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Which TV?

Can anyone recommend a really good 32" TV for under £300?
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Samsung UE32EH5000 32in Full HD TV - TVs | Ebuyer.com

Cant comment on the actual TV but having had 2 soon to be 3 samsung tv's.
they are great
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Samsung UE32EH5000 32in Full HD TV - TVs | Ebuyer.com

Cant comment on the actual TV but having had 2 soon to be 3 samsung tv's.
they are great
That one is my short list.
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There is a couple here that might help, not LED, but a decent size. Samsung and LG are good, there are comments on the TV's too:

42inch LG FULL HD 1080p tv £299.99 delivered ebuyer express on eBay - Hot UK Deals

Samsung LE40D503 40-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD TV with Freeview £296.10 @ Comet with code - Hot UK Deals

Do you know what to look for in TV's?
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There is a couple here that might help, not LED, but a decent size. Samsung and LG are good, there are comments on the TV's too:

42inch LG FULL HD 1080p tv £299.99 delivered ebuyer express on eBay - Hot UK Deals

Samsung LE40D503 40-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD TV with Freeview £296.10 @ Comet with code - Hot UK Deals

Do you know what to look for in TV's?
They are 42" and 40" respectively, I'm looking for a 32".

Not really, tell me!
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I have a 42" Panasonic plasma in my lounge, I reckon I made a decent choice there.
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Well, In a LCD, there are many options, chief among is the LED versions, these are basically either back lit or side/edge lit, they will make the TV much lighter, thinner and more energy efficient than conventional LCD TV's, contrast is meant to be better to, but it is arguable.

There are also 'SMART' TV's which allow you surf the net, download and run apps (such as skype, FB, Twitter, bbci player etc,) they all differ in the features, but for me, I never use it for that as you tend to just use your phone / tablet / PC for that sort of thing, the apps tend to be quite limited to. Seen one quite near your budget @ £349 (Samsung)

Picture wise, look for full HD which is 1080P, not 1080i or 720P these are known as 'HD Ready' and tend to use component connection rather than HDMI connection.

Bluray plays: 1080P (PS3 to I think?) via HDMI only.
DVD plays : 720P & 1080i via HDMI and component.
Sky plays : 720P & 1080i via HDMI and component (depending on the age of the sky box) Optical for digital surround sound.

Personally avoid HD ready TV's as you won't see many about now

Plasma TV's tend to give much better blacks, something I have found annoying with LCD (even with LED) as they can be 'blotchy / patchy'

Look for connectivity, mainly HDMI connections, the more the better in case you ever upgrade your other kit such as Sound system, DVD, Bluray etc. If you can, find out which connector version they are, early ones can only produce picture rather then both picture and sound.

Speaking for sound, check to make sure they have built in speakers, can handle Dolby digital, and that they have an audio out such as optical or coaxial. Did come across an LG a couple months back with no audio out! (apart from headphones)

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Built in Free-view HD
Wall bracket compatible
Warranty (typically between 3-5 years)

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I don't want a 'smart' TV.

I do want full HD.
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One issue caused by the thin casing the new TVs come in ; there's less space for decent speakers . So budget for a soundbar.
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One issue caused by the thin casing the new TVs come in ; there's less space for decent speakers . So budget for a soundbar.
I'll make do with the built in speakers, it's just for my bedroom.
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In that case make it a mini-bar.
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If its just a bedroom telly any of them will do. They will all have similar features. Freeview HD would be a great + if you can find one in that budget. If you have sky etc. then that doesnt really matter.
I have had a 22" samsung HD ready tv which has done well in gaming etc. just movies lets it down as the blacks are not dark enough so you get a bit of blending in with the actual scene.
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I have a 42" Panasonic plasma in my lounge, I reckon I made a decent choice there.
Panasonic Plasma ......best tv's in the world ! Worked in Curry's for a time had plenty of time to make judgement ......LED (IN YOUR FACE) .....LCD (SATURATED) .......Plasma is sharp and comfortable to watch , colour tone is almost 100% accurate. Sony & Tosh LCD ....your best bet ..I have a smart Sony LCD 32" on the bedroom wall ... this one http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SONY-KDL-3...item43b50134a4 ....not pretty or super skinny ...I paid £400 ........great TV .....sadly you will not find a 32" plasma , not sure why but must be relative to cost..
 
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One of the members on AVF has also recommended the Sony 32CX523. Why is it so good?
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I can see why it has been recommended, plenty of features for the price
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I'd also suggest a Samsung. Nice, reliable sets. We have two and both have been really good. They're also good at auto retuning themselves when the digital services keep swapping channels around. No user intervention required, unlike on some of our other TVs / recorders. Sensible remote controls wth very long battery life. Make sure you get a set with at least 100Hz refresh (I'm not even sure 50Hz is still available).
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One of the members on AVF has also recommended the Sony 32CX523. Why is it so good?
You can stream free porn to it off the web in your bedroom
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One of the members on AVF has also recommended the Sony 32CX523. Why is it so good?
Picture quality is very impressive, best I have seen on a LCD. I use the BBCI player a lot and it works very well. Bear in mind you need to buy the optional wireless dongle for Internet services. User menu is a joy to use as well. You can stream video content from any pc or laptop in the house. Again dongle required. It's around the £50 mark on eBay. Only negative is that this model does not work with Netflix.

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I'm gonna buy the Samsung.
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LG picture is great, but the sound is awful. Doesn't bother me though as I have the sound through my amp.
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I say awful, it's just that you can't really hear the vocals, you turn it up, but still can't hear what's being said very well it's just noisier. It's the same on my parents' LG.
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