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      02.01.2003 12:05
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      THE TELEVISION IN QUESTION IS BORING. WHY? I DON'T KNOW. BUT IT SUCKS. THE TRUTH IS I HATE IT BECAUSE ITS BORING. SO BORING THAT IT SUCKS. FEW TELEVISIONS ILLICIT SUCH HATEFUL RECEPTION FROM THE PUBLIC AS THIS TV DOES. IT SUCKS SO MUCH I HATE IT. I'M SURE EVEYRONE WILL AGREE WITH ME THAT IT IS VERY BAD AND SHOULD NOT BE BOUGHT. DOOYOOO IS A FUN SITE TO WRITE OIPNIONS ON STUFF AND GET PAID. I AM HOPING TO BUY THIS TELEVISION WITH MY MONEY FROM DOOYOOO MILES.

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      28.04.2002 22:26

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      About 24 months ago i was in the market for a new TV set to replace my 14" portable for use with my new DVD player and home cinema amp (Toshiba 210E dvd and sony V777ES home cinema amp) Looking around locally I found a store selling this television for £1000 though it can now be had for £700. Picture : Faultless, the 32" screen recreates colours especially fleshtones very well. Plus the usual digital options and 100hz refresh rate make the picture on this set stunning. The option for using RGB scart from your DVD player provides the best picture, for connecting a DVD player. Sound: definatly above average for a tv set, speaker and small built in sub deliver dialogue well thou a seperate home cinema amp obviously improves the performance espically with DVD's I can't recommend this TV highly enough it has served me well now for 2 years without any faults and purely as a monitor is a great investment. If it has a downside it is incredibly heavy. It weighs 70 + kilograms and it took three people to safely negoiate it up my staircase.

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      27.05.2001 05:51
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      Sony are renown for quality everywhere. And this is no exception. This is yet another superb Sony product. This time in the guise of a 32" Wega FD Widescreen television. The KV32FX60 is a very good television. If your use to only a normal TV and not a Widescreen one and especially if your not use to one of a size of 32" then you will be in for a real surprise. I did have before a Sony 29" Trinitron TV, it was a quality one as well, but after 5 years of good service and it still works perfectly. I didn't decide to buy another TV to experience the full cinema effect with DVD's and Sky digital that I own. The screen is huge and really good for watching DVD's on, as well with its 100Hz so it make the DVD's very clear and with the big screen size it makes the full cinema effect more immersive. I was expecting something good from this TV, as my last one was good as well but not the Widescreen that I have now. This is a cracking TV it has a very flat screen with no visible curves and is flat as the walls in your house! The sound is much better then my older Sony which was sadly not good. Well it was alright but not up to this one by any comparison. The volume is much better and it feels more weighty with deeper bass. The speakers are at the side of the TV so give better sound projection. The TV is finished in a silver colour which looks stylish and pretty with the design of this TV it makes for a good centre piece of any house. The stand is smart and has plenty of room for at least 4 components. In mine I have a DVD player, VCR, Sky digital box and a satellite receiver. The set up menu is simple and the text is clear to read. It has a built in function to tune in all channels that it can pick up on its own. This helps people from fiddling around with the set up. The menu’s are easy to navigate through with the remote. It has a small type of joystick to move in the 4 directions. The remote is also a silver/grey colour and is easy to hold in the hand. Not too big or too small, the same can be said about the buttons. It can of course control other Sony products like VCRs etc The tele text feature that I recently discovered is very inventive. It reads ahead on the pages that you are on that have more pages on the same number. Like many of the sport pages and results. Then it stores them for you to read. So when its all done all partly done you can move to them at will and don’t wait for the page to turn over to it. On my last TV I had to wait until it came around again and would often miss the page out if I had paused the page. This is a very good 32” TV and anyone will love one. This retails for £1500 which is a reasonable price for a Tv of this quality, you can buy a 32” for less but not with the same picture. So you your in the market for one please buy this one and make yourself happy.

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        02.05.2001 22:08
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        I have had this TV for 7 months and I am continually being amzed at the quality of the picture. It's all down to the 100Hz refresh rate of the screen - play DVD's on it is like stepping into a new world - the clarity of the picture is unbelievable. (Yes, I have seend DVD's played on other TV's). I have sound re-directed into a yamaha surround sound amp and with DVD (pioneer dvd626) it makes, for me, a system that is near perfection. My attendance to the local cinema has dropped considerably since I have had this TV. The only downside is the flimsy and poor quality remote control. It is plain that little or no thought has gone into the design - my last TV which lasted 18 years has a better remote than this TV - smaller, more solidly built and just better thought out. The TV itself can NOT be faulted in any way, simply put it is a brilliant TV.

