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just came back from Sony Central Adelaide, they have 40" V300 on display. i was very impressed by the PQ, definitely the best 720P LCD display so far. and with RRP$1999, it can easily beat Samsung 40R81 to death. i was also glad to hear it doesn't have HD tuner, because the V2000's HD tuner was a disaster (it takes 3 secs to switch a channel). they also quoted me $1440 cash price for the 32" version, which is only about $60 off. will look around and see if other stores can offer a better deal.

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Comparing the 40" V300 and the V2000 :

40IN V SERIES BRAVIA LCD KLV40V300

Picture

Native Display Resolution: 1366x768

BRAVIA Engine: Yes

Viewing Angle: 178

Screen Format: WideZoom/Nomal/Full/Zoom

Picture Mode: Vivid/ Standard/Cinema

Multi Picture: Yes (Picture and Picture)

Noise Reduction: 3D Digital Comb Filter

Brightness: 450 cd/m2

Contrast: 1600:1 (On-screen)

Response Time: 8ms

Sound

Audio Output: Yes

Sound Mode: Dynamic/Standerd/Custom

Surround Mode: S-FORCE/Simulated Stereo/Off

BBE Digital: No

Terminals

HDMI Input: x1 Rear, x1 Front

Component In: x2

S-Video in: x2

Composite in: x3

Headphone Out: x1

HD15 / PC Audio Input: x1

Other Features

Power Saving Mode: Yes

Clock: Yes

On / Sleep Timer: Yes

Teletext: Yes(English,French,Persian) 250P

Light Sensor: Yes

Cinema Drive: Yes

OSD Language: English,Traditional Chinese, Thai, Arabic, Farsi

Swivel: Yes

General

Power Requirement: 110-240V 50/60Hz

Power Consumption: 180W

Dimensions with stand (WxHxD mm): 981×688×265

Dimensions without stand (WxHxD mm): 981×643×110

Weight with stand (Kg) : 24kg

Weight without Stand (Kg): 20kg

40" V SERIES HD BRAVIA LCD TV KDL40V2000

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Integrated High Definition Digital Tuner: Yes

Native Display Resolution: 1366x768

BRAVIA Engine: Yes

Viewing Angle: 178

Screen Format: Wide Zoom / Normal / Full / Zoom

Picture Mode: Vivid / Standard / Custom

Multi Picture: PIP (For Freeze Function)

Noise Reduction: Yes

Brightness: 450cd/m2

Contrast: 1300:1 (On-screen), 5000:1 (Dynamic)

Response Time: 8ms

Sound

Audio Output: Yes

Sound Mode: Dynamic / Standard / Custom

Surround Mode: SRS TruSurround XT / Simulated Stereo / Off

BBE Digital: Yes

Terminals

HDMI Input: x1

Component In: x1

S-Video in: x2

Composite in: x3

Headphone Out: x1

HD15 / PC Audio Input: x1

Other Features

Power Saving Mode: Yes

Clock: Yes

On / Sleep Timer: Yes

Teletext: Yes

Light Sensor: Yes

Cinema Drive: Yes

OSD Language: English

Swivel: Yes

General

Power Requirement: 224 - 240 V 50/60 Hz

Power Consumption: 205W

Dimensions with stand (WxHxD mm): 988 x 716 x 334

Dimensions without stand (WxHxD mm): 988 x 664 x 103

Weight with stand (Kg) : 28

Weight without Stand (Kg): 22

The 40" V300 rrp is $1999 and the 40" V2000 rrp is $3399, what does the extra $1400 give you for a V2000 model apart from

an inbuilt HD tuner??

$2k for a Sony 40" 1366x768 LCD panel is an awesome price, opinions/thoughts???

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Thanks for your comments.

I'm wondering, do you have any comments about the performance of the 32" V300 against other 32" competitors such as the Samsung R8 series? 1499 rrp is very reasonable, especially for Sony and the decent specifications further add value for money.

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Thanks for your comments.

