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The perfect 32" television is.........

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by Baby Dave, Mar 19, 2003.

  1. Baby Dave

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    .....what?

    I know this must be the most common question of all time but, ahhhhhhhhhh!

    My criteria is,

    32" (obviously)

    100hz (I'd feel like I was doing myself an injustice with anything else)

    Digital (BBC have anounced they are pulling out of Sky)

    RGB Scart (A couple would be handy but not essencial)

    £1000.00 (I would prefer not to exceed this, but open to suggestions)

    JL (By the sounds of it, I need the extended warrantee, no matter what TV I get)

    Looks (I know these aint suppose to matter, but I don't want an eyesore in the middle of the room)

    Well I'm open to suggestions people so shoot from the hip!

    (God is it suppose to be this hard to find a TV to sit my a**e in front of)

    :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:
     
  2. rct

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    :lesson:

    They haven't announced this at all. What they have said is that they no longer require conditional access facilities from Sky. They have also now negotiated carriage directly with Astra on 2D. The worst possible scenario is that the BBC channels will have to be manually added to the digibox, but this will only happen if BBC refuse to pay a fee to be included on the Sky EPG, this is extremely unlikely to happen.

    In short, unless you want terrestrial digital TV in particular, a digital TV is not necessary at all. :)

    Oh and have at least two RGB scart sockets... the more the merrier ;)
     
  3. ste1010

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    Sony 32FX66 is a good buy. Good picture and less than £900 from JL if you do a pricematch.

    That will leave you some cash to buy some ear plugs to block out the buzzing.:rotfl:

    Seriously though it is a cracking set except for the buzzing. Some people can live with it, but I have had two now and cant, so its going back.

    I have deliberated over the same question you have asked for a few weeks and have come to the conclusion that there is no perfect 32" TV for around a grand.

    I considereds these sets
    Panny 32PH40 - Crap digital processing
    JVC 32x25 - Looks good, not sure about the picture.
    Tosh (various) - dont like the look of them
    Loewe - Love one but cant afford it.

    I have now opted for a Philips 32" 9527. I'll see how it goes. If the pic is rubbish I will send it back
     
  4. ubik

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    STE1010,
    the fx66 is discontinued and JL cannot get it anymore, even for faulty replacements.

    I am going the SONY route,
    at the moment theres only the LS60 which i am getting JL to price match for £800 from electrocentre
    My mate has one and its looks really good and NO buzzing.
    That model is not a digital tv.

    Other than that, its wait and see untill Sony launch their new range anytime in April.
     
  5. MartinImber

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    Different for everyone!

    Some people don't like 100Hz artifacts
    Some don't like 50Hz flicker
    Some live in a good DTTV area, some use satellite exclusively
    Some like aperture grill, others shadow mask
    Some like line doubling some don't

    eg some people think Pixel+ is the ultimate TV picture some think it is dreadful.

    TV choice is a difficult business!!!
     
  6. ste1010

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    Yep I suppose choosing a TV is abit like choosing a woman

    Lots to choose from, but whichever you go for it will rarely turn out to be what you had hoped. Someone else always seems to have a better one, and if not a new improved one will be along soon

    Also they cost a fortune.

    At least with a telly you have a mute button!
     
  7. ubik

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    :laugh:
    nice one
     
  8. Baby Dave

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    I did have my eye on the Sony 66, until someone metioned it was discontinued.

    The Sony LS does seem like a good purchase, just unsure of the overall look. I've seen them in the high street (not literally) and they look a bit out of place on the stand! (I'm not being too choosy am I?)

    Panny? Not even I'm willing to chance that!

    The 9527 has been in the back of my mind for some time. From what you people say on this forum, if you get one with a Phily tube, you're sorted. Otherwise it's like going to hell and back.

    Why oh why did Tosh run out of ideas when it came to packaging the beast. Does anyone know a simple way of cramming a tosh TV in a Sony shell? I have sellotape, scissors, blu-tac and toilet paper tubes ready and waiting!!!!!

    Shall I,

    Buy the Sony LS without a stand?

    Buy the 9527?

    Buy a Tosh and only enter the room in complete darkness everytime and throw a blanket over it when I have guests?

    Help!!!!


    Just one last thing, that I have asked before, all the problems that people get with the TVs and send them back etc, are they absolutely blatent, ie ear destroying buzzes and completely unwatchable screen.

    Will I get away with it on the basis of not being experienced and thick-as-pig-s**t?
     
  9. ste1010

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    baby dave

    I posted a question re the 9527 on the Pixel Plus sticky thread asking if they come with a panny tube and someone replied saying all 9527's come with the Philips Cyber tube. I have ordered mine so I am keeping my fingers crossed.

    The buzzing on my first Sony was pretty obvious. The replacement set only has the scan coil buzz which is not as apparent. My wife cannot hear it, but I can and it annoys me. John Lewis are replacing it so I presume if you not happy, be strong and fight for a replacement. JL have been first class (so far)
     
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    Hi There,

    Well my 9527 has the phillips tube, it has the dark bars and slight shimmering around fast moving objects which was bearable initially, but just recently i've found this can get quite annoying as well.

    The dark bars are bad, you find yourself watching the bars rather than the film, and when they are not there you spend your time looking for them.

    Other than that the picture is excellent and im very happy with it.

    Although if I can get a replacement im in 2 minds whether to replace for another 9527 or go for the Sony FQ80, bit pricey though! :eek:

    Paul J.
     
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    i managed to get a 32fx66 with stand and free dvd player
    from JL solihull for £799 which i think is a bargin, and wait for it -- NO BUZZING at all! she said they still had a few about if you get them to ring around for you, so what if its discontinued for 800 sheets i couldnt find better, especially with a free sony dvd player... you might have to be quick though... good luck!
     
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    Considered a Loewe?
     
  13. Baby Dave

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    I've just been lokking on the next for TVs (no supprise there) and noticed a site offering a NEW Sony fx68.

    Is this a typing mistake and should be the 66, or is it a new model / replacement.

    Just put the 68 model number in a search engine and there was just one other site containing the text, shall I presume this is a mistake -

    The price looks similar (sub £900.00) and the look and spec looks the same, 100hz, 2 rgb etc

    Please help
     
  14. Mark Spanner

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    The FX68 is lower spec as far as I know.

    Not as much digital processing & the PIP has gone - but don't quote me! :nono:
     
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    Baby Dave, what about a Loewe Aventos??

    I'm getting one to replace my buzzing FX66.
    John Lewis price-matched TV & Video Direct at £900 without a stand.

    However JL only stock the graphite model (dark grey) or so they told me!!:rotfl:
     
  16. Baby Dave

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    Well I think I may just wait to see what Sony have up their sleaves.

    Someone mentioned the FX68 and the FQ70 which I do like the sound of.

    Anyone know if there is an on-line broucer anywhere?

    You never know, Sony may have been reading this forum, felt a little guilty and are about to release perfect TVs (No Buzzin).....

    .....my a**e!!!!!
     

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