Discussion in 'What Is The Best TV For You?' started by Darthvador, May 30, 2008.
which / what is the best 26" lcd tv currently on the market
it is for a bedroom
Panasonic one at around £500, or the Sony 26T3000
There are only very few 26" models with quality LCD panel. So beaware
Also, Amazon has the Sony KDL-26T3000 for £400
I agree about the 26T3000 its the best
Got to be the Panasonic LXD70 for me, i looked at a lot of televisions, including Sony's, Samsungs, the Panasonic was miles sharper and better quality than the rest.
Been knocked out with the picture so far, excellent watching the footie and motion as well.
If you buy instore here, you get the Panasonic 5yr warranty too!
Sadly not anymore- seems it was an error!
It only went up by £30
Yeah, but they reduced from £425, to £399 then up to £429. Mind you £30 these days is a trip to the shops!
£400 here http://www.soundandvisiononline.com/moreinfo/index.asp?product_id=13847
http://www.totaldigital.biz/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=43_124&products_id=2250 £392 here (+£20 delivery) or instore with free 5 year guarantee if you are near Brum (assume same price?)
I'm also looking at a 26". I've found the KDL26T3000U available from PRC for £395 including 5 year warranty (instore only). They are based in Ilford, Essex.
I do have a question: is the KDL26T3000U the same as the KDL26T3000? Are there any other variations I should be aware of (pros & cons)?
I'm getting the 26" as a stop-gap until I buy a nice big beast later this year/early next year (I have no TV atm). After which, the 26" will be used as a second tv/pc monitor (hence the reason I'm not really looking for a 32"). Are there better options at around this price based on my requriements?
I called Total Biz, explained that I was nowhere Brum and they were happy to give me the 5 year warranty.
Thanks il get one of those then.
Totally agree with the above There isn't a better 26inch LCD on the market for SD & HD!!
U simply means UK model
Brilliant - thanks.
I have a related question about manufacturers' warranties and whether they're worth the money (not sure if there's a better place to post this question, so I've put it here).
If I'm going to have a problem with an LCD, isn't it most likely to occur within the first 12 months, meaning the extended warranties aren't really worth it? Or do problems also arise further down the track?
Just trying to determine the value of these and if they're worthwhile purchasing.
Buy from John Lewis and get a 5 year guarantee as standard (some manufacturers and retailers are also offering these but often for instore purchases only)
JL can be expensive however, and doesn't have the biggest range.
No T3000 for example.
John Lewis are always very helpful too
As mine is for the bedroom I dont want to spend too much but I want the best On viewing TV's in Currys etc and having a go with the picture settings with the remote the 26" Samsung seems very good especially regards viewing angle from below. Anyone care to comment on this set. Beyondtelevision have it for £333
Seems prices are coming down for this TV. Is there a new model range imminent?
Having just bought a T3000 I've now discovered that there is a panasonic that can display 1080p for only slightly more, I've got a PS3 so have i made a mistake or is 1080p barely noticeable on a 26" screen?
Is it not barely noticeable in small TVs? The Panasonic is ~£100 more and is 1080i, not 1080p http://www.soundandvisiononline.com/listview/index.asp?sizeid=26&brand=PANASONIC
Really? I think there is a panasonic that displays 1080p for about 100 more, perhaps not that model though. Also does anyone know whether when watching blu ray on a PS3 it would be better to view in 720p or 1080i?
http://www.digico.co.uk/model.asp?Detail=Yes&ModelID=2242 This one 1080p S&V seems to be wrong http://www.soundandvisiononline.com/moreinfo/index.asp?product_id=12709 ?
The screen is only 768 high so it cannot display 1080p. 720p / 1080i only.
Does it matter?
It does if you are after a 1080p screen.
Does 1080p actually matter on a 26" screen though? Can you actually see a difference?
Only because if so I'm thinking of returning my T3000 and getting the panasonic instead.
If you're talking about displaying 1080 lines then it wouldn't display 1080i either would it? That TV will, however, happily accept a 1080p signal, although I have heard that you get no sound with 24fps, which is a bit weird.
Has anyone heard anything about this model...?
...or are the advertisers merely speculating that it might be released?
They also have a 19" Panny Viera on there and state a September release. No info is found on either model on googling the model numbers!
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