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What tv to get?

Degeneratemoo Avatar
6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
Looking to buy my first hdtv for my new home and cannot fathom which one is best to get!

I did decide upon the LG 42LH5000 but I've since read about wii lag and some very annoying judder/ghosting on slow moving pans.

Therefore I've no idea what to go for and I can't do any research as the only internet I've got is on my phone, which is quite slow....

I would like:

40-42"
Full hd 1080p
Used mainly for blu-ray, ps3 and wii games.

Any suggestions on good tellys out there?
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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#1
I would go for a samsung, i have one on order, what's your budget? :)
#2
Depending on your budget, either the 5/6/7 series of samsaungs!

I have the B550, which is a great tv!

http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/-/318/404/-/8986434/Samsung-Series-5-550-40-LE40B550-HD-1080p-Freeview-LCD-TV/Product.html?searchtype=genre

:thumbsup:
#3
Knew I'd forget something when tapping away on this little keypad! Budget is ideally £600-£800 I guess, but if I need to spend a little more to get the telly I want....

What model of Samsung?
#4
If your budget can strech to it, then the UE40B6000 is the tv to get, it's the next one up from mine (which is a awesome tv) the 6 series is LED, super thin & with 100MHZ, so no blur!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-UE40B6000-40-inch-Widescreen-Freeview/dp/B0028DDSTC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1271427132&sr=8-1

:-)
#5
I would steer clear of cheap Korean Tv's such as LG and Samsung. Go for a Panasonic, if your budget allows for it some places still have Pioneer sets in stock.
#6
richx45
If your budget can strech to it, then the UE40B6000 is the tv to get, it's the next one up from mine (which is a awesome tv) the 6 series is LED, super thin & with 100MHZ, so no blur!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-UE40B6000-40-inch-Widescreen-Freeview/dp/B0028DDSTC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1271427132&sr=8-1

:-)


same here, great TV dixons is the cheapest at the moment with a 5% discount
£741 ( i think )
or Cramptonmoore
#7
Ok.will have to check out those when i go into currys to have a look. Thanks.
#8
I got the: Samsung LE32B530P7WXXU - Paid £399.00 back in July last year from my local Euronics centre for my first big TV.

Although I'm in love with the new LED Samsung's as they are extremely thin!
#9
Currys are charging £899 for the UE40B6000

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/samsung-ue40b6000-40-full-hd-lcd-tv-02618404-pdt.html

But if you do decide to get it from them, then you should buy it via the website, with the code "5SPRING" so you can get 5% off!
#10
I certainly wouldn't be buying last years models at the moment, their prices are only going to go down as all the new ranges and 3D TV's hit the shelves

For your uses/price range you can't beat this (at the moment....lots coming out over the next few months) http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/640467/panasonic-42-1080p-plasma-txp42g20- brand new for 2010 from Panasonic. Review here: http://www.avforums.com/reviews/Panasonic-TX-P42G20-Plasma-HDTV-Review.html. Built in FreeviewHD and FreesatHD are the icing on the cake.

If you're set on LCD the new Sony's are creating a lot of buzz.

Review of the LG here: http://www.whathifi.com/Review/LG-42LH5000/ and the Sammy mentioned above here: http://www.avforums.com/reviews/Samsung-UE40B6000VW-LED-LCD-TV-Review.html
#11
I'd be tempted by the new Samsung Series 650 40" LE40C650. It's released on the 22nd of this month and has built in freeview HD. Then again, it isn't cheap at £849.99. http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/13646554/Samsung-Series-650-40-LE40C650-Full-HD-1080p-Freeview-HD-LCD-TV/Product.html

Going over the Ikea tomorrow and there's a Currys megastore next door so I'll pop in and have a look at what they have. TBH I hadn't considered the Samsung until now, so I'll have a look.

Actually, just quickly costed it up, I think £849.99 is too much at the moment, I'll check out the Series 5 LE40B550 and the Series 6 650 LE40B650.

