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Lexsor 32" LCD

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by bren.wright, Oct 3, 2005.

  1. bren.wright

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    Hi guys,

    I have been scowering the site over the past couple of weeks for information on LCD TVs. I am looking for either a 30" or 32" tv, the other day I got an email from qed with a 32" Lexsor LCD:

    http://www.qed-uk.com/?i=13gq0i0LoBAq&vp=5&bg=131&bp=32lcds&bi=0

    The email says it supports 1080i and 720p, does anybody know anything about it? It seems very cheap for a 32" screen, it's only £654?

    Thanks for any advice
     
  2. Chipps

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    Hi,

    I too have been looking for a 30" or 32" screen for a few weeks and this thread caught my eye. I've been in touch with the manufactures to get some more info about this set. This is what the sent me:

    Specifications:
    Model No. LC-32M5S
    Safety and regulation CE
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    AC cord VDE

    Display Feature
    Panel supplier CMO(TAIWAN);TFT-LCD
    Screen Size 32'' Wide
    Resolution 1366X768
    Brightness 550 nit
    Contrast 800:1
    Viewing angle 88/88/88/88
    Dot pitch 0.1730(H)x0.5190(V)
    Maximum colours 16,777,216
    Response Time <25ms

    Reception
    TV system PAL/SECAM;BG/DK/I/L/L''
    Channel coverage VHF 2-12, UHF 14-69, CATV (1-125)
    Tuner FST x 2
    Antenna impedance VHF-L, VHF-H,UHF 75ohm

    Sound
    Stereo sound system NICAM/IGR(OPTION)
    Speaker type Embedded
    Speaker Out 2
    Maximum audio output 7 watt x 2
    Auto Volume Control No
    Bass/Treble/Balance Yes
    Audio Mode Custom/Live/Pop/Rock
    Surround System SRS

    Terminals
    SCART 2
    RF : TV/CATV 75ohms coaxial 1
    AV : RCA 75ohms composite video 1
    S-Video : 4-pin DIN 1
    D-Sub 15 1
    DVI 1
    YPbPr /YCbCr : RCA 75ohms, 2
    L/R RCA for S-Video or AV 1
    Stereo mini phone Jack for PC 1
    Stereo mini phone Jack for DVI 1
    L/R RCA for YPbPr /YCbCr 2
    Earphone Jack : Stereo mini phone Jack 1

    I have emailed them back for clarification on the screen response time and whether thay consider this set to be HDTV ready.

    However, it looks quite good for the money. Anyone with more experience with these things than me care to comment?
     
  3. bren.wright

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    Hi there,

    I have also been sent the same information from the manufacturer by the looks of things.

    There is a section on there that says "Other Features" on mine which says the following:

    Progressive scan Yes
    PIP/POP/POP3 Yes
    Split screen Yes
    Mount support Wall mount
    Signal compatibility 1080i/720p/576p/480p
    TV stand Swivel Base
    Power supply AC100V-240V, 60/50Hz

    Looks hi-def compatible, dvi and support for 1080i/720p, just no mention about HDCP which is probably why it doesnt have the logo on.

    Seems a total bargain anyway, anybody bought one and comments?

    Thanks
     
  4. Chipps

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    I'm just waiting for clarification on the response time, if it's 16ms or less I'll stick an order in and see what it's like. If it sucks then I can just dust off the old Distance Selling regs and send it back within 7 days.

    I asked about it's HDTV capabilities and this is what they said:

    No mention of HDCP tho. I'm not really that bothered about it, my primary use for it will for use with an HTPC, watching DVDs and playing videogames.
     
  5. theredstar

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    Does this have a component input?
     
  6. Chipps

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    yep, looks like it has 2:

    YPbPr /YCbCr : RCA 75ohms, 2
     
  7. theredstar

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    Does this have a component input?
     
