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Advice on 17" Widescreen choice

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by Omertron, Oct 12, 2004.

  1. Omertron

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    Hi all,

    A relative newbie to the LCD TV market here, but the girlfriend and I have decided to purchase a LCD TV for the 2nd room (Saves kicking the kids of the main telly :rolleyes:).

    We have a budget of around £500 and would like at least a 17" widescreen model. We've narrowed it down to the following two models, but are willing to take alternate suggestions should anyone have any other ideas we may not have considered.... Toshiba 17WL46 or Philips 17PF9945

    Does anyone have any comments? :lease:

    Stuart
     
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    Buy the Philips! I've got one, its a great set. In the what HiFi reviews of about 6months ago, it took the top-spot, and that was at £900. Its just about to be replaced, so is up for about £450 on unbeatable.co.uk. Everything about it says quality, great picture, great styling, nice remote!
    Lots of connections (but no component!) 2 scarts, sVHS, composite, PC input.
    The Relysis is a great price, but lets face it, it looks cheap!

    Hope this helps

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  4. Omertron

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    Thanks for that. I think, now that I've had a look at the 17PF9946, that we might well go for that one.

    Cheers

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    I'm also in the market for a tv of this size and price (17-23 ins, £400-£600), can I ask those who recommended it : why would you go for a 17" phillips when a 20" Sharp Aquos is available for the same price?
     
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    The 20" Sharp Aquos, afaik, is only 4:3 format and not widescreen.
     
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    The reason, as far as I can see, that the LC22SV2E is so cheap is the fact that the resolution is quite low (854x480) vs the Philips 17PF9946 which is 1280x768.

    Depends on what you want I suppose :cool:
     
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    the LC22SV2E is so cheap because it has been out for quite a while. I bought one 6 months ago when the price dropped to £1100 from nearly £1400.

    If you can find one for £599 then snap it up. I have mine in the bedroom and no problems, it is also a significant upgrade from a 17 " set.
     
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    PC World are selling a KISS 17" widescreen TFT TV for £299 it's a pretty good display for that price
     

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