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Need help with TV to buy!!

TheMafia Avatar
6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
Looking for a TV that fits the following spec:

At least 37" screen
Need multiple HDMI ports for PS3, Xbox 360, SKY HD Box
Freeview isn't necessary but need the TV to be full HD with best picture possible - will be watching lots of football, films, gaming, etc.

Can anyone help as it's a bit of a minefield at the moment!
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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#1
Have a look here.

http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/



and this is quite good for finding the cheapest price.

http://www.prudentpanda.co.uk/
#2
Thanks for the info, anyone have any specific models to look out for?
#4


Hmmmm looks interesting, I always thought that Toshiba weren't a very good make though?

And is there a difference a 50Hz TV and a 100Hz TV - I presume this is a 50Hz?
#5
TheMafia
Hmmmm looks interesting, I always thought that Toshiba weren't a very good make though?

And is there a difference a 50Hz TV and a 100Hz TV - I presume this is a 50Hz?

you wouldn't notice any difference in everyday use. tosh make great tellys
this could make it an even better deal

http://www.toshiba.co.uk/england/

slim chance tho!
#6
That tosh looks nice. I posted earlier about wanting a 50 inch TV but at that price I may go lower.
#7
#8
i'd really recommend a toshiba, mine had amazing picture quality when playing games and watching blurays in full HD plus normal sky looks great too. don't watch the built in freeview so can't comment on that i'm afraid
#9
Do you have a budget?
#10
About £400/£450 to be honest.

Aren't both of those TVs full HD? I have a PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and SKY HD so won't need the freeview aspect but would want the clearest picture possible for gaming, films and sports.
banned#11
1. get a 42" minimum

2. get a plasma

3. doubt you'll find one without freeview anyway
#12
Never thought of a plasma before, what are the pros and cons against an LCD?
#13
To be honest after reading reviews I'd be happier with an LCD.

Does that Toshiba model mentioned above come in 42"?
#14
TheMafia
Never thought of a plasma before, what are the pros and cons against an LCD?


TheMafia
To be honest after reading reviews I'd be happier with an LCD.

Does that Toshiba model mentioned above come in 42"?


Really? You mad?
Plasma = better blacks, better contract/brightness, no worry about fast moving stuff blurring/ghosting.
#15
But I've heard that use a lot more power than LCDs and there looks more variety in the market for LCDs at the moment?

That's unless you can find me a plasma that matches my requirements for sub £450?!
#16
TheMafia
But I've heard that use a lot more power than LCDs and there looks more variety in the market for LCDs at the moment?

That's unless you can find me a plasma that matches my requirements for sub £450?!


They do use more, I won't dispute that. Although when we swapped our 32" LCD for our 42" Plasma we didn't notice a difference in our electric bill at all.

Plasmas do come up for about your price fairly often, albeit 720p I've seen 42" branded plasmas for around £375:thumbsup: Thus an extra £75 easily get you 1080p, and remembering past deals there has been many.
#17
Have you got any examples from here mate - would prefer 1080p if possible
#18
:thumbsup:
#19
Anyone else?
#20
The LG 42PQ6000 is highly rated and is £499 at Richers Sounds (£550 with 5 year warranty)

You will struggle to get a decent 42" Plasma for under £450.

There was a decent Samsung on the BT shop at £399 last week but that's gone up to £489 now
#21
greg_68
The LG 42PQ6000 is highly rated and is £499 at Richers Sounds (£550 with 5 year warranty)

You will struggle to get a decent 42" Plasma for under £450.

There was a decent Samsung on the BT shop at £399 last week but that's gone up to £489 now


Yeah I've seen that one, is it full HD 1080p though?
#22
TheMafia
Yeah I've seen that one, is it full HD 1080p though?


It isn't but it IMO it is a much better picture than 1080 LCD's. I think sometimes people see 1080 and think it's the be all and end all. I have seen some much better 720 in both lcd and plasma.
#23
But having a PS3 and SKY HD I think it would be better to get the best picture quality possible (within budget) - why get 720 if you have inputs of 1080?
#24
Am now reworking my budget....

I don't mind paying up to £450 cash OR up to £550 on a 0% credit deal (buy now pay later). I also get 10% off of Tesco purchases so am looking there as well.

Which is the more important to have 50/60Hz or 720/1080p? Bearing in mind that I will be watching a fair bit of sport, films and gaming
#25
awoodhall2003
Really? You mad?
Plasma = better blacks, better contract/brightness, no worry about fast moving stuff blurring/ghosting.


CRT = even better blacks, even better contract/brightness, no worry about fast moving stuff blurring/ghosting :thumbsup:
#26
peodude
CRT = even better blacks, even better contract/brightness, no worry about fast moving stuff blurring/ghosting :thumbsup:


Kinda going backwards don't you think?! :oops:
#27
TheMafia
Kinda going backwards don't you think?! :oops:


The TV's, yes.

My CRT monitor broke last year, and i got a replacement 21" CRT brand new for £40. Viewable from all angles, no ghosting, perfect blacks and an extremely slim chance of screen burn. An LCD one would have cost over £100 more and been inferior.

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