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Old 01-10-07, 01:57 PM
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Is this decent?

Don't worry about the price, picture wise, thinking a plasma might be better for 42"... Need a pimpin tv for my new house, 12 days to go

Toshiba Regza X Series 42" Digital HD Ready LCD

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Old 01-10-07, 02:17 PM
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If it does what it says, it should be very good.

Shouldn`t be as good a picture as a smaller screen that also does 1920x1080, but how they iron out that transformation will make or break it. It`ll either be blocky or washy, or something unique.

Viewed @ 8' or more away tho, it`ll look good. Check it`s viewing angle for how u`r going to situate it in the room.
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Old 01-10-07, 02:19 PM
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My old man spent £1k on a 32" lcd and i thought the pic quality was poor...

For a 42" you think a plasma is the way forward?
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Old 01-10-07, 02:38 PM
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i have the 37" and its great,do you really need 42"?

37" is pretty big and vs the 42" you 'should' get a better picture because it wont have to be stretched across more screen.

and i would go with lcd over plasma.

either way i am sure whatever one of the regza x series you go for you probly wont be dissapointed

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Old 01-10-07, 02:39 PM
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Not so sure about that. (the plasma thing, not a comment on the previous post)

When I read up on things I got the impression that plasma was the `old` way to do things and LCD tech was doing the catching up, exceding in some cases.

A purchase on a scale of this, I read a load of review articles (like the OC3D - but for TVs) and sounded people out after I`d whittled it down to a handful of models. Toshiba seemed to have the better tech per buck, but Samsung undercut them whilst maintaining a second spot. Sony was just silly money for the same sort of thing.

Of course, now I`ve done the reading, I don`t have the linkage at hand >.<
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Old 01-10-07, 02:50 PM
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Like I said re the price, thats not the issue - I can get certain models for dirt cheap so I guess I'll get the list of models available...

As for the size, it's for the main lounge in my house man, of course I need 42"! I was thinking about 50" but seeing a couple in person they are too big.
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Old 01-10-07, 03:15 PM
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Even with pricing not being an issue, I`d be all-over either of these:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-LE46...251156&sr=1-39

or if I did feel a bit of a pinch:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-LE40...251156&sr=1-39

But u have to bear in mind I have a little bias from experience.

Tbh, any 1 of about 20 tvs from the 40-42" range from 2 to 3 manufs, u will be very happy with, even with little niggles people may point out to u. Afaik every set has atleast 1 thing that a reviewer won`t like about them - don`t let these things put u off too much, take them in context as to what u want at the end of the day.

It`s a job of comparison tbf. I found that stores that u could walk into and look around always seemed to be a model or so behind what u can get on the net.
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Old 01-10-07, 03:20 PM
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I can get the 40" one, less than half that price

Might just go with that or the Regza X then...

Repped for your input Rast
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Personally I'd get a 40" Samsung 1080p, awesome screens
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Old 02-10-07, 03:06 AM
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The 42" Regza has a GREAT picture, I know someone who has one. Really nice looking display. Dell doesn't seem to have the price listed, but under 1000 is pretty nice. I remember when it was over $4000 for a 1080p display over 40", and now you can get nice ones for ~$1800. And that was only two years ago. Such is the nature of the consumer electronics market.
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