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I bought this TV from Tesco Outlet on Ebay last year, it was refurbished so it was discounted price. £330 was a decent price I thought for a full HD tv, 32 inches and its Sony Bravia which in my opinion is one of the best. To be honest I bought this without thinking, before I had a block tv whih was about 26 inches. I only used it to watch DVD's. I just had quite a lot saved up and thought "Lets buy a tv" even though I wasnt in need for one. Ofcourse now Im glad I did because Ive moved out and needed a tv. At my old house we didnt have an arial on top of the roof so I couldnt use the Freeview feature. I had tried to buy one of those indoor arials but it was still rubbish even though I had bought the best one in currys. So of course I took that back.
Like I said Im glad I bought it now because I have moved out. There is an outdoor arial here so I use Freeview all day long. I like the way this tv looks, first of all, I think 32inches is the right size for anywhere and any room. Its not too big or too small. I think the tv also looks good because its a nice finish. Its balck and shiny with a gray bar all the way across. On the front it has 3 lights. One indicating when its on, one indicating when its off and the other one is for when its on timer or when its updating itself.
It has 4 HDMI slots, 3 scart lead slots, an arial slot and 2 USBs. It also has more than that but I dont know what they are callled. I used the HDMI slots all the time. For the Xbox 360. And for the laptop so I can watch films from the laptop on to the tv, or my boyfriend likes to watch sports on the laptop and tv. You can plug anything in such as: DVD Player, Blu Ray Player, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Laptop, Wii, Speakers and more things. The USB slots could come in handy, like if you have films on a pen drive or hard drive you can watch it on the tv just by plugging it in. Also if you have music or pictures you can use them on the tv.
The quality of the tv is really good, clear and sharp. I like watching HD films on this because it looks soooo good. The sound quality is also really good. The tv can get really loud. Because it had freeview inbuilt, its really helpful because you dont need a monthly bill every month like Sky or Virgin Media. With some freeview, you cant pick up all the channels. With this tv I pick up every single freeview channel and radio station. I think its also to do with your arial.
The tv updates itself, which I havent known before until this tv. It has messages come up sometimes when you turn it on for example, The didgital swithover is coming on the 11th August, you will need to retune your freeview. Also the other month it had a big update where it had to be turned off and everything, I dont actually know what it did.
Its quite easy to understand all the buttons on the remote control. It comes with the 2 AA batterys. When you first turn your tv on, its really easy to set up. It asks you your language. And then asks you how you want to set up your freeview, either satalite or antenna. Its very simple all you have to do if follow instructions. You can reset this and start again at any time. The menu looks really good on this tv, its very similar to the PSP menu.
I would highly recommend this tv. It looks great and has good features. It may not be 3d but who wants to wear glasses all day anyway.
Recently got this TV on the cheap and, after buying a few other makes of TV before this and ultimately taking poor quality products back, I decided to splash out on something more expensive and I was very pleased to behold what I had bought.
To begin with, setting up the TV was very easy. Screw a few bolts into the stand, stand the TV up and viola, done. As I use my TV for gaming rather than as a TV, I haven't tried setting up channels but the initial set up (brightness etc) was very easy.
The TV displays an excellent quality picture at 1080p which is stunning for games, and has also displayed the various DVDs I have watched on it perfectly. The sound matches the picture in its excellence and I actually use the TV to play my music, rather than my PC's sound system! There's a few options on the sound modifying too (e.g. increase bass) but nothing too special.
The TV has plenty of different input options at the back and side, specified in the "Technical Details" section, but the side connections are the most useful, designed for mounting the wall without problems. It's also surprisingly light in weight, something I had worried about as I have quite a weak desk.
As it's relatively new, I can't say much on its reliability, but I imagine that will follow suit and also be good.
I have just purchased a Sony KDL-32W5500 from 1staudiovisual.co.uk as after spending days trawling the net I was unable to beat their price. I have not used this company before and was as delighted with their service as I was with their price. I chose the KDL-32W5500 as I was looking for a medium sized TV with a good level of connectivity options and specifically USB and this model seemed to fit the bill. I have still not totally got my head around the little widgets but find features such as the world clock to be very useful as I have relatives in several countries overseas. I am delighted with the picture quality of this model and perhaps only slightly disappointed with sound quality that on occasion sounds a trifle flat but overall considering the E version of this model was almost twice the price I am very happy with my purchase.
I purchased this TV from Play.com back in June 2009 and have been very pleased with it.
There are enough connections and ports on it that you should be able to plug any audio visual equipment you have into it, the several HDMI ports are particually useful.
The menu system is nice and simple to use, navigation is easy but it can sometimes be an issue to find the settings you want to change. Any users of the Playstation 3 will feel immediately at home as the menus are very similar.
Picture quality is very good even when connected to a standard digital terrestrial signal. I have it connected via HDMI to both an Xbox 360 and Virgin Media HD. Both of which look superb. The pictures are flicker free which look rich and deep.
Sound quality is ok but to get the most out of HD signals you would need a seperate surround sound system. For normal TV the sound quality is ok but can seem a bit flat at times. The pretend surround sound the system provides is not up to the standard you would expect from Sony.
The overall design of the TV looks sleek and shiny although the gloss finish does attract an awful lot of dust, I have to clean mine every other day!
The onboard 'widgets' are a complete gimmick, I have the telly connected to the internet but can honestly say I have never used any of them. All they do is advertise for Sony. The only remotely useful one is a clock and it is easier just to look at the one on my wall or my watch. Do not let them influence your decision to buy this TV.
Overall an excellent TV for the price with lots of connectivity options and outstanding HD services.
The W5500 delivers the next generation in picture excellence with unrivaled depth, richness and clarity. What's more, you can connect to your favorite digital devices for total entertainment.
Slim, elegant and ultra cool, an updated draw the Line design concept conveys just how stunning this TV looks. Accented by a subtle half mirror ornament, the deep piano black finish creates an effortlessly contemporary look to flatter any living space.