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Which sub £1k LCD to get?

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by ssuellid, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. ssuellid

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    I'm after an LCD TV as a second TV and need the following features: -

    minimum 26 inch widescreen
    HD ready
    HDMI or DVI
    SVideo in
    Component in
    Headphone socket

    VESA mountable would also be nice.

    Its mainly going to be used to watch programs from Sky+ but occasionally for consoles and DVDs.

    This is going to be used mainly in the same room as a projector so the light levels are going to be low most of the time.

    I was interested in the Samsung LCDs but have read about problems with over brightness in low light levels.

    The other model I considered was the Sharp LAC26GA3AE.

    Any recommendations? Budget is £1k


    Thanks
     
  2. mickbarlow

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    SAMSUNG LE32R51BX about £800 - £900 :thumbsup:

    definatley no brightness probs on mine, better than my Panasonic 28" CRT
     
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    There's no problems in low light levels other than what you get with any LCD.

    If you don't have another light source in the room, however, a dark scene will cause the brightness sensor to go right down as low as it can. If you have ambient light in the room it's no problem though, and will adjust to the best level for the ambient light. You can of course just turn it off. :)

    LCDs / Plasmas in general aren't really suited for watching in a pitch-black room - you really need a light on, preferable behind (or in the case of LCD) pointing at them to keep blacks as black as possible.
     
  4. Doctor Hades

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    I'm looking for one myself and with the same criteria. I've heard that the JVC LT-26DS6BJ is supposed to be excellent with a 7ms response time, 2 SCARTs (both RGB), component, S-Video, composite, D-SUB and HDMI. Trouble is it the cheapest I can find it is £1,007. Check out this link: http://www.dealtime.co.uk/xPC-JVC_LT_26DS6~S-P~OR-0. It's expensive but aren't all the best things?

    I've decided to wait a while until the price drops below £1,000 though.
     
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    Samsung LE32R51BX - Bargain of the year !

    :smashin:
     
  6. ssuellid

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    Thanks for the Samsung recommendations and for the low light level clear up.

    I think I'll pop along to a shop with the wife to see if she likes the look of it some time this weekend. Whats the best place to order one online?

    Is it worth considering the Samsung with the built in freeview BTW?

    Thanks again
     
  7. ssuellid

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    DigiUk have the Freeview version for £863 - looks like a good price to me - anywhere cheaper?
     
  8. ssuellid

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    Had a look at the Samsung at Comet - not the best place in the world but the Guildford branch have a row of TVs all hooked up to the same HD feed. Some National Geographic/Comet demo. The Samsung looked OK but not as good as the other same-ish price TVs in the row. The Philips 32PF5520D looked much better - very sharp 3d like image and better more natural looking colours.
     
  9. ash

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    How much was the Philips?
     
  10. ssuellid

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    £1299 instore or £1009 from the Comet website. I don't think it has component input tho.
     
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    ok noob question

    i want a 32" lcd tv for under 1k. it will be used for watching tv / dvds 98% of the time and the occatinal pc beeing pluged into it. whats the best the Philips 32PF5520D or the samsung LE32R51BX

    ps where can i get the samsung from if thats the best. it seems pritty hard to find online. best price so far is £989 but out of stock
     

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