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Old 10-05-2013, 16:17
Steve_Deacon
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Hi all - I'm completely new here but wanted some advice / opinions on the current range of LED sets out there. So many it makes my head hurt...

And apologies... I'm sure you get tons of people asking the same old 'which is best' questions.

My 42" LG LCD blew last weekend (another story altogether) and I rushed down to Currys to find a replacement, reluctantly spending 550 on a Toshiba LED 3D Smart-tv jobby. It was a reduced model but seemed a good price and spec, so I took a bite.
After a little playing around I am completely underwhelmed by the UI, light levels, audio, and general sluggishness. I can take or leave 3D, so I think getting this set was a mistake. Reviews indicate that the 3D is the main thing going for it.


Now, I'm about to return the Toshiba and am looking to increase my Sony fandom by investing a little more and picking up the following set - http://www.sony.co.uk/product/tv-107...specifications

Just after some feedback on this model if anyone has/had one. I've played with it in-store and I love the UI and general aesthetic. I have a Sony phone, console, handheld, etc, so part of me wants to keep everything uniformed, but I don't want to spend 750 when there may be a vastly superior tv at a comparable cost.

Any and all advice welcome! : ) and Happy Friday!
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Old 10-05-2013, 16:36
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A friend of mine who tested a lot of LCD TV's before he bought his recommends the Panasonic Txl42et5.

It's kind of ugly though... and I don't need 3D. And I've read reviews that conflict with his high praise
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Old 10-05-2013, 20:51
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Going to be hard to find a new et5 as its not part of the 2013 line up in the pana range . e6 non 3d & et60 with 3d have replaced it .

OP good graphics performance combined with a good screen + a good user interface come at a price and higher up each manufacturers range the better it gets .
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Old 11-05-2013, 10:07
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How about this model from Samsung....


http://www.johnlewis.com/samsung-ue4...lasses/p431601
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Old 11-05-2013, 22:43
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How about getting your LG repaired. Guess it will cost a lot less than 750.
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Old 13-05-2013, 10:43
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Thanks for the replies guys.

I put my Sony bias aside and after several days researching, went for this one -

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-dvd-...89375-pdt.html

Seems great so far! Am super-impressed that TV's are now including MKV support. Have just bought a 1tb WD external HDD so I'm hoping it works ok with the TV...

Thanks again chaps!

[EDIT] - oh, and if anyone knows ANYTHING about fixing broken LCD's, a useful forum or link to cheap power unit parts, that would be AMAZING!!! Thank you all
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