Random Questions: LCD TV - Help Needed


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andymakesglasses
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20393 posts since 26/1/06

2 Dec 2011 10:22
ODB wrote: i'd recommend Panasonic
rural
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17690 posts since 26/9/06

2 Dec 2011 11:30
If you want a reasonable quality, budget telly- Samsung. If you want to spend a little more then Panasonic is good.
aitch
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8923 posts since 19/8/07

2 Dec 2011 11:38
andymakesglasses wrote:
ODB wrote: For a plasma i'd recommend Panasonic
bill
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4930 posts since 5/8/09

13 Jan 2012 16:41
Them new Samsung tv's with the tiny bezel are amazing.
Serbia
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4932 posts since 22/3/06

13 Jan 2012 18:54
can anyone recommend a tv for no more than a monkey, 40/42. Needs to have a USB inout, and ideally easily hooks up to mac, current samsung doesn't take on the audio of the mac via hdmi, only picture. Thanks Fukers.

my current 42 samsug is fine but i have to give it up so need a replacement
Popeye Doyle
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1979 posts since 26/1/07

13 Jan 2012 19:25
should take the audio via hdmi unless youve got an older mac. on samsungs theres usually one hdmi port which has the red and white phono ports next to it; you connect the lead from your headphone / audio out port on the mac to the red and white phono on the tv.

Ketters
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1055 posts since 8/2/11

13 Jan 2012 19:38
I'd avoid Samsung, picture quality on my LED Smart tele is unbelievable but I've had to take it back three times for a replacement in eleven months. Granted the third time was because I fell into it whilst pissed and smashed it to bits, still thank my lucky stars Richer Sounds just swapped it over without even taking it out the box that time.
troll
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3571 posts since 30/1/10

13 Jan 2012 20:44
breson get this - the panasonic tx-p42g30b the best 2d panel out there for the money.

the panasonic tx-p42gt30b which is a 3d telly is better but you're paying another 300 odd quid.

if you really want 3d but for less than a monkey cop the panasonic tx-p42st30b.
carl lewis
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23939 posts since 14/10/04

13 Jan 2012 21:00
Bresone try play.com or the AV forum
Serbia
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4932 posts since 22/3/06

13 Jan 2012 22:23
troll wrote: breson get this - the panasonic tx-p42g30b the best 2d panel out there for the money.

the panasonic tx-p42gt30b which is a 3d telly is better but you're paying another 300 odd quid.

if you really want 3d but for less than a monkey cop the panasonic tx-p42st30b.

Thanks Troll, that Panasonic looks perfect. I'm moving in to a new flat in about a month, hope I can buy at that price in a few weeks. Cool
troll
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3571 posts since 30/1/10

13 Jan 2012 22:43
no worries, hoping they stay at the same price too or even drop a bit more as I'm looking to cop one at the end of the month.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

14 Jan 2012 21:33
is the name for normal telly picture or normal movies at the cinema called 2d now?
troll
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3571 posts since 30/1/10

16 Feb 2012 03:18
bresone or anyone else after a banging panasonic 42 plasma the tx-p42g30b is going for £450 with 5 year guarentee thrown in for nowt at secretsales.com.

if an invite is needed shoot me a pm.

sale ends tuesday 21st.

What Hi-Fi 5 out 5.

HDTVtest - highly recommended 4.5 out 5.

AVForums - recommended.

Digital Versus 4 out 5.

got one the other week and it's a stunner, footy is fantastic on it, watched arsenal get fecking pulled apart in glorious hd tonight.

edit.

use code METRO for a tenner off and use use quidco for 8% cashback too.
Byte
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2961 posts since 16/6/10

16 Feb 2012 22:22
Think this is a relevant topic for this thread. My parent's house is wired for satellite and has no aerial. They want to view freeview. Am I right in thinking that the co-axial cable that is wired through the house is still usuable and all that I would need to do is remove the satellite dish and install an aerial in a proper position ?
Hello World
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12136 posts since 7/3/05

16 Feb 2012 23:05
You can get freeview through sky satellite for no subscription charge if you already have a sky reciever

or buy a free sat receiver and your done?

http://www.freesat.co.uk/how-to/use-your-sky-dish

Byte
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2961 posts since 16/6/10

16 Feb 2012 23:18
Looked at freesat HD in the past. The problem with that is the technology is still quite expensive compared to freeview HD which comes with most tv's now.

Apparently you still have to pay a fee to sky to get freesat though it's box.

''Do I have to subscribe to Sky Digital to get Freesat from Sky?

No, you only have to pay a one-off fee of £175† and you will receive over 240 free-to-air digital satellite TV channels and all the equipment is yours to keep.''

Cheaper just installing an aerial isn't it ?
Mr X
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7053 posts since 12/7/07

17 Jun 2012 18:45
Are those Samsung SMART TVs which look almost borderless any good? I smashed up my pioneer plasma last week and my Sony CRT from 2000 is buzzing.
bill
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4930 posts since 5/8/09

17 Jun 2012 19:05
My dad has one, I like it, it's an ES5500 so entry level in the Pro series(ES). Range is too confusing

I Think LCD tv's(what they're now calling LEDs tv's) have improved a lot over the last couple years. If I were buying a TV for myself, it would be a samsung or LG.
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

27 Dec 2012 14:14
This tv any good?

http://www.johnlewis.com/231584251/Product.aspx
Chilipepper
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2236 posts since 18/5/03

27 Dec 2012 18:33
They're decent enough for casual watching/film/gaming. Top of the range stuff you'll be looking at £1,500 to £2000

Might as well save yourself £50 and pick up this, which is an almost identical spec

http://www.johnlewis.com/231584250/Product.aspx