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Old 23-01-2005, 07:00   #81
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Where do I go for product reviews? Just been looking at the Toshiba 27WL46B and looks alright for my 'Minema'.
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One thing I've noticed: pretty much all LCD TVs have a fixed standard refresh rate (also called scanning rate or vertical sync) of 60 Hz. This means that UK television broadcasts, which are 50Hz, require internal conversion from 50 Hz to 60 Hz. That obviously introduces artifacts like judder and motion blurring.
My Mums just had a Tosh installed and the one thing she has been very disappointed with is the motion blurring.
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Old 23-01-2005, 09:34   #82
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Odd, the Tosh has a very good response time and I thought it did 50 and 60hz. My Sharp does (and has a lower response time) and doesn't exhibit this trait at all.

Does she have any progressive or quick shoot type settings to turn on?
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Old 23-01-2005, 10:26   #83
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Does she have any progressive or quick shoot type settings to turn on?
Not sure mate, I'm going over tomorrow to have a look at the set-up,
I know next to nothing about LCD tv's so would appreciate some 'advise' on settings.


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Old 31-01-2005, 14:27   #84
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Was in Dixons in Dublin earlier today and noticed a Sharp LC 30H 4 LCD on managers special for €1600 (about £1100). Im not getting much joy searching for it on the web, has anyone heard of it? Is it similar to the GA4 models mentioned earlier in the thread?
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Old 02-02-2005, 19:17   #85
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My Mums just had a Tosh installed and the one thing she has been very disappointed with is the motion blurring.
I have a Toshiba 27WL46B. Singal is an RGB freeview one. I really struggle to see any blurring at all.
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Old 04-02-2005, 18:30   #86
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I'm looking to get myself a LCD for the upstairs bedroom, 26 or 27 inch I reckon would be the perfect size. This is going to be used mostly for DVDs and the Xbox.

I have just sorted the Xbox side of things out, and now have the hi-def output option enabled. What I'm not sure about though is whether all LCDs can use the 480P,720P & 1080i that the xbox will now show, depending on what game I'm running. Is it something that they are all capable of doing, or will I need to make sure before hand?

Went into see this in Comet today and quite fancy it, cant see any mention of it using these modes though, and dont fancy taking a chance on asking a Comet salesman and getting the right answer!

Oh, and any recommendations of another LCD round about the 26/27 size for a maximum of 800 notes would be welcome as well.


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Old 04-02-2005, 20:48   #87
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Anyone? Hoping to get one tomorrow..
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Old 07-02-2005, 21:02   #90
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Holy crap Ady - where the **** have you been for the last year and a half!? Good to see your ok anyhoo, get in touch with me FFS! email is in my profile!
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Old 14-02-2005, 12:51   #91
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Went into see this in Comet today and quite fancy it,

Did you get it, Craig? Have been looking at this to see if John Lewis will price match.

Also quite like the price of this one:
http://www.trustedreviews.com/article.aspx?page=2273


and a very good price on this:

http://audiovisual.kelkoo.co.uk/ctl/...key=3&orw=true
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Old 17-02-2005, 18:40   #92
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Hello

I purchased the 26" Panasonic TX26LXD1

This set isnt exactly future proof (no HDMI), but a good solid choice for my needs.

I went to view it at a local tv dealer, and sadly had to purchase it online (a saving of 385)

I purchased from http://www.123electricals4me.co.uk/ as they had the lowest price on pricerunner that day (£914)

I placed the order online and contacted to make sure it was in stock for next day delivery.

I placed the order 10am on Wed and 10am on Thursday the TV was delivered by courier. The retailer e-mailed me track and trace which was comforting.

