samsung LE40C654 vrs sony KDL-40EX503


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I want to buy new lcd tv and looking at Samsung LE40C654 and sony KDL-40EX503.

I watch sport and movies 90% of the time.

Can anyone suggest what tv has the best picture quality and sound?

Any major flaws with either?

Someone please help me choose?



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both pretty similar,they perform equally.I d go for the sony,for build quality and no panel lottery like the samsung


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that samsung in order to keep good supply,use also other panels than their own S-PVA,which can be either AUO or even CMO(thats the worst case).I personally find unacceptable this varying quality between even same size!for example the 40C654 you see in store might be S-PVA(which is the best out of the other panels) and when you get one home,you examine CMO!!!

This is something that sony doesnt(all EX5 series use S-PVA except the 37" which is AUO but this is logical since S-PVA isnt produced at 37")


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its basically in a sticker at the back of the tv,but not outside the box!


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I think i've just come to the same conclusion for the money these two tv's offer great value, both at roughly the same price either £650 from RS or £800 from comet with free blueray and photo frame.

Just a shame you can't get the same spec for same price with an LED screen

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