LCD TV - Hansol, Philips, Iiyama or Relisys

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    Hi All

    I am planning to buy a LCD widescreen 17" TV / Monitor, I will be using it for both watching TV(sky) and for my PC as a monitor.

    I found the following 4 models and I am not sure which one to go for. Can anyone recommend any of these monitors.

    Hansol 17" WideScreen TFT LCD TV HW1710 for 340 pounds
    Relisys 17 Inch LCD Flat Screen Wide Aspect Television for 380
    Iiyama ProLite C171WT - LCD TV - TFT - 17" for 410
    Philips 17" Widescreen LCD TV for 450

    Philips one is quite expensive compared to Hansol one but I am not sure if it does have more features.

    The Relisys one has lot of reviews some bad and some good, does any one here have this or know about this monitor.

    Would really apprecite any help on this

    thanks
    David
     
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    The 1st 3 all use the same panel, the philips might as well, just I'm not sure. The Iiyama, does that have a 2 yr warranty? Might be good for such a small price premium. I can see nothing much wrong with the relysis, I haven't seen the other 2 cheapies running, I do not think the philips is noticeably better.
     
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    The relisys also comes with a 3yr warranty, so thats worth a pretty penny
     
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    Thanks for the replies... :)

    I found a website which selles the Hansol 17" for 300 quid, the cheapest so far, is this any good.

    All of the monitors have atleast 2 year warranty.

    The hansol one also has progressive scan but the relisys one doesnt have this feature. Also viewing angle is only 120 for Hansol but for others its 160, will that make a big difference.

    Thanks

    David
     
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    ohh! what website as im also currently looking into 17" w/s Tv's (for the bedroom)
     
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    I am not sure if i am allowed to put other website URLs in the forum, so i have sent you a private message with the url...
     
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    replied :)
     
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    Hi david_lee - don't suppose you could PM me the website on which you found the Hansol could you?
    cheers,
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    sent....

    seems very popular, so far 3 ppl requested the hansol link....

    anyone on this forum have this.... any good?
     
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    i think you'll find its the price... ;)
     
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    Can you also send me the link :lease:
     
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    The Hansol says it has progressive scan but that's probably because all LCDs are inherently progressive scan. I doubt you'll be able to input a progressive scan signal as it doesn't have YPbPr component inputs. Philips claim the same thing in their brochure and it doesn't have component inputs either. Though the Philips has DCDi, which is one of the better deinterlacers around.

    The Relisys doesn't have a SCART input so the best quality you can get out of your Sky box will be composite video (yuck), or S-video if you have some of the Grundig models or Sky+.
     
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    I was just browsing the board as I have been looking for the Relisys mainly for the price. The comment about the scart socket seems very important if I wish to connect Freeview or Sky.

    Do the other options have a scart in?

    The Hansol appears a good deal at the price quoted. Could someone please forward on the website details to me :thumbsup:

    Thank you very much

    owl36 :lease:
     
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    The thing is only a 17" 2nd TV in the bedroom for God's sake! Probably fed by RF anyway, or composite from 2nd scart at best. OK S-video for those with the grundig sky box, but on a small screen it's really not going to matter that much. Get the aspect ratio right, and it will be adequate for puropse.
     
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    link sent...
     
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    owl36, the Hansol and Philips have RGB SCART input, the other two have YPbPr component input instead.

    MAW, fair enough if it's going to be feed by RF. It depends on how sensitive you are to composite video artefacts (colour fringing). I notice it on my own 14" CRT sat 7 feet away.

    The best bet would be to get one that supports both types of input like the Goodmans GTV17WLCD (also rebadged as Bush, Akai and Medion), though some people note the picture is a little soft.
     
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    i have ordered relisys one from ebuyer, will let you know how it goes once i get it dayafter...
     
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    would be interested to know how it performs, thanks.
     
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    Thank you for your comments regading the inputs into a 17i widescreen LCD. I guess the differences probably do not matter that much.

    I am currently torn between the Relysis and the Hansol. The latter is Cheap...always a winner, the Relisys has a number of favourable reviews but is 25% more expensive.

    After all it is only a second TV in the bedroom.

    I am a real novice at this game. I am looking at a small LCD before the bigger purchase...either a 26' LCD or 42 Plasma. Another great debate I am sure.

    Could anyone offer me any more advice? Also do these two machines have r/c. I cannot find anything to confirm or refute this. This feature is important!!! :)

    Thanks to you all

    owl36 :thumbsup:
     
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    hi all

    I just got my relisys lcd tv....

    first it looked a bit small but the size is good. probably because I had it next to 28" grundig tv :)

    I connected my xbox and the quality was good.. ( but sometimes it looks a bit soft in the games)

    Also I tried the TV, the TV quality was really good, I had it next the grundig tv and the relisys quality was really good comparred to the grundig...

    at some angles its a bit greyish.....

    Overall very happy with the tv....

    David

    :)
     
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    Whats it like feeding a composite signal from the likes of a freeview box? have you tried it at all?

    Glad your happy with your purchase :thumbsup:
     
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    The relisys is not bad with composite. Sometimes a signal with over bright colours helps you out! I have a customer who has 4 of them, and a composite and audio distribution system via cat5 wire They already use the RGB for their plasma, so we used what was left for the little screens. (from 1 sky box) Most of the composite drawbacks don't show up as it's too small, they decided against going s-video after trials of both on cost grounds, and the small improvement for the extra cash. A different story on anything bigger I'm sure.
     

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