Help us choose a new TV...

Soldato
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Hello all.

First post in here so go gentle with me. ;)

Right, my dad is after a new TV to replace our trusty old Toshiba model. He's prepared to spend £1000-£1200. I've looked at a few myself but to be honest i'm not to sure who's best, the differences in HD resolutions, etc. Any help would be most appreciated.

We already have a sky subscription so whether it has a tuner is neither here nor there.

Models i've looked at:

*Samsung LE37R41B 37" HD Ready LCD TV - £1153.99
*Also an LG which my dad was looking at, model number escapes me at the moment but that was 37" and about £1000

And slightly over:
*Samsung LE40R51B 40" HD Ready LCD TV - £1254.98


Any help on choosing a new TV would be most appreciated. Especially if we can find one before the world cup starts. ;) :D
 
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Samsung and LG are the best around for price/performance, the fact you've already narrowed it down to those means you don't really need any help - just go with personal preference.

They all have the required connectivity and resolutions for HD.
 
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Be careful with the LG, there are bad reviews for the 32" version of the Z55 set, so have a good/careful look at the 37" one if you're considering it. There are

http://www.homecinemachoice.com/cgi-bin/displayreview.php?reviewid=6693
http://www.homecinemachoice.com/cgi-bin/displayreview.php?reviewid=6625

I'd steer clear of the Samsung LEXX41 as that's been superseded with the LEXX74B series.

Have a look round the avforum, there's some good info there http://www.avforums.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=155
 
Soldato
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Thanks for the links and help people. I'm off now to start reading, theres a whole lot of info to get through. lol! :D

I'll be a av professional by tonight, haha! :cool:

Thanks again. :)
 
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I have the LG 55 and it's superb. I don't know about sound as I use my surround but for the 360 it's great, it suffers from the usual LCD complaints but you have to accept that the pic will never be as good as a CRT. The colours are fantastic, the only thing I dislike is the actual chassis but whatever...
 
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