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Best LCD TV for £700

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9y, 7m agoPosted 9 years, 7 months ago
Need an lcd because it is slightly more robust, any suggestions would be appreciated!
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9y, 7m agoPosted 9 years, 7 months ago
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#1
the new samsung tellys are the biz - the LE37R88BD is around this price too (excellent contrast ratio 8000:1, 3x hdmi etc.)

or this looks to be a good deal:

http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/3344258/Toshiba-37-37C3030D-WXGA-Freeview-HD-Ready-Widescreen-LCD-TV-Black/Product.html

Good Toshiba telly, and a "free" hdmi upscaling dvd player
#2
Have got to admit that looks good, but my luck with tv's has been crap lately so I am thinking of going down the price match route and free 5 year guarantee!
#3
The Sony Braiva series (http://www.digitaldirectuk.com/products_moreinfo3/index.asp?product_id=12398) along with the Panasonic VIERA's (http://www.digitaldirectuk.com/products_moreinfo3/index.asp?product_id=12710) are supposed to be the "best" LCD TV's available at the moment, they are more expensive for the same size screen than the Samsung's though who offer a nice price/quality compromise.

Also be careful looking at pure numbers for things like contrast ratio as different manufacturers use different methods of measuring it and differing display technologies (particularly with the Sonys) mean that a higher number isn't always better, as has been traditionally the case. I'd recommend looking at any TV's you fancy somewhere like John Lewis or Currys before you buy to see which you prefer. It's also worth bearing in mind that high street shops often don't have TV's set-up and connected properly (using HDMI for HD etc.), so make sure you get to see some HD and SD content on properly set up TV's (they'll be happy to do this if they think a sale's likely :giggle: )
banned#4
depends how far away you are sitting too. 32inch screen from 12 foot away isnt great.
#5
I just bought the Samsung LE40R88BD For £694

Dixons £732.99
10JUNE07 £10 Discount
then Quidco

£732.99 - £10 - £28.92 = £694.07
#6
Which? Report 25 May 2007

LCD TV Best Buys below £700:

Sony Bravia KDL-26S2010 £650
test score 65%

Panasonic Viera TX-26LXD60 £600
63%

Sony Bravia KDL-32S2530 £700
61%
#7
Currently the best 32" LCD on the market is the Panasonic TX-32LXD70, which is the one I'm after (or TX-32LXD700 if you need 3 HDMI ports for an extra £100 :?) - The panny is on for £639 inc delivery (laskys) or £643 + postage (Pixmania).

Unfortunately after Dixon's took this unit off discount sale all the other online retailers are putting their prices back up - I could have got this for £603 but wanted it to drop to sub £600 to make it a bargain but looks like I've gone and shot myself in the foot :(. That said Im expecting it to drop again when Sony start selling their Bravia D3000 - this is supposed to be even better than the Panasonic which also has 100hz processing but also has colour depth of 10bit and supports 24p processing. Unfortunately this will also come with the usual Sony price tag of +£200 of its closest rival.

So... I'd probably wait about 3 weeks to a month if you can and grab yourself a real bargain when the pannys drop again (or until dixons/comet/currys offer 10% off).

EDIT: (THE 32LXD70 IS NOT TO BE MISTAKEN WITH THE 32LMD70 - LMD = no 100hz and poorer picture)

Review here: http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/Panasonic-TX32LXD70/

http://www.comet.co.uk/comet/dyn_imgs/prods/prod_large/383627.jpg
#8
Just bought the Samsung LE37R87BDX 37" new model - it is superb. Got it for under £640; Tribal - Quidco... very recommended
#9
CPhoenix
Currently the best 32" LCD on the market is the Panasonic TX-32LXD70, which is the one I'm after (or TX-32LXD700 if you need 3 HDMI ports for an extra £100 :?) - The panny is on for £639 inc delivery (laskys) or £643 + postage (Pixmania).

Unfortunately after Dixon's took this unit off discount sale all the other online retailers are putting their prices back up - I could have got this for £603 but wanted it to drop to sub £600 to make it a bargain but looks like I've gone and shot myself in the foot :(. That said Im expecting it to drop again when Sony start selling their Bravia D3000 - this is supposed to be even better than the Panasonic which also has 100hz processing but also has colour depth of 10bit and supports 24p processing. Unfortunately this will also come with the usual Sony price tag of +£200 of its closest rival.

So... I'd probably wait about 3 weeks to a month if you can and grab yourself a real bargain when the pannys drop again (or until dixons/comet/currys offer 10% off).

EDIT: (THE 32LXD70 IS NOT TO BE MISTAKEN WITH THE 32LMD70 - LMD = no 100hz and poorer picture)

Review here: http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/Panasonic-TX32LXD70/

http://www.comet.co.uk/comet/dyn_imgs/prods/prod_large/383627.jpg



I brought the Panasonic TX-32LXD70 as its one of the best LCD tvs on the market today ....after much research i wouldnt of been happy with anything less.

I paid more then i wanted to for the TV though ....had it for over a week and still in its box lol ....so cant give it a review just yet , ....but there have been nothing but praise for this TV its also has a good review on Which.

maybe i should of waited until i brought it but i buy out of impulse :/

Btw im sick of seeing Samsungs in peoples homes , its so last year :giggle:
#10
Considering the price reductions we saw last year I expect a 1080P LCD set to be hitting £700+ price range come Christmas 2007.

But visit the stores, decide if you like Plasma more or LCD more and research the reviews etc and judge for yourself.
#11
A-n-d-y
....had it for over a week and still in its box lol ....


Man - U CRAZY! letting a TV like that goto waste! sitting there in is box (although you've probably got a good excuse).

I know what you mean about pay more than you wanted... I might see if John Lewis will price match Laskys £639 and honour the 5 year panasonic warranty (might just be worth it - spending the extra).

Also I looked at the Sammys - and the Picture Quality just isn't there, personally the big 3 for me (on PQ) are: Panasonic, Sony & LG (Yes, the XD-Engine on the LGs gives amazing black levels, sharpness & colour definition but loses out to the Panny on digital noise/minor artefacts.
#12
dnc1781
Which? Report 25 May 2007

LCD TV Best Buys below £700:

Sony Bravia KDL-26S2010 £650
test score 65%

Panasonic Viera TX-26LXD60 £600
63%

Sony Bravia KDL-32S2530 £700
61%


The Bravia S's are the budget line, the V's (the 32" as linked earlier available < £700) and W's are much better imho, although the W's are 1080p and hence very expensive.
#13
Yep the Bravia V's are better but with the D3000 coming out so soon the price will drop through the floor. AVForums report that some stores are holding back the D3000 until they've sold their stock of other Bravia models.

Btw... screw the S version when you can get the V for less:-

Sony Bravia KDL32V2500 @ £ 613.00 from Rankhour
#14
i have the 40inch samsung it is great
#15
Saw a 42" Phillips which looked sharp in PC WORLD the other day. Dont know the spec sorry.

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