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Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by Zaichik, Jun 12, 2004.

  1. Zaichik

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    Some of you may have seen my "Buzz off" thread. Well, I've decided that the fault with my old TV gives me the good reason I've been looking for to buy a new widescreen TV, and the missus has agreed because she hates the buzzing too! :clap:

    I've decided to get a 28" 50Hz TV. I reckon my living room is too small for a 32" and, from reading some threads on here, it seems that 100Hz is not worth bothering with on a 28" set. I also want an integrated digital tuner.

    I think I've narrowed it down to a choice of 2 - the Sony KD28DL10U and the Panasonic TX28DT4C - but I'm struggling to make the final decision.

    The Sony had a stellar review in What Video and Widescreen TV but some people on here seem to have had problems with banding on the picture, and it also doesn't appear to support NTSC. This presumably means that region 1 DVDs are out? Oh and the review said that analogue picture quality wasn't so hot (I'll need to use the analogue tuner until I move house in a few months time - Freeview is hard to receive here).

    The Panny does support NTSC, but the review I saw of the 32" version wasn't terribly enthusiastic about the picture quality.

    I'd be grateful for any advice - I'm a total newbie to widescreen TVs. :lease:
     
  2. Zaichik

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    Any thoughts anyone?
     
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    None of the retailers I've looked at list it as a feature (in fact one specifically states that it doesn't support it), and neither does Sony's website.
     
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    The tech spec shows both the DL10 & DL11 as NTSC 3.58/4.43 compatible through AV in.
     
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    Better to suffer less-than-perfect analogue reception for a few months, rather than lousey picture quality for the life of the telly, I'd say. Also, I tried the latest Pana in John Lewis and was very unimpressed by the speed of the digital text, for such a new telly.
     
  8. Zaichik

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    Thanks, guys. I ended up getting the new Panny TX28DTX10 - which has had a few problems of its own (and not connected with 100Hz)!
     
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    Which are?
     
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    ...... :oops:
     
  11. Zaichik

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    Mostly problems with distortion. See my threads "Tell it to me straight..." and "Problems with scrolling messages..." (Sorry, I don't know how to post links to other threads in this forum).
     
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    Right Click on "Tell it to me straight..." > Copy Shortcut > Paste in Topic.
     

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