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15" LCD or 17" widescreen LCD - help!

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by RedheadVenus, Oct 21, 2003.

  1. RedheadVenus

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    I really have no idea which to choose at the moment or, more importantly, for the future as I keep getting conflicting advice. This is going to be my main set but the room can't really take more then a 17" set. I'm told that DVD's are now mostly widescreen and that this will continue to be the case with television programmes following that lead - true? - and if I don't get a widescreen tv then I will be annoyed at missing the edges and then I'm told that if I watch non-widescreen stuff on a widescreen tv I will be equally annoyed to have shape distortion so I am truly confused.

    Given the price, I want a good investment not something that is fine now but will be outdated in six months time.

    Any help/opinions would be hugely apppreciated.
    Thanks.
     
  2. Nic Rhodes

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    WS no brainer :)
     
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    widescreen for sure!
     
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    I just bought a 4:3 sony 15" lcd tv for my bedroom and am very happy with it but this isn't my main tv. If this is going to be your main tv then I would go for Widescreen
     
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    Actually alot of films are 18:9 so widescreen is the way to go
     
  6. LV426

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    Agree. Widescreen. Bear in mind, though, that to take advantage of true widescreen TV broadcasts, you will need some type of digtal STB (eg Freeview, $ky, NTL etc). Once receiving digital TV by whatever means, you will find that the majority of new programming from the major broadcasters is 16x9.
     
  7. Nic Rhodes

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    and don't forget many WS LCD panels are not 16:9 but odd things like 15:9! But still go WS! :)
     
  8. RedheadVenus

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    Thanks folks. Just got to sort out which one now!
     
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    I'm sure you'll get lots of recommendations of various LCDs to look at, but do consider the Relisys 1720.
    Recently got mine and it is very impressive, especially if you're using the Component Video inputs.

    Do check around though as I'm sure there will be many more 17" WS LCDs coming out.
     

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