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    Am I missing the point.

    Me and the girlfreind spent probably an hour in John Lewis today lookin at the Sharp LC 700, 100 hz LED TV (and others). Everyone raves about flat screen and how wonderful the picture is, (read reveiws online), the ones we looked at were the crappiest pictures ever and I mean all of them, Panasonic, Samsung etc.

    The straight lines were zigzags and whoa when the picture moved quick (even the presenter blinking), Eddie Jordan had blocky pixels round his neck :-s

    I think if thats the best they can do for normal TV (ie Freeview) I'll stick with my 10 year old 100hz Phillips Match Line CRT

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    they were probably on a very weak freeview signal ..........or so common sense would dictate as they are usually at the back of a massive store......too much interference

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    In short yes you missed the point

    JL will have had a standard coax input going to all the tv's on display giving a garbage signal

    Garbage signal = garbage picture

    Find somewhere who can show you the Tv running an HD input. Then you might get the point

    You say in the OP that it was Eddie Jordan you saw on screen? So it was the Formula One race from earlier?

    If so, you'd have only been watching a Standard Def broadcast, as F1 isn't broadcast in HD in the UK (it's only on BBC One, not BBCHD). They'll have split the standard input over a number of TVs (probably not even with a signal booster) so will look **** poor.

    Original Poster

    I did wonder but all of them ? and every shop I go in to look at them I see the same, is it just because they need to be on HD and Freeview isn't HD My TV runs Freeview way better. :?

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    dimebars;6751870

    In short yes you missed the pointJL will have had a standard coax input … In short yes you missed the pointJL will have had a standard coax input going to all the tv's on display giving a garbage signalGarbage signal = garbage pictureFind somewhere who can show you the Tv running an HD input. Then you might get the point


    So no point gettin one if I use Freeview then, ok it has to be HD signal then, burger it I'll hold off gettin one. thats the best part of a grand saved LoL thanx :thumbsup:

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    happy donkey;6751910

    So no point gettin one if I use Freeview then, ok it has to be HD signal … So no point gettin one if I use Freeview then, ok it has to be HD signal then, burger it I'll hold off gettin one. thats the best part of a grand saved LoL thanx :thumbsup:



    Well they are all HD now so unless you are planning on using the HD function - sky blu ray o something similar then there may not be much point

    However your freeview box or the in built freeview that the tv will no doubt have will be a million times better quality than in the shop

    Up to you whether you want to stick with the decent picture you have or burst the best part of a grand for something that looks better in your living room

    You should check out Richer Sounds, their demo room should give you a better picture (if you excuse the pun) HD or not

    If your looking for a serious upgrade in picture quality then for sure you want do as some of the posters have said and use HD (Blu-ray etc). Now if you mostly use your TV for Freeview and don't want to pay the extra for HD because you have nothing to make use of it.. It might be worth waiting it out till Feb/Mar next year when TV's are released with the new HD Freeview Receivers built-in. For sure the picture quality in the shops should look a lot better although it does depend on where you live.

    Prepare to do some ]research, good luck :thumbsup:

    if your gonna watch alot of free-view then your best bet is plasma

    ohdaesu;6752310

    if your gonna watch alot of free-view then your best bet is plasma



    +1

    Namely a Panasonic one :thumbsup:

    ohdaesu;6752310

    if your gonna watch alot of free-view then your best bet is plasma



    sancho1983;6752470

    +1Namely a Panasonic one :thumbsup:



    So which is better - a plasma or an LED? I have a 40% discount on LED tv's but couldn't really understand the difference from what I have read online.

    Will be needed a new one by the end of the year and can't decide

    Btw we don't get freeview round here

    Original Poster

    Thanx for the replys ppl will wait till after Santa has been I think. Now were was that sofa I liked :roll: may as well get cumfy ;-)
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