OK - I give up. Help! New Tv needed......

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  1. ScoobyDoo555

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    Hello - posted a few little things on the site before, but nothing major.

    I pride myself on being a techno-boffin (moreso in audio/IT), but I have to admit to knowing a fraction of sweet FA about TVs!! :D

    This site is great, BUT very overwhelming for a newbie - there's too much information! :)

    I need help. We're looking for a new TV to replace my old 28" Toshiba CRT.

    At tops, we can go up to a 37" due to size restrictions in the lounge.

    I have a budget of up to £800. and a few "perfect world" criteria -

    1. more than 1 HDMI
    2. To be able to connect my Xbox 360, Wii, Tosiba SD530e DVD (composite output is possible) and Sky box (Panasonic).....
    3. It would be nice to just go and PICK the item up from a shop (Herefordshire!)
    4. Decent display quality - not necessarily 1080p
    5. VGA/monitor input (would be nice) - either PC or my MacBookPro.
    6. The ability to switch the TV off ;)
    7. SCART/S-video etc connections too
    8. The Freeview aspect isn't as important, but "never say never" :D

    Are there any other options I should be looking at?

    Sound quality isn't an issue (;)) - got a Yamaha DTS AV Amp (AX620) to cater for that lot.

    We've been looking at the Toshiba wlt66, but it seems to be a case that IF you get a good one, it's pretty reliable. Woe betide you if you get a dodgy one though! (dodgy buzzing noises etc)

    Can anybody help, recommend me some LCD panels to look at, as I really am struggling with this :(

    Thanks in advance,

    Dan (ScoobyDoo555)
     
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    anybody? :)

    Dan
     
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    Lot of info there, the Tosh 66 was said to have bad blacks, skintones and viewing angles by some owners in the threads here, it put me off then along came newer 1080p panels from Sharp at same price range (now dirt cheap as of Boxing day price cuts from Empire Direct).
     
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    Thanks Bliss :)

    Do you mean this one?
    Sharp

    Any others to look out for?

    Dan :)
     
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    I actually meant the new 1080p (1920x1080) panels, that set you linked to is a 720p (1280x720) or actually (1366x768) in size, but if thats all you need thats fine.

    Sharp LC37XD1E

    Sharp LC42XD1E

    http://www.empiredirect.co.uk/conte...=32-60&tp1=R&sp3=Yes&tp3=O&order=best&m=Sharp

    I know the 37" 1080p is over £800, someone said it was less and went back up I think (not 100% sure I bought the 46" with £500 off), it will come down more I think esp as that was boxing day price and now its January sales time and probably a price war and the newer Sharp range will again drop the XD1E prices.
     
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    aww dont tell me that i was gonna get a tosh 32wlt66 now im not sure again:(
     
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    Read the threads and make your own choice, ideally go and see it in action in a store, dont go by me as I only read same as you can, that TV has been out a long time now.
     
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    trouble is they never look good in the store i just wish people wouldnt say a tv isnt good without giving good reason as to why.:D
     
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    TBH, there seems to be very little choice at 37".

    JVC (37dr7) & LG (37LC3R) look pretty good.

    The Toshiba 37WLT66 is proving a bit of a risky purchase though, due to it's "issues". The 32" version seems ok though :) The 68 looks good, but out of my price range!

    Samsung don't do a 37", but do a half decent 32" or 40" for a bit more (don't think I can stretch though)

    However, I *think* I've got a bit of a shortlist -

    Bear in mind the criteria - (to include my Xbox 360 & Wii, Toshiba SD530e (prog scan) DVD, Sky). No need for good sound, as it will all be going through my existing Yamaha AV amp. Would also like to be able to plug in my PC/MacBook Pro (although not essential)
    Freeview tuner not essential either, due to having Sky, but never say "never"! :D Don't need any USB/media card reading either.

    The shortlist so far is -

    Panasonic
    TX-32LXD600

    Panasonic
    TX-32LXD60A

    JVC
    LT-32DX7

    JVC
    LT-37DR7

    Samsung
    LE32R74BDX

    Samsung
    LE32N73BD

    LG
    37LC3R

    Sharp
    LC37GD8E

    The only ones that I'm put off with are the Panny - due to not being able to produce "Pro Evo 6" on the 360 too well.....


    Can anybody tell me the other pros/cons of these sets?

    Cheers,

    Dan :)
     
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    At EmpireDirect, the 42inch version dropped temporarily to £1099 around xmas and just before the new year it went back up to the current price of £1199. The lowest the 37inch has been at ED is £999 and has not been below this mark before.
     

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