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Are there any good LCD's above 37"

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by eurytus, Jul 29, 2005.

  1. eurytus

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    I am looking at getting an LCD TV. The reason for LCD is due to the heavy amounts of gaming that I do, therefore I think LCD is likely to be preferable to Plasma, largely due to screenburn. However, I also watch a lot of movies, I mean an awful lot, and so size of screen is a consideration. Now I know that there are many good LCD screens from JVC, Panasonic and Hitachi among others but my question is about 37" LCDs.

    Are there any good ones or does the increased screen size throw up some of the limitations of LCD technology and make Plasma/Rear Pro the only viable option for larger sizes?
     
  2. sandstheman

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    The biggest issue is price - 37" seems to be the sweet spot for price to size, after that you start paying inordinate amounts for a few inches more, therefore plasma tends to be display of choice when looking for 42" as they are still sensibly priced at those sizes
     
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    New sizes are coming out this fall,there is already the 40 inch samsung, and the 42 inch toshiba is coming as are the sharp and philips...
     
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    Look into the Samsung 40" model, good price as well and HD Ready.
     
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    I've been looking into this too. I paid £2k for my 30" screen 18 months ago, and might need to replace it with a HDMI set. There seem to be a few 37" sets around that are HD ready, but there isn't much fanfare around them. Any comments on these particular sets?

    - Toshiba 37WL56 (£1500)
    - LG RZ37LZ31 (£1700, or £1999 in dixons!)
    - JVC LT-37DS6 (£1900)
    - PHILIPS 37PF5520 (£1300!?)

    any others?
     
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    Sharp LC45GD1E.
     
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    Aye, for those of us who has just discovered a priceless artifact down the back of the sofa - and I'm not talking about a 6 month old fusty pizza either!
    £4500 puts it beyond the reach of most, except the likes of that tosspot from Man U. Oh aye, Rio Ferdinand!
    £100K + a week my arse! Guess if he can't afford the petrol for his Bentley, then he shouldn't ahve got it in the first place.

    Oh yes, I remembered why I was posting now - that 40" Samsung is just okay specs-wise - think you'd be better waiting a wee while longer for prices to drop. JVC or Sharp's Titanium (GD7 - new version next month) at 37" would be the ones to go for. If you don't need the iDTV part, then Sharp's GA6 would fit the bill.
     
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    According to issue 297 of What Video & Widescreen TV, Sharp are launching a 65" - yes, 65"! :eek: - HDTV LCD, the LC-65GE1, in Japan for 1,680,000 Yen (£8,500)! It has a resolution of 1920x1080 and will be coming out in the UK later this year.

    Is that big enough for you? :rotfl:
     
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    You can get the 40" Samsung for £100 more, and the Samsung is arguably the better set, regardless of screen size.
     
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    The increased size will throw up any limitations of LCD and indeed broadcast quality but this will all depend upon you're viewing distance. I think you'd need to be at least 10ft from a 37" to be viewing SD material.
     
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    I was looking at getting the 32" LG RZ32LZ50 today when my wife and I saw the LG LG RZ37LZ31 and we ended up not getting the 32" LCD and decided to go away and think about things a bit.

    Is the extra 5" really worth the additional £700, I know there are some other refinements to the set over the older 32" screen. Is anyone able to give a first hand review of either set to help me deicide. I would obviously love the 37" screen but what I need to know is, is it worth it and if it is should I hold off buying it for a couple of months and hope I get a bargain around chirstmas time?
     
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    No, its too easy :p
     
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    I was refering to the TV :D
     
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    Well I bought the JVC LT-37DS6 from sselectricals.com on Saturday, and it was delivered yesterday (Bank Holiday Monday), 48 hour delivery with no working days! :thumbsup:

    What a lovely television. I was also undecided between 32" and 37" displays, but decided that I want this television to last me a while and I was prepared to pay the premium for the larger size. Its a good television, beautiful to look at with its own floor stand, and great vibrant picture quality. It has built in Freeview decoder and CAM slot, although I have Sky+.

    The SD picture quality varies according to the channel and the bitrate they're using. Channel 5 and the BBC are the best of the bunch. CSI: Miami on Channel 5 has many helicopter shots of a sprawling Miami and they looked superb, with great detail into the distance.

    I am already so pleased with my purchase :D and would thoroughly recommend spending the extra for the larger size. I also highly recommend the JVC.
     
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    What sort of distance are you sitting from the 37".
     

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