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    Hi
    I'm Looking At Buying A LCD High Def Television Preferably 42"+ With £700
    Ive Seen A Few But Haven't Really Got A Clue About This 1080P And All That Stupidity And Would Liked To Be Pointed In The Right Direction If Someone Would

    Thanks Alot

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    Firstly don't call it stupidity just because you do not understand it, it's actually a major part of the image quality. 1080p basically means full HD, full High Definition. That's the one you want if you want the clearest possible picture. Others are 'HD ready' which are 720p, and are cheaper than full HD ones.

    Original Poster

    Haha Chill Man, Any Deals To Point Me 2 ?

    You really need to read reviews before you buy as some of the 1080p full hd ones look great while watching HD can actually look worse than 720p ones when watching SD,The question is how much time do you actually spend watching HD ?

    1080p will only be of any benefit to you if you are going to watch Blu Ray dvd's because nothing else is or will be broadcast at that level.
    Read a few reviews, this is a good site to get you going hdtvtest.co.uk/

    Most importantly, get into the stores like Curry's etc and look at the pictures. Pay particular attention to normal tv reception. Every one looks good on Blu Ray but not necessarily any good for 95% of your viewing.

    Original Poster

    To be honest with you i only watch a few HD dvds now and again and play my Xbox 360 but my telewest is just SD, Some of the prices are really stupid in my opinion you can get a 50" Samsung for £700 but then they want £1000 + For a 32" Sony Bravia just because of the 1080p, btw i will be sitting about 12 foot away as it will be on my wall in my bedroom and from what i have heard you dont even benifit from 1080p unless your sitting about 5 foot away ??

    http://www.hdforindies.com/uploaded_images/resolution_chart-790251.jpg

    The greatest impact on the picture quality comes from the software the TV uses to display the picture. The top models for this are probably Pioneer, Panasonic and Sony. The only way to know is to go and look at the different ones instore. If you are going lcd, you will need one of the top models because otherwise the picture looks ****.

    You'd probably be better asking this on avforums.com - They know their TV's on there! But as above really, can't go wrong with a good Sony, Panasonic etc.

    the only problem with looking in store is all the tv's are linked to the same feed, there is signal loss from the equipment they use to spread the signal, i recentley bought the sony 40" with full hd, if i had gone in store to have a look then i wouldn''t of bought it, the only way you can do a true comparison is by veiwing sky or ps3 or xbox 360 directley linked to that tv, and i'm sure all the stores are going to let you do that i don't think,:thumbsup:

    waycash;4733020

    the only problem with looking in store is all the tv's are linked to the … the only problem with looking in store is all the tv's are linked to the same feed, there is signal loss from the equipment they use to spread the signal, i recentley bought the sony 40" with full hd, if i had gone in store to have a look then i wouldn''t of bought it, the only way you can do a true comparison is by veiwing sky or ps3 or xbox 360 directley linked to that tv, and i'm sure all the stores are going to let you do that i don't think,:thumbsup:



    The only true comparison is using an aerial and freeview, most of which does not degrade much instore, as the freeview is built into the tv. Sky automatically upscales it's output so that is not a true representation, and your xbox is also upscaled or output at 1080 so that defeats the purpose as well. If your Sony looked bad instore, I would not have bought it. You don't say which model you got, but prior to the W series they weren't any good in any case. Not on lcd.

    Original Poster

    I really dont know what to buy now ive been put off so many televisons :x what to do now :P

    matthewhassell;4733189

    I really dont know what to buy now ive been put off so many televisons :x … I really dont know what to buy now ive been put off so many televisons :x what to do now :P



    avforums.com :whistling:

    I bought the Samsung LE40A656 which is a 40 inch LCD and it is fantastic. I have it hooked up to my PC for playing BluRays or downloaded content and it's attached to my Sky+ box (non-HD). All pictures are amazing so i can't recommend it enough. It is full 1080p, 100Hz and has 24p too. I got it for £734 from Dixons but i believe it's approx £700 now at various places. Hope that helps. :thumbsup:

    look for a tv with enough connections, it'll look nice on your wall, its within your price range and you can see it demo'd with either normal freeview/virgin media or regular sky.

    forget anything else.

    i would tell you but i cant becuase of your liverpool club association

    Why bump a thread that has been dead for nearly a month?

    because i can.
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