Which 37" or 40" LCD should I choose out of these 3?

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  1. jatwap

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    Here's my options, not sure which one to go for so please :lease: help me decide:

    1. Sony Bravia KDL40V2000 40" LCD
    2. Sharp LC37XD1E 37" LCD
    3. Toshiba 37WLT68 37" LCD


    Happy New Year to all when it arrives!:hiya:
     
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    Ok the Sony is bigger, the Sharp is a true full HD set with 1080p and the Tosh aint.
    I guess they are near same price ?

    I am only Fam with the Tosh and Sharp ones I dont like Sony. (used to in 70's/80's)
     
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    Sharp: Best black levels, rubbish at everything else.
    Sony: Good black levels, best viewing angles.
    Toshiba: Worst black levels, sharpest image, most natural colour. Best image overall.

    I'd go with the Toshiba personally, or the BRAVIA if black levels and viewing angles are more important than sharpness, colour reproduction, motion handling etc.
     
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    I'm incredibly happy with my Sharp XD1, ok it buzzes but only in standby -not a problem as it's quiet when it's on. Superb picture, brilliant monitor for Windows. Only 1 dead pixel that's noticable but just worked out it's in the black borders for 2:35 films! :D

    If you can get the 42" for only £100 more than the 37", I would definietly go for that, can't complain difference in price/size. Not like it's £200+
     
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    I would also go with Sharp
     
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    What's wrong with the Sharp (accept for the viewing angles)
     
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    Motion handling, colour reproduction, greyscale accuracy, gamma, and I'm sure there was more but I forget now.
     
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    @ andrewfee - Do you have one of these mate? I have just purchased the 42" based on very good recommendations from these forums. Where do you get your info from? Not seen too many hold the Sharp up for that much criticism.

    EDIT: That sounded sarcastic but it wasn't meant to be. Would love to know 'cos I just forked out over a grand. :D
     
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    wow, really lol even after calibration cos I've seen them in the shops and very impressed.

    Anyway, happy new year:arty:
     
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    And to you m8 and the rest of the forum members who are no doubt out in partyland drinking themselves into the local A&E:D
     
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    Can you give more info on how you came to those conclusions? Only reason im asking is that i've sent 2 42XD1E's back because of ghosting/blurring
     
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    I had an LC37GE1E which is basically the same set in a different casing. (with a speaker upgrade) The ¨premium¨ version of the XD1 and wasn't happy with it at all. (I've bought maybe 10 displays in the last year or so, trying to find one)

    I've now finally settled on a Toshiba 37WLT68 despite it having worse black levels than some of the competition. (absolute black levels don't bother me - I'll either turn a light on or not care)
     
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    ASV panels aren't exactly known for their response time or viewing angles and IPS are known to have poor black levels, pixelation and viewing angles that has major affects blacks! S-PVA on the other hand is an amazing panel but if you over amplify the pixels, the picture will become severely degraded.

    There is one other panel which is extremely good for motion picture called P-MVA by AUO. Unfortunately, that panel isn't used in mainstream HDTVs.
     
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    So you own all 3 of these sets to be able to say that, cause for one your comment about the Sharp is totally unfounded.
    I doubt the Sharp was the same in a diff case and the Tosh seems to have the bad viewing angles going by very long thread here.
     
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    I've knocked off the Sharp from my wanted list so it's down to these two:

    1. Sony Bravia KDL40V2000 40" LCD
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    3. Toshiba 37WLT68 37" LCD

    Any more comments/comparisons on these?

    Nearly there (I think!)...
     
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    why did you remove sharp cos its the only true 1080p TV out of all three?
     
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    I owned the Toshiba.

    I would go for the Sony, as others stated the Tosh black levels are poor by todays standard, and the 68 series has motion blur issues.

    The 40V looks brill with both DVD and SKYHD.

    I know it's costs more than the tosh but you get a bigger screen and the quality is PQ improvements are quite great.

    JMHO.
     
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