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      13.08.2014 14:38
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      magnifique

      Works very nicely. Painless to set up. Freeview works surprisingly well off an aerial signal that was too poor for other FreeView boxes. Good integration with Sony PS3 through remote (Bravia Sync).

      Picture quality is pretty good on Freesat/Freeview SD broadcasts (the vast majority). HD looks great to my untrained eye.

      One of the best features is the digital audio out from the TV allowing audio coming in via DVI to be fed back out to a home cinema amp.

      iPlayer works well if you can be bothered to connect up a wired network cable (haven't investigated wifi receiver options).

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      26.10.2013 14:25

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      A fantastic Sony product and a great TV!

      Sony yet again steps up their game beyond their competitors! I've reviewed quite a few Sony items recently and I've hardly had one bad word to say about them, with this included!

      Needing to upgrade, I wanted a TV that would have include my previous features of things such as true HD pictures and clarity in sound. Although this is infact a 3D TV, we barely use this feature and this wasn't why it was solely purchased. So - If you want a review on 'if this is the best 3D TV in the market' then I'm afraid I can't give a true meaningful review.

      Sony TV's, with this included, are always very pure sounding. I previously bought a soundbar for my previous TV as it needed an extra boost (and the sound wasn't very clear) but here I havn't found this to be a problem!

      The soundbar was only really noticeable when watching movies and sometimes the sound was a little OTT. It's rare to find a thin TV with a high sound quality but I found one here!!

      PROS:
      CLEAR HD PICTURES: The 3D is just an extra bonus!
      CONS: The large black stand has a habit of attracting dust so be prepared to dust it regally!!

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      02.02.2013 20:13

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      Sony Bravia 3D TV for free http://lnkgo.com/kvv

      The picture quality is as amazing as you expect from an LED TV from sony. For most people, I recommend this TV because of all the image processing the TV can do with the bravia 3 engine like live color, enhanced contrast, etc. But for videophiles that don't care about any enhancements, this TV costs a bit much to not utilize them. For them, I'd recommend panasonic plasma TVs. But for everyone else that wants their TV to pop, this TV has the biggest WOW factor. Keep in mind, this TV is more of a luxury item than most other TVs. You're paying a premium for the sony brand and the aesthetics, but if you can afford it, this is one of the most beautiful piece of art IMO. This monolithic TV will certainly turn heads and be the center piece of your living room. Its the macbook of TVs, which may be good or bad depending on your tastes.

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      10.10.2010 00:13
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      Would buy if I won the lottery :P

      Ever since I have seen the picture quality of flat screen LCD TV's I haven't been too impressed with their alleged picture quality, however, I don't think the same could be said for this particular brand.

      After I was married, I spent some time at my In-Laws house because our flat wasn't quite ready to move into. In that time I used their TV extensively.

      The picture quality on this TV will not disappoint; the colours on the screen are distinctive, clear and true-to-life. As the screen is a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD for short) pixel resolution (1920 x 1080) on screen is incredible and this gives a very realistic image for your eyes to digest.

      The controls are accessible to navigate. It comes with a slender remote that has easy to read and easy to use controls. You can adjust the contrast and brightness to four different settings to suit your mood; off, low, mid, high. Using the Advanced Contrast Enhancer you can view programmes and films that are dark so that it brings out their rich cinematography.

      In your box you will get your TV, instruction booklet, remote control, cable for connecting it to the power, the stand the TV will sit on and screws.

      I have found this TV is brilliant for watching kids films on as it really brings out the detail, colour and brightness. Unfortunately, if you do have kids around beware of mucky hands on the screen! As it's so big, you'll need to watch them around this TV as it would squash them if it landed on them.

      To turn on the TV, the power on switch is on top of the TV - this had me bewildered for some time as I had never owned a flat screen before!

      The speakers are boasted as "S-Force Front Surround technology" which to me, I don't know my S-Force from my B-Force when it comes to speakers! I just hear "surround sound" and I'm sold. Although nothing will beat that smell of freshly popped corn that hits your nose as you enter the plushly carpeted cinema, having this TV in your home might be one step towards a real cinema sound, but I can't promise it is actually like going to the cinema to own this TV.

      It does tend to attract a lot of dust, but if you're house proud I can't imagine dust bunnies being a problem! This cost my In-Laws a cool £600 or so, but they remain adamant that it was worth the splurge. I can see why they'd buy it and if I was considering owning a TV for myself in future I would definitely consider owning a flat screen...perhaps not this model as it's just too pricey for me right now!

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        31.08.2010 21:59
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        A fantastic TV, but use it with speakers to enjoy it at its best

        Last year I decided to invest in a great television set. I watch a lot of films, and I also look forward to a couple of hours of TV in the evening, so owning a good set is important to me. For many years I owned a Haitachi model which, while reliable most of the time and not exactly and eye sore, was a little on the small side. The same cannot be said for this model - it is a monster, and most people who set eyes on it as they enter my living room comment on its presence. I did not buy it for a reaction however; I bought it because it promised to bring me a new viewing experience and, I'm very happy to say, it did.

