About to take the plunge

Kafeen

Standard Member
I know you've all heard this story before but everyone else got to tell it so...

I'm planning to get a nice new LCD TV for my bedroom to replace my old 14" portable CRT. Its main use will be for gaming, at the moment through my 360 and Wii, later through a PS3 when there's a few more games worth buying it for. I'm planning on a 32". Although at the moment its for my bedroom, when I get my own place I'll want something that looks suitable in the living room too.

Looking on these forums and online the 2 that looked like they best bet for my budget were the Samsung LE32R87BDX and the Toshiba 32C3030. I tried to have a look at them in town today in Currys to see what I thought of the picture quality, unfortunatly they don't seem to stock the Toshiba or if they did I couldn't find it and the Samsung looked to be getting fed the same SD feed as the other 50 odd TV which honestly made them all look **** poor. The only 2 that looked any good were the 40" Samsung in the window showing the GTA IV trailer and another Sammy running another game. This didn't help my comparison.

Any advice on what to choose? The Sammy or the Tosh? Or is there anything else worth concidering in the £400-£500 price range?
 

ChrisGgr

Member
Nothing else really.There is a good deal from ED with 10% discount which drops the toshiba's price down to 405£
 

Kafeen

Standard Member
Nothing else really.There is a good deal from ED with 10% discount which drops the toshiba's price down to 405£

I saw that last week and was planning on getting that. They don't seem to stock it now though, only the 37" version.
 

Pontiac

Active Member
I saw that last week and was planning on getting that. They don't seem to stock it now though, only the 37" version.

If you could stretch to £540, you could get the 37" in that sale plus a free dvd player! From reviews I've read, the 37" uses a better quality panel too. Many happy owners.
 

Kafeen

Standard Member
I think the 37" may be too big for my room. When I was looking at the in the shop I was actually considerin a 26" aswell. It looked bigger than I imagined.
 

ChrisGgr

Member
You will get over that fear soon!!At the first look maybe it seems big but you will get used
 

Kafeen

Standard Member
How about the Panasonic TX32LMD70? How does that compaire to the 2 I mentioned easier? Sony got any in that orice range apart from the KDL32U2000U? Don't really like the silver :nono:
 

ChrisGgr

Member
Forget the 32U2000.Its old model the worst that sony has made!!!Sony has the 32S2510 for 500£ around!!!!The 32LMD70?I dont have an opinion,but many report very good too
 

Pontiac

Active Member
How about the Panasonic TX32LMD70? How does that compaire to the 2 I mentioned easier? Sony got any in that orice range apart from the KDL32U2000U? Don't really like the silver :nono:

The TX32LMD70 I've read uses exactly the same LG.Philips panel as the Toshiba 32C3030! Although with better video processing, whatever that means. Should be a good panel, although I'm not sure if I'd pay £100 more than the 32C3030 for it.
 

paulyoung666

Distinguished Member
i paid £555 for my 32c3030 and was more than happy , absoloute bargain if it can be had for £400 :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
 

Kafeen

Standard Member
Well I finally bought one.

A Samsung LE32R88BDX from Dixons. I didn't expect to buy from them since they're usually more expencive than other places but they let me do something I didn't expect. I found 2 discount codes and was able to use them both bringing the price down to to:

dixonsdiscountsa2.jpg


:clap:

Discount codes are DISC01 and KEL10 if anyone else wants to do the same ;)
 

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