Which 37/40 LCD TV?

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  1. paboutin

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    I am due to take delivery of a Sharp LC-37GD7E that I ordered from JL last Saturday, but I am now getting cold feet given the rather lukewarm feedbacks on this forum (which I had not read for a while)

    Could you suggest any higher-end alternative for up to £2200? I would have gone for the Philipps 37PF9980 were it not for its design (TV set too wide for the size of the screen), so this one won't do.

    Also, the previous issue (March) of "What Hifi?" carried a review on 37's. Does anyone know what they recommended?

    That will get me started.

    Cheers
     
  2. ash005

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    well i had it down to the toshiba 37" or a sony 40"

    went for the sony v40 yesterday

    needs settting up but from testing in the shop its picture was far superior to the tosh for dvds sd & hd


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    Hi Ash, was it the Sammy with the triangle bottom (M5) or the flat one (M6)?

    If you could feedback your findings om either that would be great as I am unsure which to go for :)
     
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    Cool Curry,
    Thanks for the link. Hyundai is not the most straightforward brand when it comes to AV. I am thinking more along the line of Toshiba, Loewe, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony or LG.
    Cheers
     
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    Would say if you want a screen now then Sony V series 40"
     
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    If 37 then the toshiba 37wlt58
    If 40 then the sony v40
    Up the budget you should be able to get a W40 and it has all the 10/10 (what hifi) niceness of the V40 only it has 2.1 speakers and looks a bit nicer.

    I have had a hyundai monitor for 3 years now, and their customer service is really good, they manufacture a load of panels 'hydis' brand and they have (for monitors anyway) a great zero dead pixel policy.

    They put a lot of TV manufaturers to shame in the quality of the panels I think.
    Not that thats got anything to do with what you asked but hey :)
     
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    i have looked at;

    lg 37LP1D - screen looks small because of huge surround

    tosh 37WLT58 - very nice looking set and a good picture + 2 hdmi

    samsung LE40R51BX - nice picture - just dont like the look of the tv

    sony kdl-s40a12u - better picture than the tosh on both sd & hd - looked really good with an upscalling dvd playing via hdmi

    sony kdl-v40a12u - same screen as s, but also has wega & component in, iirc


    eventually after 2.5 hours decided on the sony s40, salesman said it had component in!

    returned yesterday to cancel order after finding out the s doesn't have component in, but walked away with the v40 from stock (cancelled order), a five year warranty and a monster 800 power thing for the same money!:thumbsup:

    i know a lot of people slag off comet but, i spent nearly three hours in there on sunday, had them move a tv round and hook it up to a different feed, had them plug a dvd player into both tvs to demostrate upscalling and also the difference between hdmi and scart

    then went to cancel and they did a good deal and offered to set it up for free

    not too bad imho


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    Just so you know - the Sony uses the same panel as the Hyundai!
     
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    "returned yesterday to cancel order after finding out the s doesn't have component in"

    Which idiot told you that. All HD-READY screens have component in.

    The Sony S series certainly does have.
     
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    > CoolCurly,

    Thanks for that. It's just that I haven't seen any review on the Hyundais and I do value the feedback & comments from existing users. Please PM me the links if there are some available. By the way, who do they source their panels from?


    > Ash005

    I read good reviews here and elsewhere on the Sony KLV40A12U. It seems though that the TV is short of connections and does not offer a VGA Input
    (see http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=252400), which according to that thread, is a no-no if connecting up a PC for browsing the internet.

    > Forum

    Is that right? I thought that this could be done through a DVI input. Can you confirm?

    Cheers
     
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    Loewe Xelos 37 - £2300. Possibly the best 37" TV
     
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    For a TV of that size have you considered Plasma as a possibility? It's worth a look if you're planning to spend that sort of cash to have all corners covered. :)
     
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    Yes I initially thought of Plasma. But I intend to use the panel as a PC monitor as well (mainly internet); I don't want to run the risk of burning the screen with a web-page left on unintentionally for a few hours.

    Thanks
     
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    jerkyboy

    i read it somewhere - maybe sony site - i'll look later


    paboutin

    im just using the tv for tv and dvd - so lack of vga makes no difference to me



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    Hi mate, the reason you havent seen any reviews on this unit is because it hasnt launched in Europe yet......Ebuyer will be receiving the first batch, then others will be filtering in.
    Reviews are already planned for some of the big mags - watch this space...
    Hyundai use Grade A Samsung Panels.
     
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    Thanks. I've since scrolled-up the forum and picked-up Baloo's & Madmat's reviews. Sounds good. Regards.
     
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    I thought the new Sony/Samsung partnership panels weren't being sold to other companies, unless hyundai has a tie in with either of course?
     

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