Looking for a sub £600 32" LCD - best options?

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  1. Hallsy

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    OK, so after my LG CRT dieing earlier in the year I decided I'd buy a new LCD after xmas.

    I'm pretty sure I'll be looking for a 32" but maybe a 37", I need to measure my viewing distance and make a firm choice.

    Not looking to spend more than £600 really. Are there any 37" worth having with that budget - that could be the decider!!??

    I've had a quikc look through on pricerunner and on here, but I'm out of touch with what sets are current and which are old and so maybe reduced for that reason. Just after some recommendations really :)

    I've got a 20" Tosh 20WLT56 in the bedroom and I'm happy with that.
     
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    Samsung 32R74BDX is a good set and there are some sub £600 prices around
     
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    OK< thanks, I'll give that a look, found it for &#163;560

    Any of these worth a look? :

    Sharp LC-32GD8E &#163;540
    Sharp LC-32SA1E &#163;545
    Sharp LC-32GA8E &#163;555
    Tosh 32WL66P &#163;553
    Sharp Aquos LC-32SD1E &#163;565
    Toshiba 32WLT66 &#163;594

    I have a spare freeview box so it's doesn't have to integrated, but would be one less box if it is, so not too fussed either way.

    I was considering either of the Tosh's (is there any difference other than integrated freeview?) but the Samsung does look like a good spec.
     
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    Anymore for anymore?
     
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    How about Philips 32PF7531D/10 from Dixons @£599 delivered ??? sorry can't do link!
     
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    Got a friend of mine on the verge of going for that one this week but having read a lot of good stuff about the Toshiba 32WLT66 I'm tempted to recommend she maybe goes for that one instead. Just can't seem to find much feedback on the Philips.
     
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    i saw that phillips advertised last night on tv and had a look at it, im sure its native res is something non hd, scaling **** ahhoy i think
     
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    Tosh 32WL66P &#163;553

    thats what you want!! i got one and its superb.
     
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    More and more tempted by the tosh, but will be taking a look at a few around the shops tomorrow. Doubt I'll be buying in store though.
     
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    Have you got a link?
     
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    Was going to ask the same - looks a good price.

    Dixons are doing the WLT for £619 currently too which also looks a good price.
     
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    Hi there, I was just wondering where you found the Sammy 32R74BDX for £560. Can anyone shed any light on this??? Best I can see at the moment is £585.
     
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    Got it down to £575 at Currys with free delivery.

    Use codes: bppod10 (make sure it is selected home delivery) and prfreedel at the checkout.
     
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    Sorry the prices I quoted were from pricerunner, but were pre-delivery.

    Jazz monkey - good work, I got it down to &#163;595, but didn't have a code for free delivery, may well get this one at that price :)
     
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    OK, so been out looking at a few and unfortunately the Samsung 32R74BD is out as missus doesn't like the look of it, I'm not too convinced myself either, the rounded edges look a little cheap I think, and won't look as good on the wall as something a little sharper.

    Reckon it's between the Tosh 32WLT66 or Philips 32PF7531D, I thought the Philips set looked really classy, but will be going through the reviews to get an idea of PQ. Also liked the look of the Sony KDL-32S2030 but possibly a little out of price range.
     
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    Any idea where the price of &#163;535 for the tosh came from?

    Cheapest i can find is 597 + 20 delivery!
     
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    I think that the price is for the 32WL66, but you've looked for the 32WLT66...

    If you go to Comet.co.uk you can get 15&#37; off their prices with this 15homeaudio code. Brings the 32WLT66 down to &#163;560.
     
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    the comet codes are for home audio not TVs!
     
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    yeah, the dumbass that I am I hadn't noticed that... I just got excited when I saw it and thought it included all aspects of home cinema.
     
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    You can get the 32wlt66 for &#163;575 through Currys, look on previous page, there is a code for -10&#37; then one for free delivery. That's best price I've found for it.
    Pretty good considering Currys instore want over &#163;700!
     
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    I placed an order for a returned LG screen this morning, but received a phone call telling me it had been purchased already.

    I was looking at going cheap, but it seems even the big boys can't get it right so god only knows what i'd be letting my self in for if i opted for a Yusmart or TECO, et al.

    Would the toshiba be my best option, my budget really is stretched at 550 but i would be willing to spend that bit extra if i new i was getting a decent set.

    I'll be using it for mainly Xbox 360 Gaming, SD DVD, HD DVD and eventually Sky.

    Any help appreciated, really looking to place an order today :D
     
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    From what I've read it is well received, I'm most likely to be ordering one myself as for &#163;575 I don't think you'll get much better. I am impressed my LG's PQ, but reliability is not great, and the LG CRT I had didn;t last long at all before the tube gave up.
    I was tempted by the Philips 32PF7531D as Dixons have it for &#163;599 in sale with free del, and there are codes about to get &#163;20 off so bringing to &#163;579, but the free delivery obviously only applies to a local radius as they tell me it is out of stock in my area.
     
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    I had my heart set on the LG, and can get a new one for 565 delivered.

    I might go for the LG unless someone can persuade me to spend the extra 10 and get a Tosh, it's a minefield i didn't realise just how difficult the small investment into an LCD would actually be, haha!
     
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    I'd go for the piece of mind with the Tosh, LG reliability doesn't sound good at the mo.
    I'm gutted as now both the Philips and the Tosh are showing as currently unavailable for me through currys, should;ve ordered one yesterday!! :(
     
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    I can't get the Tosh either..

    Stuff it lets go for LG, they ALL suffer in one way or another for reliability. Every large thread on here tells tales of people asking for returns, etc.
     
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    Which LG and where from mate?
     
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    I've also been looking for a 32" LCD for around £600 but was mainly sticking to in-store dixons/curry's because of the money involved! Is digital direct a reliable site?
     
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    With the discount you can get from buying online I'd go that way everytime, if you have to send it back it's not much more hassle really.
     
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    I have order loads of stuff, including a £2200 plasma from a site I hadn't used before, always make sure you use a credit card.
     

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