want a 37" lcd but which one ?

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  1. Procter

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    made the decision to go for a 37" lcd rather then worry about various ongoing problems with bigger plasmas!!!!

    so my question is which 37 incher do i go for ? i have a budget of about £2000 and i will need the telly to perform the following


    able to watch football!!!!! though ntl digital eventully sky+
    play ps2 and use the screen for mass online gaming via pc!!

    i would ideally like the tv to be futureproof (eg hdtv )


    your help is appreciated (as it was for the questions about plasmas)


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    Sharp LC37GA4 (or 3) ! Veery good, even in a darkened room, and especially brilliant in a bright one. Not a very good wiewing-angle, you loose contrast when you watch from an angle, but way better than many other LCDs. Fast enough for football, I think. Maybe hard to get (at least to to that price), but consider LC37GA5 without DVI and therefore less HDTV-ready.
     
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    For 2 grand...go whistle.....

    Try min £2500...

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    You will get a Sharp GA3 or GA4 for about £2,200... :rolleyes:
     
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    I do apologise for the 'Whistle' remark. It seems there are some 37's out there for aroung the £2000 mark, and if you can get the Sharp for that kind of money as Jimg suggests then go for it!

    The LG probably falls a bit short spec wise though.

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    thanks for all your help guys im sure the tvs will drop in price ( well i hope so 0 as im going to buy at the end of next month
     
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    @erwinb: I think it is a mistake. H-E is not the cheapest (quite the opposite) and look at this: The 37" GA3 is listed as €2899, the 30" GA3 is €2989! So the 37" costs less than the 30"? I don't think so.

    I've looked at Sharp, Loewe and Philips TV's today. Image quality is pretty much the same compared to, for example, a Sony. Strong contrast, maybe a bit too much, because it seems a bit unnatural to me. Still, the overall PQ of the Sharp-based TV's is very good. Based on price, the 37" Philips 9986 is a good deal, but probably a bit over budget. You can get a Sharp 37GA5 for about £2000, but I think the Philips is worth the extra £300 or so.
     
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    I had a look at the manual of th LG RZ37LZ30. It comes with a wind up remote control!
    and no this is not a wind up:
    Internal generator charge
    The communicator can be charged with the internal electric generator.
    To charge the communicator do the followings;
    1. In first use,
    20 rotation of the handle in the arrow direction as picture below
    -> waiting for one minute -> 20 rotation again -> waiting for one
    minute again -> 20 rotation again -> beginning to use
    2. In usual use
    5 or 6 rotation -> resuming to use
     
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    Reading reviews on the sharp screens they don't seem to br great with sky feeds which is mainly what I will be watching followed by DVD. What are your experiences watching sky with it?
     
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    I have no problems with my sky feeds. I do not have any of the fancy trickery such as DNR turned on and the picture is fine. Obviously some channels are better than others. ITV2 can sometimes show up artifacts but it used to do that on my £200 goodmans too.

    But DVD - wow. :thumbsup:
     
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    the best 37" LCD you can get is a plasma :D

    no, in all seriousness - are you SURE you want an LCD?

    demo Sony's two 37" plasmas before making a decision id say, no harm in exploring the options before blowing 2 grand (forget what people say about Sony plasmas too):

    KDE-P37XS1 - pin-sharp, detailed, bright, crisp - a true LCD beater. Integrated Freeview on this has to be seen to be believed.
    KE-P37M1 - true blacks, colourful, solid and contrasty but not 'fine'

    EDIT: PC gaming might be a problem...but then so it would be (along with footballl) on a LCD screen: beware the blurriness!
     
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    I have read great things about the latest Samsung 42inch DLP LCD screens, saw one at Comet it looked good and it also handles DVI inputs, cost about £1800.

    Supposed to be able to handle football and fast moving objects brilliantly, if you check the DLP tv section you should find some comments and reviews.
     
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    This is a good point, for 32" and below its perectly clear what to go for and for 42" and above its perfectly clear what to go for but 37" is a black hole. I am limited to a space of ~1000-1100mm for my screen and I will be sitting ~11ft away. Mainly I will be watching sky+ and also DVDs/playing xbox from time to time but don't know what to go for. I would also like to be able to connect my laptop.
    What I am looking at are;
    Philips 37PF9986...big money in Ireland
    Sharp 37 GD3/GD4....not sure how good sky is on this screen
    Sony KE-P37XS1..not HD ready
     
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    Well, you can forget about HDTV next year with a 37" Plasma, should be great when you connect you're Laptop to the Analogue D-Sub and view XP in glorious 800 x 600 resolution (very retro) on a 37" Panel! But don't leave the laptop on too long, as that XP logo might just permanantly Tattoo itself on the screen. Now that would be 2K wasted.
     

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