Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by Westender, Oct 29, 2004.
Just ordered a JVC HV28P37 from Allders in Oxford Street - now only £399 and 5-year warranty.
ah this is that HiDef TV i've been thinking of getting this model.
Thats a good price too...
hmmm, can someone link me to some reviews?
Sods law I just got mine delivered today from Allders today, paid £499 last saturday for it, i'm gonna ring up allders to see if i can get some money back, feel gutted
Don't feel gutted anymore, rung up allders, they have asked me to go down with my reciept & they will credit me £100 as it is still within the period allowed for returns,Feel good now, top marks to Allders
There any reviews of this TV anywhere?
There's a review of the 32" model, use the link below, same features as the 28" model as far as i know.
Might buy this little beauty
Ace - have you tried any games consoles on this TV? If so whats the picture like?
I have the D40 which is basically a leter model but with added freeview stuff.
Pic is great, can be slightly noisy on bad sources (even the integrated DTV) but through progressive scan component in the picture is fantastic.
Plus it's 1080i compatible so hopefully it's more future proof, I still haven't tried my computer through the component in tho. If you have an ATi gfx card you can most likely get their DVI/VGA -> component dongle and output 480i/p and 1080i into it.
pinkprobegt - Could you post a link to where you got your TV from please? thats if you did buy it online?
This is a great tv and now at a great price. Just a shame mine was delivered a week ago at £499.
Orwella, if you bought your tv from Allders you will still be able to claim your £100 back, as they have a 28 day returns policy as far as I know. Just ring up and ask about it, I did and got a £100 back. Also "Just Some Ugly", the tv seems fine with games consoles, i just had a few freezing problems with a game movie clip, but then again I think thats down to my old ps, i tried it through a scart. Picture quality was very good.
Got mine from http://www.digital-point.co.uk/
ACE420 - how you getting on with your new HV28P37, getting mine delivered on Friday?
£100 has been credited back to me. Allders may not have been the cheapest when I ordered 2 weeks ago, but the are now and the customer service is excellent. Cannot recommend them high enough.
good news Orwella, Allders worked out the cheapest & the tv came with a free 5 year warranty aswell Westender, my tv is fine, i'm quite happy with it, you need to tweak around with the onscreen menu a bit to get the picture to however you like it, there are plenty of options available. Best thing about it is the remote, few buttons on it as there is an onscreen menu systen for everything.
Are you watching programmes vis analogue or digital? I've got a Humax Freeview box.
i watch my programmes via sky
Had my HV28P37 for over a week. Contrary to other owners I seem to be getting a better picture via analogue as opposed to freeview via my Humax F2-FoxT STB. Ive upgraded my scart leads to some Thors and tried watching through both RGB scart sockets but this has made no difference. The poor reception is especially noticeable when watching sport. I was watching some horseracing on Saturday but had to switch to analogue as I couldnt get a clear picture. Not sure how you describe the poor reception but there was a lot of fuzziness with no sharp edges around the moving images. Had similar experience watching MoTD. If you turn off the extra features such as the super digipure option the picture looks very soft. Picture quality via my dvd has been fine. I tested the signal via my STB and it showed analogue as 67% but digital at 100%. Anyone else been experiencing any problems with freeview/sky reception?
What you are seeing are the MPEG artefacts caused by the limited bandwidth of the signals. The TV doesn't know they are artefacts and so tries to process them like a wanted signal. This can make them subjectively more annoying. The ultimate answer is for the broadcasters to allocate more bandwidth, but as long as they value quantity over quality this isn't going to happen. It's just possible that the channels freed up when analogue is switched off will allow this but it's more likely that the government of the day will sell them to phone companies or whatever else makes the most money.
Thanks for the info. Didn't notice the MPEG artefacts with my old 21" 4:3 Sony. Is this a common fault with a lot of the Widescreen TVs or only those with DIST?
I've just picked up one of these from Allders as well. I'd agree with the other posters, excellent place to do shopping . I have my Humax PVR-8000T (freeview PVR) connected with SVIDEO into scart 3 and had to turn all the digital processing to the minimum to get a good picture. I would say that it is a better picture with DIST on than off though.
Next purchase a progressive scan DVD recorder.
It's really any set with digital processing. I've seen it on sets from several manufacturers.
Me too. Very happy with the set - digital processing really comes into its own with higher quality sources.
One question I do have about the 28p37, though, is about NTSC prog scan capability. I am currently having problems between it and a Pioneer 575 DVD player - fine in PAL Prog Scan, but some problems appear on NTSC prog scan. Trying to work out which is at fault - suspect the DVD player myself. Also, seem to have a problem with 60HZ RGB signals (through any source), although others on this forum have noted the same problem so it seems to be a design feature. However, these are minor issues when considered as a whole, and it is a great TV.
Is S-Video into scart 3 likely to give a better picture than scart to scart in RGB scarts 1 or 2?
I just got this from Allders at Middlebrook (Horwich), with the 5 years free warranty and an extra in-store 10% discount plus 5% discount for opening an Allders store card (incurs no interest providing you pay it off in full when you get the first bill.
Total price £339 - pretty chuffed .
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