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Old 11-04-2006, 18:50   #181
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Anyone any recommendations for a new tv 17/20 inches for the kitchen for about £300.ive seen a sony in sainsburys for about £250 but i think that was 15 inches
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Old 29-04-2006, 08:39   #182
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I'm in the sme boat as keithwaldman - just need a small LCD to go in the spare room. HD would be nice in case I get a 360 this year but not essential (no idea how much the cheapest HD's are anyhow!).

Budget around £300 - Any recommendations ??
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Old 30-04-2006, 12:11   #183
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I'm in the sme boat as keithwaldman - just need a small LCD to go in the spare room. HD would be nice in case I get a 360 this year but not essential (no idea how much the cheapest HD's are anyhow!).

Budget around £300 - Any recommendations ??
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Answered my own question here

Bang on budget aswell - thats a first!
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Old 26-06-2006, 10:17   #184
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Yeah i got the S32 Sony. It's around £1200 as appossed to Samsung's £800 ish.

Any rate i staretd looking at the Sony and it was getting rave reviews via users on the AVforums (actually the V-Series. The S-series doesn't have a WEGA engine which helps boost SD sources IIRC. Plus it has a vga port for plugging my iMac in which the V-Series doesn't). It's also meant to be a great LCD for gaming.

So coupled with those stats i went for the S32 model. It's around £400 cheaper than the V32 but £400 more than the Samsung. So i considered it middle ground.

Loving the set so far, i've yet to try any HD material on it. Just waiting for a cable from eBay. My regular Toshiba DVD player looks good via component and am considering getting something that upscales to 720p.

My PStwo looks kind of muddy but i was expecting that. I hardly play it so it's no great loss. I think these LCD sets should really show off the next gen consoles which will output higher definition signals.

Nice TV though, sure beats my Goodmans 21" that i bought 5 years ago.
i just picked up the new s32 sony bravia tv, from BHS of all places just under £1199 with a free sony dvd recorder, and a free 3 year garantee chucked in too which is nice.

Tested it with hd content via my 360 and it looks absloutley fantastic, my jaw hit the floor when playing the lost planet demo, and a bit of ghost recon, it all looked so lovley, watched the footy on it last night with some freinds via a scart on my telewest digi box and and all round it seems to be quite decent, signed up for tvdrive last night too so that comes in just over a week, have gone a bit high def mad over the weekend.

oh and hello im new here, been a lurker for quite a bit and finaly have something to post

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Old 05-07-2006, 12:56   #185
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Thought I'd add my own recent experience onto the thread:

I'd been looking for the best 32" lcd tv unger £1k for the past few weeks, and had narrowed it down to the new Sonys2000, Toshiba 32wlt66 and the new Samsung r74 (though gf didn’t want the Samsung as she thought it looked cheap & tacky!)

I would have gone for the sony if I could get John Lewis to pricematch as per some other thread (ie the tv and dvd recorder for £945), but the pricematch period had expired.

In the end saved £200 and went for the tosh, as I got John lewis to pricematch with Comet (so got the tv and a Toshiba dvd recorder for £995).

I know you can get it cheaper, but previous experience with Dixons has made me loath to use them – plus of course you get the 5 year warrenty with John Lewis!

Only set it up last night, so my experience is very limited - one thing that did cause concern is the blurring about the players when watching the football (I guess this is the 'ghosting' that everyone refers to). I've still to play around with settings, but I was quite surprised how evident it was.
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Old 09-07-2006, 23:39   #186
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Ok then guys, what is the best 26" LCD around? Not looking to spend more than £550 ideally

I've had a look at the SAMSUNG LE26R51 here

http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/9955...y-16-9-26.html but i'm a little on Pixmania.

Any other good sets out there?

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Old 11-07-2006, 08:42   #187
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Hi , just wondered if anyone owns the new 26 inch Samsung. Like the look of it. also what do dvds look like on lcd displays. Are artefacts more noticeable or is there an improvement? Cheers
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Old 21-07-2006, 12:32   #188
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decided on the 32 inch Sony Bravia v2000 series.
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Old 21-07-2006, 16:22   #189
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Could anyone reccomend me a 28" LCD for about 500 to 600 quid.
Its for my Nan. I was looking at a few of the samsung's
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Old 21-07-2006, 16:52   #190
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I've heard mixed reports with the Samsung 26" HD LCDs, buzzing noises etc with many being returned, i think it is one of them in particular but samsung have about 4 26" models which look pretty much identical so it can be difficult to figure out which is which. there are quite a few threads over at the avfourms.

