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Topic # 24426 23-Jul-2008 20:52
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Why is the KDL32W4000 $100NZD more expensive but with the same specs? (I think)





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  Reply # 150762 23-Jul-2008 20:55
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James Bond: Why is the KDL32W4000 $100NZD more expensive but with the same specs? (I think)
I know the W-Series one is listed as being Energy Star efficient but haven't heard of any other differences.




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  Reply # 150765 23-Jul-2008 21:03
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James Bond: Why is the KDL32W4000 $100NZD more expensive but with the same specs? (I think)
I know the W-Series one is listed as being Energy Star efficient but haven't heard of any other differences.


They're both ES certified but the KDL32W4000 consumes more than the V4000 (170W against 156W).

My initail thought was that the KDL32W4000 had a 10 bit panel, which is not the case.





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 150791 23-Jul-2008 22:43
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The W series are Full HD (1920x1080) while the V series are just HD-Ready (1366x768).




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  Reply # 150797 23-Jul-2008 22:50
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No. All new sony KDL's are Full HD 1080p - you can confirm this by checking sony's site.
Not actually sure of the difference anymore except a couple more ports and lower energy usage, i thought it was the 10bit panel as well, but it appears this isnt the case either.
We got offered an awesome deal last week on the W series + other bits from a manager we know, TV came to $1880 i think.

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  Reply # 150833 24-Jul-2008 08:33
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I wonder what sort of wonderful deal Sony would  do for my 46V300 that I bought last year??




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  Reply # 150861 24-Jul-2008 09:47
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old3eyes: I wonder what sort of wonderful deal Sony would  do for my 46V300 that I bought last year??


Saw one the other day, can't remember if it was HN or Smith's City. $2.699.95 I think it was.





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  Reply # 150886 24-Jul-2008 10:32
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the "W" has:
10-bit panel for a finer gradation of colour that allow shades of colours (1024 steps/grades) to be reproduced more accurately


This is from sonystyle.co.nz




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  Reply # 150995 24-Jul-2008 15:47
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That must mean the 32" W series spec page on sony.co.nz is wrong. It says 8 bit panel.



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  Reply # 151006 24-Jul-2008 16:16
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Noel Leeming states 10 bit panel as well.

http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/tvs-dvds/televisions/lcd-tvs/30-lcd-tv/sony-kdl32w4000-32-full-hd-w-series-bravia-lcd-idtv/prod99161.html

Its confusing because when I google it many retailers from the UK claim that it has a 8 bit panel. Different version for different markets?





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See http://www.sonytrade.co.nz/productdocs/pulse33_tv.pdf

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  Reply # 160079 27-Aug-2008 10:20
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KDL-32V4000 vs KDL32W4000

on the 32" the NZ$100 price difference gets you a glowing Sony logo on the 'W' that you can turn on or off

THATS ALL  !!!!

the W is NOT  a 10-bit panel it is 8 bit (512 grades of colour) not 1024

the W does NOT have a Wide Colour Gamut (WCG-CCFL) backlight

the W does NOT have Live Colour Creation is a colour management 

READ CAREFULLY these features are ONLY available on the 40", 46" and 52" models
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  Reply # 160237 27-Aug-2008 18:08
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Ha Ha I'm glad Dick Smith Takapuna didn't give me a choice! I nearly drove down to Botany to get/look at the W but ran out of time. I'm more than pleased with the V, I got Freeview|HD by plugging my crap old VHF aerial into the back. Just waiting for the Sky HDi man to come now.

One useful setting they have is that you can set it so the apparent volume stays the same, so the adverts (with their soundtrack processed to seem louder) sound the same as everything else.




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  Reply # 161746 3-Sep-2008 08:42
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Did anyone buy one of these??  If so when say DVD  content is pushed up the HDMI feed does the digital audio on the TV  out actually output DD 5.1 and DTS audio back to the HT amp??




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We have the 32" W, though our good store manager mate at the local 100% sold it to us for just under the V's RRP. Im not sure if its a 10bit panel or whatever, but it looks very good and the many options/connections are useful

Sorry cant test the sound thing, however i can confirm that 5.1 on TV3 works on the optical out to a cheap dvd home theatre system.

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  Reply # 161921 3-Sep-2008 18:44
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Thanx for the info..




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