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42" Tv

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banned9y, 2m agoPosted 9 years, 2 months ago
Looking for a decent yet cheap 42 inch tv
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thanks in advance
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banned9y, 2m agoPosted 9 years, 2 months ago
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#1
Welcome to HUKD mepman :)

Are you looking for LCD or Plasma ? & ur budget ?
banned#2
Ah sorry didnt give much details looking for a tv around 42" or bigger LCD and HD not worried about freeview and looking to spend around 800 quid
#3
IMO anything over 32" you would really want a plasma
#4
harvie316
IMO anything over 32" you would really want a plasma


why, if I may ask

Because I'm after a 42' TV too.

Found a decent Acer one for £570...

I'll post a link in a bit, (if I can find it lol)
[helper]#5
Depends what you're going to use it for. What I'm about to say is a generalisation - if you buy a top of the range, no budget spared plasma or LCD then the following may not hold......

Plasma's tend to have lower resolutions than LCDs, are heavier and tend to use more power but their colour handling is better and they can cope with motion (such as football) better than LCD. Plasmas can suffer image burn (ie an image can be permanently burned on the screen) whilst LCD screens are less affected by this. If you are using a plasma in a bright room such as a conservatory then you may have trouble with reflections on the screen. There are very few plasma's under 40"

If you're not bothered about the resolution or their power usage, then I'd go for a plasma.....

Have a look at these 2 sites for prices
http://www.plasma-tv-prices.co.uk/
http://www.lcd-tv-prices.co.uk/
#6
gari189
Depends what you're going to use it for. What I'm about to say is a generalisation - if you buy a top of the range, no budget spared plasma or LCD then the following may not hold......

Plasma's tend to have lower resolutions than LCDs, are heavier and tend to use more power but their colour handling is better and they can cope with motion (such as football) better than LCD. Plasmas can suffer image burn (ie an image can be permanently burned on the screen) whilst LCD screens are less affected by this. If you are using a plasma in a bright room such as a conservatory then you may have trouble with reflections on the screen. There are very few plasma's under 40"

If you're not bothered about the resolution or their power usage, then I'd go for a plasma.....


THanks for this mate,

Can you just briefly explain what a screen burn is lol :)

Can it be fixed easily...or is it like a dead pixel in the LCD TV's ?
banned#7
Well im still going with the LCD and i think that screen burn can't be fixed or maybe a high cost ;p

any links for 42" + LCD + HD TV ?
[helper]#8
Lets say you are watching a tv channel for 8 hours or you fall asleep etc and the channel you are watching has a banner or logo permanently on screen. This logo or banner can be permanently burned onto the screen so that when you change channel there is like a ghost like image of the logo or banner still on screen......
I think they are a great deal better than they were but many warranties still specifically exclude screen burn.
[helper]#9
mepman
Well im still going with the LCD and i think that screen burn can't be fixed or maybe a high cost ;p

any links for 42" + LCD + HD TV ?


try this
http://www.lcd-tv-prices.co.uk/index.php?product=-1&name=Panasonic-TX32LXD70&search=&minprice=10&maxprice=10000&usec2=on&c2[]=1

The Toshiba 42c3030d is a nice tv for £700 the 42x3030 is better but of course costs more.
[helper]#11


Maybe nothing - see if you can find some reviews on the web or on the avforums
http://www.avforums.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=155

If you're budget is around £600 you may be safer getting a branded 37" with good reviews (eg Toshiba 37c3030d). The reason I mention the Toshibas is they are competitively priced and give good performance - not the best but they're not the most expensive either....

Forgot to mention Pixmania are not the best online supplier. Although part of the Dixons group they are based in France and some items are sourced from France so come with French manual and French power plug. Also they may not be covered by UK trading standard laws (but not sure about that). But they don't advertise that on their website looks completely UK based - bit sneaky if you ask me.
#12

the retailer, the worst i have ever seen, trust me you dont want the hassle.
#14
gari189
Lets say you are watching a tv channel for 8 hours or you fall asleep etc and the channel you are watching has a banner or logo permanently on screen. This logo or banner can be permanently burned onto the screen so that when you change channel there is like a ghost like image of the logo or banner still on screen......
I think they are a great deal better than they were but many warranties still specifically exclude screen burn.

i have a panasonic viera and can confirm the image burn is an issue , however after owning the tv for over 2 years now i can confirm there is no 'lasting' effect of image burn. this is despite my kids watching cbeebies for 7 or 8 hours plus on numerous occassions with the logo fixed on the screen . In the evenings when the tv has been on cbeebies all day it is possible to make out the cbeebies logo on the screen very faintly buit only on very light backgrounds and is hardly noticeable. However , the image burn completely vanishes when the tv has had chance to cool down and the following day its not there at all. I dont know whether this is because i have a quality brand tv but as i say its constantly on cbeebies for hours and hours on end and it has never caused a lasting 'screen burn' on our tv.

as for the power consumption , plasmas and lcd work in different ways , the lcds are a constant power which is measurable and quoted under manufacturers specs , however plasmas fluctuate depending on whether its a bright screen or a dark one and therefore the consumption quoted by manufacturers is the maximum consumpiton , although in reality it will balance out to something equivalent of an lcd for the same size screen.

i agree that plasmas are better for anything of 42" and over , unless fed with a true hd source in which case it would be a far closer contest. For watching standard defination tv then i have to say plasma is far far better , providing you are watching a decent set (panasonic viera is the one we have , 1366x768 ) , we also have a 40" sony bravia in the conservatory as the light issues in there meant that a plasma would be almost unwatchable due to the reflective 'glass type' screen.

i guess there are lots of factors to take into account when purchasing a new tv but i hope this has clarified a few issues that you may have ....

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