Questions about an LCD tv and a DVD/VHS combi.

  Armchair 12:19 18 Nov 2007

Buying a tv set and DVD/VHS combi. for my brother for Xmas (who's never actually owned a tv set before!). Won't be using the tv set for gaming.

1) Is this tv set worth buying for £450? Any obvious flaws in it's sepcification?

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2) What exactly is the difference between an HDMI DVD player and a regular DVD player? I've heard of Blu-Ray and HD DVD, but I thought they were completely different formats? What does an HDMI DVD player do that a regular DVD player can't? All the DVD/VHS combis. (not DVD recorders, I don't need to buy one of those) I see are regular DVD players.


  Armchair 13:09 18 Nov 2007

Btw, do VHS tapes display alight on an LCD tv?

  Si_L 00:50 19 Nov 2007

That sounds alright for the money, but the digital switchover is looming, and after we switch your VHS machine will become redundant. Why not look into getting a PVR (Personal Video Recorder) aka DVR (Digital Video Recorder), they are more expensive, but they basically work as a hard drive to record channels onto (sometimes up to 3 at time).

VHS, like the music cassette, has seen its day, and has no place in the future.

The TV is good, also a DVD player is essential, but consider spending the extra money for the better gadget that will still work 2-3 years down the line.

  anchor 13:20 20 Nov 2007

Your link gives the following message:

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In reply to your question: do VHS tapes display alright on an LCD tv?. I can only say that on my wifes mid-size Samsung LCD TV in the bedroom, they were OK.

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