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Old 02-12-2006, 00:16   #201
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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?
I've recently ordered a Sony Bravia W2000 from them - awaiting delivery on Monday. So far they have been really good: good emails confirming everything and when I have spoken to their customer service reps they have been friendly and helpful. Also i was wondering if, at the low prices they were offering, the hardware might be imported so I called and they confirmed this was not the case and they sell only UK spec machines, which is nice to know.
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Old 02-12-2006, 15:15   #202
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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.
Thanks - yes I have and even on minimum the patchy whites are visible in dark scenes. Watched a recording in HD of Star Wars last night - the black outer space appeared with greenish tinges on my set together with the whitish patches.

Very odd

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Old 03-12-2006, 08:45   #203
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Geoff, is it too late to return the set and get your money back and then maybe look at a different model/make?
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Old 04-12-2006, 22:24   #204
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Yep I am going to try - I haved seen some great sets out there since my purchase - yet I thought I had thoroughly researched it before I bought - just shows you can never tell.

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Old 05-12-2006, 13:12   #205
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Panasonic TX-32LXD60?

Would I be a muppet not to buy it at £660????
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Old 05-12-2006, 14:22   #206
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Panasonic TX-32LXD60?

Would I be a muppet not to buy it at £660????
IMHO yes if it does what you want. If you can get a good deal on the 23 or 26LXD60 let me know
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Old 04-01-2007, 20:05   #207
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I just bought a Toshiba 37WLT66S.

I read mixed reviews, but really pleased with it especially at £799 from Currys !
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Old 04-03-2007, 19:50   #208
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I'm after a widescreen 19" LCD TV. Does anyone have any recommendations or horror stories? It will be used with a freeview box and DVD player. It's for my sister who isn't particularly technical, but obviously I'd rather get one with good response times, contrast and scaling. A built in Freeview tuner isn't important as the freeview box will be a dual-tuner DVR.
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Old 06-03-2007, 10:24   #209
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Was close to buying tosh 32wtl but decided to wait. sister just bought L.G 32 inch lcd (with xd picture engine) and the picture on sky with moving images such as football is shocking, nowhere near as good as normal CRT! The players were surrounded by jagged edges, the pitch was showing artefacts and camera pans looked a mess. I will be waiting to see if technology improves before investing.
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Old 06-03-2007, 11:10   #210
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Was close to buying tosh 32wtl but decided to wait. sister just bought L.G 32 inch lcd (with xd picture engine) and the picture on sky with moving images such as football is shocking, nowhere near as good as normal CRT! The players were surrounded by jagged edges, the pitch was showing artefacts and camera pans looked a mess. I will be waiting to see if technology improves before investing.
If your sister has just bought it then that's understandable - it can take up to a week to settle down. Then the RGB output from Sky into AV1 on the WLT66 is stunning. Much much better than a "normal" CRT, whatever a "normal" CRT is.
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Old 06-03-2007, 12:23   #211
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broadz, even with fast moving images and pans such as football?

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Old 06-03-2007, 15:37   #212
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broadz, even with fast moving images and pans such as football?
Lee, a lot of it does depend how near to the screen you sit. If I stand immediately in front of my 32WLT66 (like 6 inches away) then maybe I can detect pixellation, but the same is true of my CRT sitting up that close. In fact, at that distance, the CRT is far more blurry than the LCD.

I normally sit about 10-12 feet away from the screen, and I don't notice any smearing, any blockiness, any pixellation at all. The picture is outstanding. I can't comment on your sister's LG, I haven't seen that one, but the Tosh and the Sony Bravia are normally the two LCDs that win all the plaudits, and I've certainly got nothing to complain about with the Toshiba.

But, when I first got it, I was (shall we say) underwhelmed. It was like - is that it? There was a lot of blockiness and shimmering around objects. Four days later, after it had settled down, I realised it was stunning.
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im sceptical about this settling down period to be honest friend. I can understand what you are saying about adjusting to the screen and giving the set a few days but surely motion blur is motion blur full stop. I find it headache inducing and just nasty looking to be honest, and thats sitting about 8 feet away. Maybe she has bought a wrong un! However, i still fancy the tosh but may wait for a couple of models time. The main problem is i love football (Sunderland fan) and would watch a lot of it on a new lcd, so the tv would have to be good quality in relation to motion etc..
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Old 19-03-2007, 11:25   #214
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just read a review that states the tosh 32 inch isn't so hot with sd material.
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Old 20-03-2007, 07:05   #215
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just read a review that states the tosh 32 inch isn't so hot with sd material.
I once read a review saying that Spinal Tap was a crap film. Total balls of course, best film ever made. Top and bottom - don't believe every review you read. Else, you'd have bought the Tosh months ago. For every poor review of it, there must be 99 good reviews. They can't all be right. Why not just go look at the thing in a shop - if you can still find it?
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Old 21-03-2007, 14:34   #216
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hi guys, im thinkin of buying an LCD TV ive seen this 1 but not very intelligent when it comes to tv's so if anyone could give me info on whether its any good or not that would be much appreciated.

http://www.bigpockets.co.uk/product....63727b30f29a91

thanks in advance

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Old 29-03-2007, 14:30   #217
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Intekx are doing this for £344.50

http://www.intekx.com/product_info.php?products_id=104

Seriously considering taking the plunge but never dealt with this company before. Anyone any experience of buying from 'Intekx' ?
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Old 24-05-2007, 15:46   #218
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hi, finally going to take the plunge in next couple of months (i have held back for some time) and it is now between Sony Bravia 32 inch or Philips Ambilight 32 inch. however, i am really confused as to what is the latest Bravia 32 inch out there. I know the kdl-v2000 series supposed to be good but the one i see advertised is the one i read a review from last year. surely there is a newer model of the v series! Please help i am very confused. By the way anyone own either of these and if so what is the verdict?


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no-one own a philips ambilight 32 incher? please give me a verdict if there is anyone out there!
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Old 11-06-2007, 14:14   #220
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Friend at work is after his first flat panel TV

Needs to be between 32" and 37" and no more than £500

Needs to be black surround and fairly kid friendly (fingerprints easily removed etc)

Will not be used with a HD source initially so needs to provide good picture via SCART from SKY+ but also have 1 maybe 2 HDMI sockets

Ideally from a reputable seller (hard to please is my mate)

Any suggestions ?
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