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"Virtual" Dolby Pro Logic OR Flat Screen?

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by Major Dutch, Aug 27, 2003.

  1. Major Dutch

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    Hi all,

    Given my current budget and the fact I am buying a new house I would like your opinions on the following.

    I've been looking at 28" widescreen TVs and have noticed that I seem to be able to afford either a flat tube 28" with nicam sound, a standard tube 28" screen with nicam or a standard tube 28" with "Virtual" Dolby surround.

    My folks currently own a 28" widescreen with "Virtual" Dolby and I must say I'm not exactly blown away with it; it's pretty far from being surrounded by speakers TBH.

    So which of the options would you go for? I'm thinking 28" flat tube with standard nicam sound....

    Cheers
     
  2. GagHalfrunt

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    Yes, that's what I would go for.

    At least you can do something with the audio later on when you have more money. Virtual Surround and it's cronies sux imo.

    Ever since I have had an AV setup (which would sound 100x better than any TV would imo) my volume on my TV has been turned off.
     
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    Personally, I'd never buy a TV on the strength of its audio features - they are NEVER going to be that good anyway. Audio on a TV should be seen as a pure convenience factor only. Buy on the strength of image quality. Audio is something that can (and should) be addressed separately, when funds allow.
     
  4. Greg Hook

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    I second that vote for the flat screen, nicam option

    Definitely what I would go for given your choices. As the others have said you can always upgrade the sound later to a full on system.

    Greg
     
  5. Major Dutch

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    Thanks for that chaps,

    Nigel made a good point about what a TV is really for, and that’s visuals, I can certainly add an audio system later on.

    So you've all tipped me over the precipice I was teetering on, Flatscreen it is :smashin:
     

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