37" HDTV ... Advice please LED vs LCD

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Found 28th Nov 2009
Hey

I am going to be getting a TV tomorrow and i would like it to be 37" although i don't know much about tv's and i was wondering whether its worth getting LED are they really worth all that extra money..

The TV will be mainly used with SkyHD as i don't have a ps3 or anything like that ...

Advice please about best one to buy and place to buy it from ?

Cheers
James

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LED is the next step, quite a bit more expensive at the moment though.

If you can afford it get it, although im looking to buy a 2nd TV im opting for LCD, purely down to cost.

What i have seen of LED they are worth the extra money, but only if youve got it :thumbsup:

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Starr;7032657

LED is the next step, quite a bit more expensive at the moment though.If … LED is the next step, quite a bit more expensive at the moment though.If you can afford it get it, although im looking to buy a 2nd TV im opting for LCD, purely down to cost.



Its for my aunty mate and she wants to know if they are actually worth the extra money...

Cheers

As said LED is the next step in TV technology so it's more future proof than LCD.

Also LED boasts 40% less energy consumption over LCD and of course, they are much thinner. The image is supposed to be brighter and more vibrant than LCD too.

I bought my LCD in January, if I'd have known LED was around the corner I would of waited :roll:

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james_lfc;7032667

Its for my aunty mate and she wants to know if they are actually worth … Its for my aunty mate and she wants to know if they are actually worth the extra money...



Its all subjective. To be honest, the only person that could answer that is your Aunt.

I have to admit I was impressed when I saw one, though it was only showing an animated film (Cars). Not sure if "live" stuff would be as impressive... but that certainly was.

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Is it only Samsung that offer LED ?

And are they not so good at the moment due to them being in the earlier stages...

Would it be better to get a high end LCD rather than a recent LED ?

Cheers

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james_lfc;7032746

Is it only Samsung that offer LED ? And are they not so good at the … Is it only Samsung that offer LED ? And are they not so good at the moment due to them being in the earlier stages...Would it be better to get a high end LCD rather than a recent LED ?Cheers



No, there are others available.

The screens however are not true LED.... They are backlight LCDs and not really proper LEDs.

They are much better than LCD though.

Next year will be OLED tvs and 3d TVs so nothing is future proof,

What do people mean by "future proof" - LCDs, LED LCDs, LEDs and OLEDs are all as "future proof" as each other, are they not? You might mean "newer technology" or "better" but I can't see how, given the same resolutions and inputs (etc.) that any can be more or less "future proof".

LED is amazing, but it's also around 3x the price, so I would stick to LCD.

No offence but is your aunt looking for the latest technology or just a good quality television?

It would be helpful to know what budget your aunt has to see if its worth buying an LED TV. Personally speaking I think LED's are not a bad option but they are a bit more expensive than LCD's. As they are a newer technology, it is not known what if any faults they could have over an extended period of time.

I would perhaps suggest going for an LCD but whatever you do, make sure your aunt has a look at the set with SKY HD being fed so she has an idea of what it is like. Your aunt may not notice a considerable difference between LCD and LED and could save the cash for something else!

guv;7032762

No, there are others available.The screens however are not true LED.... … No, there are others available.The screens however are not true LED.... They are backlight LCDs and not really proper LEDs. They are much better than LCD though.



Sharp offer Full Screen LED, if you look around they are offering free Blu Ray players with some models through a number of retailers! They don't have 37" sets however!

SHarp are doing £100 cash back on some too

Starr;7033127

SHarp are doing £100 cash back on some too



Forgot about that...

I'm looking at getting a 32" tv for my mum as the one I gave her has no picture. I had a look at one of the 32" models and the picture wasn't bad and the eco tag would impress her! I might have to take the Blu Ray player off her though as she'd never use it! :thumbsup:

If i was buying a 37inch Tv i would buy this ]Panasonic. As imo it offers the best picture quality. I find with LCD havbe very poor black levels unless you buy a top of the range Sony and this imo still doesn't look as good,. Also with this set being 720p is should make upscaling sd easier do will look better. Also LED tvs are LCD.

dananana;7033600

If i was buying a 37inch Tv i would buy this ]Panasonic. As imo it … If i was buying a 37inch Tv i would buy this ]Panasonic. As imo it offers the best picture quality. I find with LCD havbe very poor black levels unless you buy a top of the range Sony and this imo still doesn't look as good,. Also with this set being 720p is should make upscaling sd easier do will look better. Also LED tvs are LCD.



yep+1 cant beat panny&plasma wait for 2 years before you buy led or oled backlite/sidelite tv ;-)

Got a Philips 42 7404, LCD and it's brilliant, nowt wrong with the black levels on this and is easily as good as any Sony I have seen and I would usually buy Sony.
If you are looking for a good deal take your aunt to a branch of richer Sounds and look at the Philips, the Panasonic and the Sony in 37 in. You may not get the absolutely best deal, but at Richer sounds they are rarely far off and have a good range.
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