Sony KDL40S2530 TV reviews and prices: 40" HD Ready LCD screen

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This TV is a good all rounder.

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8.8 out of 10 based on 103 reviews.
Sony KDL40S2530 with 40" HD Ready LCD screen, 2 HDMI ports and Freeview. See full product description

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STEVE, NORTH WALES I LIKE A BARGAIN

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
VERY GOOD PICTURE
Bad points:
TOO MANY OPTIONS IN SET UP
Overall rating 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Dec 2007

BOB, SOUTHEND ON SEA SPORT WATCHER

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Easy to set up nice to operate relaxing to watch with sound that is very good for the price
ITS A NICE PIECE OF FURNITURE WHEN NOT IN USE
Bad points:
we have yet to find out but don,t think there will be any
Overall rating 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 6.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Dec 2007

Jo, Basingstoke I'm no TV guru

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Very easy to install & use.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Dec 2007

Richard, Dudley Novice in TV setup

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Fantastic value for money with a brilliant sound quality.
Bad points:
Took awhile to set up.
Overall rating 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Dec 2007

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great picture, particularly when watching DVDs, sound is good too. Also has a swivel stand.
Bad points:
Not so great on analogue, but when on digital, very good picture
Overall rating 9.0
Image quality 7.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Dec 2007

Confirmed purchaser nothing

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
i expected better picture quality , but i am not sure if its the tv , or the area i live in , i am getting my tv through a sky dish but over all i like the tv very much , it was very easy to set up and the manuel was pretty clear and easy to use
Bad points:
none that i think of , except the picture , but thats with a proviso that it mite be wear i live and not the tv
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 6.0
Sound quality 7.0
Design 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 Dec 2007

syed, Sutton Film and documentary lover

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Picture and sound quality is excellent with or without HD. Design is also very good
Bad points:
Money value is poor
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 7.0
Value for money 6.0
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Review date: 07 Jul 2010

This Sony KDL40S2530 is reviewed on TechRadar

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 40
Type of screen LCD
3D No
HD TV HD Ready
Built-in disc player No Disc Player
Freeview or Freesat tuner Freeview
Number of HDMI ports 2
Number of scart ports 2
Connections HDMI
Smart TV No
Frequency (Hz) 50
Response time (Milliseconds) 8
Screen aspect ratio 16:09
Contrast Ratio (X:1) 5000
Reflection angle 178
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 136.6
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 768
Brightness (Candela per square metre) 500
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) Yes
Headphone Socket Yes
Weight (kg) 27

Also known as: Sony KDL40S2530U, KDL40S2530, Sony KDL-40S2530U, Sony HD, Sony Bravia, SONY KDL 40S2530

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