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Finlux TV's

Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by jimbo12, Jan 24, 2003.

  1. jimbo12

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    Anyone know how good there sets are and where can you purchase a Finlux widescreen TV in the UK?

    Cheers
     
  2. SteveCac

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    You can buy them from http://www.beststuff.co.uk/
    I'm trying to find out how good they are myself and all I know so far is that 1 swede has given it a good review, but I can only tell because it showed a out of 5 rating, unfortunately I can't read swedish.
     
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    you should have tried harder at school then ;)
     
  4. SteveCac

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    Who showed you my school report.:confused:
     
  5. Joe Pineapples

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    Your interest in the Finlux sets wouldnt have been sparked by the latest $ky magazine by any chance? - i was looking at one they have in there, and it seems a good spec for the money, though they didnt really go into many details.

    Just looked on that link - this set looks really good for the money (stand looks a bit naff though)

    anyone seen one in a shop?
     
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    I havnt seen that article. The things that interested me were the specs, cost and I already know a little about Finlux as I still have a 15year or older set. It is about 24" 4:3 nicam set, when we first had nicam's. The picture quality is good for it's age, obviously robust, but has been giving me jip lately so is time to replace.

    Anyone who can translate from Swedish try http://se.pricerunner.com/sound-and-vision/vision/tv/80210/reviews
     
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    There isn't much info in that review. The reviewer only says that it is good and he recommends it. Most of the review concerns the dealer.

    From what I've read most people seem to be satisfied with their Finlux tv's. One thing that is usually said is that it handles fast movement better than many other 100 Hz tv's. There are two other brands called Luxor and Salora which are exactly the same tv's. I believe Finlux and Luxor are owned by Nokia these days, but I'm not sure.

    When I was shopping around for a new tv in September last year I had a look at these because my old tv was a Finlux and it served me well for 13 years. Finlux/Luxor seem to offer a lot of features for the money. The tubes come from Panasonic. I had the opportunity to compare Loewe Aconda, Thomson Scenium and a Finlux side by side. The Thomson looked awful with fast movement and was immediately disqualified in my eyes. The finlux was better but compared to the Loewe the picture looked a little blurred and most of all, lackluster. Not so surprising given the price difference but in the end I settled for a Loewe Xelos, which isn't far behind the Aconda in terms of picture quality, for about the same price as the Finlux. I had to give up a few features though.

    Finlux/Luxor seem to make good sets but I would not buy one unseen, as with any other tv.

    Check out their homepage at: www.finlux.com
     
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    Thanks man, that is a very big help, as I don't have a large budget. I thought Finlux was closely in with Phillips though, not Panny.
     
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    I would also be interested in any info on this set.
    Beststuff are doing it for £895 and Sky for £700 so it does seem a good price.
    Anybody got any comments on the Home Cinema kit on the same Sky Magazine page?Is it worth buying TV and kit together??

    cslogg
     
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    Can anybody scan this article from the Sky mag?
    I missed it.
     
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    As a Finnish member of this forum, I might say a few words of Finlux televisions. I have no personal experience from them, but all that I have read/heard suggests that they are good value for the money. While the home theatre people in Finland seem to regard some pricy Philips and Sony models as best at the moment, the ones who have chosen Finlux seem to be mostly happy with the performance and picture quality. If you have any specific questions, you might try the Finnish newsgroup sfnet.harrastus.audio+video.kotiteatteri for some answers. You can write in English, that's not a problem.

    Antti
     
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    SteveCac

    the Finlux in the sky mag is not an article as such - its on their 'skybuy' pages, and just mentions a few spec features like 100hz & and true-flat invar tube. I dont think it even mentions which exact model its is, though the picture does look like the one on the link - they're doing the 28/32" versions for £600 and £700 respectively.
     
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    SteveCac,
    I would definately be interested if you can find a cheaper price then Sky.
    Sky will also do interest fee credit over two years which is a particular attraction to me.

    cslogg
     
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    unfortunately for me, i always like to see something in the flesh before i buy (especially tv's), but there doesent seem to be anywhere that have these in a shop :-(
     
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    AFAIK Finlux have only just started distributing to the UK again, maybe a more specialist place than Dixons, Currys or Comet. After all, have you ever seen a Loewe set in these places?
     
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    Surely THIS tv isnt the same as THIS one is it?

    Otherwise that would seem like a steal to me.

    Can anyone confirm which model it is as Sky dont have the details on their website.
     
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    Just phoned Sky and was told by "Scott" that as they have so many products (Sky Buy) they have to assign each product its own code and do not have the makers own number.

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    typical sky answer

    looking at those 2 links from Bash, they certainly dont look like the same set to me - look at the sides of the one on the finlux website - perfectly flush with the cabinet - unlike the skybuy one, which sticks out a bit either side
     
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    In which case its prolly averagely priced then?
     
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    Bash,
    if you compare the Sky mag picture with the sets on the link you posted earlier it can only be one of two models.( I think)
    82x210 mc++100 or 82x200 mc++100.
    Can anyone more technical then me tell me if there any differences in the specs that might make me not want to buy either one?

    Thanks
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    According to the Finlux site the 82x200 lacks a twin tuner with PiP and VGA-connection which the 82x210 has.
     
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    But £700 would still be a good price including stand and delivery wouldnt it?

    Also the Finlux site claims Prog Scan (Im assuming NTSC) for both models, yet no sign of component inputs.
     
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    There must be some enterprising person reading this topic that can get the model number from Sky.I have emailed them asking the question,dont hold your breath for an answer.Can anyone contact Finlux and ask them what model they are supplying to Sky?

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    Certain Finlux models that have VGA connector accept deinterlaced signal from PC or line doubler with proper output.
    Resolutions and refresh rates are rather limited though.
     
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    I am still trying to find out the Model number from Sky.
    On the Sky Digital site the set is described as having "inbuilt surround sound".Does this suggest its the higher spec model they are selling?Also the lower spec model can be obtained for £650 from an online retailer so Skys price is not much of a bargain.

    While I am here and in case I do not get one of these sets can anyone suggest a TV I can get instead.
    I have a budget of £800 and the set must have the following features at least.

    32" widescreen
    100hz
    Nicam or Pro Logic
    Flat screen

    I quite like the look of the JVC AV32X25GY so any comments would help.


    Thanks
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    Think I might add £50 to the £800, and as I need a 28" will plump for a Loewe Vitros. No prog scan, but hey, Finlux hasnt got composite anyhoo.
     
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    Just got off the phone again to SkyBuy and although the operator did not have the model number she had been handed a memo just a few mins before I phoned.The memo listed the specs and as far as I am concerned she was describing to me the better of the two models,the 82x210.She said it had Twin Tuner,Inbuilt Subwoofer,VGA connection.All not available on the 82x200.

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    so £700 is good then? Is there extra to pay for delivery?
     
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    I think delivery is £10
    It sounds a good price to me but I a novice when it come to this sort of thing.I would welcome any comments on the specs though.The only reason I am in the market for a new set is because my old 29"Toshiba has died.
     

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