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Looking to get my first LCD TV... Help!!!!

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by luce_ds, Nov 10, 2004.

  1. luce_ds

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    :lease: Hey guys,

    Been reading up on the AV forums and I have decided that LCD is the way to go....

    Looking at getting a 32inch LCD and the best one I can find in terms of price and quality is the Sharp LC-32GA4E. Was looking at spending £1300 and I dont really want to spend any more than that...

    What you guys things? Any suggestions??
    Pro's / Con's

    Thanks :lesson:
     
  2. hornydragon

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    sharp is a cracking bit of kit especailly with the free 3 year warranty direct from sharp
     
  3. luce_ds

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    so you would def go with it??? Do you have one at the mo?
     
  4. hornydragon

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    no i dont own, i used to sell them... and for a lot more than £1300.......you need to see it in action and worth comparing it to the TOSH and Panny LCD's perhaps also the philips (i personally dont like philips)
     
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    So how do you compare it to the tosh's and the panny's?? Which would you pick ou of the three?
     
  6. hornydragon

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    money no object panny then sharp but you need to see it in action
     
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    Anyone know if £1242+£35(del) is the best price around???
     
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    witth little extra u must find sell anything on ebay and get a sharp 3 year warr what a bargain!! then next tosh 32wl48 very good!! save ur pennies sell ur stuff lol.
     
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    Also, if you can get past the 'but it's from Currys' prejudice, have a look at the Logik 27", especially if you have component video and prog scan capability on your DVD player.

    No, it's not the best set in the world - the sound is only average, the remote control acts like it's on mogadon, but the picture is excellent and since we spend most of our viewing on DVD and home theatre, these problems don't matter. We got ours as an interim measure when our CRT went bust. We wanted a thin screen but we weren't prepared to pay the insane prices being asked for plasma. So we got the Logik and now we'll wait a couple of years until the plasma prices tumble (and they will, just like any electrical goods).
     
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    My prediction: In a couple of years (ish) the standard offered by LCDs will mean that Plasma is probably close to death.
     
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    Just took delivery of the Sharp LC-32GA4E y'day. To my eyes, it's simply stunning. I spent many hours reading various reviews and plenty of posts on this forum, but it was a recommendation from a friend that helped me decide. Needless to say, it was a great recommendation.

    I paid 1242+35 for delivery from TV and Video Direct. Great nextday service.

    HTH
     
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    I am in the same position of not knowing which LCD to purchase. However, a friend of mine sent me this link (http://www.samsungexplore.co.uk/playing/join_in/join_in_submit.aspx) which offers me the chance to save my money for a while and see if I win one. That way, if I don't think LCD is better than CRT I haven't lost anything!

    I use competitions quite a bit to try out new equipment and I have been successful enough to get an HP laptop and assorted bits and bobs, most of which I am happy with. If Samsung stuff is as good as their website, well, I shouldn't be too disappointed!

    Right, I'm off to Comet to check out those Panny and Sharp LCDs, just in case Santa is feeling flush this year!
     
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    judders, do you the link tot he site where you bought your Sharp LCD from..
    cheers mate. :)
     
  14. Judders

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    Judders dont keep us in suspense what is it like with a PC input.
     
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    haven't tried it yet, due to a lack of DVI cable. I'm gonna try and pick one up at the weekend. Will let you know then :)
     
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    You could well be right - I was using 'plasma' as a shorthand for 'large thin screen' in my post. I think LCD on paper is a more appealing technology with better long-term potential. I also think that we'll see a plummeting in prices.

    My hunch is that in a few years' time, a 32"+ thin screen will be the norm for everyone who wants one. The desirable screen type by then will be a ginormous ultra-thin LCD that rolls down like a roller blind and can be rolled up when not needed for things like movies, etc and an 'ordinary' 42" will suffice for mundane things like watching the news.

    Well. we can dream, can't we?
     

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