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Sony Bravia V-Series KDL-40V3000 40-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV



Sony Bravia V-Series KDL-40V3000 40-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV

  • 10-bit 16:9 Full HD 1080p Panel (1920×1080 resolution)
  • 24p True Cinema (24p Input Capability via HDMI)
  • Live Color Creation system with WCG-CCFL backlight
  • Connections: 2 HDMI; 1 S-Video input; 2 Component Video; 3 Composite Video Inputs; 1 Digital Audio Output; 1 PC Video Input; 1 PC Audio Input
  • 1,800:1 On screen contrast ratio

BRAVIA V-Series televisions are where Full HD 1080 starts. Two sizes, 46″ and 40″ diagonally, define what Full HD 1080 (1920 x 1080) televisions are all about. Performance functions like Live Color Creation (featuring the WCG-CCFL backlight) and the 10-bit panel display assure picture quality and performance. The BRAVIA Engine¿ EX full digital video processing system includes DRC-MF v1.0 technology, which upconverts 480i video signals to a 1080p equivalent. DMeX ¿ ready allows connection to th

List Price: $ 1,899.99

Price: $ 1,899.99

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3 responses to “Sony Bravia V-Series KDL-40V3000 40-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV”

  1. James Cooper "Conspicuous Consumer" says:
    151 of 154 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    As Always – SONY, No Baloney, November 25, 2007
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    I’ve been buying Sony TVs for more than 30 years, and they rarely disappoint. The 40″ Bravia is no exception. Last year I bought the 70″ SXRD model for my living room, and the 40″ is for the bedroom. Many televisions are high quality and prices are dropping, so why get the Sony?

    Picture quality is excellent, especially in high def.

    Sound quality is very good without a home theater setup. Not always the case with flat panel TVs with small bezels.

    Remote is well laid out and easy to use (although it does lack backlighting, but I have no trouble finding the buttons I want in the dark). It’s easy to change between the 4 programmable picture settings or screen aspect ratios. Sleep timer button is right up on top when your ready for bed and is in 15 minute increments.

    It has 2 HDMI inputs for easy connection of compatible devices and several other inputs. You can customize the display to choose between only the inputs you are using and label them appropriately (so it’s easy to switch between my TiVo, DVD player, TV and cable box, and hide the other inputs)

    There’s a zillion other settings that I haven’t figured out all of yet, but most are relatively intuitive (except PnP, which has me baffled so far).

    I got the flat panel LCD because it uses less power and generates less heat than a plasma, and won’t burn-in (although plasmas have improved). The screen doesn’t reflect as much, and has a wide viewing angle.

    For viewing from about 6 feet, the 40″ size is perfect.

    Lots of other things I could say about this TV, but it’s all good. You can’t go wrong with this model. Also highly rated in Consumer Reports, the consumer’s bible…

    Amazon shopping tip: Amazon offers price protection for 30 days from date of purchase. After you buy this, put it in your cart again and check your cart regularly for a month. The price goes up and down almost daily. When you go to your cart you will be notified of price changes. If it goes down, grab the phone and call for a credit. I paid $1630 a couple of weeks ago and the price has gone as low as $1450, so I’ve gotten $180 in refunds. Delivery and unpacking are free, and combine with excellent customer service, making buying from Amazon a no-brainer.

    I’m delighted with Sony and Amazon for this purchase.

    update 3/2009: Forget my last comment. Amazon no longer, sadly, offers 30 day price protection on purchases. Advice now is to go to camel camel camel dot com (leave out the spaces). A great site for tracking Amazon price history.

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  2. Carl Moore says:
    50 of 53 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great TV, October 3, 2007
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    Carl Moore
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    This review is from: Sony Bravia V-Series KDL-40V3000 40-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV (Electronics)

    Very good picture quality, no glare problems and no discernible viewing angle problems. The Amazon price was several hundred dollars less than any other place I checked, ie Best Buy, Circuit City, Sears, Sony and even better than Army/Air Force Exchange service. The delivery was painless. The delivery compary called and made an appointment, delivered, unpacked, placed the unit where I wanted, helped with initial on screen setup and hauled the trash away. I recommend buying an extended warranty from Sony instead of the third party warranty available through Amazon. You have something like 30 days after purchase to get the warranty from Sony. All in all, a great TV and a great buying experince.

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  3. J. Moore says:
    36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Good value, September 28, 2007
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    J. Moore (Silver Spring, MD United States) –
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    This review is from: Sony Bravia V-Series KDL-40V3000 40-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV (Electronics)

    I’ve been really pleased with this HDTV. I had read that one of the weaknesses of LCD monitors is that they tend to blur fast moving images (like in action movies) so I held out for a model that had a 10 bit processor and 8ms response and I have yet to see any blurring in either movies or video games.

    Another complaint I’ve heard about LCD is that they have difficulty producing deep blacks. Again, this has not been the case with the KDL-40V3000. To get a picture I was really happy with took a little work with the settings, but the easy-to-use controls made this a fairly painless process. I’ve found that the contrast is superior to my Philips 30″ CRT HDTV.

    I’ve been pleased with the playback from DVD, however I have not seen playback from a HD source other than an XBox 360.

    Overall, I’ve been very happy with this item. The picture is excellent; it’s easy to use; and my purchase price was lower to the Samsung with similar features. There are models with superior features, but for the money the KDL-40V3000 is hard to beat.

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