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

Sony Bravia KDL-V3000 Series LCD TV (26", 32", 40", 46")
alaScore 86

661 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 661 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and sound. The usability and price also get good opinions, but opinions are divided on 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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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


alaTest has collected and analysed 4 user reviews of Sony Bravia KDL-V3000 Series LCD TV (26", 32", 40", 46") from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on

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75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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


alaTest has collected and analyzed 385 user reviews of Sony Bravia KDL-V3000 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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94% of the reviews on 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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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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Sony KDL-40 V 3000


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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-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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The Sony BRAVIA KDL-46V3000 LCD TV comes with the screen size 46"(117 cm )Diagonal, has resolution 1920x1080, aspect ratio 16:9, contrast ratio 2000:1 and viewing angle 178*

Qualified Recommendation

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Sony KDL40V3000 Review - 40" Bravia 1080p HD LCD TV


The mid-range V3000 series sit one rung below the more accomplished W3000 range in Sony's somewhat mazy hierarchy of LCD televisions. Because a lot of ground has been covered in our Sony KDL-40W3000 review, on this page I'm only going to highlight...

Smooth 1080p/24 handling without internal conversion nor interpolation ; Excellent shadow detail delineation ; Exquisite high-definition detail from [Full Pixel] 1:1 mapping

Calibrated black level not as deep as W3000/ X3500/ Samsung M86/ F86 ; Undefeatable auto-dimming when screen is black/ near-black ; Lacks white balance controls in user menu for greyscale calibration

Sony KDL40V3000 is an above average LCD television whose biggest appeal is its relatively inexpensive price (for a full HD Sony LCD TV).

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Sony KDL-40V3000


Another excellent mid-range LCD from Sony ..

The Sony KDL-40V3000 is an excellent mid-range performer, with a price/spec ratio which simplifies the decision making buying process - in a nutshell, if you decide to go for a higher spec machine, you know that the money will be well spent....

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

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).


2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: Yes
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: 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


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

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 300 x 300


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 of Monitor:LCD