Sunday, December 9, 2007
Bought Sony Bravia 32" LCD TV
Last Saturday 8th December (2 days ago), I bought my first HDTV, the SONY Bravia 32" S Series KLVS32A10. As was expected it didn't come cheap. Well, no LCD HDTVs are cheap at the moment. It cost me RM2,950 and comes with a 3 year warranty and is insured against theft, and fire damage.
There was this other series, the U Series I'm aware of which is about RM200 cheaper (around RM2,799) but has no warranty as its contraband good. Supposedly made in Singapore and sold in Malaysia without excise duty. For an extra RM200, I would rather go for the legitimate one with the warranty and insurance. It was a no brainer.
Disappointing. Firstly, the unit offers no stereo system. The sound lacks bass even after have maxed it. There are many analog tvs out there that sound way better than this. The shop dealer lied when he said it has stereo. Perhaps the most disappointing aspect is the very poor quality image it receives and displays from the local Pay TV station, Astro. The dealer said the unit is Astro enhanced, my foot. I was watching an English Premiere League match (Manchester United vs Derby) that same night and during the whole time I could not make out the faces on the players. It was worse than watching a badly dubbed VCD. I was even thinking of switching back to my old reliable analog Sony WEGA TV. On the up side, it provided a really exhilarating theatre experience watching Dvds in the comforts of my own home and I really enjoyed that. That to me alone is definitely worth half the price of the TV.
After 2 days, I came to the sad conclusion that LCD HDTVs are the most hyped TVs ever.