What should I buy now?

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  1. warhorse

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    I've owned a Video7 V7LTV26C 26" lcd for a couple of months now but I have persuaded Ebuyer to give me a full refund as I have had nothing but trouble with it, it went to Germany for repair as it developed the infamous 'tearing' effect which took nearly 6 weeks and then 2 days after I had it back the screen started tearing again and also developed another fault where the screen would go blank after a couple of minutes of use. I must say that Ebuyer have been great but I would have to advise anybody that they do not buy a Video7 V7LTV26C 26" as in my experience it is unfortunately a piece of junk.

    So, what should I buy now then? I want a 26 inch lcd that will be compatible with the upcoming Sky HD transmissions, it must also have a dvi input so I can plug in my Mac Mini. I would rather have a 16:9 but will settle for a 15:9 if the price is right. I'm looking to pay less than £700 including VAT.
    What do you lot recommend?
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    Samsung LE26R41B / LE26R51B. Seems to get rave reviews from everyone here and it can be found for £610-650 on froogle and pricewatch. I'm ordering one this evening :devil:
     
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    Im gonna get one of them as well...probably from web electircal or empire direct....thanks for everyones help on here
     
  4. warhorse

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    It looks really nice but from what I can see there is no dvi input so no use for my mac mini.

    Cheers,
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    In the end I have decided to buy a Toshiba Stasia 27WL55 from Pixmania, from what I can see the price is up and down more often than Paris Hiltons undies, it cost me £523 but has been down to about £470 in the recent past.
    It isn't compatable with the upcoming Sky HD transmissions but that's not a major problem for me really.
    I will post a review on the set after a couple of weeks of use.
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    I was under the impression that this samsung was HD ready meaning at least a DVI or HDMI port.

    Ben
     
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    The Samsung has HDMI.

    Finding the 26" is no problem, but finding one in stock is another matter... :censored:
     
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    Exactly.. all you'd need then is a DVI to HDMI cable.. :smashin:

    I'd say the Samsung would be the better choice, instead of faffing around with a TV from France (it takes 2 weeks for pixmania to issue a refund, or 4 weeks to replace the set).

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