/content/products/details/index~modelcode~SON-KDL40V3000U~dept~ctv~subdept~LCDTV~brand~sony.htm


Take the del charge on top of that still 610 del

Free delivery from teleworld.com - £584.99

This model has ceased manufacture as the 4000 range was released last month.
The KDL40V3000 was released in Oct 2007 and was launched with a £1200 ish price tag. Circa £599 is a cracking buy for this quality Sony TV.

Dont confuse this model with the budget versions found in most supermarkets (U Series)

thisismark;2446102

Take the del charge on top of that still 610 del



not really you can go pick it up in store. or you could even purchase in store and just tell them you can get online for XX price :thumbsup:

howay the lads

Liverpool_Bear;2445417

Is this a better TV than this … Is this a better TV than this http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/193322/samsung-le40a559p4f-lcd-1080p-freev?All the best.

The Sony is MUCH better, believe me. I've read a lot about the Samsung. The Sony is proper 1080p/24p, whereas the Samsung isn't. It displays a lot of judder when watching Blu-Ray films, among other problems. The Sony is a much more reliable model.

TheToyMan - 100hz isn't really worth it at the moment, as it's a bit of technology that virtually no one has been able to implement properly. If you read around knowledgeable websites, like the AV Forums, you'll find that most people turn 100hz off as all it does is create problems. The brand new Sony W4000 model doesn't have 100hz, yet it handles motion absolutely perfectly.

I have the V3000 myself. I got it from EmpireDirect two weeks ago for £557 (with Quidco) and it's a FANTASTIC TV. It really, really is. Brilliant picture, stunning looks - it's perfect. And for the price, an absolute steal.

Thanks for the info chief! What's the SD picture like?

thanks winspiration thats a great help! I'll potter al;ong and buy one then...

All the best - rep added

simply awesome. i paid £1500 for a similar spec just over 2 years ago....

GibsonSt19;2447142

Thanks for the info chief! What's the SD picture like?

The SD PQ is excellent on my set. Well, on Freeview it is. I don't know about analogue, because I think I've seen about five seconds of analogue TV since I bought it - and it looked alright.

A lot of people have reported a fairly fantastic SD picture on their V3000. It's not perfect, I think it's impossible to get a perfect SD picture on such a large screen, but it's definitely more than acceptable - although it depends, of course, on your feed. If you feed it a **** signal, it's going to give you **** back. So if you have a good signal, it's very good. Or if you're plugging in your own Freeview box in, or Sky+ or whatever, just make sure you have good connectors.

It also helps to have good settings, which you can find on the AV Forums. I found some settings on there that I have now, which gives a fantastic picture on everything - SD, Blu-Ray, PS3, etc. A number of people have mentioned that they're the best they've come across - so if anyone wants them, I can post them here.

Original Poster

mrtigertony;2447332

already posted … already posted http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/207403/sony-kdl-40v3000-599-00-del-2-5-qui/



This is that post tiger.
Are you o.k. ?

I'm looking at getting an LG47 6000, they are reduced to £857 inc VAT at Makro. Can you please tell me if this is a good tv. The cheapest price I have seen on the web is £1050.

Thanks

Is this deal / LCD better than the Costco deal ?
£634.49 SONY BRAVIA KDL40D3500 40" Full HD 1080p LCD TV, FULL 5 YEAR WARRANTY @ Costco

Banned

the only difference is that the v3000 has one more hdmi

excellent tv had it since xmas.

Hd is superb.

Some freeview channels are a bit rubbish, but in general good.

again though hd is what its all about

how does that work "6.2 Mega Pixel resolution for stunning picture quality "


it's a 1080p LCD unit !!!! which is ~ 2MP .... :w00t:

Would this set compare favourably with a Panasonic 37PX80 Plasma,this would
probably be used for just HD/Blu ray at the moment .Going in a smallish bedroom
only 9' x 8' so only going to be about 6' away from it lol so is this to set to big and
would I be better going for 32"/37"I sense a joke coming,no I wont lol:thumbsup:

Winspiration;2447253

The SD PQ is excellent on my set. Well, on Freeview it is. I don't A lot … The SD PQ is excellent on my set. Well, on Freeview it is. I don't A lot of people have reported a fairly fantastic SD picture on their V3000. It's not perfect, I think it's impossible to get a perfect SD picture on such a large screen, but it's definitely more than acceptable - although it depends, of course, on your feed. If you feed it a **** signal, it's going to give you **** back. So if you have a good signal, it's very good. Or if you're plugging in your own Freeview box in, or Sky+ or whatever, just make sure you have good connectors. It also helps to have good settings, which you can find on the AV Forums. I found some settings on there that I have now, which gives a fantastic picture on everything - SD, Blu-Ray, PS3, etc. A number of people have mentioned that they're the best they've come across - so if anyone wants them, I can post them here.



