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Re: What TV to Buy
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2008, 09:24:21 AM »
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A house not too far away from mine went up in the flames a few weeks back.  Cause = the plasma TV!!

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Re: What TV to Buy
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2008, 09:29:04 AM »
Did they leave it on all night?

No they weren't in the house, it was an afternoon & the TV was on standby

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Re: What TV to Buy
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2008, 02:17:00 PM »
Did they leave it on all night?

No they weren't in the house, it was an afternoon & the TV was on standby
And usually there would be a DVD,Hifi,TV,Games Console,Decoder all plugged into the one double socket using double adaptors etc etc..And people then wonder why there is fires  ::)
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Re: What TV to Buy
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2008, 02:23:54 PM »
over 42" and its a plasma,  up to 42" i would go for an LCD. - buy HD ready only

again with most things it all depends on how much you are willing to spend on a TV

most makes are very good, from the Sony, Panny, samsung, LG etc.





Jack black is talking sense here. 42 & under = LCD and 42 & over = Plasma

A 37" Samsung LCD HD ready TV will set you back £539 up north prob works out about 650 yoyo's and it is a cracker TV have one myself (prob blow up now i've praised it ;) :D)
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Re: What TV to Buy
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2008, 03:13:31 PM »
Did they leave it on all night?

No they weren't in the house, it was an afternoon & the TV was on standby


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Re: What TV to Buy
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2008, 05:33:19 PM »
The aul pair have also charged me with getting a new TV (even though I know nothing about them myself).

1) What the feck is the difference in this HD ready / HD enabled craic?
     - Is all TVs on the market noweither HD ready or HD enabled?
     - What's the difference?
     - Is there any way of making a HD ready TV HD enabled down the line?
     - If I get a HD ready/enabled TV but don't subscribe to say Sky HD, will I still get a better picture than a normal TV?

2) I think the TV will be mounted on the wall.
     - It'll be about a foot above a radiator, does that matter?
     - Does it not look very untidy with all the leads for the TV, DVD player etc running up the wall?

3) Someone mentioned something about the terrestial signal being distorted on a LCD/PLasma, is it much worse? I suppose I'll still have RTE on the digital, but as someone says they block out some sports on digital.

If someone took the time out to answer all that I'd be very grateful.

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Re: What TV to Buy
« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2008, 05:52:46 PM »
I'd put a shelf over the rad or better yet one of them radiator covers/enclosures to disperse the rising heat...
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Re: What TV to Buy
« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2008, 06:07:38 PM »
The aul pair have also charged me with getting a new TV (even though I know nothing about them myself).

1) What the feck is the difference in this HD ready / HD enabled craic?
     - Is all TVs on the market noweither HD ready or HD enabled?
     - What's the difference?
     - Is there any way of making a HD ready TV HD enabled down the line?
     - If I get a HD ready/enabled TV but don't subscribe to say Sky HD, will I still get a better picture than a normal TV?

2) I think the TV will be mounted on the wall.
     - It'll be about a foot above a radiator, does that matter?
     - Does it not look very untidy with all the leads for the TV, DVD player etc running up the wall?

3) Someone mentioned something about the terrestial signal being distorted on a LCD/PLasma, is it much worse? I suppose I'll still have RTE on the digital, but as someone says they block out some sports on digital.

If someone took the time out to answer all that I'd be very grateful.


It will look messy with all the wires unless you are prepared to do some work.
You can either build the wall out with a stud and new plasterboards and hide all the wires in behind,This works well when the TV is going on a chimney breast as its not a good idea to chase into the block work on a chimney
This brings me then to the second option which might suit you as its obviously not a chimney wall as you have a rad on it,You could chase the wall to hide the scart leads etc and get it plastered up,and also get a Electrician to wire a socket behind the TV which will reduce the amount of wires needed to chase into the wall..
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Re: What TV to Buy
« Reply #23 on: December 30, 2008, 07:21:43 PM »
Thinking of getting a Sony KDL-40V4000 - 40" Widescreen 1080P Full HD Bravia LCD TV in the January.

Anyone have one of the these and if so, what are they like?




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Re: What TV to Buy
« Reply #24 on: December 30, 2008, 07:35:26 PM »
The aul pair have also charged me with getting a new TV (even though I know nothing about them myself).

1) What the feck is the difference in this HD ready / HD enabled craic?
     - Is all TVs on the market noweither HD ready or HD enabled?
     - What's the difference?
     - Is there any way of making a HD ready TV HD enabled down the line?
     - If I get a HD ready/enabled TV but don't subscribe to say Sky HD, will I still get a better picture than a normal TV?

2) I think the TV will be mounted on the wall.
     - It'll be about a foot above a radiator, does that matter?
     - Does it not look very untidy with all the leads for the TV, DVD player etc running up the wall?

3) Someone mentioned something about the terrestial signal being distorted on a LCD/PLasma, is it much worse? I suppose I'll still have RTE on the digital, but as someone says they block out some sports on digital.

If someone took the time out to answer all that I'd be very grateful.


Try reading this thread on more or less the same subject from another website.

http://forum.planet-rugby.com/index.php?t=msg&th=142232&prevloaded=1&&start=0

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Re: What TV to Buy
« Reply #25 on: December 30, 2008, 08:11:48 PM »
I just bought this bad boy on Sunday for my bedroom...

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5293678/Trail/searchtext%3ESAMSUNG+TV.htm

And I love it!! Think its great, love playing the ps3 on it...

42 would have been too big for my bedroom, 32 is big but just right...

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Re: What TV to Buy
« Reply #26 on: December 30, 2008, 08:16:45 PM »
was the opinion on this sony Bravia that sainsburys have reduced by £150?

Now £349.99, was £499.99
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KDL32L4000

seems too good to be true?
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Re: What TV to Buy
« Reply #27 on: February 09, 2009, 09:57:18 AM »
Recently invested in a new HD TV. Somebody told me that you can get a HD cable for £30 which would mean you could view HD channels without the need for a SKY HD box(and further subscriptions), anybody know, have I been misinformed?

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Re: What TV to Buy
« Reply #28 on: February 09, 2009, 10:12:52 AM »
Do not spend £30 on a HDMI cable.  It doesnt matter if you buy one for £1 or one for £120.  They do the exact same thing.

The picture will be better when you connect a HDMI cable to your existing box and watch it but it will not be braodcast in HD.  The only way you will be able to watch HD channels will be to get the HD subscription from sky, with the HDMI cable into your HD tv.


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Re: What TV to Buy
« Reply #29 on: February 09, 2009, 10:16:22 AM »
Recently invested in a new HD TV. Somebody told me that you can get a HD cable for £30 which would mean you could view HD channels without the need for a SKY HD box(and further subscriptions), anybody know, have I been misinformed?

As Muzz says, they are all made in the same Asian sweatshop. Dont be listening to those clowns at Currys/PC World etc. They will try and sell you one for £60
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