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Please help! LCD TV

Postby fanny168 » Tue, 14 Oct 2008 11:16 am

I m looking for 37" or 40" LCD TV but they are so many brand in the market. Really hard to decide which one is the best. Sumsung, Philips, Sony, LG, Pioneer.......

The promoters in the best denki & harvey norman are mostly recommend sumsung brand than other brand. but they unable to connect the tv to normal channel which i cannt see the result at all (in term of clearness). i m worried of paying so much for something that not i want.

Can someone sharing your views? Thanks!

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Postby durain » Tue, 14 Oct 2008 4:07 pm

if you want the best of the best, then look no further than a pioneer KURO. it's not LCD but plasma. the pioneer KURO has been getting top marks in reviews. second is a panasonic VIERA.

dont really know which is the best of the best for LCD as there are many brands and models to choice from. you will have to demo them and decide on your own.

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Postby QRM » Tue, 14 Oct 2008 6:04 pm

Buy the what hifi mag there is a list of all the current recomended TVs.

I just bought a samsung, having looked at all the others it was the best value for money, and came with a free blueray player, plus it was one of the recommended TV in the mag.

The big advantage is the samsung Blue ray player talks to the TV so it automatically fires up the TV and selects the correct input etc. so far very happy with it.

Kuro is nice but at a price!!

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Postby defredey » Thu, 23 Oct 2008 1:57 am

Hello friends, I guess this has become a hot topic now as I have come across other places too where people seem to be confused in choosing the right brand for themselves. As Duarin suggested about the Plasma I just wanted to know if these are suited for the long run, I read somewhere Plasma TVs actually lack the kind of resources making them vulnerable to problems. With that price we surely need to think thousand times. So what do you say?

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Postby durain » Thu, 23 Oct 2008 3:18 am

there's no winner in the LCD vs plasma war. all depends on which one you like or how your eyes tell you. there is a "shelf life" for LCD, plasma and even CRT but hey, look at CRT, the old timer are still around and for many years to come. even if a screen last for 50 years, you will probably get rid of it before then and move on to newer technology like OLED, etc.

for plasma, pioneer and panasonic are the forefront in plasma technology. the pioneer is so good that their HD Ready plasma can rival the best of the best FULL HD LCD from any brand in a blind test.

when buying a screen, buyer got to ask if they need all the goodies that comes with it. do you really need FULL HD? 10 HDMI? SD Card support? DVI? display port? if money no object, then worries but if on a tight budget, the choice is not easy.

me? i got a LCD. just in case you think i am bias to plasma. :)

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Postby taxico » Thu, 23 Oct 2008 4:28 am

the colors in a plasma screen is better... but they don't make 'em small, good and cheap... any last gen LCD tv will do if you're not fussy.

unless you're playing lotsa games or a serious home theater freak, there isn't even a -real- need for full HD (so you save what, SG$500?).

i'd just go with a good deal ($/freebies) on any japanese/korean brand with a 3 year warranty and be happy.

AS ALWAYS, NEVER BE AFRAID TO SHOP AROUND/HAGGLE/COMPARE QUOTES!

also demand for further discounts, gift vouchers, extended warranty, dvd players, HDMI cables, blah.

oooh. i love shopping for toys!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 23 Oct 2008 1:42 pm

Well, I will be taking possession of a brand new 42" Pioneer KURO this Saturday along with a bundled Pioneer Home Theater system to match. I didn't opt for the Pioneer DVD recorder as I do see much on TV that worth recording anyway.

The picture on the KURO is nothing short of phenomenal to say the least. It hands down is better that most LCD's with full HD that I've seen. The energy saving measures are pretty sharp as well. I'm pretty happy with the bundle I got. Will give more feedback after installation and some in situ testing.

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Postby sierra2469alpha » Thu, 23 Oct 2008 2:09 pm

I'm still swearing on the 2008 Sony XBR 42" - BluRay and standard def. DVD is truly AWESOME. PS. You can't get the XBR here.

Out of interest, what's the KURO 42" worth, roughly?

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Postby QRM » Thu, 23 Oct 2008 9:06 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Well, I will be taking possession of a brand new 42" Pioneer KURO this Saturday along with a bundled Pioneer Home Theater system to match. I didn't opt for the Pioneer DVD recorder as I do see much on TV that worth recording anyway.

The picture on the KURO is nothing short of phenomenal to say the least. It hands down is better that most LCD's with full HD that I've seen. The energy saving measures are pretty sharp as well. I'm pretty happy with the bundle I got. Will give more feedback after installation and some in situ testing.


Kuro.. good to see SMS is not letting the crisis get him down, do as Warren Buffet says, be scared when people are greedy, be greedy when people are scared :lol:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 23 Oct 2008 9:52 pm

Nah, I reckon live dangerously. If I'm gonna go down I may as well go down in style! Around 2600 clams including the Home theater system. Could have bought a Samsung Full HD for about the same but I looked at them several times and I just have a problem with fast action and LCD screens. Really gives my eyes fits after a while. As I take my lunch to work and rarely ever drink anymore, that cover the bill pretty good. Nice trade-off I think. Course I dont watch it that much but the rest of the family will give it a workout. Just got to get rid of my CRT unit that's only about 5 years old now.

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Postby durain » Thu, 23 Oct 2008 11:36 pm

KURO is an excellent choice. no need to compare with any other LCD or plasma. :)

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Postby taxico » Fri, 24 Oct 2008 8:07 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Nice trade-off I think. Course I dont watch it that much but the rest of the family will give it a workout. Just got to get rid of my CRT unit that's only about 5 years old now.


whao whao whao... where's that spare key to your place, eh!!

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Postby lowjason » Tue, 16 Dec 2008 7:32 pm

Normally when people look for TV, the budget always come first, warranty period second, brand third.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 16 Dec 2008 10:33 pm

Jason,

You would be well advised to read your PM's. If you add back in the multiple spam hyperlinks into your signature again, I will lock your account. Capisce?

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Postby danialgoh » Sun, 04 Jan 2009 12:38 am

Just a word of advise. Do not be taken in by those promoters at Harvey Norman and Best Denki. They do what they do best. Promote. I have a friend working at XXX and he told me that someone from a particular brand will pay him money just to push the product, for example Brand X.

There are many brands at these retail outlets. An unfair advantage would be in the form of cash paid to these promoters to help promote their products.

What I am trying to say is, if you really like Samsung and reviews are good, go for it. But some folks here did mention other good brands and its worth to consider as well.

Cheers...


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