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Toshiba 32ZT29

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by Stompa, Feb 9, 2004.

  1. Stompa

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    I'm looking to purchase a Toshiba 32ZT29 widescreen idTV.

    A number of web retailers are selling these very cheaply at the moment, in particular:

    www.digitaldirectuk.com

    www.soundandvisiononline.com

    www.totaldigital.biz

    (though judging by their websites, the first two look like different variations of the same company).

    As far as I'm aware John Lewis won't price match with any of these suppliers (and I'm not sure that they stock that particular Toshiba anyway).

    So, can anybody recommend (or disrecommend) any of the above suppliers.

    Thanks

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    I ordered my 32ZT29 on Saturday from Sound and Vision. www.soundandvisiononline.co.uk.

    As I wanted the TV delivering to my new house and not the credit card address, I had to go to their shop in Farnworth, but it's not too far away for me.
    I could have had the TV right away, but I'm not ready for it yet! Their price includes free delivery.

    My dad has had 2 TVs off them in the past with no issues.

    They had the Toshiba setup (properly with digital signal) along side similar JVC and Panasonic TVs and the Toshiba looked the best cabinet and the best picture.

    The only problem I experienced was they had said the price in the shop would be the same as the internet price, but when I got home I realised they'd charged me £780 instead of £768.99. Phoned on Monday and they said they would refund the difference.

    I was going to get it from www.Digitaldirectuk.com, I called and their guy was very helpful and explained why the TVs were cheap (different stand - open not covered) - but they said delivery could be 7 to 10 days and Sound and Vision are local and we've delt with them before.

    Sound and Vision also gave me a £20 discount on a component lead, and I bought a 3 year extended Warranty for £89.

    Hope this helps.:)
     
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    Why don't John Lewis Price Match those companies? Did they give a reason?
     
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    Why don't John Lewis Price Match those companies? Did they give a reason?

    They tell me it's not a model they keep in stock. Apparently their price-matching policy only applies to 'stock items'.

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    my friend bought that set from digital direct. bastard got it at the same price i paid for my 32ZD26! :laugh:

    they dont seem to tell you whats going on before they deliver but it does get there.

    i have had no issues with them either.
     
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    I ordered my 32ZT29 on Saturday from Sound and Vision. www.soundandvisiononline.co.uk.

    As I wanted the TV delivering to my new house and not the credit card address, I had to go to their shop in Farnworth, but it's not too far away for me.
    I could have had the TV right away, but I'm not ready for it yet! Their price includes free delivery.

    My dad has had 2 TVs off them in the past with no issues.

    They had the Toshiba setup (properly with digital signal) along side similar JVC and Panasonic TVs and the Toshiba looked the best cabinet and the best picture.

    The only problem I experienced was they had said the price in the shop would be the same as the internet price, but when I got home I realised they'd charged me £780 instead of £768.99. Phoned on Monday and they said they would refund the difference.

    I was going to get it from www.Digitaldirectuk.com, I called and their guy was very helpful and explained why the TVs were cheap (different stand - open not covered) - but they said delivery could be 7 to 10 days and Sound and Vision are local and we've delt with them before.

    Sound and Vision also gave me a £20 discount on a component lead, and I bought a 3 year extended Warranty for £89.

    Hope this helps.


    Yes, thanks very much for those comments. I've now gone ahead and ordered one from Sound and Vision, which should arrive next week. Fingers crossed!!!

    Stompa
     
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    let us know what you think - i am potentially interested in that tv and would like to know some views on it
     
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    hi stompa i also noticed that tosh 32zt29 from sound & vision and digital direct who seems to be the same company can you let us know
    how you get on with sound & vision in terms of customer service
    delivery ect as im also thinking of getting same set it seems a great deal...cheers
     
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    hi stompa i also noticed that tosh 32zt29 from sound & vision and digital direct who seems to be the same company can you let us know how you get on with sound & vision in terms of customer service delivery ect as im also thinking of getting same set it seems a great deal...cheers

    Everything seems to have gone pretty smoothly. I ordered the TV on Fri 13th (was I pushing my luck or wot!), and was told that the couriers would phone me on the following Tuesday or Wednesday to arrange a delivery time. Wednesday passed and no call, so I phoned S&V on Thursday. They seemed genuinely apologetic, and said they would sort it, and true to their word the courier phoned on Friday and it was delivered the next day.

    The set is extremely heavy (~60kg), and came with a flat pack self-assembly stand (~24kg). The stand consists of a chipboard base and top with a single glass shelf between. It's fairly roughly constructed, with some angles a bit off, but this didn't cause any problems in assembly, and once complete it looked OK.

    The set itself is very impressive, whilst I can only get a couple of MUX's with my existing aerial (I'll have to get it upgraded) the quality of the digital channels is stunning. Analogue channels appear a little softer as mentioned in the reviews - but still very good.

    The only gripe I have is that it doesn't look as if you can record digital channels without the set being switched on (it doesn't appear to work in Standby mode). Perhaps most idTV's behave that way? Unfortunately I don't have a NexTView compatible VCR so am unable to test if it's possible using timer recording from the TV itself.

    The set came with four SS-V19 speakers which are very small but seem OK, though I've not bothered with the rear speakers as yet.

    Overall I'd certainly recommend the set. I see the price has dropped a further £20. Good job I used my Barclaycard so I should be able to get it refunded using their 'Price Promise', along with extending the guarantee for a further year.

    Stompa
     

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