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Sony Bravia KDL 26S3000 Review – 26-inch LCD HDTV

Originally Reviewed on September 19th, 2013

Up for Review: Sony Bravia KDL 26S3000 LCD HDTV.

The new Sony Bravia KDL 26S3000 comes loaded with innumerable features that make this LCD the most coveted among the high-end TV buyers. The most unique feature of this television is, it comprises of a digital LCD. High performance BRAVIA engine, light sensors, HDMI connectivity, CCFL backlighting ensure a crystal clear and crisp picture quality along with a high quality audio system. Let us take a look at its features and specifications before discussing further details.

KDL 26S3000 Features & Specifications Review:


  • 1366×768 Screen Resolution
  • 24p True Cinema Technology
  • 1080p HD Clarity Display Format
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • 2 HD Input
  • 1 PC Input
  • Energy Star Qualified

This panel integrated with BRAVIA’s full digital video processor gives crisp, crystal clear and detailed picture quality with high contrast, adjustable brightness and an upgraded color performance. You can savor the rich colors and superb high definition clarity due to the incorporation of this highly enhanced video processor. The exclusively designed Live color creation function employing WCG-CCFL technology displays clearer blues, natural greens and screens every video content in vibrant lifelike colors. The light sensor technology helps you to watch TV without hurting your eyes by automatically adjusting the screen brightness to suit the ambient light.

The unique Freeze function exclusive to Sony, freezes a particular imagery and opens it in another window while the original video continues to run uninterrupted. This comes handy when you want to copy down a recipe or phone number that vanished in a flash. It is also easy to navigate through various channels and functions through the on-screen menu called Xross Media Bar Menu System.

This panel in the S- series is the first to have DMe compatibility which provides an internet video link facility by which you can directly access internet from TV by connecting a broad band without using a PC. The theatre sync feature allows you to connect all home theatre equipments to the HDMI by hitting just one button and without going in to much hassle of powering up, changing signals and many more.

With the KDL 26S3000 you will experience amazing sound quality with the presence of S- Force surround sound format in just two speakers and a home theatre effect without a surround sound set up.

In terms of connectivity, this model is quite versatile with two HDMI inputs studded on the panel for connecting home theatre components and a PC input so that the LCD can be used as a large screen monitor for playing computer games.

Overall the Sony Bravia KDL 26S3000 is well equipped with many high-tech features suiting the needs of the consumers and is designed to fit in to any décor type without overpowering it. gives Sony Bravia KDL 26S3000 4/5 stars!

4 / 5 stars     

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