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Lcd for approx £1500?

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by LG Chet, Jan 11, 2005.

  1. LG Chet

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    Guys, after returning my poor PQ plasma

    I have £1500 to spend on an LCD, pref 32" for example

    Can you recommend what I should go for? im new to lcds, so any help would be great. Main viewing will be Sky+ and Pioneer DVD player.

    I have seen one here: http://www.unbeatable.co.uk/CatalogueItem_19782.html

    is this one anygood?

    Much Appreciated :)
     
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    Suggest you concentrate on these;
    Philips 32PF9986
    Toshiba 32WL48
    although the Philips will cost you nearer £2000.
    Both have DVI or HDMI connectivity and will future-proof you for High Definition broadcasts in the future.
    Both are "Best Buys". :cool:
     
  3. LG Chet

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    im now looking at the Toshiba 32WL48 has it's close to my budget
    any idea what the PQ is like on it from Sky+ and DVD? and where would be the best place to buy it from?

    Thanks
     
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    Take a look at the Philips 9976 if the 9986 is too dear. Much the same as the 9986 but with no Ambilight and only PixelPlus1. £1400+

    Highly recommended.

    Jimmy
     
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    LG Chet - I'm also in the same boat, although I'm also considering the Panny TX32LXD1… problem is I'm a newbie and am not sure I’m making an informed choice!!!

    My *real* preference would be a Philips 9986 or the Sony KDLL32MRX1 but the truble’n’strife insists on 1500. My only other option would be to wait until the prices for these drop … would this happen? and if so, how soon would it occur??

    Appreciate any feedback.

    PS this is an awesome forum, v. pleased to have found it :thumbsup:
     
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    lg do a 42" plasma for 1449 from comet online.

    tosh 32wl48 is best lcd for that money
     
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    See above post....Check out the Philips 32PF9976. £1400 and nearly the same as the 9986! No Ambilight and PP1 insread of PP2. Stunning TV for the money. Totally future proof...

    Avoid the Panasonic - No HiDef connections and an old type of screen.

    The Tosh is a good wee tV but hasn't got the spec of the Philips.

    Jimmy
     
  8. LG Chet

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    In terms of...?

    I have looked at both specs and both seem on par to me other than the pixel resolution is better on the Tosh? :confused:
     
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    You have to remember peeps always push the one they have bought! So, on that basis buy a Sharp...... :D
     
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    Very good jimg.... Except I bought the 9986 not the 9976 we're dicussing here. Also the reason I went for the 9986 is that I have been through exactly the same process that some of these chaps are going through now and came out the other end, after exhaustive testing and research, with the conclusion that the Philips was the best for me. Your statement that everybody is just going to recommend what they have bought may have an element of truth, but I feel it undermines the integrity of the whole forum to suggest that is all we are doing....A lot of us put a huge amount of effort into trying to help others with their purchases and I resent your statement.

    To answer LG Chet, the Pixel resolution will be exactly the same on both the Philips 9976 and the Toshiba. ie 1366 x 768. The Philips specs I was refering to are its Contrast Ratio and its pixel response times. 800:1 and 12ms respectively. The Toshiba's Contrast Ratio is an average 600:1 which has got to have a slightly detrimental effect on black levels. In fact I notice most of the web sites marketing this set have the CR at 500:1. It's Pixel Response time is hard to track down, but I expect it's 16ms or thereabouts.

    Jimmy
     
  11. LG Chet

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    thats very informative jimsan, thanks.

    Can I just ask you what your Sky/Cable viewing is like? any solerisation/poor image at all via RGB Scart?

    Cheers.
     
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    Hi LG,

    Picture Quality is superb. I use decent quality scarts (£5.99 from www.tvcables.co.uk) and tend to set the TV to fairly soft settings. These settings can be found elsewhere on the forum. (I'll put a thread link in if you want).

    I can Email you screen shots if you like. Contact me privately for these.

    Jimmy
     
  13. LG Chet

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    you have a pm Jim.

    thanks.
     
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    Thanks Jimmy received e-mail, but havent received pics, could you send me some to that same e-mail address? cheers
     
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    You got 'em!

    Jimmy
     
  16. LG Chet

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    Cheers Jimmy, excellent looking set up.

    I may now look at the phillips (one down from yours) is there much difference between the models? and have you seen thew PQ from sky on 9976?

    Thanks
     
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    Hi LG Chet, i have just took delivery of my 9976 set about 2 days ago. I have set it up and i am amazed. Before purchasing the set i had heard a lot of scare stories about sky being a terrible picture. I set up my set and was expecting the worse really, but i was amazed at the quality of the picture. i feel alot of the comments made about sky and LCD tv's is exaggerated. i have got mine set up using RGB scart and the picture is great. The only issue that i find is you get slight ghosting affect when something moves across the screen fast but is only minor and doesnt happen all the time. The LCD really coms into its own when you play a DVD through it though it adds so much depth to the picture that it almost looks 3 dimensional and the definition of the picture is awesome. You can see the most fine detail on peoples skin. I would reccomend this TV to anyone, as the extra spec on the 9986 i feel does not justify the extra £500 although people may disagree. If £1500 is your budget i would reccomend the 9976. I did look at the panasonic but the fact that it wasnt HDTV compatible put me off. People may disagree with what i have said but this is a personal opinion, so you have to make the decision yourself.go and have a look in stores and find out What youreally think about the PQ. Hope this has been helpful

    Aaron
     
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    There you go LG Chet! Aaron has one and likes it.

    The differences between the two are minimal really. The 9986 has PixelPlus2 and Ambilight and really that's it!

    However, these two features are fantastic and to my mind, (I wanted the very best picture available), worth it. If you think the picture is excellent with the 9976 Aaron, then the 9986 is better again. The Ambilight is a toy, but a brilliant one. It adds a whole new dimension to TV viewing.

    Up to you LG.

    Jimmy
     
  19. LG Chet

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    Cheers guys, appreciate it. I will have a serious think about it and then make a decision.

    I saw the Samsung LW32A33WX today and that also looked pretty amazing, so it's now between the 3 :D

    Once again, thanks for the info.
     

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