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scooby
18th April 2008, 12:21
am looking for a new tv, about 45" screen size. must do 1080p resolution.

which is best LCD or Plasma?

Clippy
18th April 2008, 12:24
Plasma. Pioneer.

Next.

oracleslave
18th April 2008, 12:40
Plasma. Pioneer.

Next.

:spel LCD. Sony

snaw
18th April 2008, 12:41
You can claim an LCD as a business expense ...

Dunno about right now, but until not so long ago the best brand plasma was panasonic viera, best brand lcd was phillips.

might have changed in last 18 months since I was researching though ...

snaw
18th April 2008, 12:42
Sony

<snorts coffee on keyboard>

oracleslave
18th April 2008, 12:48
Dunno about right now, but until not so long ago the best brand plasma was panasonic viera, best brand lcd was phillips.



Which one did you buy?

snaw
18th April 2008, 12:51
Which one did you buy?

LCD, went with the Philips 37PF9830. Couldn't have been happier with it - it's won a tonne of awards from reputable independent sources (Not why I bought it - they came later).

Best place to research this stuff I found is on :

http://www.avforums.com/forums/

oracleslave
18th April 2008, 12:58
LCD, went with the Philips 37PF9830. Couldn't have been happier with it - it's won a tonne of awards from reputable independent sources (Not why I bought it - they came later).

Best place to research this stuff I found is on :

http://www.avforums.com/forums/

I went with this one. http://www.hdtvorg.co.uk/reviews/lcd/sonykdl40X2000.htm

El_Diablo
18th April 2008, 13:01
Plasma. Pioneer.

Next.

To echo Clippy - Plasma. Pioneer. Kuro.

Shouldn't this be placed in the Tech thread?

snaw
18th April 2008, 13:03
I went with this one. http://www.hdtvorg.co.uk/reviews/lcd/sonykdl40X2000.htm

That looks pretty decent. Sorry my instinctive reaction with all things sony is to be dismissive.

Mine is better though ;-)

oracleslave
18th April 2008, 13:04
That looks pretty decent. Sorry my instinctive reaction with all things sony is to be dismissive.

Mine is better though ;-)

:spel smaller

snaw
18th April 2008, 13:08
:spel smaller

I got a size appropriate for the room it sits in, 37 was about the limit of what would look ok, the bigger sizes would just have been way too big.

Sockpuppet
18th April 2008, 13:13
I got a size appropriate for the room it sits in, 37 was about the limit of what would look ok, the bigger sizes would just have been way too big.

A proper contractor would have just bought a bigger house to make the TV fit.

oracleslave
18th April 2008, 13:15
I got a size appropriate for the room it sits in, 37 was about the limit of what would look ok, the bigger sizes would just have been way too big.

Ditto. By the way I have not got around to getting some decent 5.1 speakers. Tried but got no real defintive answers here :eyes

http://forums.contractoruk.com/technical/24711-speakers.html?highlight=speakers

Any recommendations?

oracleslave
18th April 2008, 13:16
A proper contractor would have just bought a bigger house to make the TV fit.

:laugh Don't you live in your mum's spare room?

snaw
18th April 2008, 13:25
Ditto. By the way I have not got around to getting some decent 5.1 speakers. Tried but got no real defintive answers here :eyes

http://forums.contractoruk.com/technical/24711-speakers.html?highlight=speakers

Any recommendations?

Nah to be honest, I got a denon home surround deal that's more than good enough for me a few years back.

I'd post on that forum (Under speakers) with your requirements and let the audiophiles sort you out.

http://www.avforums.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=45

Xenophon
18th April 2008, 13:27
:spel LCD. Sony

WHS

BoredBloke
18th April 2008, 13:33
I bought What LCD & Plasma when I bought ours. I bought a LG LCD 32 inch one for the bedroom (it's quite a big room). I wasn't too fussed about this one as it won't be watched as often as the one downstairs. This one was about 500 but it is 6 months old now. The one I bought for the lounge was a sharp 42inch one as it scored highly on all the tests and was a 1080p one. It's LCD also and was about 950 6 months ago. It looks great when watching HD on it. Plasma is good for doing true black because LCD uses a big lamp inside. On the big screens plasma had the edge in terms of screen refresh, but that isn't the case now. I watch loads of football on it in HD and it's spot on. LCD use a lot less power than plasma and so give off less heat and they are a lot lighter which is important if you are thinking of putting them on the wall.

gingerjedi
18th April 2008, 13:36
Ditto. By the way I have not got around to getting some decent 5.1 speakers. Tried but got no real defintive answers here :eyes

http://forums.contractoruk.com/technical/24711-speakers.html?highlight=speakers

Any recommendations?

Kef, Mission, B&W all good but pricey.

Just make sure you get a separate amp with good connectivity (HDMI & optical) Pioneer, Sony, Denon etc.

Your best bet is to go to a large independent HiFi shop and listen to a few setups.

Tip: Leave you debit card at home so you don't make any rash decisions!

For TV’s if I was getting a very large screen I’d have gone for Plasma but as 37” was the max my room could realistically take I had to go for LCD.

Ardesco
18th April 2008, 13:39
Pinoeer Kuro without a doubt. Need to make sure you get the true 1920 * 1080 one though:

http://www.redentor.co.uk/pioneer-pdplx5080dt1a-1080p-full-ready-kuro-plasma-p-710.html?osCsid=08c87ee2d3077e5cd598b59a36994b79


I don't believe Panasonic has ever been better than the real Kuro's.

oracleslave
18th April 2008, 13:42
Pinoeer Kuro without a doubt. Need to make sure you get the true 1920 * 1080 one though:

http://www.redentor.co.uk/pioneer-pdplx5080dt1a-1080p-full-ready-kuro-plasma-p-710.html?osCsid=08c87ee2d3077e5cd598b59a36994b79


I don't believe Panasonic has ever been better than the real Kuro's.

£3,243.00 :eek::eek::eek:

scooby
18th April 2008, 13:55
Kef, Mission, B&W all good but pricey.

Just make sure you get a separate amp with good connectivity (HDMI & optical) Pioneer, Sony, Denon etc.

Your best bet is to go to a large independent HiFi shop and listen to a few setups.

Tip: Leave you debit card at home so you don't make any rash decisions!

For TV’s if I was getting a very large screen I’d have gone for Plasma but as 37” was the max my room could realistically take I had to go for LCD.

http://www.eu.onkyo.com/products/product_en_2008_5875566.html was about £399 when i bought one in Jan. excellent bit of kit and upscales everything thats is run through it. 2 HDMI and handles all the HD sound. not many do that. runs great as 5.1 and sets up v easily.

gingerjedi
18th April 2008, 13:58
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!

That way madness lies!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!

You'll be paying £1000 for oxygen free sonically perfect kettle leads before you can say Cap'n Jack...

A few years back I saw some speaker cable advertised at over £14,000 for 2x 3m :freaky:

Just saw some that reportedly cost $55,000 :eek:

The really daft thing is the people who pay that sort of money are typically in their 50's or 60's... the human ear degenerates from about 20, kids with iPods and cheap ear buds are getting a better audio experience.

Audiofools indeed!

Ardesco
18th April 2008, 14:16
£3,243.00 :eek::eek::eek:

You get what you pay for :P

Expensive but blows everything else away.