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Old 15-04-2005, 10:55   #101
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Old 01-05-2005, 15:25   #102
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Went and bought one of the 26" Goodmans from Comet on Friday and i'm now looking to wall mount it and have found the following bracket on ebay for £29.50 (37.50 including delivery - and it's £49.99 plus VAT and Delivery at NexNix)

The slight concern i have is that the screen is under the 20Kg weight allowance for the bracket, but the bracket is described as supporting only 23" screens - not 26" as this one is.

I would imagine that the weight is far more important than the size - especially given that the Goodmans 26" has the speakers under the screen as oposed to on either side, but can anyone suggest another bracket or suggest why not go for this one.

The screen will be at least 1Kg lighter once the heacy metal stand is taken off to mount it on a bracket - that should also help.
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Old 04-05-2005, 16:05   #103
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Thinking about getting the SHARP LC-45GD1 (45") in Japan (working out here for the next couple of years) It is 1920x1080 native and has HDMI and DVI-I. I tested it with a UK R2 Dog soldiers via YUV component (Progressive) and it played fine at PAL60, but went mad at PAL. Still not sure if this will work in the UK when I return. The HDMI and DVI-I are HDCP compliant so it is ready for sky HD, Just not sure on the PAL side of things.

The S-Video and SVHS (analogue) didn't want to know anything about PAL at all.

Anyone know if Digital freeview will be fine at PAL60?

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Old 10-05-2005, 01:30   #104
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Why is it so difficult to find the response times of Panasonic LCD-TV's?

Does anyone know what the response times are for the "TX26LXD500" and "TX26LXD50" models are? No I have not incorrectly stated the codes there.
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Old 19-05-2005, 11:15   #105
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I am thinking of getting an LCD TV in the next couple of weeks. I have £800 to spend and I am looking to get the biggest screen size I can for the size.

What are my options?

There is this one which has been getting ok reviews on the AV forums.

DI-BOSS 32" LCD
1366x768 resolution
DVI input
1000:1 contrast ratio

or ALDI will doing a 32" LCD TV from the 26th. It's a Tevion more info can be found here it's in german but the specs are listed and there are a couple of picks.

That one looks to have good specs but it's a bit ugly looking. Are there any other alternatives worth looking at?


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Old 23-05-2005, 12:31   #106
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I really want a 37" LCD once my garage conversion is done (if I ever manage to find a builder to do the job.)

I had initially considered plasma, but a combination of limited space and reading countless reviews is now leading me down the LCD route.

At the moment I have my eye on the Toshiba 37WL56, which OK price-wise (although some further price cutting wouldn't go amiss!) and is better for me due to it having the speaker at the bottom. As well as ensuring I can fit a 37" screen in the available space, this has the effect of raising up the screen to what will be a better natural level, once it is positioned on a desk stand, on my desk (naturally!)

I just wondered if anyone else out there already had one of these screens and what their experiences were, and also whether there's anyone else in the same position as me, but who may be thinking of hanging on to get the 37WL58 instead.
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Old 25-05-2005, 20:01   #107
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I was wondering what difference there is in performance when you consider the screen resolution, I'm looking at a 20" LG LCD TV which has a resolution of 640 x 480. I've seen a Samsung model which has a higer resolution 1280 x 1024 but it's 50 quid more than the LG. What difference will the two screens exhibit. The TV will be used to watch TV/DVD's and GC/XBox.
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Old 27-05-2005, 15:21   #108
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Looks like pc world have started selling lcd tv's .. I quite like the LG 20" for £399. Does anyone have it? It's the RZ20LA70.
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Old 29-05-2005, 18:41   #109
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What do people here make of the LG RZ32LZ50 panel? It's on offer at Currys for £869 and with the Egg Bank Holiday 17.5% discount it's £717 + del.

There's some confusion over whether it's got DVI-HDCP?? Review here suggests it hasn't link and LG uk say otherwise

Looks like a deal if it has

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Old 20-06-2005, 07:16   #110
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Maybe a dumb question, but is HDMI the same as DVI?

I was thinking about getting one of these new Samsung LCD's but want to be as 'future-proofed' as possible on connectivity?
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i'm no expert but i think hdmi also carries audio
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HDMI is DVI and DD5.1 connection in one cable
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Old 11-07-2005, 17:23   #113
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I'm looking for an LCD TV for the bedroom to replace a 24" widescreen Phillips CRT. Probably 22"- anything much bigger will be too big to sit on the chest of drawers! Quality isn't that important, most of the viewing is Sky via an RF skylink although I might plug in a cheapo DVD player. One thing I do need is an alarm timer - BBC Breakfast News seems to be the only thing that will stir me from my slumbers at 6:30am! Price is the key factor really, it's competing with funds with a new dishwasher / fridge freezer / kitchen floor and possibly a new motorbike!