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          10.03.2001 19:19
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          About 18 months ago I decided that it was time to replace our existing television. Everything seemed to indicate that widescreen TV was the way forward. It was part of the digital revolution and, the factor that most affected my decision, DVD had come to town. Films were being released in the form that the director and producer had intended. The term “home cinema” was being bandied about and the only way you could really see films properly was on a “proper” TV. I was hooked! Being a devotee of the web I was happily surfing for my dream TV (Oh yes, and a DVD player, and speakers, and amplifier, . . ). I gathered an awful lot of information. I first decided my screen size and went for a 32 inch TV. Anything bigger was getting too expensive and plasma screens were right out (sadly they still are but perhaps one day?). I looked at several options including Toshiba, Hitachi, Philips and I finally settled on Sony. Sony have a good reputation for hi-fi and electrical equipment and this TV seemed to offer all I wanted. And I’ve since found out, a good deal more! Once I had decided on the TV it was trying to find the best deal. These are expensive sets and I could have bought it over the internet but decided against it for this type of purchase. I bought mine from John Lewis because they had a very competitive price and they also offered a free 5 year guarantee and free delivery. Many people who don’t have a widescreen TV may think a 32 inch model is very big. I have to say that when it was first delivered it didn’t just look big. It looked enormous! The funny things is, though, that within about 24 hours it looked very normal and our old TV (a 21 inch Hitachi) looked and felt like a portable. The approximate physical dimensions of this TV are 86.5 cm (W), 56.4 cm (H), and 56.8 cm (D). The height excludes the stand. On the stand it is about 102 cm high. The stand provides 2 shelves for external devices (VC
          R, DVD etc.). I should also say it weighs a bit ~ 67 kg. However, the stand does have castors so moving it isn’t too bad but still not something you want to do very often! I had a very definite plan for my TV – I wanted it to be able to display DVDs and be the central part of my home cinema kit. This meant it would have to handle the three primary broadcasting standards from around the world. We will now have a brief digression to explain what I mean: # Some information on broadcasting standards There are three television broadcasting standards used in the world. The UK uses a broadcasting system known as PAL (Phase Alternating Line) and all TVs sold in the UK comply with this standard. It is also in use in other parts of the world, Australia for example. However, I knew I would be buying DVDs from around the world and wanted the TV to handle the other systems too. The important one for me was NTSC (National Television System Committee). This is used in the USA and Canada – the home of region 1 DVDs. The other standard is SECAM (Sequential Couleur Avec Memoire), used in France. This standard is less important for me than the other two but this TV can handle them all. Of course, all of these standards are mutually incompatible. I hear you ask yourself – why? I have no idea. Right, that’s better. Now back to my opinion on this TV! When we bought our previous TV in 1985, the additional cost of teletext put us off going for it. For this TV, it’s all included. Mind you, at this price it should be! It also has lots of other features. What I particularly liked was the auto set-up mode. This is where the TV channels are tuned in automatically. It seems that all modern TVs have this facility and it is brilliant. Can you actually remember how difficult this used to be? Well, I can. Another clever little feature is the “freeze frame” mode. I admit I don’t use this very often but
          it really is pretty neat. Very useful if somebody puts an address or contact details on screen. You can simply capture the frame! Now, what inputs are available with this TV? It’s easiest to say what these are by looking at the front and rear separately. ~ Front: Socket for headphones (useful for the late-night teenager); S-video input; audio/video inputs (put your camcorder here folks); as well as volume control, channel control and the on/off switch. ~ Rear: 3 21-pin scart sockets (ours are used for a DVD player, VHS player and Sony Playstation); Audio sockets to connect hi-fi; Speaker terminals (left and right) Aerial socket. As a word of advice for those looking for a new TV – never underestimate how many scart sockets you may need. Try to buy a TV with more than one and preferably three! Now on to probably the most important little gadget for a TV – the remote. ~ The Remote Control All the input devices are really one-off things. Once you have your external device connected you don’t need to do anything else (I had to because the TV was not set up correctly for my DVD connection). The one single thing that you are therefore going to use more than anything else is the remote control. Its physical dimension are roughly 205 mm long, 55 mm wide and 25 mm deep. For this TV, the remote control has to be pretty comprehensive. And it is. You can do just about everything to set up the TV and adjust it. The buttons are well laid out and I find them easy to access. The top part of the remote is for teletext access and similarly related features, including the freeze frame option. The next section has all the numbers for channel selection. Just below are four buttons for quick access TV features but for this TV, only three are enabled. These allow you to change settings and each button is colour coded. The blue butt
          on allows different screen modes (wide, zoom, 14:9, 4:3, smart), and the smart mode is usually the best because the TV decides the best screen size based on the transmission. The next is the green button which is the one that’s not enabled. The yellow button allows you to change the picture (live, personal, movie) but not too clear on the effect! The last (red) button allows you to quickly control the sound types (personal, vocal, jazz, rock, pop, flat). Just below the coloured buttons is the direction control. This allows you to move up/down and left/right to select your preferred options. The last part of the remote has the volume control (on left) and programme control (on right). In the middle is a very important button. It’s the self-destruct. If you press this button the TV will begin a 5 minute countdown that cannot be stopped and it will then explode – probably taking a large part of your house with it! Okay – just kidding on the last part and wanted to make sure you are still with me! It really is an important button though. This gives you access to all the set up features. It is an enthusiast’s delight and a beginner’s nightmare. The good thing is though you can always put it back to it’s original setting if you get it wrong! Pressing the button brings up the list of Picture Adjustment (you can set the mode, contrast, AI, noise reduction etc.), Audio Adjustment (tweak the equaliser to your heart’s content), Features (auto format, timer, parental lock etc.), Set Up (auto tuning, programme sorting, installation, AV set up etc.), and Teletext. Here endeth the lesson on the remote control. To do some of the functions you really will need to consult the manual. Expert or not! ~ Disadvantages Like any product, it’s never all plain sailing. The good thing is though that the following are really very minor things indeed. So far, the set has been 100% reliable. I hope
          it continues that way too! Anyway, I thought I would mention my minor gripes. The TV takes a surprisingly long time to warm up. I thought there was something wrong initially until others confirmed that their set also took some time to warm up. Out previous TV, a Hitachi, came on instantly. You need to give this one a minute (it’s probably less in reality but it does seem a long time). The instruction manual is not so hot. Even now, I still cannot remember what all the little symbols are next to the codes. I have to keep reading through until I find the description of the symbols. Given the complexity of the machine, though, I would say the manual is on a par with many others. ~ To conclude Put simply, I am ever so pleased with this TV. It was a great choice and we have sat watching films that have really been brought to life on this set. What initially seemed like a big screen is now so normal that other “ordinary” TVs seem odd. The move to widescreen was one of the best decisions we took and DVDs are viewed with their correct aspect ratio with excellent detail and colours. ~ Finally, some helpful hints If you are thinking about buying a new TV then I would very much recommend one like this. However, I would also advise you to consider the following: 1) Will it display NTSC and SECAM as well as PAL? 2) How many scart sockets does it have? 3) Will it handle RGB, S-Video or composite? 4) Will you need to connect a camcorder? 5) Does it have NICAM stereo? 6) Is it digital?