        The Bravia is a widescreen model, and has a 37 inch screen. It is also HD ready, although I cannot comment on its capabilities in this respect, as I do not currently use it for this. It has a subtle black frame and a large, flat base for standing on an even surface. I have the screen balanced on a large television cabinet in my front room, and while it has never toppled over, I have occasionally worried that it might. There is no option to secure the screen to a surface by means of screwing it in place, and so it must merely rest on a surface. Thus, if you knock said surface with any force you will, as I have done, watch in horror as it shudders about on the spot. Admittedly, you would have to swing something very heavy at it to get it to properly tumble, as the base measures around 22cm.

        The Bravia has 1920 x 1080 resolution, and the picture is breathtaking. Owning this set is almost like having a home cinema, and means that even when I decide to sit in the armchair at the far end of the room I do not have to squint at the screen as I did with my old Haitachi. The model comes equipped with blur reduction capacity, so if you are watching high-speed sports you can view more of the action with less interference from fuzzy imagery. I have not explored this area too much, as I rarely watch sports, but I am sure those of you who do will appreciate this added extra. You can make many alterations to the picture, such as light depth, colour contrast and brightness, but I dare not tinker with these settings, as they were perfect when the television arrived and I do not want to alter them.

        The sound is very good, although perhaps not as good as I would expect from a model in this price range. That is not to say that it doesn't far exceed that of my old Haitachi, because it does, just that it lacks a little something. I do not have surround sound speakers, and that is perhaps the problem. A product of this nature needs sound to match, and used a speaker system with it I believe I would be absolutely content with its sound capacity. The TV does boast a variety of impressive sound options, including one I often use when watching old films where the sound quality is not always ideal. I am referring to the voice zoom feature, which allows you to home in on background voices and emphasise them. I have never come across this feature before, but my hearing can be a little off sometimes, and this feature enables me to watch older films without needing to use subtitles.

        As well as the television, the package also includes:

        · AC Cable
        · Operating Instructions
        · VESA Mounting Holes
        · VESA Hole Spacing (cm) 20 x 20
        · VESA Screw Dimensions (Type/Length) M6/16mm
        · Table-Top Stand
        · Remote Commander RM-ED020

        The remote has more than forty buttons, and you can access all aspects of settings and commands with a single touch. Unfortunately you cannot achieve the same manually, as the set has no buttons apart from On. This is not ideal, as if you misplace the remote you would have great trouble using the television. The Bravia is compatible with most digital products, and I have mine hooked up to my Digibox. I receive hundreds of channels, and there is an option for manual tuning so you can receive even more. I have never had any problems with poor picture quality or signal, and hooking the Digibox up to the TV was a simple case of connecting a few wires.

        This is a fantastic television that is equipped with many nice extras. I use few of them on a daily basis, as I mainly use it simply for television and DVDs. You can use the Bravia to view home movies and create slideshows however, and run it as a digital picture frame when you are not using it for programmes. I paid just under £700 for the TV, but it has decreased somewhat now, and is available for £650 from Amazon.co.uk. I love using my Bravia, and while my needs are only simple I do enjoy having the extras available should I want to use them some day. Recommended.

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        26.08.2010 22:54

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        A very good quality TV that performs.

        We bought this TV in the boxing day sale not long ago, and dont know how we ever survived with our old tiny box tv!

        It is a very swish looking TV and a talking point in our living room. The black frame gives it a classy look.

        The picture quality is excellent - especially when playing HD games or watching Bluray films. The remote control is complicated at first but you soon work your way around it. The PIP function allows me to watch TV whilst my partner plays games which is always very useful!

        It has sockets galore, and allows us to hook a laptop up to the TV to watch films and video clips on. All this required was a simple cable available from various shops. It also has many sockets to attach games consoles etc to with ease, and it is easy to swap between these.

        I highly recommend this TV. Not only does it look excellent but it performs too, and we have never had any problems.

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        13.07.2010 15:36
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        You can get better for your money

        i haven't been too impressed with the tv since i bought it. the picture quality is average at best and tends to blur quite easily if there is any quick motion, such as if your watching live sports. I've also got the tv connected to a HD box and even though the TV is supposed to be full HD, again the picture quality isn't that impressive. The TV also has too many settings and too many menu options that you need to play around with to get the best picture. Although tuning the channels was quite a simple process, actually getting the best picture took ages and i still have to change it every now and then depending on what i am watching. It seems overly complicated for what it needs to be. It also takes a long time for the TV imput to change and on more than one occasion i've ended up with sound from one input and picture from another, e.g. sound from a dvd but picture from my cable box, You then have to change the input again to correct this. Don't know if this is just mine or a general problem with this model. The TV does at least look good, it looks very modern and very hightech, although the black frame around the screen is a bit thick which i think makes the screen look a bit smaller than it actually is. If anything i would say the TV has too many features, such as dozens of ways to alter the picture, most of them i dont think you would ever really use. It also has a feature where you press a button to change the TV setup to best fit what your watching, e.g. set it to sport, music, movie, etc. This is supposed to change the Tv setting to the best fit for that option, however i've found it to be pretty useless and again ended up having to retune it again and again. When i purchased the TV i was offered the option of having someone come and and set it up for an additional cost, i think to get the best from this Tv this is something you do need to pay for, but that then increases the overall cost and i based on the experience i've had with it i dont think it would be worth the overall cost

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