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Please help! Broken LE32R51B - need to buy a replacement! any advice guys?

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by Unlight, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. Unlight

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    Hi guys

    Well it turns out the tearing problem on my LE3251B CANNOT be fixed. Got word back from the service engineers today.

    So, I now have £950 to spend with www.webelectricals.co.uk

    I dont mind putting money to it for a bigger/better screen.

    So, whats the best 32/37/40 inch LCD out there for gaming?

    Or would I be better going for one of the new Samsung HDTV plasmas that are due out for about £1500?

    Any advice much appreciated!
     
  2. Random Hajile

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    Did they give a reason why It can`t be fixed? Ain`t It the same firmware as the 41B?
     
  3. Unlight

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    It went in for a software update about a month ago. It couldnt be updated, as it needed a new mainboard.

    New part arrived in yesterday, and it still didnt solve the problem, so it simply cannot be done.

    Im not too fussed, as I now get the full value I paid, and can spend it on whatever I want.

    Any recommendations?
     
  4. Random Hajile

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    Another Samsung :D I replaced my samsung with the sony bravia S series and for me was a worthwhile swap. The colour reproduction is far better on the sony than the samsung I found with the sony producing far more natural colour tones than what the samsung could do. Manual backlight adjustment or light sensor if you want it and found less blurring on this set than the samsung. Only downside is the lack of widescreen resolutions on pc mode. There`s also the LG panel out there which is meant to be pretty good aswell.

    As for plasma`s the only downside on them I find Is the lack of resolution with the HD panels mainly being 1024x768 unless It`s 50inch.
     
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    Mines the 26inch version. I`ve seen the 40inch Sony S series in currys and looks huge compared to my punny 26inch :D I wouldn`t mind a 40inch for the main room if i had the money though as I actually prefer watching films on my bravia than my philips 100hz tv in the room cause the picture looks that good on it. Not sure how good dvd`s will upscale on a 40inch though but saying that I bet the majority of your usage will be 720P/1080i stuff via the xbox 360 won`t It :) As for the samsung model you linked Is it the same as the R51B but just remodeled or a different panel then?

    If you want to see the sony In action just phone up your local sony centre and ask for demo and take your xbox down or dvd player etc and they will happily let you demo It and tell them afterwards "you`ll have to look at some others first before making your decision". Well thats what I did :D
     
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    Whats the difference between the S and the V series of the Sony?

    Anyone have a clue?

    Cheers ;)
     
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    The V Series has WEGA engine which basically means slightly better picture across the board, on standard definition broadcasts. However I do remember most people not seeing too big a difference. See for yourself to be safe.

    Oh also in Europe, the more expensive V series DOESNT have VGA input but the cheaper S series does.
     
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    Thanks mate!

    Going to go check out some of the S and V Series in action later on today.

    Its between the one of the 40" Sonys and a 40" Samsung, but im a tiny bit reluctant to go with them after whats happened in my experience!
     
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    Why not consider either 37" from Sharp or JVC - the former's GD7 is a nice unit and the latter has received plenty of praise from the magazines and users here. Read a bit more, ask a bit more, before rushing to make a decision.
     
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    I had a look at some Sharp and JVC units, and disliked them both!

    Looks like its going to be an S or a V series 40" Sony for me - is there any reason not to??
     
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    Just a suggestion as I particularly have been impressed with both brands. But since you've not been for whatever reason, then absolutely not. Go for the Sony if that's the one floating your boat.
     

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