Reading further is seems the LE40B650 suffers from noticeable lag in games, so thats out and the 550 doesn't have 100hz.

I'm still none the wiser then.....

All the TVs I look at have something wrong with them but it's important to get a TV without the lag as I'll be using it for games more often than not...
#12
Degeneratemoo
All the TVs I look at have something wrong with them but it's important to get a TV without the lag as I'll be using it for games more often than not...


Go for Plasma then.....maybe, oh I dunno a Panasonic G20 like someone mentioned up there ^ :thumbsup:
#13
Went into the Currys megastore today. Couldn't find the Samsungs mentioned here but I did see the Panasonic plasma.

They had the TX-P42S20B, which I think is the model below the one linked above. They were sat side by side and looked identical. They only real difference I could see is there's no freesat (which I don't want) and the contrast ratio was a bit lower. I can't find any reviews for this model online, even sellers like play and amazon don't have any. I'm still on my mobile for internet so it's hard to find anything.

Anyone got any experience of this tv? It did have a big sticker on it saying 'best for gaming'. The picture looked ok, perhaps a little grainy, though that may have been the source material.
#14
Panasonic S20 is essentially the same panel as last years G10 dressed up in different clothing, so look for reviews of that. The G20 on the other-hand outperforms last years top of the range V10 by all accounts.

Plasmas generally tend to better for gaming as they respond much quicker than LCD's. Manufacturers like Panasonic try to highlight this with figures like 600Hz Sub-field motion, although that doesn't really mean what you think it might. Explanation here" http://www.hdtvbeat.com/what-is-the-difference-between-120hz-lcd-tvs-and-600hz-plasma-tvs/2009/09/
#15
Just read another review of the Panasonic G20 and they are saying that lag times for consoles are up to 46ms! That's quite a bit! Review is here http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/panasonic-txp42g20-txp42g20b-20100308169.htm

I'm still no closer to finding what I consider a decent telly! :roll:

I really thought that the Panasonic had everything I need, but as people put in the comments on that review, that lag is not brilliant.... Where do I go now?!
#16
Degeneratemoo
Just read another review of the Panasonic G20 and they are saying that lag times for consoles are up to 46ms! That's quite a bit! Review is here http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/panasonic-txp42g20-txp42g20b-20100308169.htm

I'm still no closer to finding what I consider a decent telly! :roll:

I really thought that the Panasonic had everything I need, but as people put in the comments on that review, that lag is not brilliant.... Where do I go now?!


Not really, assuming they are correct, they're comparing it to >£2k's worth of TV. So I'd say "Out of 10 consecutive runs, the Panasonic TX-P42G20’s input lag was measured to be on par with our resident Samsung F96 LED-based LCD television 4 times, and 16ms slower 6 times. [Game Mode] and [Intelligent Frame Creation] did not make any difference to the input lag figures." is actually pretty good for a TV you can get for around £820.

Although that said AVForums measured 21ms of input lag (http://www.avforums.com/reviews/Panasonic-TX-P42G20-Plasma-HDTV-Review.html).......so someone got it very wrong. User tests here: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1166196 seem to back up AVForums thoughts that it's a quick panel.

My suggestion, get yourself to John Lewis or similar and see if they'll let you try a few of your contenders out.....:thumbsup:

EDIT: After further reading over lunch :-), the Samsung mentioned above (LE40B650) is much worse for gaming. According to HDTVTest (same guys who did the G20 review you posted) "We measured the input lag on the LE40B650 to be around 84ms to 100ms slower than our resident Samsung F96 LED-backlit LCD TV" even in game mode and with all the processing turned off it was "between 17ms and 34ms" slower. Kinda puts the G20's up to 16ms slower than the F96 into context. For the LG mentioned I can't find any figures from reliable reviewers, but there's a lot of moaning online about lag and motion artifacts when gaming. Other than that it's worth keeping an eye on the Sony KDL-40EX503, I've not seen any reviews from sources I'd trust yet but the 'buzz' seems mainly positive.

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