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Old 28-10-2005, 15:26   #161
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yeah the frame freezing does seem a bit odd - especially considering that my Panny has an SD memory card slot, but i hear you can't save your freeze frames as snap shot .jpeg files to the card (not tried it myself as i do not have an SD card yet). So it's a bit redundant in that respect. :confused:
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Old 29-10-2005, 17:32   #162
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Hi all! Just bought an LCD display today. Bought a Panny tx32lxd52 and am very pleased with the purchase. Stunning picture quality and i can't wait till i get something with HDMI outputs too try that. I have connected my dvd recorder via component outputs which looks better than before but i am very happy with what i have at the moment. Can highly recomend one!
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Old 29-10-2005, 17:43   #163
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Old 29-10-2005, 18:14   #164
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I bought a cheap VGA cable off of eBay last week and have been experimenting with some HD material via my iMac.

If upscaling of DVD images look this good then blue ray and HD-DVD have got some way to go to prove they're a worthy successor to DVD.

720p images look so sharp and clean. I've mainly just been playing trailers and wildlife footage from Apple http://www.apple.com/trailers/ but the leap in quality from what i used to d/l from Dave's Trailer page is immense. Granted the files sizes are significantly greater but i wouldn't go back.

Perhaps next year with SKY HD becoming prominent LCD's will really take off then people can see what they're capable of as oppossed to the snow fest one sourced feeds you find in Curries today.

I'd take some more pics but my 2m camera phone does the images no justice.
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Old 29-10-2005, 18:46   #165
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Sorry meant to say. £1156 from Currys. They priced matched the website but the bloke read the price wrong and I got it slightly cheaper. Wasn't in stock till Wed but was able to pick it up from local distribution centre this afternoon. Got it on 9 months interest free which was a bonus.
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Old 30-10-2005, 13:22   #166
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Sorry meant to say. £1156 from Currys. They priced matched the website but the bloke read the price wrong and I got it slightly cheaper. Wasn't in stock till Wed but was able to pick it up from local distribution centre this afternoon. Got it on 9 months interest free which was a bonus.
You could get it from Dixons online for £1109 using the forums discount code, this includes delivery.
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Old 26-11-2005, 17:04   #167
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LCD for small bedroom... and educate me about Xbox 360 720p?

Hi. Can anyone please reccommend me a fairly small LCD TV for a bedroom desk? I wish to replace my rubbish little 14" CRT, but I don't have space for any bigger CRT. Looks like LCD is the way to go.

17" widescreen looks an ideal size for my needs. I'll want to plug in my freeview box, cheap DVD player, games consoles (all just basic scart right now), but most importantly...

... some time in the next year I'll get an Xbox 360, and I have NO IDEA how the whole 720p resolution works. I'll want a new TV to be able to do it. So what connections am I looking at? I notice most small LCDs don't even have those five colour-coded Component jacks... is that the main way people would connect their Xbox 360 to get 720p? Someone please educate me about connections and other issues that are needed to get 720p out of the TV I buy.

I'm not thinking of a budget yet, but when I come to eventually buy I won't have much to spend. This is a fairly low-fi bedroom thing, not a home cinema setup. Going to see if prices come down in January.

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Old 30-11-2005, 22:25   #168
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I am looking to buy an LCD tv b4 chrimbo...now my problem lies in which size, 32" or 37" , now bear in mind my present TV is a Tosh 28" CRT ????...now obviously apart from the price (another £500 on top) ..would i notice a great difference if i moved up to 32"(from 28") or should i go for the 37" ..... also..is there a difference in PQ ..i.e does the 37" show up more faults from the source ???
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I am looking to buy an LCD tv b4 chrimbo...now my problem lies in which size, 32" or 37" , now bear in mind my present TV is a Tosh 28" CRT ????...now obviously apart from the price (another £500 on top) ..would i notice a great difference if i moved up to 32"(from 28") or should i go for the 37" ..... also..is there a difference in PQ ..i.e does the 37" show up more faults from the source ???

at a rough guess, 26" LCD TVs would be a similar screen size to a 28" CRT.

