Sony KDL40V550 £549.95 @ John lewis
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Sony KDL40V550 £549.95 @ John lewis

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Found 28th Oct 2009Made hot 28th Oct 2009
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Sony Bravia KDL40V5500U LCD HD Ready 1080p Digital Television, 40 inch

On sale at John Lewis for £819 (£949 at sony centre)

John Lewis just price matched me with Richer sounds £649.95 -

Then still took off the £100 cash back when you trade in any old TV (including my old portable b/w tv in the loft!!)

TOTAL PAYMENT £ 549.95 ,................BARGIN!!! - FANTASTIC TV FOR THAT PRICE!

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john lewis sony trade in, if i recall only works for tv's above 26" being tradded in.

I got my sony 40" KDL40W5500 from Argos for £600. These sony models are amazing.

Original Poster

CHINERS-68 ...........i spoke to manager in store and when i payed for TV - they confirm ANY TV and it doesnt say 26" on the t&C's..... ; 0 )..........i'll let you know 2mro when i pick it up!!

chiners_68;6715184

john lewis sony trade in, if i recall only works for tv's above 26" being … john lewis sony trade in, if i recall only works for tv's above 26" being tradded in.



That's incorrect. It's any TV irrespective of condition or if it works.

tv ur buying has to be at least 26inch

dealslover;6715471

tv ur buying has to be at least 26inch



This deal is for a 40" tv so what's your point? :whistling:

Does anyone know the difference between this model and the 40" KDL40W5500 one?

Many thanks

I cant find that model on their site but I assume you still get the 5 year warranty.

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hdavda;6716064

Does anyone know the difference between this model and the 40" KDL40W5500 … Does anyone know the difference between this model and the 40" KDL40W5500 one?Many thanks




the W is a better model - it is 100Hz

this one is only 50Hz

very good price, the v and w and x range of sony lcd tv's are the higher specd models, very good price, also if you can can get the 5 yr warranty, awesome:thumbsup:

good tv, watch out for the xmas tv offer they have end of november. i know for fact it is a 50inch plasma for £600 but still waiting for the mrs to confirm model no.

teerex;6715601

This deal is for a 40" tv so what's your point? :whistling:



if you read from the top you'll see that the third poster implies that you have to TRADE IN a TV of 26" or higher. the subsequent posts, including the one you're are enquiring about, are pointing out that it is the TV that you PURCHASE that has to be 26"...or higher....:thumbsup:

johnny9fingers;6719167

good tv, watch out for the xmas tv offer they have end of november. i … good tv, watch out for the xmas tv offer they have end of november. i know for fact it is a 50inch plasma for £600 but still waiting for the mrs to confirm model no.



See if your missus can wangle me a 100hz 37" or 40", weve got quite a big living room but 50" would look ridiculous

just taken a look on their site and you do get the 5 year warranty on it

dealslover;6715471

tv ur buying has to be at least 26inch



Well i think its quite clear in the post that the TV is 40 INCHES !!!! Happy days

Very Good deal. I got 2 of the 40w5500 at £500 each @ John Lewis and they are very good. The only difference between 40V5500 and 40W5500 is Motionflow (100hz) which I have turned off anyway. Plus you get 5 years warranty, The only downside is the Piano Black finish, everything seems to finished in that cr*p now, it scratches way too easily, I wiped mine with a microfibre cloth and its scratched allready, but its no different to a Laptop I have, or the PC monitor. I am going to start a campaign to encourage manufacturers to stop using Gloss Black, its utter rubbish and looks pants in my opinion, bring back matt black.

hotukdealz;6720596

Very Good deal. I got 2 of the 40w5500 at £500 each @ John Lewis



How'd you manage that?

FREEZIN WOLF;6719469

See if your missus can wangle me a 100hz 37" or 40", weve got quite a … See if your missus can wangle me a 100hz 37" or 40", weve got quite a big living room but 50" would look ridiculous



You might be surprised how small a 37 seems after a while. I'm relatively happy with my 42, but keep wondering if I shouldn't have gone a little larger...

Obviously depends how far away you sit etc, but you do adjust. (to the point if I go somewhere with a 28-32" it just looks ridiculously small now)

Sounds like a great deal - I have phoned through to John Lewis this morning and am waiting for them to come back to me to confirm the price match - they said they have to actually go into store to check so may not come back to me for a few days!

PR1;6721411

You might be surprised how small a 37 seems after a while. I'm … You might be surprised how small a 37 seems after a while. I'm relatively happy with my 42, but keep wondering if I shouldn't have gone a little larger... Obviously depends how far away you sit etc, but you do adjust. (to the point if I go somewhere with a 28-32" it just looks ridiculously small now)



What almost everyone forgets is that when watching a DVD/Blu-Ray movie the aspect ratios inevitably leave you with black bars at the top and bottom. Making your 'big TV' seem annoyingly too small! :x It's fine if you just watch normal telly predominantly because that is almost always broadcast in 16:9 (perfect fit).

I just wish someone had pointed that out to me when I was buying my 42" plasma. Staff at John Lewis actually thought it was too big for my room and viewing distance and suggested I'd be happier with a 32".

MorrisLDN;6715185

I got my sony 40" KDL40W5500 from Argos for £600.


