£700 -Top notch 28" or lesser 32"?!?

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  1. jenam93

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    Looking for a new w/s TV as my current Sony 28" is on it's way out after 5.5 yrs good service. (Tube is gonna blow soon apparently).

    Question is, do I spend my £700 on a top notch 28" like:
    Sony 28DX200 or Philips 28PW9505
    Or do I go for a lesser spec'ed 32" (for which suggestions welcome!)

    My living room will accommodate a 32" as long as it's not a behemoth. :)

    Much appreciate your views.

    Cheers

    Jon
     
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    28" TV's do seem have fewer problems, but the extra few inches do make a difference.
     
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    Go 32" Jon. Size matters! I got a JVC AV32R25 over a year ago for £700 so you shouldn't have any problems getting a decent one. Can't advise on current sets though.
     
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    John Lewis are pricematching me a Philips 32" 32PW9509 inc. stand at £779 - which is not too far above your budget. This set seems to generally be considered 'top notch' - or close to it. JL also include a 5-year warranty in that price.
    Only snag is that the don't have stock until 20th Sept. - but I'm prepared to wait.
     
  6. jenam93

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    Thanks for the responses. Seems like a 32" is the way to go.

    Re: the 9509, unfortunately I'm already stretching the original £650 budget set by the wife so this one wont be in my living room any time soon :(

    Cheers

    Jon
     
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    Well, the Thomson 32WB643 is a 32" 'triple-A' rated TV for around £650 from www.unbeatable.co.uk. I was considering it as an alternative to the 9509. Its quite a stylish looking set too. The same chassis (ITC222) is sold in the US as a High-Definition TV, so it is possible that the 32WB643 is HDTV-capable.
    Either way, it is great value for money.
     

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