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Hi smile.gif

My parents are looking at buying a new TV, as their old CRT one is starting to act up really badly as it's so old.

I know nothing about TV's, really, with all this Smart TV/Passive/Non-passive 3D stuff, so I was hoping you could help.

They want a 40 or 42" TV, I'd prefer it to be a Smart TV as that seems to be the trend now although if not and you can justify your reasoning that's fine. Needs to be LED, thin, nice looking, have a great picture and sound. Will have a Sky HD Box, DVD player (possible BluRay player in future) and maybe a console connected to it.

3D would be nice, but I've been told Passive 3D (which seems to be what most are in this price range) is rubbish compared to full 3D, but 3D isn't essential, although I'd still like to know the difference.

It has to last a good few years, so they'd rather spend at the top end of their budget (£750~) for more features now rather than spend £600 and want more features a few years down the line.

I was looking at this, as it has Active 3D, would look nice on a TV cabinet and is £150 off right now. Seems like a great deal, no?

Would prefer it to be from Currys as there is one near us.

Any help is appreciated. smile.gif
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Do you want LCD/LED or Plasma?
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Do you want LCD/LED or Plasma?

Ah forgot to put that in the OP. LED.

Will add that now.
    
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Why not Plasma if i may ask?
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Why not Plasma if i may ask?

I just prefer the look of the picture LED gives, and they are generally thinner with less power consumption. smile.gif
    
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LG are pretty good TV's.

if going for a 3d tv youll want active shutter!

passive etc are old tech nowadays?

as far as smart tvs go I know nothing about them really?

id say @ your price range youll find a decent 3d/smart tv?

best place for tvs in the uk is probably http://www.richersounds.com/

check them out I buy all my tv/hifi stuff from there!
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Originally Posted by korruptedkaos View Post

LG are pretty good TV's.

if going for a 3d tv youll want active shutter!

passive etc are old tech nowadays?

as far as smart tvs go I know nothing about them really?

id say @ your price range youll find a decent 3d/smart tv?

best place for tvs in the uk is probably http://www.richersounds.com/

check them out I buy all my tv/hifi stuff from there!
I don't think you will notice the difference at 42".

Anyways, this seems to be a good deal. Not an expert at TVs though, but one thing I really do recommend is to try it in the shop before buying it.
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I just prefer the look of the picture LED gives, and they are generally thinner with less power consumption. smile.gif

Yes but on the other hand plasma do show black much much better then LCD/LED as well as color and fast movement

They are also cheaper per inch then LCD/LED
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LG are pretty good TV's.

if going for a 3d tv youll want active shutter!

passive etc are old tech nowadays?

as far as smart tvs go I know nothing about them really?

id say @ your price range youll find a decent 3d/smart tv?

best place for tvs in the uk is probably http://www.richersounds.com/

check them out I buy all my tv/hifi stuff from there!

I forgot about Richersounds, there is one of those near me too. Thanks. biggrin.gif

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I don't think you will notice the difference at 42".

Anyways, this seems to be a good deal. Not an expert at TVs though, but one thing I really do recommend is to try it in the shop before buying it.

That's the link I have in the OP. tongue.gif

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Yes but on the other hand plasma do show black much much better then LCD/LED as well as color and fast movement

They are also cheaper per inch then LCD/LED

I just prefer LED as it's newer and the TV's seem to be thinner, and I find the movement on LED to me much nicer from what I've seen. Do feel free to justify/link your argument though, as I said I know little about TV's so I'm happy to take advice.
    
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I don't think you will notice the difference at 42".

Anyways, this seems to be a good deal. Not an expert at TVs though, but one thing I really do recommend is to try it in the shop before buying it.

obviously you would want to see it first?

40 - 42'' is quite a difference tbh most 40''s look a lot smaller than 42''s

the Samsung tv is a good buy tbh.

but heres a 40'' as a contender lol for 100 quid less although you only get 1 set of glasses?

http://www.richersounds.com/product/tv---all/philips/40pfl7007t/phil-40pfl7007t

on the upside 800hz processing & an extra hdmi port?

I honestly prefer plasma's they just seem so much clearer with better color imo?
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