Sony Bravia KDL32V4000 – now in Santa suit red

Ideal for: Style-conscious AV enthusiasts in small but very trendy apartments, gamers

Price: $1,799

More info: Click here to read the GadgetGuy review of the Sony KDL32V4000R TVs concentrate on the quality of the LCD panel inside, but clad the whole thing in a rather generic black or dark grey case. If you’re lucky you might get a bit of silver flair or some shiny piano-black finish.

Sony takes things a step further with this red Bravia display. It’s a 32 inch TV with full 1080p support thanks to a 1920 x 1080 panel. And it uses all the tech you’ll find in the bigger more ‘serious’ displays, such as the Advanced Contrast Enhancer and Bravia Engine 2.

Naturally, it also has 24p compatibility, making it an ideal partner for your Blu-ray player or, for the young and funky gamer types, Sony’s own PlayStation 3.

Three HDMI inputs give you plenty of options, and you control said inputs and configuration via the Cross Media Bar or XMB. That’s the same interface as the PlayStation 3!
And at 32 inches, this is an ideal size for that second TV spot, be it sunroom or study. Not bedroom though – you’d never get any sleep.