I am in a similar situation as yourself, am very seriously considering buying the Sony
KDL-40D3500, but have found it difficult to find any comprehensive reviews or
comments from people who have bought it. Here's what I have found, hope it is
of some help to you. (I haven't looked at the v3000 at all, sorry...)
1) A review
from trustedreviews.com (link below). It only gives 7/10 for picture quality
and blames too much motion blur for this. It also doesn't rave about the
styling, but that wouldn't deter me in the slightest as I've sent he TV in a
few stores and it's stylish enough for me.
2) A thread on another site. (hope it's ok to put a link to a different forum in here.)This
does go off the subject a little and goes on about a particular retailer (which
is interesting reading also), but there are plenty of comments reg the TV also.
It also touches on the motion blur issue, and all replies have said this isn't
much of an issue and it tends to fade with time as the TV gets more usage.
From what I've
read and seen myself, I think the TV will more than meet my needs and I've
pretty much made my decision now. Im in the Rep of Ireland and there isn't as
much choice of retailers here, but the local sony centres are promoting the
D3500 at the moment and have dropped it by ?150. The next step up (from Sony)
would be the W3000, but for me it's not worth the extra ?450 - ?500.
If you find
any more info on it yourself I'd be grateful if you'd share it with me as it'll
be next week by the time I'll be actually going ahead with the purchase.