New HDTV for Xbox 360...

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  1. clubber

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    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:
     
  2. UKBOY

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    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.
     
  3. Tejstar

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    If I was in the mkt for a HDTV for under £600 I'd go for the same! :thumbsup:
     
  4. LEEMJONES

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    Buy THIS

    Enough said! Best TV on the market for about £600 its superb + digital tuner built in.
     
  5. clubber

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    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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    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)
     
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    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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    Looks good to me! :smashin:

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

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  12. LEEMJONES

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    32" model is £1099.99 at cometHERE

    but

    is £854.00 HERE

    eh do I look after you or what haha


    Plus they do buy now pay later go on you know you wanna!
     
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    i got the 32 for the above price and love it. cracking tv
     
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    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?
     
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    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
     
  16. clubber

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    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
     
  17. LEEMJONES

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    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.
     
  18. clubber

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

    Thanks :)
     
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    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!!!!!
     
  20. clubber

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    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
     
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    I assume you're talking backside there! ;)
     
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    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:
     
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    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.
     
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    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 :)
     
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    My apologies. I thought you were still talking about the slim crt tvs!
     
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    DVI is compatible with HDMI, all you need is an adapter. :thumbsup:

    It seems like most are doing the same thing with the XBOX 360. I also have the Samsung 26" for that purpose. It's a lovely set and gets my full recommendation. :smashin:

    Although no doubt I'll be hooking the XBOX 360 upto my Panansonic 42" PV500 Plasma from time to time :D
     
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    lol, u gave me quite a scare actually :)
     
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    so you bought it then?
     
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    Well i'm going to order it 2moro now.

    Thanks for the advice though, appreciate it :smashin:
     
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    Bloody hell, is everyone on this forum going to have one of those Samsungs for the 360? It does seem like a bargain like, that's the reason I'm getting it aswell (the 26" tho). :D
     

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