bit of tv advice needed please

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    mc.dodd said:

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    I'm currently looking for a new tv and it's bloody confusing with all this different bloody tech stuff these days so I would like some advice..

    bloody pc world and curry's don't have the LG they're advertising but I have seen this one..

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    so any advice or help would be appreciated.. looking at lcd sub 600 and hopefully 100hz
    many thanks in advance

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    XBOX4LIFE said:

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    I would try [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] mate, had 2 tv's from them in the last few months and no hassle at all

    I went for a couple of toshiba regza's, they kick the arse out of my samsung both in picture quality and sound
     
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    Little John said:

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    Digital direct are sound and vision in Farnworth and somoene on here works for them.

    they are just round the corner from me.
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    never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups!:thumbup:
     
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    blacksheep said:

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    First thing before you try find best place to buy is to know what you want and tbh from wha tI've seen I'd steer well clear of LG, compared to others the pic quality just isn't up there. Have a look in a decent audio/visual shop that will set it up for you and you can test with ps3/xbox/dvd's that you'll watch and see which one looks best. Then find where's cheapest.
     
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    Detector said:

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    Panasonic PZ m8 id get the 50" its superb, i got some hd porn and you can see every minge hair.
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    d3xt0r said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Detector View Post
    Panasonic PZ m8 id get the 50" its superb, i got some hd porn and you can see every minge hair.
    you been playing with the zoom button lol
     
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    Mr.James said:

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    my mate picked up that exact model from currys on sat for 549 10 months interest free. don't get suckered in to buying an hdmi cable with it... they'll try to con you for 55 when you can pick them up for under a fiver.

    lg/phillips are actually the world's #1 panel maker. they supply toshiba, sony, dell, hp, apple, panasonic etc. samsung is a close second with sharp 3rd. virtually any lcd tv on the market will use one of these 3 brands for their panels...
     
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    blaggard said:

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    I've bought my last 2 TV's from digitaldirect too, good company
    If at first you don't succeed.....redefine success. . . .

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    Mr.James said:

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    I got mine from [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], got an TV advertised in Currys 1,000 for 630
     
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    mapachoo said:

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    Check out Which? online.
    You can subscribe for a 1 and then unsubscribe once you have your info if your tight like me.
    Panasonic is the name that keeps cropping up over and over from online reviews and Magazines and they hog all the top spots on which? reviews.
    There are also reasonably good buyers guides on thier website.
     
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    Detector said:

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    You cannot beat a pz panasonic, well impressed withit. the son in law has a samsung and the colours are weird, watching simpsons the black looks green. And my best mate has an LG and again the blacks look faded/greyish. I would do a bit of research and visit your local currys or comet as you can mostly see the tv's in action.

    Also just to add when i worked at a local retailer we had a sony bravia come back for repair and the engineer from our place took it to bits, the screen was made by samsung so even if you get something like a sony - you dont allways get what you think you are getting
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    Eazi said:

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    IMO judging a tv from 'what my m8 has' is always a risky business. All of these modern TVs have such a range of setup options that it would be easy to make an excellent set look/sound shite

    As I have said in another thread I bought 2 of the 349 LG sets that PC world are advertising for 349.

    Mine looked great and the sons looked shite. When Ichecked he had the backlight turned up to far which lightened all the blacks and wrecked the contrast. I dropped the backlight, and adjusted the brightness instead. Top result on 360 and Virgin V+ HD
     
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    copey123 said:

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    I got my 50" Samsung from Pixmania a couple of month back. It is the fucking bomb, probably the best thing I have ever bought. When I first bought it the missus went mental and everyone said I was an idiot for going so big. Anway, 2 months on I wish I had got a 60"+ you get used to them so easy. Sky HD and the 360 is immense through it.
    Was only 622 as well using discount codes. 720p/1080i but in all seriousness, who gives a shit when you are sat 10 foot away and you don't own any 1080p sources?
     
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    blacksheep said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.James View Post
    my mate picked up that exact model from currys on sat for 549 10 months interest free. don't get suckered in to buying an hdmi cable with it... they'll try to con you for 55 when you can pick them up for under a fiver.
    I was in either Currys or Comet on xmas eve and saw them trying to upsell someone by telling them one hdmi cable wouldn't do 1080p but the more expensive one would....
     
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    Mr.James said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacksheep View Post
    I was in either Currys or Comet on xmas eve and saw them trying to upsell someone by telling them one hdmi cable wouldn't do 1080p but the more expensive one would....
    lmao fuckin con artists. It's a digital signal. It doesn't need a better quality cable as the signal can't degrade...

    it's coz the sales staff actually make comission on the cables in some places. Selling someone a 2 cable for 50 probably makes them just as much profit as the TV the customer is walking away with too...

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    Under 4, supports 1080p.
     
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    Futur1sm said:

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    lol Comet are rip off merchants. Currys are just as bad, won't Pricematch Dixons either so I just gave my iPod Nano purchase the other week to Amazon.