Sony assures Australians choose Blu-ray this Holiday Season

Any Australian resident 18 years or older who purchases one of twelve Sony Bravia Full HD 1080 LCD Televisions from a participating authorised Austrialian Sony dealer between 9am ADST December 21, 2007 and 11:59pm AEDST January 28, 2008 is entitled to claim (online, see link below) a free 40GB PlayStation 3. That’s $700 worth of console. Of course, they could just use it for gaming, but somehow I don’t think that’s what Sony is pushing for, in the long run. The purchaser should expect up to four weeks of waiting after the claim is accepted before receiving their new entertainment powerhouse. It sure seems like a good deal for both Sony and the customer, what do you think?

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Sony "assures" Australians of what? Perhaps it "ensures" they choose Blu-ray, but it will do little to "assure" them of anything. There are few remaining on the internet with a solid command of English vernacular, it seems.

Since the rootkit scandal Sony has been going down and down. I just hope MS to release a new 360 console with the HD-DVD drive built-in keeping the same price and Nintendo to offer Colored Wii's with Mario Kart included so they can kill the PS3 once and forever

Uh, well, you go buy that Xbox with a HD-DVD drive. I don't know why one would want to willingly switch to the format that seems to be struggling in the format war, but that's completely your choice, of course.

It's a shame that most of these comments are just a flamewar against Sony. I'm glad they have this offer, I need a new tv but I'm not sure if I want a sony, this may make me get one.

Well, when Sony makes such a horrible console they can't sell it, then why not bundle it in with their overpriced TVs so that they don't seem so expensive....

Given that the cost of Sony Braviia 1080p TV's down here is pretty high anyway, I can't imagine there will be a huge amount of people taking advantage of this offer. Especially when there are other TV's available for less which provide 1080p also and have equal performance

castor_troyuk said,
Given that the cost of Sony Braviia 1080p TV's down here is pretty high anyway, I can't imagine there will be a huge amount of people taking advantage of this offer. Especially when there are other TV's available for less which provide 1080p also and have equal performance

Considering the price gap with Sony's crap you could probably pick up a different brand AND a PS3 and still pay less than the Bravia.

Exactly.. actually after looking at some prices I've noticed that NONE of the those Bravias that qualify for a free PS3 deal are cheap. They are all $2000 models and up.. considering you can get $900-$1500 TVs from other brands with HD DVD player for example for less (not to mention the new free HD DVD player with Toshiba TVs ranging from 37" to 50" also in Australia) this SOny deals starts sounding a bit less great.

Here you might want to check this link out if you are in the market for a good HDTV:

http://www.smarthousenews.com.au/TVs_And_L...H6N6&page=1

It sure seems like a good deal for both Sony and the customer, what do you think?

I think Yes. :)

For me it would be a great deal if I had it over here. :)
I'd get a HDTV, game console, and HD player all in one nice sweep, for the cost of the HDTV I'd be planning for anyway. Yes, a good deal indeed.

LOL.. when you can't sell them.. give them away.. hahahah.. j/k...

This is actually great for someone who is in for an HDTV. Bravia TVs are pretty good and free PS3, well it's free and getting a game console for free with hi-def capability is not bad at all. You can't beat free.

Raa said,
I'm cut! I bought one of these tvs 2 months ago, now they do this!!!

Ouch, that's unlucky. I had a similar excperience, just not as bad as yours. I finally succumbed to Sony and bought a 60GB PS3, then 3-4 weeks later, it got a price cut over here by £75 ($150)!