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Advice on buying 28" widescreen on a budget!

Discussion in 'TVs' started by Lisboa67, Oct 13, 2005.

  1. Lisboa67

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    My Philips 28" 6006 has packed in after two years and I need a replacement. Unfortunately I haven't got much money to spend! Two that have caught my eye so far are:

    Philips 6008, £200 from Argos (of all places) - although I'm reluctant to buy what is probably a successor of my previous model, this seems a bargain. In any case, I think that my old telly packed in because it was ex-display/regraded, so it was probably faulty when I bought it.

    Panasonic, TX 28PM12 - £280 from Gultronics. Although this is a lot more expensive, it looks like a quality TV for the price.

    Anyone got any pointers as to which one I should go for? Or any alternatives? I'm looking for a reliable 28" with a good picture, not bothered whether it has integrated freeview or not, but must have a s-video socket.

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. Dfour

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    What about second hand??
     
  3. JayCee

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    Always give the full model no when asking for help/advice :lesson:
    Have you considered getting the set looked at?
    A repair (depending on fault) may be considerably cheaper than a new set.
    Whether the set was an ex-display model or not has nothing to do with it.
     
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    Have you considered getting it looked at/repaired?
     
  5. Lisboa67

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    I will probably look into getting it repaired, but I was under the impression that this might cost a lot, and that it might be better just pay £200 for a new one than (say) £60 for one that might go wrong again a few months later. But it's definitely worth looking into.

    DFour, having had a regraded one gone wrong on me already, I'm keener on getting a brand new one with a proper warranty etc. If I thought I could get a reliable second hand one, I would. I've heard though that people are getting rid of perfectly good CRTs to replace them with LCDs and plasmas....is this the case, and if so, what's the best way of getting a good one? ebay?

    Sorry JayCee, the models numbers are Panasonic TX28PM12 and Philips 28PW6008
     
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    Thanks for the advice fellas, I'll look into the Sony!
     

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