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Okay, we need a TV for our living room downstairs. I was thinking 40" HDTV, so I instantly thought Sony, Samsung etc... This is where it is becoming a problem. I don't know which make to choose. I dont want to spend a lot of money for a TV, and find out its £500 cheaper for the same specs on a different make.

So anyone got a good TV's they know, although TV/DVD at the moment doesnt support 1080p I think it will be better in the long run yes?.

I originally thought these:

Sony Bravia X 40" 1080p 7000:1 Dynamic (8ms)
- Around £2000
Samsung 40" F71 1080p 6000:1 Dynamic (8ms) - Around £1600
Anymore?

Also this is going to be wall mounted, thats why I need the design to look like a picture frame, otherwise I cant wallmount (which is a must for you know who )

Thanks.

Also on the sony it says 1300:1 contrast BUT also says "7000:1 dynamic contrast ratio". Whereas on the samsung it says "6000:1 dynamic contrast ratio", should I compare dynamic ratio or standard? Whats the difference?
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Also, what I dont know is if 1080p is worth it for a TV, I am thinking about getting Sky HD with it, but that is only broadcasted in 720p in the UK. Do you think they will eventually broadcast in 1080p in the UK for Sky HD?

The only reason 1080p is worth it is for a Blu-ray/HD-DVD player which we dont have (yet).
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