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32" HD LCD TVs - good time to buy?

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by Greg Hook, Jul 31, 2005.

  1. Greg Hook

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    Hi

    Keep looking at my old monster 28" Sony CRT TV and thinking I want one of these slimline LCD TVs. Looking to go for 32" and needs to be HD ready.

    Is it a good time to buy a new LCD TV which is HD ready or would it be best to wait a while. I am not in any rush to spend any money!

    If so, what would be the best one to go for ideally around a grand?

    Cheers
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    Well they used to be £2k. Mine was :(

    Now they are HD ready and £1k (you'll still pay a premium for better scaling etc)


    So they've dropped a lot.

    they might drop even more, as they become more popular. OR, they might go up again as manufacturers try and control production to keep margins up (many have had bad results due to a glut of flat panels on the market)
     
  3. Greg Hook

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    Thanks Richard.

    Anyone else have any suggestions on what to go for and when etc?
     
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    I'd imagine by Xmas, that most of the newly released (and soon to be) would drop to their plateau price. Namely ones such as JVC DS6, Panny X500, Sharp GA6. samsung are already under the £1K marker but screen tear seems to be a bit of an issue - not sure if it's purely Xbox 60Hz related or any 60Hz signal.
    Sony have new sets coming - but doubt they'll hit the price point your looking to buy at.
    If you're in no hurry, then keep saving - as an investment for the next 5 years at least, I'd say £1500 is possibly where you'll need to go, to get the best result.
     
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    pjskel's right. By November/December you'll certainly be able to get a fine set for 1k from any of the big guys (Sony, Panny, JVC etc). Certainly in the 26" versions. And bear in mind that a 26" LCD has the same screen size as a 28" CRT. Also bear in mind that the picture tends to look a little better on 26" LCD's than on 32".

    I'll be buying a 26" in November. Whichever is the best. I don't mind. I have no brand loyalty.
     
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    Thanks guys.

    Wasn't aware that the 26" LCD was the same as a 28" CRT. I found specs for the one sold recently on QVC that said it was a 27" LCD but when measured against my 28"CRT the screen was slightly smaller??

    Looks like I will wait a bit. Maybe buy it for myself for Christmas!

    Cheers
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