Who would win - Loewe, Panasonic or JVC LCD's?

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  1. whitenoise

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    My quest to get a great LCD continues! Looking at my situation closer I have decided to get a 26" LCD instead of a 32" - I was being too greedy for the space available! This has opened up a new can of worms though! My options currently are :

    Panasonic 26LXD500 (1 HDMI)
    Panasonic 26LXD60 (2 HDMI)
    JVC 26DX7 (2 HDMI)

    But there is also a new contender on the scene the Loewe Spheros R26 (1 HDMI). What Hi-Fi gives this the top rating, and mentions that it is perhaps better than the LXD500. Problem with this set is no-one at all seems to sell it!

    Some people think the 500 is better than the 60, others disagree. Some people think the JVC is the best - argh!!

    Now if these 4 sets were to step into the boxing ring who would win? I been looking on these forums and the net for the last couple of weeks comparing the two panasonics and the jvc and have not got any closer to which one I want to buy!

    I'm sure all these sets are excellent with HD pictures, but I still want to use the TV for SD through an analogue aerial. Our aerial does kick ass, and the house has been wired with excellent sat cable, plus I would buy a decent QED aerial lead into the TV to give the picture the best chance. So its up to the LCD. Which one do you think would offer the best SD (BBC analogue - not freeview or sky) pic, HDMI pic and would be good for PS2 and even the megadrive (love that retro gaming!). It's a tall order to ask, but if anyone has any advice it would be much appreciated. Otherwise I'll go mad soon and just walk into a store, close my eyes, spin on the spot, point to a LCD and go "I'll have that one!".
     
  2. GaryB

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    The JVC is the LT-26DX7, not DS7.
     
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    What like in a fight :rotfl: I think the panasonic as it's hard as nails ;)
     
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    The Spheros is in a class of its own - you are not really comparing like with like and it would be unfair to the others. Its like comparing a Mercedes with a Ford and a Rover. They may look similar on paper but beauty is more than skin deep. Just go and stab the screen of the other two with a sharp point and see what I mean.
     
  5. whitenoise

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    :oops: Sorry about that GaryB, suitably edited. Ianh - is the Spheros that much better than Panny and JVC? I do like the L, but it doesnt have an analogue tuner, only has 1 hdmi connection and you cant see or buy it anywhere!
     
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    The Spheros does have an analogue tuner and digital terresteral and both analogue and digital cable and optional digital satellite -
    No issues about only one HDMI input. If you can afford a Spheros you can afford an external switch. Its available in many places - try John Lewis or or the Linn department at Harrods. Its a quality product that does not have to go on mass display.
     
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    Loewe Spheros is not sold online by anyone - not even the sole online Loewe reseller, TV and Video Direct.
    The Spheros is the reference level TV, and as such, is sold only in-store, where the dealer can demo and talk about its various features, etc, ad nauseum, which should impress you enough to consider spending the £2K to buy it.
    That said, it doesn't have IDTV - just RF (26" only), and a single HDMI. It is a lovely TV, but you'd need to be very dedicated to spend that sort of money on a 26". It's not that it looks too small, but it hardly works for you trying to create a Cinemaesque set-up.
    You might find this of interest - http://www.lordpercy.com/loewe_spheros_r26.htm
     
  8. GaryB

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    I missed it. What happened?
     
  9. whitenoise

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    Excellent article pjskel - well spotted. That would explain why I could find no-one selling the set online then! £2k for a 26" TV vs <£1k for JVC and P, I can now see the difference.

    I guess the question is at the end of the day Ford or Aston Martin?

    Don't worry GaryB, I just edited by post to reflect the proper model number of the JVC as you pointed out.

    Not sure I can justify £2k on a tv though!

    Back to the decision between the JVC and the Pan then!....
     
  10. s3marc

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    what about a Loewe Xelos A26 , if you want an Audi, or a Loewe Concept L26 if you want a VW?

    both excellent TVs as well.
     
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    the loewe without even thinking !
    some would argue that i dont think much anyway!
     
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    Thank you.

    Should think so, since I wrote it!! :rotfl:

    There is a 26" Concept, Xelos, or Idividual you could look at as alternatives. Not giving up much really by going for the latter two. Even the former doesn't give that much up either.
    Prices are &#163;999 / &#163;1189 / &#163;1700 respectively.
     
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    I'd go for the Loewe personally.
     
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    Our 32" Concept rocks in da bedroom :D sure you haven't got the space for 32"s ??:)

    & ours is just on a RF feed from Sky + & its a good picture.

    Cheers,

    Co.
     
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    Hi,

    The Loewe Individual is far better that the other two?


    as they are the differences between the 3?


    thanks


    regards
     
  16. whitenoise

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    I have decided on the Panasonic 26LXD500. I can justify spending £1000 on a 26" LCD, but not > £1600 on one. I actually like the look of the Panasonic 500 better than the Loewe models anyway. Although I haven't seen a 26" Loewe in the flesh, I'm happy with the decision I've made. Thanks for all the advice guys.
     
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    ive got a r37 spheros comming next week after waiting 6 weeks i also have a loewe articos 32crt and a 26 spheros lcd ,as you can guess i love loewe worth spending the extra money any day .. my panasonic 32lcd i almost gave away it just didnt perform even when the mags give them 5 stars:rotfl:
     

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