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              02.11.2000 16:31
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              This TV is simply awesome. I have just bought it from LetsBuyIt.com and made a saving of about £450. It is currently retailing at around £1499 in Dixons, but you can pick one up (albeit without a stand) for £849. This includes free delivery and all the standard money back guarentee's. I feel very pleased that I have bought an excellent product at an excellent price ! Rather than rave about this product any more I need to fill the 75 word criteria. Sorry if you are finding yourself reading this rather boring sentence. !

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                21.09.2000 21:11
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                I've only had this TV for a couple of weeks now but so far I'm well impressed. I'd heard very good things about it before buying but once I got it home I was blown away. My previous tele was a 29" 4:3 Panasonic so I was used to a big tele but it was the picture quality which was so impressive. Combined with a Sky Digibox the colours are really sharp and vibrant. The reason I've finally gone for a widescreen tele is that a lot of stuff is now being transmitted in widescreen (football & cricket on Sky, most BBC and Channel 4 programs) plus I've got a DVD player. There are also settings to cope with letterbox transmitions and 4:3 and 14:9. There are 3 Scart sockets on the back of the TV plus an S-Video and composite input on the front. These are very necessary these days. I have a digibox, video and DVD player to connect up. However soon I'll need another Scart for my PS2 (if I ever get one!) To sum up if you're after a widescreen TV you really can't go wrong with this one (or the 28" version).

