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which 32" LCD tv?

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by ewicc, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. ewicc

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    I am after a good 32" LCD TV, which I intend to connect to a XBob and use for general TV/DVD viewing. What do you recommend is the best LCD TV to get?. I have a max budget of £3000.
    THanks in advance guys :)
     
  2. notlongnow

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    Just got the phillips 9976 with pixel plus for £1,600 - don't know about gaming but picture and sound quality on TV/SKY/DVD is fantastic.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    £3000? Get the current LCD champ for less than £2k. The Philips PF329986.

    It is still the best 32" LCD available.

    Easy.

    Others will suggest assorted Sharps and Loewe's, but not only are they not quite as good (Although the Loewe's are very close) but thay are also harder to find. In fact the best Sharps are no longer commonly available.

    Jimmy
     
  4. ewicc

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    This TV is for my bedroom as I share flat with others.. I will be viewing it from about 6 feet away. How does this LCD philips 32PF9989 compasre to a good quality CRT telly like a sony or panasonic?
    Thanks in advance guys :)
     
  5. jimsan

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    From 6 feet away, a 32" LCD screen is probably too big. However if you feed it a really good signal most of the time it might be OK.

    Compared to a CRT? Very different! LCD's are more critical of signal quality and will show a very true picture of what they recieve! The 9986 is the best of the bunch at producing watchable pictures from iffy signals. With DVD's it blows CRT's into the netherworld!

    Jimmy
     
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    With a £3000 budget check out the 32" Loewe Xelos SL. You will have no problems with picture quality at 6' or closer. It may be worth shopping around for these as there appears to be some odd pricing going on, although some appear not to be genuine pricing. If you happen to find a Loewe Spheros within your budger, that would be even better still.
     
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    Ok, boys, I'm a baby at this so bare with me.
    First of all, I'm not sure I can ask a peripheral question.
    I can answer the one posted by saying this: I've been
    visiting and viewing lcd/plasmas for the last three months
    and the Philips lcd are the best...at least for my eyes.

    Now, my questions: I've been focused on two models--the 32PF9876
    and the 32PF9886. Yes, I know that the latter has ambilight and Pixel Plus 2
    but are they really necessary. I actually like the 76 for its aesthetics because
    I prefer two border rather than three. I couldn't really see a difference in the well lit store. How important is that 'ambilight' anyway?

    And the last question: I've notice a model, 32pf9886 which is listed
    at a higher price than the 32PF9886. What are the differences?
    Are they worth it?

    Thanks for bearing with me, fellas.
     
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    Hi Petofi

    Welcome to the forum. It may be worth checking out the US equivalent of this forum http://www.avsforum.com if you have not already. Being a mainly UK site, we do not have the same range that you have so whilst people may have opinions, they may or may not be of relevance to the models that you have listed.

    -Ian
     
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    Actually, Ian, I'm in Moscow where I'll be for the next three years, and then
    using the telly in Budapest. The Philips 32pf9886 is something I've seen here
    and in Europe. Don't really know what the difference is with 32PF9886,
    outside of the fact that the former is listed at some 500 euros more...
     
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    sorry guys, I've got my model numbers wrong: should be 32pf9986 and 32PF9986...
     
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    Can I also suggest updating your country since last time that I looked Moscow was not part of Canada!!
     
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    The Philips 32"9986 is outstanding for dvd, much better than the Sharp Ga4 i have now. Tho i like the look of HD on my sharp over the philips (but only just)...
     
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    What a confusion of numbers!

    I was about to ask if there was a 9876 and 9886 available elsewhere in the World! Anyway, you corrected yourself. You seem to think there is a difference between the pf9986 and the PF9986. I can assure you they are one and the same.

    As you say the 9976 has no Ambilight and lacks PP2 and only has one terrestrial tuner, Apart from this it shares virtually identical technology to the 9986 and performs very nicely indeed, especially with good sources.

    However the 9986 is a bit special by comparison. The PP2 nursemaids even the grottiest signals and renders them very watchable. With a good source, it is staggering.

    As anybody who has a 9986 what he/she thinks of the Ambilight and I'm pretty sure you'd get a 100% :smashin: In a darkened room it adds a completely new dimension to TV viewing. Definitly worth it.

    Jimmy
     
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    ok, Jimmy, you've cost me some extra dough...but
    I'm thanking you for your input--going with the big boy, 9986.

    However, I'm still not sure about the size--32 or 37?
    Any thoughts there? I see that most at the forum have
    opted for the 32...
     
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    Ianh64...yes, I got the country wrong (A Canadian in Moscow)

    but wasn't sure when the question was put to me in registration.

    In a few months I'll find out how to correct it...
     
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    Would I be correct in saying that the Philips PF329986 doesn't have DVI ??...so connecting up a computer wouldn't be so good as it would be on a Sharp ??
     
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    It has got DVI and you can connect a PC just fine, although there are some limitations on available resolutions.

    Jimmy
     

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