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sharp lc26ga5e or not?

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs Forum' started by nick501, May 12, 2005.

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  1. nick501

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    Looking to buy an lcd tv up to £800ish, Need it only as a display for xbox and dvd's.
    would the sharp be a good one for this purpose or shall i go for (and wait for) a toshiba 27wl56?
    Concerned only about picture quality. please suggest any others worth considering.

    thanks.
     
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    Bought one for ~670GBP (990euro, in Finland) and couldn't be happier with it. Component input provides very nice picture quality for DVD's and Scart works very nicely with my DVB-C box. Haven't hooked computer up yet.

    But still, if you don't need HDMI nor DVI yet, I recommend this one highly :)
     
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    What about the 32" sharp?
    http://www.unbeatable.co.uk/CatalogueItem_22490.html
     
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    Hi I am in Finland too And I am looking about the 32" (1500 euros in Verkkokauppa), Jesba could you tell if you use a digital box ? ( I don't know what's mean DVC-B..) and the PQ of TV on ? Is it good as a CRT TV as well ?

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    Yeah, I use digibox (DVB-C means Digital Cable). ProCaster PVR5101C 160GB DVB-C is the model. I get awesome PQ using that box, a lot, lot better than my "old" CRT. Just be sure to use the SCART which has RGB support, that makes quite a difference...

    I can't make a proper comparision between CRT and LCD though, as my older TV was so much worse (It was some 28" 4:3 Sony, can't remember the exact model though).

    Hope this helps a little :)
     
  6. nick501

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    I like the 32inch too, but I would have to alter the alcove where the tv will be sitting to accomodated it. (would do it for the right TV)

    Also i will be sitting only about 7 ft away from the screen. Is this a problem in your opinion?

    Cheers.
     
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    If the size is not an issue,get a LC26GA5E and pocket the £250.I've just replaced a Sonix with one and I'm well pleased,the picture looks is excellent whether I'm watching a dvd or using the PS2. :thumbsup:
     
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    Hi all,
    Am I right in thinking that this model cannot display a pc dvi out input?
    If so that would be a right pain, it's something that I use a lot because of a media pc... I know I can use d-sub, but it really isn't the same is it?
    I've found this set on pixmania at a really good price, and am sick of the sub £500 quid 26" lcd's, had decided to get a decent on, and it's this or the new samsung. Don't know if I can wait a month for it though!
    Any opinions as options?

    Cheers
     
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    Yep, it has no DVI input, you need the GA3 or GA4 model
     
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    Decided after much thought.....to go for a Toshiba 32W L56. Not seen a review yet so I will be buying it 'blind' as it were.....hope it turns out ok!
     
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    Let us know how you get on wit the 32wl56?
    I am looking to get the 27" version but as it is completely new there don't seem to be too many reviews out there! I too am needing too hook up my PC to it (via HDMI). Not a huge gamer but the thought of Halflife2 running on that size screen sounds pleasing!
    Also be good to view all films without needing to burn them to DVD :)
     
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    Most new screens arriving in the Summer onwards will have HDMI, including Sharps and Phillips.
     
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    Beyondtelevision say they can get me one for thursday, if i order. Have also contacted unbeatable but they haven't got back to me yet. Will let you know how it goes.
     

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