Just bought this TV and I'm gutted.
I've noticed it has a narrow sweet-spot in the middle where the picture looks perfect but viewed from a side angle the picture suffers a lot. The effect is as if the contrast has been adjusted as low as it will go. I have the TV on a low bench as well and the effect is the same when standing.
Wish I'd gone for an LG now. I thought that with a 4 star £800 TV I'd get a decent one- not so, even though I paid £400 with sony's trade-in.
This may upset some of SONY's loyal customers, it did me, well having done lots of thinking about my replacement TV, I went out to touch and have a look at the KDL 32 EX 713 £799.99 and although EX713 looked mighty impressive, I felt let down as according to the sales consultant at a non SONY Centre ( I went to Currys as it The TV's are all on display and you can get a good look at them, then go off to Sony Centre and place your order and get the 5yr Guarantee) Currys were refusing to stock and sell the 32" and 46" of the EX 713 as this model has a MVA panel fitted as standard, where as the 40" and 55" EX713 is fitted with a PVA panel which gives better viewing results, so I want 32" max 37" so I would have to pay £799.99 now £699.00 for a poor 32" or take a 40" £1326.64 now £699.00 which is way to large for what I need, yes a good price but too big a screen for what I need
I think if I had purchased a 32" EX713 prior to knowing what I know now I would be taking it back and asking for my money back and if I had the room buy a 40" for the same price.
And in case you are wondering if the salesman was spinning me a line I called my local Sony centre and spoke to a manager who said he had heard of this MVA-PVA issue he assured me yes its true but you would not notice the difference unless you had the two TV's sitting side by side, and I jokingly said to him would he buy a 6 cylinder car if it only fires on 5, he laughed, and said its not the same, I believe it to be similar, I then looked online to try and get more info MVA or PVA and up pops Sony Bravia KDL-32EX713 - DigitalVersustest done November 2010 which now gives me a better insight into MVA or PVA.
I did notice that SONY do not state whether a TV screen is PVA or MVA and this information has to be scoured from sources which are debatable.
I wish SONY would make it plain so we know what's right and what's not.
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