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    £350 new tv?

    Parents looking at buying a new tv for around £350
    They want something no smaller than 32" and no bigger than 37"
    I've been having a look around. Just wondered if any of you nice edugeekers had some suggestions

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
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    Thanks. I will look.
    Have been looking at this one and struggling to find one that can match or better it for the price
    Samsung UE32C5100 32-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p 50Hz: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

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    Ok but can you see any that are as good as the one i mentioned above and roughly the same price?

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    There's usually something cropping up on HotUKDeals - Deals, Discounts & Voucher Codes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jawloms View Post
    There's usually something cropping up on HotUKDeals - Deals, Discounts & Voucher Codes
    Thanks. Will have a look.

    Just seen this one as well
    Samsung UE32D5000 32-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

    Need see which is better that looks quite good.
    I see some tvs state they have rj45 ports. Does this mean you can get internet on the tv?

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    I got the LG 32LD490, it plays from usb and network with upnp/dnla, I use mediatomb. plays most avis, and about 50% of mkvs work properly, usually they cut out at some point during the file. Also does iplayer.

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    Taking a look at the LG. One thing i've noticed straight away is that this is a lcd screen wheres the samsung is LED. Led is generally better, right?

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    Avoid Sony at the moment. Apparently the recent Brava range is terrible.

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    The LG looks quite good, it's bigger in size, but it's not LED and it seems to lack a few features that others have such as built in HD freeview and internet. I found a Sony that looks kinda nice as well. I will have to read some reviews to see what people are saying about Sony at the moment.
    Here's what I have so far

    Samsung UE32C5100
    Samsung UE32C5100 32-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p 50Hz: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics


    Samsung UE32D5000
    Samsung UE32D5000 32-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

    Sony KDL32CX520BU
    Sony KDL32CX520BU 32-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

    LG / 37LE4500
    http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/-/3097/2364/-/17744781/LG-37LE4500-37-Inch-Full-HD-1080p-Freeview-LED-TV/Product.html?source=9593&_$ja=tsid:11853|prd:78888

    I'm still confused if the Samsung tv's can access the internet (Iplayer etc) like the sony one.

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    @ihaveaproblem:

    Have a look in Tesco at the varied selection especially the Technika brand, i have just purchased the 42" LCD model for £325 and I am sure they do the 32" for £199 and they may do a 37" for a little extra.

    The performance and sound from them is excellent with freeview HD built in along with network interface and many other inputs. excellent value for money.

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    How about nearly new,a 37" 1080P Bravia (last years model) at £250! as spotted on hotdeals...

    This is last years model, I think better liked than this years, it's got 4x hdmi and usb multimedia capabilities.

    spend the £100 change on a new bluray player or upgrade your sky for a year!
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    LED/ LCD is the same thing. LED is just the type of lighting on tv (usually side lit), and just LCD is only style lighting by tubes at the back.

    There are problems with every type of TV, LED/ LCD the older LCDs and the Plasmas. LED/ LCDs are thinner, lighter and use less energy, however suffer from problem getting really dark areas to work (especially next to a lighter patch), but give a better contrast in general and use less Energy.
    LCDs are similar to the LED/ LCDs (its in the name) but are bigger, use more energy and again have problems with some darker patches, as they cannot be dimmed properly.
    Plasma TVs, are meant to be better at getting "true" colours but are bigger and heavier then both and can struggle with fast moving objects, also not as many manufacturers anymore and you have to watch the number of pixels on them (a alot still arent full 1080p). They also need more energy.

    Decide what is most important to your parents, then find a TV then look for reviews of it. I have bought a TV recently and you find that 1 model in a range can suffer from some problems whereas, the lower or higher one didnt, thats technology for you!

    If your interested I opted for the now "out of date" technology of Plasma, because I simply didnt like the colour on the LED/ LCDs when they were displaying darker images (a lot of light bleed to). My decision was based on what I want it for, it doesnt have a VGA input, well I didnt want one, it only have 1 SCART, some people want or even need more.

    If your parents are happy with an older model, i.e the 2010 range, then go to Richer Sounds, they sell them cheap and if you want a warranty its 10% of purchase price for 5 years. Much better then Curries and Comet and the like (about £200). Consider if you need a warranty to, LED/ LCDs shouldnt really break, how often does a computer monitor break? PLasmas however I have heard can decide after 2 years that they are in fact broken, hence the warranty maybe better.



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