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    tv help! advice wanted from someone who knows what they are talking about

    anyone know what this tv is like and if its any good?

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    I think that ones a colour.

    I don't think it is 1080p. You can get a lot better TVs for that price... :thumbsup:

    Also- it only has freeview so unless you have a HD box (sky or virgin) the HD facilities will be useless for watching TV.

    Ones with freesat are better :santa:

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    399out;7329152

    I don't think it is 1080p. You can get a lot better TVs for that price... … I don't think it is 1080p. You can get a lot better TVs for that price... :thumbsup:



    got any examples?

    one thing i dont want to budge on is size, dont want to go any smaller than 37inch.

    also wont be used for gaming or hd, just literally watching tv :thumbsup:

    720p so its not the highest HD picture out.

    only thing that lets it down is that it isn't full hd. however, it gets a lot of very good reviews on the website.

    I recommend this one :

    dabs.com/pro…tml

    Top price at £450 delivered

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    rossg91;7329170

    only thing that lets it down is that it isn't full hd. however, it gets a … only thing that lets it down is that it isn't full hd. however, it gets a lot of very good reviews on the website.



    i wont be using it for hd though so does that matter?

    however if there are better ones for same price i would be interested in looking at them

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    Shengis;7329177

    I recommend this one : … I recommend this one : http://www.dabs.com/products/lg-electronics-42pq6000-hd-ready-plasma-freev-5J3P.htmlTop price at £450 delivered



    looks nice and you can get a half price tilt wall mount. will keep in mind :-D

    .....

    donnaraine;7329191

    looks nice and you can get a half price tilt wall mount. will keep in … looks nice and you can get a half price tilt wall mount. will keep in mind :-D



    It also has a built in Divx player. Plug in a 1TB external drive full of films and paaaarty :lol:

    Someone who knows what they are talking about?


    Why are you asking on here?

    depends on what you're connecting

    dont be taken in by the '1080p crowd'

    if you dont have a PS3, Blu Ray or use it as a PC monitor, the 1920x1080 resolution will not benefit you.

    720p is fine for Xbox, Wii (not a HD console anyways) and standard TV through freeview/cable/sky aswell as DVD and HD broadcasts through Virgin/Sky if you have the subscription.

    Panasonic make fine TVs.

    not having a 1080p resolution is not a let down, its still HD ready which means it can display an HD pciture at 720p
    if you dont have any HD devices at all, this is still better than a 1080p TV as the internal CPU doesnt have to work as hard to upscale the standard def broadcast picture or DVD display to fit the screen.

    a good Panasonic 720p plasma will beat the pants of a cheap nasty LCD with a higher 1080p res.

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    Shengis;7329198

    It also has a built in Divx player. Plug in a 1TB external drive full of … It also has a built in Divx player. Plug in a 1TB external drive full of films and paaaarty :lol:



    so i can plug a usb in? we can supposedly do this with our samsung but it wont work, does with the dvd player though :?

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    harry127;7329206

    Someone who knows what they are talking about?Why are you asking on here?



    cos everyone knows what they are talking about on here haha :w00t:

    someone will have more idea than me though

    donnaraine;7329215

    so i can plug a usb in? we can supposedly do this with our samsung but it … so i can plug a usb in? we can supposedly do this with our samsung but it wont work, does with the dvd player though :?



    Yeah, the LG even reads NTFS drives. Was quite pleased about that. Muckypup recommended it to me a few weeks ago:)

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    slackrat77;7329212

    depends on what you're connectingdont be taken in by the '1080p crowd'if … depends on what you're connectingdont be taken in by the '1080p crowd'if you dont have a PS3, Blu Ray or use it as a PC monitor, the 1920x1080 resolution will not benefit you.720p is fine for Xbox, Wii (not a HD console anyways) and standard TV through freeview/cable/sky aswell as DVD and HD broadcasts through Virgin/Sky if you have the subscription.Panasonic make fine TVs.not having a 1080p resolution is not a let down, its still HD ready which means it can display an HD pciture at 720pif you dont have any HD devices at all, this is still better than a 1080p TV as the internal CPU doesnt have to work as hard to upscale the standard def broadcast picture or DVD display to fit the screen.a good Panasonic 720p plasma will beat the pants of a cheap nasty LCD with a higher 1080p res.



    fantastic info thanks

    i have a wii but its set up on the other tv. we dont have sky and just watch though freeview so hd isnt an option for me at the moment. only thing im thinking is when i get my own place maybe in a few years time this tv will be in the front room so maybe i will need all the fancy stuff for then? or will the tvs have completely changed by then anyway?

