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Old 31-12-2012, 10:19
Yllek
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I'm determined to replace my old 42 inch plasma with a new TV but as soon as I settle on one I get frightened off by technical details. I'm looking at an LED TV for low power use as the TV is used a lot, and I would prefer a bigger screen.

the V is used mainly for watching films or TV and some game play on a PS3. Connection is through a freeview box (Sagem HDMI) as well as the PS3.

I'm not overly fussed on smart TV or 3D though I suppose if it was there it would be nice. Max budget is 500.

I've been looking at these and would like peoples opinions on them:
http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/lg-42l...xmxaa&istBid=t
Someone said though that this is end of line low spec with a poor aspect ratio.

http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/sol/shop...nav=4294966717
Seems a really good buy and my local Sainsburys has a couple in stock still.

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...er/7471106.htm

What do people think is the best one of the above? Thanks for any help / opinions
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Old 31-12-2012, 10:44
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Depends if you want 3D or not
The sainsburys one is 3D also 1080P which is really good for the price.
If you don't need this I would buy the Samsung UE46EH5000.
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Old 31-12-2012, 11:53
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http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/lg-42l...xmxaa&istBid=t
Someone said though that this is end of line low spec with a poor aspect ratio.
I think that you're a little confused by terms.
All sets have a 16:9 aspect ratio

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspect_ratio_(image)
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Old 31-12-2012, 12:29
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I did mean contrast ratio sorry
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Old 31-12-2012, 13:43
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I did mean contrast ratio sorry
It's not really anything to get excited over - there's no standard method of measuring the contrast ratio, so the figures given are pretty meaningless.

Generally the better makes are better made and give better pictures, the Celcus is likely to be fairly poor (as it's a 'bottom end' set), the LG and Samsung 'should' be better as they are middling brand sets.
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Old 31-12-2012, 16:48
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Such a variation in price. Either LG or Samsung for me.

Freeview HD tuner will future proof you for a while
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Old 01-01-2013, 17:51
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If you don't need this I would buy the Samsung UE46EH5000.
That is a great TV for the money, great size and picture quality.
The LG 42LV550T is also a very good option in this size and price range (around 400-450 at eBay).
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