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Do white/beige/cream LCD TVs exist?

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by Pezerinno, Jun 18, 2005.

  1. Pezerinno

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    suitable for a kitchen so something like 22" and under. My mum wants a new tv in her kitchen and has her heart set on 'one of those flat ones'. Thing is it needs to be either white, cream or beige in colour. Does such a thing exist?

    Thanks. :)
     
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    ive seen a white philips one which is peculiar design.
    But on the whole small LCD tvs are just a waste of money, they just dont handle standard definition pictures well, and they arent capable of displaying HD.
    And for £500 youve got youself one little screen that isnt ever going to be capable of a decent picture, and will possibly go obselete depending how fast companies switch over to HD connections.

    Id put £50 on a small CRT and wouldnt think twice.The picture is so much better and when its time is up, youve had your moneys worth.



    a 17inch will cost £400-700 for reasonable quality, and a 17-22'' will really push up towards £1000.
    I would avoid 4:3 LCDs since most programs are now broadcast in 16:9, and we have customers moaning about squashed people on their brand new square TV's.
    Whereas they used to moan about short fat people on their widescreen tvs.
     
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    Yeah, I would agree 100% on that and buy a CRT. However all people seem to want these days is flat screens. I will try and convince her to buy a CRT.

    What small widescreen CRTs do you think I should look at?
     
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    Toshiba and phillips do some nice 24 inch CRT's.
     
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    24" CRT would be way to big for our kitchen. If I go CRT it would have to be under 20" I think.
     
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    There are no CRT widescreens less than 24 inch, sony used to do them, but no longer.
     
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    Doh!

    Hmmm not sure what to do... have to replace the current one as its on the blink (about 30 years old)

    What about using a pc monitor? Does the apple 20 or 23" come in white or just silver? Do they have component out to attatch to a freeview box?
     
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    They would need a scart in to attatch to a freview box. I doubt they will have one though.
     
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    Can you spray paint an LCD ?
     
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    You can spray paint anything with modern paints, but you can say goodbye to any returns policy. :rolleyes:

    Unless of course it looks really good and maybe they won't notice ;)


    I say get a nice silver one with a great picture and she'll not even notice th colour
     
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    Thanks for the reply Scotty. How far off are OLED's out of interest? I know they are having a few problems with larger screen sizes but what about small ones? I think 17" widescreen would be the ideal size.
     
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    I did see Loewe before but unfortunately its not widescreen. Also an in built digital tuner would be nice as it saves clutter in the kitchen.
     
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    It's true that a CRT will deliver better picture quality, but to the average person an LCD is fine, especially in a kitchen. The same goes for 4:3, it's not going to bother most people, go down to Currys and see for yourself.

    An LCD will also free up valuable worktop space. :thumbsup:
     
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    well a 20" 4:3 is almost exactly the same vieable size as a 17" WS in WS mode so if you want a white LCD for kitchen its the MIMO or farting about with spraying a screen etc, i am sure eventually there will be coloured option on a small WS (some of the small WS are pretty crap panels despite being higher res i would go have a serious look at the loewe most department stores have them even B&O dont offer colours for LCD's

    Loewe also has an FM radio built in
     
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    Thanks for the reply HD. The fm radio is a good plus, the colour is a major plus (also the look of the thing - very loewe ;) ) Shame its not 16:9, reviews say that the tv doesn't carry a 16:9 mode for anamorphic widescreen sources - what does this actually mean? I won't be watching DVDs on this screen but what happens when a widescreen movie comes on the telly? Do I get black bars top and bottom (which is fine) or does it stretch to fir the 4:3 format?

    Thanks.
     
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    not sure suggest you go see one in the flesh and take an amamorphic DVD and get them to hook a DVD player up to it
     
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    get a little CRT and a wall/ceiling bracket.

    It wont take up any workspace and it will off the best solution.
    most new 4:3 CRTs have a 16:9 mode to chop the screens into a widescreen image.
    LCD is just throwing money away for that size.

    Of your mum is loaded then fine get one, otherwise shop around for a more sensible solution.
     
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    Apparently she doesn't want anything attatched to the wall as it would ruin the tiles. I told her the price of the LCD and she didn't seem to mind.
     
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    walk to the lounge to watch TV? seriously an LCD in the kitchen is very fashionable and the loewe is decent quality the right colour which is enough for most women!!!!! and its little tripod is very practical for the kitchen, can easilty clean around it and its out the way of spills sold loads (in a previous life) of 20" LCD's on funky wall brackets/mounts to lady customers so much better to work with than men
     
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    May be worth investigating the Sanyo product range as well.

    They used to do a small white LCD TV set, but it may be discontinued now. The larger sets in the current range have a white option I'm sure.

    (The Sanyo website is down for maintenance today but hopefully it will be back shortly).
     

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