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Sony KDL32D3000 Review
« on: 06 June 2007, 08:14:50 PM »

Please discuss our Sony KDL32D3000 review article in this thread. The first 4 pages are up... and the rest should follow by this weekend.
« Last Edit: 06 June 2007, 08:16:27 PM by Vincent »

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Re: Sony KDL32D3000 Review
« Reply #1 on: 06 June 2007, 10:40:47 PM »
Can't wait for the full review, the D3000 Sony Bravia is top of my list ;)

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Re: Sony KDL32D3000 Review
« Reply #2 on: 08 June 2007, 01:26:52 PM »
Like so many other people, holding breath, waiting for the complete review to be posted.  It appears an awful lot of people have the D3000 and the Panny 700 at the top of their lists and are just waiting for a complete, or better still comparative review of them.

Ps. To accelerate your purchase of the PS3 you should knock the £2 minimum on the head and make it a £5 min.  I mean it's only a few £'s difference, but when you add the multiplier effect it counts.  And yes, I have already donated  ;D

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Re: Sony KDL32D3000 Review
« Reply #3 on: 11 June 2007, 11:59:00 AM »
Can anyone confirm what old consoles like the Nintendo 64 look like on this TV? I have a KDL32U2000 and trying to play my N64 on it destroys my soul.

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Re: Sony KDL32D3000 Review
« Reply #4 on: 11 June 2007, 03:18:00 PM »
Thanks for the great review again guys.  This is the one I've been waiting for to finally decide!:

I'm after an HDTV primarily for PS3 use, and so resolution is very important in order to easily read text.  I've narrowed it down to either the Sony KDL40W2000 (1080 res) or the D3000 (768 res).  You praise the D3000 very highly, but do these areas make it a better choice than the full 1080 res W2000 for my purposes?

I guess what I'm asking for really is a very basic comparrison of the D3000 to the W2000.

Thanks again

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Re: Sony KDL32D3000 Review
« Reply #5 on: 11 June 2007, 06:50:08 PM »
I watch the KDL32D300 whole day long in my shop, and if you got money to spend and you aren not looking on the cheap, this is the television you should buy. The 100Htz Motionflow really make a difference. Just watching the waves move in our BlueRay demo disk of "Deep Blue" is amazing, and the noise, even up close is almost non existant.

For gaming, the 100htz can really make a difference, but personally i would go 1080p for gaming.

The pros for the KDL32D3000 are 100Htz MotionFlow, XVColour, 10 Bit processor, and the 3x HDMI 1.3. The cons: the price.
For gaming purposes I would take the KDL40W2000 who is also cheaper than the KDL40D3000.
KDL32D3000

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Re: Sony KDL32D3000 Review
« Reply #6 on: 11 June 2007, 10:31:49 PM »
First of all THX 4 the great reviews that u give us !

I was impressed by the D3000 and consider it my main choice now
(clearly beats the W2000 and the Samsung LE40M86B).

Question 1 : does the 40 inch model of the D3000 perform as excellent as the 32'' tested ?

Question 2 : when playing full HD (1920x1080) from an FHD DVD or Blu Ray on the D3000 40''
                 will it affect the displayed quality much to the worse ? (or won't we be able to
                 point out much the differences)

Question 3 (final) : is it worth to wait till september for the W3000 or X3000 series which offer all of the
                          D3000 and full HD ?

I want to buy a TV for the next 15 years (my CRT which last till now is a Grundig 14 years old and plays
like its the 1st day I've bought it).

My main use of the monitor will be movies - sports - pc.

Also I want a 37 - 42'' model. I prefer SONY but was totally dissapointed by the W2000 (what a clouding
-- a friend bought it and sold it again within 2 weeks).
But if you have something other in mind pls let me know.

Thank u all 4 your help !

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Re: Sony KDL32D3000 Review
« Reply #7 on: 13 June 2007, 09:55:28 AM »
Great review once again Colin and Vincent.  It looks like Sony are back on track and i hope they can do something similar later in the year for the bigger sizes.  Myself, I'm looking at 46" or even 52" LCD if I can get interest free repayment terms (which is very likely where I am).

I also sent you guys five quid to help with the PS3 purchase.  Before that I sent a "tenner" on May 6th.
We definitely need to see gaming performance and to prove 1080/24p compatibility.
Samsung PS58C7000 plasma, Samsung BD-C5900, Tvix PVR R-2230, Xbox 360 slim 250GB.

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Re: Sony KDL32D3000 Review
« Reply #8 on: 22 June 2007, 04:57:13 PM »
Vincent / Colin

There is much debate going on at the moment where people are trying to decide between the Panasonic 32LXD700 or the Sony 32D3000.  The main area of contention appears to be which has the best SD picture quality.

Do you still have access to both the Sony and the Panasonic to provide us with a comparison of their SD performance.  I know you had the Panny 70 rather than the 700, but supposedly the panels are exactly the same and theoretically so will be the PQ.

Many thanks for this

Cheers, Mark

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Re: Sony KDL32D3000 Review
« Reply #9 on: 23 June 2007, 09:44:09 AM »
Hi Vincent and Colin,

Thanks for another great review.

After all I´ve read on sites and forums i still have doubts about choosing 720p or 1080p,specially now with these recent TV´s with 100Hz technology.I am very impressed with this new Sony (the Samsung 40M86 was my aim before i read this review).
I have a viewing distance of 8,5 feet so i was thinking of a 40" set.My doubt is : should i wait for those new Tosh and Sony with 1080p and 100Hz,or should i go for a 720p and 100 Hz? I watch mainly SD DVD upscaled with Pioneer 696 player and cable TV (576),but for the future maybe a PS3 (is 720p good for Blue-Ray films with 40"set at 8,5 feet  ??? or am i wasting this technology ?)