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    dcx_badass;7329235

    I'd rather get a 40" 1080P LCD for the same price from currys or Richer … I'd rather get a 40" 1080P LCD for the same price from currys or Richer sounds (RS is a better choice).



    link?

    bearing in mind i have no use for 1080p at the moment

    slackrat77;7329212

    depends on what you're connectingdont be taken in by the '1080p crowd'if … depends on what you're connectingdont be taken in by the '1080p crowd'if you dont have a PS3, Blu Ray or use it as a PC monitor, the 1920x1080 resolution will not benefit you.720p is fine for Xbox, Wii (not a HD console anyways) and standard TV through freeview/cable/sky aswell as DVD and HD broadcasts through Virgin/Sky if you have the subscription.Panasonic make fine TVs.not having a 1080p resolution is not a let down, its still HD ready which means it can display an HD pciture at 720pif you dont have any HD devices at all, this is still better than a 1080p TV as the internal CPU doesnt have to work as hard to upscale the standard def broadcast picture or DVD display to fit the screen.a good Panasonic 720p plasma will beat the pants of a cheap nasty LCD with a higher 1080p res.



    Spot on:thumbsup: Upscaled SD on an LCD is horrific.

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    Goonieman;7329250

    http://www.comet.co.uk/shopcomet/product/578495/TOSHIBA-40LV665DB/tab/specification#spec



    hmmm may be a winner up to now, even though i dont have a clue what im talking about lol

    I recommend a visit to Comet and a good look at the TV's on display. It'll put you off LCD's for life ;-)

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    Shengis;7329293

    I recommend a visit to Comet and a good look at the TV's on display. … I recommend a visit to Comet and a good look at the TV's on display. It'll put you off LCD's for life ;-)



    we have an lcd already, pic seems ok to me however i have bad eyesight

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    dcx_badass;7329300

    http://www.richersounds.com/product/lcd-tv/samsung/le40b530/sams-le40b530£440 with 5 year warranty, or £440 with 1yr warranty from Currys. It's worth the tiny bit extra for 1080P now than the much bigger expense in the future.



    sorry not going to go for samsung. the tv we have downstairs is samsung and had nothing but problems with it. great price but im not willing to risk it

    This is an HD Ready set - it's not even capable of properly displaying a 720p image, as the resolution is only 1024x768 and 720p is 1280x720.

    That said, I have a Panasonic plasma that is older than this, and has the same resolution, the picture is brilliant due to the fact the set scales the image really well, which is what you're looking for if you mainly watch SD television. I'd recommend it - don't allow figures to get in the way of a good panel.

    dcx_badass;7329300

    http://www.richersounds.com/product/lcd-tv/samsung/le40b530/sams-le40b530£440 with 5 year warranty, or £440 with 1yr warranty from Currys. It's worth the tiny bit extra for 1080P now than the much bigger expense in the future.



    1080p isnt the gold at the end of the rainbow.
    its not even that high a resolution.
    my previous job as a PC tech we regularly used monitors at 1440, which is higher res than 1080p.

    if the OP is not going to buy a blu ray (or even if they are 720p is still fine) or PS3 or use it as a PC monitor. the higher res is of no benefit.

    why dont people realise this?

    NORMAL TV IS NOT IN 1080p
    NOR ARE DVDS

    I'd pick a Panasonic plasma 720p over that Samsung 1080p anyday.

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    god my head is battered off all this lol

    Donna, to save all the tech speak etc, it's a good panel, and if that's what your budget allows, you should buy it, you won't be disappointed.

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    moob;7329371

    Donna, to save all the tech speak etc, it's a good panel, and if that's … Donna, to save all the tech speak etc, it's a good panel, and if that's what your budget allows, you should buy it, you won't be disappointed.



    simple terms i like it lol

    now to convince myself to spend the money! i cant help but feel guilty as im meant to be saving for a car.

    i know im a pain in the bum lol

    dcx_badass;7329378

    Wow thanks for telling me the most useless information ever, what do you … Wow thanks for telling me the most useless information ever, what do you want? A medal for knowing they do higher res'? For me I'd always get 1080, you might not need it now, but if you ever do plug a PC/Laptop in or whatever it is a huge difference.



    it certainly is a huge difference when you're using it as a PC monitor, tho if you're using it to view dvds/avi's etc, your GPU will still have to upscale the majority of downloaded movies/dvds, unless they are blu-ray rips at 1920x1080.

    but since the OP has stated it wouldnt be used for that, the Panasonic will wipe the floor with the samsung for normal TV broadcast/dvds.

    and I say that as the owner of a samsung 720p plasma and an LG 1080p lcd.

    dcx_badass;7329378

    Wow thanks for telling me the most useless information ever, what do you … Wow thanks for telling me the most useless information ever, what do you want? A medal for knowing they do higher res'? For me I'd always get 1080, you might not need it now, but if you ever do plug a PC/Laptop in or whatever it is a huge difference.



    The information wasn't for you, it was for the OP however...:roll:

    Buy the original one, you will be very happy with it, I have a 42" Plasma TV, it has a far better picture than any LCD TV that I have seen.

    It is a bargain at that price, so be quick.:thumbsup:
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