TV / Speaker Advice

Right, I've been meaning to get a new HD TV and speaker system to go with my PS3 and now I believe the time is nigh to buy one. :-D I'd like some feedback on my choices from those who are also on the market for said items or have already made the´plung as my budget is around £1,200.

The TV I'm going for is a Sony Bravia KDL-40V2500 at £949.99 at my local Sony store with 5 years warranty (parts and labour I believe) and a free DVD recorder. Plus they're doing a 9-month interest free option as well so I figured it's a pretty solid deal especially since a 5-year warranty is thrown in. It's a slightly older model since I've seen the exact same model number with full HD but this only does 1080i and below. reviews.cnet.com/fla…tml Here's a review just in case .

For my speaker system I'm going for a TV stand/speaker system as I'm going to need a stand anyway and this kinda kills two birds with one stone. The stand is a evesham.com/pro…CB1 Evesham Sound Stage X1
and goes for £300. It's got nine(!!) built-in speakers for virtual surround sound and is neat and tidy with no wires for the speakers!

Overall what do you guys think? My budget is just only stretched due to the speaker system but with the nine-month interest free option I figured I can take a hit at the price. Any other TVs / speakers / tv-stands you guys can think of with similar specs (re: the TV) and price?

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Ask for a discount. Ask whats the lowest they would sell it for and then mention how much you would like to spend...

works on some bbc1 program i watched

Original Poster

well the thing is the TV mentioned is already in a sale so I don't know how much bargaining power I have. When I go in I'll mention the fact that I really wanted a 37" for no more than £800 but the guy I spoke to last time did mention about the added value of the warranty and DVD recorder. Also asked if they could leave out the DVD recorder too but no-go.

you could have that tv with 3years warranty here ]http//ww…00U
for £779.99

Original Poster

Wow! Now that is a great price with the warranty! Thanks for the heads-up shanecr!

Nooooooooooooooooooo you don't want a KDL-40V2500 at that price (£949.99, ouch) it's an old model. The ]Sony KDL-40D3000U's are the new ones and are much better. Google some reviews, it's a whole different league of TV (and the best LCD's money can buy at the mo)! :thumbsup:

Oh and when negotiating with Sony Centres always go armed with the prices elsewhere, high street and online, they don't match online prices but often with persistence you can knock them down. If they say no to discount then politely explain how you are prepared to buy something today and it's up to them if you buy it there or not (not those exact words, but the general gist).

It's also worth noting that John Lewis offer 5yr warranty's on all their TV's.

Hope that helps.

Original Poster

megalomaniac

Nooooooooooooooooooo you don't want a KDL-40V2500 at that price (£949.99, … Nooooooooooooooooooo you don't want a KDL-40V2500 at that price (£949.99, ouch) it's an old model. The ]Sony KDL-40D3000U's are the new ones and are much better. Google some reviews, it's a whole different league of TV (and the best LCD's money can buy at the mo)! :thumbsup:



Yes but at what price? I'm on a tight budget remember? It's hard since now I'm practically 'on the market' for a surround sound system and AV receiver which is never good for the wallet.

Meglomaniac: thanks, I'll keep that in mind when I next walk in there. What's the cheapest, retail price for the 40V2500?

Laxe

Yes but at what price? I'm on a tight budget remember? It's hard since … Yes but at what price? I'm on a tight budget remember? It's hard since now I'm practically 'on the market' for a surround sound system and AV receiver which is never good for the wallet.Meglomaniac: thanks, I'll keep that in mind when I next walk in there. What's the cheapest, retail price for the 40V2500?



If you follow the link in my post the KDL-40D3000U's at £913.01 (£943 including delivery, here: ]http//ww…318), less than the £949.99 you originally quoted for the V2500.

Also worth a look in the size range (and much cheaper) are the Panasonic plasmas: ]http//ww…738

Original Poster

I think I need to think about my budget on the whole. The only reason why I was tempted to buy the Sony V2500 was because of the added value stuff (extra warranty and DVD recorder). Thanks for the link though.

If you like added value: ]http//ww…spx or ]http//ww…spx and right up your street: ]http//ww…spx not cheap mind :thumbsup: but I'm sure you can pop into a store and knock 'em down a bit.
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