money going to waste?



Hi, its my first post and have been following these forums for about a month now. Ive decided to take the plunge and buy and lcd 32 or 37 inch.

my problem is i already have sky + and am buying the jvcths66 surround system. All the lcds ive looked at have freeview built in and speakers. is there an lcd out their that is just a screen with the required inputs and hd ready. this is all i require and you see these kind of screens in pubs and shops.

are the more "commercial" quality of picture as good as regular lcds? any help would be great! thanks


Active Member
Have you considered a Plasma panel along the lines of a Panasonic PHD8? Screen only, you add the inputs you require and you're away. :)

In so far as "commercial" Plasmas, the picture quality is considered by many to be *better* than a regular TV. This is due to every penny going into the screen rather than extra bits such as the speakers, tuner etc...


this is what i was thinking the money is spent on the picture! however its hard to research and find reviews on these types of screens! any advice will be helpful! is there a website that specialises in these plasmas/lcd?


Well-known Member
You want to get yourself over to, they do lots of commercial panels like the Panny PHD8, plus others :D




just had a look at the website but seeing as i was spending no more than 1500 on an lcd (jvc lt-32dx7bj) then the prices are steep. are ther not any around the 1k mark as its not going to include the freeview and speakers?


Standard Member
you'll find some without freeview, but the best you'll do is "removable" for the speakers. Try the Hitachi 32LD700. My mate just got one for about 1050.

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