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My Ultimate LCD

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by DangerMouse!, Dec 21, 2004.

  1. DangerMouse!

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    When can we expect something like this:

    32"

    Picture quality to rivial my 5 year old 100hz Tosh CRT

    Some kind of PixelPlus2 tech to sort out bad analogue TV and/or freeview singals

    Looks slick like the new sharp titainium series not fat & ugly like the phillips

    And of course £1500 or less

    That would be my Ultimate LCD, but when will something like this be availble?

    Anyone got any ideas?
     
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    not fat & ugly like the phillips
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    wait for the Titanium to drop to £1500?
     
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    jimsan, you gotta admit, the PF9986 is a chunky beast. Put me right off it when I finally saw it in the flesh :eek: Flame suit on, prepared for toasting ;)
     
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    lol, sure it's massive but it aint exactly ugly.

    No Sony in the looks department though..

    Not that looks matter of course ;)
     
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    Even if the Titanium to drop's to £1500 the picture quality with a less than perfect source is not going to cut it as the Sharp needs a decent feed.

    All the manufacturers have something going for them

    Philips/Sony the tech
    Sharp/Loewe the looks
    Toshiba the Price

    One of them just needs to get all 3 together
     
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    Agreed - despite being a bit big-boned ;) it's still a damn good lookin' screen :thumbsup:

    Sony - Pah! Sony Schmony :smashin:
     
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    Yeah, she's a big old bird OK. The MRX1 is probably better looking, but the Philips looks great in the right place.

    Mine is placed on a Kenmark glass stand that is even wider than the TV - 1100mm. It looks terrific. Place it on a wee rubbishy stand and I could imagine it looking a tad awkward.

    Sony are usually really good at designing their products, but if we are talking ugly.....the M1. Eeek!

    Jimmy
     
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    I agree with that. Philips product design always seems a bit naff. Their top of the range LCDs have an awkward unbalanced look. I prefer the design of some of their cheaper LCDs like the 23PF9956. (But I'd never buy a Philips because their entire brand has, for some reason, an association in my mind with cheap, breakable plastic.)

    James
     
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    Actually, I take it back. The MRX1 is damn pretty. But the M1 is a complete minger! When I was first shopping around for an LCD, I wandered into my local Sony shop and couldn't believe my eyes. I wondered if Chris Bangle (responsible for the new BMW's) had started working for Sony? ;)

    BTW - the 32PF9986 was my first choice, but I ultimately decided to go for the Sharp 32GA4E. Very happy with my purchase too :thumbsup:
     
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    Kinda agree with you there James...Never been a great Philips fan and have said so before on this forum.

    However, the 9986 IS well built, but is certainly not pretty. I suppose, in the right place, it can best be described as.......imposing. In an Arnold Shwatsisface kind of way.

    Anyway, and crucially, it is the best LCD out there at the moment.

    Jimmy
     
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    I think that is debatable. I think you may find that there are others that are equally good and in some respects, better as they don't force compromises on you like the 9986 does.
     
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    These things are always open to debate, Ian, thank goodness. I have found, for my purposes that the 9986 is compromise free. It works beautifully and performs well above my expectations.

    If you know of an LCD that does a better job at this price and size then I'd love to hear about it. I road tested, as thoroughly as possible, 11 different 30 - 32" LCD's and read about many more....the 9986 was the best.

    Jimmy
     
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    The M1 looks alright in the flesh and in the right setting, agreed it does look a bit ugly in photos though. (got one on my wall, and one in a box to sell)
     

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