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LCD TV (widescreen) - any recommendations?

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by TP2K, Jul 19, 2003.

  1. TP2K

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    Since prices have dropped, I am looking at one for the bedroom. Does anyone have any recommendations? Particularaly keen on a 16:9 model if poss...

    TIA!
     
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    Check out the other thread.. about the the Relisys 17" widescreen.

    For the money I think its great :)

    Or theres a 17" wide Philips which unbeatable have in there latest sale catalogue. Its about £630 or something near that.

    Cheers

    Matt
     
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    and the Grundig from Comet
     
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    I have the 15" widescreen panasonic - great picture and out of this world sound for such a small TV. Premium price, but excellent quality - highly recommended.

    Further to Nigel's comment, I have it mounted on a tilting wall bracket (again further cash) and the viewing is very good. I guess it depends on how / where you view your tv from - sit up, lie down or hanging from ceiling
     
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    I can recommend the Sony Wega LCD, fantastic styling and great picture. The Panny, Lowe and Sony have more Wow factor over the cheaper models around but depends on your budget.
     
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    Sharp Auos are the "bEST" LCD panels available!!! 22" WS is lovely Kicks panny/LG of the pitch and the 37" is pretty sexy too!
     
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    It ain't as good as the Samsung (IMO).
     
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    For bedroom television the 17" LCD widescreen Grundig was my choice. At the time (few months ago) I compared all the 17" 16:9 models and this had best in class specifications (brightness, colour, contrast, refresh, etc.) and actually looked the best in side-by-side comparison (albeit with crappy RF).

    It has component input, not RGB which means another JS-Tech RGB2YUV for the Sky digibox; but the PQ is excellent.

    It does have an idosyncratic remote control though.

    StooMonster
     
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    it also makes a great computer monitor as well!
     
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    What are you using to scale in a picture via the VGA socket ?

    And would this work for any lcd tv ? (I have a Relisys)

    Cheers

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    As The Beekeepers say Grundig is good widescreen monitor too -- 1280x768 resolution -- although not quite square pixels, so some distortion.

    But I use mine for a television in the bedroom and I feed Sky digital to LCD's component video inputs, and therefore use it's internal scaler and it looks great.

    To be honest, once you're in/on bed watching, the PQ is excellent and scaling is not an issue. The only thing that's annoying is the Chroma Bug from Sky digibox, but I can only see that up close.

    In fact, when in my bed I can't really tell any difference between RF and YUV input or see the Chroma Bug as the bed's headboard is about 7m away from bay window where screen is located -- perhaps I should've got a bigger screen?

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    It sure isn't the looks pitch that the Auos kicks the Panny off (IMO).
    With those chunky plastic speakers to each side the Sharp in the animal world would def be an elephant.:laugh:
     
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    Hi TP2K,

    The Relisys RLT1720 is excellent value for around £430. :smashin:

    Steve
     
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    Before deciding all the screens I could afford were to small for my room I did a bit of maths. A 19in 4:3 LCD like the DABS value Atec AL190 gives the same size widescreen picture as a 17in Relisys. The Relisys is a faster panel and has a tuner built in but the 4:3 gives you a larger PC screen. Depends on what you want really.

    Can't comment on PQ as I've not seen either.
     
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