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How do the GA5's cope with terestrial and Freeview?

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by PioRow, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. PioRow

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    I have decided to go for a GA5 as a stop gap for a couple of years. The low price makes it great value for money IMHO and it fullfills my needs for gaming and dvd's.

    Question is how do the ga5's deal with a standard terestrial signal and a non rgb freeview box? I hear the 26ga5 handles it better than the 32ga5? I would be happy to buy the 26" model but if the 32" is just as good the extra size for an extra £300 wouldnt be a problem.

    Any owners of either the 32ga5 or 26ga5 got any opinions on how it deals with a standard tv signal?

    Thanks
    Row
     
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    I am also interesting, there is a bargain for less than 1000 euros for this one, so it could help me also :)

    Let us know your experience about that!
     
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    Any takers?
     
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    Still no takers?
     
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    Any chance you could let me know where....?
     
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    Hi -

    Bought an LC26GA5E about a month ago for £650.

    I have a regular UK RF terrestrial feed and component input from DVD player/recorder.

    I am very pleased with this TV. The PQ from terrestrial TV is very good. Signal in my area is good admittedly and I have a decent external aerial - so I guess that helps. Colours are good with nice texture on peoples faces etc. I think on poorer LCD's faces can look a little "flat" and lack texture.

    It was my first LCD from an old CRT so the flat screen and crisper images seemed a bit weird at first - but you get used to it.

    All in all I reckon there a good buy for the money.

    Cheers.
    James
     
  8. fmtuner

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    Hi,
    Purchased the LC32GA5E yesterday to replace my 32" CRT. First impressions are very mixed. Sharpness is excellent, but colours, contrast, brightness are very different from the CRT and I am struggling to get a setting that I am happy with.

    I am using a freeview box on the RGB output.

    Terrestrial TV reception is OK even on a weak signal.

    Anyone out there with some ideas on the best settings for this set.

    I suceeded in modifying the official sharp LC26GA5 stand to fit the LC32GA5 TV. Looks very smart! but I wish the PQ was a bit better. Maybe I should wait until my brain gets used to the LCD screen.

    Roger
     

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