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April's HCC mag?

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by Damian1978, Feb 15, 2005.

  1. Damian1978

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    Hi,

    Anyone got April's edition of HCC yet?

    They review my "dodgy" Samsung LC32A33W and I was wondering what they make of it and if they mention the bad ghosting.

    Looks like I'll be off to the shops first thing.
     
  2. jimsan

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    As a general rule, these magazines reviews are....um...how best to say this...without being barred...get my drift?

    No, use the reviews as a general guide, but don't pay too much attention. They are still banging out 5 stars to LCD's with no HDCP abilities at the upper end of the market, which I personally feel is rediculous however good the picture is. HCC doesn't even know what HDCP means! Drives me nuts....

    Test the TV's yourself and buy it if you like it.

    Jimmy
     
  3. Damian1978

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    Ahh its just to see if they picked up on the bad ghosting.

    If they did'nt there's something seriously wrong.
     
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    What's the betting they don't. They'll give it 4 or 5 stars and say that this is finally the TV that means you can get rid of your CRT! (the number of times I've read that....)

    Jimmy
     
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    Kinda know what you mean.

    Good design. Nice remote. Great digital connections and sounds great.

    Visually pants though but hey....it looks cool!!!

    Thats what I keep telling myself to.....its needs to go though.....its pure evil! :devil:
     
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    The sad thing was they gave the Sony in this review 5 stars and group test winner because they thought it had HDMI out but forget to check for themselves :D Of course, if the muppets had opened the box and got the display out, they would have seen for themselves that it didn't :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl: As you say, SCART, component, HDMI, DVI, HDCP its all the same to the muppets at HCC.

    I don't know what magazine it was, but the only review that I have seen of my own DVD player gave it 5 stars for perfect picture. I guess that they never watched anything through it other than 2.35:1 material otherwise they would have noticed the bottom 5% of the picture missing when watching progressive or HDMI :rotfl: Thankfully its fixed now :clap: Of course, had it been tested in the first place, thats another story...

    These magazine have a responsibility to the public for accurate reviews which they fail to provide on an all too regular basis. People often make decisions based solely on a single review and if the review is factually incorrect someone will have spent a lot of money and not got what they thought they were buying and have no retribution against the magazine - just look at the mixup over HD and Sony KLV-M32M1 - hey, they can't even get the model number right :rotfl: Unfortunately, online shops often use this information to spec their own sites - thankfully, if you buy from one of these, and keep the spec as proof, you should be able to do something about it.

    So the moral is, don't believe anything that you read until you have confirmed it for yourself. Nothing like going into a decent shop and buying from a truly knowledgeable source.
     
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    Well HCC have come up trumps.

    Only 3.5/5 for picture and 3.5/5 overall.

    Severe motion blur apparently.......tell me about it :mad:

    Well, at least its not just me.
     
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    Where is the best place to read reviews on LCD TVs... ?

    I guess I should be carefull when reading mag reviews...
     
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    best place is this forum :smashin:
     
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    WH Smiths

    Seriously, I subscribe to Widescreen Review an excellent magazine which is technical enough to explain the new features and good/bad points in a product so that you can make your own informed opinion. Unfortunately the magazine is American so products would be generally not as per UK products. This is normally not an issue due to the technical background given, so you can actually take a UK spec'd product and make up your own opinion or at least be armed with things to specifically look for when researching for yourself.

    www.widescreenreview.com

    -Ian
     
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    No... Borders :)

    I am very happy to have found this forum and I will be reading it everyday and I will of course be posting like crazy when I finally have to decide :rolleyes:
     

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