Don't Buy an LCD Now!!!

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  1. Ramspeed

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    Just wait a couple of months. By then all the big companies will have tossed their new sets into the ring and there'll be reviews on all of them.

    1. JVC DX7 (out now)
    2. Panasonic LXD60 (out now) LXD600 (April)
    3. Toshiba WLT66 (April)
    4. Hitachi 8000/9000 (April)
    5. New Sony S and V series (April)
    6. Sharp Aquos D40/D50 (May).

    Yes there's always more round the corner but by May you'll know which is the best for now and can relax!

    Just the small matter of Philips ClearLCD come the autumn. But that really is too long to wait...isn't it?? lol
     
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    Or, buy an LCD now and save a fortune because the new ranges are coming out !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
     
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    I have thought of waiting, but I've made my mind up that the Sony V40 will do me until SED shows its face then I'll change.
     
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    Why are those models superior to previous gen? Support 1080P? Offer more digital video inputs?

    What 32" model supports 1080P and have 1 DVI, 2 HDMI inputs?
     
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    always a new model out around the corner, its never ending.

    :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
     
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    I think the new X series from Sony should be just the ticket!
     
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    Or, wait a few months after they come out and repost this same thread with even newer models inserted.
     
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    Not Sony
     
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    you dont think the sony X series will be good ?
     
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    Just been in John Lewis lusting over the current 32" V-Series, can't wait for the all new and improved version.
     
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    Should be very nice, but the price is going to be steep to start. I think I'll stick with my V40 until a decent 1080p source is available. Only some of the content on Sky HD is going to be 1080i, and nothing's gonna be 1080p until PS3 and Blu-Ray hit the streets.

    I think Q3 2007 is gonna be the earliest I consider an upgrade, but I agree with the OP that if you can wait until mid 2006 before you buy, you will get a better set for your money (either less money or better set, either way).
     
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    Me to, I though about waiting but you could wait forever with new technology coming out all the time. The X series is going to be great but I can't justify an additional wedge of cash when HD hasn't really taken off properly yet let alone 1080p.
     
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    That LG loses the DVI input though in favour of VGA :thumbsdow and only 1 HDMI input
     
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    I have loads of 1080p material so I will be seriously tempted - There is a Tosh 1080p panel coming out too ....
     
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    Samsung are due to bring out a Slimfit HD ready CRT for £350!!!!. if they have improved on the geometry problems then this could be a bargin. Its due in May.

    It could also drive down the prices of HD ready LCD's
     
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    on the sony uk page in the press release page there are pics of new sony s and v models
     
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    That's fantastic news, I'm assuming it has an HDMI input?

    HD CRTs in Europe, whew. About time!
     
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    Now if only the set could do 720p as well as 1080i - £350 wold be an amazing price though
     
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    Anymore info on the new hitachi's around by any chance?

    I know there was a thread a few days ago but this referred to the new japanese line up.
     
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    Has anyone seen anymore info on the new JVC LCD's that mentioned in the news section of What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision. It lists the LT-40DZ7 and LT-46DZ7, both have a native resolution of 1920 x 1080. They are listed in the article as being out by the end of the month.
     
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    The Sony's for me have been very disappointing. They are so late to the table, it's about time they had a class leader for the premium price. I won't get too excited yet as they have made some massive errors in this area so they are due a best buy.
     
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    Don't hold your breath waiting on 1080p 32" sets - think the manufacturers will want to use the larger size panels and the chargeable prices that go with them.
    Don't see the need really either for 32" @ 1080 native - bit overkill as most viewed 32's are >8ft away.
    37" was supposed to be the starting point - so far this seems to be the case.
     
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    I can't find it. I have my eye on these models...
     
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    New models do not necessarily mean better. They are being built to a price point now and compromises are being made. My 18 month old LCD displays 1080p albeit with non optimal motion but I bet you won't find much around even now that displays 1080p. Electronic wizardry is moving forward but decent engineering is going backwards.
     
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    Does anybody know what new models were shown at Cebit 2006 by any chance.
    I have tried to do a bit of research and get the impression that the new LG and Sharp models were shown there but cant seem to find anything else.
     
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    Ian makes a good point... new models tend to have technological improvements but also some corners cut for price cutting. I remember hooking up an expensive VCR from 1989 (Mitsubishi HS-B82 ... remember when they still made consumer electronics in Europe?) and being amazed at the clarity and stability of the picture, but then going back to the new model because of the chroma noise the old one had.

    That said, I don't see any reason why the new Sony LCDs would have many corners cut - we'll have to wait and see though. I think I'll be just as amazed as with my first Sony LCD from 2004.
     
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    A friend of mine had a mitsubishi CRT. It was a stunning picture and a real shame they exited the game...
     
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    It is, I think they're pretty scaled back across the pond too. One of my friends still has her Mitsu CRT, but it's starting to go.
     

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