Best Package (PS3 & TV)

Stilojon

Standard Member
Hi All.

Im looking too get a PS3 and a new LCD Tv and was hopiong for some advice, has anyone seen any packages for PS3's and an LCD TV, ideally I am looking for a 46" which plays 1080 and will be therefore compatiable with the PS3.

I would appreciate any ideas on how I can do this as cheaply as possible!!!

Thanks
 

Stilojon

Standard Member
Well I was trying to get them as a bundle deal, I know Sony centres did a deal ages ago where you got a Sony TV and PS3 deal.

So didnt no if anyone knew of these or if there is anything like the Sharp 46" which you can pick up for £700 and a PS3 as a bundle deal, but I cant find anything.

Also I saw John Lewis (oxford street) doing a similar offer a while back, but its gone now!
 

Stilojon

Standard Member

Sony 46W4500 - £1,300 incl. P&P


They are also doing 40GB PS3 for £250 but you would be better off going for an 80GB from elsewhere.

As far as TV goes, really does depend on your budget...would you consider a plasma TV?

You mention Plasma, but are they good for Ps3's at the end of the day I would consider anything, I just want the a big telly which will last me a few years and is good and allows me to play ps3
 

x2srj

Novice Member
personal expreince of using my PS3 on a Plasma and LCD; I much prefer the crispness an LCD gives me from the PS3 and Sky+ HD box... but prefer the Plasma for SD channels....
 

Magus

Well-known Member
I'm running my PS3 on a 50" Panasonic plasma from around 10 feet viewing distance. At the time of purchase (last xmas) I was set to get a LCD because my main use was for gaming and was concerned about retention/burn. However, whenever I went into the likes of Currys I was always attracted to the PQ of the plasmas over the LCD's as I ventured over to the plasma section of AVF and asked some question regarding PS3 and retention/burning. My fears were quashed by plasma owners so I took the plunge. Personally, I have had no problems with screen burn, I get some retention when I leave a game menu on the screen for over 10mins or so but quickly disappears once a moving images is run for a short while. Both technologies have their strengths and weaknesses but ultimately it is about PQ so my advice would be to go in store and look at PQ of both Plasmas & LCD and see which you prefer. Also, don't restrict yourself on teh TV by pursuing a package deal as as TV is rather a large investment and paying an extra £50 on a PS3 so as not to be part of a package is worth it to get the TV that you want.
 

Already Taken

Novice Member
Apparently Sony Centres have a promotion on for a 40w4500 and 80gb PS3 from today - tied in with the upcoming 007 film.

Don't know price details , but the sales guy I spoke to in Worcester last week mentioned this as being due
 

Axum

Novice Member
I'm running my PS3 on a 50" Panasonic plasma from around 10 feet viewing distance. At the time of purchase (last xmas) I was set to get a LCD because my main use was for gaming and was concerned about retention/burn. However, whenever I went into the likes of Currys I was always attracted to the PQ of the plasmas over the LCD's as I ventured over to the plasma section of AVF and asked some question regarding PS3 and retention/burning. My fears were quashed by plasma owners so I took the plunge. Personally, I have had no problems with screen burn, I get some retention when I leave a game menu on the screen for over 10mins or so but quickly disappears once a moving images is run for a short while. Both technologies have their strengths and weaknesses but ultimately it is about PQ so my advice would be to go in store and look at PQ of both Plasmas & LCD and see which you prefer. Also, don't restrict yourself on teh TV by pursuing a package deal as as TV is rather a large investment and paying an extra £50 on a PS3 so as not to be part of a package is worth it to get the TV that you want.
I'm sorry, but if you're going to fork-out a lot of money for a top-end TV that you want to last, I really wouldn't venture into a place like Currys or Comet or any mainstream retailer, unless of course you know someone there who's a specialist.

They have all the settings turned up to the max (like backlight etc), the lighting wrong, it just doesn't match (presumably) your home...i don't think it's a fair comparison..

You're better off going into a specialist shop, having a look, somewhere you can play around and change the channels, alter the PQ etc.....then go and find the TV somewhere cheaper!

Then again, you may just want to go for a cheaper alternative...
 
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Magus

Well-known Member
I'm sorry, but if you're going to fork-out a lot of money for a top-end TV that you want to last, I really wouldn't venture into a place like Currys or Comet or any mainstream retailer, unless of course you know someone there who's a specialist.

They have all the settings turned up to the max (like backlight etc), the lighting wrong, it just doesn't match (presumably) your home...i don't think it's a fair comparison..

You're better off going into a specialist shop, having a look, somewhere you can play around and change the channels, alter the PQ etc.....then go and find the TV somewhere cheaper!

Then again, you may just want to go for a cheaper alternative...
If you read my post I said 'likes of Currys' referring to AV stores, I was just trying to make the point that the OP needs to go in-store and check the PQ between LCD vs Plasma for preference as well as the actual TV he/she finally chooses. But ultimately yes it does come down to budget.
 
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A specialist store of Plasma/ LCD is where the OP needs to go. Do some testing to see what he prefers and then buy online as you will save a killing.

Plus the SONY deals with the free PS3 is a great incentive and i wish i did that although i'm over the moon with my samsung
 

bubs999

Well-known Member
Ok can someone explain to me what PQ stands for? Seen it in a few posts and no idea what it is :D
 

ocelot20

Active Member
Well I was trying to get them as a bundle deal, I know Sony centres did a deal ages ago where you got a Sony TV and PS3 deal.

So didnt no if anyone knew of these or if there is anything like the Sharp 46" which you can pick up for £700 and a PS3 as a bundle deal, but I cant find anything.

Also I saw John Lewis (oxford street) doing a similar offer a while back, but its gone now!
Hi my m8 haggled a good deal a few weeks ago He went in and asked for some help on with tv to get after the staff member finished showing him the most exspensive tvs lol. He said am after a 1080p tv and a PS3 he said if I buy from here can I get some sort of discount. The staff went into the back and come back and said we can give you 20% off the GT5 PS3 40GB bundle. So he got a 46" SHARP HDTV 1080p and 40GB PS3 and GT5. The SHARP HDTV was £700 I think but its around £650 now.
 

Stilojon

Standard Member
Hi my m8 haggled a good deal a few weeks ago He went in and asked for some help on with tv to get after the staff member finished showing him the most exspensive tvs lol. He said am after a 1080p tv and a PS3 he said if I buy from here can I get some sort of discount. The staff went into the back and come back and said we can give you 20% off the GT5 PS3 40GB bundle. So he got a 46" SHARP HDTV 1080p and 40GB PS3 and GT5. The SHARP HDTV was £700 I think but its around £650 now.

This is exaxtly what I need to do, but need to find places that will offer it in London.


Also does anyone have any more info on this Sony Centre offer?
 

Axum

Novice Member
If you do go to a Sony Centre, go armed with some information from other sources, like Robert Whytes. I did this and I actually managed to get a good deal at the time, ok it was still like £200 cheaper online, but i got a full Sony 5 year guarantee, and that extra bit of piece of mind, and a couple of games for the PS3 thrown in.
 

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