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Best 32"

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by timb, Jun 9, 2005.

  1. timb

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    What is the best 32" flat screen for Sky+, DVD's and occasional Xbox

    Having looked at forums I think it is the Hitachi 32LD7200.

    Lots of questions...

    Is this the best 32" LCD out there?
    Is it better or as good as Plasma?
    Will I be dissapointed after getting rid of my 8 year old widescreen panasonic CRT?
    Where can I look at one in Glasgow?
    Where is the best/cheapest place to buy?
    Can I hang it on wall above gas fireplace?

    Sorry for all the questions - I want to make sure I make the correct decision.
     
  2. mickbarlow

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    EVERYONE is askin the same questions mate, ya have to read up and decide for yourself im afraid. :)
     
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    No.
    Yes.
    Depends.
    Don't know.
    Online. (Usually)
    Probably.

    Jimmy
     
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    I'm asking myself all these questions too. What is annoying is that not many people use them for PC screens as I would want to do! I think at the end of the summer once I have some cash I'm going to hunt for the cheapest of the newer branded panels with a good response time and resolution that is supported by windows (not sure about 1366 x 768 just yet) and go for that! Frankly for surfing and writing essays you won't get much better, and DVD should be great via VGA/DVI over the PC.

    IMO the scaling options of a PC are far far better than the TV, and a good picture should easily be attainable.
     
  5. David Mackenzie

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    Age-old debate. I'm probably one of the few people who prefers a high quality LCD over a CRT.

    CRT downsides:
    * geometry rarely perfect
    * colour impurities not too uncommon on larger sets
    * scanlines!
    * flicker, and 100hz processing creates problems of its own

    LCD downsides:
    * misty blacks
    * sometimes dead pixels
    * motion blur (although this is getting MUCH better)
     
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    It's all in the eye of the beholder, so it'll be the one you think 'Best'

    Best bets are John Lewis or Dixons down on Argyll St.
     
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    Thoroughly recommend John Lewis in the Buchanan Galleries Centre. I went there to look at my Sony LCD TV before I ordered it, and took along a Component cable and DVD. The guy that I spoke to was extremely helpful and friendly and knew right away what I was talking about when I asked him if he had any DVD players with Progressive output to hook up, and left me alone while I demo'd it. I felt really, really guilty for leaving and ordering it online instead... but such is the nature of the huge savings.
     

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