Buying an HDTV Help

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    Hi,

    I want to purchase an HDTV for my living room. Here is my criteria and was wondering if anyone knew of the best one or if anyone has had experience with one.

    It can be mounted or on a stand.
    Price has to be around £900
    Preferably 1080p
    Has to be 37"
    Has to have a built in Freeview reciever

    I have looked at the M87 series from Samsung and the Ambilight series from Philips but I am not sure which brand and which is the best to get. Maybe Philips and Samsung aren't the way to go?

    Thanks for your help :)
     
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    The best is Samsung 37M87.Why not 40"?
     
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    I think 40" is too big but researching it seems that the 40" M87 is much better than the 37" model. Do you think it is worth buying the 40" just for the better specs. I can fit it in its just that I sit about 7 foot away from the TV and i thought that may be too big. Is it?
     
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    nah. I'm 6' from 40" looks great.
    Don't get Philips ambilight it's gimmicky rubbish.
     
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    It fits well,so the 40M87!!!
     
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    Yes. 7 foot is already a bit close for a 37 anyway. :)
     
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    I just remeasured it and its about 9 foot? Is that Ok for a 40"?
     
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    You should be fine at 9 foot from a 40".

    I'm 6 feet from my 37" Samsung M87 and Sky SD through RGB looks OK at this distance - any closer and I notice the poor quality of the source, but at this distance it's fine.

    9 feet from a 37" or 40" should give you more than enough distance so that you're not close enough to notice inconsistency in poor quality SD feeds, but close enough so that you benefit from the 1080p resolution of the panel.
     
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    thanks again...

    Do you know if there is still a judder with the internal freeview and if it can be fixed with an external one?

    Thanks
     
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    You should be OK if you get one with the latest firmware (check the M87 threads for info). Mine is quite recent and it doesn't have any freeview judder.

    You wouldn't get any problem with an external freeview box though, no.
     

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