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Cheapest 40/42" TV (with good quality *SD* picture)

Robiesanta Avatar
6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
Hi

I need to replace my 32" flat screen CRT TV as it is now giving me trouble. I paid £1200 for this TV 8 years ago when they were brand new & first out.

Now, I don't want to spend a large amount of money and get my hands (pocket) burned again :-(. You can call me a cheap git if you like but I can't afford all singing/all dancing expensive TV.

Quite simply, I *don't* watch HD and dno't subscribe to SKY or any other providers. I don't see my needs changing in the near future. I don't watch too much TV and it's mostly SD (of course since I don't have a HD tv).

I want a cheapest 40/42" TV which provides good SD picture so that if it does break down say in 3 years than I haven't paid out so much for it. Also, I can then upgrade to something better 3/4 years down the line (perhaps even a 3D TV with the 3D revolution now taking place).

So, any recommendation for a good quality *SD* picture TV but as cheap as possible.

Thanks.

Robie.
Robiesanta Avatar
6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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#1
Hi, firstly I don't think that manufacturers are making SD TV's anymore (pls correct me if I'm wrong), 2ndly, u can get a decent 40-42" HD TV for around the £400 mark (cheaper if u hunt around for vouchers/codes).
Wot u may also want to consider is that the conversion to digital TV will be more or less complete by 2012, so u want to get a TV which will be capable of receiving digital as most "SD" only have analogue receivers!
#2
In the same boat, unless I upgrade to Sky HD or get freeview / freesat HD my signal will be just normal sky. How on earth can the normal person tell what's a good buy or not as most of the showrooms tend to play none broadcasted looping films.

Every tv posted on here that seems a good buy has half the replies saying great tv, buy it, and the other half saying waste of money, spend more.

It's driving me mad.
#3
Hi Mate

where abouts are you?

I was going to post my old telly tonight for sale as I have just bought a new hd one.

I am in the north west and have a Toshiba 37 inch tv (36zp18Q).

This is a great tele and a fantastic picture and was originally £1500, i also have the surround speakers and stand to go with it.

Let me know if you are intrested.

rory
#4
I believe that the Panasonic Plasma TVs handle SC content quite well. I have a 37" one and the freeview picture is good. Not sure if it is a feature of plasma over LCD but it was something I looked at when I bought mine as the majority of what I watch is still SD.

Full HD and a lot of LCD TVs aren't quite as good at pixelising (a new word? :-) ) the SD channels so they can be a bit blocky. Best thing to do is have a look at a few in store and get them to put a SD channel on rather than a demo.

Dave
#5
lowtonred
Hi Mate

where abouts are you?

I was going to post my old telly tonight for sale as I have just bought a new hd one.

I am in the north west and have a Toshiba 37 inch tv (36zp18Q).

This is a great tele and a fantastic picture and was originally £1500, i also have the surround speakers and stand to go with it.

Let me know if you are intrested.

rory


Thanks for the offer Rory but her majesty wants a 'new' telly plus I am in South. So no good - sorry. BTW: Out of interest how much are you selling it for?
#6
sajsaleem
Hi, firstly I don't think that manufacturers are making SD TV's anymore (pls correct me if I'm wrong), 2ndly, u can get a decent 40-42" HD TV for around the £400 mark (cheaper if u hunt around for vouchers/codes).
Wot u may also want to consider is that the conversion to digital TV will be more or less complete by 2012, so u want to get a TV which will be capable of receiving digital as most "SD" only have analogue receivers!


Perhaps, I wasn't clear in my description.

I want a 'newish' telly but don't care how good/bad HD quality is as I am/will be watching mostly SD stuff.
#7
not sure to be honest how much its worth, seen them go between £120 and £50 on ebay.

Have u any idea what they are worth?

Incidentally the tele I have just bought is a samsung 4 series and it is pretty good in SD. 40 inch was £429 just after christmas from currys and comet.

havent got the model number to hand but i think it was LE40B350
#8
lowtonred
not sure to be honest how much its worth, seen them go between £120 and £50 on ebay.

Have u any idea what they are worth?

Incidentally the tele I have just bought is a samsung 4 series and it is pretty good in SD. 40 inch was £429 just after christmas from currys and comet.

havent got the model number to hand but i think it was LE40B350


Thanks for the update. £50-£120 for old telly - wow. I guess nearer the £100 would be a good price for an old telly. I bougt mine in 2001 and paid £1200 for :-(.

I don't want to fork out more than £400 if I can help it. It seems I need to go for a Plasma rather than an LCD for nod-HD stuff to be clearer.

BTW: We have one thing is common - I am red too :w00t:

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