cheapest LCD with these specifications?

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  1. The Dark Horse

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    Hi

    Can anyone assist me with finding the cheapest LCD tv with these features?

    40" or above
    Full HD (1080P)
    3 HDMI (or more)
    100Hz
    supports 24FPS

    many thanks
     
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    Possibly the Samsung LE-40F86BD ... for approx £1000
     
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    Great, thanks for the reply.
     
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    Budget?
     
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    well whatever the cheapest is, the samsung seems to be around the £1000 mark, are there cheaper ones available that are worth buying?
     
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    Why do you want the cheapest? surely you want the best you can afford the specs meanothing in terms of the actual picture quality you will see....
     
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    well i suppose i dont want to spend more than a £1000....but I don't know what other models have the spec I want, there may be cheaper options available. Obviously if there was a £500 tv that matched that spec but was cr*p I wouldn't buy it...the Samsung seems to have good reviews though. If the price wasn't a factor I wouldn't ask.....I would just go out and buy a top of the range Sony but alas I can't afford to do that :-(
     
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    SO why ask for the cheapest? Oh and a top of the range sony isnt anywhere best.....

    What willyou se the screen for? This is more important when choosing one than the spec of the screen...
     
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    Because there maybe a £800 set out there,with that spec, that I'm unaware of that has good reviews !!

    I want to play my PS3 on it, eventually get Sky HD (when the prices come down) and general television and DVD watching.
     
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    dont auto go with samsung i had a 1080p samsung M87 40" based on what people said on here (before the largely fault and firmware based 11,000 post thread) it was the worst ive ever seen with SD sources such as freeview, pretty good but not great with dvd and not mind blowing with hd gaming by anymeans but better than the 28" crt it replaced for sure but i just knew it wasnt what i had seen with decent plasma/lcd before.. in fact the cheap plastic creaky frame , poor scart sockets, duff sounds and bad black crush + green push was enough for me to sell and take a £300 loss in just three months of ownership it was too bad for me to let the gf have to suffer with freeview.

    amusingly i bought a 47" LCD having gone to look for a plasma and it was only 768p and it was mile better yet knowone had cared to review it or notice as it wasnt fullHD... later on when i decided that if i was getting this great performance with a halfHD 47" what would a fullHD 1:1 24hz version be like with all the bells and whistles :confused:

    i spent £500 extra and got the exellent philips 47PFL9632D/10 :)


    try before you buy if possible.
     
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    Toshiba 42z3030 . All of those features above and about £950.
     
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    actually agree, the toshiba is a match for the philips in most regards, importantly freeview,sky,sd dvd is handled well by the toshiba`s ive seen :thumbsup:
     
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    Also my suggestion is 42Z3030
     
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    YOur very hung up on the spec, easy to do but it can be painful you need to stop looking at the marketing man numbers and start looking at the PQ FOr my money with freeview and DVD the 42PX70 is very hard to beat and under£900 its not 1080p but will give a much better PQ with SD sources.
     
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    tbh I wouldn't bother with 100hz LCD sets..more options with 3 DMI, 1080P LCD's.
     
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    @ 40", think very carefully if you need 1080p - how far will you be sitting when viewing? The money spent on getting that elusive 1080p badge could buy a much better 768p TV and one that you wouldn't notice the loss of 1080p on.

    I'm not bashing 1080p, in fact I have a Philips 42pfl9632 which has 1080p, but TBH, I'm more impressed with the picture quality on SD, DVD,s , games, etc and none of them are 1080p, the blu-ray films I have seen are stunning, but they're good on most TV's.

    If I had to choose a feature to keep - 1080p or SD PQ, i'd go the latter eacch time. Ever seen a normal Sky movies film connected through a scart socket and had people think it was HD? ;) I'm serious! Snakes on a Plane looked better than DVD :eek:

    So again, if you're on a budget, think very carefully, As an example you can get the Sammy LE40N87 for about £700, 1080p but the SD picture is CRAP! My mate has one and he was pretty Pee'd off. My
     
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    I don't know much about LCD tvs, but to me, those seem to be the things to look for in a good tv....maybe I''m wrong? I'd like this purchase to be fairly future-proof. After reading some reviews of the Samsung it appears the 100Hz isn't too great, so I see your point. Ideally I'd like a 1080P tv because I will be using the PS3 on it.
     
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    you dont need a 1080p screen for a PS3 there are lots of people using PS3 on none 1080p screens who have much better sky pics than those with 1080p, and still enjoy PS3 games and Blu-ray
     

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