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32'' or 37'' LCD tv with freeview

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Found 25th Oct 2009
Hi

I am looking for a 32'' or 37'' LCD tv with freeview.. but have no idea where to start.
I would prefer to have 2 scarts..
and looking to spend less than £400...

Anyone have any advice?
best makes?
things to look out for?


Thanks in advance xx

15 Comments

If you want to buy from a reliable retailer I would recommend John Lewis Online, competitive prices plus ALL there TV's have a 5 year warrantee. Make sure its Full HD (1080p) and not HD Ready especially if going for the larger screens.

Personal experience - avoid Hitachi, consider Plasma tv's too seem to give a better viewing angle than LCD.
Sharp & LG seem best value, Sony Bravia - pay a premium for.

CHeck out Amazon website for user reviews of tv's - very handy tool.
Some Tv's include the wall brackets in the price so makes a saving there too.

Goodluck

if you can up your budget to £477 you could have a very nice lg 32" with 1080p full hd and 100hz I must say the set is amazing saw one in currys the other day, stay away from the cheaper makes most of them dont perform so well stick with sony, samsung , lg , panasonic, things to look out for are contrast ratio the higher the better also 1080p full hd, and maybe 100hz which makes movement smoother.
check these out ...

comet.co.uk/sho…000 use code 4250aw to get 4% off

or if your not able to stretch your budget

ajelectronics.co.uk/Vie…214 which has freesat

also make sure you try and get johnlewis to price match any tv you choose as you will get 5 years warranty .

See what Richer sounds have online, and then see if you have a shop nearby. They have good prices and first class service, plus you can add a 5 yr guarentee for 10% of the sale price. Its a free 5 yr guarentee at John Lewis though

Savvyshopper2009;6681549

If you want to buy from a reliable retailer I would recommend John Lewis … If you want to buy from a reliable retailer I would recommend John Lewis Online, competitive prices plus ALL there TV's have a 5 year warrantee. Make sure its Full HD (1080p) and not HD Ready especially if going for the larger screens.



Agree with JL online, but full HD is not neccessary if OP doesn't have Blu-Ray and/or Sky/Virgin HD. No point in bumping the price up for features they can't use.
With all due respect to OP, the fact that their only requirement is 2xscart suggests they have neither.

Original Poster

thanks for this. Ill have a look...
I do have virgin hd.. however i am not particularing bothered as long as it looks the picture is pretty decent and sound is ok..
just want 2 scarts so i dont have to keep changing them between lap top connection and virgin.

Thanks

taly_70uk;6682047

thanks for this. Ill have a look...I do have virgin hd.. however i am not … thanks for this. Ill have a look...I do have virgin hd.. however i am not particularing bothered as long as it looks the picture is pretty decent and sound is ok..just want 2 scarts so i dont have to keep changing them between lap top connection and virgin.Thanks



Did you actually mean scarts ofr did you mean hdmi?

Original Poster

erm :-)
the places i plug my scart lead from my virgin box, dvd player and laptop into.....

Original Poster

apologises for the thickness..

not very technical!

do you have any other hdmi sources like ps3 ?

taly_70uk;6682213

erm :-) the places i plug my scart lead from my virgin box, dvd player … erm :-) the places i plug my scart lead from my virgin box, dvd player and laptop into.....



Sorry if I'm misreading the situation here but I'm only trying to help. Is your virgin box connected by scart (big plug about 2" x half") or hdmi (tiny plug about half inch wide)? I'm only asking because a lot of newer lcd tvs only have one scart socket as more stuff is going hdmi.

I've not heard of a laptop being connected by scart. And if you don't connect your Virgin HD box via hdmi, you will be losing out on the best picture on the (few) HD channels that Virgin have when you get your new telly.

Anyway, here's a good site for comparing TV prices buydigital.me.uk/ and from there I found this ajelectronics.co.uk/Vie…214

It's a really good price £375 delivered (1 year warranty though you can buy longer) it's full HD, 3xhdmi 2xscart usb and dedicated PC input, and decent review scores testfreaks.co.uk/tvs…00/techradar.com/rev…iew

Oh, and it also has Freesat HD built in so bonus!

Hope this helps.

You can connect a V+ box by HDMI which would upscale the SD pic to HD 720p, plus you would get a few HD channels if you are on XL TV. This would then free up a scart soccet :thumbsup:

Try this TV from JL for £319?

hotukdeals.com/ite…9-i

Or this LG with full HD for £299 from Richer sounds
(clearance)
richersounds.com/sho…tml

Original Poster

thanks for all your help!
i understand it all a bit better now!

Just waiting for a call form John Lewis to see if they will price match Richer sounds..

Thansk again everyone xx

that lg 32lh3000 from richersounds is a bargain ..

taly_70uk;6683126

thanks for all your help!i understand it all a bit better now!Just … thanks for all your help!i understand it all a bit better now!Just waiting for a call form John Lewis to see if they will price match Richer sounds..Thansk again everyone xx



If its the LG you are price matching they probably won't as its clearance. (Box opened, mint condition / unused / full warranty) You can add a 5 yr warranty at RS for £30 though, and I think delivery is £20, bu best to pick up yourself and see it in action and if anything else tempts you

I got a Toshiba Regza 37" full hd 1080 from Amazon for £449 and its the best TV I have ever purchased - does everything it says on the tin and more - hope this helps you.
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