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Testing a TV

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by canaryboy, Sep 7, 2003.

  1. canaryboy

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    I'm about to make a widescreen TV purchase & I hope I've absorbed the good advice on this forum. I do have a question however - Is it a good idea to take a DVD to the dealer when comparing TV's in the showroom & if so any recommendations

    Thanks
     
  2. rct

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    Take one that you know very well, that way it'll be easy to compare, also make sure they use a decent RGB scart to connect the equipment and play around with the settings.

    Good luck with the purchase and Welcome to AVForums! ;)
     
  3. Kevo

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    Sorry if this sounds obvious, but make sure the DVD is in anamorphic WS.
     
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    I need obvious as I'm a bit new to this TV teccie stuff - does anamorphic WS mean widescreen format
     
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    Yes and no.

    Without getting into any technical detail at this stage just list here the DVDs you have (I'm guessing that you dont have a lot!) and let the forum members decide which disk to take. :)


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    Anamorphic WS is something worth knowing about but it's best you get your WS TV first as it'll make more sense.
     
  6. cerebros

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    Actually i'd say take along your own DVD player (and SCART cable if you've forked out for a decent one rather than the in the box jobby) and DVD's, as you'd then have more of a reference point as to the picture quality, rather than wondering if any differences you see are down to the set or the player the store uses...
     
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    Good guess - my collection is precisely zero (excluding reference DVD's for my PC). I would go out & buy one. I don't yet own a DVD player - see how new I am to this lark
     
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    'We're gonna need a bigger boat!' :D
     
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    this still on??

    Then go to the shop select a player you want, hook it up to the TV and buy LOTR TTT, there are nice bright and extreme dark scenes in there. looks perfect for a TV test.
    and if you don't likt he result change player/TV until it works.
    This will eb a hassle and annoy the saleman. so maybe just buy the Toshiba SD330 multiregion and chose a TV from there.

    HTH
     

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