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TV recommendations?

I'm probably going to buy a new TV in the near future - has anyone got any recommendations, please (manufacturer/model & retailer)?

I'll be looking for a 32-37 inch LCD or Plasma.

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I'm probably going to buy a new TV in the near future - has anyone got any recommendations, please (manufacturer/model & retailer)?

I'll be looking for a 32-37 inch LCD or Plasma.

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Depends on your budget but Plasma is better quality than LCD.

I personally would recommend Panasonic or Sony.

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Depends on your budget but Plasma is better quality than LCD.
Budget up to 500.

Isn't there an issue with screen burn with plasma?

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Budget up to 500.

Isn't there an issue with screen burn with plasma?

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I have a 42" Panasonic Viera Plasma set and it has a screen saver that kicks in after 30 mins (IIRC). I haven't had any issues at all with my set and they now come with a 5 year warranty. Take a look here: Panasonic TX-P37X10

My son has a 47" LCD Sony and the quality is noticeably inferior to my Panasonic.


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Re: TV recommendations?

Just to add, there's one on Amazon (new under the new and used) for 440
Amazon - TX-P37X10B Amazon - TX-P37X10B



but then I am biased towards Panasonic


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Just to add, there's one on Amazon (new under the new and used) for 440 Amazon - TX-P37X10B

but then I am biased towards Panasonic
Hmm, tempting! I also have a lot of regard for Panasonic stuff.

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My son has a 47" LCD Sony and the quality is noticeably inferior to my Panasonic.
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I absolutely agree ... I have the Panasonic 37 Viera and the resolution is absolutely brilliant. The quality is also top notch ... the price well that's another issue,but you dooo get what you pay for. So much so that 3 friends have bought identical TV's on the strength of seeing mine .... Hmmm poerhaps I should contact Panasonic for some discount


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I have the Sony 46" Bravia LCD TV, KDL-46W5500 in my photography classroom and the Samsung 40" LCD TV - LE40B535 Full HD at home. The first one was suppose to be the good one, but half the price and lots easier to use, the quality of the Samsung makes me recommend it as an excellent TV for showing photographs.
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Re: TV recommendations?

I'm very happy with my Toshiba 32" LCD, but if I were in the market for a new one, I'd definitely go for an LED TV. A startling difference if you see the three types together!
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Re: TV recommendations?

I also have a Panasonic Plasma a TXP42V10 so out of your size and budget however it is rather good for slide shows, you can put an SD card into the TV and it will show the images as a slide show (not very clever in terms of sorting by name) - only by date or sequence the images were copied to the SD card. It is also very good using a DVI to HDMI cable to get the laptop to display the full screen in good detail so you can use the computer based slide show programs to display images as well as teaching viewers how to suck eggs re spreadsheets, use of Photoshop etc without have to look over your shoulder.
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After a lot of research Santa ( Mrs Claus) got me a Panasonic and I too would recommend it.
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Re: TV recommendations?

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The Plasma screens are far superior to the LCD screens but have a look at the LED screens. Not yet up to Plasma standard but superior to the LCD. I have a Samsung 8000 series with an optional wireless network adaptor fitted.
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Re: TV recommendations?

Thanks for the replies so far.

I'm starting to go off the idea of a plasma TV - the power consumption seems very high on them. I'll start looking into LED.

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The Plasma screens are far superior to the LCD screens but have a look at the LED screens. Not yet up to Plasma standard but superior to the LCD. I have a Samsung 8000 series with an optional wireless network adaptor fitted.
LED screens are LCD - it's just the backlight that is different (usually dozens of very thin fluorescent tubes, and now replaced by white LEDs). Some LED TVs have variable illumination of the LCD based on the brightness of the area in real time covered by the LEDs, so you should see enhanced dynamic range (darker blacks and clearer highlights).

Organic LED (OLED) is different, as the tiny OLED light sources actually form the colour image, so there is no backlight - it's a true 'emissive' display with very high contrast ratios and dnamic range, as well as virtually no fall off at extreme viewing angles. OLED panels are still relatively small and very expensive, but I predict we will see more of these on cameras in the near future!

Plasma screens consume more power than a standard Fl back-lit LCD TV when the image is bright, but less if the image is dark, or black. Panasonic says it averages out to be fairly similar to traditional LCD, but of course LED lit LCD panels are more economical than either.

We have just received a new Samsung 40 inch LCD to replace a faulty older model. It's an LE40B550. I'm very pleased with it and it can be bought for around 500 or a little less. You won't get an LED model for anywhere near that price, though you probably could get a 500 42 inch plasma.

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The Plasma screens are far superior to the LCD screens but have a look at the LED screens. Not yet up to Plasma standard but superior to the LCD. I have a Samsung 8000 series with an optional wireless network adaptor fitted.
Plasma was a lot better than LCD up to a couple of years ago, but the better LCDs are now very good. Back to back with a plasma, LCD still loses out, but the difference is not critical any more, in my view.

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