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Old 10-10-2013, 18:02
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Hi all,

I'm moving home and leaving my decent Samsung 42" TV behind sadly. Looking for something around 32" for the new place, however I don't want to spend more than 200 if possible.

I've seen lots of cheap TVs but I'm weary of cheap unheard of brands. Does anyone have any recommendations of what to look at and what to avoid please?

Any bargains about? Most of the online sellers and stores seem to be pushing the same kit out at the same sort of prices from what I can see.

Thanks
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Old 10-10-2013, 19:19
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I think you will struggle at under 200 for a decent manufacturer.....
Richer sounds have this Sharp
Plenty around the the 250 mark if you spend a tad more.
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Old 10-10-2013, 19:53
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The 2 cheapest good Freeview HD TVs are; the Samsung UE32F4500. 299 both at John Lewis and Richer Sound included free 5 year guarantee. The difference is JL is online price only and RS is in-store customers only. The TV is not Full HD but 720p. Alternatively there is the Samsung UE32F5000 at JL inc 5 year guarantee online price only 279. This TV is Full HD

A better picture Full HD Freeview HD TV is the LG 32LN575V from Amazon 310. This also has built-in Wi-Fi. Only 1yr gtee though.

Avoid Bush, Hitachi, Polaroid, Toshiba (most of them anyway), Technika, Linsar, Finlux, UMC and any own brand supermarket.
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Old 10-10-2013, 20:07
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The TV is not Full HD but 720p.
VERY unlikely, it's almost certainly 768 pixel, as pretty well all HD Ready sets are.


Avoid Bush, Hitachi, Polaroid, Toshiba (most of them anyway), Technika, Linsar, Finlux, UMC and any own brand supermarket.
You forgot to add Sharp to that list, Sharp badge the same Vestel sets as many of those you listed.
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Old 10-10-2013, 20:31
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VERY unlikely, it's almost certainly 768 pixel, as pretty well all HD Ready sets are.
I just copied from the JL page, but thank you for pointing it out. Yes it is 1366 x 768, so it upscales to 768p or downscales to 720p.
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Old 10-10-2013, 20:41
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VERY unlikely, it's almost certainly 768 pixel, as pretty well all HD Ready sets are.



You forgot to add Sharp to that list, Sharp badge the same Vestel sets as many of those you listed.
Sharp LCD's are manufactured in their own plant in Poland not by Vestel.
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Old 10-10-2013, 22:00
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for 250 richer sounds will do you a 32 inch panasonic, that is MUCH better than the vestel rubbish.

if you have a richer sounds nearby ask them if they have anything on clearance, if you are going from a 42 inch samsung then going down to a 32 inch lg or samsung is one thing, going down to a 32 inch vestel is a plummet
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Old 11-10-2013, 09:54
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Sharp LCD's are manufactured in their own plant in Poland not by Vestel.
Many Sharp sets are just and badged from Vestel, NOT made in Poland.

Presumably, as with Toshiba, they make some themselves, but plenty are just Vestels - we've got them in the shop
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:21
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Samsung UE32F5000 cheaper here.

http://www.sonicdirect.co.uk/Plasma-...th-Freeview-HD

Its in the same building as EmpireDirect was in Bradford.
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:37
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The fact of the matter is the OP wants to spend under 200. All the sets suggested so far are well above that.
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Old 11-10-2013, 12:57
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The fact of the matter is the OP wants to spend under 200. All the sets suggested so far are well above that.

The fact of the matter is that if there were any new sets under 200 to recommend someone would have done so. The only way to achieve this ceiling would be by buying a good used one such as this 1366x768 Panasonic TXL32C4 with a Freeview HD tuner for 190 with a 1 year RTB guarantee: http://www.cheap-lcd-tv.co.uk/32_Pan..._LCD_TV_1947_d or this Full HD Sony KDL32LEX301 with a Freeview (not HD) tuner for 200: http://www.cheap-lcd-tv.co.uk/32_Son...w_LCD_TV_854_d
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Old 11-10-2013, 12:59
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B&M do a 32" for 199

http://www.bmstores.co.uk/products/b...-player-281538
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Old 11-10-2013, 13:22
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No disrespect intended, but I wouldn't recommend this Blaupunkt TV/DVD combi to my worst enemy (not that I've got any enemies).
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Old 11-10-2013, 13:27
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No disrespect intended, but I wouldn't recommend this Blaupunkt TV/DVD combi to my worst enemy (not that I've got any enemies).
none taken, they asked for a 32" tv under 200 and thats what i found.
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Old 11-10-2013, 14:06
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Many Sharp sets are just and badged from Vestel, NOT made in Poland.

Presumably, as with Toshiba, they make some themselves, but plenty are just Vestels - we've got them in the shop
Which ones? I doubt the Aquos range....I doubt any really, but, if you say you have some old cheap ones.... Just kidding Nigel, as if I would doubt anything you say.....
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Old 11-10-2013, 14:58
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Just kidding Nigel, as if I would doubt anything you say.....
Especially as he's a Black Belt 4th Dan!
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Old 11-10-2013, 15:11
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Which ones? I doubt the Aquos range....I doubt any really, but, if you say you have some old cheap ones....
No, Sharp buy many of their current sets from Vestel - Sharp also bought their later CRT sets from Vestel as well.

For a couple of examples, the current LC-32KE351K is a Vestel 17MB95, and the LC-32LD145K is a Vestel 17MB82.
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Old 11-10-2013, 22:45
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Especially as he's a Black Belt 4th Dan!
In Origami.....
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Old 12-10-2013, 10:03
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Actually I taught Origami at an NVQ level 3 training course for Black Belts

It was suggested we taught something other than martial arts, but only I and my chief instructor did so.
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Old 12-10-2013, 10:39
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I drew a picture of Wyatt Earp once.......Marshall art at it's finest..........
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Old 12-10-2013, 10:49
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I picked up a Toshiba 32 full HD for just slightly over 200 at the start of the year. Looks like a discontinued model though, and replacements are more 250+
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Old 12-10-2013, 17:32
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I picked up a Toshiba 32 full HD for just slightly over 200 at the start of the year. Looks like a discontinued model though, and replacements are more 250+
Always the best way to get a bargain with tech - get last years model.

I got a top of the range Panasonic Blu Ray player as it was last years model for 80
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Old 12-10-2013, 19:33
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I always thought TVs had to be 1080p to be HD ready. When did 786p suddenly become acceptable?
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Old 12-10-2013, 19:41
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How about this?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Finlux-32F50...hu-rd_add_1_dp
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Old 12-10-2013, 20:55
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I've have had a cheapo F&H 32 inch tv from E-Buyer for around 3 years now- 1080p,3 HDMIs and it had a 2 year guarantee for around 220,still in great working order
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