JVC 32" HDTV - £399 - Available for in-store pickup
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JVC 32" HDTV - £399 - Available for in-store pickup

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Found 17th Nov 2007Made hot 17th Nov 2007
JVC LT-32DA8BJ for £399 at Comet.

Saw this advertised in todays paper (the sun) - offer ends 22nd November.
Next best price is £430 delivered from an online retailer; two benefits to this offer: 1.) save £30, 2.) pick up in store so no delivery time/fee!

Hope this helps some people ^^

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i would never buy from comet again because they take over the 1 year manufactures warantee themselves which means instead of sending a qualified engineer they send a general comet guy who doesnt know wat hes doing and spends most of his time on the phone,i bought a whirlpool washing machine from them and when i got it home it leaked water,they should have replaced it there and then but instead they sent 3 seperate engineers out and made me wait 6 weeks for parts and many many phonecalls only to be told it was faulty and i would have to return it and then they would not refund me as it was 6 weeks since purchase and only offered a replacement or credit note forcing me to buy with them again,i ended up selling the credit note and losing out.

Just make sure you get a manufactures warantee when you buy a product as i took it for granted and found out the hard way ! :-(

Good deal, well spotted

Good deal. Although I hope their delivery has improved, I waited all day (which I took as holiday) for my TV from Comet and they didn't turn up. When I rang to ask what was going on they said they'd tried to deliver but no answer at the door, I was fuming!

erdinger

Good deal. Although I hope their delivery has improved, I waited all day … Good deal. Although I hope their delivery has improved, I waited all day (which I took as holiday) for my TV from Comet and they didn't turn up. When I rang to ask what was going on they said they'd tried to deliver but no answer at the door, I was fuming!



They are probably only saying that so they don't have to refund your delivery charge. Their policy states that "We’ll deliver when we say we will, or refund your delivery charge in full".

It happened to me with a fridge, took a day off work, never turned up, claimed £50 delivery back. Makes it a bit less disappointing knowing you get money back.

I'm going to have a look at this TV in store, looks a reasonable deal.

By the way, if you buy it with a Nationwide Credit Card they give you an additional 12 months extended warranty for free.

QuidProQuo

By the way, if you buy it with a Nationwide Credit Card they give you an … By the way, if you buy it with a Nationwide Credit Card they give you an additional 12 months extended warranty for free.



I've got a nationwide card but didn't know about this. How does it work?

If you look on their website ]here it tells you which goods can be covered.

When you've bought it ring them on 0845 2064466 to register the extended warranty.

It has come in handy on 2 occasions once with a Sony surround system and another time with a Dyson Vac.

I had previously used my Barclaycard for the same thing but they finished it about 2 years ago along with their excellent price match guarantee.

Heres 2 review I found of this TV, nothing on AV Forums about it when I did a search. Seems like a pretty good buy for the price based on the review below and apparently good for SD as well although black levels arent the best (but then again at this price what would you expect)

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For[LIST][*]Strong list of features[*]Affordable[*]Produces sharp, crisp … For[LIST][*]Strong list of features[*]Affordable[*]Produces sharp, crisp images[/LIST]Against[LIST][*]Weak black levels[/LIST]VerdictAbove-average pictures and a good price, but black levels are the bugbear If we've grumbled at the price of JVC LCD TVs in the past, we're eating our words right now. The LT-32DA8BJ weighs in at a slender £700, which is exceptionally good value. Exceptionally good value, if this 32in model cuts the mustard against some stiff competition, that is.The LT-32DA8BJ's specifications include a resolution of 1366 x 768, accompanied by a claimed brightness output of 500cd/m2, but a worryingly low contrast ratio of 1200:1. Whether that low contrast ratio will have a negative impact on this 32in LCD TV's picture performance remains to be seen.Connectivity improves matters, featuring the, now standard, two HDMIs (for hooking-up hi-def kit to your HDTV), followed by component video jacks, two Scarts (both RGB-enabled) and the usual minor AV suspects (except for S-video). Also worthy of note is the digital audio output, for sending digital audio tracks received through the HDMIs to an AV receiver, and a CAM slot, alerting our attention to the TV's built-in digital tuner.] There's no PC VGA connection, however, which means a HDMI will have to be used if the LT-32DA8BJ is to work as a PC monitor.Apart from the digital tuner (complete with seven-day EPG support), another important feature at the LT-32DA8BJ's disposal is JVC's latest bundle of picture-processing cleverness, huddled under the DynaPix umbrella.Digital Image Scaling Technology (DIST) stands tallest here, a sophisticated scaling system that adds extra fine detail as it processes, and is supposed to work particularly well with standard-def material. Black level correction routines, noise reduction and colour management are also part of the DynaPix package.Once we get through the onscreen menus and grimace at the remote control, we soon discover that the LT-32DA8BJ is capable of a great many things, but it can't nail all the key areas. Dynamic DynaPixThe positive aspects of the picture start with sharpness: using our test HD DVD of Hot Fuzz, we were impressed with the crispness of the pictures. Standard-def pictures also look sharper than we're used to on many a screen of this size, thanks, no doubt, to DynaPix strutting its stuff.The LT‑32DA8BJ is also a capable handler of motion, evidenced by the hilarious scene where Nick Frost tumbles through the garden fences, with images clinging onto a decent amount of resolution.Other strengths number good brightness levels, richly saturated colours, likeable pure peak whites, and the LT-32DA8BJ's ability to suppress grain and dot crawl from analogue and digital broadcasts.The black levels, yet again, trip up this 32in HD-ready LCD TV. Areas of the picture that should look black are afflicted with greying over, reducing the dramatic impact of pictures significantly. Because of these black level problems, colour tones can also be unconvincing during dark scenes. Too much greyThe LT-32DA8BJ redeems itself a little with a robust audio performance, but black levels have scuppered this TV's chance of a medal today.What Plasma12 September 2007

