A 37"-40" Sony 1080p? Recommendations???

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  1. JDRM

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    My budget is around £800

    It will be used mainly for ps3/blu ray, but SD is also quite important

    Are there any sony's that fit all of these specs??

    thanks guys :thumbsup:
     
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    The discontinued 40D3000 would be excellent,but now...With just little over look at 40D3500,40V3000 model
     
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    thanks :) ill look into those.

    Any other recommendations anyone?
     
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    could someone explain the difference between 40D3500,40V3000?

    apart from £140
     
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    Only 1 HDMI less for the D3500
     
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    There's the lack of an HDMI socket (2, instead of 3) and no optical digital output, so connection to a home cinema set-up is limited.

    The case finish is a dull grey/black on the D3500 as opposed to the expensive looking black laquered finish of the V3000.

    I was originally intending getting a W3000, but ruled this out due to the ongoing purple blockiness saga, so narrowed it down to the V3000 and the D3500

    I was weighing this (D3500) and the V3000 up today and settled for the V3000, as it is able to be colour calibrated, unlike the D3500. Managed to get a decent reduction and 5 year warranty from Manchester Sony Centre and the tv was there to be taken away.


    SD picture quality is superb (now I've calibrated things) and upscaled dvd is even better. HD sources (I have PS3 and HD satellite) are sublime, if a little small (I've gotten used to watching HD on my projector and 100" screen!!).

    Carefully set-up and calibrated, the V3000 is almost on a par with the X and W range tvs, buywith confidence.

    Cheers,

    Mike
     
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    thanks for the replys everyone :)
    Mike, do you mind telling me how much you paid for it? Im going to cribs causeway soon and im pretty sure there's a sony shop there
     
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    what are your sd settings?
    sd
    standard
    backlight1
    contrast 65
    brightness 49
    colour 51
    colour temp normal
    sharp 12
    n reduction low
    mpeg low

    advance
    all off
    colour space normal
     
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    I paid a straight grand. For the settings, please see the V3000 thread, as they are all there, including the colour calibration settings in the service menu.

    Cheers,

    Mike
     
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    If you have Costco membership, I happen to know that they will be selling the 40D3500 from this weekend for £800 including VAT and 3 year warranty, which is pretty good.

    Knowing this though, I still paid the extra £200 for the V3000, as I got an extra 2 years warranty and the additional inputs and outputs, plus the case looks more elegant and less utilitarian.

    Cheers,

    Mike
     
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    has anyone had any motion blur problems with the v3000?

    and can anyone else vouch for its decent SD quality?
     

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