So did I, and got 9 months nothing to pay!

CobaltBlue;6722184

What almost everyone forgets is that when watching a DVD/Blu-Ray movie … What almost everyone forgets is that when watching a DVD/Blu-Ray movie the aspect ratios inevitably leave you with black bars at the top and bottom. Making your 'big TV' seem annoyingly too small! :x


That's very right. I had to get rid of my old 37 tv after I bought a blu-ray, only because it had no zoom function thus 1/2 of the screen was black on movies.
I got sony 40w5500 and what I do now is zoom in to get the movie to fit the screen.

What I can't understand is why don't blu-ray player offer some kind of zoom or fit the screen format by default.

klf;6722055

Sounds like a great deal - I have phoned through to John Lewis this … Sounds like a great deal - I have phoned through to John Lewis this morning and am waiting for them to come back to me to confirm the price match - they said they have to actually go into store to check so may not come back to me for a few days!



That is not what they have done with me. I gave them print outs of the deal I wanted to match (which was in store as well as online) and the telephone numbers of a couple of branches of the competitor and they just accepted it, presumably because of the "proof" I supplied. They did go away, to telephone I thought at the time, but upon their return they said they had not bothered but had been required to have a manager sign off on the price match. That was Oxford Street.

I had a non LCD Sony over 10 years ago with 100hz so why are they now making TVs with only 50hz ?

Actual link johnlewis.com/230…spx

johnny9fingers;6719167

good tv, watch out for the xmas tv offer they have end of november. i … good tv, watch out for the xmas tv offer they have end of november. i know for fact it is a 50inch plasma for £600 but still waiting for the mrs to confirm model no.



Is this a 50 inch Sony for £600??:santa:

hotukdealz;6720596

Very Good deal. I got 2 of the 40w5500 at £500 each @ John Lewis and they … Very Good deal. I got 2 of the 40w5500 at £500 each @ John Lewis and they are very good. The only difference between 40V5500 and 40W5500 is Motionflow (100hz) which I have turned off anyway. Plus you get 5 years warranty, The only downside is the Piano Black finish, everything seems to finished in that cr*p now, it scratches way too easily, I wiped mine with a microfibre cloth and its scratched allready, but its no different to a Laptop I have, or the PC monitor. I am going to start a campaign to encourage manufacturers to stop using Gloss Black, its utter rubbish and looks pants in my opinion, bring back matt black.



Agreed. I've got the 46W5500 and hardly ever turn on the Motionflow (100Hz), which is the only differentiator between the V5500 and W5500 series. When you're watching films / TV serials, then using Motionflow is not recommended. The only potential interest of Motionflow is for watching sports. I never watch sports on TV so I really could have saved some dough and gone for the V5500.

That is a very good deal. Voted hot.

3.1415926;6723125

That is not what they have done with me. I gave them print outs of the … That is not what they have done with me. I gave them print outs of the deal I wanted to match (which was in store as well as online) and the telephone numbers of a couple of branches of the competitor and they just accepted it, presumably because of the "proof" I supplied. They did go away, to telephone I thought at the time, but upon their return they said they had not bothered but had been required to have a manager sign off on the price match. That was Oxford Street.



thanks, will try that!

teerex;6715601

This deal is for a 40" tv so what's your point? :whistling:



The poster was just clarifying the confusion in previous posts. Attack, quick.

Just reserved one for £609.95 and will then get the extra £100 off when I take in my old tv so £509.95!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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i wish people would add details of price match items to title

klf;6725258

Just reserved one for £609.95 and will then get the extra £100 off when I … Just reserved one for £609.95 and will then get the extra £100 off when I take in my old tv so £509.95!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



details please so we can all benefit!!!

thommo7879;6723225

Is this a 50 inch Sony for £600??:santa:


not 100% sure yet, still waiting for her to confirm model, she prob stopped listening after cloths discount introduction. hopefully they can slap on the 12% staff discount on top though

currychops;6727658

details please so we can all benefit!!!



it was at a lower price on the Richer sounds website (but said only available instore) so I quoted the lower price when I phoned John Lewis and they called me back later in the day to confirm!

Great Deal - but it's actually £719 at John Lewis if you trade an old telly.

Original Poster

I got the TV last week (fitted nicely in the 7 seater!) - had to collect as they wanted to charge, not too much bother as i had to drop the old tv anyway!...
VERY PLEASED WITH THE TV!! :w00t:
Easy to set up..and when you register the tv online sony have great power saving tips and GREAT help with correct set up!!.
i have run surround sound through and linked the remote for the tv - it now controls surround via TV -easy!

It looks great and iam very happy with picture quality,design...i actually cant fault it!!

Friend of mine has just gone and ordered the 200hz version - i saw that one and i dont think the extra £500 is worth it!!

/good luck with ordering - and remember they take any tv - working or not (get to the dump and offer £10 for a broven old tv!!)

Bicawi;6729610

Great Deal - but it's actually £719 at John Lewis if you trade an old … Great Deal - but it's actually £719 at John Lewis if you trade an old telly.



So youve completely missed the point of the thread, price is achieved by matching to Richer sounds?
Did you read the original post? :roll:
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