Up to £1000 to spend on 37" LCD tv, any recommendations?

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  1. Steve1441

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    I am looking for a LCD tv under £1000 which matches the following the spec (or as close as possible!):

    37", preferably LCD
    Decent brand (panasonic, sony, lg, samsung, philips or equivalent)
    2 HDMI, 2 scart
    Freeview, EPG guide
    HD ready
    Resolution equal or above 1366x768
    Decent sound, preferably nice built in speakers
    auto-set up

    Have been going around a few shops, been looking at:

    philips 37PF5521D
    panasonic TH37PX60
    Samsung LE37R87
    Philips 37PF7531D

    but none of them have fully convinced me but can be persuaded!
    any ideas, experiences would be greatly appreciated.
    cheers,steve
     
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    Yep - i'd go for the Tosh also..
    Just bought this model 37" 3030 from John lewis who price matched Empire direct..Paid £699 delivered with a five year warranty - Excellent TV!
    Highly recommend!
     
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    Has to be the Sharp LC37XD1E - Full HD

    Ticks all your boxes.

    2 HDMI, 2 scart
    Freeview, EPG guide
    HD ready - Full HD
    Resolution equal or above 1366x768 - 1920x1080
    Decent sound, preferably nice built in speakers
    auto-set up

    Here's mine in action:
    [​IMG]
     
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    Is the 37X3030 the 1080P model? This model interests me if it is. Its about £250 dearer than the ordinary model.

    Anyone got this baby yet?
     
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    Yes its the full 1080P model and im getting one later this week. :smashin:
     
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    Look forward to a review. It seems to tick all the boxes.

    Have you seen one in action yet?
     
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    Other than 1080p (which actually might make no difference at 37"), is the 37X3030 better than the 37WLT68?

    The 68 appears to have better features than it, or the 37XD1E.

    M.
     
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    I have got the 42XD1E and its a super LCD.

    I wouldnt bother with 1080p under a 42" screen
     
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    1080p: Screen size vs. viewing distance

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    It's not just the screen size that determines whether you see 1080p or not, it's the viewing distance too.
     
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    thanks for all the info guys:

    the toshiba 37x3030db does look very nice, is this literally about to come out? saw this deal on play.com, with hd dvd player, very tempting!

    http://www.play.com/Electronics/Ele...yer/Product.html?searchtype=genre&source=9593

    its also on comet, and my mate works there and can get me 10% discount (they say its not hd ready on spec, im thinking typo?)

    http://www.comet.co.uk/cometbrowse/product.do?sku=384402&tab=specification

    this one at john lewis, the 37c3030, is that the older version with lower resolution I'm guessing from looking at the spec, can someone please confirm that?

    have been reading reviews of the sharp that was mentioned, the picture does look very good but have seen quite a few reviews that say the picture aint great on freeview, only dvds and sky hd for example?

    I've heard samsung tvs have pretty dodgy sound unless you have a fancy surround sound system?

    thanks for help,
    steve
     
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    I just got my 37x3030d today and she is a beauty, all shiny black and all. Had to get a denon 1930 to take advantage of the resolution that the screen has. No smearing or back light bleed so Im happy. Wil post pix up later:smashin:
     

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