Which 22"/23"/26"or27" bedroom TV (No freeview required) sub £350 ?

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    Hi guys looking for recommendation.

    Current top pic is LG 26LC55 but I don't need freeview.

    Requirements are;
    • Freeview NOT MANDATORY(will get sky feed)
    • At least 1 SCART and 1 HDMI (preferably side S-VHS)
    • predominantly black and not too much satin (going for sleek look)
    • VESA wall mountable (no stand required)
    • 4 stars or better rating in What HiFi for that model type (may not be same screen size)
    • fast refresh rate <5ms
    • At least 720p/1080i
    • slim screen surround
    • not too deep

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    Far better than a LG if you pop down to your local Asda store they have been kicking out 26" Panasonics for £349 BUT DO check the connectivity as the one I got does not handle PC's etc ( but that to me was not a worry as it was for our dining room)
    The 26" Panasonics on the web are £450 and over.
     
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    Well spookily that's just where I've been and they've got a Panasonic 26LXD7 for £349.

    Apart from lacking 1 HDMI, 1 PC input, 100mhz Picture Pro Processor, 4W less speaker it looks pretty damn close to the the award winning spec... does that 100Mhz V-real 2 processor make huge difference for a bedroom... probably not.
     
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    ... and also.. from memory Panasonic are ALWAYS one of the top makes and Masush*ta their parent company are one of the top 3 makers of LCD screens, so logic would suggest it's unlikely to eve be dud ! My mind is made up.. back over to Asda to check the product stock code in their warehouse.
     
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    You may be lucky to get one of the Asda Panasonics. I bought one last week on the recommendation of this forum. The two nearest Asda stores were out of stock and said they didn't expect any more in at that price so I had to drive 35 miles to get one. It was worth it though; I'm very pleased with this TV and its superb picture. By the way, the one on display was the LXD7 but the one they got from the storeroom was the LMD70A which people on this forum suggest is slightly better.

    Good luck, Robert.
     
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    If it is just for the bedroom and for DVD's + Freeview get it before it goes, if you don't like it just send back to ASDA.
    The Freeview on the set is stunning (rubbish when viewed in ASDA) it is a quality set with excellent sound. Best money I have parted with in a long time.
     
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    Oh .. but I just walked into Richer Sounds and saw the Samsung LE26R878B... I'm in love..... If I can get that under £400 (or even a 23") the Missus will love it too.
     
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    Well I've found the 23" Samsung for £383 from DirectTVs but struggling to break the £400 barrier for the 26". Amazon (out of stock) @ £409
     
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    Sharp Aquos LD26AD5E is the TV to get. Better than the LG in side by side tests.

    Why the What Hi Fi rating though? Seems an odd requirement.
     
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    The What HiFi rating was because I hadn't been into a shop to look at all options.

    However I sucumbed to the piano black beauty of the Samsung LE-26R88BDX surround, it's side by side comparison with an LG and that I managed to find it for £409 from Dixons with a JAN10 discount code.

    It also got 5 stars from What HiFi.

    Job done. thread over. :clap:
     
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    Not quite... thanks all for the heads up on the Asda Panny's. Excellent value!1

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