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LCD screen signal

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs Forum' started by matt_s, Nov 29, 2004.

  1. matt_s

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    Nov 29, 2004
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    Apologies if this is a bit of an obvious question.

    I am considering buying an LCD screen (isn't everyone!) and I am pretty sure I will go for the 26" Sharp if I can track one down!

    I only have a regular analogue TV aerial though. I want to use the screen for watching DVD's and also TV.

    Any comments on how this will look would be much appreciated?!

    And also how can I get a digital signal? By adding a freeview box maybe? I don't really want to get Sky at the moment.

    Thanks for your help!

  2. ginger


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    It really depends on how good a reception you get. Most people will agree that, whilst LCDs are capable of producing fantastic pictures from a good source, they are not tolerant of a poor quality input. I don't have an aerial and only watch TV via my Sky box - from good channels the picture is excellent, but with one of the cheap & nasty channels which broadcasts on a low bit-rate it's unwatchable (though, to be fair, it would be regardless of picture quality!)

    Freeview will give you a digital signal, but again the quality of your reception will affect the picture. Go to http://www.freeview.co.uk/ and type in your postcode to find out if your area is covered.

    I've seen the 26" Sharp in a shop local to me and with the ropey feed they gave it, it looked great from about 3m. Any closer and you would need a good signal IMHO.

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