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[SIZE=3][COLOR=#04335f]]JVC LT-32DA8BJ[/COLOR][/SIZE] Historically JVC … [SIZE=3][COLOR=#04335f]]JVC LT-32DA8BJ[/COLOR][/SIZE] Historically JVC has struggled to be truly competitive on price with many of its LCD TVs. But the 32DA8BJ's £700 price tag puts that right in no uncertain terms. The question is, has JVC had to compromise too much quality to get there? It does look a touch cheap, to be honest; the finish is slightly plasticky in places and the design is over-busy. But it's decently connected, with twin HDMIs and a component video input among the highlights. Please note, though, that the lack of a D-Sub PC port means you can only connect a computer via the HDMIs - and only then if it's set to the screen's 1366x768 resolution. Aside from its digital tuner, the 32DA8BJ's main feature is its DynaPix HD image processing. This proprietary JVC system claims to deliver such tricks as extra fine detail (especially with standard definition sources), less video noise, enhanced contrast, and richer, more natural colours. In many ways DynaPix seems to know its onions. High definition pictures look strikingly sharp and full of fine detail - but so, tellingly, do standard definition ones, revealing the benefit of DynaPix's detail enhancements in no uncertain terms. One big problem upsets the 32DA8BJ apple cart, though: its black level response. Dark parts of a picture can look rather greyed over and flat, reducing the sense of depth in the image and occasionally making some skin tones look rather sickly.



SpecificationSupported Format (Interlaced)576i 1080i 480i (SDTV) … SpecificationSupported Format (Interlaced)576i 1080i 480i (SDTV) Supported Format (Progressive)480p (EDTV) 576p 720p Remote ControlYes Remote Control TypeStandard Infrared 1080p OutputNo 1080p/24 OutputNo 720p/1080i OutputYes Component1 FlatscreenYes HD-CompatibleNo HDMI Ports2 Native Resolution (horizontal pixels)1366 Native Resolution (vertical pixels)768 No. of Scarts2 TV Display TypeLCD ConnectivityCoaxial HDMI Composite Video Analogue Stereo In/Out Scart Price at Launch700 GBPAspect Ratio16:9 Contrast Ratio1000:1 Display Size37 inchesDisplay StandardWXGA Display TypeLCD Native Resolution1366 x 768 Pixel Response Time6 msScreen Size37 inchesViewing Angle (Horizontal)178 Degrees (180 if CRT)Viewing Angle (Vertical)178 DegreesClockYes Sound Output ModesNicam Stereo Dimensions800 x 600 x 250 mm (w x h x d)Weight (kg)19.8 kgBrightness500 cd/m2Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)Yes Picture Adjustment OptionsStandard Sharpness Widescreen Auto Brightness Contrast Progressive ScanYes Auto-tuneYes Comb Filter4H Adaptive Motion TeletextYes TunerYes Wall MountYes WidescreenYes Warranty Length1 Year

Thanks QuidProQuo. Rep left

leighbeef

i would never buy from comet again because they take over the 1 year … i would never buy from comet again because they take over the 1 year manufactures warantee themselves which means instead of sending a qualified engineer they send a general comet guy who doesnt know wat hes doing and spends most of his time on the phone,i bought a whirlpool washing machine from them and when i got it home it leaked water,they should have replaced it there and then but instead they sent 3 seperate engineers out and made me wait 6 weeks for parts and many many phonecalls only to be told it was faulty and i would have to return it and then they would not refund me as it was 6 weeks since purchase and only offered a replacement or credit note forcing me to buy with them again,i ended up selling the credit note and losing out.Just make sure you get a manufactures warantee when you buy a product as i took it for granted and found out the hard way ! :-(



you got conned by them big time, i suggest you look up the sale of goods act as to avoid instances like this in the near future

Anyone actually seen this TV in action - I wonder how it compares against a Tosh/Panasonic???

(or is it worth sticking with one of these brands and forking out extra £100-150??)

Original Poster

I went into Comet today to take a look at the 26" samsung so had a look at this too while I was there...

