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Old 21-10-2012, 21:56
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Evening guys,

A mate of mine is after a new telly. He has a budget of 800 (I want that budget!!) and wants to get one this week.

I'm after any advice on which sets are good to go for right now, if anybody has bought a new one recently. Preferably and LED, but the other types aren't completely out of the question. Ideally, 42-inch upwards (for the living room).

A good picture quality is obviously essential. It'll be mostly HD viewing on it - Sky+HD, Blu-ray, and the occasional bit of gaming.

Any advice/tips would be greatly appreciated.

Ta.
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Old 21-10-2012, 22:33
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we hve the toshiba 42 inch :LED SMART with sat tuner for 450 but they do a largrer 46 inchfor 550
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Old 23-10-2012, 08:08
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LED doesn't mean anything, the LED's just used as the back-light for the LCD. Its no better than any other back-light, just uses less power.
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Old 24-10-2012, 22:47
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The Sony Bravia KDL-40EX720 would be a very good choice for your friend. It is a 40-inch 3D Full HD LED TV with all the features of a modern TV - smart TV apps, USB playback and many others. I think its price is around 700... he will have some change for a beer or two
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Old 25-10-2012, 14:18
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Cheers for the tips guys. I've made a note of them. We're going for a nose about the shops later so I'll look out for them.
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Old 25-10-2012, 14:25
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I would say, don't bother getting a smart TV, they are a waste of time and money and only have limited functions.

You'd be much better getting an external cheap smart TV set top box because they have full operating systems/ browsers keyboards etc and you can access all the channels catch up services.
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Old 25-10-2012, 14:37
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The Sony Bravia KDL-40EX720 would be a very good choice for your friend. It is a 40-inch 3D Full HD LED TV with all the features of a modern TV - smart TV apps, USB playback and many others. I think its price is around 700... he will have some change for a beer or two
It's a great TV in 2D, but the 3D isn't very good. It's last years model, and was heavily discounted earlier this year - price seems to have gone up a bit since!

I would say, don't bother getting a smart TV, they are a waste of time and money and only have limited functions.

You'd be much better getting an external cheap smart TV set top box because they have full operating systems/ browsers keyboards etc and you can access all the channels catch up services.
I agree that this is the best way to get smart TV functions (or anything), but try finding a decent TV without Smart TV functions! Anyway, you don't have to use them, and the cheaper TVs without them usually have poorer picture quality too.

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