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CRT or rptv

Discussion in 'TVs' started by bluebull, Feb 7, 2003.

  1. bluebull

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    I am looking to purchase a new tele,

    criteria
    mainly sky sports

    i have been looking at loewe
    very nice but 100Hz and expensive

    what about tosh or sony rpTV
    tosh at 50hz, good value

    if buying loewe is it worth surround sound, i am told sound is pretty good already.

    any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. nathan_silly

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    What's your budget? How far is viewing distance? Will the set be in a bright room?


    £1500 or less, RPTV
    £2000 and higher, Plasma

    If £4000 is nowt to you, go for Panasonic Plasma.


    I've got a Toshiba 42PW23P, cost £1100, pretty happy with it, I prefer RPTV picture over Plasma- and I don't like the prospect of a £4000 panel going in the skip after 5 years (one guy on the NG has had 4 Plasmas in 2 years)

    I would steer clear of 100hz, as (some) makes/models pixellate, judder and introduce artifacts into it.


    100hz looks awful with footy, most go for 50hz sets in that respect.

    A DD TV is OK if you've got nothing already. But do you want awesome sound, or arn't bothered- as long as it's OK?

    Nathan
     
  3. bluebull

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    thks
    apologies lack of detail

    room 24 by 14 viewing distances 8-10 ft to 20 ft.
    northfacing room
    budget - don't want to waste money on a gimmick.unfortunately it will be a corner postion, so plasma would be waste,

    i was definite;y hooked on loewe aconda without extra sound but i am put off by the 100Hz negative feedback for footy and cricket.
     
  4. nathan_silly

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    "8-10 ft to 20 ft"

    What size TV have you got now? Measure 42" diagnally just to get a idea (make the TV shape rectangular, not square)

    Is that ok? Too small?

    If you want seperates, how much are you willing to spend on a AV system? Do you want satellite speakers x4 & sub? Only going to be used for AV, or music as well?

    Have you got a wife? :p

    Nathan
     
  5. bluebull

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    presently 28" 4:3, just blown up

    wife yes, and yes disagrees with most of my ideas,

    music would be nice,
    £1500 max for surround and dvd assuming not buying a loewe.

    i just think 32" loewe maybe a little small from 20ft and big one too expensive to justify.
     
  6. Kevo

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    Not so on my Tosh 40wh08b. Looks MUCH better than 50Hz.

    Bluebull, don't discard 100Hz so easily.
     
  7. nathan_silly

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    The Toshiba 42PW23P is £1100, it's a 42" widescreen, stereo, 50hz CRT RPTV. Is that OK?

    If fact £ per inch, RPTV's are cheaper than a direct view and Plasma.

    Say £100-£200 for a DVD player, £500 for a AV Amp, and something like the Energy Take 5.1 system for £600 (comes with 5 sats, and a subwoofer)

    Go for a decent amp, you don't want to skimp and get a low-powered one, as it'll sound better at any volume.

    So thats £2350 for the whole lot, add another £50 for all cables.

    You might need to demo the TV, compare 100hz v 50hz footy, etc.

    Price ok?

    Nathan
     
  8. bh

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    Another vote for Tosh RPTVs:smashin:
     
  9. bluebull

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    tks vm for help
    really appreciate the feedback,
    its all a bit of a minefield out there.
     
  10. nathan_silly

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    "Say £100-£200 for a DVD player" correction-


    hmm- might be better if a bit more dosh is put towards a better DVD player with Component outputs- might as well use the best connection method.

    Sure someone here can recommend one...
     
  11. bob007

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    If you are thinking of a Toshiba RP then why not a Toshiba DVD to go with it, the 520 is around £200 and has great picture quality to boot.

    When looking for a RP get the biggest you can afford/accomodate, I was so glad my 44" went wrong and was able to select another model (56"), because after 3months you get use to it's size, and you will end up wishing you had gone for a bigger screen.

    Size matters. ;)
     
  12. Bristol Pete

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    Bob,

    What size room are you using that in?

    I am looking to put a 42" rp into a 14foot room.

    Surely thats about right.
    44" being the max I could get away with.

    Captain Benefit.
     
  13. jim.rae

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    I have a Samsung 42" widescreen RP model with three SCART sockets, component in, and all the rest for around £1,500 and am very pleased with it.

    Sport and DVDs look pretty good on it to me - fed by RGB of course - although I have tried the component in and didn't see much difference...
     
  14. bob007

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    Hi Captain

    Room size is approx 8mx6m.

    Veiwing distance is 3m.

    With your 14ft room a 50" RP will fit lovely in there. :smashin:

    One thing I will say is have a look at the different cabinet sizes if it's the accomodation side that limits you. The 44" set I had was just about the same size as the Toshiba 50", those 6" will give you more impact.
    I've had the 56" for a few months now and wish they had done a 66", you really do get use to it's size, to me mine now looks half the size it was. ;)
     
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    Must agree with Kevo - The Toshiba 100hz sets are fine with football because they dont introduce any artifacts - smearing with 100hz is a thing of the past.
     
  16. bluebull

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    well thanks for all feedback thus far,
    everything was looking nice and more or less sorted,
    only thing i overlooked was the wife,
    low and behold
    "there no way i am having that in our house!!!!!!!!!!!!"

    fan bloody tanstic.

    it has to be a 'real' tele.


    so now i am back with CRT, 32 " too small

    36" seems well and truly covered by other posts,

    sony and philips lead the pack, both have quality control issues,
    both need a bit of effort for best setup.

    seems like a matter of choice between the two with perhaps the sony just sneaking it (after initial shop visit).

    seems that no tele is perfect these days and its a matter of luck, time and effort to get a picture thats not too bad, especially with the footy.
     
  17. jim.rae

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    Can you not change the wife and get the telly you want?

    All I can tell you is when my 42"RP set was delivered and set up in the front room, my partner, her children, my grown up sons plus a couple of business associates who happened to be around and anyone else who has been to the house - were most impressed.

    It really comes into its own with films on DVD though.

    Some nights I can't get near it for the whole gang!

    Do some more work on her and tell her how good Wimbledon (or whatever her favourite programme is) will look in 42" widescreen.

    Tell her it won't be as high as they are in the shops - they are always up on platforms - and much less deep at the back.

    Go on - do a proper sales job and get what you want...
     
  18. shaunthedude

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    I had 3 sony 32" widescreens before the px2 rp set. The rp set does not look as dominating in the room as you might think. Its not really any deeper. GO FOR IT. Your wife will love it when she sees it

    shaun
     

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