"Great Tv 9 stars"4.5 starson by mackny
Pros: Great picture, Great Sound
Cons: few if any cons
Summary: Shopped around a bit and got this TV new (on sale) for about 840 dollars at a major appliance store.
You will want/need an hdmi cable (about 75 dollars) for the true hi def experience....I highly recommend monster brand hdmi cable it's well worth the extra 30 bucks over brand X.
I have a cable company connection and the tv delievers a super clear picture with excellent sound.
The sony remote is fairly user friendly and for the tech challenged i am sure a cable guy or friend could show you how to use it inside an hour.
I was able to hook BOTH my stereo and dvd to this tv for TRUE stereo sound.
ONE BIG LAST IMPORTENT POINT.....I already had cable coming into the house and BEFORE i got the digital box was able to hook the co-axial cable stright into the tv.
The TV (i live in a major city) was able to pick up close to a dozen channels in high def (cbs, nbc, fox, espn etc ) just via the normal cable conection.
When i got the digital box from the cable company the Tv picked up like 700 channels (i use to get about 60 channels)with all the major channels in high def and even MOST of the cable channels such as bravo, espn, hbo, pbs, discovery, etc etc in high def.
This TV is well worth the extra 60 or 80 bucks less you might spend for a competeting brand. What's 80 bucks more for the 10 or 15 years you will probably have this Tv.Updated
I am hoping this post will NOT erase my orginal review which was 9 stars outta 10.
KEEP IN MIND WHEN BUYING ANY HDTV.
IF you plan on putting it in a cabinet most manufactors suggest a clearence on 10 inches on top and about 4 inches to the left and right as these tv's do need to ventilate a bit.
LASTLY when buying any hdtv contrast is a HUGE Factor the higher the better this model is 8,000 to 1 equals super sharp picture.
I have seen some models, brands.....especially smaller screen sizes with contrasts as low as 850 to 1....."normal tv" (the ones we used in the 80's) run about 450 to 500 to 1.
Also networks brodcast in 480, 720p, 1080i and 1080p......this tv will go up to 1080i.
avoid tv's that can't capture a signal above 720p.
all in all the sony kdl-32s3000 is a great tv.Updated
Just wanted to point out one or 2 more things.
IF YOU PLAN ON PUTTING ANY HDTV in a cabinet, most if not all manufactors recommend 9 inches clearence on top and 4 inches on each side as these tvs need to ventilate.
ALSO contrast is a HUGE FACTOR in any brand....Equals clear picture the sony kdl-32s3000 is 8,000 to 1.
I've seen some brands/screen sizes as low as 850 to 1.......the tv;s we watched in the 1980's were about 450 to 1 just to give you a comparision,
Lastly, networks will brodcast in 480, 720p, 1080i or 1080p format......if you buy a tv that is NOT 1080i OR 1080p capable you will be getting an inferior product likely to be obsolete in 2 or 3 years and offering only decent picture quality now.
again the sony kdl-32s3000 is an excellent tv that i would consider the best or top 2 in it's class.Updated
the specs on this tv says 720p WRONG !!!!
This tv with ZERO DOUBT will pick up 1080i signals......a poster on amazon reviews also states the same.
you won't go wrong with this tv.
if you're watching sports just don't duct when you think the football is coming at ya.
Watching the Rolling Stones on hbo or dvd ?
with the stereo hook up i talked abour earlier, you're gonna think you're on stage with em.