So all round a very good experience.

a few links about the set.

http://www.panasonic.co.uk/lcd-tv/tx26lxd1/index.htm
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http://www.av-sales.co.uk/html/panasonic_tx-26lxd1.html

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I am looking to buy a 15", 17" or 20" LCD TV. Could anybody offer me some suggestions of what I should be looking for and where's the best place to buy. Thanks.
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If you want the cheapest without going online the best 15" I know of is a Digix (whoever they are) sold at Sainsbury. Its normally £199 but its been reduced to £189. I liked it because it runs at 1280 x 1024 res and has inputs for pc(not digital though) svhs aerial etc. The remotes good too. The picture is as good as any Ive seen for similar money but the viewing angles from the sides are maybe not so good as others? (having not checked that out I cant say for sure). It also has screw holes for wall mounting.
I got mine for £99 due to cock-up so I'm extremely happy
If money was no object the Panasonic range seems pretty good and I would make sure,especially with larger screen sizes,the tv has a digital input for the latest equipment.
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Did you get it, Craig? Have been looking at this to see if John Lewis will price match.

Ended up going for the Sharp 26GA4E after reading rave reviews about it on other forums. Tried to get JL to price match Roberstsons who have the Sharp for £887 instead of JL's £1295 but they were wouldnt because Roberstsons never had it on the shop floor.

Anyhoos - got my Sharp from Flatdeal.co.uk with 12 months interest free which suited me. The Sharp is hi-def future proof having, HDMI with HDCP ect.. Also got a superb selection of connections including components which was a must for me. It is also a true 16:9 set compared to a large majority of others that are 15:9.
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I'm really really disappointed with LCD TV. Although the actual screen technology is good (looks great with my PC), the tuner is not at all good - and it's the same on every unit I've seen in the shops.

The bad tuner (and bad A to D converter, bad deinterlacing and bad scaling up to panel resolution) gives you:
* blurry, low definition TV picture
* flattened colours, loss of subtle details
* ghosting, colour bleed and other artifacts on high contrast edges
* deals badly with noise in the TV signal - noise is enhanced, gives you a shimmering, unstable image
* no deinterlacing on some LCD models - interlaced TV images have obvious 'combing'

Maybe I'm spoiled, with my superb quality 23-year-old Sony Trinitron for normal TV viewing, and my HTPC and projector for DVD viewing. But new technology should not mean a step back in quality.

With LCD, you only get the same 'quality' if you step back from the screen (a long way back)!

An LCD TV is fine used with a good progressive-scan DVD player, or an external line doubler box (typical cost: £650), or a HTPC as a source - including a PC TV card. But if you are just trying to watch it using a standard DVD player or it's own built-in tuner: BUYER BEWARE.

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Since I've been playing with the settings it looks even better. I'm stunned by it - I swear that if retailers set them up properly they'd sell ten times as many.
I have just bought the Sharp LC26GA4E, partly as a result of the enthusiasm for the Sharps on this forum.

Having seen really crappy LCD pictures in Currys I was a little worried, but my wife badly wanted a larger TV on which to watch DVDs (widescreen on a Sony 14" Trinitron left a little to be desired) so we bought the Sharp.

Bear in mind that I have little to compare it with, but I am really impressed with it. TV is less good than DVD using component leads - the latter is stunning. but even the TV, if more than 5 feet away from the screen is pretty good.

I found the sound excellent, we don't have a home cinema set up, and I have rarely heard better sound from speakers that size.

Our priority was to get an LCD set that doesn't dominate the room, but does the job well, and I think we have achieved that.

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Soundwise Sharp are unbeatable. I really don't miss having surround sound because of my Sharp.
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Interesting thread. I went into my local Hughes today with the intention of looking at camcorders instead i got sidetracked by some of their smaller LCD TVs.

On in particular was a Tosh 30" (not sure what model exactaly) but for the price i was quite impressed.

I've had a 21" 4:3 Goodmans CRT in my bedroom for ages. Only use it for DVD and Playstation2 and am now thinking a smallish LCD would make an ideal replacement.

The 30" looked impressive in size but how much smaller would i expect a 26" to be? Would the picture (particularly 4:3 material) be smaller than my exisitng 21" set-up?

Will have a look down Currys over the weekend, admittedly not the most ideal location to view TV's but it's my nearest.
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Just wanted to say thank the lord for this ruddy forum!

We just bought our first LCD tv yesterday, the Hitachi 28LD5200 and I am well chuffed with it!

thanks again for advice given a while ago on here
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