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General HD Plasma advice

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8y, 4w agoPosted 8 years, 4 weeks ago
Hi all,
I was looking to buy a new TV anytime soon. Ideally a 40" or 42" 1080p plasma.

Now my budget is about £600-700. I probably wont get the spec I want for that price so really my question is that is it worth getting a 1080p TV in order to save money?

Can you really tell the difference? How about Sky HD, or XBOX 360, do you need a 1080p TV to get the best out of that? I don't have much idea when it comes to TV's.

Thanks to anyone who can help.

Woz
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8y, 4w agoPosted 8 years, 4 weeks ago
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#1
there was a sony 40" LCD on here earlier for £599 - with 5 yr warranty
#2
If you haven't really got a clue about TVs then no, you really won't be able to tell the difference.
Not at that size anyway.
#3
http://www.richersounds.com/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid=SONY-KDL40V4000U

40" Bravia with 5yr warranty £657.90 or 1 yr warranty £597.95

http://www.richersounds.com/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid=LG-50PG30STARSTAR

If you decide that 720p is enough, theres a 50" LG plasma (got a few left in the warehouse apparently) for under £700 (£692.90) WITH 5 yr warranty . . .

As you probably have guessed, i use Richer Sounds a fair bit and the service has always been great :)
#4
I prefer LCD i had a Plasma and it lasted only 2 years! and it was a LG not a budget set
#5
mikebike
I prefer LCD i had a Plasma and it lasted only 2 years! and it was a LG not a budget set


It's a matter of opinion as to which is best (plasma for me) but for a 50" tv with 5yr guarantee for under £700 sounds like a good deal to me. ;-)
#6
mikebike
I prefer LCD i had a Plasma and it lasted only 2 years! and it was a LG not a budget set


was it the plasma screen that was faulty or just the circuitry?
#7
Thanks for the replys guys but its not really answered my questions

I see the prices but its more the questions I need to know for say XBOX and Sky HD. I dont want to be replacing my TV in two years time.
banned#8
in a nutshell, if you are going to be sitting within 6 foot of the TV, then there would be a noticeable difference on a 42". But i still wouldnt pay the extra and would rather go for the £700 50" with 5 yr warranty (which I did).
#9
Seen a friends Samsung LCD, and whilst its fine for gaming, SD broadcast through sky was pretty ropey.

Equivalent Panasonic Plasma was excellent with SD broadcast.

I know people prefer one over the other, but TBH i am only using it for normal TV viewing so the Panasonic wins by a longshot.

what i will say is that pop down to places like Currys/John Lewis and look at the sets in action before buying. Don't rely on peoples opinions.

I am hoping to get a Panasonic either the 1080p model or the freesat model very close to christmas or soon after
banned#10
kunjoosewala;3394742
....what i will say is that pop down to places like Currys/John Lewis and look at the sets in action before buying. Don't rely on peoples opinions.


good advice. Try take a laptop with some good quality video on to play back on each tv as their feeds are carp
#11
csiman
good advice. Try take a laptop with some good quality video on to play back on each tv as their feeds are carp



and Especially with Curry, DONT let them pressure you into buying a TV or the extra guarantee.

JL tend to be better because the staff are not on commision and more knowledgible on the products

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