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£500 to spend on something to watch TV with (CRT or LCD?)

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  1. Tob3z

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    Hello, :thumbsup:
    New here so be nice. I currently have 20" LG Neetee TV and I am going to sell it to my sister for £50. Luckly I have some cash and I want a new TV.
    I will be using it for:
    Xbox gaming (4 hours + a day)
    Watching Sky + if I can convince Dad to get it for me
    Some DVDs... not much.
    Its mainly gaming it will be used for so quility is everything. I do not want to go smaller than 20" must be widescreen and flatscreen or course.
    So Im new and all I want to do is go out and buy some kit.
    This week I am replacing my crap 5.1 system with some Epos 5.1 kit with a Denon 2105 Amp. (I have heard this doesnt have Lipsync.....whats lipsync and will I need it?)
    So this TV has got to be sweet.
    This is going to make it harder but to me there is no such thing as silver unless it is made or silver. Silver is grey to me therefore I hate it. So if it could be in black that would be nice. But if there is a UBER TV which only comes in black I will buy it.
    I think £500 is being generous for a TV. I am guessing it will get me nowhere if I want a LCD but I dont know what the upsides are to a LCD upart from there stylish.
    So any models and makes would be very helpfull.
    But please help otherwise its Dixons for me and I will be a retard and pic the crappest one there.
    Ok thanks for your time,
    Tob3z
     
  2. Laurel&Hardy

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    £500 gets a very nasty large screen LCD. If you want to see one of these at their best you will need to look at double that.

    If you can find one at a reasonable price the 32ZP38 is mostly black and very nice looking IMO with a great picture too, although the cheapest price I could find was £850, well outside your budget but more in line with what I would think about spending on a large screen (32") TV. However, judging by my search it looks as though this model is discontinued so I am not sure how easy it will be to get one. As for colour, most of the TV's I have seen are silver, and I agree it is a hateful spray colour.

    £500 is not a lot for a large screen TV, even for a CRT. I'd still look at at least £7-800 for a good 32".
     
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    So you think I should save up and get a LCD. kool. Might be able to do that.
     
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    That's for you to decide. My own personal preference is for CRT because I think that it gives the most natural picture - neither LCD or plasma are capable of true colour and this is a major weakness in my opinion. Of course many others will have a different opinion, but it comes down to personal preference. My advice is to go to a retailer that specialises in flat screens to get an idea of how they perform and whether you can live with their shortcomings. Many specialist hi fi retailers now do a good auditioning service on flat panel displays and I would recommend you visit one of these if you are seriously considering a flat panel. Please note that 'specialist hi fi' excludes Dixons/comet/currys - they don't sell hi fi; they sell dross dressed up as hi fi and their idea of an audition is scary to say the least.

    My personal recommendation is a good CRT, and that includes Panny PD30/50, Tosh 32ZP38/48, Sony KD-32DX200, and there are others that are well worth looking at. I've seen all of the ones I've listed and thought they offered excellent performance. If I was pushed I thought the ZP was the best one but there wasn't much in it, and there were elements of all these sets that I liked very much.
     
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    CRT does give much better quility.... so how much are these going to cost and what are there sizes?
     
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    £500 will get you a decent CRT now..... £1000 in 3 months time will get you a decent 42" plasma mate
     
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    The ones I've listed range from £675 to around £900, but that's just a brief search.

    I don't think £1,000 will buy a decent plasma. It will buy a plasma pretty soon true, but if the quality of the cheap ones (up to £1,500) I've seen was anything to go by it looked to me you were buying size over picture quality.
     
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    £999 already buys you a choice (small) of plasma, mostly pretty crap, £1200 gets you a 42PWD6 panny £1099 a 37PW7 so give it 3-6 months and 42PW7 will be £999 not a complete answer but very tempting....
    As purchase is somewhat iminent I would look at 32" CRT's
    JVC AV32X4SKC
    Sony KV-32LS36S
    Toshiba 32ZH37B
    Panasonic TX-32DTX1
    JVC HV-32P37
    would be on my short list
     
  9. Tob3z

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    Panasonic TX-32DTX10C

    stumbled on this when looking for the other pany and it looks ok. Doesnt have any out ports though... I dont think.
    Is this TV any good?
    Thats what I am sort of looking for in style.
     
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    what do you mean out ports?
     
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    sorry for my crap use of words. The cheapest place I could find it with kelkoo said that it didnt have any out thingys.... aw come on n00b here. Dont worry though. I am trying to map out ways to connect stuff up.
    Amp, Xbox, HTPC, PC, TV

    edit:: my nice LG 21" can handle 60Hz... can the Pany not handle 60?
     
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    OK I am a bit stuck now. I have been on the panasonic site and there are 3 TVs that have caught my eye. These are:
    TX32DTX10C
    TX32DTX40C1
    TX32PD50C

    Now the first and second ones have a digital tuner and the second model is basicly a updated version of the first. It has 3 scarts ect.
    The 3rd model has no DVB but hasprogressive scan ect ect.
    Now I am finding these TVs for about:
    £620
    £775
    £780 + £40 P&P

    I was hoping to stay on the £600 mark. But I am not sure now.
    Just want to know what you think of these TVs and which one I should go for?
     
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    Don't under estimate the quality of your 20" LG TV. I'd be tempted to save the £500 and see what the market does over the next 6 months. I have a freind who likes his home entertainment and despite plenty of available funds, he plumped for an LG CRT TV in the end.
     
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    60Hz should not be a problem for any of the TV's Listed ...the PD50 is the top of the range and DTX40 replaced the DTX10 IIRC.... Also consider JVC DIST sets (panasonic tubes with JVC electronics) better connectivity at lower price.
     
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    yeh but I want a widescreen tv with more inputs, my LG has one scart and one coaxial. Its fine for when I was 14 but I have out grown it.
     

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