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#522802 - 24th May 2011 7:28am gonna buy a new tv
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hi all, i am about to buy a new tv for the missus and am a bit confused by all these different types.it will be wall mounted but can someone explain the difference between plasma,led,and lcd.which is better and why,have seen a 46" lcd for 399 which seems a good deal.

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#522817 - 24th May 2011 8:43am Re: gonna buy a new tv [Re: phalinmegob]
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If you're going to go higher than 40" I think most shops would point you towards a plasma screen. The picture quality is better on plasma tv's (better color, refresh rates, etc) than lcd's but you can only get plasma at 42"+ I think. Plus they cost more.

This site might have some cheaper prices for you. Also measure before you buy, anything above 40" usually looks hideous in terms of how much space they take up in the room.
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#522818 - 24th May 2011 8:44am Re: gonna buy a new tv [Re: phalinmegob]
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LED is what's used to 'backlight' the screen, Plasmas use more electric and act like heaters so not good in the summer, LCD are limited in screen size.
Go for LCD unless your brewsted to buy a top plasma.

While we are on the subject I need a screen for a 50" Pioneer plasma, model number PDP-LX5090 and before you all say 'it's not worth fixing' it's a 3000 tv. http://www.pioneer.eu/uk/products/archive/PDP-LX5090/index.html
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#522820 - 24th May 2011 8:50am Re: gonna buy a new tv [Re: _Ste_]
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#522850 - 24th May 2011 10:30am Re: gonna buy a new tv [Re: _Ste_]
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Originally Posted By: _Ste_
'it's not worth fixing'


This. Buy an 8" black & white, they are all the range tease
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#522871 - 24th May 2011 11:38am Re: gonna buy a new tv [Re: ex0__]
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Originally Posted By: ex0__
Originally Posted By: _Ste_
'it's not worth fixing'


This. Buy an 8" black & white, they are all the range tease


Aye, at least they survive the wrath of the 'wii' remote laugh
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#522887 - 24th May 2011 11:54am Re: gonna buy a new tv [Re: phalinmegob]
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Having had a 42" Plasma and now on a 42" LED I would say the LED gives a brighter clearer picture and is also a lot cooler and also just 40mm thick. Excellent for hanging on the wall.
Samsung makes the best screens as these are also fitted in the Sony Bravia just with the Sony engine driving the picture is better but more expensive.
I cannot fault the 3 Samsungs in our house especially the kids 3D ones.

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#522892 - 24th May 2011 12:10pm Re: gonna buy a new tv [Re: phalinmegob]
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withthat we have a samsung LCD in the bedroom, perfect quality for the money and bright picture, never had a problem with it.

Plasmas can be better but only if your willing to pay top dollar.
I've had both, downside to LCD is the limited size. Plasmas take more of a beating though, ie if the screen gets hit, out of the two the LCD would break first. smile
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#522954 - 24th May 2011 3:24pm Re: gonna buy a new tv [Re: phalinmegob]
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toshiba on cheshire oaks has an 40 inch lcd tv for 269 with usb to watch movis off memory sticks.

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#522956 - 24th May 2011 3:36pm Re: gonna buy a new tv [Re: phalinmegob]
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Thanks wheels for the heads up.
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#522977 - 24th May 2011 4:25pm Re: gonna buy a new tv [Re: phalinmegob]
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Don't buy 40", put the extra couple of quid to it and get a 42" as they're more popular. Panasonic are a good make but you also pay for the quality, panasonic are the leftover bits of Technics.
Also as your buying new make sure you get full HD and more than 1 HDMI socket as it's a pain swapping them when you wanna play on console or watch blu-ray.
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#522982 - 24th May 2011 4:34pm Re: gonna buy a new tv [Re: phalinmegob]
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Thanks Ste,in no rush for one just keeping my eye out for a bargain.
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#522985 - 24th May 2011 4:36pm Re: gonna buy a new tv [Re: _Ste_]
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Originally Posted By: _Ste_
Also as your buying new make sure you get full HD and more than 1 HDMI socket as it's a pain swapping them when you wanna play on console or watch blu-ray.


Unless you've got a PS3 ... laugh
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#523007 - 24th May 2011 5:17pm Re: gonna buy a new tv [Re: phalinmegob]
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thanks for that,probably gonna go for the 46" lcd from argos

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#523010 - 24th May 2011 5:29pm Re: gonna buy a new tv [Re: phalinmegob]
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i bought a 52" samsung cos my mate has a 50" one so abviously i had to go one better and my missus said "2 inches won't make a difference"

i replied "you wouldn't be saying that if i had 2 inches extra" laffin

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