Updating from CRT to ?

Padrick

Standard Member
I am going to upgrade my perfectly OK panasonic 28 " CRT, but do I go for LCD or Plasma. I have a budget of £500- £600 and cannot decide between 32" - 42". I had taken a fancy to an LG 32LH 3000 with 1080P. How importent is the 1080P? Can someone please advise.:lease:
 

tvbox

Distinguished Member
You really don't need 1080p at 32":smashin:
You could try a Panasonic TX-P42X10B if it fits into your room. That's around £650 Plasma. I've got it to replace my CRT and i'm glad i didn't get a LCD.
What are you going to be watching?
 

tvbox

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I may try to look at 37" or 42" as my lounge is big enough, what is 1080p for?
It's just a higher resolution, you don't have to worry about it unless you watch Blu ray or HD stuff, but HD ready ie 720p is still good enough.

HD ready (not F HD) will give a better standard definition (i.e. freeview, Normal Sky, DVDs etc) picture.

Also the difference between 720p and 1080p IMO cannot be seen much on a 42" set, it's more noticable on 46,50" TVs.

What do you watch mostly? (ie Freeview, Sky, Blu ray etc):confused::boring:
 

sonysean

Active Member
I shall say get a Plasma aswell, you wont be dissapointed.
Have had 2 LCD's in the past, recently upgraded to a 42" Samsung Plasma and the picture quality is much better IMO.

The Plasma i now have is a Samsung PS42B451.
Got it for £650 a week ago :thumbsup:

Its not 1080p, only HD Ready, however Blu-ray, normal DVDs, Games and even normal Sky telly looks great on it.
 

Padrick

Standard Member
I will be watching freesat + via a Humax 320Gb PVR, films & DVD's & photo slideshows + normal tv channels -- NO games.
 

tvbox

Distinguished Member
I will be watching freesat + via a Humax 320Gb PVR, films & DVD's & photo slideshows + normal tv channels -- NO games.
OK. I have a Pana TX-P42X10B and watching stuff like you and it looks very good. It has a SD card slot so you can view your photos direct from the card instead of getting the camera out:rotfl:
The built in freeview is good, and does your Humax support HDMI? If so then get a HDMI cable for even clearer images, but stuff through the normal scart is excellent, as long as you get some decent gold plated cables:smashin::lesson:
 

Padrick

Standard Member
Thanks for that, I have looked in Curry's & the are £649, the same as Richer sounds, the 5 year warranty with Richer sound is more appealing though ! We will see.:thumbsup:
 

tvbox

Distinguished Member
Thanks for that, I have looked in Curry's & the are £649, the same as Richer sounds, the 5 year warranty with Richer sound is more appealing though ! We will see.:thumbsup:
You have to pay extra for RS' warranty, remember, and also their instore price is usually more expensive:(
JL's warranty is Free, and there are other retailers offering that too:smashin:
Sound and vision is another one, but i bought from JL because people said on here it was the best service:cool:
 

JayCee

Distinguished Member
as long as you get some decent gold plated cables:smashin::lesson:

Not this old chestnut again :rolleyes:
A decent fully wired individually screened scart lead can be got for around a fiver...gold-plated cables aren't needed and make no discernable improvement to the signal.
 

tvbox

Distinguished Member
A decent fully wired individually screened scart lead can be got for around a fiver...gold-plated cables aren't needed and make no discernable improvement to the signal.
But when you buy one of those screened cables, like what i have done, you automatically (well at least 98% of the time) get a gold plated plug too.:rotfl: So i just tried to keep the message short and say gold plated also means screened etc:D
 

Richer Sounds

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You have to pay extra for RS' warranty, remember, and also their instore price is usually more expensive:(

Hi tvbox,

I saw your comments re our pricing I am pleased to confirm that we are happy to honour all of our web prices in store.

Many thanks,

John Clayton
 

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