New TV

  bapiow 15:46 28 Jun 2006

Buying a new TV, old CRT broken.

Any opinions or advice on these three.

Samsung LE32R74BDX LCD HD Ready Digital Television, 32 Inch

Sony Bravia KDL32S2010 LCD HD Ready Digital Television, 32 Inch

Toshiba Regza 32 WLT66 LCD HD Ready Digital Television, 32 Inch

  johnnyrocker 23:45 29 Jun 2006

go for the toshiba.


  Crash 00:35 30 Jun 2006

All three are really good tvs. I have both samsung and toshiba LCD tvs and they are both equally as good. The Sony one is actually probably made by samsung as they made most if not all sony lcds

  Carafaraday 12:41 27 Oct 2006

Can I ask which one you actually ended up buying - and whether you were pleased with it?

  Dizzy Bob 13:56 27 Oct 2006

Samsung every time for me.

The sony bravia's use LG panels i believe.

We have a 40" bravia, and a 40" samsung set up to each other at work, and the samsung knocks spots off the sony.

I prefer the black surround too, but that's just me!!!


  Stuartli 14:43 27 Oct 2006

Samsung set are excellent but, equally so, are those from Toshiba.

  Carafaraday 14:53 27 Oct 2006

Could you tell me what an LG panel is?

  namtas 15:10 27 Oct 2006

Panasonic or Sony were recommended to me, but I suppose you can get biased if have good service from particular make anyway that is Panasonic for me

  Stuartli 17:47 27 Oct 2006

>>Could you tell me what an LG panel is?>>

Its the panel itself which are manufactured by a comparatively small number of companies - LG (Lucky Goldstar) has a manufacturing partnership with Philips to produce such panels.

Other manufacturers buy the panels off such companies for their own sets.

In the case of CRT tubes it was very similar, TV set producers often/usually buying their tubes from specialist manufacturers.

Sony's patented Trinitron tube was manufactured under licence by Mitsubishi as Diamondtron tubes.

  Carafaraday 18:20 27 Oct 2006

Stuartli, thanks. Could you tell me whether an LG panel is what I should aim for? Is there any advantage in having one rather than another? You will realise that I really haven't a clue about tvs - our old faithful (first colour tv we bought) is now 26 years old and has done us proud but we feel it's time we joined the 21st century!

  Stuartli 00:14 28 Oct 2006

The standard answer is to actually see each brand of television operating on a normal/HD TV transmission rather than a demo disk version.

You wouldn't buy a new car without an extensive road test and the same applies to a television set that's going to be in your home for several years.

However, my best mate, who runs an independent audio/video/appliances outlet, sticks to the reliable key brands such as Samsung, Panasonic and Toshiba both for customer satisfaction and reliability.

He does sell LG and some Philips models (the Pixel Plus plasma sets produce excellent displays), but would recommend the models I mentioned earlier overall.

A happy customer not only returns in the future but also recommends the outlet to friends and family....:-)

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