The ones the big shops have are the U series sony LCD's, this is the S series, the newer model as far as I can tell and is visibly a lot better. The currys one you mention is the better version and is Â£850, the same tele as mine was in my comet for 699.How are you finding it Simon?I have just started looking with a similar budget (could possibly stretch to Â£700 for TV only)
it is a bit confusing to say the least! The Sony I saw in Comet was the same as yours for Â£600 but the Sony Bravia in Curry's was a KDL32V2500 and was Â£850.
That was just dropping in to the two of them after work one evening, then I have a Richer Sounds with a whole wall of TV's at this price point and I haven't got as clue what I'm looking at!
Jezzer, what Panasonic model is that?I reckon this 32" Panasonic is a good buy at 650 notes:
Although, I would agree with Nick's comment aboutgetting as new ascreenas you can becauseolderand less costlymodels (perhaps obviously) have inferior picture quality and less connectivity.
I spenta fair wedgeon my 32"Philips LCD (32PF9731)and, while the picture is excellent compared to many LCDs I saw during my research for a new screen, itisn't much better than my old Sony CRT - especially in terms of contrast, brightnessand viewing angle.
Yea the V series are still the ones to have, however I don't think I could ever warrant spending nigh on a grand on a tele lolThe Sony Bravia's are good, if I may say so, without sounding too biased... I have the 32V2000 and its not bad at all. 1 hdmi port is the only down side. However Sony do some cheaper which don't have the Bravia engine. I would recommend you avoid these and go for the ones with the Bravia engine. I know it sounds like a marketing ploy to charge you more, but it does make quite a difference to the picture quality. Much better contrast, blacker blacks, generally more vibrant and absorbing.I see the model KDL32S2530, does have the engine, so your sorted. The default settings will look a bit pants mind, generally too bright and washed out. Pop over the AVForums, lots of natter over there on what settings look best.
Bit peeved at the moment, as I ordered a mate the KDL-26S2030U off staff sales (Â£432!), but Parcel-2-Go & DHL have 'lost' it at their dept... Fecking thieving c*nts!