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                12.09.2000 01:25
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                This is an excellent 32" 100Hz widescreen TV and Sony adds yet another notch on my impression of their ability to produce solid, good quality electronic products. I'd been gagging to get a widescreen TV for months and when the chance came to buy this model at a really good price, under £900 from http://letsbuyit.com/, I didn't go for it. However one of my workmates did and passed on his praises for it so when they repeated the offer I jumped in head first. Both picture and sound are excellent and much better than my old Sony 25" TV, which at over 10 years old is starting to show its age a bit. The sound system is Nicam and not Pro-Logic but you can connect it to your hi-fi or connect an external set of speakers directly. The screen is really flat and the tube is quite narrow in comparison to other 32" models. The Teletext capabilities are also better than average. Ever tired of waiting for your cinema listing or TV channel listing to get to the subpage you want and then missed it because you've got bored and gone to put the kettle on? Not with this TV! It loads the subpages into a buffer that you can browse through by page number at your leisure. It's got three SCART connectors. Only one is RGB compatible and this is a bit of a downer for me as I wanted to be able to connect my DVD player and Playstation to an RGB input. I can still do it using a SCART switch but it would've been nicer if Sony had made all the SCARTs RGB compatible. One of the other SCARTs can be configured to relay the output from any of the other input sources so, if you connect a VCR to it, you could tape the output from a Playstation, or anything else connected to the TV. One drawback was the fact that it didn?t come with stand. Yeah, I know it was because it was cheaper but the thing is so big and wide that I'll have to rebuild a part of our sitting room to accommodate the stereo, DVD, VCR and Playstatio
                n under it. Still I'm not complaining!

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                17.08.2000 07:49

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                The Sony 32FX60 is a normal 32 inch t.v. except for the fact that it is a 100hz t.v. Your normal t.v. is only 50hz and this means that the picture refreshes 50 times a second. A 100hz t.v. basically refreshes 100 times a second meaning that you get a much sharper picture and it works brilliantly DVD or digital t.v. Being that it's a 32 inch screen means you can watch all your favourite films on a good sized screen. The t.v. itself is very easy to use with it's clear and easy access menus that allow you to change all the functions on the t.v. These functions include different sound settings and picture settings. It is also very easy to set the channels with the auto setup, but in case you need to change it manually they have set up a system to allow you to do that quickly and easily. Being that it's a Sony show's that the t.v. will last you a long time and is of a high quality. To be honest with Panasonic are slightly more reliable than Sony. What i mean by this is that they don't wrong as much as the Sony's do. I work in the retail business and i have found that the Panasonics are less likely to breakdown than Sony's. But don't let this put you off Sony, especially not this t.v. because it has proven to be reliable. Overall this is one of the best t.v's you can buy at the moment, although if you find a Panasonic with the same specs for roughly the same price then buy the Panasonic.

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                17.08.2000 07:48
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                Sony are renown for quality everywhere. And this is no exception. This is yet another superb Sony product. This time in the guise of a 32" Wega FD Widescreen television. The KV32FX60 is a very good television. If your use to only a normal TV and not a Widescreen one and especially if your not use to one of a size of 32" then you will be in for a real surprise. I did have before a Sony 29" Trinitron TV, it was a quality one as well, but after 5 years of good service and it still works perfectly. I didn't decide to buy another TV to experience the full cinema effect with DVD's and Sky digital that I own. The screen is huge and really good for watching DVD's on, as well with its 100Hz so it make the DVD's very clear and with the big screen size it makes the full cinema effect more immersive. I was expecting something good from this TV, as my last one was good as well but not the Widescreen that I have now. This is a cracking TV it has a very flat screen with no visible curves and is flat as the walls in your house! The sound is much better then my older Sony which was sadly not good. Well it was alright but not up to this one by any comparison. The volume is much better and it feels more weighty with deeper bass. The speakers are at the side of the TV so give better sound projection. The TV is finished in a silver colour which looks stylish and pretty with the design of this TV it makes for a good centre piece of any house. The stand is smart and has plenty of room for at least 4 components. In mine I have a DVD player, VCR, Sky digital box and a satellite receiver. The set up menu is simple and the text is clear to read. It has a built in function to tune in all channels that it can pick up on its own. This helps people from fiddling around with the set up. The menu’s are easy to navigate through with the remote. It has a small type of joystick to move in the 4 directions. The
                remote is also a silver/grey colour and is easy to hold in the hand. Not too big or too small, the same can be said about the buttons. It can of course control other Sony products like VCRs etc The tele text feature that I recently discovered is very inventive. It reads ahead on the pages that you are on that have more pages on the same number. Like many of the sport pages and results. Then it stores them for you to read. So when its all done all partly done you can move to them at will and don’t wait for the page to turn over to it. On my last TV I had to wait until it came around again and would often miss the page out if I had paused the page. This is a very good 32” TV and anyone will love one. This retails for £1500 which is a reasonable price for a Tv of this quality, you can buy a 32” for less but not with the same picture. So you your in the market for one please buy this one and make yourself happy

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