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Best 42" 1080p TV around £700 for HDDVD and PS3 use

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Found 3rd Jun 2008
Must have 3 x HDMI and decent sound

Not interested in 'no name' brands like vistron etc...

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Sony KDL-3000V do a search on here, I believe it was last on offer for £670 ish. Great TV for the price

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JVC LT-42DR9 looks like a great option, anyone used one of these?

Picture/Display
42 " Diagonal Screen Size (Inch)
107 cm Visible Diagonal Screen Size
16:9 Aspect Ratio
1500:1 Contrast Ratio
500 cd/m2 Screen Brightness
176 Degree Viewing Angle
NTSC, PAL, SECAM Compatible
Digital Noise Reduction
6.5 (ms) Screen Response Rate
1920x1080 pixels
1080p resolution
1080i resolution
720p resolution
7500:1 Dynamic Contrast
3d combfilter
24P (Frames Per Second) Playback

Connections
3 x HDMI Connection/s
1 x S-Video Connection/s
1 x Component Video Connection/s
1 x Optical Terminal Connection/s
1 x Composite Video Connection/s
1 x Standard Scart Connection/s
1 x RGB Scart Connection/s
1 x Front/Side AV Connection/s
1 X CI Slot

£744.95 Incl VAT & Delivery

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i can recommend any sony, i have 2 in my house. After looking in the shops, you can tell the difference between Sony and the insuperior brands

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As I understand it the top brands are:

Sony
Toshiba
Panasonic
Samsung

And they tend to have tiers of quality/features within different price bands

It looks like a real minefield to me, just want to make the best decision!

1080p on a ps3?? there games that support this now??

Which ones guys? will let me bro know..

DudeyGeeza;2238948

1080p on a ps3?? there games that support this now?? Which ones guys? … 1080p on a ps3?? there games that support this now?? Which ones guys? will let me bro know..



Of the three games I own right now, I believe it is supported by GT5 Prologue

foulone;2238857

As I understand it the top brands are:SonyToshibaPanasonicSamsungAnd they … As I understand it the top brands are:SonyToshibaPanasonicSamsungAnd they tend to have tiers of quality/features within different price bandsIt looks like a real minefield to me, just want to make the best decision!



The are plenty of review sites on the web. Search for "HD TV Review". Remember that the quality of a TV is very subjective, it's determined by much more than the feature list. Of the brands you mention, personally I only rate Sony and Pioneer (que Tosh and Sam. owners to jump on me!).

A read up on the Sonys and get which ever model meets your budget. If you are feeling really flush, take a look at the Pioneer plasma screens. The are absolutely phenomenal.......and so is the cost!!

Heavertron;2239308

Of the three games I own right now, I believe it is supported by GT5 … Of the three games I own right now, I believe it is supported by GT5 Prologue



oh, surely there has to be more, been searching but can't find any info. So basically the prologue has it, which is a demo for now but would suggest that the full version will have it too.

That's sony's first attempt at their own game isnt it? instead of just porting 360 games to work on it..

Didnt that indiana jones type one have it? cant remember the name kinda tomb raidery style game

DudeyGeeza;2239363

oh, surely there has to be more, been searching but can't find any info. … oh, surely there has to be more, been searching but can't find any info. So basically the prologue has it, which is a demo for now but would suggest that the full version will have it too.That's sony's first attempt at their own game isnt it? instead of just porting 360 games to work on it..Didnt that indiana jones type one have it? cant remember the name kinda tomb raidery style game



I only own three games right now to advise on. I am sure there are many more 1080p games out there. Ninja Gaiden Sigma for example. Surely google will know if you ask it?

Most of the software houses are independent (not in house at sony or Microsoft) so you would be wrong to say that most PS3 games are ports of Xbox games, when development is usually run closely in parallel.

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DudeyGeeza;2238948

1080p on a ps3?? there games that support this now?? Which ones guys? … 1080p on a ps3?? there games that support this now?? Which ones guys? will let me bro know..



The machine isn't used for gaming, its for bluray playback

Heavertron;2237167

Sony KDL-3000V do a search on here, I believe it was last on offer for … Sony KDL-3000V do a search on here, I believe it was last on offer for £670 ish. Great TV for the price





I think he was after a 32"

Make sure you consider if you REALLY need to go for the more expensive 1080p TV's, that are supposed to be not as good at showing standard definition TV pictures etc

Id recommend the panasonic TH-42PX80, review below

trustedreviews.com/tvs…/p1

I have the PX70 and its a great TV, works really well with my PS3 and for both gaming and Blu-Ray, personally couldnt tell a difference between this and the 1080p unless I got REALLY close.

Also note tha the PX70 was voted the best TV for under £1000 in WhatHiFi, hope that helps
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