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Replacement For LCD TV - What would you do?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by digisocialist, Oct 12, 2004.

  1. digisocialist

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    I have a Toshiba 20VL43P LCD TV. Current cost price at Dixons £999.99. My daughter took a pair of plyers to it whilst I was at work today and smashed the screen. I am covered by insurance for accidental damage.

    My question is:
    What suggestions do people have for a good replacement LCD TV in this price bracket. Another Toshiba, Sharp Aquos or another?

    Alternatively, should I go for no television and put the 1k towards my budget for a PJ? I've been looking at the £1500 range for budget PJ's - SP4805 @ 1,299 or Themescene H57 @ 1799; either way adding 1k gives me a budget option of 2.5k for a PJ but the downside is that I have no TV.

    Any recommendations for either option would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    Do you have a PC near where you would be using the PJ? If you do, you could put a TV Tuner card into it, and then hook your PC up to a Projector to watch TV on a BIG screen ;)

    If you can control light in the room you'd be watching in, a PJ is definitely worth considering, IMO.

    With a £2.5k budget, in your situation, I would buy one of the upcoming LCDs like the Sony HS50 projector, a screen, and a TV card for my PC. You could easily do that for 2.5k
     
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    I wouldn't consider a projector as a replacement for a tv - you need near total light control to get decent picture quality/performance and having darkened rooms during the daytime for tv viewing isn't to everyones taste - depending on the domestic circumstance. If tv viewing is not really an important issue, then any tv would do and you could move some of the funds towards improving you PJ budget, but I wouldn'use a pj for the sole viewing source.

    Sean.
     
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    As above really with £2.5k i would get a pj for about £1.5 -£1.8 then with the remainder get another lcd tv. You then have the best of both worlds as you can watch tv on the tv and use the pj for movies, gaming etc. If you have your cinema in a separate room then you get the best of all worlds, as if you a married or cohabiting, as i am, then whilst your partner is watching whatever it is women watch on tv then you can 'play' with the pj :clap:
     
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    Yes. The TV & PJ seems the best option. My partner wants another TV, which incidentally will go in my cinema room (to be mounted just to the left of at point A on the attached diagram, which will have a sofa opposite under the alcove).

    I know need to find a good quality LCD TV (prefferably HDTV ready) and have up to 1k to spend on in. I was really happy with my Toshiba and felt it had very good picture for LCD though on the downside had limited connections. I have just seen in the LCD TV thread that the Toshiba 26WL46 may be a good option and can be had for under a grand. Any other recomendations?
     

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    if you budget for the lcd tv and then for a screen for the pj then it leaves you a good £1400 really. With that you should be able to get a nice pj - possibly wait for z3 or ae700 or tx100..... I think the new Sony HS51 might stretch your budget too much though...
     
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    Explicitlyrics,

    No. The £1000 from insurance for my recked Toshiba is in addition to £1,500 I already have budgeted for a PJ. So I don't really need to budget for the LCD as I can still get a PJ for around £1,500 (like the 4805 or H57) and have a really nice 26" LCD (HDTV ready) like the Toshiba 26WL46, Hitachi 28LD5200, Sharp Aquos, Panasonic and Phillips all do a few +20" HDTV ready LCD's... So much more choice than even a year ago.

    I was initially considering that dropping a TV altogether would give me the extra £1,000 on top of the £1,500 I already have and upgrading my PJ option, but now I feel keeping both alive is the best option. Now that I've seen the LCD TV's available, I reckin I can get a really nice wall mountable 26" TV to compliment my Cinema Room.

    Just need to decide which!
     
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    sorry is that not what i was suggesting... lol
    just meant that with a screen then youre left with over 1k - probably 1400 ish. Thats enough for one fo the nice new LCDs out at the moment/near future - namely the TX100/ae700/z3
     
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    Apologies if I mis understood your post. What LCD's would you recoomend?
     
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    how about a sharp 22SV2E £800 ish or for under £600 20S1E perhaps even 32" plasma????
     

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