Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs Forum' started by GazH, Jan 7, 2005.
Does anyone know of any shops in Birmingham Town centre that have this TV on display.
Try Selfridges or John Lewis, Solihull.
Cheers Paul, will give Selfridges a go..
I saw it in the bull ring before Christmas.....think it was a john lewis but can't remember
Selfridges had one showing Sky---House Of Fraser (Rackhams) have a DVD demo - superb
Ended up not getting far from the Bullring..
Went into Selfridges and got a very helpful assistant to show me the feeds from sky and a Bose dvd...really liked it.....my wife seemed quite impressed as well, which is always a bonus...
Go Gaz, GO!
I can't decide whether to pick on of these up or not. The surround seems quite large (especially considering I won't be using the speakers that come with the telly). What DVD player do people suggest with this TV, I would want to connect it via DVI.
You won't be using the attached speakers at all? Never? At the end of the day, though, the PQ is the main thing. At the £2000 (ish) mark, the Philips is currently the one. It is a big ol' thing though....but quite handsome. And then there's the Ambilight....
HiDef DVD player most folks are talking about is the Denon 1910. It's a Denon, so you'll be OK. £250 ish outputs 720p, 1080i etc.
Yeah, I'll never be using them. I wish more manufactures made LCD with removable speakers. I think the size will be a bit to big. What are some other good choices? I wanted a sharp but can't find any unfortunately.
Getting good vibes mate...I really would like this TV but we can't just dive into it..... although given the chance I'd have already ordered it...
What are the speakers actually like...good enough for Sky Digital and standard TV I presume ????
The speakers are probably its worst feature - according to the couple of reviews I've read anyway, think they lack bass or something. I'd imagine they'd be fine for general tv viewing though.
The speakers are absolutely fine. But that's all. If you ensure that you don't pump any significant bass into them they perform admirably. Brilliant with speech and general use.
If you want big sound you can add an active sub for very littly money, or, most likely, with a screen of this quality, you'll run a Cinema System.
I agree that you should research this thouroughly, which is exactly what I did. I painstakingly waded through every viable TV in this sector and thouroughly tested 12 different ones. (Some more thouroughly than others) The Philips had the best picture...... It also comes with multitudes of extras which make ownership a pleasure.
The only significant addition to the 'viable' list since I bought mine is the Toshiba 32WL48. And it isn't as good. However it is considerably cheaper and would've got my nod if my budget had been £500 less.
Cheers mate, as it happens I do have a cinema sound package, so I do use that for DVDs....the TV would just be for Sky, and I'm not bothered about putting that through my amp.
One other concern I did have was the fact I would be sticking with my current DVD all in one set up (Sony DAVS300). As you might have gathered it is getting dated but I don't really want to fork out another few hundred quid on a new DVD setup (at least not initially).
My DVD is plugged into my current TV via S-Video (DVD) to Scart (TV). As far as I'm aware my DVD player doesn't do prog scan (although I'm gonna check out the manual for what it does do), so will I get an awful picture from this until I upgrade my DVD player....or should I wait until I can upgrade everything ????
The s-video picture will be OK actually. I ran my Panny E55 with s-video for an hour or so before i got it hooked up properly.
Check out your player for Component Progressive.
Will dig out the manual tonight and see exactly what it does.
Thanks for your help mate
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