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Which 32" TV is best for XBOX? (and DVD)

Discussion in 'Xbox Forums' started by Raze, Dec 21, 2003.

  1. Raze

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    Hi All

    I'm sorry if this question has been done to death (but I couldn't find it if it has..) but what is the best 32" TV to get which will be used purely for watching DVDs and playing the Xbox - I was looking at the Sony 32FX68, is it any good for the Xbox? Are there any 32" TVs that have component video input? (so we could use the HDTV facility on the xbox?)

    Also are there any other considerations to bear in mind? I heard that Sony TVs were not so good for consoles - any truth in that?

    Anyone got a list of component video input compatible 32" TVs?

    Sorry for all the questions and thanks for your input!
     
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    Have a peep at the TV forum for TV advice.

    Personally I use a 32" Loewe Aconda for my consoles and DVD and it's a fantastic piece of kit. Even the PS2 looks pretty good through this set. The DMI setting is great for smoothing out choppiness and aliasing in older games.

    The biggest problem I had with my old Sony set and my consoles was the auto aspect ratio switching. It was useless at that. And the PS2 seemed to rob 25% of the TV's volume. And the DC robs the picture. As does the Saturn.
     
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    hi CmcK

    Does it have component video inputs?
     
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    I have the Toshiba 32ZD26P, which is a superb TV. It as component input and supports Progressive Scan, but only NTSC, so you'll have to use a US (or chipped Xbox) to benefit.
     
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    Hi Willy

    Please tell us more about your TV! Whats the picture like? better than the 32fx68s WEga tube??? I've always liked toshibas, but have found Sony is the king of Style (xcluding the toshiba Picture frame which is THE King (but in the 36inch version i think Sonys equiv is actualy bigger -screensizewise-)
     
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    I think the picture is pretty spectacular, and it's really highly recommended by the magazines etc.

    Take a look in the TV section of the forum. There used to be a monster thread on this TV from when it first came out. A few people had a few technical issues early on, but I've never had a problem with it. I love my TV.
     
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    Try doing a search at http://uk.pricerunner.com for the best price.

    Personally I'd try to get your local John Lewis to pricematch the RGB Direct price (they'll only match internet retailers that have storefronts - RGB have one). If you buy from John Lewis you get free 5 year warranty and reliable customer service etc. That's how I did it anyway.
     
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    The AV2 input on the Aconda accepts component input via Scart but it does not support progressive. It doesn't really need to as RGB etc is converted to 100Hz progressive anyway.
     
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    how much is it CMcK?
     
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    Look around and you should be able to get one for about £1200 or maybe less. Some of the other TV's in the Loewe range can be found for under a grand.
    Loewe sets share a common chassis and the various sets are very similar in terms of picture quality.
    More expensive models have more features as you would expect.
    There's also the ability to upgrade the TV's with sattelite decoders, VGA input etc.
     
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    cor blimey 1200 quid! u can get a 36 inch sony for an extra hundred!
     
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    These Loewe Tv's do come with an expensive price tag.

    Personally my 32" Sony Wega Is Faultless. Infact it had the best picture quality i could find on any 32" set under a £1000 which is why i bought it - ;0) and i looked at quite a few.


    Dal
     
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    Personally I find you can't go wrong with the Beovision 3 ;)
     
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    Raze,

    Sorry for butting in but does it have to be a TV? For the prices mentioned above (£700-£1200) you could get a panny AE100 projector or something similar and have a 6 foot screen to watch DVD's and play games!

    Just a thought.

    Kris.
     
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    hi KrisLee

    How much is it? (the AE100)

    Also - I've never really thought the quality on projectors were that good (?) maybe the technology has changes... for a perfectionist would a projector do a DVD justice?
     
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    Hi Raze,

    I don't know that much about projectors, just what I've read on this forum really. I do know that you can get the Panny AE100 for about £7-800, plus a decent screen for £1-200 and you'd have a big, good picture to watch films and play games. How it compares with a TV to a 'perfectionist' ;) will be up to you :)

    Most projectors can play Progressive Scan, PAL and NTSC, which will improve your films no end compared to a non PS TV.

    You're best bet would be to browse the rest of the console gaming bit as well as I'm sure people on there will be playing games on projectors.

    Sorry I can't be much more help but I can't comment too much because I'm still playing games on my TV - Tosh 32ZD26 - which is still very good.

    Kris.
     
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    Personally, I would go for a projector in this day and age. I have a panny ae200 from digital direct for 700 quid and is certainly the best purchase I have done in years!

    any questions, ask away....
     
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    How often do you replace the lens/bulb/lamp? Are they expensive?
     
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    is it wise to run a projector only, I have a 32" pansonic set but don't really have the height for a projector screen and a tv so would consider selling the tv and using the projector for everything if it is fesible. Or would it be expensive/impractical?
     

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