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Sony Bravia KDL S3000 Series LCD TV (26",32",40",46")

Sony Bravia KDL S3000 Series LCD TV (26",32",40",46")
alaScore 86

1581 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1581 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the design and usability are overall positive. The sound and value for money also get good reviews.

image quality, price, sound, usability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony Bravia KDL S3000 Series LCD TV (26",32",40",46") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Sony Bravia KDL S3000 Series LCD TV (26",32",40",46")


alaTest has collected and analysed 564 user reviews of Sony Bravia KDL S3000 Series LCD TV (26",32",40",46") from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on

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95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony KDL32S3000 - 32'' Widescreen Bravia HD Ready LCD TV - With FreeviewSony KDL32S3000 - 32'' Widescreen Bravia HD Ready LCD TV - With FreeviewSony KDL-20S3000 - 20" Widescreen Bravia HD Ready LCD TV - With Freeview

Consumer review by: review summary for Sony Bravia KDL S3000 Series LCD TV (26",32",40",46")


alaTest has collected and analyzed 663 user reviews of Sony Bravia KDL S3000 Series LCD TV (26",32",40",46") from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on

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91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Bravia S-Series KDL-32S3000 32-Inch 720p LCD HDTVSony NSX-40GT1 40-Inch 1080p 60 Hz LED HDTV Featuring Google TV, Black (2010 Model)Sony Bravia S-Series KDL-40S3000 40-Inch 720p LCD HDTV


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Sony NSX-40GT1


Sony GT1 series information: Our review of Sony's 40-inch NSX-40GT1 TV is based on our time with the 46-inch NSX-46GT1TV. The observations made here are applicable to the 32-inch NSX-32GT1. According to Sony, the Internet Connected sets have identical...

Complete Google TV integration into every aspect of the TV ; Image quality exceeds spec expectations ; Modern edge-to-edge glass design ; Smart, capable controller ; Reasonably priced

Google TV remains under construction ; Steep learning curve for controller ; Wobbly stand

Sony has engineered a valiant attempt at the ultimate vehicle for Internet TV, but Google TV’s persistent potholes provide a bumpy ride.


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Sony NSX-40GT1 ( Google TV)


Aside from actually hooking a PC to your TV, Sony's Internet TV with Google TV , aka the NSX-GT1 series, is the closest you'll likely come today to converging the two devices. That's both an advantage and a disadvantage compared with more conventional...

Integrated TV and Google TV software enables potential access to virtually all video sources media through one interface and search bar; full Chrome browser supports Flash and HTML5 video; includes RF QWERTY remote; built-in Wi-Fi; user interface...

Poor screen uniformity apparent with many Google TV sources; produces light black levels; some flashing in shadows at times; frustrating touch pad and overlarge keyboard on remote; sparse analog connectivity; major content providers like Hulu, CBS, and...

Easily the most capable Internet-connected TV ever made, Sony's NSX-GT1 series calls for a tech-savvy buyer who can live with Google TV's growing pains, a touchy remote, and so-so picture quality.

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The Sony KDL-40EX400 ($599 MSRP) is an inexpensive 40-inch with few frills that nevertheless manages to deliver a great baseline performance. TVs in this price range are almost commodity items, so it's a welcome site when a TV feels like some care has...

The Sony KDL-40EX400 certainly has enough ports, including four HDMIs, two component AV inputs, and one composite input, making it a great choice for an inexpensive home theater hub. A USB port on the side can be used for playing photos, music, and...

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Sony Bravia KDL-40V5100 LCD HDTV


As the most expensive entry in the group, as well as the smallest-though not by much in either case-a lot was expected of the Sony. True, it lacks many of the bells and whistles that raise a ruckus on the company's higher-end sets. There's no sign here...

The Advanced Contrast Enhancer dynamically adjusts the backlight in response to the image's characteristics. Sony's literature claims that the set offers Dynamic Contrast, but unless this is the same as the Advanced Contrast enhancer, I couldn't find...

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Super Paper Mario



Super Paper Mario is a game that will appeal to a wide range of players. It’s retro, it’s new, it’s a platformer, it’s a RPG. Easy for thenew gamers that the Wii is recruiting to enjoy but challenging enough forpeople who have been playing Mario games...

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Super Paper Mario


Mazza's first outing on the Wii has enough to fill the void until Super Mario Galaxy lands.

Clean visuals; great music; cool blend of RPG and action elements; funny story

A little on the easy side; not much replay value

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Sony NSX-40GT1


The Google TV capabilities of the Sony NSX-40GT1 allow you to access the internet in a computer-like environment, with the ability to have more than one window up on your screen at a time. It comes with 12 apps and full browsing capabilities. You can...

You can open two windows on your screen at the same time, allowing you to watch TV and surf the web simultaneously

You must have Dish Network to search your TV programming at the same time as your apps and LAN-connected electronics

The Sony NSX-40GT1 gives you access to your cable or satellite TV channels as well as full browsing capabilities.

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Sony KDL 20S3000 LCD TV Review


If you are looking for a small LCD TV then you can't really go wrong with this Sony, but if you're a little bit baffled by the pretty unhelpful product labelling system employed by Sony then it's probably worth talking a little bit about the...

Though the KDL-20S3000 has a native aspect ratio of 16:9 it also supports 14:9 and the old non-widescreen aspect ratio of 4:3, and with the KDL-20S3000 you can change and stretch old content to fit the widescreen format should you so choose.

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Sony KDL-32S3000


Excellent budget buy from from Sony ..

Apart from a few minor flaws, the KDL-32S3000 is a very competent all round performer. It makes you think twice about how much benefit is derived from high end features such as Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and 100Hz picture processing. The 32S3000...

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Sony KDL-40S3000


An excellent value and largely capable LCD from Sony ..

We were pleasantly surprised with the all round abilities of the KDL-40S3000 especially since it comes without all the 'bells and whistles' of higher end Sony's. What this screen does tell us is that basic ingredients count for a lot more than the...

Product Specifications

Sony's KDL-26S3000 offers 1366 x 768 progressive screen resolution. Features include the BRAVIA Engine full digital processing system and BRAVIA Theatre Sync on all models.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers
Surround Mode: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Type: None

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Product Line:Sony



Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Diagonal Size:26in/40in
Diagonal Size (cm):101cm/66cm
Digital Television Certification:HD ready/HDTV
Display Format:720p
Dynamic Contrast Ratio:6000:1/8000:1
HDMI Ports Qty:2/3
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:800:1
LCD Backlight Technology:Wide Color Gamut-CCFL
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
PC Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video/Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video / SCART
Viewing Angle:160 degrees/178 degrees

TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner:ATSC / QAM/DVB-T
HDTV Tuner: Yes
MPEG Decoder:MPEG-2
Multi-channel Preview:Picture-in-picture (PIP)
Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
Teletext: Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes