Which 36" CRT Widescreen

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  1. fzero

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    Which 36" CRT Widescreen..

    Hello everyone :hiya:

    I come for some help :suicide:

    My mission is to upgrade my old 4:3 TV (Grundig 29")

    I use TV for DVD's, Digital Sat (Hotbird - Humax), game console and normal TV.

    I would like a Widescreen TV. The bigger the better :clap:

    My option are either the cheapest 42" PLASMA or probably a 36" Widescreen TV.

    Here are my questions:

    1/ Cheap Plasma or CRT?

    2/ What model do you recommend?

    I have eye on the Sony 36FS76 and the Toshiba 36ZP38 right now. Are those model good enough?

    Should I consider the Panasonic Tau?

    I stay in Edinburgh so if you are selling something like that, contact me at [email protected]

    Sorry if my post sound annoying or newbish' (after all, this is going to be my first widescreen!)

    Thanks :rolleyes:
     
  2. Dimmy

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    If you care about picture quality, forget the cheap plasma route :).

    The Sony and Toshiba you mention are both highly competent televisions, with my own preference leaning toward the Toshiba.

    The Raison D'Etre being its both more aesthetically pleasing, carries more useful features and - to my eyes - is the better performer.

    I wouldn't buy a Panasonic. They're fabulous televisions, but myself and Panasonic tellies just don't agree :suicide:.

    Dimmy :)
     
  3. fzero

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    All the reviews I read about the Toshiba are excellent.

    Would you get the old 36ZP18 P/Q or the new 36ZP38' one?

    Toshiba is providing 4 speakers for both TV, central and woofer being internal. What is the quality like? Good enough or should I get proper equipment?

    Thanks.

     
  4. Cadire

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    I used the supplied speakers for a while until my Home Cinema kit turned up and I have to say they were pretty good (36ZP38). I have a small to medium sized front room though, so I can't say what they'd sound like in a large room.

    Bass was a bit light, but perfectly acceptable. I say 'light', but I only really noticed this when I installed my new kit which had a subwoofer.

    If you don't intend going down the separates route, then you will be more than happy with the supplied kit.
     
  5. fzero

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    Thanks for your input.

    The wife is forcing me to wait till the SALES start in January...

    So no new TV for xmas...

    Best thing is to try out the TV you want before buying it really and the one who don't is a fool.

    I will ask shop to play some DVD on the Tosh 36ZP38 to check out the quality since I have read on this forum problem with the DEV2900.

    Thanks for your respons
     
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    i would wait for a month or two for the new sony.
    some reps' are saying very good things
     
  7. fzero

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    Are you talking about the KD-36NX300?

     
  8. Rajibear

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    Or do you mean the 36HQ100. Sony announced the launch in November but as usual products take 3 months before they get in the show rooms :(
     
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    The only diff between the 36NX300 and 36NX200, i am told, is the colour of the TV, they are the same inside.
     
  10. blindlemon

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    I was under the impression that the NX300 has the new "superfine pitch" (ie. HD) tube.... like the HQ100

    Could somebody confirm or deny this please?
     
  11. big10uk

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    I stand corrected. sorry

    I found this on a website:

    ""The Sony KD-36NX300 is one of the most stunning television designs money can buy. But this Sony delivers substance as well as style: DRC picture with super fine pitch gives the most vivid 100Hz pictures, whilst the advanced Virtual Dolby Surround and Digital BBE sound enhancements ensure crystal clear and dynamic sound.

    There's even a memory stick slot to allow you to preview digital photos without ugly trailing cables from your camera.""

    http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page/moreinfo.cfm/Product_ID/1669
     
  12. weasel

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    Don't dismiss the Panasonic TX36PD30; have a look at I-love-my-Panny thread: www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=99870 (my own post is on 97377). Not only is it considered by many to have better picture quality than the Tosh PF2, it is also arguably the best-designed large CRT on the market. There have been some reported quality problems, which in the main seem to have been satisfactorily resolved.
     

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