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Old 08-10-2005, 10:47   #141
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Old 08-10-2005, 15:16   #142
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It's 26" visible

Same as my 28inch CRT I will go for the 26'' version then ta
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Old 15-10-2005, 22:37   #143
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Anyone know anything about the Viewpia 32"? http://www.cleardragon.com/televisions/CDTV32-051 £799 delivered? That can't be right, can it?
It is right, though now we are doing an Atek one with the same spec.
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Old 16-10-2005, 08:44   #144
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Welcome to the forums cleardragon

I've seen raving reviews about you over on avforums so I'm glad you're on here too.
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Old 16-10-2005, 13:37   #145
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Welcome to the forums cleardragon

I've seen raving reviews about you over on avforums so I'm glad you're on here too.
Thanks Gaz - if you know someone who wants to write a review for DVD forums, I'll give a discount on the TV they buy. Even if I don't like the review ;-)
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Old 16-10-2005, 14:24   #146
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What type of discount are we talking? I've got my eye on the 26" Viewpia
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Old 24-10-2005, 11:40   #148
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Are there any alternatives to the Samsung model? I'm looking for an HD ready 26" with freeview.

She doesn't like the design of the Samsung. Sigh...
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Old 24-10-2005, 11:54   #149
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Are there any alternatives to the Samsung model? I'm looking for an HD ready 26" with freeview.

She doesn't like the design of the Samsung. Sigh...
I'm considering these 2 at the moment
http://www.digitaldirectuk.com/produ...roduct_id=9846

http://www.rgbdirect.co.uk/Referrer....ReferrerCode=1
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Old 24-10-2005, 12:35   #150
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The second one appears to be a DVD recorder...?
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Old 25-10-2005, 00:49   #151
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The second one appears to be a DVD recorder...?

I'll try again
http://www.comet.co.uk/comet/html/cache/455_276812.html

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Old 25-10-2005, 14:33   #152
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Folks....just returned my sagem hd26 lcd - picture had green tinging in black / dark scenes...apparenlty an issue sagem are aware of !

anyway I am now looking to get a new one - thought about the -

samsung le26-r41d or the sony kdl-s26a12u

which would you recommend ....or do you have another choice ???????
nb * please remember certain reviews gave the sagem 10/10 ...and it was anything but ! So I;d rather trust you guys :O)
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Old 26-10-2005, 00:09   #153
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Folks....just returned my sagem hd26 lcd - picture had green tinging in black / dark scenes...apparenlty an issue sagem are aware of !

anyway I am now looking to get a new one - thought about the -

samsung le26-r41d or the sony kdl-s26a12u

which would you recommend ....or do you have another choice ???????
nb * please remember certain reviews gave the sagem 10/10 ...and it was anything but ! So I;d rather trust you guys :O)

Check the HC set up pix thread Robby has some pictures of the 32'' version of the Sony in action on there.Its the latest post on the thread.

The Samsung le26-r51d as sold by dixons has a better response time than the 41 model 8ms as opposed to 12ms.
http://www.dixons.co.uk/martprd/product/seo/658525

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Old 26-10-2005, 06:07   #154
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Yeah i got the S32 Sony. It's around £1200 as appossed to Samsung's £800 ish.

The Samsung was at the top of my list but there was a picture tearing issue with the sets when displaying 720p material. I believe this has been rectified via a firmware upgrade they either send you or get an engineer to fix. I'm not sure if it's applied to all sets in production. That kind of put me off as i didn't want the hassle of having to go through all that plus i don't have a PC so coudn't fix it myself.

Any rate i staretd looking at the Sony and it was getting rave reviews via users on the AVforums (actually the V-Series. The S-series doesn't have a WEGA engine which helps boost SD sources IIRC. Plus it has a vga port for plugging my iMac in which the V-Series doesn't). It's also meant to be a great LCD for gaming.

So coupled with those stats i went for the S32 model. It's around £400 cheaper than the V32 but £400 more than the Samsung. So i considered it middle ground.

Loving the set so far, i've yet to try any HD material on it. Just waiting for a cable from eBay. My regular Toshiba DVD player looks good via component and am considering getting something that upscales to 720p.

My PStwo looks kind of muddy but i was expecting that. I hardly play it so it's no great loss. I think these LCD sets should really show off the next gen consoles which will output higher definition signals.

Nice TV though, sure beats my Goodmans 21" that i bought 5 years ago.
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Old 26-10-2005, 06:23   #155
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Robby, how do you find the image quality with TV sources?
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Sadly i don't have a TV signal into my TV. (It's a bedroom telly, no aerial point etc just DVD and games)

I did try it out downstairs before installing upstairs. Mainly to see if i could get FREEVIEW in my area, i can't, but did watch analogue and Sky whilst i was there.

Results are fairly predictable. Analogue was the worst, very noisy and muddy picture. Sky i was quite surprised by. It wasn't perfect via scart but watchable, certainly from a sensible viewing distance. The image was bright, text on the news channels was clear and vivid and it didn't seem too 'digital' Not a useful explanation i know, but when looking at digital sources in Curries etc they can somehow look blocky and pixelated.

I could live with watching Sky via scart, certainly until SKY HD is available, maybe some of the lower encoded channels suffer a bit but the likes of Sky news, BBC etc were more than watchable.
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Sadly i don't have a TV signal into my TV. (It's a bedroom telly, no aerial point etc just DVD and games)

I did try it out downstairs before installing upstairs. Mainly to see if i could get FREEVIEW in my area, i can't, but did watch analogue and Sky whilst i was there.

Results are fairly predictable. Analogue was the worst, very noisy and muddy picture. Sky i was quite surprised by. It wasn't perfect via scart but watchable, certainly from a sensible viewing distance. The image was bright, text on the news channels was clear and vivid and it didn't seem too 'digital' Not a useful explanation i know, but when looking at digital sources in Curries etc they can somehow look blocky and pixelated.

I could live with watching Sky via scart, certainly until SKY HD is available, maybe some of the lower encoded channels suffer a bit but the likes of Sky news, BBC etc were more than watchable.
Thanks Robby - I'd be feeding it Sky via RGB so that's useful.
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Robby, what picture in picture modes do you have with the Sony? Can you for instance split the screen to show an AV input one side and the PC mode the other side? My Panny LXD500 doesn't allow PC to be split with an AV channel (just AV with AV, component or digital freeview or aerial), and it's the only sore point for me with my otherwise excellent screen.

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Robby, what picture in picture modes do you have with the Sony?
There is none sadly. At least not on my S series model. Not sure about the V series.

All i have is the abiity to freeze a frame fullscreen and a picture in picture appears over this that continues to play footage.

Not quite sure of it's purpose as essentially if you want to freeze a frame you'd do it via it's source not the TV.
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