40" to 50" 1080p...Any recommendations?

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  1. petergriffin20

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    As the header says Im looking for something with a really good picture with no flaws...unlike my samsung LE32R7BD(PROBLEM WITH SKIN TONES)

    I have a budget between 1000 to 1500 euro. Any ideas?
     
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    oh yes the r87 is rubbish with sking colours.

    look at the samsung le42m87bdx
     
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    There are a lot of sets within this price range. Can you be more specific?

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    24p required?
    number of HDMI sockets
    preferred size (ideally)
    100Hz?
    Black levels?
    Sound?

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    not sure what 24p is...if you could explain please
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    40"
    100Hz? no idea if you explain aswell
    black levels...explain aswell please
    sound...well my LE32R7 has pretty good sound so anything better is a bonus.
     
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    hitachi L42VP01U or L37VP01U price between 500 and 700 british poundsboth have 1080P but not 100hz cant see the advantage of haveing 100hz anyway. has 2 HDMI connections S connection 2 SCARTS PC etc..both got great sound from the tv. only lack HDD inside thing the samsung has that
     
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    You're obviously not a tech freak like most on this forum :smashin:

    24p - If you plan to use Blu Ray/HD DVD a lot then I highly recommend a set with this capability. It allows for judder free playback on HD sources such as the aforementioned Blu-Ray and HD DVD formats. Certainly within your budget.

    100Hz doubles the picture refresh rate. A standard PAL set refreshes at 50Hz. 100Hz is obvioulsy double that. This is recommended if you intend to watch a lot of sports. 100Hz can help reduce motion blur which is most noticeable and fast on-screen action such as football, car chases etc. Be careful though, some sets offer 100Hz that appear to make no difference whatsoever. A bit gimmicky in my eyes.

    Black Levels/Contrast - For me, this is an extremely important part of enjoyable viewing. Some manufacturers make ridiculous claims of contrast ratio by providing dyanmic contrast ratio statistics such as 25,000:1. This is completely beyond the capabilities of the human eye for starters. Look for reviews on the set rather than take a manufactures word for it. Most high end sets are more than acceptable for black levels/contrast, but check reviews of the sets rather than assume they are good. Samsung and Sony for example produce sets with excellent black levels. This helps give more depth to the content you are viewing.

    A few recommendations:

    Samsung LE40F86BDX (100Hz)
    Toshiba 42Z3030D (100Hz)
    Sony Bravia V3000

    And my choice if you can find it within your budget:

    Philips 42PFL9632D

    All these sets have 3 HDMI sockets. 2 are 40" and 2 are 42". I'm sure other folk will recommend other sets but this is a good starting point. Remember, READ REVIEWS AND DECIDE FOR YOURSELF!

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    Thank you very much
     
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    My pleasure ;)
     
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    This is actually impossible, especially at your budget. All TVs have some "flaws" and drawbacks its just a matter of choosing a set with minuses that you are able to tolerate. From all reports, the Pioneer Kuros are the closest you're going to get at the moment but since they're out of your price range you'll have to settle for something not quite as good.

    The Panasonic PZ70, Samsung M87 and Sony V3000 should all be in your price range and as such, be worth a look.
     
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    Trying to find a Panasonic PZ70 is going to be an issue as Panasonic don't appearing to be supplying them any more. Obviouslly the Pioneer would be nice but is out of range. The fact that this was posted in the LCD forum suggests that petergriffin was looking for an LCD TV. I did not see where he considered this although it is certainly worth mentioning.


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    How much are these pioneer KUROS?
     
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    100 hz advantage is in fast movement only ie sking. not seen any 100hz/ 1080P LCD tvs yet do they exist ??
     
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    We're talking 4 digit prices. So, VERY expensive, but worth every penny.
     
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    Samsung 46" LE46F86
     

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