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    LED TVs - worth it? Picture looked incredible in-store

    Ok, so I want to buy a new TV. I want a pretty large one (at least 47").

    Anyway, I was in Comet today and they had Casino Royale on this TV:

    Samsung UE46B7020W 46-inch Widescreen Ultra Slim Full HD 1080P:
    amazon.co.uk/Sam…8-1

    This was part of their new range and the picture just looked jaw-dropping. Now what I am confused about is whether this picture is directly because of the new LED tech. or whether all large screen 1080p TVs with a proper 1080p input (Casino Royale Blu-Ray) will look as great?

    I haven't seen a screen this large in 1080p, playing a HD feed before (they usually display grainy digital TV pictures).

    So should I just go with a regular 47" LCD 1080p set and ignore the LED tech.? It's not like i'd be able to afford their prices anyway, but they'd obviously be coming down in the next couple of years.

    Are all (most) 1080p sets going to look this good with a decent input?

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    Hi, take a look at hdtvtest.co.uk/ it contains loads of info about HD TV sets and does reviews on many of them, I think there is a review for the 40 inch version of the TV you are interested in.
    The new LED technology will no doubt give you a better picture but it does depend on you source.
    I'm sure in a few years these will go down in price looking at the market and the way that it goes.

    Good luck!

    :thinking: hi do you mean OLED TVS like the new samsungs outstanding picture quality and definition

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    Mr Weasle;6230221

    :thinking: hi do you mean OLED TVS like the new samsungs outstanding … :thinking: hi do you mean OLED TVS like the new samsungs outstanding picture quality and definition



    They are not called OLED any more.

    LED technology is a better way to light LCD screens.

    OLED is the future, but there are almost no consumer screens available yet. Even an 11" model costs upwards of £2k

    OLED still many years away from being your affordable living room big TV

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    only worth it if you can afford it.

    its only a tv after all!

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    Met-Cast;6230304

    They are not called OLED any more.



    :? :thinking:

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    SpringBourne;6230198

    Hi, take a look at http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/ it contains loads of info … Hi, take a look at http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/ it contains loads of info about HD TV sets and does reviews on many of them, I think there is a review for the 40 inch version of the TV you are interested in.The new LED technology will no doubt give you a better picture but it does depend on you source. I'm sure in a few years these will go down in price looking at the market and the way that it goes.Good luck!



    Yes prices will go down for sure, but another advanced technology will come up:p

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    dontasciime;6231112

    11 "" is that enough … 11 "" is that enough http://www.google.co.uk/search?source=ig&hl=en&rlz=&q=Sony+XEL-1+OLED+11&btnG=Google+Search&meta=lr%3D&aq=f&oq=



    lg has 15" due in december with 32" due next year......3mm thick/thin or some shiz

    Price for 32 will be huge

    Would not spend too much on a TV at the moment, OLED & 3D are not too far off.....then there will be higher definition TV

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    jallsey;6231367

    Would not spend too much on a TV at the moment, OLED & 3D are not too far … Would not spend too much on a TV at the moment, OLED & 3D are not too far off.....then there will be higher definition TV



    when shall we spend money then in your opinion?:?

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    MBeeching;6230321

    LED technology is a better way to light LCD screens.OLED is the future, … LED technology is a better way to light LCD screens.OLED is the future, but there are almost no consumer screens available yet. Even an 11" model costs upwards of £2k



    Agreed, but these Samsung LED are a great stop gap. I need to buy yet another TV shortly for my extension being done. Its definitely on my short list.

    Original Poster

    Thanks for the responses everyone.

    Forget the prices thing I briefly mentioned. I am more interested in whether being LED was the reason for the picture to look that great or whether it was just because it was 1080p on a large set with a good input.

    Prices for TVs are getting to Mobile Phone levels - i.e huge tech change in small amount of time resulting in big fluctuation of prices. In fact, it wouldn't be a bad idea for Sky to give them away (or subsidised versions ) with a contract for Sky HD.

    Anyway, as I said prices will always change. I bought a 37" LG (720p) in Xmas of 2006 for £780). Was a good price at the time, and I think all in all, even though you could buy one of those for around £4-500 now, I don't exactly feel like I should have waited for further price reductions.
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