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I cannot make up my mind on which TV to get out of these two (btw its going to be wall mounted):

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

Which do I choose, is the £400 extra worth it? From what I read, here is the pros and cons from both:

Sony X2000
Pros: Design; build quality; level of options; fantastic picture quality with HD.
Cons: Standard-def picture not exactly stunning

Samsung F71
Pros: 1080p resolution; seamless design; hi-def connectivity; photo and MP3 playback; usability; exceptional hi-def performance.
Cons: Single RGB input (I have a DVD player and a set top box ); no integrated Freeview tuner; average standard-definition performance and sound.
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post #2 of 19
Ive had a bad experience with Samsung TV's, not too sure on a 1080p res though, but the samsung i had before was AWFUL compared to my sony.
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I was about to say the opposite! My samsung OWNS my sony hands down...even though it's "only" a 1080i DLP


***EDIT

I think Samsung makes the best DLP's (personal preference)...but the specs on that Sony above look better!
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Yeah, I am just wondering if the extra £400 + £150 (for the black frame) is worth it on the Sony. Because more reviews say it is better, but I have not seen many Samsung reviews.

Thing is we still watch standard def TV too via Cable set top box and have a DVD player, but the Samsung only has one RGB-Enabled Scart, so I cant have the DVD and cable up at the same time, so I dunno what to do.

The samsung scored 8.4 from cnet
The sony scored 9.0 from cnet

Edit: Oh and I mite be picking up either a samsung/panasonic/sony blu-ray player next year. Or a PS3.
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You've got 3 RGB Scart's on the Sony, and 2 HDMI's...much more connectivity (but I don't know if it justifies the higher expense)
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Regarding the sony you say that it will be wall mounted so why do you need the swivel stand? I don't see how that is a con to take into consideration
    
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samsung make the best DLPs i hear...
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Originally Posted by Niko-Time View Post
Regarding the sony you say that it will be wall mounted so why do you need the swivel stand? I don't see how that is a con to take into consideration
Thats just pasted from CNET, I guess I can take it out.
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Ok, the extra inputs are a non-issue, given the large discount to be had with the samsung:

http://www.gefen.com/

Now, it seems that both those TV's are LCD TVs... personally, I think plasma would be a better bet. LCD TVs' have poor blacks, no matter how you do it. You'll eventually find this annoying.

1080p is nice, but you brits are hardly on the cutting edge (I'm half british and went to Oxford over the summer)... I don't think it's time to take the 1080p plunge, unless you're buying a DLP based telly.

There are some nice Plasma offerings from Panasonic and Pioneer, the latter being more expensive I suspect.... I also think that you need at least 50" for plasma screens to have 1080p resolution.

Think of it this way: if you plan on changing TV's within the next 5 years, and will mainly watch 720p or 480p (HD and EDTV) than you're best off without the extra definiton of 1080p, because of scailing artifacts.

I've really researched this matter quite thoroughly and am sure that a plasma is the best bet for you, DLP technology not being very common at your local Dixons or wherever.

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post #10 of 19
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Thanks for the input jimmy. So with that site, I could buy a converter for my 2xScarts?

Also about not have 1080p, like I said I probably will get a blu-ray or PS3 next year, so I thought it would be best to go for 1080p yes?
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