New HDTV for Xbox 360...

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clubber

Guest
Hey, first time on the forums so forgive me for any noobish questions...

Ok so i'm getting the 360 when it comes out in December and i've heard of these HDTV's and apparently they're meant to be the sh!t, so i'm planning on getting one.

I don't know alot about them but i do know i'm on a budget, so i've picked 2 rather cheap ones and was hoping for some feedback from you guys...

1) WS32Z308P SlimFit HD READY TV

or

2) WS32Z306VB SlimFit TV

I'm also open to any other TV's under £600. I would rather a flat screen, LCD but i was told CRT is better for gaming?


Thanks :thumbsup:
 

UKBOY

Active Member
As a happy owner (using it on a soft modded XBOX) my vote goes to :-

Samsung 26R41BD which can be had for £600 or possibly less ...........

Oh and welcome to the forums.

UKBoy.
 
C

clubber

Guest
Thanks for the replies.

I do like that Samsung TV that you guys pointed out, but i mean its only 26"

I'm using a 28" CRT widescreen at the moment, i'd like to go up in size not down.

What do u guys think of the TV i posted?
 
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2mass

Guest
but a 26" LCD is apx the same size as a 28" CRT just so you know.. cause of different measuring of the two monitor types.. myself iam getting a samsung LE 23R1B, because i cant afford a bigger and i will be sitting very close to it.. (student, live in a dorm atm)
 

Munkey Boy

Distinguished Member
clubber said:
I don't know alot about them but i do know i'm on a budget, so i've picked 2 rather cheap ones and was hoping for some feedback from you guys...

1) WS32Z308P SlimFit HD READY TV

or

2) WS32Z306VB SlimFit TV

I'm also open to any other TV's under £600. I would rather a flat screen, LCD but i was told CRT is better for gaming?
The first set you've posted doesn't do 720p, but only 1080i, and the second isn't an HD compliant set atall. HD on an LCD is every bit as good as CRT believe me, all the old ghosting issues have gone now. Plus it's hard to find CRTs that are HD compliant. I'd back up what every else has said - the 26" Samsung LCD may well be your best bet.
 
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JayList

Guest
LEEMJONES said:
Buy THIS

Enough said! Best TV on the market for about £600 its superb + digital tuner built in.
Looks good to me! :smashin:

Can't reccomend anything better for the price. Forget CRT for games.
 

Moogle

Novice Member
You're not going to find anything decent bigger then 26" for under 600 quid, especially HD ready. The Samsung LE26R41BD 26" mentioned is probably your best bet. It's a great TV for the price and has had a lot of positive feedback. I have one and am happy with it.
 
C

clubber

Guest
Thanks again for all the feed back guys.

Although i love the look of the Samsung 26" its just not big enough for my liking.

I think i'll wait for the same model in 32" to drop in price.
 

LEEMJONES

Novice Member
Fair enough mate. Ive got a42" plasma and the 26" samsung and honestly it doesnt look small when you see it. Sharpest TV I have seen for a long while but if you want the 32" mate then like you say just wait for the price to drop.
Stick with the Samsung though its a damn good TV.
 

Cowden_harley

Well-known Member
i got the 32 for the above price and love it. cracking tv
 
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clubber

Guest
Wow thanks for that Leemjones.

Cowden, did you get yours from the site he posted? I think i'd need to pay it on credit if thats an option?
 

LEEMJONES

Novice Member
My sister used them before didnt have any problems.

found a review of store HERE

they say it all went well but must not have ticked the recommend tab.
Like I said I have family that used them and with no problems.

Hope I helped save some cash
 
C

clubber

Guest
wow. u deffo have saved me a hell of a lot of money my friend. My mums just said i can have the TV cuz theres a buy now pay later option with no interest on top.

if you ever wanna play some Halo 2, add me, o TRUE PLAYA o
And i'll gladly help you get your rank up. I'm a 47 :)

Thanks again :D
 

LEEMJONES

Novice Member
thats what these forums are for mate.

Just a quick note though so you and your mum are 100% clued up.
After the buy now period you must pay the balance in FULL or you will get charged a large interest rate usually about 29%.

If you get 6 months interest free then divide the full amount you will have to pay by 6 and every month pay that into you savings account. That way after six months you can pay off the TV and have made enough interest to maybe buy a game or something.
 
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clubber

Guest
Cowden Harley, do you have any pictures of your Samsung set up? I'd like to see what it looks like set up.

Thanks :)
 

PioRow

Active Member
Saying you wont buy a 26" LCD because you have a28" CRT is not a good argument!!

My advice, get out a tape measure, measure the visible screen on your CRT, pop down to currys, find a 26" LCD measure that up. Hers my guess at what you will find.

26" LCD - just under 26"
28" CRT - just over 26"

CRT lose a whole lot of picture. a 37" LCD is so much bigger than a 36" CRT.

BUY a 26" LCD!!!!!
 
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clubber

Guest
Pio, i just did exactly that, my 28" CRT is actually a 26.5 inch lol. Never knew that.

But look on the bright side, that means my 32" samsung will be bigger than my mates 32" CRT, and thats huuuuuuge :D
 

Tejstar

Distinguished Member
clubber said:
But look on the bright side, that means my 32" samsung will be bigger than my mates 32" CRT, and thats huuuuuuge :D
I assume you're talking backside there! ;)
 
C

clubber

Guest
Ok i wasn't too sure if the 32" was big enough at first, cuz i do want something worth my money if you know what i mean.

After seeing these pictures, i was more than convinced...

pic 1

pic 2

How sexy is that beast :thumbsup:
 

Miyazaki

Novice Member
Both models of that tv have no hdmi or dvi on them. Obsolete technology mate. Not worth £400, and in 2 years time it will be one of the biggest doorstops in history.
 
C

clubber

Guest
If you would like to take a look at the Samsungs site, you will see it has both

click me

Have a read and get back to me :)
 

Miyazaki

Novice Member
My apologies. I thought you were still talking about the slim crt tvs!
 

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