Random Questions: LCD TV - Help Needed


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deuce
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13836 posts since 21/1/08

30 Oct 2008 23:43
I cant really advise on specific TV's, but hotukdeals.com has some amazing deals for TV's time to time, so would definitely be worth checking that site every day or so.
aitch
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8923 posts since 19/8/07

31 Oct 2008 00:14
My telly was recommended as a great set for standard def content. Watching a HD film off sky and its really good quality also.

The LG42PG6000 comes highly recommended for gaming and is a little cheaper.

I managed to pick mine up quite cheap from Comet, definitely shop around for a great price.

Whatever you do, don't be fooled by getting a 1080p set. For the stuff that your watching, it would need to be upscaled and it works nicely on a 720p set, but not on a 1080p as it needs to be scaled twice.

If you can, as Russ said, try and buy it from John Lewis and price match it, as they'll give you a 5 year warranty. Marks and Sparks do also.
Rirawin
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9363 posts since 17/7/05

31 Oct 2008 00:30
schtoop wrote: why not?

Go to John Lewis.
schtoop
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13004 posts since 9/4/07

31 Oct 2008 01:14
aitch - nice one thanks for the info Cool
rirawin - i swear everything ive bought from you came in a john lewis bag Laughing out loud
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9855 posts since 21/10/05

3 Nov 2008 17:52
i ended up getting a 40" samsung in white - it was so much better than the others imo

before i get it put on the wall im wanting to hook a pc up to it so i can stream and downloads movies and some shows - what sort of cable do i need, its got a blue imput if that helps
Popeye Doyle
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1979 posts since 26/1/07

3 Nov 2008 18:47
depends what video output your pc has.

im guessing your pc will have this for sure: so just get a vga cable.







if it has this: then get a dvi to hdmi cable or a dvi to vga cable. id go for a dvi to hdmi simply because on samusngs from my experience you'll have more options available to you in the menu to tune the picture to your taste with hdmi as opposed to using the vga input.








or you might have a hdmi output on your pc so just get a hdmi cable.
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9855 posts since 21/10/05

3 Nov 2008 18:50
brilliant, its just a vga imput - will that carry the audio or will i have to get another wire?

Popeye Doyle
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1979 posts since 26/1/07

3 Nov 2008 18:56
youll need one of these :

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item;=120317760354

just plug it on the green audio jack on your pc i.e where youd usually plug in your speakers or headphones and plug the other end into the audio pc in on your tv.
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9855 posts since 21/10/05

3 Nov 2008 19:05
brilliant, thanks Cool
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

4 Nov 2008 22:59
Don't really care about the brand, just want a LCD fat screen tv, approx 30 inch for my room to play the xbox I'm planning to buy on. Preferably on the cheap.
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

4 Nov 2008 23:10
Actually, could you connect and XBOX to this?

http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.204-5771.aspx

Popeye Doyle
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1979 posts since 26/1/07

4 Nov 2008 23:21
yep, just get the 360 vga cable. take into consideration youll need to hookup up the sound to some speakers or something.
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

4 Nov 2008 23:25
Cool, I wouldn't be watching TV on it anyway, so maybe a large monitor would be the best option. I can't seem to find many bigger than 22" though.
EssexBoyII
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6791 posts since 5/6/07

4 Nov 2008 23:32
I found a great deal, 499 quid sony bravia full hd before VAT at Makro. Great deal and a great quality TV.
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

5 Nov 2008 09:14
Last one, I'm assuming this is shit. But how shit will it be to a relatively alright one? Is there really that much difference in how the graphics would show?

edit: I meant this : http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=333219&sourceid;=2021

If I were to get that, would the graphics even be HD or anything like that?

Am I just better off getting a smaller size HD TV to cope with the 360's graphics?
aitch
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8923 posts since 19/8/07

5 Nov 2008 09:19
Can't comment on the brand but budget TFTs in my experience have always been prone to dead pixels and copious amounts of backlight bleed that isn't covered by the warranty.

Are you using it for a PC as well? Or just the XBOX?
aitch
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8923 posts since 19/8/07

5 Nov 2008 09:23
It wouldn't be in HD, would just be a standard VGA resolution.

Has your one got a HDMI port on it at the back? Might be worth saving a bit extra for a small samsung/LG LCD TV with a HDMI port on the back if thats the case.

If your XBOX hasn't got a HDMI port then you can connect using the component connections, which is pretty good quality but HDMI is better.
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

5 Nov 2008 09:26
Just the XBOX, the only reason I'm thinking of using a monitor is that I won't use the TV for watching anything and it'd be a lot cheaper to get a 22' + monitor.

This one is Samsung, and cheaper. It's just really the spec that I'm not overly sure on, whether the graphic capabilities of the XBOX would just look shit on a monitor compared to a HD tv.

http://uk.insight.com/apps/productpresentation/index.php?product_id=SAMQQWJFV&cm;_mmc=PriceGrabber-_-monitors%20/%20av-_-large%20format%20monitors-_-SA%20SAMQQWJFV&src;=prg1
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

5 Nov 2008 09:28
I haven't even got an XBOX yet Laughing out loud, just gunna buy the package all at once, and I'm looking for the best way to go about it.
Popeye Doyle
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1979 posts since 26/1/07

5 Nov 2008 09:36
lukeatme wrote: Last one, I'm assuming this is shit. But how shit will it be to a relatively alright one? Is there really that much difference in how the graphics would show?

edit: I meant this : http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=333219&sourceid;=2021

If I were to get that, would the graphics even be HD or anything like that?

Am I just better off getting a smaller size HD TV to cope with the 360's graphics?

yeah you would be able to go to the full hd resolution with that monitor but you wouldnt be doing yourself any justice as the picture quality wont be as good as it could be. also by using a computer monitor you'd have everything stretched a little - because it is designed for either the 4:3 or 16:9 format that tv's use but widescreen computers use a 16:10 format.