Advice on a new HDTV

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  1. Indiana Jones

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    My brother is moving out so I offered him my Toshiba 26WLT66 which he is going to give me abit of money for but more importantly it means I can upgrade :clap:

    Now I would be looking for something between 37" and 42" that can do 1080p/24fps has a good number of connections, is of decent quality (dont want it breaking after afew months) and with no backlight buzz (my current Tosh suffers from it)

    There are so many different makes and models out there its hard to know where to start but I am hoping you kind people will lead me down the right path :)
     
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    As a starting point what's your budget?
     
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    I would say between £800-1000, I would be getting it through work as the boss lets us order things in and pay them off over the year, kind of like a catalogue without the extra charges :D

    Not sure what makes we can get in but I know my mate got a Philips and I have seen a 42" Toshiba being delivered, what to get an idea about whats hot and whats not then I would go to him with a list and see what I can get.
     
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    Where on earth do you work? That sounds dodgy as hell mate!

    And relatives are awesome for offloading unwated kit to! :devil:
     
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    My reccomendations to have a look at is Sony KDL-40V3000 an Toshiba 40XF355
     
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    I work in a PC workshop, not a huge place but everyone is friends with everyone else and the boss is very easy going, best place I have ever worked.

    He can get certain makes of HDTV for a discount and will let us pay them off over time if he want meaning so much a month is taken out of our wage, this is probaley the only way I couldnt afford one at the moment.
     
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    I'd recommend against buying a v3000, as in my opinion it is one of the worst TV's that I have ever had the displeasure of coming into contact with. People here can say what they like but that is my opinion based on the set that I had here in my home for 4 or 5 days. Terrible TV.
     
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    Hmm,why is it so bad?Have you tweaked the settings?Most V3000 owners are pretty happy with it
     
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    I have noticed that the 42Z3030 and the 40XF355 seem to be around the same price, is it worth considering the older model for the extra 2 inches, does the newer one apart from looking nicer have any must have new features?
     
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    IMO the 40XF355 even if its smaller its overally better
     
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    Have been doing abit of reading and the 40XF355 seems to suffer from a green tint, anyone know more about this?

    Also, it appears it can handle 24fps but doesnt actually do anything to reduce the judder which is abit of a downer.

    Are there any other models people would recommend? dont really want to spend more than £1000 but the Toshiba's and Sony's at my set price range all seem to have problems.
     
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    The older model you state is actually the newer "better spec" model, the 40XF355 is actually lower in spec but appeals aesthetically due to its ultra thin bezel.

    If it were my money i would pick the 42Z3030. :smashin:
     
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    Yea I am starting to think that, might not look as sweet but it makes up for it in other areas.
     

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