Sony KDL40D3000 or Samsung LE37M87BDX or R version??

bliprogers

Standard Member
I'm not a TV boffin, and not concerned on price, but need some help on picking the best of these LCD TV's

Are the samsung's 100hz?

Is the 40inch D series as good as the 32 as this gets good reviews??

And which TV would you go for and why???

Any help gratefully recieved as have go ahead from wife for a new sparkly new tv, WAHEY!! :thumbsup:
 

Torment74

Standard Member
After weeks of research I finnaly got the Sony KDL40D3000. At firt I thought it might be too big but now that i have it set up its just the right size. Only had it a few weeks now but the picture on it it is stunning, blue ray films and PS3 games just knocked my socks off and this is not my first LCD. SD is a mixed bag depending on which channels you watch but overall the quality is fine. Normal DVD's are amazing too (Lord of the Rings and the new star wars films blew me away). I got my set for £760 from digital direct and although i was suppose to get a call about when it would be delivred I did get an email saying what day it would turn up and it did. I think both sets are good choices but i suspect the Sony will last longer + mine has no dead pixels, banding,clouding, buzzing or clicking sounds :thumbsup:
 

bliprogers

Standard Member
Thanks for the prompt reply!!!

Thats an awesome price for 40 inch d series!!!??

I'll see if anyone else got anything to add but think this may be my weekend purchase....
 

ChrisGgr

Member
Yep the D3000 is a better tv because:
1)You win 3inch
2)sony has 100Hz
3)SD better on D3000
4)Very good cope with fast moving scenes and football
 

matt1976

Standard Member
Sounds good. I'm on the market for a 40" and the Sony's seems to come out well from reveiws etc. where does the D series places in the Sony hierachy? i.e. in comparison to the W, X etc?
matt
 

Torment74

Standard Member
Sounds good. I'm on the market for a 40" and the Sony's seems to come out well from reveiws etc. where does the D series places in the Sony hierachy? i.e. in comparison to the W, X etc?
matt

I think it goes from the budget S series > D > W and then the X, i think
 

ChrisGgr

Member
Yep correct
 

bliprogers

Standard Member
Is this a good deal??? Sounds it to me....

And what is the DVD player like??

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Empire Direct have a just put on a package deal today: Sony KDL40D3000 LCD TV & Sony RDRHXD870B DVD Recorder/ 160Gb HDD Freeview Box & a black Alphason TV stand for just £999.99 plus £25 delivery. This in itself is already a bargain because the RDRHXD870B is worth £200 and the Alphason stand is worth £125, meaning that you're getting the Sony KDL40D3000 for only £700 (the price of the smaller Sony KDL32D3000)!

But to make the deal sweeter, for a limited time only Empire Direct are offering 10% discount with the following code combination:

Code: EM3694
Username: 10percentoff

i.e. you can get the whole package for £925! Don't worry if you don't see the discount applied on the first page... after you submit your details and just before you submit your order, you should see the discount.

If you join their membership by getting the edXtra card for £19.99 beforehand, you also get free 3 year warranty, making the final price £945.

P.S. The same method can be used to buy the Samsung LE40M87BDX for £835 including delivery, or £855 including free 3 year warranty.
 

DavidT

Well-known Member
It is a great deal but I thought it expired on 31st March.


Edit: My mistake, it looks like it is still on.
 

badbob

Banned
I have to wonder about 100hz on LCD. Certainly not needed for flicker. More processing which has got to be bad. Perhaps 50-100hz, 60-120hz frame doubler is ideal? Or does that still introduce artefacts?

Ideally BR/HD should have been upsampled at the mastering stage (upsampled to 120hz) and new TV's accept that refresh. So no processing involved, the only process was at the studio, which is going to be more advanced than one in a TV.
 

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