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Buying a Widescreen TV to a budget?

Discussion in 'TVs' started by KopiteLad, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. KopiteLad

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    Hi,

    Unfortunately, due to unforeseen problems, I dont have a great deal to play with, approx anything upto £450 max.

    I would prefer it to be 32inch, as 28 is a noticeable difference.

    Ive been looking at Option 1 or at option 2

    I really dont have much of a clue where else to look on the net.

    Any links, advice, and buying guides would be much appreciated.

    Many many thanks

    :lease:
     
  2. preston

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    JVC are usualy quite good. I've had my JVC AV32R25 for a couple of years now and been very happy with it. Suggest you check out the reviews on the homecinemachoice.com web site. Don't let the prices quoted with the reviews put you off. You can usualy find the TV hundreds of pounds cheaper on the internet.

    Use pricerunner.co.uk web site to locate the cheapest e-tailer. I used empire direct as they were the cheapest at the time and found their pre-sales and delivery reliable.

    A couple of things you probably want to look out for are a pure flat screen and a
    RGB scart connection if you play DVDs or have a Sky box. These are the two features which will improve pq most.
     
  3. KopiteLad

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    Many thanks for your reply.

    The review site is most handy, do you know of any other good sites to compare them on?, or read reviews on?

    cheers
     
  4. preston

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    This is the best site for oppinion from other enthusiasts IMHO. You could try digital spy but don't expect too much. I don't know of any other good review sites. commet.co.uk is quite usefull. Use the search engine and then compare all products.

    Other than that I suggest you come up with a list (not links which most people can't be bothered following) and your main criteria eg 32", widescreen, etc and post here.

    Finaly when you've bought the TV make sure you post a review.

    Good Luck.
     
  5. Cheap trick

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  6. KopiteLad

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    Im stuck between a 28" Sony, and a 32" Samsung.

    I'd like to stick to Sony, cos its Sony...and all my DVD, and Home Cinema are Sony. But the lure of the 32" is proving hard to resist.

    Do you think I should sacrifice the cons for the pro's of having a bigger, equally decent spec TV?
     
  7. timbo_bobcat

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    You must have a big, big kitchen to contemplate a 32 inch TV, Kopitelad :)

    On Tuesday I am taking delivery of a Sony KV28HX15, my first w/s TV. I'll post a review sometime after that. This is a new model, no reviews to be found, so I hope it's OK! It's 50Hz as I was put off by all the negative experiences reported here with 100Hz TVs. I've had no problems with my existing 21 inch Sony which I've had 10 years.

    I've ordered it from Comet.co.uk for £499 including a "free" DVD player, which I'll find useful. Argos have the exact same deal, but don't have any in stock.
     
  8. KopiteLad

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    timbo, its not for my kitchen mate. Its for my living room :)
     
  9. timbo_bobcat

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    Oh, so you and Cheap trick are not the same person? How was I supposed to know that? :)

    (Mind you I recken there are people around this forum who WOULD put a 32 inch TV in the kitchen if they possibly could!)
     
  10. KopiteLad

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    :) I can imagine
     

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