as all the other threads on this subject state, there is hardly any difference between the two.
i went into john lewis and their top man said the panny 700 was better. some people say the panny has a better freeview picture, others say the sony d3000 can be taylored to your individual needs more than the panny. what hifi magazine did a showdown between the d3000, lxd700 and the new philips lcd, and the lxd700 came out on top with the philips a close second.
panny owners complain about buzzing and darker edges of the screen (mine doesn't) some sony owners complain about buzzing and clouding issues.
so, it basically just boils down to which looks the best. i thought the 700 did and am very happy with it. the d3000 owners will say the same.
have a dig around if you have the time. there's plenty of posts about this subject if you fancy it
as for 100hz, i prefer it as it significantly reduces blurring/ghosting. i personally have seen no picture defects or gaming defects (although others have complained about white lines on fast moving objects)
so, that's really helped you with your decision hasn't it don't worry, you'll enjoy either one you pick.
oh and btw, the 70 and the 700 are the same screen. 700 has better speakers and an extra hdmi as well as pip, pap, pop, pup, plop and parp (or whatever it is...)
In theory 100Hz is well worth having for the improvement in motion handling. D3000 & LXD70 are both 100Hz & both are considered to be good for fast motion images like football.
I'm not sure if it's really down to 100Hz or just other general improvements in the LCD technology, but it really doesn't matter. The important thing is that the image is good. If you like it, buy it!
If fast motion handling is a high priority for you then you should compare the plasma screens too. The 37" Panasonic PX70 is the closest equivalent (because you can't get plasma screens at sizes below 37")
Thank you, i think i may just get the panny lxd70, if it has the same screen as the 700, and i have some 5.1 speakers, so it seems all good to me.
Plus i think the guy at the shop just loves sony, and wants me to pay 1000 pounds for the d3000 at his store.
plus i like the idea of saving a 100 pounds, rather than getting the sony just because some guy said so.
Plus the guy at the shop said what hi-fi magazine is rubbish
Another thing i dont understand is that plasma is better than LCD in nearly every way, then why am i buying a LCD. the only down fall is it is not as good in bright light, and i can buy some black curtains for my room. sorted
As said above, NEVER trust what some one tells you, the panels vary so much that it really is down to personal choice and I trust JL and I brought my 32LXD70 from them with a 5 year warranty fine.
I get the white lines on the screen and am unsure weather to change it or not? It happens on some fast moving objects even on Sky HD but it's not all the time so it beats me. But if you turn the sharpness down they disappear.
From my own experiance of buying a LCD telly yes that is the best way to do it plus JL put me under NO pressure at all to buy, in fact I took my Xbox 360 along to JL and they happily let me try it on several screens and then walk out the store to make my mind up as to which to buy if any.
The best service I've seen.
hmm really, as i was thinking of bring my archos 504 along and hooking it up to the tv, see what the quality is like as my archos can do 567 by 768 or dvd. and as i can just copy all my videos i will pay from my pc to the archos, i can hook it up and see how it looks. seems sweet to me!