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Sony has now posted RRPs for their new models online.

KDL40W4500 = $2,699

KDL46W4500 = $3,399

KDL52W4500 = $4,399

KDL40Z4500 = $3,399

KDL46Z4500 = $4,099

KDL52Z4500 = $5,099

KDL40XBR45 = $3,999

KDL46XBR45 = $6,999

KDL55XBR45 = $9,999

So, has anyone seen these in stores yet? Purchased? What price did you haggle.

I've been waiting for the 46" W4500 and its RRP is a lot lower than what I was expecting (based on the launch prices of previous models)

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Gday Lastmile.

I have been verbally quoted 52Z4500 for $4400 and 52W4500 for $3900 and that wasn't even trying much.

I am very interested in the Z4500 but only at the right price and for me that is in the low 4's with a warranty considereing that a Samsung 52 A650 can be had in the low 3's with similar specs.

I think that with the global downturn, lowering consumer interest in discretionary items and the lower Aussie dollar, SOny are going to be up against it here in Oz, to shift a large volume of these TV's especially at the typical "It's a Sony" price approach. They might even have to wind back some production volumes or be forced to drastically reduce prices to keep those factories producing at the same levels...

Sony's competition seem to be getting, if not have gained the edge over Mr S... in the $ per useful technology stakes

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Gday Lastmile.

I have been verbally quoted 52Z4500 for $4400 and 52W4500 for $3900 and that wasn't even trying much.

Where did you get this verbal quote from?

I am interested in the 52" w4500

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Sony Central are quoting the KDL52Z4500 at $4799.00.

Would also like to know who has a lower price as I am ready to purchase

I also heard $4400 for the KDL52Z4500 from Bing Lee, but they didn't expect stock until mid-December

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My verbal came from Sony Central as well

It won't be long and there will be a Sony GB on these new TV models and the salespeople won't miss an opportunity to sell a good 60 to 70 TV's in one deal...

The prices will come down, unless the Aussie dollar keeps dropping like it has been :-(

But this is good for exports :-)

The real exchange rate to watch is the Yen to AUD I suppose

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g'day im a newbie to the site lookin for some help, im interested in a bravia w 4500 series 40 in ,jus saw rrp on site is 2699 what do u think would be a good price to start haggling. ideally i want get a tv and ps3 how low should i go. cheers

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Gday,

the www.webprice.com.au has the 52z4500 listed at ~$4275

They have a range of W4500 and Z4500 listed on there

no idea who webprice is though

Their address sugests they are Tasman AV or the Web sales arm of this company. Part of the NARTA buying group

Looks like a good price

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Gday,

the www.webprice.com.au has the 52z4500 listed at ~$4275

They have a range of W4500 and Z4500 listed on there

no idea who webprice is though

thanks guys .the site has great prices,z4500 40 in for 2800, i hope when the w4500 comes out i will be able to score it for 2100-2200. the samsung a 650 which is comparable to this model is listed as 2170. anybody seen the new tv s yet .wonder why sony would release the thing so close to the holiday season.do u think we would be able to get any big discounts on them so soon.

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No luck in tracking down a W4500 yet. Even Sony Central in Sydney aren't expecting them until the end of the month.

I did spot a 46" XBR45 in David Jones, Woden, but with sticker price of $6,999 it's just pure fantasy.

I hope some of these quoted prices for Z4500 are serious. Big savings on the Z series suggest similar savings on the W2 series.

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KDL52W4500 sighter at Myer in Chatswood. They started shipping on Monday. Sony central said they received some but were sent streight to customers. Not one kept for show. JB also getting stock today.

Still looking to see a 52Z4500 in store.

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Webprice.com.au have recently updated their W Series page with prices for the 40" and 46" W4500s.

http://www.webprice.com.au/page/shop/brows...y_braviawseries

KDL40W4500 = $2449

KDL46W4500 = $3050

I've just given them a call and the TVs are not actually in stock yet, they're just taking pre-orders. Sony have advised them mid-to-late November.

They also confirmed that shipping to Canberra would be overnight.

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On a whim I stopped by Myer Belconnen on the way home after work as was shocked to find that they had two 46" W4500s in stock.

Told the sales person (Stewart) if he could beat Webprice.com.au plus shipping ($3119) I'd take one on the spot.

Walked out the door 5 minutes later with a new TV for $3100.

Now I need to do some major re-arranging of the entertainment unit. This TV is replacing a 10 yr old 60cm Panasonic CRT.

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Has anyone seen a 52 " Z series yet?

JB have said they will beat a price I was quoted from another retailer that was $4599.00.

I recon the "Go" price on this panel will be about $4499.00 in many shops. (Not the web site dealers without shop fronts)

I am not comfortable purchasing such a large ticket item where there is not physical address you can go to when things go pear shaped

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Has anyone seen a 52 " Z series yet?

JB have said they will beat a price I was quoted from another retailer that was $4599.00.

I recon the "Go" price on this panel will be about $4499.00 in many shops. (Not the web site dealers without shop fronts)

I am not comfortable purchasing such a large ticket item where there is not physical address you can go to when things go pear shaped

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I am after a 52" w4500.

