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Sony KDL40W3000 Review
« on: 16 October 2007, 07:54:59 PM »

Please discuss the Sony KDL40W3000 review in this thread.

Warmest regards
Vincent

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Re: Sony KDL40W3000 Review
« Reply #1 on: 17 October 2007, 12:29:50 AM »
Thanks for a great (as always) review!
It was a nice surprise to find it so soon on the site.

If you compare the video processing properties of D3000 and W3000, is the D3000 generally better?

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Sony KDL40W3000 or Sony KDL40W2000
« Reply #2 on: 17 October 2007, 06:53:20 AM »
I'm very happy that you've reviewed the Sony KDL40W3000 as I was planning on buying a W-series.

The idea was to buy a W2000 before the summer when rumours arised that the W3000 was coming.

After reading the review I don't have the idea that the extra bucks (1 329,00 vs 1 900,00 ) are worth the changes in de W3000 (considering that you don't get a W2000 suffering from "clouding").

Because you've used them both and the W2000 was so highly praised, would you recommend the W3000 above the W2000?

Once more: thanks for the review!

Greetings,
Niels R.

PS: Sorry about the English, I'm not my native language :s

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Re: Sony KDL40W3000 Review
« Reply #3 on: 17 October 2007, 10:20:21 AM »
Vincent,

Great review. Thnx.
Now to the point...
1:I bought this tv a week ago and im wondering what settings you used. Can u post the detailed settings here?
I'm not that good in calibrating it would be a great start to begin with your settings ;D.

2:Do you need different settings for HDMI input and Scart input? I'm using digital television via scart and will connect a PS3, so that's why i wonder about the settings.

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Re: Sony KDL40W3000 Review
« Reply #4 on: 17 October 2007, 10:37:11 AM »
Same Here.

Would love if you could post the final settings you came to after calibration.

And seeing this review, can't wait for the X3500 series review, must be amazing !!!

Thanks for all.

Cheers


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Re: Sony KDL40W3000 Review
« Reply #5 on: 17 October 2007, 01:23:56 PM »
Hi Vincent

Thanks for the review. This site really is essential reading for anyone who is looking to buy a new TV!

This may be a silly question, but has anyone offered to buy this TV from you yet?

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Re: Sony KDL40W3000 Review
« Reply #6 on: 17 October 2007, 09:58:44 PM »
Hi Vincent, very detailed report you made here thanks this gives us all a detailed review of the TV concerning the Picture. However, I am missing some comments on the sound from the KDL-40W3000, can you include this is in your review.
Thanks in advance

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Re: Sony KDL40W3000 Review
« Reply #7 on: 18 October 2007, 02:06:13 AM »
If you compare the video processing properties of D3000 and W3000, is the D3000 generally better?

I don't think there is any significant difference when it comes to the quality of video processing between the D3000 and W3000, but because the D3000 has a panel of lower resolution, the results will look better if you feed it with a standard definition signal (less video processing power is required to scale 576i to 1368x768 than to 1920x1080).

Because you've used them both and the W2000 was so highly praised, would you recommend the W3000 above the W2000?

W3000 has better blacks, more accurate colours, 1 extra HDMI and 1 extra component inputs, and can accept 1080p/24 smoothly. Only you yourself can decide if these improvements are worth the extra money.

Do you need different settings for HDMI input and Scart input? I'm using digital television via scart and will connect a PS3, so that's why i wonder about the settings.

Ideally you should calibrate each input for its own settings (the Sony can save them independently), but because I don't own any Scart devices and I'm rushed for time I only calibrated for HDMI.

This may be a silly question, but has anyone offered to buy this TV from you yet?

Hi, the review sample was a generous loan from a local retailer, and has gone back to them.

However, I am missing some comments on the sound from the KDL-40W3000, can you include this is in your review.
Thanks in advance

The W3000 onboard speakers are adequate for daily use, but won't match up to dedicated home theatre speakers for critical viewing. Ranking-wise, the sound is behind the Pioneer 4280XD and Samsung F96, but can pretty much hold its own against other models (that I've reviewed).

Warmest regards
Vincent

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Re: Sony KDL40W3000 Review
« Reply #8 on: 18 October 2007, 07:50:01 AM »
Hi Vincent!

The review was another WOW!
One thing i couldnt judge from the review was, without the 100Hz thingie, how does it handle the judders in fast moving scenes? Have you tried some sports channels and if yes, what is your view.

I am just trying to see if 100Hz is still something that this set can live without or not!

Regards,
Pavi

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Re: Sony KDL40W3000 Review
« Reply #9 on: 21 October 2007, 06:48:51 PM »
Sorry to mention it again, but do u have the settings you used and can u post them here. It would be a great help to us.
thnx

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Re: Sony KDL40W3000 Review
« Reply #10 on: 21 October 2007, 09:37:59 PM »
@ vince

on the swiss sony page, I read that the w3000 has an intergrated dvb-c tuner, didnt c it in ur specs (review first page)?
do they sell a different version of the lcd in switzerland?

greetz....

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Re: Sony KDL40W3000 Review
« Reply #11 on: 22 October 2007, 08:24:02 AM »
@maxxam

here in The Netherlands the w3000 also has an dvb-c tuner. So i think in the UK it will also have one.

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Re: Sony KDL40W3000 Review
« Reply #12 on: 01 November 2007, 12:31:07 PM »
Hi, new to the forums!

I was just about to purchase this TV but noticed some people are waiting for the Sony KDL40X3500 review? As ever, I am confused at to what the differences are supposed' to be?

Anybody help?

Thanks, Rob.

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Re: Sony KDL40W3000 Review
« Reply #13 on: 01 November 2007, 12:51:12 PM »
Vincent,

You have awarded the Sony KDL-40W3000 a "highly recommended" rating, whereas the Samsung LE52F96 only got a "recommended" rating.

Could you describe what this difference is due to?
What makes the W3000 better than the F96 to merit the higher rating?

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Re: Sony KDL40W3000 Review
« Reply #14 on: 05 November 2007, 03:33:46 PM »
hi Vince

did u wittnes "yellow tint" during ur review, read about it in the avsforum?

greetz