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Old 26-06-2007, 08:00   #221
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Really tempted to get this Panasonic TX-32LXD70, but the one thing stopping me (well 2nd thing if you included the wife ) is this :
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Having been literally stunned into silence by the HD capabilities of the TH-32LXD70 we were a little disappointed with Standard Definition Freeview. Our expectations had been so high that this was understandable, and the SD capabilities of the TX-32LXD70 are actually on par with any other LCD we have seen to date. You need to get really up close to the screen before detecting any blurriness, video noise or motion smearing.
Now Im not sure if they are being very picky here, what they mean by "on par with any other LCD", or if this could be a big problem.

I've looked at TV's in Dixons, etc & have to say some pictures of LCD's using standard TV signal are just awful. Now this could be done to the fact that 9 times out of 10 these have been set up by Muppets, but Im still concerned that if I go for an LCD I could get a bad picture for SD (due to the fact that the HD LDC TV will highlight any faults in the picture).

So, should I expect a worse SD picture on a HD TV than I currently get on my crt TV, or should it be at least better
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I've just bought a Panasonic TX-26LXD70 fo the bedroom and the Freeview picture is lovely ,crisp with natural looking colours and noise or artifacts only noticable if you get up close to the screen. A better picture than the CRT it replaced.
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I was actually looking at one of those myself. I'm also looking at the Samsung LE32M87BDX, and the Sony Bravia 32D3000. I've heard the Sony Bravia is the best 32inch out there, but not by much. Considering i could say a couple of hundred on the other two, im wondering if they're just as good.
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i'm really confused by whats out there. I have been within an hour of buying a lcd only to read of major flaws that i know for a fact would do my head in.

From what i gather the Sony d3000 32, the panny tx700 32 and the tosh 32 seem to be the best three out there.

I would love people's opinions of any of these if they own them. I have seen the av forums but wanted other advice (i must have read every page of the sony d3000 forum!!!!
My worst nightmare would be a tv that shows up loads of blocking and other artefacts when displaying standard dvd as i own loads of discs.
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Really tempted to get this Panasonic TX-32LXD70, but the one thing stopping me (well 2nd thing if you included the wife ) is this :


Now Im not sure if they are being very picky here, what they mean by "on par with any other LCD", or if this could be a big problem.

I've looked at TV's in Dixons, etc & have to say some pictures of LCD's using standard TV signal are just awful. Now this could be done to the fact that 9 times out of 10 these have been set up by Muppets, but Im still concerned that if I go for an LCD I could get a bad picture for SD (due to the fact that the HD LDC TV will highlight any faults in the picture).

So, should I expect a worse SD picture on a HD TV than I currently get on my crt TV, or should it be at least better
Haven't TVs in Dixons etc always looked poor due to the fact that they are all connected to the same poor aerial via poor coax and through a poor splitter? Oh and they have been "set up" by teenagers on Saturday mornings who couldn't care less.

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Old 21-08-2007, 18:07   #226
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i'm really confused by whats out there. I have been within an hour of buying a lcd only to read of major flaws that i know for a fact would do my head in.

From what i gather the Sony d3000 32, the panny tx700 32 and the tosh 32 seem to be the best three out there.

I would love people's opinions of any of these if they own them. I have seen the av forums but wanted other advice (i must have read every page of the sony d3000 forum!!!!
My worst nightmare would be a tv that shows up loads of blocking and other artefacts when displaying standard dvd as i own loads of discs.
The 70 series Panny range is the current Which best LCD. I have the earlier 50 series and I am happy with it. Why not go to somewhere you can actually test out a DVD you own and make your own mind up? Most of the picture quality in shops is not that representative due to the source and the fact that you are standing too close and thus see artefacts that blend in at the correct distances.
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fair point. will do if i get chance.
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got a 32" pana lxd60 i bought for my bedroom, moved it downstairs now so either i need another of the same (as ive left the brackets on the wall for the d60) or im gonna go for the d70. whats the difference? also, cant believe i bought my d60 12 moths ago for £850 and i can buy a d70 for £520 delivered......help.....!!!!

oh, ive a lxd60 and gonna buy a lmd70, whats the diference? any help appreciated.

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I've been looking at the Sony 32V2500 for some time now (still saving my pennies) but it seems like Sony have now dropped it.
Is their 32S3000 a good alternative? What's the difference (it seems very similar except it has 3 HDMI ports instead of 2)
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got a 32" pana lxd60 i bought for my bedroom, moved it downstairs now so either i need another of the same (as ive left the brackets on the wall for the d60) or im gonna go for the d70. whats the difference? also, cant believe i bought my d60 12 moths ago for £850 and i can buy a d70 for £520 delivered......help.....!!!!

oh, ive a lxd60 and gonna buy a lmd70, whats the diference? any help appreciated.
The 'd70' is the replacement range, basically consisting of 3 models; they use new versions of Panasonic's processing engine (V-Real 2), improved menus (- not so blocky as on the 'd60'). The LMD70 is the entry level model which doesn't have 100hz processing and slightly worse viewing angle (vertically compared to the LXD70 due to a different variant of the IPS panel). The LXD70 is the middle model which adds the 100Hz processing which helps when displaying rapid motion. The LXD700 adds an upgraded sound system. The difference between the LMD and LXD models is fairly subtle especially if you aren't comparing them side by side; the former is a little more 'smeary' but still very usable. Colours break down a bit sooner if viewed off-axis vertically.

