Has anyone seen any bargain LCD tv's of recent? I'm looking for a 27" or 29" HD ready. Not sure how much i have to spend, thought i'd see whats available atm :crazy:
Hi Hugh is it not a 3 year warranty in Costco as I looked at their TVs, and the warranty is only valid if you remain a Costco member which is £25 a year ?I bought a Philips 32" recently and had some change from £630. Bought from Costco and a good spec. They also do Samsung 23-42" at v.good prices and 5yr+ warranty included!
Hi Hugh is it not a 3 year warranty in Costco as I looked at their TVs, and the warranty is only valid if you remain a Costco member which is £25 a year ?
What model of Philips did you get.
Yes they are very competitively priced, but selection can vary.
Is this the one Hugh with pixel plus
I have 3 Philips LCD TVs ranging from 23" to 37" and I must say I am very pleased with them, The most expensive was the 23" bought a number of years ago, The rest from John Lewis with 5 year warranty & free delivery, all their TVs come with a 5 year warranty, They also do a price promise.
There are some super deals to be had if you shop around, I personally would only buy a well known branded make & one that I had viewed, Argos were doing some good offers recently with selected makes on 3 years warranty, I would not pay for an extended warranty as the cost is prohibitive to my mind, none of mine are wall mounted as I like the flexibility of moving the furniture around with the seasons, I prefer models with a small bezel and no lettering or embellisments at the front.
Very good Spec, The pixel plus makes a big difference, I have this model in 32" got it from John Lewis about Xmas time for £599 I think it was the last one they had as there was a huge demand at that price.Yes I think it is the same as mine - certainly has pixel plus and the glass surround in black. V. pleased thus far - just waiting for High Definition DVD players to drop in price!
Very good Spec, The pixel plus makes a big difference, I have this model in 32" got it from John Lewis about Xmas time for £599 I think it was the last one they had as there was a huge demand at that price.
I'd never heard of Acoustic Solutions until I bought this telly, so I took it as a no-name brand. Yes, I'd heard of Goodmans and Wharfdale, but still see them as being closer in percieved quality to the unbranded stuff than to the likes of Sony, Panasonic and JVC.When I said unbranded marks I was refering to the supermarket cheapies. They may be acceptable but they are not much cheaper than other ones with a known name. Acoustic Solutions,Goodmans,Wharfdale etc I would not class as "unbranded".
I suppose it depends on what you want from the idiot's lantern. I watch a lot of stuff on the mediaplayer which I've ruthlessly compressed with MPEG4. The rest is on Sky (not HD) and freeview, both of which also have hideously noticeable compression artefacts that spoil my enjoyment way before the limitations of the LCD screen become obvious. In a nutshell, unless you're actually playing back from an HD source, there's really no point in being picky about display quality these days because the standard digital broadcast sources are so poor. If we watched more DVDs or had a subscription to Sky HD, then I'm sure my opinion would be different.I agree that most manufacturers use the same panels, but that is only half the "picture" , certain manufactures can use sophisticated electronics to improve the overall clarity etc to improve the picture.
That time can't be too far away, so just keep your fingers crossed that the old one holds outHopefully ours will last long enough until they bring out proper 1080 hd teles in 32" that are less than £500!
Yes that is correct there are very few company's that actually manufacture LCD screens compared to the number that sell them, Nobody manufactures a screen and then dumps it if it does not meet their quality criteria it is passed off down the line to other brands who's criteria is less and so forth until you get to the lower end of the scale as is in all electronics.I have to say I can't fault this Acoustic Solutions one. Not having a branded set to compare it with, I can't say whether the picture's top notch or not, but it seems perfectly good to me. Rumour has it that very few manufacturers actually make their own LCD displays, so your cheapie TV may well have the same panel in it as a much more expensive branded unit.