New TV for home

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  1. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    I need to buy a new tv for home and was wondering which is better, LCD or plasma?

    Anything else I need to be aware of?

    Ta

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    My son was talking to me about this yesterday. He has the same eyesight problem I have and has researched picture quality.

    He says plasma is much better quality than LCD but they are getting difficult to find as they are so expensive nobody wants them and most manufacturers have stopped making them.
     
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    42" and above Plasma is the better option. Downside is though Plasma use more electricity. We have both at home a 32" Toshiba LCD in the back lounge and a 42" LG Plasma in the living room. We did try a 42" Phillips LCD but took it back and swapped it for a plasma the picture is clearer and there is less drag/shaddowing with fast moving images.

    Andy
     
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    Don't buy a Toshiba. Every time I watch something that has a fixed box on the screen such as football with the score shown in the top corner an image is burnt. So I could be watching a later programme and still see the football score.

    Mostly it disappears after a few hours but it is annoying. I also have a permanent image in the form of a black vertical line that is burnt onto the screen.

    My son has a Sony and all I can say is that its well worth the price premium.
     
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    Plasma is high voltage, high current, yesterday.
     
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    Just another trick to look out for if you want HD TV
    make sure the tv you buy is HD and not just HD Ready the difference is a HD ready TV will require another HD componant such as a HD recorder or hd box to view any free HD progs
    A HD tv will display free HD progs in its own right
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    Hi ShiftZZ

    I have recently got a Sony Bravia LCD TV and so far have no complaints the blacks are really black which I believe can be a problem on some makes and the picture and sound quality are excellent, it is fairly user friendly from the start and is easy to tune in on autotune.
    Purchased it on line direct from Amazon and saved over a £150 on best other dealer prices also delivered next day for an extra £4.50p.

    Hope this helps John.
     
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    And lol while you browse the Shops and see these lovely TV's remember the picture they have on them showing is in HD,so they look a lot better than a norm analouge Ariel:Rofl1:

    when you find a TV you are looking for try seing the model number,get home type make and model number in search,check through first 3 pages[after that its usually repeated] and see what deals you can get for a better price:thumb:

    Once was buying a new hifi ,in a well known shop it was £699.99 they then knocked a whole £50 off:Eek!: searched the net got it delivered nextday included in price £420,bargain :thumb:
     
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    My first flatscreen tv is a SWEDX LCD great TV also as it is wooden framed looks good but dont be fulled it is right up to date and HD ready can only say as i have found:thumb: i bought from Amazon

    SWEDX Webshop
     
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    I bought a Sharp LCD 46 . LCD uses less juice than plasma, I have also heard of lines appearing on Plasma before they are very old.
     
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    hi you wont go far wrong with sony plasma uses more electricity also they are prown to get burnout if you keep touching the screen (small children)? and they wont stand any knocking far more proplems with plasma
     
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    LED is the way forward. More expensive but picure quality and power consumption miles better.
     
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    We also have a Sony Bravia. Hard to beat! :thumb:
     
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    a picture on our 42 plasma cost £700 2 yrs back shows a cacapoo taken last night
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    For more years than I can bear to think about I have been a Sony fan - their trinitrons were the best in the business.

    Now when it comes to "bang for buck" (quality to value) ratio the Samsung range is hard to beat. They have great contrast ratios and in HD are stunning. We now have 3 of 'em 46" living room, 32" dining room and a 19" in the kitchen and they all have superb picture quality.

    By the way there are also the LED tvs now - an LCD with LED backlighting - runs on less power and gives a better contrast ratio and colour depth.

    I would go with the LCD though for the best value.
     
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    Tv

    We have purchased a 32" Panasonic today and it seems to have all of the bells and whistles Freeview, Satellite, Sd cards, Pc connections HD etc etc. And I could pick it up to fit it into the cabinet it will now live in.
    Unlike the 27" CRT Sony I have taken out, I nearly bust me truss.

    Steve
     
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