Are you using the standard Panasonic wall bracket, as I notice there's a new version specifically for the LMD/LXD70 range (- the TYWKLCD07).

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I've been looking at the Sony 32V2500 for some time now (still saving my pennies) but it seems like Sony have now dropped it.
Is their 32S3000 a good alternative? What's the difference (it seems very similar except it has 3 HDMI ports instead of 2)
There's isn't a huge difference between these two models; Sony tweaked the contrast ratio a bit and improved the colour depth so colours are able to be adjusted to display a little more accurately by the (standard Bravia) processing engine. Other than that, as you said there's an extra hdmi input as well (- it's on the side rather than the rear). So there isn't a massive difference between these models, more a few evolutionary tweaks.

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decided on the pannytx700. checked out the Sony Bravia d300 ( ithink that was the model) and they both looked good in high def. however the Sony looked a bit overly digital if that makes sense, whereas the panny looked more natural. lots of complaints from forum members about 100hz processing (on both makes) though so hope i don't notice the issues.

Actually tried out matrix dvd with the panny and it looked ace. hopefully my non upscaling 5 year old sony(good one though) can do the picture justice.
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I expect this has already covered a few times in this thread, but can someone tell me if this HD TV would be any good for gaming.

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Quick Question.

I've just bought a 46" Samsung TV and would like to know why all my movies look cheap, they have the visual appearance of a TV programme.


It's weird. Should I invest in a better DVD player?
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Quick Question.

I've just bought a 46" Samsung TV and would like to know why all my movies look cheap, they have the visual appearance of a TV programme.


It's weird. Should I invest in a better DVD player?
Yes, I'd say so. One with HDMI output.
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And turn the 'Movie Plus' off as well.

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Well, we've been putting off upgrading our old CRT TV for a couple of years; but today it went bang (well, more of a 'pop' with lots of smoke !); but anyway we're virtually TV-less, so need to sort something out quickly


Previously had a look at a couple of TVs and the Panasonic & Sony models usually looked a lot better than the other models.

Also been thinking about a small flat-screen for the bedroom; so having looked around a little bit we've found this deal from John Lewis:
- Sony Bravia KDL40D3000 LCD HD Ready Digital Television
- Sony Bravia KDL20S2020U LCD HD Ready Digital Television
£1298

Link here

Both TVs will be left on the supplied stands for a couple of months while we're decorating the house; but after that we'll be looking to wall mount them both.

The main 40" TV will be (at least for the time being) plugged into a Sky SD box, an old DVD player (and occasionally the Wii); but we'll no doubt be upgrading most of the inputs to HD over the next couple of years.

Having not looked around for a while, we don't really know much about the various makes and models currently available; so any comments on choice \ price \ model \ alternatives to consider would be very much welcomed.


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dudes, get a ps3. no need for a player then and heavenly sword man :P
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My Dad's after a ~42" 1080p LCD at the minute and it seems like he's willing to spend up to around £1200 (lucky bugger).

When he initially asked me I said try to find whatever was the 42" Panasonic LCD TV for that price. However it seems they don't make one!

From looking around the internet there seems to be quite an overwhelming choice for these things. Even were I to limit myself to, say, only Samsung, their site shows several models with near-identical technical specifications in that region.

Does anyone happen to know what the current recommended 'best' models are in this range?

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I am looking to get a HD ready widescreen flat screen TV (my first) for the bedroom (15-19 inches) but am a bit baffled by what is out there!! Budget is around £200, can anyone recommend anything?

Just some of the ones I have been looking at as examples:

Polaroid TLU-01911CU 19" HD Ready LCD TV £229.99
Screen Size (inches) 19 inches Size of the screen measured diagonally across the screen
Picture Quality 1296000 pixels
Sound Quality NICAM
Brightness 300 cd/m2
Viewing angles 160 degrees

Wharfedale L19T11W-A 19in HD Ready Digital LCD TV. £229.99
Television Picture Quality


High Definition Ready.

Integrated digital (freeview).

19in (48.3cm) widescreen TV with 48.3cm visible screen size.

Resolution 1440 x 900 pixels.

Brightness 300cd/m2.

Contrast ratio 800:1.

Viewing angle 160/160 degrees.

Samsung 19in SM932MW HD Ready LCD TV £199.99
Television Picture Quality


High Definition Ready.

19in (48.3cm) widescreen TV with 48.3cm visible screen size.

Resolution 1440 x 900 pixels.

Brightness 300 cd/m2.

Contrast ratio 1000:1.

Viewing angle 160 degrees.
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Is there such a thing as an LCD that handles low def well? The major thing keeping me from throwing out the CRT is the fact that LCD colour tends to look poorer and the picture tends to look crap on anything less than a double digit gigabyte transfer.

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