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Advice Needed!!! Please!!!! I've got £1500 to spend, Sony? Philips? Tosh? or Panny?

Discussion in 'TVs' started by irish_guy_2002, May 24, 2003.

  1. irish_guy_2002

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    The widescreen tv will be mainly used for XBOX, NTL Digital, DVD....

    I've read so many conflicting reviews... saying yeah Philips Pixel Plus is great for DVDs(but everything else is crap i.e. consoles).

    Then I here that Sonys DMR is much better... Not as many people dissing it though... but other sound problems...

    I read What TV & Video and Also Home Cinema...

    One Ops for the 36PW9607 ... the other for PANASONIC TX-36PB50... Then others say Sony KV32FQ80...

    Please Help....

    All advice is needed....... post here or email me at paul.j.millar@ntlworld.com

    Thanks very much guys....
     
  2. Howesy

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    I'm very happy with my Tosh 36ZP38. It's had very good reviews everywhere. For 1500 you get the vcr and dvd thrown in..

    Also sky buy (sky.com) are selling it for 1500 but over 24 months interest free.. Quite a good deal I think.

    I looked at the 9607 but wasn't impressed.. Pixel + isn't worth the trouble.. The only other option is the new panasonic pb30 (I think) but its not about yet, so I don't know the price.
     
  3. silent lucidity

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    Thoughts on p+ from an owner:
    NOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo,don't do it!
    Try adding Loewe to your shortlist though;)
     
  4. irish_guy_2002

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    Keep the replies coming...

    I'm pretty keen on getting a sony or a tosh....

    Which Loewe version do you recommend then ...??

    I suppose the snob in me would like a sony sitting in my living room cause it looks nice and my wife always buys sony products...

    Not sure.... any links to websites or dealers would be great...

    Thanks again guys for such quick replies....

    Cheers...
     
  5. groundy

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    It would be worth adding Loewe to your list. Go have a look in Lyric HiFi on the Stranmillis Road as they have the Articos, Aventos, Mimo, Aconda, Vitros and Xelos models on display.
     
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    irish_guy_2002, the only person that can make this choice is you. All of the TVs on your shortlist are worth considering.

    Find somewhere with your shortlisted TV(s) on display take along a favourite DVD, make sure that the DVD player is connected via a decent SCART cable and spend time with the TV playing with all the settings on offer.
     
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    I would look at the jvc 32d25 as well, I wouldnt buy the phillips due to the shimmering on dvd. the sony does have a good picture but no progressive scan of what I know and also your paying for the brand on top. I havent seen the panasonic but Im not a big fan of them. The jvc is the best IMO for dvd playback , very close to cinema quality with progressive scan dvd player. This feature is very important to have if you watch a lot of dvd's

    good luck its not easy picking and my advice is dont rush take your time. It took me 3 months of looking!!
     
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    I have a Panny tx-36pb50 and have had nothing but trouble with it. Panasonic say it's within tolerance. So my bottom line is, that the big corporations like Panansonic, Sony, Toshiba, have poor customer service when you have problems.
    I would save myself the hassle and get a Loewe. Personally I like the look of the Articos.
     
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    Hi Howesy

    Just been on the Skybuy website and can't find the Tosh 36 PF2 package for 1500 anywhere.

    Can you point me in the right direction?

    Many thanks
    Andrew
     
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    Well I think I'm going to go for the Sony KV32FQ80.

    I had a look round a whole series of dealers and it looks the best (Style Wise).

    The picture quality is excellent, TV & DVD....

    I hope it won't buzz much though..... if its mine I won't give a damn... Used to watch Sat telly through my sat dvb card and my PC sounds like an airplane...

    I've also been offered it for £1200 so it sounds like a good offer.

    Any more feedback guys...
     
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    The Sony FQ80 is excellent.
     
  12. Spunky

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    Once you see the benefit of the extra 4" you'll never go back. Go for the tosh PF2.

    Spunky
     
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    Spunky wrote
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  14. LDR

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    The link you are looking for is here...SkyBuy TV

    However is is the 32" version & not the 36" for that price...
     
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    hmm..that link wont bring the proper info up, but go to Electrical, then visual, then televisions, and its on page 8.
     
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    If you want the biggest screen for £1500 check this out (slightly over £1500.. but just a big bigger than similar priced direct views!!!

    here
     
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    Sony KV-32FQ80

    Hi irish_guy_2002 and GeAr

    The Sony FQ80 is excellent, but can you live with it, when it don't has Digital Natural Motion?
     

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