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Old 27-11-2011, 11:16   #281
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Iv finally been seduced by all these fancy tellys and want myself one! Thing is, when my Dad got one a few years ago I was distinctly unimpressed. There's slight DNR'ing on the presenters faces when watching SKy Sports HD and although the picture quality is pretty good, every so often you notice blurring.

Now a few years have passed since now and then and so im looking to spend a maximum of £500 and ideally would like a telly thats either 37" or 40". Has 100hz processing, 24p.
Not interested in Internet TV's, 3D of Freeview HD. Would rather spend the money on the innards of the telly than the extra things like that.

Cany anyone advise?
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Old 27-11-2011, 12:01   #282
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Iv finally been seduced by all these fancy tellys and want myself one! Thing is, when my Dad got one a few years ago I was distinctly unimpressed. There's slight DNR'ing on the presenters faces when watching SKy Sports HD and although the picture quality is pretty good, every so often you notice blurring.

Now a few years have passed since now and then and so im looking to spend a maximum of £500 and ideally would like a telly thats either 37" or 40". Has 100hz processing, 24p.
Not interested in Internet TV's, 3D of Freeview HD. Would rather spend the money on the innards of the telly than the extra things like that.

Cany anyone advise?
I would recommend looking at a Panasonic plasma, if you're not bothered by all the latest fads you will get a lot of TV for not a lot of money.
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Old 28-11-2011, 12:28   #283
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Best 1080p tv for the bedroom for £300 ?

Replacing a 42" 480p Samsung PD42P2S which is fed from a Sky+HD box

Amazed to see a 40" 1080p LCD in Tesco at the weekend for £299 - the Technika 40-270 and now looking at the website there is a 40" 1080p LED Technika 40-248 for £349

Just looking to move up to HD from the old 2002 SD Plasma if at all possible i'd like to stay around the 40" size
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Old 28-11-2011, 12:40   #284
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Iv finally been seduced by all these fancy tellys and want myself one! Thing is, when my Dad got one a few years ago I was distinctly unimpressed. There's slight DNR'ing on the presenters faces when watching SKy Sports HD and although the picture quality is pretty good, every so often you notice blurring.

Now a few years have passed since now and then and so im looking to spend a maximum of £500 and ideally would like a telly thats either 37" or 40". Has 100hz processing, 24p.
Not interested in Internet TV's, 3D of Freeview HD. Would rather spend the money on the innards of the telly than the extra things like that.

Cany anyone advise?
I just bought a 40" Sony LCD with Freeview for £469 from Richer Sounds. It's a stunning upgrade on my old CRT. I think they are dumping stock and pretty much all the new options will be 3D, which I have no interest in, so this seemed great value.
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Old 28-11-2011, 22:49   #285
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Will check that out DeadYankee. Now the possibility of a Plasma has been thrown into the equation Im looking at the following:

TX-L37E30B - LED TV

TX-P42S30B Plasma

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Old 28-11-2011, 23:14   #286
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Will check that out DeadYankee. I did focus on the Panasonic TX-P37X20 and Im wondering what people think of this.

At risk of starting an LCD v Plasma debate. What generally are the pro's and cons of either? I believe for Plasma they'r not very good with glare and only last 10 years or so?
Are Plasma's generally better for SD broadcasts?
LCD generally have more 'light leak' around the edges and plasma can suffer from IR (image retention), mostly when still cold.

However! I went from Samsung and Sony LCD and then to Panny plasma and would honestly never go back to LCD. Don't get any glare now due to advancing technology, and plasma has a proper solid glass screen as opposed to the LCD plasticky screen.

All I know is that high def and console image quality is so much better on my plasma, better blacks and proper 'pop' on high def content. And the SD stuff from my Virgin box via HDMI is very good, although I personally avoid it.

LCD and certainly LED has only contributed to driving down the price of plasma, and like I said originally if you are not bothered by the 'new feature stuff' then proper bargains can be had, like a 50" high end model for just over £600...
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Old 28-11-2011, 23:26   #287
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hmmm, interesting stuff. To be honest, size isnt an issue for me due to having a small room anyway. Very interested to look down the Plasma route now though

DeadYankee, what was the Sony TV you had?

In relation to Plasma's, are they any good with football? Looks like im going to have to rule out that Panasonic Plasma I quoted to above due to an issue where the brightness changes slightly. This happened on an old DVD player and it drove me mad.

EDIT: Just done some measurements and we couldnt actually fit a 42" TV in the spot. So it's going to have to be a 37" TV. Going to see if there's any 37" Plasma's that run at 100hz.

