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Need a new hd tv, under 900 quid, would like with stand if poss and must be 32" +

Whats this package like?

http://www.dixons.co.uk/martprd/store/dix_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@1949145178.1157904558@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccchaddikkjkfefcflgceggdhhmdfhm.0&page=Product&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null&sku=472382&category_oid=
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or this

http://www.dixons.co.uk/martprd/store/dix_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@1949145178.1157904558@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccchaddikkjkfefcflgceggdhhmdfhm.0&page=Product&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null&sku=222539&category_oid=
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if you have a convenient place, go for the second one
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They samsung crt's haven't had very good reviews.
The samsung dave and Nath have got should be well under 900 quid.
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whats better an LCD or CRT? space isnt a problem for either?
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LCD
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quote:
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They samsung crt's haven't had very good reviews.
The samsung dave and Nath have got should be well under 900 quid.


Indeed.

Steve check here, this is where I got mine and it hasn't let me down, in fact I love it:

http://www.kelkoo.be-direct.co.uk/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid=SAM-LE32R74BDX&SID=6ea7c20d3379ab6d5206a9076d2ccb2b
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Very cheap now.
Tempted to buy one.
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might go for that lcd one, and get the stand on offer
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Mine hangs on the wall, looks every so ace
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Go for the Samsung R7, you wont be dissapointed
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quote:
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LCD


Not really. CRTs offer better picture quality is every area expect refresh rate over and LCD. The only downside is CRT are massive and very very heavy, LCD are slim, small and light and come in larger sizes, LCDs also use alot less power than CRTs use.

But in terms of picture quality, the CRT is better, and on a HD signal, the lead the CRT has would grow even more due to the progressive signal (assuming you use 720p of course).

To be honest, if i was buying a TV now i'd buy an LCD, but CRTs still have slightly better picture quality.
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Just remember you really do get what you pay for with these things, personally I'd fork out a bit more and go for a trusted brand name!
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quote:
Originally posted by Nath
Mine hangs on the wall, looks every so ace


I'm wanting to do this...PICS
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2 peoeple wither differing views, so which is better lcd or crt? im talking about pic quality only
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steve, why not buy a DLP HD projector? or is it for normal use you are looking?...and yes, LCD is better

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is that a fact abdus?
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CRT's are not better.
The only possible thing CRT's still have going for them is contrast and brightness.
Which lcd's are catching up on.
The resolution and all the other benefits far outweigh the colour of the blacks.

ww.avforums.com steve.
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quote:
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CRT's are not better.
The only possible thing CRT's still have going for them is contrast and brightness.
Which lcd's are catching up on.
The resolution and all the other benefits far outweigh the colour of the blacks.

ww.avforums.com steve.


The resolution on a HD ready CRT and a HD ready LCD is EXACTLY the same, so thats out of the window. Some LCD are only 6 bit pannels instead of 8bit (like CRTs are). LCDs also suffer pixel response issue and contrast issues (whihc are getting better yes, but still dont match CRTs) then theres input lag, which mostly effects LCDs for PCs but can still effect LCDs if you use one to play a console or something.

If you spend 1500-2000 on an LCD you'll get one close enough to CRT quality that you probably wouldnt noitce the difference much, but on cheaper pannel it will be clear. To be honest it depends how much you notice the quality diffenece. Some people wont noitce it much, but other will. I spent 690 on a 24inch Dell 2405FPW LCD monitor for my pc and i can even see where this falls down against my old 95 19inch CRT monitor.
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Buying a CRT now would be taking a step backwards imo.

And as for CRTs having a better HD picture than an LCD when fed an HD signal...... naa

My Sony Bravia has excellent brightness and contrast and the ability to tweak so i get the best picture. The viewing angle is also superb. I'm able to view it from an extremely acute angle and still see the whole picture with no dark areas.

I agree cheap LCD panels can be awful. But the Samsung range offers brilliant picture quality which you can't beat for the price.

Only area where LCDs fall down on is SD quality. This is improving all the time though.
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we are getting in HD LCD's/Plasmas that are around 6-12months ahead of those in the UK, and they are still blatently behind CRT's in terms of picture quality
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if you buy a CRT now you are stupid.
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I've been looking at getting a HD LCD, think I've made my mind up now and am going for the Samsung R7 32".

I was gonna get a Samsung DVD home cinema kit for 200 as well but after seeing the other post about Test Drive Unlimited, I'm tempted to go for a Xbox 360 instead!
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quote:
Originally posted by Cybermonkey
we are getting in HD LCD's/Plasmas that are around 6-12months ahead of those in the UK, and they are still blatently behind CRT's in terms of picture quality


for Standard Definition signals yes, I'd agree.
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quote:
Originally posted by John
LCD


Not for SD broadcasts they ain't.

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