Sony KDL37P3020 Front View
Remember to check prices when buying a Sony KDL37P3020? Simply because there are such large differences on the same model especially on the high street - why pay more for the same TV !
Sonys LCDs have been at the top of the HDTV pile for some time now. They are well made and packed with the latest technology - the 37P3020 series continues this astounding success.
The 37" model - the Sony KDL37P3020 is the entry level model. It contains the Bravia Engine picture enhancement uitlised in the very successful range. Also the Bravia Theatre Sync which allows one-click control over your home entertainment system. The unit has 2 HDMI inputs which can be used to easily connect to any HIgh Definition sources such as a bluray player or games console.
Other connectors available to the Sony KDL-37P3020 are two scart sockets and the very useful VGA socket for those who like to connect their PCs to the TV for games or media players.
Sony KDL37P3020 Technical Details
- Dimensions:90.6 cm x 12.6 cm x 61.1 cm
- Panel resolution: 1366 x 768
- High Definition ready
- Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 8000:1
- Input Video Formats: 480p, 720p, 1080i, 576i, 576p
- Weight: 18Kgs
- PC Compatible
- Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- LCD Backlight Technology: Wide Color Gamut-CCFL
- Multi-channel Preview: Picture-and-picture (PAP), PIP
- Sound Effects: BBE ViVA HD3D, Virtual Dolby Digital
Sony KDL37P3020 Settings
The Sony KDL37P3020 allows lots of control over specific settings - it is important to adjust to individual environment - room size, viewing position, light etc. But these are a good starting point.
Colour tone: Neutral
Noise reduction: Auto Adv.
Contrast enhancer: On
Sony KDL37P3020 Audio System
Audio system includes the BBE ViVA high quality sound and built-in Virtual Dolby® which creates the effect of full surround sound from just 2 front speakers - the sound is a distinct improvement on the previous equivilant models however as with the majority of LCD Tvs to hear the Sony KDL37P3020 at their best they need to be plugged into external speakers.
So what do people really think about the Sony KDL37P3020?
What Hifi awarded their 5 Star Award to the 32" version
"Excellent picture and perfromance - but only average design. Speakers could be better"
"Little dissapointed by picture quality Freeview pictures average. Blacks and darks a little difficult to follow. Low power consumption a plus "
Amazon User Reviews
"I'm hard to please when spending money, I'm quick to criticise ........ So I'm so chuffed with this TV...lovely clear picture on std settings... .............easy to set up. DVD's look great....XBOX 360 looks incredible in HD too !!! I bought this TV on the basis of these reviews so felt I owed it to others to help them make the right decision. Delivery was prompt and reliable - The best £499 I've ever spent. -Rest of Review here-
Check out more reviews on the Sony Bravia Range including the Sony KDL32P3020 at Amazon.