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budget LCD recommendations ?

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by jackal2513, Dec 28, 2002.

  1. jackal2513

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    hi there,

    can anyone give me a shortlist for budget lcd tv's

    my parents want me to research which one is teh best to get and i know nothing about them

    its to replace their portable crt in their bedroom so size is around 20" i think and their budget could go up to say 1000-1500 but they'd obviously much rather pay less. They are not teh sort of people who are after incredible quality ... they would never notive the difference to be honest so something thats reliable and eay to use is prolly more the ticket.

    thanks


    rich
     
  2. lynx

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    Then why look at technology which is relatively expensive.Would a decent crt not be better for them or does it have to be lcd ? :)
     
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    they want lcd cos of teh size
     
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    Take a look at the Sharp Aquos range.
     
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    It seems such a shame to spend over a grand on an LCD telly when you can get a 20 inch crt for about a hundred quid :)
     
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    Do not bother with the Sharp Aquios.



    The picture is very poor IMO and I wouldn't even want one for free!


    Problems with colour reproduction, clarity and blurring are prominant on all the models I've seen from them.


    Panasonic's models are (although more expensive) much better.
     
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    The Panachronic range are significantly more expensive than the Sharps. More importantly, they have a very poor vertical viewing angle. The Sharps, on the other hand, have an excellent viewing angle in both planes.

    Doing a direct a-b comparison is difficult as it is difficult to find one retailer with an equally cr&p aerial driving both TVs.

    I have seen no evidence of the 'poorer' image to which you refer.

    The Sharp range is much more extensive in terms of size and shape than Panachronic.

    So, I repeat my suggestion to check out this range.
     
  8. TheBoingoBandit

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    I work in a store that sell both the Panasonic and Sharp models.

    The Panny looks pretty damn good with everything. Meanwhile, even connecting the Sharp models (15", 20" and 22") up to a £400 DVD (Sony NS905) player using a decent cable gave poor results.

    The Panny easily copes with faster movement better while each Sharp model blurs too easily with fast movement making it a bit sickly to watch at times.

    No matter how much I fiddle with the colours on the Sharp models, they still look unnatural and (ironically) the sharpness is nowhere as good as the Panasonic's.

    If you like the Sharps better then that's your prerogative, but I wouldn't give gave them a second glance no matter how cheap they were.



    Quite amusingly, someone came into the store the other week and said that the Sharps were better and he knew that because he had been told by a expert.

    And who was this expert???

    Only, a saleman from Sharp!

    So someone tottally unbiased then! ;)
     
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    I invite you to view a Panachronic LCD TV from 5-10 degrees or so below the horizontal, and describe to colour and contrast rendition. And do the same with the equivalent Sharp.
     
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    Has anyone seen Samsungs LCD's in action?

    I'm considering importing one of their LCD/VGA screens from the US. They have dual component and VGA and support 1080i. They do the same model in Europe but with a SCART socket only and no HDTV support. I need this for consoles and PC use. It has Picture in picture.

    HDTV monitor (compatible with HDTV/SDTV formats — when connected to a separate HDTV tuner — and displays them at 768p)
    17" flat TFT LCD panel
    widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio
    1280 x 768 pixels
    150§ x 120§ viewing angle
    progressive-scan line-doubling (upconverts NTSC sources to progressive)
    3D digital comb filter
    181-channel NTSC tuner
    PC Picture-in-Picture (split-screen or window)
    top-mounted controls
    MTS stereo reception
    built-in stereo speakers
    5 watts x 2
    Virtual Dolby® Surround Sound
    3 A/V inputs, including:
    1 rear-panel composite video
    1 rear-panel S-video
    1 rear-panel component video (DVD — 480i/480p)
    1 rear-panel wide-bandwidth component video
    (compatible with 1080i/720p/480p signals)
    RF input for antenna/cable
    PC (WXGA) input: D-Sub 15-pin
    mini stereo headphone jack
    remote control
    detachable stand (depth is 8")
    wall-mountable (VESA standard mounting holes)
    21-1/8"W x 12-3/4"H x 2-1/2"D (15-7/8"H x 8-1/16"D with stand)
    weight: 10.6 lbs.
    warranty: 1 year parts & labor

    Regards,
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    One of the forum sponsors is doing a 17'' widescreen LCD for £679.99 inc LINK
     

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