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  #161960 3-Sep-2008 20:48

eXDee: 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.


So the TV has optical out?

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  #161970 3-Sep-2008 21:33
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Yes the TV has optical out and it works with TV3's AC3, but works also when there isnt an AC3 source available.

 
 
 
 


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#162125 4-Sep-2008 14:35
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I was going to get a 32" Sony...
BUT in the end went for a 27" LCD monitor instead - to replace a smaller TV (have a full HD Embarassed37" already).
The monitor was $700 cheaper and being slightly smaller suited its intended viewing space better

negatives (-)
I dont have a tuner - only use SKYtv digital anyway.
I dont have a remote - how hard is it to stand up and turn the thing on.
I dont have speakers - went and bought a cheap pair of computer speakers

posities (+)
I can run a laptop or other computer into it 1920 wide - cant on the Sony.
It has HDMI (as well as Component and Composite and DVI) and 5.1 audio outputs
the money I saved can go towards a PS3 or MYskyHDi

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  #162198 4-Sep-2008 17:25
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The freeview tuner is one of the most siginificant points of the KDL sony's, but both the mentioned sony's can take a 1920 wide signal from a laptop, as well as having HDMI and 5.1 optical out connections.

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  #162220 4-Sep-2008 18:43

to digress a little, someone from work said that in his view it isn't what it could be, and that Sony have discontinued the X series in NZ.

Essentially he would prefer a dvb-t x series option

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  #162222 4-Sep-2008 18:51
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SNicolle: to digress a little, someone from work said that in his view it isn't what it could be, and that Sony have discontinued the X series in NZ.

Essentially he would prefer a dvb-t x series option

With the new V and W series out there I can't see much need for the X model any longer..





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  #162262 4-Sep-2008 20:10

doesn't the x have far better response time and frame rate (ie for sports watching)

 
 
 
 


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  #162354 5-Sep-2008 08:26
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eXDee: The freeview tuner is one of the most siginificant points of the KDL sony's, but both the mentioned sony's can take a 1920 wide signal from a laptop, as well as having HDMI and 5.1 optical out connections.


My 37" has a digital tuner - I purchased it 3 years ago - way to catch up with technology - and 2 other brands on the NZ market have digital tuners as a selling point if you care to consult your latest junk mail.

I guess I read the Sony user manual incorrectly then, which stated PC input resolutions of 1280x1024 and 1360x768 as max. As far as I can see, it has no DVI, so unless your laptop or computer has an HDMI out, how do you achieve 1920? (I could be misconceived in thinking a D-sub 15 cant go that high - explain the manual PC input signal reference chart)

but then in my 2 minutes of looking at the useless Sony support sites in NZ and AU I couldnt locate anything better than what I got from Sony Europe. Dont get me wrong I luv Sony.

http://support.sony-europe.com/tv/lcd/lcd.aspx?site=odw_en_NZ&m=KDL-32W4000

I like to make educated judgements before my purchases, if they provide inadequate or outdated info or HIDE the real specs within literature (Sony Pulse - magazine read the fine print on the 32W) - Its about as W as a VW.

*1 - 8-bit panel on KDL32W4000

*2  - WCG-CCFL only available on KDL40W4000 / KDL46W4000 /

KDL52W4000

*3 - Live Colour Creation only available on KDL40W4000 / KDL46W4000

/ KDL52W4000

*4 - x.v.Colour only available on KDL40W4000 / KDL46W4000 /

KDL52W4000


why do people pay more for white headphones or MP3 players when the are identical the black ones - the 32W is 99% identical to the 32V but at a 5% premium

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  #162514 5-Sep-2008 16:17
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Well if we were paying full price going for the V was the smart choice, but we were offered a pretty good deal on the W, so why not take it? The V's i think were low on stock or something.
I'll have to test how high the D-Sub goes at some point with our better laptop, i thought you were including HDMI/DVI in that statement but i see what you mean.

Regarding digital tuner - big difference in an mpeg2 vs mpeg4 one. Ones several years old and the others pretty cutting edge.



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  #164263 13-Sep-2008 18:43
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Thanks for the replies all.

I've been looking into buying a 40V4000. Is the 40W4000 worth the extra dollars? Will I notice any difference in terms of PQ?

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  #164281 13-Sep-2008 22:07
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Apparently it doesn't have a 10bit panel but im not sure what's concrete, i thought i saw 10bit panel on the box. All i know is the W looks mint.

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