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New HDTV for the world cup

Civic EG6 Avatar
6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
With the world cup coming up I would like to replace my 32 Sony CRT (huge thing) with a really up to date HDTV. Of the two which would you recommend and what are the differences?

Sony KDL32EX403
Sony KDL32EX503

I use my TV mostly for using the PS3/Blu rays and sports.

Also I sit about 7-8 feet away from the TV is 32" the right size?

Another thing, I bought one of those really early Sony 32" 1080i LCDs around 2007 (I think) which cost £1600 at the time from JL. How much of an improvement will the above two be to the predecessor, the SD quality on that LCD isnt that great?

Thanks
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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#1
In before someone recommends 3D.
#2
No 3D thanks.
#3
Civic EG6
No 3D thanks.


Me neither :)

HD ftw. The bigger the better (loving our 42). We have a Panasonic 42 plasma and it has a fantastic SD picture.
#4
Yes a really up to date TV that isnt 3D.

whatsThePoint
so you don't want a really up to date tv then :?
#5
My question - What is your budget and how big a screen can you fit into the room?

If you're looking between those 2 mentioned in the OP then ignore my questions :p
#6
Budget is around 700 max. Ive used 32" all my life is going to a 37" a huge step up?
#7
I've still got a 32 since ages, you might as well go up some, I think 40 or 42 is good, will be a great size for the footiee!
#8
Civic EG6
Budget is around 700 max. Ive used 32" all my life is going to a 37" a huge step up?


Our old CRT in the lounge was a 26 or 32, and we jumped to a 42 - it doesn't look out of place and is totally awesome, so I'd recommend going for the largest you can fit in ;)

£700 is a solid budget, you could get a good tv for c£600. We got ours from RicherSounds.
#9
7-8 feet away, 32" would be okay, a 37" would probably be best size if you want a big screen. For a 42" it would be a bit close - ideal size for 10' away.
banned#10
just setup a 50" for a friend, and they sit around 6 feet away, i was sure it was going to be weird, but it works!

basically, the bigger the better !
#11
Thats just overkill no? It would be like sitting in the front row of a cinema.

jubbyme
just setup a 50" for a friend, and they sit around 6 feet away, i was sure it was going to be weird, but it works!

basically, the bigger the better !
#12
Get a 40"
#13
Civic EG6
Thats just overkill no? It would be like sitting in the front row of a cinema.


Not at all.
#14
i sit around 8 foot away from my 37" hd tv and to be honest it's not that huge. if and when i buy another tv it'll def be bigger!
banned#15
isnt it a bad time to be getting a hdtv with the BBC now rolling out freeview HD channels? Or do some new ones have the new freeview HD receivers built in?
banned#16
32" TV from 7-8 foot is gonna be awful. I sit that far away from my 50".

Optimum viewing distances

32" - 4 foot

37" - 5 foot

42" - 6 foot

50" - 8 foot
banned#17
jah128;8709254
7-8 feet away, 32" would be okay, a 37" would probably be best size if you want a big screen. For a 42" it would be a bit close - ideal size for 10' away.

sorry but thats rubbish. Ideal distance for 42" is 5.5 feet (Maximum Viewing Distance for HDTV(Fully resolved 1080i; 1920 x 1080))

http://myhometheater.homestead.com/viewingdistancecalculator.html
#18
OP. Get out and watch it down the pub :thumbsup:
#19
get a plasma if your watching the football on it
#20
csiman
sorry but thats rubbish. Ideal distance for 42" is 5.5 feet (Maximum Viewing Distance for HDTV(Fully resolved 1080i; 1920 x 1080))

http://myhometheater.homestead.com/viewingdistancecalculator.html


True, but the recommended distance does vary depending on whether it's SD or HD ...You need to be closer to HD to see the benefit and firther away from SD to mask the nastiness :thumbsup:.
banned#21
megalomaniac;8712248
True, but the recommended distance does vary depending on whether it's SD or HD ...You need to be closer to HD to see the benefit and firther away from SD to mask the nastiness :thumbsup:.

Yep, fair enough but I wouldnt be buying a new TV now until it has an HD freeview box fitted inside. 3Dtv doesnt bother me at all and wouldnt be surprised for it to get marginalised and eventually fail.
#22
csiman
Yep, fair enough but I wouldnt be buying a new TV now until it has an HD freeview box fitted inside. 3Dtv doesnt bother me at all and wouldnt be surprised for it to get marginalised and eventually fail.


Most of the new Sonys and Panasonics had freeviewHD built in. I really don't see the point of 3D TV, at least not while you have to wear the stupid glasses and sit in the right position (3D has much worse viewing angles) etc.
banned#23
megalomaniac;8712335
Most of the new Sonys and Panasonics had freeviewHD built in. I really don't see the point of 3D TV, at least not while you have to wear the stupid glasses and sit in the right position (3D has much worse viewing angles) etc.

LOL -I forgot you had to sit bolt upright, perpendicular to the screen and wear stupid glasses. :w00t: Nerd Nirvana. :-D

It just aint gonna work in its current iteration.
banned#24
OP,

check freeview HD coverage here

http://www.freeview.co.uk/freeview/HD/Products
#25
Ive had HD coverage in my area since March, thats why I listed two TVs with built in freeview tuner.
#26
Civic EG6
Ive had HD coverage in my area since March, thats why I listed two TVs with built in freeview tuner.


If you want FreeviewHD you can get the Panasonic TX-P42S20B for < £700. Plasma tends to be better for sports and gaming due to better response times.

To answer your original question my Dad also had an early 1080i Sony and he got a D3000 to replace it a few years back, the difference was huge. So you should easily notice the difference with these new sets.
#27
Probably a stupid questions but does a Freeview HD tuner also pickup the normal SD channels?
banned#28
Civic EG6;8717756
Probably a stupid questions but does a Freeview HD tuner also pickup the normal SD channels?

one would hope so else no-one would buy the TVs with only 3 channels ;-)

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