Sony 26" Televisions

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  1. Mattytc

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    Hello.

    I want to buy a 26" LCD television for a bedroom in our house.

    I heard an advert on the radio saying that Sainsburys are selling the Sony Bravia KDL-26U3000 for £349.99.

    After a quick search on the internet I found that this price is by far the cheapest.

    I was going to buy this television but then found out about other Sony Bravia 26" LCD Televisions.

    These are the:

    KDL-26S2030
    KDL-26P2530
    KDL-26U2000

    and

    KDL-26U3000
    KDL-26P3000
    KDL-26S3000
    KDL-26T3000

    This has confused me quite a bit.

    I would still consider buying the KDL-26U3000 from Sainsburys as it is cheap.
    However, I know that 'you get what you pay for' so would rather get a television with positive reviews.

    The product comparison tool on Sony's webiste is unhelpful in helping me to decide which to buy.
    I have emailed Sony, asking what the differences are but they just directed me towards the product comparison tool.

    I have searched threads on this webiste and found that the KDL-26T3000 is supposedly the best of the lot.

    Could someone please explain the key differences between the models.

    If you own one of these models, what do you think of it?

    Also, where would be the cheapest place to buy them?

    Either a store or a website.

    Could anyone recommend a good internet site to purchase one of these from?

    All replies are much appreciated.

    Matthew
     
  2. ChrisGgr

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    Well the difference is the T3000 uses S-PVA panel,while the others use TN cheaper panel.If you can afford the T3000 its really worth.Amazon has the cheaper price if you can wait around a month
     
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    I'm in the same situation...

    It seems that everyone thought the T series had a better panel than the S series, now it seems only the T3000 gets the better panel.

    So the question is has the T series been downgraded (there are still some in a few Comet stores) ?

    Is the S / T 2800 with the cheaper panel still the best option for around £350 -400 ?

    I suspect it is.
     
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    Why to get an S3000 for 380 while T3000 costs 30 more only
     
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    After reading loads of posts on here, it appears the T3000 is the best 26” Sony TV and the 2nd best 26” TV available.

    Since the debate about the TA or SPVA panel seems to have been finalised, I also want the T3000 (not T2800). But if the price has jumped back up to £500+:mad:, may have to reconsider as I also need a 40” TV.

    If you have any luck finding the T3000, back around the £400 mark, please could you post the link, as I really want one ASAP.
     
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    Jez... see post no.4... just above.

    Since found it £10 cheaper.
     
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    So what is the first best 26" LCD TV?
     
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    Panasonic 26LXD70 which however costs above £500
     
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    Im after a 26" and have whittled it down to either the T3000 or the LMD70 which is the next one down from the LXD70. Cant decide which to go for tho!
     
  12. Mattytc

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    That is just about what I have narrowed my top choices down to!

    Can anybody help us decide between the Panasonic TX-26LMD70 and Sony KDL-26T3000?

    Thanks.
     
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    If you search around this forum you will see that the T3000 is better than the LMD70...it even says above the 2nd best tv is the T3000 which means the LMD70 is below it. I've just ordered one. I've not seen a bad review about it so go for it if you can't afford the LXD70.
     
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    I ordered the LMD70 until I found out about the T3000 for same money.

    It came down to a looks thing with my partner preferring the look of the Sony to teh Panasonic.

    And you can get Sony's free 5 Year Warranty from several stores until the 13th.
     
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    PS there is now a LXD69 kicking around which is about £50 less than the LXD70 and apparently exactly the same other than all black case rather than black and silver.
     
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    Can you please tell me where/how can I find the free 5-year guarantee from Sony?
     
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    What bracket should I use to mount the Sony KDL-26T3000 on a wall?

    I know the bracket has to be VESA-Standard but there are so many on the market.

    I want one that will hold the television securely to the wall without obscuring any of the inputs, which I have heard some of the brackets can do.

    If you have mounted a T3000 on a wall, could you tell me what bracket you used?

    Thanks.
     
  20. vince379

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    I would be interested in the above also thanks.
     
  21. Mattytc

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    Also, if you have found the Sony KDL-26T3000 for a cheaper price than £421.95 (including delivery) as shown in a post above, it would be much appreciated if you could post the details of where to purchase it from here.
     
  22. JonBuoy

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    A guy I know ordered a T3000 from electrosaver at this price last year. After three weeks he had heard nothing so he contacted them and was told that they didn't actually have any in stock. After another three weeks he got the same story so he cancelled the order. In the meantime they had taken the money off his credit card ! I thought that this was illegal and suggested that he contacts his credit card company.

    You have been warned !
     
  23. nlwsaint

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    Just a word of warning. My mother in law bought this earlier this year from Makro. A couple of weeks ago, the picture quality deteriated. She has waited until after Xmas to report it to Sony as she thought that there would possibly a problem getting an engineer to come out over the holiday period. Today she contacted Sony as the tv came with 1 years warranty but was informed that the warranty does not cover call outs for 26" tv's. She asked how she was going to get it repaired & was told to take it to a Sony Centre. My mother in law told the customer service adviser that she is a pensioner & doesn't drive & couldn't possibly carry the tv on a bus. The reply that she got was "you should have purchased a 32" tv". Local tv repair companies will not service Sony tv's. She has however been paying for a 5 year extended warranty but this does not come into effect until the 1 year warranty expires so now she will have to put up with the bad picture until she can claim on the new warranty.
     
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    ^That sounds rediculous. If that is true I would make a HUGE fuss until they gave me what I want. How can they possibly do that? I'm sorry but I cannot see how 26" and under are not covered by the standard manufacturers warranty. Surely ALL products are covered from faults that are not caused by customer misuse?

    Get onto trading standards or whatever they're called! Utterly dismayed.
     
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    It's not that it's not covered by the warranty, they will not send anyone out to a tv under 32". As my mother in law is in her 70's & doesn't drive, she cannot get it to a Sony Centre (we do not live near her). Also, that means, if she could, it would have to be left with them (so she would be without a tv) rather than an engineer repairing it at her home. Their complete lack of compassion beggers belief. How can you say to a pensioner "you should have purchased a 32"?
     
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    Its not cheaper than the £421, but for £433 at Total Digital you will get a 5 year thrown in as long as you can collect.

    I'm off to Sony Centre to see if they can beat it... i'll post later today to let you know. We've bought 3 from them in last 6 months as they always do a good deal. Fingers crossed.
     
  27. Mattytc

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    Great.

    If you do manage to get a better deal from the Sony Centre I will try that with my local one.

    Best of luck with it!
     
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    I do apologise, I didn't read your original post correctly. Still, I agree it's bad saying that to a pensioner who can't get to a service center. Hope you sort it out somehow.
     
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    Tried Sony Centre and he sad that he cant buy them for that price, and i should snap there arm off if i can get it for that price. Showed him pda with web page on and he said to buy one. They are currently complaining to Sony as they are loosing trade due to the prices other none Sony traders can do.
     
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    Thanks for the advice.

    Where are you going to buy the television from then?

    I have looked at the Total Digital website and found that their store is in Birmingham.

    Unfortunately, that is a bit far for me to travel seeing as I live in Essex.
    They charge £20 delivery, which brings the price above that of other internet stores.

    Also, I have read poor reviews about them.
    http://www0.dealtime.co.uk/xMR-302952~MRD-302952~S-1
     

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