The SD picture on freeview for this particular set is sometimes better than that of the Sky box (old-age Amstrad, standard type, via Scart) I have connected; but as you say, the analogue quality isn't too bad for what it is either (a good enough back-up if digital failed; for now).

Anyway, regarding the settings you mentioned about posting; any chance that could be done, please? :-D

titanium_man;2447724

the only difference is that the v3000 has one more hdmi



not only extra hdmi port but also digitial audio output

and not to forget the nice shiny piano black finish which i think is a hug difference. looks stunning

Dellboy2;2448695

Would this set compare favourably with a Panasonic 37PX80 Plasma,this … Would this set compare favourably with a Panasonic 37PX80 Plasma,this would probably be used for just HD/Blu ray at the moment .Going in a smallish bedroom only 9' x 8' so only going to be about 6' away from it lol so is this to set to big andwould I be better going for 32"/37"I sense a joke coming,no I wont lol:thumbsup:



Bigger the better! For just a few quid more you can get the 42PX80 for £602!! SD on there is fantastic, and its HD Ready, not Full HD but can accept 720p and 1080i, 1080p will also be accepted but scaled to the resolution of the TV. SD on Plasma's are generally better than LCDs, I have an older 37PX60 SD is great, and even HD looks stunning on there albeit its only 720p, I've got my PS3 outputting 1080p and looks great! Blu-rays look fab to, the added bonus with the new Panny range that it does support 1080p/24p Playback. Don't be fooled by the marketing hype of 1080p. Look at the 8g Pioneer plasmas, these are the top TV's available, HD ready, both SD & HD look absolutely stunning on them, the new 9Gs even better! They are the porsches, ferraris, buggatis, lambos of the TV world.

exStudent;2449831

Bigger the better! For just a few quid more you can get the 42PX80 for … Bigger the better! For just a few quid more you can get the 42PX80 for £602!! SD on there is fantastic, and its HD Ready, not Full HD but can accept 720p and 1080i, 1080p will also be accepted but scaled to the resolution of the TV. SD on Plasma's are generally better than LCDs, I have an older 37PX60 SD is great, and even HD looks stunning on there albeit its only 720p, I've got my PS3 outputting 1080p and looks great! Blu-rays look fab to, the added bonus with the new Panny range that it does support 1080p/24p Playback. Don't be fooled by the marketing hype of 1080p. Look at the 8g Pioneer plasmas, these are the top TV's available, HD ready, both SD & HD look absolutely stunning on them, the new 9Gs even better! They are the porsches, ferraris, buggatis, lambos of the TV world.



Thanks for reply mate,I have been looking at Plasmas for months and picked up the Curry's
Panasonic flat screen guide yesterday.On checking the reverse side for size's the 42 is only
10cm wider and 7 cm higher so I think as you say bigger is better:-D If I go Plasma I will opt
for the 42 inch,cheers:thumbsup:

Bass_Monkey;2448791

Anyway, regarding the settings you mentioned about posting; any chance … Anyway, regarding the settings you mentioned about posting; any chance that could be done, please? :-D

Freeview:

Picture Mode -------> Cinema
Backlight ----------> 2
Contrast -----------> 80
Brightness ---------> 35
Colour -------------> 45
Colour Temp --------> Warm 1
Sharpness ----------> 10
NR -----------------> Low
MPEG NR ------------> Low
Black Corr ---------> Low
Adv. Cont Enhancer -> Off
Gamma --------------> Off
Clear White --------> Low
Live Colour --------> Low
Colour Spc ---------> Wide

For PS3/Blu-Ray:

picture mode........cinema
backlight..............3
contrast...............88
brightness.............49
colour...................62
colour temp..........warm 1
sharpness.............15
noise red..............off
mpeg noise...........off

black corrector........off
advance contrast....off
gamma..................off
clear white.............off
live colour..............off
colour space..........standard

:thumbsup:

Original Poster

Fair play ... its all about helping each other well done Winspiration

Winspiration;2452954

Freeview:Picture Mode ------- CinemaBacklight ---------- 2Contrast … Freeview:Picture Mode -------> CinemaBacklight ----------> 2Contrast -----------> 80Brightness ---------> 35.......:thumbsup:



Cheers dude; much appreciated! :thumbsup:

Time to do a bit of fiddling with me TV, methinks.. :w00t:
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