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Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by chuckalicious, Sep 1, 2005.

  1. chuckalicious

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    Okay, I am bamboozled with all the choices, so hope some of you folks can help....

    I'm looking for a new tv, for my boss of all people!! It has to be 32" or 36", LCD, or plasma, HD compatible if possible, with VGA and DVI inputs so a Windows Media Centre PC can be used.

    It doesn't have to have a TV tuner, but has to look good, you know, not a plasticy grey silver job :)

    The only one I've seen which meets this spec so far is the 32" Evesham LCD (http://www.evesham.com/mce2005/displays.asp?r=2&p=3)

    It looks a good spec, but I haven't seen one in the flesh so can't comment.....

    Do any of you know of such a TV?? If it didn't have an external input box (I think the Evesham one does) even better, but not essential.
     
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    What is your budget?
     
  3. chuckalicious

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    Well his current Sony (the one with the clear surround) was about 4K, so I imagine the cheaper the better, but around 1-3K would be nice :)

    The Evesham one is only £800, but that may reflect in the quality, I don't know
     
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    If you are changing the sony then you will need to pick very carefully as it is still a very good panel (reflected in the price he bought it at), buying a cheaper model now circa £ 800-1300, they will find it very difficult to better the Sony. An issue you also have is time, Sony are currently bringing out a new range kdlv32a12u 32" kdlv40a12u 40" but are quite hard to get hold of priced between £1500 for 32" to £2400 for 40". Philips are also bringing out a new range 32pf9830 and 37pf9830 these are dearer and are not out for another 10-14 days.
    Both ranges will do what is required, but the Sony's don't have dvi only HDMI but you can change the graphics card on the media pc to a dvi and get a converter to hdmi.

    So if you are willing to wait then these are a good bet, otherwise there are some current models from hitachi(7200), panasonic (500) that are worth considering.

    Bledd
     
  5. chuckalicious

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    Thank you for the reply.

    I have just nipped out to Evesham to have a look at that 32" panel, and to be honest, it's pretty good. It's got all the connections you'd want on it, and it was running MCE 2005, which is what he'd be using....

    The only real annoyance with the Sony is the external box, with the VGA connection on the front (he's very style concious).

    I'll pass the details of those you mentioned onto him

    Actually, I've just looked on the Panasonic site at the TX32LXD500 (is that the one you were talking about?) and it doesn't say anything about VGA or DVI inputs....
     
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    Same as Sony it has HDMI port so a lead converter to DVI is required £15-20

    Bledd
     
  7. chuckalicious

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    In case anyone is interested, the person went and bought the Evesham 32" LCD

    He said the PQ is at least as good as the Sony's, which is nice to hear. 1/4 of the cost, better connectivity and there's no external box to worry about.

    He's happy.
     
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    Any chance of any pictures? purllleease!!! :clap:
     
  9. chuckalicious

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    Pictures of what? Do you want pictures of the TV? Or him being happy :)
     
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    How about him being happy, next to the tv :D
     
  11. chuckalicious

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    i think he's off to take some pics of the telly, but none of him :)
     
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    The LG 32 LP1D has all you need, HDMI, DVI (+DVI->VGA cable), suppports 1360x768. It's a looker, it won several design awards (Red dot, IF, ...)

    http://www.lgelectronics.co.uk/prod...ntId=01&modelCodeDisplay=32LP1D&model=NOTHING
     

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