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# 81063 7-Apr-2011 20:43
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Selling for 1199

What do y'all think? good value?

Figure it's about time I upgrade my KLV-40S400A!

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  # 456581 7-Apr-2011 22:19
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My Mum paid $950 for a Samsung 40" LCD. $1200 for much the same thing (though some will say better quality) isn't too bad. If you wait until the easter sales you'll probably get a better deal though.

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  # 456583 7-Apr-2011 22:29

urban: Selling for 1199

What do y'all think? good value?

Figure it's about time I upgrade my KLV-40S400A!



 

I'd pay a bit more and get the LED backlit model, better color reproduction from my experience. I believe one retailer was selling the older runout LED 40 inch model for about $1200 at one stage.

 
 
 
 




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  # 456592 7-Apr-2011 22:52
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robbyp:
urban: Selling for 1199

What do y'all think? good value?

Figure it's about time I upgrade my KLV-40S400A!



 

I'd pay a bit more and get the LED backlit model, better color reproduction from my experience. I believe one retailer was selling the older runout LED 40 inch model for about $1200 at one stage.


Hmm 1599 for the LED kdl-40ex520

Gah I completely forgot about Easter...   I'm jetlagged as and am still running on Vietnam time, ahhh 15cent beers

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  # 456594 7-Apr-2011 23:01
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To be honest, I rank it below the KDL40EX400 as it lacks the same number of inputs / outputs...
It does pivot on its base and has a few networking features, but aside from that... it's probably just 'okay'.



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  # 456605 7-Apr-2011 23:32
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Dunnersfella: To be honest, I rank it below the KDL40EX400 as it lacks the same number of inputs / outputs...
It does pivot on its base and has a few networking features, but aside from that... it's probably just 'okay'.


The EX400 was another tv that I had been eyeing up over the last couple of months, it is currently selling for 899.  TBH all I really wanted a new tv for was the integrated freeview tuner.

But after having read that the CX520 is able to record tv to a usb drive makes it tempting and another plus is wifi connectivity(with BR100 adapter) Internet TV etc



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  # 456609 7-Apr-2011 23:46
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Before buying the CX520, make sure you understand the limitations of the USB recording... typically, it's very limited.

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  # 456746 8-Apr-2011 13:49
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urban:
robbyp:
urban: Selling for 1199

What do y'all think? good value?

Figure it's about time I upgrade my KLV-40S400A!



 

I'd pay a bit more and get the LED backlit model, better color reproduction from my experience. I believe one retailer was selling the older runout LED 40 inch model for about $1200 at one stage.


 ahhh 15cent beers


Damn they sound good

 
 
 
 


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  # 456834 8-Apr-2011 19:28
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It's bottom of the line and CFL backlit, not LED and I could be wrong but is it only 50hz?
The 32EX720 is only $1440 at the Appliance Shed (normal retail $1599) and JBHiFi offered me $150 off the ticket price. And its 3D as well. Should drop more in the next few weeks as the same model in USA is only NZ$950. Wait til the Easter or Queen's Birthday shopping sprees and see what they are. Article in this morning's paper indicates the market is nearly saturated (400,000 Flat screens sold last year) so prices must drop more to attract increased sales.

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  # 456860 8-Apr-2011 21:10
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This thread makes me think my TV may be old and needing an upgrade :|

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  # 456870 8-Apr-2011 21:35
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Yah, the CX520 is 50Hz. Massive waste of time if you're planning on watching anything other than Blu-ray on it. Any broadcast television should be reproduced at 100Hz.

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  # 456871 8-Apr-2011 21:40

B1GGLZ: It's bottom of the line and CFL backlit, not LED and I could be wrong but is it only 50hz?

The 32EX720 is only $1440 at the Appliance Shed (normal retail $1599) and JBHiFi offered me $150 off the ticket price. And its 3D as well. Should drop more in the next few weeks as the same model in USA is only NZ$950. Wait til the Easter or Queen's Birthday shopping sprees and see what they are. Article in this morning's paper indicates the market is nearly saturated (400,000 Flat screens sold last year) so prices must drop more to attract increased sales.


 

3D is a marketing gimmick imo ,and you also have to buy glasses. You should be able to get at least 20% of the sticker price on a tv if paying cash. Several retailers often have 20% off sony every now and then too.



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  # 456880 8-Apr-2011 22:44
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mmmm 3D :)

KDL40EX720 selling for 2299, I might just have to go find out how well this particular model scales 2D to 3D tomorrow avo.


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  # 457073 9-Apr-2011 20:24
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1080p: Yah, the CX520 is 50Hz. Massive waste of time if you're planning on watching anything other than Blu-ray on it. Any broadcast television should be reproduced at 100Hz.


You're kidding right?
Most of NZ's broadcast TV is so poor, duplicating frames will only exasperate the issue. Watch an episode of M*A*S*H with the motionflow turned off, then turn it up - and you'll see a far worse picture.

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  # 458305 13-Apr-2011 16:34
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Similar situation, but have been looking at the 40EX520 (LED). Unfortunately like the CX520, it is still only 50Hz. You have to jump up to the EX720 to get more than 50Hz.

This has put me in a quandry, as up until now, it was a no-brainer. I had previously looked at the older 40EX500, and I thought that it would be an easy jump to the EX520, but the refresh rate has got me wondering.

I haven't been looking at Samsung, but might have to see what they've got. Does anyone have any feedback on their new line-up?

EDIT - and OP, I'm looking to upgrade from a Sony F29 CRT (15 years old) !



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  # 458370 13-Apr-2011 18:56
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EDIT - and OP, I'm looking to upgrade from a Sony F29 CRT (15 years old) !


lol my 13yr old 29in Wega is still going strong!

AND I had a look at the ex720 series over the wknd too, not entirely sold on 3D... and not paticularly keen on plodding 2k for a TV either.


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