26" HD LCD TV - what to get?

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  1. soil

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    ok im so unsure on what to get now, i was planning on going for the "Lg 26lx2r" but i have gone off it big time from playing about with it at comet, and how it looked, was just to wide with the side speakers.

    i liked the 26" sony but i realy dont want to pay £650 for it.

    after something for around £500, £550 max.

    will be used for watching films (from my pc, NOT a dvd player or any game consoles) it will be at the end of my bed, also might be used for a normal PC monitor, dapending on how it looks and if i think my eyes can take it!

    not to sure on which make but probly any of these:
    LG
    SAMSUNG
    SONY
    PANASONIC


    any to recommend?


    :confused: :rolleyes:
     
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    I have just bought the Sony, but with a budget of £550 I would have been as happy with a Panny - my wife wanted the Panny for looks! :rolleyes:
     
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    Have you considered one of these from Novatech?:

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/products/a835x1y0z1p0s0n0m0

    27" version for £449.
     
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    well done abit of searching again,

    kinda gotten my eye on the "LG 26LC2R" ill go to comet some time and have a play with that 1.

    the only other 1 i like so far is the SONY, but £650 is just to much :(


    does anyone here have the "LG 26LC2R"? if so could u say what u like about it and if anything what u dislike about it...
     
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    hmm, iv been looking at that 1 as well, its around £600 with post and packaging...

    seems good and its got freeview so that extra £50 is worth it realy, what could spend on a freeview box anyway...


    any big dealed info about it? such as all the ports, pixel mapping 1:1 on?
     
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    My God, you can get a Panasonic LXD60 for £600 these days? Crazy.
     
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    Except i thought that thing couldn't be connected to pc. I may be wrong - after all i was wrong about thinking puppies tails grew back after being pulled off.
     
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    The LXD60 doesn't have a VGA input unfortunately. Panasonic should be releasing a new LCD TV soon....... I think .... ?!?!?!? that does.
     
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    Ok, if you want some informed feedback then I can vouch for Samsung, I have the LE32R74BDX/XEU, LE26R41 and the LE40R74BDX TV's and can say confidently that they are the bees. also after he sampling the LG and Sony range (I have a LG Plazma as my main display so no bios)
     
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    Really? Will there be a new Panasonic 26" before October?
     
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    oh...

    well it looks like my only option is to go with the sony :confused: i found it for £639 with free post and packaging i think...

    http://www.rgbdirect.co.uk/Referrer.asp?SKUNumber=104074&ReferrerCode=9


    does anyone here have the KDL-26S2010? if so what r good and bad parts of it?

    i take it, its got 1:1 pixel mapping on the VGA port?


    if there is a new panasonic wont it cost like £700 or something? :(
     
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    If it helps just got Sony KDL-26S2010.Thanks to decent advice from this board(thanks to Lyris and Stuartd)

    Main use:pC and SD signal(analogue!)

    Delighted with the picture quality,much much better than i dared hope.A nice step up from a 21" Grundig crt :thumbsup:

    PC is great,but recommend decent cable and graphics card,unless you like your mouse cursor to have lots of ghost friends.

    Only snag is lack of picture in picture(would be nice to surf net and have small tv in corner of screen),should have checked this but assumed(never assume!) all modern lcds had this?

    I compared JVC and Sony side by side in shop and there was little in it,Sony won for its text clarity.JVC looked a bit cheaper on the build quality side.
     
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    oh cool thanks,

    besides it not having PIP is there anything else u dislike about it. well not dislike but u kinda know what i mean...

    i would think that ud need a good cable for any TV to use as a PC monitor to stop the ghosting then, not just in the sony.

    good graphics card isnt a problem, got me a 7600GT :D


    which port did u connect it to ur pc on? the VGA?

    i take it VGA cant take HD?
    could i then use the Y-Pb-Pr from my graphics card to output HD to the TV?

    oh what HD formats can it take?
     
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    Hi Soil,yep the VGA port, HD (720) will be fine

    the pc i'm currently running through it has a pitifull graphics card tried to run Media Portal and it just laughed at me.:hiya:

    So,once my new Radeon 9250 arrives i'll let you know about hD.

    Not sure if it accepts DVI via the HDMI?anyone tried this?

    I tried my Vaio laptop thru it as well and ran a 720p Madagascar clip,very nice indeed :D ,i'm sure your setup will be awesome for HD

    snagwise,only the PIP really,gotta say its best tv i'v ever had,got a good price thru Dabs,other people see it and go "ooh"
     
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    :thumbsup: thanks again.


    iv noticed some sites have U at the end of the model
    whats the U all about? or is that just the same thing or what? :confused:
     
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    I believe the U means the Tv is made of Uranium, and liable explode in a horrific thermo nuclear way should you watch dross like neighbours or something. Actually that would be quite good - entire swathes of big brother watchers eliminated. As they should be.

    That or its a UK model and they can't be <hmm how liberal is this site> arsed to put UK.
     
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    :confused: u confused me!

    i just did abit of search and the U version is cheaper which should i get? :rolleyes:

    http://uk.shopping.com/xSBS-flat_panel_televisions-kdl_26s2010~PRDLT-32099440-32099433

    just woundering but how come it says its got PIP when errmm skoov said his doesnt? have they changed it so it does or something?
     
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    They are the same TV. The full name is KDL-26S010U Just that some sites call it slightly different names. Go for the cheapest one.

    Also the TV does NOT have PIP. Some photos make it look like it has but this is just the 'pause' function (pauses main image while live pic continues in a smaller box in the corner).

    Don't believe specs on those websites. If you want to know the specs then go to the Sony website. You can probably even download the PDF manual.
     

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