I am looking to take the plunge and, now digital TV has (finally!) come to my area, purchase a futureproof 32" LCD TV.
I want (minimum): 2+ HDMI
8000:1 contrast ratio
S video (isn't that the 3 (2 red and a yellow) plug you can use to hook up the wii?)
178 degrees viewing angle
I would like the sound to be good enough not to need speakers.
I need the width to be no more than 80-85cm or else I won't be able to walk into my room!
The TV has to be from the John Lewis range, as I'm paranoid and want the reassurance of their 5 year guarantee - this is an absolute must for me. However, I don't fancy the John Lewis prices so am looking for cheaper retailers they are known to pricematch, I live near Salisbury, nearest John Lewis is the Southampton store, although there is a Salisbur Waitrose with a TV section for if they have a 'the pricematch has to be within X miles' policy.
I've got it down to:
1. Panasonic Viera TX32LXD70
2. Panasonic Viera TX32LXD700
3. Sony Bravia KDL32D3000
4. Philips 32PFL9632D/10
These all have good reviews, but do you have any opinions on;
...which are better
...if worth the extra money
...where John Lewis will pricematch
...better prices at such stores
Or, I keep on hearing about 1080dp - not completely sure what this is or how this makes a TV better. Do I need it to properly futureproof it? If so which TVs have it and how much?
I'm thinking I'm going to have to spend £750 ish, not keen on spending much more, though possible to spend more if you can wow me with something! 32 inches is my maximum though, it's got to fit in my bedroom and there's an L shaped entrance and if it's any bigger I'll have to duck under the TV to get in and out!!
I would have gone to the shops to do my own research and had a look and compare them, but I haven't been well for a while and won't be able to, so am looking for a bit of help.
A massive thank you in advance.