I'm wondering, do you have any comments about the performance of the 32" V300 against other 32" competitors such as the Samsung R8 series? 1499 rrp is very reasonable, especially for Sony and the decent specifications further add value for money.

didn't see 32" in store, however they do have them in stock. 32" has 8bit S-PVA panel, while 40" has 10bit. Samsung R8 is not on same level as V300, as they are using cheap CMO/AUO panles.

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I'm in the market for a new 32inch LCD for my room. How does the new Sony V300 compare with the soon to be released Panasonic TX-32LXD700? I had my mind set on the Panasonic but seems like the sony one is more cheaper but doesn't have inbuilt HD tuner whereas the Panasonic does.

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I'm in the market for a new 32inch LCD for my room. How does the new Sony V300 compare with the soon to be released Panasonic TX-32LXD700? I had my mind set on the Panasonic but seems like the sony one is more cheaper but doesn't have inbuilt HD tuner whereas the Panasonic does.

I've been told that the new V300 is Made in Malaysia, while V2000 is Made in Japan. Can someone confirm this? Thanks.

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I'm in the market for a new 32inch LCD for my room. How does the new Sony V300 compare with the soon to be released Panasonic TX-32LXD700? I had my mind set on the Panasonic but seems like the sony one is more cheaper but doesn't have inbuilt HD tuner whereas the Panasonic does.

Sony will release D300 to compete with Pana D700. i've heard 120hz does help minimising motion blur. personally i wouldn't pay the extra $500 for 120hz as i'm very happy with the V300 PQ.

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Also uses a WAX3 chassis:same type as US S3000 model. U series:made by Wistron, I think.

Got that from Sony ESI (I can use that site).

I picked up one in NZ a couple of weeks ago (returned my samsung r81 for it - lucky it was within the 28 day return period). The sony is a great set - handles HD and SD well (even divx!). Highly recommedned

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we got these in store yesterday and we unboxed the 40in first and set it up with a topfield hd box and i was quite impressed with it the look,the pq and the price then we unboxed the 32in and set it up but for some reason i didnt like it it looked plain in the smaller size and i wasnt impressed at all apart from the price sounds weird maybe but i dont know just something about it i dont like

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we got these in store yesterday and we unboxed the 40in first and set it up with a topfield hd box and i was quite impressed with it the look,the pq and the price then we unboxed the 32in and set it up but for some reason i didnt like it it looked plain in the smaller size and i wasnt impressed at all apart from the price sounds weird maybe but i dont know just something about it i dont like

i reckon is because of the difference between 8bit and 10bit panels. 10bit panel can show a lot more colors than a 8bit

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You watch this avent model disapear when the new digital models come out in september.Sony have only released these analogue ones so that they have tv's for sale until september,as they have no more stock of there old digital models.

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The current V2000 series is coming down in price ... popped into Myer a few minutes ago on my morning tea break for a look see. The ticketed

price of the 46" V2000 (1366x768) is now $3499 and the 40" V2000 is now $2899. Thats the Myer ticketed price, I'm sure JB's, HN etc will be

dropping their ticketed prices as well. I asked the Myer sales guy about the price drop, he said the V2000 series is a run out, they're making

way for the new range coming out next month, will be cheaper as they'll be manufactured in China rather than Japan. Don't know if thats fact

or rumor, it's just what the Myer guy said to me.

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The current V2000 series is coming down in price ... popped into Myer a few minutes ago on my morning tea break for a look see. The ticketed

price of the 46" V2000 (1366x768) is now $3499 and the 40" V2000 is now $2899. Thats the Myer ticketed price, I'm sure JB's, HN etc will be

dropping their ticketed prices as well. I asked the Myer sales guy about the price drop, he said the V2000 series is a run out, they're making

way for the new range coming out next month, will be cheaper as they'll be manufactured in China rather than Japan. Don't know if thats fact

or rumor, it's just what the Myer guy said to me.

So MYER won't get V300 until next month? that's kinda late, i was hoping to get a better deal there.

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The V300 series don't have tuners in them whereas the V2000 series do. I think the new series the Myer guy was referring to was not

the V300 series as those are available now?

