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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
Hi all,

I'm a newbie on here and need help/advice on televisions!

I am looking to purchase 37"/40" LCD HD television.......

I thought i would ask on here instead of getting bamboozled by a tv salesman in currys/dixons etc!!!

Thanks!
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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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#1
Where I work Currys lol!
#2
you dont need a 1080P for a TV that size, so unless there are close in price dont spend much extra on a 1080P over a 720P/1080i as you notice the difference until you get to 42" really
#3
Dont get a 1080p until you get to at least 32"+. I recommend the new Sony range.

http://www.hitechreview.com/uploads/2010/01/Sony_BRAVIA_LX900.jpg
#4
i have a 42'' samsung plasma not the best in the block but neighbour has a 36'' sony lcd mine has a better pic and i paid 1/3 of the price.................forums are the best place to look for the tv u want, shops make the tv's look gud or bad depending on what they need to sell........
But if i had the money i would by a Pano picture is the dogs....................beats them all.............
watching room 1408 atm in HD cant beat it.............
#5
dcx_badass
Depends on the use and how far from it you are, 1080P screens are so cheap now anyway, might aswell get one.


Like I said if a 1080P is no much more then a 720P! ;)
If a 1080P was £300 and a 1080i was £200 i would not spend £100 more for a screen if i sat 8ft away.
#6
http://reviews.cnet.com/720p-vs-1080p-hdtv/

read that as some people you cant argue with, so make your own mind up from that and others you find

Important line though, talking between 720P/1080i & 1080P "Bottom line: It's almost always very difficult to see any difference--especially from farther than 8 feet away on a 50-inch TV."
#7
Best advice, use your own eyes and ears to decide, you will only get conflicting advice on any forum.
#8
John Lewis is good for tv shopping, they let you change channels and have freeview on so u can see what theyre really like, unlike Currys who have all their tvs on Hi Def streams...!!
#9
dcx_badass
Errrr I have a 23" 1080P, why are you saying I shouldn't have.

depends on usage personally, at that size for general bluray and HD gaming id say you would struggle to see the difference unless you sit very close, however if you then plug a pc in the resolution of 1080p is much more usable then 720p to use as a monitor then.

Chuckles1001
http://reviews.cnet.com/720p-vs-1080p-hdtv/

read that as some people you cant argue with, so make your own mind up from that and others you find

Important line though, talking between 720P/1080i & 1080P "Bottom line: It's almost always very difficult to see any difference--especially from farther than 8 feet away on a 50-inch TV."

Chuckles I normally find myself agreeing with you, but on this matter i am going to have to disagree. On a 32" I found it quite hard to tell the difference between 720p and 1080p, however when given a 40" or 42" it becomes very apparent and then a 50" its obvious. The 50" comparasion i done was from 6.5ft which is the optimal distance for 1080p feeds and it was easy to see the difference, then we did it at my girlfriends dad and his seating distance at the time was about double that at 11-12ft and it was harder to tell, but you still could.

So it is very much a balance of the two, for my old 32" our sitting area use to be exactly 6ft away as 1) thats how our living room looked nice, 2) any closer and sky+ looked questionable.
Then we got a 42" and we moved the sofas back approximately another foot to compensate. However as i went from a LCD to a Plasma the SD ie sky+ feed was much better anyways.
#10
ei8hty5ive
John Lewis is good for tv shopping, they let you change channels and have freeview on so u can see what theyre really like, unlike Currys who have all their tvs on Hi Def streams...!!


Also they give 5yr guarantees with every television as well, and their customer support is amazing. :thumbsup:
#11
awoodhall2003
depends on usage personally, at that size for general bluray and HD gaming id say you would struggle to see the difference unless you sit very close, however if you then plug a pc in the resolution of 1080p is much more usable then 720p to use as a monitor then.


Chuckles I normally find myself agreeing with you, but on this matter i am going to have to disagree. On a 32" I found it quite hard to tell the difference between 720p and 1080p, however when given a 40" or 42" it becomes very apparent and then a 50" its obvious. The 50" comparasion i done was from 6.5ft which is the optimal distance for 1080p feeds and it was easy to see the difference, then we did it at my girlfriends dad and his seating distance at the time was about double that at 11-12ft and it was harder to tell, but you still could.

So it is very much a balance of the two, for my old 32" our sitting area use to be exactly 6ft away as 1) thats how our living room looked nice, 2) any closer and sky+ looked questionable.
Then we got a 42" and we moved the sofas back approximately another foot to compensate. However as i went from a LCD to a Plasma the SD ie sky+ feed was much better anyways.


