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    My old Widescreen TV is acting up so i may go for an hd lcd tv. Got to save up a bit first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimLad View Post
    You don't buy an HDTV to make standard def tv look good . It looks like crud on 720p or 1080p screens compared to HD content

    I have the Samsung LE32R41BD and am running a 360 with it via VGA. Looks killer
    The trouble is there's hardly any HD TV broadcasts. Sky is mostly sports and documentaries, telewest = almost nothing, and terrestrial stations probably won't be broadcasing HD until 2010 (outside of tests in London).

    There's a few 37" Full HD LCDs around £1,500 - £2,000 just never been able to compare them side by side with a 720p screen. Acer AT3705, Philips 37PF9731d, and Sharp LC-37XD1E for example.
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    Tosh or Samsung

    Given up on the idea of getting a 1080p screen, Looking at Toshiba 32LTW66 or Samsung R74. Siding with the Tosh as it has 2xHDMI and comparing side by side seemed to have a more detailed picture, although that could have been the in-store setup. To make the decision tougher the new Samsung N73 range are now available, have 2xDMI and supposedly superior picture quality. Waiting to hear some more from early owners over on AVforums . IMHO Price runner seems best for finding online stockists of TVs.

    For what its worth, an ex colleague of mine is now a manager of a well known high street electrical store and recommends against Philips (due to build quality, they have a whole rack of faulty TV units awaiting repair) and Sony (poor after sales service).
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    1080p monitors are still v expensive and tend to be on the large side - so LCD's starting at 37" - so wise move to pass at the moment.

    But having one does mean that you can make the most of XBox and the upcoming PS3

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    I've got the R7 Samsung 32" and it looks stunning on the PC, better than the Panasonic my mate has (or so my eyes think). The dynamic contrast changing works great!

    However, i cant seem to get it to work well with my DVI-D to HDMI connector on a 7900GS, any ideas anyone?

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    Content providers/broadcasters probably aren't going to send 1080 content for a LOOONGG time - the obvious exception being HD-DVD/bluray discs - because of the bandwidth requirement to trasmit. 720 is already available on Sky and Terrestrial in London (croydon antenna), so what content would you watch on your 1080 screen?

    I bought a Hyundai A321 tv, i've been really pleased with the sd stuff, as well as HD broadcasts looking awesome - especially sport. and I only paid £550 for it. Spending £1000 extra for a technology you're not likely to use without spending another £500-1000 setting it up is not good sense IMO. Unless you have that money to burn, I would just get whatever size you can in 720P.

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    I have a samsung 32" R74, its really nice and i may even be buying another one.

    it can be had for £570 at currys using some vouchers to bring down the price:

    Samsung LE32R73BD 32" High Definition Digital LCD TV
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    £592.20

    Then you get 3.5% cash back through quidco
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    I detest the flickering picture on the samsungs when going from light to dark scenes. It's incredibly offputting.

    I decided to go with the LG 32LC2DB for £558 inc delivery. (usual currys vouchers and quidco).

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    I'd go for a Toshiba 32WLT66 ... in fact I just did Outstanding picture and decent sound. 2 HDMI ports aswell ... but the cream to top this was the price - less than £600 from Pixmania.

    I've still not fully spec'd my media centre yet to go with it (umming and arring about HDMI graphics cards and lip sync issues at mo) but the image it displays from my Xbox 360 and DVD player are top notch

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    The best 2 32inch lcds out now are the

    Sony KDL-32V2500U (Due out any time now as an update to the 2000)

    Panasonic TX-32LXD600 (out now)

    They are expensive but if you want the best as with hardware you have to pay for it
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    I'm really surprised at so many Sammy recommendations and only one (plus mine) for LG !

    What do other folk think of LG ? I was convinced when I walking into Currys and saw their LG setup fed by component from their HDD system. The little 32" just blew me away, and continues to, to this day !

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    I have the Samsung LE32R74BDX from here and for less than £600 a bargain as well.

    Oh and they do the 40" for under £900 also

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    IIRC, I dont think the Toshiba 32WLT66 or 68 have PC inputs. I've just ordered a Samsung LE32N73BDX for £743

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    The Toshiba 32WLT68 is now out, at about £800. Samsung are also bringing out a new range next month so I hear.

    Got my eye on this one:

    http://www.samsung.com/uk/products/t...Specifications

    The LXD600 Panasonic is very good, but its like £1100!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kreeeee View Post
    I detest the flickering picture on the samsungs when going from light to dark scenes. It's incredibly offputting.

    I decided to go with the LG 32LC2DB for £558 inc delivery. (usual currys vouchers and quidco).
    The flickering can be cured by turning of dynamic dimming in the service menu or just using the movie mode preset as it is already switched off.

    So it's no big deal.

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    Problems galore

    Hi ladies and gents, i need some help!

    I have a Samsung LE32R73BD HDTV, having recently having sky installed i plugged it into the tele and what i got was one of the worst pictures i have ever seen, its fuzzy, its blocky and quite unclear, has anyone else had this problem? can anyone please help?

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