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Sony KLV30HR3S views ?

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by GazH, Aug 29, 2005.

  1. GazH

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    Hi all,

    The Mother in Law has been into PowerHouse and has seen a Sony LCD she like the look of (as in she likes the silver bezel and the PQ looked better than others on display).

    The only 30 inch screen I can find any info on is the KLV30HR3S, so I'm presuming this is the model she saw. They've got it for sale in Powerhouse at £999.

    So, I can find it cheaper on t'internet but was wondering if anyone has one of these and can recomend it, is the response time any good ?

    She doesn't need HDMI (HDCP) or anything like that as she will be putting her video, DVD and freeview box through it using Scarts.

    I also know its 15:9 but she doesn't seem othered by that, and she is upgrading from her old Grundig 28 inch 4:3 CRT so the Sony will be a lot better than that (hopefully ?).

    Also, she is happy to spend £999, so any other recomendations may be useful...She likes the silver of the Sony, but also said she like a Toshiba and a Sharp they had in...but didn't like the JVC...

    Any view/opinions greatly appreciated as I don't want her buying something she'll reggret.

    Many thanks in advance

    Gaz
     
  2. GazH

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    Anyone :lease:
     
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    Probably best to go with the new Sony "S" series LCD.

    [​IMG]

    It seems to be slightly more expensive than that, but you're best to go with the newest model to get the most life out of it.

    KDL-S32A12U

    * 32" Widescreen LCD
    * High Definition Ready
    * W-XGA panel 1366 � 768
    * Integrated Freeview tuner
    * 170� viewing angle
    * Virtual Dolby + BBE Sound
    * 3D Comb filter
    * 2 x SCART (RGB)
    * PC Input
    * Component Input
    * HDMI Input
    * VESA Compatible

    But it really depends what she'll be using it for.

    If it's just going to be DVDs and Standard Television (eg no high definition material) you'd be best to go with the new Sharp "P" Series LCDs. They are designed for PAL material and will look much better than a high resolution screen with this content.

    [​IMG]

    LC32P50E

    # Advanced Super View & Black TFT LCD Panel
    # European Panel Technology optimised for HDMI Digital Interface (HDCP compliant)
    # HD Compatible
    # Response Time 12m sec
    # High Brightness 450cd/m2
    # High Contrast 800:1
    # Wide Viewing Angle H:170°, V:170°
    # Nicam/A2 Stereo & Surround Sound
    # Built-in Teletext Circuit (TOP/FLOF)
    # Advanced OPC (Optical Picture Control)
    # 60,000 hours Long Life Backlight
    # Twin Scart
    # Component Input



    The Sony you mentioned is an old model, and will be worse on processing etc, but is also lacking a lot of inputs you expect to see on an LCD.
     
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    Hi Andrew,

    The new Sony (S series) is the one I wanted her to go for but she seems set on budget now that she has seen the old sony one.

    She did say she liked the look of the Sharp and from the posts on these boards (and your recomendation) it sounds like the P series is a very good for standard signal.

    I think this is the one for her mate..... Many thanks for the reply

    Gaz
     

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