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sub £1000 lcd. Which one?

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by uksteve7, Mar 8, 2005.

  1. uksteve7

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    With a £1000 top budget, and a wish list that includes:

    quality (not likely to bust in first few weeks!)
    size (big as possible for price, other factors considered)
    future proof (i.e. high definition ready etc.)

    Whats the best bet? Don't have to spend it all, and could stretch a teeny bit more (prefer to spend less!). What to buy, and where are the offers to go grab!

    Source will be Sky+ and dvd.

    Many thanks for all the opinion!
     
  2. Pezerinno

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    Sharp LC-26GA4E would be a safe bet if 26" is big enough (same size as a 28" CRT).
     
  3. uksteve7

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    Any reason why?
    What about the less well known makes like video 7 and the rest, on offer at ebuyer etc?
     
  4. lawrenso

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    Hi UKSteve7,

    this is my first post in this forum, but the reason why I am here is that I seen a SAGEM 27" LCD at Comet in Swindon last night. They had Hidef running into it from a PC which was stunning, and flicking through other channels, of which the feed was particularly bad, it gave a very good image, without showing artifacts which you normally see on other screens when fed with a bad source.

    The Price - if I remember right - £999

    hope this helps you in your search

    PS - Three scarts, component and DVI input

    Cheers

    Lawrenso
     
  5. alunj

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    I just grabbed the goodmans 32 from comet at 999
    Its the same as videoseven 32, Grundig 32 Xantia and several others.
    The whole lot seem based on the LG 32 product with ever so slightly different
    firmware.
    Overall it seems pretty good for an lCD, response aint bad, scaler isnt bad either. Colours after setting it up are fine.
    To truly do it justice using the DVI from a PC gives best results but the other inputs are fine.
    Summary
    Inputs Composite, Svideo, Component, 2x Scart, DVI-I and vga (dsub)
    Res =1366x726
    Seems to support 480i 720i/p (50 and 60) and 1080i
    NO HDCP on the dvi afaik

    A
     
  6. azs

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    It's probably worth picking up a copy of this months Digital Home Entertainment Technology magazine.
    There's a group test on small screen LCDs which, while probably not exactly what you're after, will at least give you some ideas of what's available and any potential pit falls.

    Most interesting to me though is that they give a list price and also the web address of the retailer at which they found the best price. There's an LG unit in the test,list price £700, but available at £396 from jbelectrical.co.uk -

    with that in mind you should be looking at £1500 screens

    Inceidentally a Philips 17PF9946,list £700, best £440 walked away with top prize.

    hth
     

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