Question regarding 1080p

nigel2shady

Novice Member
Just would like to know as I plan to get a 40 or 42 inch LCD is it really important to get one that is 1080p,as seems to be a lot more expensive for 1080p sets....Is it really worth paying the difference and what exactly is 1080p...

Also would I be able to get a decent 1080p telly 42 inch for say around 800 quid...Thanks in advance
 

DaveJN

Standard Member
1080p (or full hd) is basically 1080 lines in the screen rather than 720 lines.

As for whether it is worth it I reckon it's only worth it if you either:

1) Plan to watch a lot of films on Bluray (high definition disks)
2) Play a lot of Xbox360 or Playstation3 Games (these can do 1080)
3) Can get a 1080 TV at little or no extra cost :D

A 40-42in 1080p TV for under 800 quid is doable - Currys are selling the LG 42LF65 at 699.99 (previous range but the TVs are new, unopened and boxed) which is probably the best deal for a bricks-and-mortar store. You'll likely want to look around at the usual high street culprits like Comet/Currys/Argos or have a look at the various online stores.

As a rule of thumb I'd stick to LG/Samsung/Sony/Pioneer/Panasonic/Philips and avoid cheap own-brands like Logik/Proline/Onn/Wharfdale. You should easily get what you are looking for under 800 quid.
 

Zub

Active Member
A 40-42in 1080p TV for under 800 quid is doable - Currys are selling the LG 42LF65 at 699.99 (previous range but the TVs are new, unopened and boxed) which is probably the best deal for a bricks-and-mortar store. You'll likely want to look around at the usual high street culprits like Comet/Currys/Argos or have a look at the various online stores.

As a rule of thumb I'd stick to LG/Samsung/Sony/Pioneer/Panasonic/Philips and avoid cheap own-brands like Logik/Proline/Onn/Wharfdale. You should easily get what you are looking for under 800 quid.
i went to dixons the other day and out off all the TVs there, the two best that stood out were the LG 37LF66 and the Logik. The colours were so vibrant and the display so crisp. i would not bash the no-name brands too much, some of them are pretty good, but do take more caution when considering these.
 

Kryptix

Novice Member
More pixels doesn't always mean a better picture. :thumbsup:
 

DaveJN

Standard Member
i went to dixons the other day and out off all the TVs there, the two best that stood out were the LG 37LF66 and the Logik. The colours were so vibrant and the display so crisp. i would not bash the no-name brands too much, some of them are pretty good, but do take more caution when considering these.
Logik I suspect are made at least in part by Philips although my reasons for saying this are far from conclusive! (basically philips remotes work logik TVs).

The logik ones do seem decently built and the picture is good (and 380 quid for a 32in isn't bad for Currys) but I'd still always be cautious about them.

Also: were all TVs in the store running the same feed. Some Currys stores have a HD feed to all TVs, some only have HD on one plinth (typically on the LG plinth as LG supply them a HD feed box).
 

Zub

Active Member
most of them were running a HD feed, i am not sure wether or not they were from the same source though.
 

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