So unless you're a big audio/videophile who spends far too much time reading 'What TV and Video' magazine and browsing in Richer Sounds, then I would say stick with a 26" or 28" LCD and save yourself the dosh Im considering a 26" LCD for myself, but dont know whether to wait for post xmas sales or not
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Old 01-12-2005, 10:09   #170
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I had a 26" 16:9 LCD TV arrive yesterday and I've currently got it sat next to a 25" Sony 4:3 CRT TV while I make sure it all works. Looking at the screens side by side, The LCD gives a smaller (and squarer) looking 4:3 picture than the CRT although the vertical glass measurement seems about the same. (I can measure them tonight if it helps anyone.)
The widescreen picture though is obviously appreciably larger than what I can get on the CRT.
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I am looking to buy an LCD tv b4 chrimbo...now my problem lies in which size, 32" or 37" , now bear in mind my present TV is a Tosh 28" CRT ????...now obviously apart from the price (another £500 on top) ..would i notice a great difference if i moved up to 32"(from 28") or should i go for the 37" ..... also..is there a difference in PQ ..i.e does the 37" show up more faults from the source ???

My advice, get the biggest screen you can afford. I went from a 25" 4:3 to a 32" WS LCD and it was amazing but 37" would be even more so!

It depends on your room and how far you sit from the screen, 37" might have been a bit overkill in my wee living room. Would've looked like an IMAX
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I'm looking to buy an LCD for a max of £800. Don't really know too much about them but would like HD ready with integrated freeview. I think i'm looking at about 26" as it needs to fit into a cabinet 29" 1/2 wide by 21" 1/2 high.

Can anyone advise? Just been looking at the Sony KDL-S26A12U and seems good - anyone recommend one?
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Our sofa is around 2m from the TV, and we currently have a 28" widescreen CRT

would a 32" LCD be a significant size increase (viewability wise) at that difference, or would it be worth saving the money until 37" lcds come down in price?
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For those looking at different sizes, if you believe the THX type specs, then max you should be away from a 32" 16:9 is 5ft/1.6m and the recommended is 3.6ft/1.1m!

These are probably a lot closer than most people would guess...but if you think that at those distances, most of your vision would be the screen, then you can see that the immersion would/should be greater.

However being that close to a below par picture (which I would say most if not all flat pannels's currently are esp with analogue/freeview/cable or sky) has its obvious disdvantages, so to compensate you sit further back.

I'm currently looking at 37-40" for my 8ft viewing distance.
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Can anyone help, i have been looking into which tv to get and i think i've cracked it! i have trouble making time to read all of the reviews on here so can people offer their opions on the following tv, its the SAMSUNG LE40R51BX. the other two in the running are, SAMSUNG PS42S5HX and PHILIPS 42PF7520D. i believe that these two aren;t wall mountable, does anyone know any different? thanks for any help you can give
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Does anyone know anything good or bad about the grand wega Sony 42SX300 42" LCD Projection Widescreen TV ?

It's £700 from amazon and I'm thinking about it but cant find too much about it.
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Phillips 32PF7520D £1000 any better alternatives?
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Does anyone know anything good or bad about the grand wega Sony 42SX300 42" LCD Projection Widescreen TV ?

It's £700 from amazon and I'm thinking about it but cant find too much about it.
wasn't very impressed with any of the projection tv's

but i suppose they do offer one of the better price/size ratios.
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Can anyone help, i have been looking into which tv to get and i think i've cracked it! i have trouble making time to read all of the reviews on here so can people offer their opions on the following tv, its the SAMSUNG LE40R51BX. the other two in the running are, SAMSUNG PS42S5HX and PHILIPS 42PF7520D. i believe that these two aren;t wall mountable, does anyone know any different? thanks for any help you can give
the later two are plasma's, and I wouldn't buy one of them, the le40r51 is an old model, the le40m51 and le40m61 are the current models from Samsung...so I would go for one of them. The 61 is supposed to be better but I think it's not worth the price difference, and most people think the m51 looks better too.
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I think I've narrowed my choice down to:
Samsung LE40M51/LE40M61
LG 37LP1D

I think they both are very similar spec wise, both have 1:1 pixel mapping (or near enough)...its going to be used mainly for dvd's, telewest and xbmc...but a 360 or htpc are on the horizon probly
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