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Help choosing widescreen tv please

Discussion in 'TVs' started by evolution400, Oct 13, 2004.

  1. evolution400

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    I am looking to get 28" 32" widescreen CRT that will accept component video.
    This will be used only for the gaming on the xbox.
    My budget is £650 maximum.
    what is the Cheapest 32" ? Cheapeast 28" ?
    whats a good quality 32" and 28"
    What about rear projection or a projector as another option ?
    thanks.
     
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    There must be somone on here willing to help a newbie !
     
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    Well, the question doesn't quite work out.

    You need to decide whether you are going for 'the cheapest' or 'Good Quality' or a mixture of both.

    If Cheapest then : Matsui 32WN20 - 32" Widescreen £349.99.

    If Good Quality then : PANASONIC TX32PS1+S - 32" Widescreen £584 (usually around 699)

    The above prices are from Dixons. But it may be worth just looking on www.pricerunner.co.uk to see what deals are about.

    Firstlty though, i'd make a few decisions so you are searching for something more specific.
     
  4. evolution400

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    Thanks for the response but the main features the TV must have is progressive scan and have component inputs does the panasonic have these features ?
    As I want to take advantage of the xbox HDTV feature.
    thanks.
     
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    Component inputs are very rairly found on European CRT sets. These are more commonly found on Plasma/LCD/Projectors. If your Budget is £650 max, Component inputs are not going to feature. Cheapest progressive scan I could find at 32" was Toshiba 32ZD26 £640.
     
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    Sorry if this is a silly question but can you get a component to scart lead ?
    So as this tv accepts progressive scan I can run 480p res from my xbox ?
    If not what do you suggest projection TV or projector ?
    Whole new topic then man :)
    thanks
     
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    Component inputs are increasingly common on CRT sets now. The JVC D40 IDTV and P37 have them.

    SCART signals and component signals are very different and you can't just get a cable to connect SCART to component - you would need a convertor.
     
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    Thanks a lot for your help guys.
    http://www.be-direct.co.uk/productDetails.asp?referer=kelkoo&id=13735
    That seems to be a good price for the P37 but does the P37 have Progressive scan ? I cant see it on the featues listing but it does have component.
    So if I were to purchase this TV then if I were to try to display 480P res I take it that it would not display.........sorry I am a newbie :)
     
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    Yes, but at the moment that's all dependant on the source of the image, so you need a Progressive Scan DVD Player. The JVC range with DIST all support HDTV as well as Progressive Scan.
     
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    This will be used for my xbox only.
    The xbox outputs HDTV 480p and 720p and 1080i with component out whihc is why I needed a TV like this it also plays DVDs in HD using xbox media center.
    If anyone has one of these TVs I would appreciate some coments before I buy it.
    Thanks again.
     

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