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Discussion in 'What Is The Best TV For You?' started by yaqh, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. yaqh

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    Hi All

    I need some help picking out a new tv, Firstly i like to use it for normal tv viewing, movies and may use it for xbox.

    I am not fussed about 3d or smart but if i can get it all one then great, my budget is around £400, the most important factor is great picture without noise, motion blur and artifacts, just need something that has a more natural picture.
     
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    Size? That's a small budget for that you don't want. Watch much sport? The more info you give the better the advice.;)
     
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    sorry looking at 40" only watch olympics.
     
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    have you got a richer sounds near you.
     
  5. yaqh

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    i think there is one in hull
     
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    didn't really want a plasma, need full hd with pref freeview hd
     
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    You'll need an LCD with cinema mode or similar if after a natural picture - normally people buy LCD as they want bright and vivid, softer and natural are plasma traits typically

    Why is full HD needed? Lots of blu-ray, PC use? How close are you going to be sitting - couple of feet?

    The Sony isn't a plasma, and it's full HD...
     
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    need full hd for xbox, sitting about 5-6feet, i also want slim so i can wall mount.
     
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    Did you not ask the same question a few weeks ago - what suggestions did you get then? No new models lately, nor much price movement due to Olympics

    I didn't think many XBox games are full HD? 5ft, you may just about see the difference on 1080p material

    LG 42LS570T - lots of comments about iPlayer not working though - Amazon had a decent price on the 42" & 37"
     
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    yes i did but got nothing concrete to go on so still looking.
     
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    Have you been to look at any sets - got a shortlist? Problem is TV buying is quite subjective and everyone's views differ - so you may well not get one overwhelming recommendation
     
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    They are all going to be pretty thick at the entry level to be honest

    How do you know the Samsung is unavailable - it's an in store deal only - need to call local stores :)

    You need to get to the shops with a tape measure and a credit card ultimately and see what floats your boat - it really is the only way to decide what is right for you :)
     
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    yes will have to, thanks

    what are toshibas 40" leds like, i know they are very slim.
     
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    OK given the price point, but not the best. If depth is the number 2 criteria, should make the choice easier :)
     
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    you mean harder, as most new slim leds are more expensive, I think thats why I'm struggling because I only wanted to around £400
     
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    Easier - if depth is number 2 (after price) - you just buy the slimmest TV you can afford and forget all other attributes
     
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    i guess i want the best tv for my money, that included all above options!

    best sd pic, freeview hd and slim in size not fussed about 3d or smart but it needs to be led.
     
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    Is the budget flexible - it's a very big wishlist for a £400 40"

    Plasmas do SD better, but you don't want one...

    I would go see some, and then come back with a shortlist and look at the owner threads
     
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    this looks good, LG 42PA4500 42in HD Plasma TV - Televisions | Ebuyer.com

    how does this compare with say like the new leds what are pros and cons of having one of these over new leds
     
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    It's cheap but I think not 1080p (i.e. not full HD) nor has it an HD Freeview tuner. Pretty bottom end. Panasonic X50 or one of the E4** Samsungs probably better

    Won't be as slim as an LED, will use more leccy, but will have no backlight bleed like the edge-LEDs
     
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    just though its cheap and cheerful plus has best sd pic and beats most lcd/leds.
    dont want to pay too much and find im still not happy better to pay less and dont expect too much.

    how does this compare with the models above. what is e4 samsung model.
     
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    a lot of people are saying most decent leds are not great and referring me back to plasma because of a natural picture. how do the top 2 compare with this one. the pani looks very similar spec wise, the samsung has freeview hd and 3d, is that all?
     
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    Panasonic will probably have better blacks and generally less susceptibility to image retention - probably better aesthetics. The rest you'll need to look on the manufacturer sites
     

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