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Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by wiz74, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. wiz74

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    Hi y'all.

    Been reading for a wgile now but finally took the plunge, registered and posted :thumbsup:

    I had a Tosh 32WL38 on order from DD for the last 2 weeks and was told tonight I would have to wait another 4 weeks :boring: :nono:

    Promptly told them to cancel the order was peed of :oops:

    They offored a Sharp 32GA5 instead - similar money - whats pepoles thoughts re: this screen???

    Just can't help wondering if something like a 37 panny pw 7 would be better - again thoughts? Also these RGB - VGA boxes - can you still use the VGA port for PC with this set-up - d'oh - beginners eh!!! :hiya:

    Thanks anyhoo - hope to see some replies soon!
     
  2. mickbarlow

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    Sharp 32GA5 has NO digital DVI or HDMI, so as long as ya dont expect to use sky's HD service next year, its a great way to blow £1200...
     
  3. Manic1

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    Wiz if your not hung up on digital DVI or HDMI, go for the Sharp and also I know where they are selling them for under £1200 :lesson:
     
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    Sharp is great so long as you dont want digital connection.
     
  5. Manic1

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    are we talking futureproof digital connection, I was under the impression that its only really SKY that are putting out 2/3 HD channels 2006, but the rest is way way way off :confused: :cool:
     
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    ya pay ya money, ya gamble and take ya bet.

    how gutted would ya be if sky released HD in spring next year and at no additional cost and did all movies and sports channels and you couldnt watch em!

    unlikely i know but still...
     
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    Mickbarlow that's half the reason I'm still confused, I spoke with an expert at John Lewis earlier and he told me to buy a CRT and wait 5/6 years to see how the LCD/broadcasting market develops.....

    there is also the possibility that something else new may come out as well, i guess it has to be a personal choice, what you can afford and does it fit your criteria :D
     
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    the expert does suggest the best option in an ideal world, but my current crt tv does not reside in the corner of the room, but at the side so it does pertrude into the room, and therefore lcd is a perfect solution.

    problem is i have been considering a flat panal display for 3 months now and am still undecided which to get...
     
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    got the same problem as the original poster, looked for ages to find an LCD that would fit my needs and decided on the Tosh 32WL48, it was duly ordered on 18th Jan with a 21 day wait.

    So I waited.

    When I phoned them after the 21 days were up they said we'll have some by March.

    So I waited again.

    When I phoned them yesterday they said we'll have some by April.

    I didn't wait and cancelled the order but now am struggling to find a replacement panel. The Tosh was ideal as it was well reviewed and had a HDMI input which covered me for Sky HD next year. By all accounts there are a few problems with picture quality via HDMI on that set so maybe this is a blessing.

    Anyways, the Sharp GA5 is now a strong possibility, even without it's digital connections but I can't find out whether the set is prog scan compatible.

    Does anybody know the answer to this ??
     
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    :thumbsup: Yes it is! :thumbsup:
     
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    :) I can't believe it I thought I was the only one that was still trying to make a decision on which one to get, I have however come to the conclusion that for a first purchase in the LCD market the outlay should be small, and in that way the moment your shiny new LCD arrives at your home to be unpacked and a updated model is on the shelf...you won't feel too bad :clap:

    so have I convinced anyone :confused:
    I think its the GA5E for me, what says you MICKBARLOW :smashin:
     
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    Cheers for the replies all.

    I think you have convinced me to just pluimp for the GA5 - nice...

    Let's hope there's some of those left eh! :smashin:
     
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    Chaps, don't know the price of the Tosh but the Loewe Xelos A32 is £1995 or Concept 32 is £1700. These are basically Sharp GA5's on steriods.
     
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    Anyone know the Specs of the Xelos A32 or Concept 32 - I can't find them??
     
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    I also have exactly the same situation as wiz74 & Hotlava. As a complete techno retard (didn't even know what HDMI was) was just buying the Tosh cos of all the rave reviews.

    DD chap tells me that you are able to buy an adapter for the Sharp (for peanuts) for the HDMI functionality, is this correct ?

    Manic1 where can I get one for under £1200 :clap: ?

    Lastly can anyone recommend a cheapo home cinema system that will hook up with this system ?

    :lease:
     
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    Who ever told you that you can get a cheap adapter is living in cuckoo land!
     
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    thanks mick, ordered it today
     

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