The best deal I've seen is a 22" Sharp LC-22SV2E - £499 from Richer Sounds. Has anyone had experience of this, or recommend any alternatives?

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Old 15-07-2005, 15:29   #114
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just bought a SAGEM AXIUM™ HD-L27 from John lewis - HD ready...£845 in the sale plus a 5 yr guarentee...not too bad a piccy either.....DVD s look very good....so we will see how it looks on a better DVD player when I get a chance ....

heres the blurb -

The SAGEM AXIUM™ HD-L27 offers new advanced functional features with the automation and simplification of settings. So much more than a television, you can also utilise the photo application in your SAGEM AXIUM™ LCD screen which includes a fully digital channel. You simply insert your memory cards directly into the integrated reader. Lastly, with a very high resolution picture and DVI digital input integrating HDCP access control, your SAGEM AXIUM™ HD-L27 LCD screen is ready for High-Definition Television. SAGEM AXIUM™, a visionary lead.

AN EXCEPTIONAL HIGH QUALITY PICTURE
Enjoy a picture of exceptional quality and precision with unrivalled brightness: • A high resolution picture: 1 million pixels per colour (1280 points on 720 lines) • Excellent brightness (550 cd/m²) • Stunning contrast (600 : 1) for deep blacks and bright, truer colours • An anti-reflection flat screen with a high viewing angle of 160°.

INTELLIGENT CONNECTIVITY
The SAGEM AXIUM™ HD-L27 features a wide range of uses that integrate easily into your multimedia, leisure and professional environments: • Capability for up to 6 TV peripherals to be connected simultaneously • 5 video inputs, 2 PC inputs (VGA & DVI, HDCP control) • Automatic detection of video sources and formats on TV peripherals • Integrated power supply and tuner

INTEGRATED PHOTO APPLICATION
With the integrated memory card reader, you can view your digital photos without having to connect your camera: • Memory card reader compatible with 7 formats • A digital channel dedication to viewing photographs: all-digital processing of photographs, displaying your precious memories in 1280x720 resolution without losing a single pixel of definition • Slide-show preview with ability to rotate the image through 90°. *Compatible with all formats except Compact Flash type 2

oh and its got Dolby Virtual....

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5 out of 5 in Homecinema choice.... its is sweet for the moeny !
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Old 19-07-2005, 18:54   #116
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I'm looking at an LCD for a firend's mum.

Budget-wise about £700 for a 26 inch.


Anyone have views on this one:

Toshiba 27 WL56?


Are there any other alternatives you'd recommend?
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Old 19-07-2005, 19:13   #117
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I'm looking at an LCD for a firend's mum.

Budget-wise about £700 for a 26 inch.


Anyone have views on this one:

Toshiba 27 WL56?


Are there any other alternatives you'd recommend?
This month's What HiFi gave it bigger bro the 37WL56 5 stars out of 5, and really rate Tosh LCDs, so I reckon it's going to be one of the better ones. Wait a couple of months and buy the 32" version for £700 would be my advice. But what do I know??


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Quote:
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I'm looking at an LCD for a firend's mum.

Budget-wise about £700 for a 26 inch.

Anyone have views on this one:
Toshiba 27 WL56?

Are there any other alternatives you'd recommend?
There are issues with the Toshiba I believe for connecting PC to it.

How about the new Samsung 26" which is meant to be extremely good

589 including delivery here
http://www.webelectricals.co.uk/eSto...FC9475B7764%7D

and that's what I'm getting

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Old 24-07-2005, 19:25   #119
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Can't find that model on the link you gave byronsp (well not for a LCD under £600 that is). However I did find a link to this 26" HDTV ready Samsung on play.com which is really tempting me:

http://www.play.com/play247.asp?pa=s...&title=705871#

Can't seem to find many reviews of the set though.
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Old 25-07-2005, 07:56   #120
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just bought a SAGEM AXIUM™ HD-L27 from John lewis - HD ready...£845 in the sale plus a 5 yr guarentee...not too bad a piccy either.....DVD s look very good....so we will see how it looks on a better DVD player when I get a chance ....
£699 that was yesterday on QVC's TSV - price is really falling quickly. Hopefully, the 42" HDTVs will be £1000 within the next 6-12 months so I can get my Sky+ HD service
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