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Sony Bravia KDL-V3000 Series LCD TV (26", 32", 40", 46")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 594 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and sound. The usability and value for money also get good reviews, whereas many are less positive about the black level.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Sony Bravia KDL-V3000 Series LCD TV (26", 32", 40", 46") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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How To Buy an LCD HDTV

 

It's rare to find an HDTV at any price that delivers near-accurate color right out of the box, but the 46-inch Sony Bravia KDL-46V3000 did exactly that. The set further impressed me with its ink-like black levels and dark screen material that together...

Superb color accuracy. Impressive image contrast.

Considerable smearing in motion scenes. Narrow viewing sweet spot. Film-mode detection was inconsistent. Excessive overscan with standard definition and component 720p video.

Sony's Bravia KDL-46V3000 delivered the best out-of-box color I've seen from any HDTV, but unacceptable image blurring when displaying dark scenes as well as a narrow viewing sweet spot make it difficult to recommend.

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Sony Bravia KDL-46V3000

 

Superior color and contrast are sullied by obvious image smearing in the Sony Bravia KDL-46V3000.

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Review: Sony Bravia KDL-46V3000 LCD TV

 

My first color TV was a Trinitron, and I spent the extra money because I knew the Sony name meant quality.

This display can also accept the optional Internet Video Link. It plugs into the back of the set and uses a broadband connection to stream online content. I didn't have one to try out but have seen it demonstrated, and the setup is pretty hassle-free

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Sony KDL-40 V 3000

 

Combined tuner for analog TV, DVB-C and DVB-T; Fluid HDTV playback in 1080p/24 format; Very good Scart-RGB input for analog set-top boxes

Slow channel changing; Mediocre sound with little bass; Judder on 1080i Blu-ray signals

Within the LCD fraternity, the flat-panels from the Japanese manufacturer Sony are generally among the best sets on the market. The 40" KDL-40 V 3000 is no exception. The Sony KDL-40 V 3000 scores highly, right across the board. It is rare that a set...

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Sony Kdl-46v3000

 

features a native resolution of 1920 x 1080. This resolution allows the set to display the latest in HD images, including Blu-Ray discs. To make connecting these devices easier, 2 HDMI inputs are provided as well as a VGA input. A built-in...

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Amazon review summary for Sony Bravia KDL-V3000 Series LCD TV (26", 32", 40", 46")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 381 user reviews of Sony Bravia KDL-V3000 Series LCD TV (26", 32", 40", 46") from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

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94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Bravia V-Series KDL-40V3000 40-Inch 1080p LCD HDTVSony Bravia V-Series KDL-46V3000 46-Inch 1080p LCD HDTVSony Bravia KDL-40V3000 40-inch 1080p LCD HDTV

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Perfect tv for us!

 

Terrific picture, sound, everything! Easy to connect all my components and navigate. The size of the screen is also perfect for the space we have.

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moonbeam

 

excellent picture and sound .... great features ... easy to use... love it

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Bravia LCD

 

This TV is absolutely amazing. I was real hesitant to purchase a new HDTV but I am 100% content with my choice. Picture Quality is unbelievable and setup was a jiff.

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Sony Bravia 46" KDL-46V3000 1080p LCD HDTV

 

Color, Brightness, HDMI, 1080P, & LIFELIKE PICTURE.

Could use ONE more HDMI port...

Product Specifications

Immerse yourself in outstanding color reproduction and 1080p picture quality with Sony's 40-inch KDL-40V3000 LCD Flat Panel HDTV. BRAVIA V-Series televisions are where Full HD 1080 starts. Full HD 1920 x 1080 panel resolution with over 2 million pixels is exactly what you need to reproduce content delivered by cutting edge 1080p Blu-ray disc players. Sony follows 10-bit processing with a 10-bit panel, allowing 64 times the levels of color expression than an 8-bit panel. Live Color Creation technology uses the BRAVIA Engine EX video processing system to enhance primary colors and correct half-tone colors for natural overall color. Next, a WCG-CCFL backlight delivers a specific spectrum of light that works with specially formulated color filters. These combined modes create deep, deep blues and natural greens for overall colors that draw you right into the picture. S-Force Front Surround-2 - Generates realistic surround sound from the two speakers in the TV Analog Audio Input(s) - 5 (1 Side /4 Rear) / Audio Out (Variable/Fixed) 1 (Rear) / Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Input(s) - 2 (Rear) / Composite Video Input(s) - 3 (1 Side /2 Rear) Digital Audio Output(s) - 1 (Rear) / S-Video Input(s) - 1 (Rear) / Headphone Output(s) - 1 (Side) VESA Hole Mount Compatibility for Mounting Applications Dimensions (Approx.) - 39.5 x 27.1 x 10.4 inches (992 x 688 x 265mm) w/pedestal; 39.5 x 25.3 x 4.8 inches (992 x 643 x 122mm) without pedestal / Weight w/pedestal - (Approx.) 56lbs (25.0kg). --PLUS-- Accessory Kit;- High Performance HDMI-HDMI Gold Tipped Black Cable (6 ft.) - Deluxe Plasma/Lcd Screen Clean Kit (mini).

Configuration

2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: Yes
DVB-C:DVB-C (MPEG2)
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG2)
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
HDTV: No
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player: No
PC Streaming: No
Picture and Picture (PAP):No / Yes
Picture and Text (PAT): No
Picture in Picture (PIP):1 Tuner PIP
USB Recording: No
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: No

Connectivity

CI Plus: No
DLNA certified: Yes
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
Front AV Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Headphone Output: Yes
Memory Stick: No
PC Streaming: No
S-Video: Yes
Secure Digital Card: No
USB: No
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 300 x 300

Display

Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:50
Frequency:50 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: No

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

3D: No
3D Ready: No
3D Technology:Not Applicable
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9
Type:LCD
Type of Monitor:LCD
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