Is this on your wish list this Christmas? A Sony 32″ Full HD TV with Freeview HD and integrated BBC iPlayer, YouTube, LoveFilm and more internet content, all for under £350 after cash back.
Sony’s Christmas sales incentive is to reward cash back to the tune of VAT – you may think that’s equal to 17.5% but it’s not, it’s actually just under 15% off, but still not to be ignored. In the past, when Sony and other manufacturers have run similar promotions, they have only been valid on the very top of the range models which are out of most people’s budget even with the discount. So it is nice to see this time that the offer is applicable to a huge range of Sony products, including this 32″ Freeview HD TV.
This Sony KDL-32EX403U is one of the Bravia Internet Video TVs with integrated Freeview HD tuner. So, from the start it has a Freeview HD - which is being frantically rolled out across the UK as we speak and is currently available in more than 50% of the homes (use the Freeview HD coverage checker to check when it is available in your area).
On top of Freeview HD, this TV has Bravia Internet Video – essentially giving access to internet catch-up TV directly in your living room (or bedroom for that matter). Simply connect this TV to your internet router (via an ethernet cable, or the optional WiFi adapter which costs around £60) and you can use the highly acclaimed BBC iPlayer, as well as Demand Five, YouTube, LoveFilm and more. These catchup services such as iPlayer and Demand Five commonly offer instant playback of the last 7 days content (TV and radio) from that channel. Demand Five actually makes content from the last 30 days available at any one time. YouTube is straight forward and LoveFilm has an archive of over 1,000 movies which can be streamed to your TV over the internet (a subscription to LoveFilm is required for that part).
Overall this is a top notich TV of Sony quality with some fantastic features.
Free 5-year warranty from John Lewis
While price is commonly the biggest single influence when choosing where to buy a TV from, it is worth considering ‘extras’. John Lewis and Marks and Spencer both offer a free 5 year warranty on all televisions. And contrary to what you may think, prices are competitive, especially in the case of John Lewis. In the case of this TV, John Lewis is the same price as the next cheapest retailer, but offers the 5 year warranty free of charge.
How to get the cash back
The only small ‘catch’ to this is that you must pay the full amount upfront, and then submit a claim form and receipt to Sony who will reimburse the VAT element. The offer ends on Christmas Eve, 24th December, and you must submit the claim form and your receipt to Sony no more than 28 days after purchase. Sony will then send a cheque, or make a BACS payment, within 28 days of receiving your claim.
Sony KDL-32EX403U Best Price Comparison
Please bear in mind these prices are before the cash back. The cash back amount is dependent on the price you pay for the TV. John Lewis have a useful Sony VAT cashback calculator that tells you the final amount you will pay.
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