26" 1080P Smart TV with Freeview HD - does one exist?

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  1. Bobsta

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    First a general question - when are all the 2013 TVs going to be hitting the retailers in the UK?

    I've been in the market for a 26" LED/LCD for around 6-7 months now. It needs to be 24-26" because it has to fit in a specific kitchen location. I'm looking for it to be Smart (preferably LG smart with built-in Plex which my kids know how to use thanks to our 47LM660T), with Freeview HD and support 1080p.

    Unfortunately despite all my searching I can't find a single TV that has all these features. I can get 3/4 but not 4/4.

    We're now well into March but in all my searches I'm not seeing any new (2013) TVs showing up yet. Is there much longer to wait?

    Thanks,

    Bobsta
     
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    I don't think one exists but, at that screen size, I doubt anyone would see the difference between 1920 X 1080 and 1366 X 768. This set covers all your other requirements, although I suspect you have already found it.

    Cheers,

    Martin.

    p s I hope the link works, it's the first time I have tried to do one using my Galaxy Tab2 10.1
     
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    I just tried the link and, for whatever reason, it doesn't work. The model I was referring to is the Sony KDL26EX553WU. :)

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  5. Bobsta

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    Thanks, yeah, I was aware of the Don't.
    The reason I require 1080p is because I have HDMI feeds coming from other rooms where the output is fixed at 1080p by my upscaling AV amp. So if the TV doesn't support it I get no picture at all.

    I guess I'll have to hope that one of this here's TVs will have what I want. Anyone know when they'll start appearing in shops / online?
     
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    April/May
     
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    I'd be surprised if it didn't accept a 1080p feed and downscale it.

    Cheers,

    Martin.

    ps Why not drop them an email and ask the question?
     
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    I'm pretty sure none of them will do this. My current Samsung 26" (also a x768 panel) just sticks "Mode Not Supported" up on the screen if you feed it a 1080p signal.

    TBH I'm fine skipping the 2012 TVs and going with a 2013 one. I wouldn't be comfortable buying "old tech" anyway when 1080p panels have been around for years at this size. (my monitor is 1920x1200 and 24" - and is 4+ years old)

    Thanks for the info around April/May releases - I'll hold on a little longer.
     
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