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Looking for a new LCD TV at least 42" under £1500

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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
Have been scouring the John Lewis website as want to treat myself with a new tv. Has anyone got any recommendations ?

it won't be wall mounted so no need to worry about that but plan on buying a wii too so should be good for that. Have always gone for Sony in the past but feel free to convert me lol
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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
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#1
John Lewis have a 50" Plasma for £699 with 5 year warranty its and LG
#2
octobergirl;5852589
John Lewis have a 50" Plasma for £699 with 5 year warranty its and LG


Looking for a LCD hun and want to spend nearer my budget :), thanks for looking though
#3
Could you explain to me why LCD over plasma, and why you would knock back something alot cheaper just to spend the whole budget?
#4
teshnit;5852932
Could you explain to me why LCD over plasma, and why you would knock back something alot cheaper just to spend the whole budget?


LCD uses less power and are more slimmer, so design wise this is my preference. I have the money and want the best spec available to me for that price :thumbsup:

I could buy a cheaper car but i chose to get a 2.0 TDi......does that make me bad too ? :whistling:
#5
lol nice choc, how are you?

anyway I as a Wii owner, suggest not buying one :P, it gets pretty boring quite soon, unlike wot most PS3 owners say :)
#6
munaaf;5853331
lol nice choc, how are you?

anyway I as a Wii owner, suggest not buying one :P, it gets pretty boring quite soon, unlike wot most PS3 owners say :)


I'm good thanks hun :)

My nephews said the wii would be good for family get togethers and the little boy I foster, I'm not a big fan of computer games tbh but have given in to getting a console :oops:
#7
yeah it is for those :P I guess with kiddies/family games it does rule!!
#8
well if you want slim, why not go for the Samsung LED.
less power than an LCD and no backlights to die on you in time.
black levels are way better than a standard LCD (most large LCDs have terribly bad black levels, all chalky)

the Samsung LED range is a better buy for your budget level.

Personally tho I'd still have a plasma, beats LCDs hands down.
the wattage used by the TV is variable whereas an LCD isnt.
to create darker scenes, a plasma will restrict or even switch off pixels, an LCD will merely block off the backlight.

go see some working.

even if you won't consider buying from a DSGi store, Currys stores have all just re-done their TV display to show either the Sky HD box or a blu-ray playing through an LCD, an LED and a Plasma all next to each other.

I know cos our store has just been signed off on completing the display.
#9
slackrat77;5855099
well if you want slim, why not go for the Samsung LED.
less power than an LCD and no backlights to die on you in time.
black levels are way better than a standard LCD (most large LCDs have terribly bad black levels, all chalky)

the Samsung LED range is a better buy for your budget level.

Personally tho I'd still have a plasma, beats LCDs hands down.
the wattage used by the TV is variable whereas an LCD isnt.
to create darker scenes, a plasma will restrict or even switch off pixels, an LCD will merely block off the backlight.

go see some working.

even if you won't consider buying from a DSGi store, Currys stores have all just re-done their TV display to show either the Sky HD box or a blu-ray playing through an LCD, an LED and a Plasma all next to each other.

I know cos our store has just been signed off on completing the display.


I would prefer an LED but the one I want is a tad more than my budget (Samsung UE46B8000). Have a huge lounge so think 46" would be a nice size but don't know anyone who has one so couldn't judge home use.

If you can find me one (46") within budget I'd love you forever ;-)
#12


maybe I should wait til after the summer hols and it may come down :?

I do like to stick by my budgets for big spends though and looking for a long warranty in the same vein as John Lewis or Richer Sounds
#13
why is everyone on here obsessed with the JL crap free warranty?
i dont believe it to be the god send that its regarded as on here.

theres no direct phone service.
theres no set callout time
no set cutoff point where they decide your tv is gonna be written off cos parts arent available

as far as I can tell, its not unlimited repairs. its repairs up the value paid for the TV.
if they can't repair t or replace it without costing themselves too much money they'll "discuss an alternative with you", which will mean a partial refund in the form of vouchers based on the time you've had the TV.

and "occasionally we might ask you to pay for the repair and claim it back from us"
WHAT????
how long does that take?
since it takes about 3-5 days just for them to agree to a price match, who knows??

i don't personally believe a paying customer should EVER have to pay for their own repair and claim it back through the company, especially within a set warranty period.
if it was outside warranty and done via a claim against the retailer via the SOGA, fair enough.

Their T&C don't mention an in home service either. do you have to get the TV to their service centre? or will they pick it up and apply that charge to the repair bill?

is it transferrable should you want to sell the TV on?


they might have unrivalled customer service but this free 5 year thing seems a mite vague for my liking.
#14
slackrat77;5857502
why is everyone on here obsessed with the JL crap free warranty?
i dont believe it to be the god send that its regarded as on here.

theres no direct phone service.
theres no set callout time
no set cutoff point where they decide your tv is gonna be written off cos parts arent available

as far as I can tell, its not unlimited repairs. its repairs up the value paid for the TV.
if they can't repair t or replace it without costing themselves too much money they'll "discuss an alternative with you", which will mean a partial refund in the form of vouchers based on the time you've had the TV.

and "occasionally we might ask you to pay for the repair and claim it back from us"
WHAT????
how long does that take?
since it takes about 3-5 days just for them to agree to a price match, who knows??

i don't personally believe a paying customer should EVER have to pay for their own repair and claim it back through the company, especially within a set warranty period.
if it was outside warranty and done via a claim against the retailer via the SOGA, fair enough.

Their T&C don't mention an in home service either. do you have to get the TV to their service centre? or will they pick it up and apply that charge to the repair bill?

is it transferrable should you want to sell the TV on?


they might have unrivalled customer service but this free 5 year thing seems a mite vague for my liking.


well, from experience:

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[*]laptop bought from John Lewis with free extended warrantly, motherboard went few weeks back, they offered to pick up free of charge to me and lend me the same spec laptop....which they did, I did drop it in though but it was returned within a week and the warrantly extended
[*]current tv and surround sound bought from JL with extended warranty, this is going to my brother and the warranty transferred to him which they said is ok as he lives within the same area as me (only a year left on it but he gets a free telly lol)[/LIST]Can't fault their customer service, which is a local number. Have never had any problems returning items.....but this is just from my experience.

Same goes for Richer Sounds, the guys in my local shop are brill.

Currys/Comet etc.....no end of problems :roll:
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#15
Currys/Comet etc.....no end of problems

I don't doubt it! I work for them!!!!
#16
slackrat77;5857591
Currys/Comet etc.....no end of problems

I don't doubt it! I work for them!!!!


:w00t:

poor you, my bleedin' mother insists on shopping on the high street, keep telling her she can get the same things cheaper on the web but she likes to look and they gets persuaded to sign on the dotted line by the sales team :roll:
#17
ps

but I'm sure you're one of the better ones :thumbsup:
#18
choc1969
ps

but I'm sure you're one of the better ones :thumbsup:


I'm really not!

however, if people do continue to shop on the web, all the high street stores will disappear and we'll all end up working in warehouses, packing off peoples net orders

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