Dismiss Notice
Attention AVForums app / Tapatalk users
Sadly GDPR means that, from 25th, we can no longer offer access to AVForums via the branded app or Tapatalk.
Click here for more information.

What's the cheapest you can get a 30-32" LCD WITH Component inputs?

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs Forum' started by bradavon78, Jun 25, 2005.

Tags:
  1. bradavon78

    bradavon78
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2004
    Messages:
    3,202
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    South West, England
    Ratings:
    +133
    That's it.

    Can they be bought for under £900?
     
  2. David Mackenzie

    David Mackenzie
    Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2003
    Messages:
    10,351
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Glasgow, UK
    Ratings:
    +1,312
    Yup. Samsung LE32R41B has them. Wasn't particularly impressed with it myself though.
     
  3. bradavon78

    bradavon78
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2004
    Messages:
    3,202
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    South West, England
    Ratings:
    +133
    Thanks.

    I've since found these at reasonable prices (both have 2 scarts and component):

    Sharp LC32GA5E @ £857.95
    Hyundai 'ImageQuest' HQL320WR @ £760

    I prefer the look of the Hyundai and it's an decent price. I wouldn't normally consider buying an Hyundai TV. That Samsung is to expensive for me.

    Are these any good?
     
  4. David Mackenzie

    David Mackenzie
    Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2003
    Messages:
    10,351
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Glasgow, UK
    Ratings:
    +1,312
    Going from brand names alone, I'm willing to bet it'll be worth paying extra to get the Sharp. Although I've never seen either of these TVs.
     
  5. bradavon78

    bradavon78
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2004
    Messages:
    3,202
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    South West, England
    Ratings:
    +133
    Isn't Hyundai a brand name? Oops it appears I didn't include postage on the Sharp for £100 I'll get the Hyundai.

    I thought they were the bottom end of the brand names (i.e - Samsung and Sharp).

    I can't find reviews for either of them :mad:
     
  6. David Mackenzie

    David Mackenzie
    Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2003
    Messages:
    10,351
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Glasgow, UK
    Ratings:
    +1,312
    Sharp have a great reputation for and have spent a lot of money on LCD research. I'd be surprised if Hyundai were the same.
     
  7. la gran siete

    la gran siete
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2003
    Messages:
    25,253
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    West Sussex
    Ratings:
    +1,976
    Why not save little while longer and buy a set you'd be really happy with? Sharp are not at the bottom end by the way.
    I would have thought HDTV connectivity was pretty much a must these days for future proofing if nothing else.
     
  8. bradavon78

    bradavon78
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2004
    Messages:
    3,202
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    South West, England
    Ratings:
    +133
    The thing is going from a 28" WS CRT 50Hz non-flat screen I'd be very happy with both.

    I didn't realise Sharp were that good cheers.

    Both sets are higher than my original costings. I was originally thinking of a 32" CRT WS but thought it would be better spending £200-300 more for LCD technology considering CRT is very old technology and is also huge.

    HDMI etc . . . connections are nice but I can seriously see component and especially scart connections being around for many years yet. I picked component as at least you can find it on £700-800 sets, hdmi or another HDTV connection costs much, much more. No?
     
  9. Italights

    Italights
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    check out the Relisys RLT3200 there's a thread on here - most people are very happy with it
     
  10. bradavon78

    bradavon78
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2004
    Messages:
    3,202
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    South West, England
    Ratings:
    +133
  11. la gran siete

    la gran siete
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2003
    Messages:
    25,253
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    West Sussex
    Ratings:
    +1,976
    if you'are not bothered about HDTV then why not consider a crt such as Toshiba 32ZP48 which has component input and 3 scarts.Many people think crts still provide the best pictures and if you can live with their size and bulk then keeping oyur budget in mind might be the best option. Another one to look at might be
    JVC HV-32D40 32 in. Direct View Flat Screen HDTV-Ready Television
    Although I doint know how HDTV ready this set is
    My personal favourites are Loewe -Aventos, Nemos and Nimo- no component inputs but gr8 pictures
     
  12. bradavon78

    bradavon78
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2004
    Messages:
    3,202
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    South West, England
    Ratings:
    +133
    Thanks

    The Hyundai TV I'm looking at claims to be HD ready (it supports the various levels). The thing is HD is still years away in the UK (right?) so by then I may want another TV.

    The big problem with large CRTs is they're so big. You can't get away from this fact.

    I think I'll go LCD.
     
  13. Bill S

    Bill S
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2004
    Messages:
    343
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +10
    There are still some Aldi/Tevion 32" LCDs about. It does have component inputs via the Scart. You can get individual sockets using a simple adapter: http://www.avforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1699636&postcount=180

    The Aldi/Tevion does have some issues - but that can work to your advantage! Most of the problems will not affect you now and Aldi have a no-quibble full refund policy for the first year.

    Buy now at £749.99 and you get a good quality TV that they claim is HD Ready - if its not - get your money back - and buy when HDTVs are cheaper next year!

    It worth trying when you can get a full refund!
    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1748329&postcount=646
     
  14. bradavon78

    bradavon78
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2004
    Messages:
    3,202
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    South West, England
    Ratings:
    +133
    Thanks Bill.

    That TV doesn't sound promising though having to give up an all important scart to get component. I will need both scarts (Freeview and VCR) + Component (DVD).

    That adapter sounds nifty. Stupid question will it make a normal RGB TV component compatible? On the other hand I keep hearing scart is inferior technology so wouldn't you be squeezing component technology into a scart connection?
     
  15. David Mackenzie

    David Mackenzie
    Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2003
    Messages:
    10,351
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Glasgow, UK
    Ratings:
    +1,312
    Your VCR doesn't have to go in via SCART. I'd guess you're watching standard VHS tapes (Composite video), so an inexpensive SCART to RCA adapter will let you hook your VCR up to the TV's Yellow/White/Red AV inputs.
     
  16. bradavon78

    bradavon78
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2004
    Messages:
    3,202
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    South West, England
    Ratings:
    +133
    Fair point. I'd not thought of doing that. I take it these TVs have rear phonos?

    But even so that would mean I'd have to watch Freeview in composite as the RGB scart would be taken up from the component DVD. Still yuck!
     

Share This Page

Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice