Sunday, April 6, 2008

Sony Bravia KDL-32D3000 1080p HD Ready LCD TV

Here, we review one of the most popular LCD TV’s by Sony. The Bravia 32” KDL-32D3000 is a 1080p HD Ready LCD TV with Bravia Engine Picture Enhancement and great connectivity with 3 HDMI inputs.


We were pleasantly surprised to see the stand already attached to the 32” Bravia screen so less time was to be wasted on set-up and more time to test the important things. Although rather heavy, it is manageable and single person maneuver was possible. We liked the matte black finish that Sony has given this set rather than the more popular glossy finish which we have found to be distracting. This is a sturdy and solid model which you can tell has been manufactured by a perfectionist.
The KDL-32D3000 features the majority of must-have technologies that are available in the world of the HDTV, such as 24fps compatibility, 100Hz motion rendering, 10-bit colour depth and 3 HDMI inputs. Theatre Sync has again been included which means that any CEC compatible devices can be controlled with a single remote, so hook them all up with the three HDMI inputs and away you go with your own home theatre system. The KDL-32D3000 has also been furnished with Sony’s latest virtual surround sound technology, S-Force Front Surround.
We think that Sony have taken the HD LCD TV world forward to a new level, as the colours, black levels and sound are all amazing and far better than any we have reviewed for some time. There are performance similarities to the recently reviewed Panasonic TX-32LXD70/700, but Sony just seem to have nailed it. Standard definition is plausible, but High Definition is beyond belief, with stunning colour depth and clarity. The Motionflow +100Hz feature works fantastically well too, with fast moving images having hardly any motion blur and images were clean, crisp and clear. The sound system that Sony has included also works wonderfully well which is refreshing when most sound systems are very flat and lifeless. The KDL-32D3000 has S-Force Front Surround which seems to do the trick as sound is boosted from the front speakers.
Overall Opinion
The Sony KDL-32D3000 is a fantastic HD Ready LCD TV and extremely good value for money. With great sound, stunning HD and SD images and excellent black levels, this is a TV worth considering.

+ 24fps Compatibility
+ 100Hz Motionflow
+ 3 HDMI inputs
+ S-Force Speaker system
+ 1080p


Picture Quality
Sound Quality
Future Compatibility
Ease Of Use
Overall Rating
* * * * *

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