Random Questions: LCD TV - Help Needed


EssexBoyII
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6790 posts since 5/6/07

14 Oct 2008 19:03
I'm looking to spend sort of 350-450 tops on an LCD for my room. Needs to be easily hung. Can anyone recommend a really good set? Looking for it to be anywhere between 32-40". Better off shopping online or going to stores? Best brand to go with? Cheers.
KaneJS
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2596 posts since 5/8/07

14 Oct 2008 19:11
Sony, Panasonic, Samsung are the best brands i think
but not to sure if there within your budget
KaneJS
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2596 posts since 5/8/07

14 Oct 2008 19:14
I reckon this looks good
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-KDL-32V4000-Widescreen-Bravia-Freeview/dp/B0018PKEIY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s;=electronics&qid;=1224007743&sr;=8-1
ODB
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3453 posts since 21/6/06

14 Oct 2008 19:20
If you can raise a bit more get this samsung, http://www.1staudiovisual.co.uk/catalog/samsung-le37a656-inch-ready-p-3872.html?gclid=COSispKnp5YCFQeO1QodnWtDyg i have the 46" and its awesome.

or this Sony's gets good write ups http://www.richersounds.com/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid;=SONY-KDL40L4000U

If you dont want to spend anymore this sony's meant to be the best for the money http://www.digitaldirect.co.uk/sony/kdl32v4000.html?referredby=google-adwords&gclid;=CPjA3YWpp5YCFQ-mQwodcDL2zw (this is where i got my tv, good service off them)

hope this helps you man.
Kingmob07
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9010 posts since 11/5/07

14 Oct 2008 19:24
Check out some of the posts on here. Loads of advice, customer reviews, discount codes etc:

http://www.avforums.com/forums/lcd-televisions/
Blueprint
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986 posts since 28/4/07

14 Oct 2008 19:36
I purchased a LG 32" which looked great and good price but be careful as the sound on them is awful.
R
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13039 posts since 17/5/03

14 Oct 2008 19:49
got a samsung and picture is best ive seen
Best
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9855 posts since 21/10/05

30 Oct 2008 17:30
which one would you choose out of these?

http://www.richersounds.com/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid;=LG-37LC5STAR

http://www.richersounds.com/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid;=PHIL-37PFL5522

http://www.richersounds.com/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid;=TOSH-37CV504DG
Commander_Venus
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8620 posts since 16/7/06

30 Oct 2008 17:35
Is it ready for the HD?
Sidney
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642 posts since 8/8/07

30 Oct 2008 17:44
LG make the screens for just about every major electrical distributor so id go with them even though i own a samsung.. they just look the bomb!
toocan
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823 posts since 7/11/07

30 Oct 2008 18:00

try http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/selector.php and find the lcd that best meets your needs. lg do supply a lot of other manufacturers with panels but its more import how the image is processed and theres a huge difference between good and bad for very little difference in cost.

id pick one from hdtvtest that best suites your need and budget and get that
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

30 Oct 2008 18:00
EssexBoyII wrote: I'm looking to spend sort of 350-450 tops on an LCD for my room. Needs to be easily hung. Can anyone recommend a really good set? Looking for it to be anywhere between 32-40". Better off shopping online or going to stores? Best brand to go with? Cheers.

Panasonic & Pioneer are pretty much known as the best but they focus on Plasma, and the benfits of plasma aren't really shown until over 32"

On that budget you'd be best off look at Samsung IMO. As like a lot of people say they look great ans still produce a good picture. Toshiba are also worth a look, but might be too expensive

As for where to purchase.. where ever is cheapest, Ive used empire direct a few times with no probs. If you run a search on pricerunner the shops they pick upa re normally all legit.

We have a Samsung 40" LCD downstairs and its pretty good for the money, think it was only 600ish.

I havent looked at tvs in ages, but if you can best to future proof by getting full HD (1080p) and also there this new freesat thing? Might be worth looking at although it might be exclusive to Panasonic.
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

30 Oct 2008 18:02

I havent got time to check the features but out of brand names think Toshiba is the best renowed out of those.

Think Philips and LG are made in the same factory, so go for the best looking one out of those.

Check for a review of them on google, but to be honest a lot of them are much of muchness within the same price bracket, so go for the one which looks best.
Mate
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3685 posts since 15/4/07

30 Oct 2008 20:45
I have a white 32'' Samsung I'd be willing to let go for a good price if you were interested..?
schtoop
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13004 posts since 9/4/07

30 Oct 2008 20:49
mums getting a 42" HD tv monday from hughes… anything i should look out for? know fuck all about HD and pixels etc
Rirawin
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9362 posts since 17/7/05

30 Oct 2008 21:19
Don't get it from Hughes?
schtoop
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13004 posts since 9/4/07

30 Oct 2008 21:24
why not?
Kingmob07
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9010 posts since 11/5/07

30 Oct 2008 21:42
Got a 32" Sony Bravia today. Samsung are recommended over the Sony, but there's reliability issues and I prefer the way the blacks look on the Sony.
aitch
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8923 posts since 19/8/07

30 Oct 2008 23:18
schtoop wrote: mums getting a 42" HD tv monday from hughes… anything i should look out for? know fuck all about HD and pixels etc

Got a panasonic th42px80b 42" plasma today, honestly say I am very impressed so far and its really good for the money, if your going to be watching standard def content, you can't do much better than this for the money. What are you going to be using it for?

42" is a little excessive for a bedroom, whats your viewing distance?
schtoop
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13004 posts since 9/4/07

30 Oct 2008 23:34
just normal tv really, wont be getting a hd dvd player or anything like that just yet, most likely a ps3 though

nah its for the living room mate, viewing distance is probs about 3/4m