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What to buy???

Discussion in 'TVs' started by lemming, Mar 4, 2003.

  1. lemming

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    Got around £3000 to spend on a tv + speakers etc.....any recommendations???
     
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    My preference is CRT- soooo... Toshiba 42PW23P, 42" CRT RPTV, £1100. Rest on the sound system..


    Denon 3803 or Pioneer 2011- approx £700.
    Kef Q5 floorstanders L/R £600
    Kef Q2ds dipole rears £400
    Kef Q9C centre £200

    Buy subwoofer later...something like Velodyne CHT-15, approx £700

    Alot of guys will recommend Plasma, but I would spend time compare picture quality Plasma v large RPTV.

    Nathan
     
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    Have to agree with nathan...I recently bought the 50" Toshiba RPTV having compared various other RPTVs and a few plasmas.....the RPTV won hands down,esp in brighter conditions,and has the added benefit of being cheaper,leaving more cash for the rest of the system.
     
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    I wouldn't go Plasma on your budget - you would have to forego the sound system.

    Consider RPTV if you want a larger than 32" Screen size.

    Otherwise, check out the Loewe range of TV's - split your budget down the middle and spend around £1500 on the TV and £1500 on the AMP/Speakers.

    For £1500, you could get an entry level receiver (or something a bit better second hand) and a full Anthony Gallo Nucleus Micro System inc. MPS-150 Sub.

    There are lots of other options though. Is speaker size/looks a determining factor?
     
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    "nathan_silly" forgot the surround rear speaker(s) of course! Which you will want with the Denon 3803 ...
     
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    He can buy them anytime- and notice the improvement.

    Nathan
     
  7. lemming

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    Do RPTV's need to be positioned at the end of a fairly long room due to restricted viewing angles?
    The room i was going to use is around 17ft x 13ft, is this o.k.?
    Seen these in high street shops, they seem to have a dark picture....is this a fair comment?
    Would RPTV be a better option than a Phillips 36" Pixel Plus?
    Thanx for your help people.
     
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    You can't judge a RPTV from Comet etc- the convergence is always out (not setup) contrast is at 100%, colour is too high, and the ambiant light is too bright.

    Viewing angle is pretty good, approx 120' horizontol.

    Philips P+ has been getting terrible ratings- just look for the Sticky.

    I have a RPTV, even brightness across the whole screen. No pixels like Plamsa, tru black, and nicer colours. OK the initial convergence and geometry isn't as good as Plasma, but they can be fixed/tweaked.

    Nathan
     
  9. lemming

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    Had'nt really considered RPTV before tonight.....will now though thanks for your help.:clap:
     
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    I can send you a snapshot of my Tosh, 800K. PM me.

    Ok, it's not ideal but get a idea.
     
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    been looking at Tosh 42pw23p pn net, is it worth paying another £300 to get Tosh 42wt29b with Dolby Digital??
     
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    If you decide against the rear projection route and want a top 32", I am selling a Loewe Articos in the classifieds section that will meet with your budget nicely. I would say that it is best in class.
     
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    Sorry, rather not by used Eqpt.
     
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    Fair enough, it was just a suggestion to make your budget go a bit further (plus there's 14 months warrenty left and I'm so fussy about these things that the TV has hardly been breathed on!)
     

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