i currently have a lovely 32v2000 sony lcd tv but ive been seriously tempted to expand to a 40inch screen. As im a bit of a sony fan, im looking at the 40v2500? is it any good? cheers
We haven't tested the 40V2500 yet, but I have the previous 40in Sony model at home and it's extremely good: I found the step up from a 32in to 40in screen a big improvement. If you want Full HD 1080p capability, it's worth considering the Sony KDL-40W2000 (£1400) which was our TV Product of the Year in 2006.
Andy Clough is Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision and whathifi.com
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Frankly I wouldn't bother naffing around with a 40in screen. Go for a good 50-incher - I bought one a couple of years back, and it's amazing just how small a 42in looks when you're used to watching a really big screen.
And now they're about half the price I paid then, I'd find it hard to resist a big Panasonic or Samsung or something like that if I was in your shoes. I've seen a 50in new-model Samsung for under £1200, which is a serious steal.
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