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LCD - no go, CRT is the choice, but what one?

Discussion in 'TVs' started by benn_jii, Aug 8, 2005.

  1. benn_jii

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    I have followed these forums for about 7 weeks now, both for CRT and LCD.

    I was that close to buying a 32" Panasonic for £1500 then reality hit me again!!

    I only watch normal TV, dont even have Freeview yet (used to have Telewest - got rid of it - sick of paying for repeats!!!), i watch the odd DVD.

    With standard definition TV, CRT's appear to still be the way to go - if you have the space for them.

    Need a recommendation on a 32" WIDESCREEN please.. one with switchable 50/100Hz switching? and very good value.
    I`ve done the rounds at Currys etc.., the Tosh 32zp48p looks ok but the wife likes the slim line Samsung WS32Z308P - i have to agree - PQ looked okay to me, really slim (so its not confined to the livin room).

    Read plenty on geometry issues on all widescreen sets but for the money less than £500 notes - very hard to resist i tells ya.

    I`m actually going insane with making a decision :lease: i had a 24" Nokia 4:3 screen (rebadged Bush?) for the last 9 years!! - so i`m not that piccy.

    any advice will be read and valued..
     
  2. red16v

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    Hi, I thoroughly recommend the Toshiba 32ZP48 but you may have to push your budget up a 'pinch'. Regards, yt.
     
  3. 5lab

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    you wont get 50/100hz switching on any tv
     
  4. benn_jii

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    Thanks for the feed back :thumbsup:

    Looks like i`m going down the Panasonic TX32PD50C route:

    nice, simple, no nonsense TV

    Will post a review, (from a non techie view point)..

    Cheers :clap:
     
  5. per-Sony-fied

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    I like the Panny so much so that I recently bought one :)

    A word of warning it is bliddy heavy, more so than the 32" Tosh that's raved about on here.

    There's a few quirks I've noticed that have been omitted/incorrect from the control software.

    1) No auto detection of Component in.
    2) Only switches to an active scart i/p upon power up of the connected product.
    3) No auto volume control for channels/adverts.
    4) Auto detection of aspect ratio for 4:3 is wrong. 4:3 aspect ratio has to be set for detection to work correctly.

    Personal hates:

    AV *cycle* button omitted (uses 4 coloured selection buttons instead, which have to be activated for use)

    No time clock function (useful for analogue viewing).

    Positives:

    Great black level but possibly not as good as the Tosh (32ZP48)
    Very clear and vibrant picture without being over bright (my old Sony suffered from a shiny glare which proved tiring overtime)
    DVD via progressive component looks tremendous but not quite as good as I was expecting (maybe a better lead will change things... something I will know in a few days)
     
  6. Maki

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    My Sony KV36FS76 can be switched from 100 Hz to 50Hz DRC to 100Hz DRC. Incidently 50Hz DRC is by far the best, stunning results.
     

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