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    New 4:3 28" Tv

    Hey all, im on a budget and i need a better tv than the one ive already got, so its time to shell out for a new one...
    Ive nailed it down to the following three, I believe the woolworths one will be hardest to get, but here they are, please tell me what ones you think are best

    Beko 28" Nicam Stereo TV with 2 Scarts

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    Alba 28" Nicam Tv 1 SCART

    The tv i was originally looking at is the following toshiba, but if i can buy the Beko from Argos, still have 2 scarts, have a 14 day return policy and collect it on the spot, then im thinking that would be my best bet...

    Finally,
    Toshiba Nicam 28" TV, 2 Scarts

    Advice here would be much appreciated

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    Toshiba will almost certainly be better quality that Beko or Alba, its certainly what I'd go for...

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    The Alba 28" Nicam Tv looks the nicest but I never heard of them... but then agin I live in the US. just wondering, are they flat screan?

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    I don't think they are...
    There is a Beko Widescreen for £179 in argos that has flatscreen of apparent 32" effect, but the screen size states 28", although in the screenshot in my catalogue it looks biggger than 28", anyways ENOUGH! I do not want a widescreen tv!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MurphmanL
    I don't think they are...
    There is a Beko Widescreen for £179 in argos that has flatscreen of apparent 32" effect, but the screen size states 28", although in the screenshot in my catalogue it looks biggger than 28", anyways ENOUGH! I do not want a widescreen tv!

    Well the Toshiba is a name brand of sorts... I take it you couldnt find a nice philips? Out of thoes three I'd take the Toshiba! But just because its a well know brand.. If I were to go by looks I'd get the Alba... If I wanted to go aginst the recomendations of a "suprerame being" (me) I'd get the Beko...

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    The Alba only has one infernal Scart socket

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    Deffo go for 2 Scarts - My single Scart (~15 y.o.) TV drives me nutso...

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    Why are you looking at 4:3. You can get a 16:9 28" for the same money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tesla
    Why are you looking at 4:3. You can get a 16:9 28" for the same money.
    Um....because 4:3 gives you a lot more screen area for the same money? Because most console games are still 4:3? Because widescreen programs viewed on a 28" 4:3 look fine, whereas 4:3 programs viewed on a 28" widescreen look tiny?

    I was going to suggest you look around for one of the Sony 29" models, I have a KV29K5U and it rules, but they seem to have stopped selling them in this country unfortunately. Could be worth checking loot/ local paper? They really are good.

    I'd definately go for the Tosh out of the three you list.

    Rich :¬)

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    Quote Originally Posted by myth
    Well the Toshiba is a name brand of sorts... I take it you couldnt find a nice philips? Out of thoes three I'd take the Toshiba! But just because its a well know brand.. If I were to go by looks I'd get the Alba... If I wanted to go aginst the recomendations of a "suprerame being" (me) I'd get the Beko...
    A brand name of sorts? Toshiba are very respected in the TV making market... which is certainly more than can be said for Beko or Alba...

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    Well i have now purchased a tv
    I decided to go for the Tosh, but Woolies told me the offer had ended, so i tried for the Beko from Argos, but was told the delivery could be any time from 35 days onwards, so i decided for the Alba. Fortunately index had 1 left, so I nabbed it, and upon returning it home, found its a much better tv than it claims to be

    Changes:
    >2 Scarts Instead of 1, both supporting RBG
    >Side A/V
    >16:9/4:3/Auto Selectable Picture format
    >Fastext
    >2x10W RMS Output
    >Equalizer utility to control the sound exactly as you want it
    >Nice full function remote with batteries

    I have not finished eploring the wonders this tv has to offer, but i certainly am happy with the first night after using it
    The TV:

    and the remote...
    Last edited by MurphmanL; 23-10-2004 at 09:50 AM.

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    Seems the Alba is starting to cave in... picture quality on the xbox has taken a sudden turn for the worse, dvd playback is producing strange pixels in some scenes, but tv reception is unaffected... i am strongly considering returning this tv considering this sudden decline... any ideas as to what it could be?
    Maybe its Alba...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MurphmanL
    Seems the Alba is starting to cave in... picture quality on the xbox has taken a sudden turn for the worse, dvd playback is producing strange pixels in some scenes, but tv reception is unaffected... i am strongly considering returning this tv considering this sudden decline... any ideas as to what it could be?
    Maybe its Alba...
    Check the connections, if they are fine then its faulty and you should definately return it.

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