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How much have you spent on your main TV?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Stuart Wright, Jun 15, 2012.

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How much have you spent on your main TV?

  1. Less than £500

    955 vote(s)
    16.4%
  2. Between £500 and £1,000

    2,128 vote(s)
    36.6%
  3. Between £1,000 and £2,500

    1,865 vote(s)
    32.1%
  4. More than £2,500

    856 vote(s)
    14.7%
  1. Stuart Wright

    Stuart Wright AVForums Founder Staff Member

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    We're wondering how much people have invested in their TVs given that more than half of us Britons spend more then 2 hours a day watching them.
  2. logiciel

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    Why such a big range on option 3?
  3. F1ash

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    £2750... For a 42" Hitachi plasma in 2003, and it's still going strong. And I got 10% off! Still haven't seen another TV handle SD sources better, Kuros included. Might need re-gassing soon ;)

    I've been waiting to spend £1500 on a new TV for about 6 years now...
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    Badger0-0 Well-Known Member

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    I thought they were reasonable figures that diferentiated between total crap, mediocre and top notch, myself.

    I'd have put the higher band starting at around £1300 myself, but even a grand is a lot to spend on a telly, imo.
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    Bought my Pioneer LX5090 about 2 years ago, for just under 2K with the S63 undermount speakers.

    Still love it, and will keep it as long as possible before changing, next time most likely will be a projector though.
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    £3500 for my 65VT50 .... and what a sexy bit of kit she is :smashin:

    After owning a few LED sets the picture quality is just SUBLIME on the VT50.

    ONE AWESOME TV :eek:
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    Could I borrow your 65VT50, just to compare my Sansung against of course...
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    £2200 for my 55vt50 :thumbsup:
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    £2160 on my 55VT50. Like kingkarl I think the picture quality is sublime too.
  10. mjbtin

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    Looked for a larger screen last year and ruled out the Panasonic 55VT30 purely on price £2.4K at the time.
    After reading reviews and owners forums for the samsung 2011 plasmas got myself a 59D550 for a bargain £899:thumbsup:
    8 months later and still loving it great 2D and great 3D:smashin:

    Regards Martin
  11. logiciel

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    I don't see the four groups being related to bad, indifferent, good, or great.
    Any individual TV in any price group could be any one of the qualities.
    My point was just that £1000 to £2500 seems too much of a jump.
    Then there's the age factor, when prices halve within a year.
    I agree that "even a grand (=£1000?) is a lot to spend on a telly" and would have liked to have had to spend only that much two years ago, as I certainly could now, for something specced a lot higher.
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2012
  12. Badger0-0

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    On second thoughts my analysis of the bands was poor.

    Because I have a 50", I always tend to think most people have too.
    I ought to know better, as I recommended a 43" to my SIL, which came in at well under £500 and is a cracking telly for the money.
    Certainly not crap.

    Given that I paid £1150 for my 50PZ70, which was rated as a pretty good telly in it's day, I think you're right, the £1000-2500 band is too wide, even though I'm not sure what top tellies cost these days.
    From what I gather, £1500 is what puts you into the next class, but that's just my impression.

    And yes, a grand = £1k.
    Sorry for my Del-boy speak :)
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    £1199 for my 42" V20, then after a full refund the same on a 46" GT30, after refunding that set I spent £600 on my 51" D6900. If I hadn't needed the cash I'd likely have spent the lot on a 2012 Samsung E6500 or waited for the E8000 to drop in price.
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    €2480 (that's about £2000) a month or two ago on my Samsung PS64D8000 and it's awesome! :) They are currently £2499 on Amazon UK, I bought it from Amazon Germany.
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    £2k for my 55" ES8000
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    £1750 last Friday on my Sami 46" ES8000 ( did include the freebies - 3D bluray & extra 2 pairs of glasses ).
    Still wondering if it was the right decision .....
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    IF and it is a big if, you can get a fault free 55HX853 the picture is as good as any mass produced tv and at £1469 unbeatable you Panny owners.
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    I've just got a Samsung Ue32D5000 in my room... cost me £329, bearing in mind my rooms the width of about 3 of these televisions! Dunno what the rents have, it's nothing flash though.

    Being a technology chaser is far too expensive, imo.
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    A 50GT30 for £1100 a while ago
  20. theGman

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    Most I spent on a tv was Sony Bravia 40x2000, about 5 years ago, that cost about £2400 back then! Which I've just passed on to my son for his first flat. Picture still looks great. Currently running a 55'' Samsung 3D LED, cost about £1600, picture is great but I would really like to get the picture calibrated but can't find anyone locally that does it :(
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    they do travel
  22. Geoff_D

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    Erm...is this poll for one TV? My current Sony KDL55HX853 cost me £1250.

    Philips 56" 21:9 before that cost £1100.

    Sony KDL46W5710 before that cost £1000.

    Pioneer PDP436SXE before that cost £2000.

    Sony KE32TS2 before that cost £2000.

    Sony KV28WF1 before that cost £500.

    Total outlay in 13 years: £7850.
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    I was a Relatively new adopter to Plasma TV's back in 2001, and paid £8,283 for my Pioneer PDP 503 50inch with stand, of which I still have as this has hardly been used.

    then in 2010 I paid £4000 for my Pioneer PDP 6090 60inch KURO TV with stand and side speakers thrown in for free.

    My next screen purchase will most likely be a projector with fixed screen.

    Regards

    :hiya::)
  24. l34052

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    I paid £2320 for my 64" d8000 plasma in jan of this year, i plan on keepin it for the next 5 years then hopefully updating it to an OLED which im hoping will be in my price range by then:thumbsup:
  25. Quaddy

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    scary to think back isnt it :eek:

    £3000 philips aurea 42pfl9900d
    £3000 philips aurea 42pfl9903h
    £2500 philips 21:9 56pfl9956
    £4000 phlips 21:9 58pfl9955

    now moved onto the dark side = pj's :devil:
  26. ukbootlegs

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    my previous tv cost me £1900

    which was a 37" toshiba lcd

    in december i bought a samsung 40" smart led 3d tv and it was £899 with free blu ray player
  27. Don Dadda

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    Compared to the previous posts mine is dirt cheap. Paid just under £400 for my LG 42PJ650 less than 2 years ago. Not Full HD, but that does matter as i've only got 2 blu rays discs and 99.9% of our HD watching is via sky anyway. Other than it could do with another hdmi socket, i can't fault it and think its brilliant.

    However, i have a itching for the new LG 50PA650T which i'm trying not to scatch. I'm waiting for it to have been out and bedded in a while to give time for any querks or issues to arise, if any. Hopefully none. Then i may have a good ol scratch :D
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  28. HugoFJH

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    about 3 years ago I spent nearly £4k on a Pioneer 5090 which is still my primary tv. Picture quality is still brilliant, even though its now appearing alot smaller than it used to be (I blame the pixies in the middle of the night:D)

    would love a 65" VT50, but dont have anything like the funds to get one lol
  29. hideflee

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    purchased my pioneer 505xde back in 2005 cost me £3400 still going strong-superb plasma screen
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  30. njdbaxter

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    without a tv at the mo

    had put cash aside to buy a new one but then some muppet hit my car parked outside my house and drove off, two people stood and gawked at the damage but didnt think to actually get the licence plate (flamin idiots). whole length of passengers side damaged so by by TV money :(

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