I am putting off getting one right at the moment in case Sony run a promo the week after I buy it :angry:

Does anyone know if Sony are going to run the PS3 give away promo with these new sets?

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I saw the KDL55XBR45 at HN Auburn over the weekend. Also saw the Samsung 55" A950. Forgot the name of the animation they were both showing but I think it was from Dreamworks.

Admittedly, I couldn't really tell the two apart in terms of picture qty.

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I have heard a rumor that next week Sony Central will be having a sale.

The 46" W4500 RRP $3399 will be going for $2499.

If this is true I will be getting my 52" next week :)

Hey Grunta, did they let you know when they may get a 52" Z4500 in stock?

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Last night I viewed the new XBR and Z series @ Sony Centre Perth CBD. To me the XBR seemed to have a greater dynamic range and the Z a sharper picture (both on the same demo reel). Since this was a technology preview evening, I assume they were both set up to optimise performance.

Nothing too special on price for these, but the 2 Sony Centre stores in Perth are having a major sale this Friday & Saturday.

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Just had my KDL-40W4500 delivered: $2,444 including 5 yrs warranty

Bing Lee Chatswood.

Can you give us some feedback on the W4500 - Pros & Cons - PQ & SQ.

Would be appreciated.

Andy.

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I just wandered down to the Sony Central shop in Perth in my lunch hour because they're having a 2 day sale, and they have the new KDL46Z4500 for a smidgen under $3500 which is pretty good, over $600 off Sony's RRP. The 52 inch is not in stock yet.

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Seen all these sets .... 200hz is just double the artifacts IMO.

Most proper calibrations tell you to turn off interpolation so I bought the 50 hz w and love it.

I rank the motion like this.

1 motion flow pro ... awesome tech (tiny artifacts, maybe lag but no blur)

2 BE2 50hz (no artifacts no lag tiny blur)

3 motionflow + BE2 (artifacts lag but no blur)

4 200hz (big artifacts)

5 motion flow + be1 (big artifacts, blur, lag and smear on old series)

My w 4000 is impossible to fault on any action or sport. On par with my old viera plasma. Im sure all BE2 sets would be like this with motionflow off.

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Hello :)

DTV newbie, first post.

I was wondering about THESE Z series bravias because I haven't found one in store yet and I haven't been able to find a review on them anywhere. I thought the 200hz thing would just be a gimmick but wanted to confirm before I bought a pioneer in the next few days. Mantronics last post was a little dissapointing but I can't say surprising, Anyone else know anything about this 200hz technology?

I am one of those people who is intensely aware of motion blur, juddering, etc which is annoying because LCD's have several advantages over plasma which would really suit me, (eg running PC, PS3, etc). I was hoping it would negate any of these issues but I knew it would be a long shot.

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Hello :)

DTV newbie, first post.

I was wondering about THESE Z series bravias because I haven't found one in store yet and I haven't been able to find a review on them anywhere. I thought the 200hz thing would just be a gimmick but wanted to confirm before I bought a pioneer in the next few days. Mantronics last post was a little dissapointing but I can't say surprising, Anyone else know anything about this 200hz technology?

I am one of those people who is intensely aware of motion blur, juddering, etc which is annoying because LCD's have several advantages over plasma which would really suit me, (eg running PC, PS3, etc). I was hoping it would negate any of these issues but I knew it would be a long shot.

I am waiting for a Z524500. Was at JB HiFi yesterday (Macquarie). I have often thought when you go into a store and see all the TV's together they all look so similar so whats all the fuss as when its alone in your home with no other picture to compare it to you would not know the diffrence, At JB they have a Z40" next to a LG and a Sumsung, neither of which I think is even 100Htz. On fast motion on the demo image running the Sony stands head and shoulders above the others. The other images "judder" This may be due to the 100Htz and not nessasary the 200Htz on this model.

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Review of the KDL-Z4500 46"

http://www.trustedreviews.com/tvs/review/2...-46in-LCD-TV/p1

They gave it rave reviews. Actually striek that. Reading the review it seems they gave it much higher marks than it probably deserved given how many negatives he had to say about it.

"Also, with Motionflow set to high, fast moving objects can tend to appear with a slight trail behind them. And similar smearing was also sometimes visible with HD sources during particularly tricky, motion and detail-heavy footage, such as the scenes in the hallucinogenic fog towards the end of Batman Begins. "

I saw this on low.

50 hz BE2 works fine . . . the only thing better IMO is 100hz motionflow pro ... its so well executed it doesnt have that overbearing fake artifacty look.

Artifacts aside, true 100hz vs true 200hz is not detectable by the human eye anyway.

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Saw the new 55" XBR 45series at Sony Central Melbourne and at Harvey Norman at Chirnside Park. Very nice looking sets but had the Blu Ray demo's running on them so couldn't really fault. Price tag of $9,990.

Don't know if the 52" Zseries or the 55" XBR is the better TV?

Anyone actually got one of these to report on?

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