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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

659 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 659 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and sound. The usability and value for money also get good feedback, whereas reviews are divided on the black level.

image quality, value for money, usability, sound, design

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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Amazon.co.uk 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 Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk.

image quality, sound

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

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Amazon.com 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 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.

image quality, value for money, usability, sound, design

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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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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Sony BRAVIA KDL-46V3000 LCD TV

 

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*

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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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moonbeam

 

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).

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Surround Mode: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.8in
Height:25.3in
Width:39.1in

DVD

Type: None

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:KDL-40V3000
Product Line:Sony

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Television

Diagonal Size:40in
Diagonal Size (cm):101cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV
Display Format:1080p (FullHD)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio:16000:1
HDMI Ports Qty:2
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:2000:1
LCD Backlight Technology:Wide Color Gamut-CCFL
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
PC Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1920 x 1080
Series:BRAVIA
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Viewing Angle:178 degrees
Widescreen:Widescreen

TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner:ATSC / QAM
HDTV Tuner: Yes
MPEG Decoder:MPEG-2
Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes
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