Sony has always lived the high life in the premium end of the LCD market, and the new 20in KDL-S2030 is no different – it’s one of the more expensive sets we’ve seen of this size.
But with that slightly intimidating price tag come many stamps of quality. We’re star-struck by the glossy finish, which seems to be filled with hundreds of specks of silver. And the remote control doesn’t let the side down – it’s smart and has an intuitive layout.
Luckily, the KDL-S2030 is up to the usual Bravia picture quality standards too. The digital tuner provides you with a fine picture that even has the edge on Toshiba’s excellent 20W330D.
And unlike rival TVs where plugging your gear into the back of the set can feel like some kind of cruel dexterity test, Sony’s engineers have made sure all the connections are laid out flat for no-hassle access.
These connections include a rather handy HDMI port, which produces great results when paired with a DVD player capable of 720p upscaling.
Our only slight moan is that the KDL-S2030’s contrast could be better – blacks do occasionally lack solidity and strength in gloomy scenes. But it’s only a minor quibble – Sony’s set ticks all of our boxes for form and function, and is a fine bedroom telly for both broadcast TV and DVD watching.