Thanks for a great site (the best  :)) and help

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Re: Sony KDL32D3000 Review
« Reply #10 on: 04 July 2007, 07:09:52 PM »
* * * Sorry Guys ... I read the Sony 32D3000 review, prepared the following, and inadvertently posted same on the TX32LDX70 Thread. Here it is doing "double duty" ! 


Re: Panasonic TX32LXD70 32-inch LCD TV
« Reply #18 on: Today at 03:21:08 PM » 

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Good Morning:

SUPER review of the 32D3000
Essential to guys like me who has to otherwise base his buying decision on in-store HDTV snaps of the pyramids … etc.

IN STORE REVIEW
Hapilly, my retailer has placed a

* (2007) TC-32LDX700 … $1300 next to a
* (2007) KDL-32S3000 …..$1300 next to a
* (2006) KDL- V32XBR ….$1500 and I can walk next door to view a
* (2007) KDL-32XBR4 … $1800 ….. (This seems quite similar to the UK’s D3000)

However, I have spent too much of my time searching for that elusive “Best Buy. I intend to buy one of the above sets. Frankly to the “naked eye” they all look pretty much the same although I would have given the colour variations edge to the XBR’s.

Vincent Teoh’s  HDTVTEST – gets beyond my “Naked Eye”

SOUND:
I now appreciate that the Sony sound was not tops—perhaps the Panny has the edge here. You see, I have no intention of  adding speakers, stands, and amplifier to our  kitchen-family room. 

SD Performance
When we move up to digital,  our favourite SD channels will be viewed at 480i or P.  I am pleased that the review is positive on SD.  Reviews elsewhere suggest that the Panny also performs well with SD.

MOVIE MODE
The D3000 seems to be very flexible re 120/100 and 24 frame interpolations, although such flexibility may carry a  $500 price tag.

GRAY SCALE
I am aware that this is a most critical design & set-up feature. I understand that the 2007 Sony’s have 10 bit processing and hence  great grays. I hope that buyers can follow Vincent Teoh’s lead and optimize this setting at home – without affecting their warranty!


ON CLOSE – THANKS for a GREAT REVIEW
It seems clear to me that the average person walking into a retail TV outlet cannot make an intelligent decision on “what TV” . Why? Neither buyer or seller have the time , energy, testing process, or demonstration/reporting skills to devote to the task. 

HOWDY
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Done my Doody

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Re: Sony KDL32D3000 Review
« Reply #11 on: 04 July 2007, 07:23:07 PM »
(EXTRACTED THESE)
..... Just watching the waves move in our BlueRay demo disk of "Deep Blue" is amazing, and the noise, even up close is almost non existant.

.....

The pros for the KDL32D3000 are 100Htz MotionFlow, XVColour, 10 Bit processor, and the 3x HDMI 1.3. The cons: the price.



I would like to add two coomments:

1: WAVES:
I looked at a 30 second "in-store" HD take of waves on the 32" Panny 700, the Sony XBR2 and the Sony 32S3000.  There was so much action, froth and roll, plus a couple of distant windsurfers (like me!) .. that I could not tell one set's rendition from the other and any noise was lost in the turbulance.  Actually one of the sets (and I do forget which!) was a tad greener that the others. 


2: 10 Bit Processor
Does anybody know whether the 2006 Sony 32XBR2 or the 2007 Panny 32LDX700 are 8 or 10 bit?


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Re: Sony KDL32D3000 Review
« Reply #12 on: 31 July 2007, 04:57:22 PM »
Ive had problems with sony lcds and screen uniformity in the past. It usually isnt really noticible unless playing certain games that have flat uniform colours. While the D3000 seem to have no visible clouding unlike previous models, I did notice when playing shadow of collosus on certain greyer backgrounds that there were two stips of the screen that were noticibly darker. So I sent the T.V back and got a replacement which has a similar problem but in a different part of the screen. I am not sure if this is to do with the game or my ps2 and not to do with the tv as I havnt used it for HD yet and no that lcds can have problems with SD. has anyone else noticed anything similar to this? and do you think it is a fault or just particular to shadow of the collosus's graphics?

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Re: Sony KDL32D3000 Review
« Reply #13 on: 01 August 2007, 01:20:19 AM »
Everyone, I saw these guys' review and took myself off to our local Currys, to see if they had one on display.

As my 'other half' and I were walking along the rows of TV's on display, we both agreed there was one machine which visibly stood out from the others; guess what, it was the one we went to look for!

Don't try downloading images or reviews; you need to go and look at this TV. We saw it, we bought it and it is simply stunning.

For the first time ever when buying a 'home entertainment' piece of kit, I have not been even slightly disappointed when I got the purchased item home. It really is totally awesome to look at. I have mine linked to a home theatre surround sound system and am delighted with the overall effect. Believe me, I am difficult to please, but the guys at Sony have truly excelled themselves.

V impressed from the West Midlands, UK





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Re: Sony KDL32D3000 Review
« Reply #14 on: 09 August 2007, 10:38:35 PM »
Hi master Vincent  ;D
I'd like to know what the name of the soft (or video) U used for the Motionflow video ( link : http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/2007/06/14/kdl32d3000-motion-enhancer/ ) because I've the HQV bench DVD with the DVE Essentials DVD and I dont have this test with horizontal bars  ::)
See U,
D3000.