New LCD Reviews/Advice needed

David McGarry

Standard Member

I'm looking to buy a new LCD TV in the next week or two. I've had my heart set on a Toshiba 40XF355D for the last couple of months, and prices have dropped recently. I was also tempted by the Sony 40W3000.

But then I read the review of the LE40A656 from Samsung and was immediately tempted. I have a Samsung 32" LCD now, which has served me well.

However, the 40A656 is still slightly pricey at the moment. So I've been looking at the cheaper 40A558, but no one has reviewed it yet. I've also spotted the new Toshiba 42XV505, which on paper looks great too.

I want a 1080p/24 set to take full advantage of Blu-ray (via PS3) and less so HD-DVD (HD-EP30). Other than that, I upscale standard DVD via the PS3 and have Sky+.

Has any one bought a 40A558 or 42XV505? Are they any good, and how would they compare to the 40A656 or 40XF355?

Given the choice, Is it worth paying the extra money for the 40A656 or 40W300?, or iss the olderToshiba still a better buy. Or do I hold on another month for official reviews of the new models.

The more I wait, the more confused I get!

Thanks for any advice.


Active Member
Also look at the new 40F355 that offers better 24p and 100Hz, at around £1100

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