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Old 29-11-2011, 11:43   #288
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hmmm, interesting stuff. To be honest, size isnt an issue for me due to having a small room anyway. Very interested to look down the Plasma route now though

DeadYankee, what was the Sony TV you had?

In relation to Plasma's, are they any good with football? Looks like im going to have to rule out that Panasonic Plasma I quoted to above due to an issue where the brightness changes slightly. This happened on an old DVD player and it drove me mad.

EDIT: Just done some measurements and we couldnt actually fit a 42" TV in the spot. So it's going to have to be a 37" TV. Going to see if there's any 37" Plasma's that run at 100hz.
Well obviously everything I watch is on the plasma, including football and there are no issues. Again with older technology sometimes 'trails' could be spotted but it is a thing of the past.

And remember plasma has a SUPERB response time so fast action is never a problem.

I understand everyone has their preference, but from a purely financial perspective we are rapidly approaching the last generation of 'no frills' HD TV's in my opinion, it won't be long now until you are forced to have a TV with bells and whistles you're note interested in - like 3D and internet. And while TV's are available without this stuff, I think you will get the most TV with a plasma for the least amount of money.
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Old 29-11-2011, 20:34   #289
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Looking at a 40" Sony LED Smart TV, can't find any definitive opinion on 40EX523 model. I can get it for just over £400....worth it?
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Old 12-12-2011, 21:36   #290
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Can i pls ask..how would i know what a great deal on panny plasma actually is..looking for a 42-46inch with the smart function (non3d) ..needs to have good sound as i have no surround sound speakers and generous with shine as we have large windows in the living room..can you pls point me in the right direction as the choice is massive and not sure how to decide?>
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Old 12-12-2011, 22:20   #291
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Can i pls ask..how would i know what a great deal on panny plasma actually is..looking for a 42-46inch with the smart function (non3d) ..needs to have good sound as i have no surround sound speakers and generous with shine as we have large windows in the living room..can you pls point me in the right direction as the choice is massive and not sure how to decide?>
Currys doing a 50" Panny plasma for £549 this week, whatever model that is worth a look.
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Old 26-10-2012, 13:03   #292
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Wow this is a big thread. So if this been answered before, just point me to the post number. I have a 5 year old panasonic plasma 42" and it's been and still is great. However it does suck the electricity a fair bit so I am wondering if the new plasma's and LCD's are more energy efficient at 42" or not?
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Old 29-10-2012, 20:19   #293
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hi all, would this plasma be ok for gaming, i have a ps3 and play mainly BF3 multi. just concerned about the 720 resoultion, would this show?
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Old 29-10-2012, 23:46   #294
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There's no reason to buy Panny's old-tech 720p entry-level plasma when for an extra £50 you can get a 1080p Panny.

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Wow this is a big thread. So if this been answered before, just point me to the post number. I have a 5 year old panasonic plasma 42" and it's been and still is great. However it does suck the electricity a fair bit so I am wondering if the new plasma's and LCD's are more energy efficient at 42" or not?
LCDs will always use less electricity than plasmas but newer plasma panels are more energy efficient than older ones. Still always be cheaper to run an LCD though if that's a big concern. Hardly any difference really though.
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Old 30-10-2012, 08:54   #295
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Looking for a new TV (for the kids' room).

Needs to have HDMI and composite (component would be a bonus) inputs and have a built in DVD player.

I have seen plenty around but I have an issue with the size due to where the TV will go; 26" is too small and 32" is a tad too big (but manageable) so something inbetween would be better.

Any suggestions ?
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Can anyone suggest a good plasma for under £500, for gaming and Blue ray, cheers.
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Old 06-11-2012, 13:52   #297
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There's no reason to buy Panny's old-tech 720p entry-level plasma when for an extra £50 you can get a 1080p Panny.



LCDs will always use less electricity than plasmas but newer plasma panels are more energy efficient than older ones. Still always be cheaper to run an LCD though if that's a big concern. Hardly any difference really though.
Cheers! I can't stand LCD. Even the best models seems smeary in dedicated independent Hi-fi shops. I'll wait till my tv drops dead then.
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Got a Sony Bravia for son's room. Just wondered if SEN has an app to stream stuff off a NAS?
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Old 15-01-2013, 00:40   #299
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Would appreciate some advice on a new TV.
Want to replace my old 42" Panny Plasma.
Plan is to wallmount and I want 55" (possibly 60")
Smart TV desired; 3d is something if present fine but not too bothered.

I like the look of the Samsung ES8000 and was all set to ditch plasmas but the Panasoniv VT50 looks very nice, thin with a very thin bezel too.
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Has anyone got any experience or comments about the Samsung UE40F6800 range - not sure if to have a 40" or larger at the moment.
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