  8. silsila

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    They sell these in my local Miller Bros for £799. The offer says "Half Price...£1699 to £799". I nearly bought one. I asked for the manual and remote and had a play . The TV had a very good build to it. The AV inputs are down each side of the TV behind 2 detatchable covers. The sockets themselves are mounted on metal plates with no movement in them at all. I was quite impressed with this. There is only one component input by the way. From what I remember of the manual, it had a page listing its progressive modes, which I think was all of them in both 50 and 60hz. The Menu is very colourful and attractive....and big. It nearly fills the screen. There is slight slowdown when activating the pip. There is also a dedicated page in the menu for setting up the PC sockets, screen position ect. After reading the manual, the specs and functionality on this TV are excellent for the price and the build quality feels solid.
    But.....
    The reason I didn't buy it was the picture. I found the colours to be either very red or pale. The yellows seemed non-existent. Skin tones did not look natural and there seemed to be a bit of colour bleed. But, this was looking at the TV via the tuner and you know what they look like in some electrical retailers. I can't comment on the AV picture. Maybe it was just the tuner section that was crap. The blacks looked a little green aswell. Now comes the best bit. I tried changing the setup to fix the bad colour and overall picture by trying the presets in the menu, but to no avail. So I began altering the user preset. The picture looked a little soft so I began turning the contrast up. I was about to ask for an AV source to be plugged in to the telly and BAM, the TV cocked up. A 6 inch thick vertical band appeared on the right side of the screen. It was filled with blocks and various other corruptions. I switched off the set and back on. The band had gone, but when I changed channel it left the previous channel in the band and then the blocks appeared again. The assistant couldn't believe it. I told him it broke when I turned up the contrast. Miller's sent the TV back. I went back about a week later and there was a new one on display. This had the same colour issues via the tuner. I asked if I could take in my progressive scan DVD player or my xbox with the Hi-Def pack to give the TV more of a test. The guy said this would be fine. (Myself and the assistant are on first name terms now, i've spent that much time in the shop.) When I went back two days later, the TV had sold out including the display model. I tried again last week, but still no stock. Ah well. :rolleyes:
     
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    I don't suppose you got an accurate measure of the response time did you, Silsila?
     
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    Hiya, Just been reading through this thread. I bought the Lexsor LC32M1 LCD a couple of weeks ago from qed, and I have to say that it was a complete bargain - the picture on their website does it no justice! I've got it linked up to Sky tv at home and the picture is really good.
    I wouldnt hesitate to recommend this TV!
     
  11. silsila

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    25ms.



    YPbPr(component):

    480P @ 50hz, 60hz
    720P @ 60hz
    1080i @ 50hz, 60hz
    480i @ 50hz, 60hz


    D-sub/DVI-D:

    1024x768 @ 75Hz, 70Hz, 60Hz
    800x600 @ 85Hz, 75Hz, 72Hz, 60Hz
    720x400 @ 70Hz
    640x480 @ 75Hz, 60Hz
     
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    Thanks for the info Silsila, it looks like this isn't the panel for me. I'll end up with the 26" sammy at this rate. The extra screen size for free with the Lexsor almost had me quite excited, but this'll be no good for playing games or using with my HTPC.
     
  13. silsila

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    No probs.

    I'd like to find out whether or not it's just the analog tuner thats wishywashy and the AV section is fine.
     
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    Scart 1 supports RGB, Scart 2 supports composite and s-video. There are also separate s-video and composite sockets. The D-sub and DVI-D sockets each have their own 3.5mm stereo input sockets.
     
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    Anyone found them any cheaper?
     
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    Re Response time, courtesy of DIXONS

    High Definition Ready

    Sub 16ms picture response rate

    Nicam Stereo Sound (10x2W)

    Picture-In-Picture facility

    DVI Connectivity with HDCP

    Component Input

    PC Connectivity

    S-Video Input

    Table Top Stand Included

    Wall Mountable


    IS IT A YES OR NO?
     
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    ..spent a while in Currys yesterday - tried this one. Nice crisp image from my lappy, couldn't get it to map 1:1 via VGA or DVI though.

    No go for me unless a workaround comes along
     
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    They have this in Makro, not sure about the price...
     
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    799 in currys, less on line with vouchers and discounts.
     
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    I've got this tv but only in our bedroom so I can't comment on the Av!
    I've found the channels 1-5 to be fine (via an extension rf lead from my sky box) Channel 7 which I have sky on is pretty good, It's slightly fuzzy when fast moving pics are on it but not bad considering it isn't digital!
     
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    Hi, Just purchased a Lexsor 27inch, connected to Sky digi box but the picture is lousey. i am a complete novice with LCDs any help please??????
     
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    LCDs and Plasmas are pretty poor for sky feeds.

    some channels are better than others.

    to see the true quality stick a dvd player via component on it
     
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    Hey all,

    I'm getting this TV on tuedsay to replace an Hitachi 32LD7200.

    Why wouln't this tv be good for games?

    (I'll be using it mainly for my 360 and pc every now and again)
     
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    you're replacing the Hitachi? what was wrong with it?
    from what i've read it's one of the best reviewed sets.
     
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    The price mainly, the tv i'm getting is £500 cheaper.

    I get the feeling I'm going to regret the desicion tho' :(
     

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