My first HD-TV... advice please??

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  1. MIDI_EVIL macrumors 65816

    MIDI_EVIL

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    Well I am looking into getting my first HDTV. Now, primarily it will be used to watch TV and play XBOX 360.

    I was scouring Amazon for around 23"-26" models as that's about the size and cost i'm after.

    Here are a few that I picked up...

    This one below is of more interest to me as i've never heard of Viewpia

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Viewpia-LC-...2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1177751876&sr=1-3


    Sony Bravia:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=138035591&pf_rd_i=560798


    JVC:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/JVC-LT-26DX...e=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1177752310&sr=1-1174

    Any help or advice would be greatly, greatly appreciated.

    Rich.
     
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  3. bimmzy macrumors regular

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    does it have to be a flat screen telly??

    Samsung make 32in crt hdtv WS32Z409TQ

    there are others!
     
  4. Multimedia macrumors 603

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    New 2007 Samsung T Series Are Starting To Reach The Market

    If you want new with latest tech including a third HDMI input on the side, check out the new Samsung T models. The Letter T in their model numbers mean 2007 new. Last year's models are all "S" in the numbers. 2007 contrast ratios are larger than ever and most have 3 HDMI inputs now.
     
  5. MIDI_EVIL thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the tip Multimedia, but can you give me an example of a new 2007 model number?

    Yes i'm looking at flat screen.

    Also, is it worth extra £££ to go to 1080 over just 720?

    It's primarily to play XBOX 360.

    Rich.
     
  6. hvfsl macrumors 68000

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    For me, 1080p is only worth it if you are getting a 40inch or bigger TV.

    Also those TVs you linked to are very over priced. If you can, I would try and get a TV from John Lewis (they will price match any real world shop and have 5 years warranty as standard). But even if you don't buy from them, I would check the TVs out there since they are one of the few stores that sets them up properly so you can do a decent compare.
     
  7. MIDI_EVIL thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Oh wow, that's some really good advice.

    Thank you!

    Do you have a model to recommend?

    Rich.
     
  8. zioxide macrumors 603

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    Get a Sony BRAVIA. I have a 26'' one, got it from B&H for $699, and the picture is amazing. Sony definitely makes the best HDTVs.
     
  9. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    FWIW, I have a Sony LCD tv, and very happy with it. I would suggest the Sony.
     

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