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How long to wait?

martin99

Established Member
Hi All,

You buy a new TV on Monday, its been superseded by Friday!

But seriously how long do you think you should keep a screen before shopping round for a new one? When you begin to notice the improvents in picture that i assume new technologies bring?

I'm an avid SKY HD viewer mainly sports, and my current Samsung is what ever was top of the range about 2 years ago.

Cost isn't as important as quality so is it worth me now spending hours checking out new models or do you think the improvements over the last 2 years or so just aren't worth spending £2-3K on?

cheers

martin

PS what is considered the current Sports TV SOTA? maybe I should just look at one and decide on that.
 

glesgaguyav

Established Member
LCD and Plasma technolygy has gone as far as it can go IMHO.

I upgraded from a 3 year old 40" JVC to a Samsung 46" B650 only because I wanted a bigger screen, there is a improvement in PQ even though it's a bigger screen but it's mainly the contrast ratio's and brighter picture that make it better.

Manufacturers can only offer new gadgets, internet connection/usb connection and more HDMI connections and in some cases slightly better motion handeling, as for the latter I generally have it switched off.

I'd say if there's no good reason to upgrade and your happy with your present TV, then keep your money in your pocket:smashin:
 

chic

Distinguished Member
in the last year i have had a 40" samsung lcd tv which i changed to a 50" samsung plasma and i have now went and bought a samsung 46" led tv which should be here tomorrow.

I found my 40"lcd to small for me and the best larger tv i could afford was a
50" samsung plasma which i have had for 3 months. The image retention was getting annoying and i now have a bit of extras cash and i seen the demo of the 46" led samsung in currys and it looked stunning so i bought one and i cant wait untill it arrives.
 

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