It looks very nice aesthetically, feels nice, good build quality...

To be honest the picture quality was average BUT so were all of the others in the store: this will be more down to splitting a ****** feed to about 20 TV's than the TV its self!

Comet will let you hook up a DVD player or games console to any TV as long as you bring it [and the cables] with you btw, so if anyone has doubts that is always an option...

:santa:

djdpt

you got conned by them big time, i suggest you look up the sale of goods … you got conned by them big time, i suggest you look up the sale of goods act as to avoid instances like this in the near future



Yes. They try and make you believe that their "Comet Guarantee" replaces your rights under the SOGA.

Getting them to adhere to the SOGA is another matter entirely. I got physically threatened by a Comet staff member when I tried to return a telly to their (Now closed) West Quay Southampton store!

:x

@ riker71 some of your reviews relate to 37" set...not this one

leighbeef

i would never buy from comet again because they take over the 1 year … i would never buy from comet again because they take over the 1 year manufactures warantee themselves which means instead of sending a qualified engineer they send a general comet guy who doesnt know wat hes doing and spends most of his time on the phone,i bought a whirlpool washing machine from them and when i got it home it leaked water,they should have replaced it there and then but instead they sent 3 seperate engineers out and made me wait 6 weeks for parts and many many phonecalls only to be told it was faulty and i would have to return it and then they would not refund me as it was 6 weeks since purchase and only offered a replacement or credit note forcing me to buy with them again,i ended up selling the credit note and losing out.Just make sure you get a manufactures warantee when you buy a product as i took it for granted and found out the hard way ! :-(


I did some contract work for Comet Head Office in their then Credit card anti fraud unit for mail order and net sales. We were based in a large call centre sat across from the 'battery hens' answering complaints calls and, I swear this is true, they were briefed to 'not give the customer too much indication they would help them as this will just keep them on the phone for longer'. I left the unit after a few months as I totally disagreed with the way they wouldn't even inform credit card companies / customers that someone had attempted to fraudulently use thier card details - they would just cancel the order and the fraudseter would happily skip onto the next store. Personally I used to make it my own business to tell customers even though it was against company policy as it wasn't 'Comet's problem so I was told.

They were an appalling company to work for in terms of wages, training and staff direction - I'm glad I was only agency staff. They run a deal with insurers to replace burglary victims electrical products - even this is ruthlessly seen as an opportunity to screw people for more money trying to get them to spend more money than they have been allocated.

Comet may be cheap but if you have a problem expect them to actively attempt to cause you as much trouble in getting a replacement / refund as they can.

AndyToys

Yes. They try and make you believe that their "Comet Guarantee" replaces … Yes. They try and make you believe that their "Comet Guarantee" replaces your rights under the SOGA.Getting them to adhere to the SOGA is another matter entirely. I got physically threatened by a Comet staff member when I tried to return a telly to their (Now closed) West Quay Southampton store!:x



the law is the law theres no getting round it and since you was physically threated by one of there staff you should have called the police and written a very harsh letter to the head office

I wouldnt buy anything from Comet. I bought a new TV a few years back (instore) but didnt like it and wanted to change it for a better (more expensive) one they had instore. I took it back next day but they wouldnt exchange it. Argos and others have satisfaction or money back guarantee whatever the reason but Comet are another breed.

I complained but didnt get anywhere. Legally they are not obliged to take it back so I was stuck. However their competitors do so I would go elsewhere anytime.

Original Poster

Strange, the warrington Comet store always seems to be full of friendly staff when I visit... I'm even thinking about getting a part-time job there, heh. If I do anyone who has problems in the NW could just contact me then!

I had a look at this TV in Comet today. Looked very nice and picture quality was spot on.

Steve

Hmmm... I've worked for Comet's Competitors and can confirm they're exactly the same - oh and theres nothing great about being able to take your used goods back for an exchange... anyone remember Argos getting done for selling used goods as new a few years ago?

Point is - all retailers exist to make money and will do everything they can to prevent losing money... kinda makes sense when you think about it lol

noob

@ riker71 some of your reviews relate to 37" set...not this one



yeah I saw that the spec says 37 inch from the 1st review but the actual review was for the 32" on both reviews, must be a typo

yipykayay

I've got a nationwide card but didn't know about this. How does it work?


I dont think lcd tvs are covered under the extended guarantee scheme.

tilyymolly

I dont think lcd tvs are covered under the extended guarantee scheme.



Yes they are, I rang and checked before I posted ;-)

Had a look at this in store today, very smart looking TV, you can't really appreciate it from the photo.

Picture quality is good enough for my needs.

The only problem is that you can't order online for collection in store so to get 3% quidco cashback it has to be delivered. There is a free delivery option within 5-7 days.

Thanks to KieranG, rep left

tilyymolly

I dont think lcd tvs are covered under the extended guarantee scheme.



Yes they are , I have had 3 LCD's covered in the last 6 months .

Good spot

Thanks
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