Chuckles1001
you dont need a 1080P for a TV that size, so unless there are close in price dont spend much extra on a 1080P over a 720P/1080i as you notice the difference until you get to 42" really


Cheers mate, but i think you are agreeing with me again read what i put in my first msg, quoted^, i said at 32" you wont notice, at 42" you start to notice, the link i gave later and the quote was jsut to stop others in the thread rowing about "you can notice" as i cant be bothered with this row again lol
banned#12
yeah, dont fall for the 1080P BS. Complete waste of money on anything below 37" unless you plan to use it as a monitor.
#13
Must admit I prefer LCD, biggest mistake i made was switchin to plasma...then again i use it for games and glare is an issue for me so back to LCD asap!

I prefer samsung over Sony, too overpriced. Also agree that 1080p not needed, I have 40" and picture v sharp on sky HD, sit 6ft away too.

Nick
banned#14
Most people are sour because they bought into the whole 720p not realising they could have had 1080p. Usually adds an extra £100-£200 but most definitely worth it.
banned#15
lumoruk;7630559
Most people are sour because they bought into the whole 720p not realising they could have had 1080p. Usually adds an extra £100-£200 but most definitely worth it.

I suspect its the complete opposite actually cos suckers paid OTT for no difference in picture quality once they get it in their lounge and sit 10 foot away from it :p
#16
R6Nick
Must admit I prefer LCD, biggest mistake i made was switchin to plasma...then again i use it for games and glare is an issue for me so back to LCD asap!

I prefer samsung over Sony, too overpriced. Also agree that 1080p not needed, I have 40" and picture v sharp on sky HD, sit 6ft away too.

Nick

Must say ive never really found this problem with my LG plasma. Also I dont think id buy samsung only because ive seen 3 sets break, 2 within warranty and one (50") a week out of warranty.

lumoruk
Most people are sour because they bought into the whole 720p not realising they could have had 1080p. Usually adds an extra £100-£200 but most definitely worth it.

I realised but the price difference ruled what I could have for me.
banned#17
23" wide screen would be equivalent to a 21"crt which is massive for a kids room. Probably the size i'll be getting for my main bedroom.
#18
lumoruk
23" wide screen would be equivalent to a 21"crt which is massive for a kids room. Probably the size i'll be getting for my main bedroom. Throwing insults is a bit childish though?


my little brother when he was 14 had a 28 crt in his room...then again when i lived at my mums she had a 28 widescreen crt whilst i had a 32" lcd hdtv in my room! :-D
banned#19
dcx_badass;7632326
What a stupid thing to say, it depends on your use, I can tell the difference easily, so glad my 23" is 1080P, I'd have binned it by now if it wasn't.

Which you use as a monitor as I suggested! :whistling:

You cannot seriously tell me your main TV is only 23". My niece has a 28" one in her bedroom and shes only 10! :p

Oh well, some people are easily pleased I guess :-D
#20
csiman
Which you use as a monitor as I suggested! :whistling:

You cannot seriously tell me your main TV is only 23". My niece has a 28" one in her bedroom and shes only 10! :p

Oh well, some people are easily pleased I guess :-D


No wonder kids these days dont go out!

I only got my first LCD 26" tv 3years ago(almost said 2 but didnt realise it was that long!) I got my first 28" CRT widescreen about 4 and a half years ago but it broke quickly and had a 20" CRT again for almost a year and a half in between.

My parents only changed from a 20" crt about 4 or 5 months ago when their 9 year old tv died(I bought it myself then sold it to them when needing cash)

They have now gone for a 14" LCD! and have a 14" crt in bedroom.
I tell you nothing beats a CRT for "quality" since anything generally looks good on it even a 50 meg tv encode(looks bad but not as bad as a 250 meg rip on a plasma or lcd!)
banned#21
ryouga;7639051
No wonder kids these days dont go out!

I only got my first LCD 26" tv 3years ago(almost said 2 but didnt realise it was that long!) I got my first 28" CRT widescreen about 4 and a half years ago but it broke quickly and had a 20" CRT again for almost a year and a half in between.

My parents only changed from a 20" crt about 4 or 5 months ago when their 9 year old tv died(I bought it myself then sold it to them when needing cash)

They have now gone for a 14" LCD! and have a 14" crt in bedroom.
I tell you nothing beats a CRT for "quality" since anything generally looks good on it even a 50 meg tv encode(looks bad but not as bad as a 250 meg rip on a plasma or lcd!)

I thought you were only about 16 now! :thinking:

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