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Best flat screen (pres LCD) for £600?

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by Triggaaar, Jun 7, 2004.

  1. Triggaaar

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    Hi,

    After some advice please:

    I'm after a flat screen TV for the kitchen, for £5-600. Needs to have speakers, and tune to a single channel from sky. Will need to be able to be viewed from different angles on the horizontal plane.

    Not sure if I should be looking at 17" widescreen, or if I'll get more for my limited budget with a 20" 4:3.

    Many thanks for any help.
     
  2. hornydragon

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    for a kitchen is difficult, Suggest Philips 17" WS or Sharp LC-20S1E 4:3 set
     
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    Dont be tempted by the JVC 17". Loads of issue from dodgy sound to dead pixels to auto shut off. Its cheap, its looks great but its rubbish (I tried at least 6). The Sony looks good but its pricey. Personally I am waiting, someone must be bringing out a new machine in the next couple of months.
     
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    there is a relysis 17" WS which I saw and thought loked quite respectable

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    check in the special offers or this forum i think i saw the Relysis for something like £392 inc vat and P+P
     
  6. Triggaaar

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    Thanks chaps.

    Although in a kitchen, it's going to be a long way from cooking and washing etc.

    I'll be getting 42 or 50" widescreen for living room, but I'm concerned that a 17" widescreen TV is just too small, and a 20" 4:3 maybe better?

    What are the views on 17" 16:9 vs 20" 4:3?
     
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    I thought the same of a 17 inch WS, but it looks surprisingly acceptable in the flesh

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    I would get the 20' 4:3 as in the kitchen won't you mainly watch normal broadcasting? And vast majority of the programs arent they still in 4:3?

    Wasabi
     
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    OK Just measured image width of 17" WS Philips LCD (37cm viewable width) and 20" Sharp LC-20S1E (40cm Viewable width) so even with black bars 20" gives a bigger picture!
    Get a 20" mate Sharp is a cracker.
     
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    The Philips has a limited viewing angle and not reccomended.
     
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    Wellit looks fine from where i sit, Not as good as sharp, but better than the JVC 17"! Those are really the Only 2 17" i have seen indepth with a variety of sources. 4:3 20" sharp is my vote!
     
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    If you look from the sides it goes misty. If look from below, it goes negative.
     
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    The French high street chain FNAC's big test of lcd/plasma's (looking at the introduction, they seem to test the products way better than e.g. What Hifi, perhaps on par with HCC?) on pdf fnac from this - thread, shows the Sharp and Samsung LW-20M11C are both equally good 20", and include the price factor and they are probably unbeatable atm. Samsung has also a D-sub input if you want to use it as a pc monitor sometimes.

    And in pricerunner, they seem to be roughly equally priced.

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