i'm currently looking at the LG and Samsung range though, also around the £550 mark
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Old 07-08-2006, 13:21   #191
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I just bought a Samsung LE40R73BD LCD from Currys.Anyone else have one if so how do I get Picture in Picture and how do I stop it attracting dust?
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Old 08-08-2006, 18:14   #192
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Hi, looking for LCD tv forum/review sites... like they have for digi cams - www.dpreview.com and steves digicams.... anyone know any ???
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Old 08-08-2006, 20:08   #193
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nothing as good a dpreview (that has SOOO much detail on it). avforums.com is pretty good site though, can get quite a good bit more techy though than here!
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Old 10-08-2006, 11:35   #194
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I'm setting mine up atm. Where can I get one of them wire cover thingies?
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Old 29-08-2006, 15:01   #195
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Guys, i'm looking into possibly buying a large (40"-46") LCD WS TV for my new lounge.

Excuse my terminology before I start as I'm relatively new to all of this.

In the past when i've looked at LCD's on the high street I've been alarmed by how a lot of these TV's showed artifacts when the picture moved quickly or scanned left to right etc.

Now from what I gather a lot of these problems have been cured with improved response times of 8ms or less. Is this true or are there still problems even with an 8ms response time?

From what i've seen the new Samsung models look the best in terms of quality and value for money, ie good resolution, response times and contrast ratio's. Anyone care to comment?
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Old 01-09-2006, 16:37   #196
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thinking of LCD

I am interested in the 40" LCD that Aldi have coming up for sale on 7th september, could someone in the know tell me if it sounds half decent.


40" HD LCD TV £ 849.99

This magnificent TV has a monster specification, which you would expect to pay considerably more for elsewhere. It offers the ultimate viewing experience with sensational picture and sound quality, for an exceptional price.

Features include:

Huge 40" Samsung LCD panel with anti-reflective coating
Fully HD Ready LCD TV with HDMI interface - no loss of picture or sound
1366 × 768 pixel resolution
Includes 2 HDMI ports
Contrast ratio 1200:1
Brightness: 500cd/m2
HDTV (480i, 480p, 1080i, 720p) with HDCP decoding
Digital audio amplifiers with 2 × 15W speakers
Nicam stereo
Teletext
99 programme memory
3D comb filter
Digital noise reduction
Child lock
Sleep timer
Headphone socket
Remote control - batteries included
FREE tilting wall bracket (±15°)
Dimensions: 1013 × 310 × 735mm (with stand) or 1010 × 125 × 690mm (without stand)
Weight: 25kg (with stand) or 21.3kg (without stand)
Scart lead and RF lead included
Free 3 year warranty typically worth £199.00
Twin Tuner multiple picture choice

Offering the ultimate in viewing versatility, you can watch two different programmes at the same time on the massive 40" screen, and you can choose to situate the screen either on a shelf, cabinet or table, or hang it picture-style on the wall with the FREE tilting wall bracket provided.

High Definition TV - breathtaking realism

This amazing TV is also HD Ready, which means it's already equipped to accept the biggest revolution in television since the introduction of colour. HD TV offers you stunning realism and the kind of defined picture quality that genuinely makes you feel as if you're part of the picture rather than watching it. It also offers superb digital surround sound, which effectively draws you into the action. Great for adventure movies or sport.
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Old 04-09-2006, 19:25   #197
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Anyone got (or have any thoughts on) a Sharp LC37GD8E? Was thinking of getting one of these as my old TV went bang
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Old 11-09-2006, 15:50   #198
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Thinking of getting a Sony KDL 26S2010U and have seen it for £613 delivered from Digital Direct- Has anyone used them? Also any comments on the TV and any alternatives I should consider?

Many thanks

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Cry SONY KDL40W2000 40" 1080p capable LCD TV

First post! Anyone with any ideas on what is acceptable for backlight bleed?
I have had 2 of the above sets and although everything else about them is fine - super HD picture and the wide range of control is great. However with a black or dark image I see patches of "misty" white faintly visible dotted around and across the screen - viewed at an angle you see pink and green colouration and verticle "shadows" which are likely the lamp units. At the price these sets are I am staggered and very disappointed - Sony and my retailer say this is normal. Perhaps I should have bought a Plasma?

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Have you tried turning the back light down at all? That usually helps give "better blacks" and may make the problem less noticeable. Still haven't taken the plunge yet but from what I've read it's a handy trick to try on the Sony's.
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