SONY KDL40S550 40" 1080p LCD TV (£499 when you trade in old tv) @ Currys
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SONY KDL40S550 40" 1080p LCD TV (£499 when you trade in old tv) @ Currys

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Found 5th Oct 2009
This Sony KDL-40S5500 is £599 online, which I don't think is a great deal. But if you trade in an old TV they will give a discount of £100 making it just £499. You can only trade in a old TV in store.

Sounds like a good deal considering its a well respected brand, Sony, and includes 1080p.
- 33,000:1 contrast ratio
- 50hz
- Built-in digital TV tuner
- 3x HDMI, 2x SCART, 1x Component

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I thought it was a great deal, and just bought one yesterday. Any TV will do too. Really impressed with it!

I considered one of these at the same price form a previous deal (may still be running) from Richer Sounds about three weeks ago.
I opted for the similarly priced Samsung in the end as the Sony doesn't support 1:1 pixel mapping and is, imho, fairly useless for a Media Center/HTPC.

Any more thoughts on this then? Suitable for gaming with a 360? Considering it for the bedroom as I've got an old portable in the loft that I'd trade in against it

Ferengi;6485709

I considered one of these at the same price form a previous deal (may … I considered one of these at the same price form a previous deal (may still be running) from Richer Sounds about three weeks ago. I opted for the similarly priced Samsung in the end as the Sony doesn't support 1:1 pixel mapping and is, imho, fairly useless for a Media Center/HTPC.



Richer Sounds and John Lewis were not as convenient for me.
For anyone who's main intention is to use it just as a TV, MAYBE some Blu-Rays, PS3 Xbox etc it's more than OK?
I'm sure a lot of people wouldn't be able to spot the difference, or would they... :-D

Good deal for a sony full hd sony 40"

a whole 3 degrees added by me

sevik;6485886

Richer Sounds and John Lewis were not as convenient for me.For anyone … Richer Sounds and John Lewis were not as convenient for me.For anyone who's main intention is to use it just as a TV, MAYBE some Blu-Rays, PS3 Xbox etc it's more than OK?I'm sure a lot of people wouldn't be able to spot the difference, or would they... :-D


You'd have to ask one of the 'experts' on here (or AVForums) but I'd be interested to see how anything which needs to display 1920x1080 directly (which is essentially 1:1) via this TV would actually look.
If it can't do 1:1 mapping (overscans by all accounts) then how would a blue ray look?

Ferengi;6486065

If it can't do 1:1 mapping (overscans by all accounts) then how would a … If it can't do 1:1 mapping (overscans by all accounts) then how would a blue ray look?



It looked amazing when I played the Apocalypto Blu Ray on the Ps3. Blown away.

Anyone any idea why this is being voted cold?

Maybe it's because it's very similar one Richer Sounds and John Lewis ran a few weeks ago.
£499 for a 40" 1080p Sony gets a vote from me.

rounderdvds;6486674

Anyone any idea why this is being voted cold?



Maybe 'cos its only 50hz?

tommyturnip;6487787

Maybe 'cos its only 50hz?



What do you want for £499? :-D

Ferengi;6485709

Sony doesn't support 1:1 pixel mapping and is, imho, fairly useless for a … Sony doesn't support 1:1 pixel mapping and is, imho, fairly useless for a Media Center/HTPC.



I'm missing something here - how could this be a problem? Only asking because I may need to consider this before buying. Do you mean it will distort the picture if the Media Center PC doesn't output 1920 x 1080?

leo9;6488967

I'm missing something here - how could this be a problem? Only asking … I'm missing something here - how could this be a problem? Only asking because I may need to consider this before buying. Do you mean it will distort the picture if the Media Center PC doesn't output 1920 x 1080?


Basically, if you do set the Media Center to 1920x1080 it won't display at 1920x1080 on the TV !!

Quote from AVForums:

"The only thing putting me off getting the Sony is the reported 2.5% overscan on all HDMI inputs (even when inputting 1080p) signals which cannot be switched off. This won't allow 1:1 pixel mapping, so any 1080p source viewed through the HDMI inputs won't be as sharp as they should be. It seems odd that Sony would intentionally do this to a "full HD" 1080p set."

And yes, I looked up the manual for this TV on Sony's Internet and it doesn't support 1:1 via HDMI.

OK, thanks - yet another thing I need to check for. Glad I read this!

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check the above link guys. this tv can be had for 399 pounds at john lewis using the receipt in the below link. But unfortunately this tv is out of stock in john lewis. If u guys can find a tv in a john lewis store . u can have that for 399 pounds by showing the receipt.

You will also get 5 years warranty if you buy it from John Lewis.

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