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Here's something to think about if you're planning on getting the 40" 10-bit Sony AND hooking it up to a HTPC with an Nvidia card:

It appears that unless you have a Nvidia 8 or above series you're not going to get more than 8-bit color from your panel.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce_8_Series

Looks like I'm screwed I haven't got the room in my Shuttle for an 8-Series card.

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I've heard that V300's panel is not true 10-bit. It's got 10-bit color from a 8-bit panel by dithering. I don't have evidence to support the theory though. It is a little bit suspicious when sony uses "true 10-bit panel" to describe X series but without the word "true" for other models on the US Sony website.

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this new sony screen(40" v300) supports 1080p but is advertised as a 720 screen? hows that work - Limitations somewhere/not native?

$2000 is a great price.

native resolution is 1366X768, but can accept 1080P signal via HDMI, won't be displayed as 1080P though.

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BTW guys, Australia has lowest pricing for 40" V300 in Asia/Oceania region (in AUD):

Australia: $1999

China: $2,143

Taiwan: $2,109

Hong Kong: $2,667

New Zealand: $2,718

very suprising :D

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Hmm, so when are the 40" are actually coming to the stores in sydney. I haven't seen them anywhere so far and am in the market for a 720p for my ps3 (cant afford 1080p, PS3 was a present lol). I was tossing up between this and a comparable plasma (in size, pq and price), but I've been out of the loop for a while and don't know much about plasmas.

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Hmm, so when are the 40" are actually coming to the stores in sydney. I haven't seen them anywhere so far and am in the market for a 720p for my ps3 (cant afford 1080p, PS3 was a present lol). I was tossing up between this and a comparable plasma (in size, pq and price), but I've been out of the loop for a while and don't know much about plasmas.

try the Good Guys, i saw both 32" and 40" at my local good guys. they quoted me $2050 for 40V300 + HD box.

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BTW guys, Australia has lowest pricing for 40" V300 in Asia/Oceania region:

Australia: $1999

China: $2,143

Taiwan: $2,109

Hong Kong: 2,667

New Zealand: 2,718

very suprising :D

Is that A$$ conversion or country of origin $$??

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Hmm, so when are the 40" are actually coming to the stores in sydney. I haven't seen them anywhere so far and am in the market for a 720p for my ps3 (cant afford 1080p, PS3 was a present lol). I was tossing up between this and a comparable plasma (in size, pq and price), but I've been out of the loop for a while and don't know much about plasmas.

Im looking at this TV for the same reason, I have an Asus W2PC laptop which has HDMI output & HD-DVD player on it, that way i have both bases in HD DVD covered.

If anyone has price in Brisbane, let me know. Otherwise when i start shopping ill post up the prices i get.

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Here's something to think about if you're planning on getting the 40" 10-bit Sony AND hooking it up to a HTPC with an Nvidia card:

It appears that unless you have a Nvidia 8 or above series you're not going to get more than 8-bit color from your panel.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce_8_Series

Looks like I'm screwed I haven't got the room in my Shuttle for an 8-Series card.

All video is 8 bit, but video processing needs to be done in high bit precision to avoid rounding errors when manipulating 8 bit data.

The panel its self dose not need more then 8 bit.

8xxx cards have much better and more accurate colour then 7xxx or 6xxx cards.

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Here's something to think about if you're planning on getting the 40" 10-bit Sony AND hooking it up to a HTPC with an Nvidia card:

It appears that unless you have a Nvidia 8 or above series you're not going to get more than 8-bit color from your panel.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce_8_Series

Looks like I'm screwed I haven't got the room in my Shuttle for an 8-Series card.

If you are thinking about upgrading your video card, look at the new Radeon 2000 series.

They have a new UVD (Unified Video Decoder) which will take care of H264 and VC1 video processing with high quality playback. They are the equivalent of the Nvidia 8000 series.

The HD2400 cards even come in cut down form to fit inside small cases, like the shuttle.

If you are a casual gamer, then try and see if you can fit one of the HD 2600XT cards inside.

They are also releasing AGP models as well as PCI. Their prices should be competitive.

Expect them to start appearing in stores in the next couple of weeks.

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