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Old 13-05-2013, 13:00
madaboutcarla
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We're looking to buy a new TV, and our budget is 400.

Our main points that we want are:

- Full 1080p
- If possible Freeview built in
- 32 - 37"
- Smart TV

Ultimately we want the best we can get for under 400.

We found: UE32F5500 Samsung (http://www.johnlewis.com/samsung-ue3...iew-hd/p433369) but there seem to be some negative reviews regarding the Smart TV interface and functionality.
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Old 13-05-2013, 15:22
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I assume you mean FreeviewHD as all sets have (at least Freeview) because analogue is no more.
The TV you linked is FreeviewHD

As far as the Smart features are concerned if you read through this forum you'll find mainly general dissatisfaction and dissent on Smart TVs
I find iPlayer useful but that's about it.
This may help(or not) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...ite-shows.html
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Old 13-05-2013, 18:44
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Thank you - yes we did! Haha.

Mmm. To be honestI agree. We mainly thought iPlayer would be a useful tool, and what I really want to be able to do it connect my laptop to my computer so I can play video's I've on on there on a big screen.

Would I be able to do that on a 'Non Smart' TV. And another thing was being able to watch youtube on a big screen.

In one it may be better not buying a smart tv and getting a better quality tv for the budget?
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Old 13-05-2013, 19:07
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[quote=madaboutcarla;65854667]...what I really want to be able to do it connect my laptop to my computer so I can play video's I've on on there on a big screen.

Would I be able to do that on a 'Non Smart' TV./QUOTE]

Yes as long as the TV is DLNA certified you can do this

http://www.dlna.org/
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Old 13-05-2013, 19:50
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[quote=mac2708;65855069]
...what I really want to be able to do it connect my laptop to my computer so I can play video's I've on on there on a big screen.

Would I be able to do that on a 'Non Smart' TV./QUOTE]

Yes as long as the TV is DLNA certified you can do this

http://www.dlna.org/

How would I do it? I also considered getting Apple TV.
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Old 13-05-2013, 20:16
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Or, have a look here
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/...i-article.html
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Old 14-05-2013, 21:16
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Richer Sounds is the place to go. Staff there actually know what they are talking about and they have demonstration rooms so you can compare televisions. In my opinion smart tv's are useless. You will get better results by connecting a desktop and using the television as a monitor. I can recommend the PANASONIC VIERA TXL37E5B 399.95

DLNA is great if you only have a small collection of music or film but if you have a large amount it will take ages to find it all. You would be better off transferring what you want to watch to a USB pen drive and using that.
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Old 14-05-2013, 22:46
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Richer Sounds is the place to go. Staff there actually know what they are talking about and they have demonstration rooms so you can compare televisions. In my opinion smart tv's are useless. You will get better results by connecting a desktop and using the television as a monitor. I can recommend the PANASONIC VIERA TXL37E5B 399.95

DLNA is great if you only have a small collection of music or film but if you have a large amount it will take ages to find it all. You would be better off transferring what you want to watch to a USB pen drive and using that.
Just watch out however. They have a tendency to over -promote and push rubbish sometimes.

I was recommended a crappy LG TV over a Well-rated and award winning Panasonic Plasma.

They have a deal with LG i think and they also over-do Cambridge Audio a lot too.
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