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      02-07-2012, 02:59 PM   #23
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Looking at the Samsung sets in Selfridges and the d8000 will be my next purchase. They are also top of the Which best buys too!
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On my Samsung the picture on say standard BBC1 is good that I rarely actually watch it on BBC HD because the difference isn't massive.
Thats odd,it should be a night and day difference!

Going off my Kuro the difference is massive.
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      02-07-2012, 04:43 PM   #25
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Def isn't night and day, yes its a bit sharper and more vibrant but not night and day.

Anyone else find that?
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      02-07-2012, 05:18 PM   #26
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If your going for an active 3D set have a good test of it first.
I bought a 59 inch Samsung last year tried it out a few times for relatively short periods in John Lewis and Currys and loved it.
Set it up at home and watching anything over 10 mins of 3D footage gives me a right old headache and ive not watched anything more than that since I've had it.
I've since tried one of the LG passive 3D sets and don't seem to suffer with any issues watching 3D footage.
Another thing I've noticed with my Samsung you need the room to be very dark to get the best watching 3D.
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      02-07-2012, 06:04 PM   #27
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Def isn't night and day, yes its a bit sharper and more vibrant but not night and day.

Anyone else find that?
I do notice a difference on mine but not massive as you say. I think the SD picture is that good you don't always see te difference.

However, watch a DVD and the a blu ray and the difference is huge.

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      02-08-2012, 03:43 AM   #28
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Agree that the SD picture is so good on these sets, compared to my other cheaper LCDs in the house the difference is massive.

Haven't actually tried a BLuray in it yet, must get that one sorted.
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      02-08-2012, 04:00 AM   #29
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Agree that the SD picture is so good on these sets, compared to my other cheaper LCDs in the house the difference is massive.

Haven't actually tried a BLuray in it yet, must get that one sorted.
Def recommend a blu ray mate. Can pick up a decent player now really cheap.

The picture quality is amazing on these tv's
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      02-08-2012, 04:22 AM   #30
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When you say you bought it through the company does this mean you bought it vat free as a result, or claimed the vat back through your accounts 'as it was for use in conjunction with your business'?
Sony were offering a VAT refund to ANYONE purchasing one of their TV's December 2010.
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      02-08-2012, 04:43 AM   #31
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You lot spend way to much time watching your TVs and scrutinizing how good the picture quality is.
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      02-08-2012, 05:45 AM   #32
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Believe it or not Jon I have a BLuray player but so far have only played DVDs in it. Only have it a few weeks so thats my excuse.

Bought at same time as the TV, its a Samsung 3D Bluray Surround Sound kit, great addition to the TV.
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      02-08-2012, 06:23 AM   #33
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You lot spend way to much time watching your TVs and scrutinizing how good the picture quality is.
It's amazing how the price/brand tag affects ones perception
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      02-08-2012, 06:27 AM   #34
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You lot spend way to much time watching your TVs and scrutinizing how good the picture quality is.
It's amazing how the price/brand tag affects ones perception
So is a £300 Technika from tescos just as good?
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So is a £300 Technika from tescos just as good?


The difference between SD and HD on any given TV should be night and day regardless of the TV quality. The better quality of the SD picture due to a better quality TV should also apply the same to the HD picture. There is also alot of quality difference in the dynamic range and contrast ratio. Black is very often grey on cheaper TV's (technika) and this will ruin the depth of a 3D blu-ray movie.

The comparison should be made SD vs SD and HD vs HD on different TV's. In all seriousness if you cant tell the difference there is something wrong with the set up (TV too big, Sitting too close, dodgey cables etc...) or a trip to the opticians is in order.

Just a fact for you SD has 442,368 (0.4mp) pixels and HD has 2,073,600 (2.073mp) pixels and is much more vibrant. Seeing as the human eye is said to see in the equivalent of 500+mp (although cant really be measured like that as it is not a camera) it is obvious to me that you should be able to clearly see the difference

Back to the point... This is the best TV for 1000 by far IMO:

Awsome TV Here
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So is a £300 Technika from tescos just as good?
Than a 1000 TV from 3 years ago - will say no, as i don't know the brand or what screen is in there, but a 500 from the same brand would be better. (that's the point i was making earlier)
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The difference between SD and HD on any given TV should be night and day regardless of the TV quality. The better quality of the SD picture due to a better quality TV should also apply the same to the HD picture. There is also alot of quality difference in the dynamic range and contrast ratio. Black is very often grey on cheaper TV's (technika) and this will ruin the depth of a 3D blu-ray movie.

The comparison should be made SD vs SD and HD vs HD on different TV's. In all seriousness if you cant tell the difference there is something wrong with the set up (TV too big, Sitting too close, dodgey cables etc...) or a trip to the opticians is in order.

Just a fact for you SD has 442,368 (0.4mp) pixels and HD has 2,073,600 (2.073mp) pixels and is much more vibrant. Seeing as the human eye is said to see in the equivalent of 500+mp (although cant really be measured like that as it is not a camera) it is obvious to me that you should be able to clearly see the difference

Back to the point... This is the best TV for 1000 by far IMO:

Awsome TV Here
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      02-08-2012, 10:15 AM   #38
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We've found sony's to be the worst in terms of longevity. We bought a 50" Samsung plasma and a Sony one too. The Sony one has been replaced twice under warranty..where as the Samsung is still going strong. That was 5-6 years ago. We still have the Samsung - the sony was sold as spares on eBay!

Now that I'm in my own home - I too will needs a nice big tv - but I don't think I'll be going for anything too fancy. Samsung are cheap but certainly not tatty. Yoi'll also find that allot of the big manufacturers share the same platform in terms of chip board and components.
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Samsung FTW. Really good value.

Another kick for Sony while it is down is the standard speakers are allways shockingly bad. Although They probably assume people who spend that much on a TV will have a seperate speaker system set up.
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The difference between SD and HD on any given TV should be night and day regardless of the TV quality. The better quality of the SD picture due to a better quality TV should also apply the same to the HD picture. There is also alot of quality difference in the dynamic range and contrast ratio. Black is very often grey on cheaper TV's (technika) and this will ruin the depth of a 3D blu-ray movie.

The comparison should be made SD vs SD and HD vs HD on different TV's. In all seriousness if you cant tell the difference there is something wrong with the set up (TV too big, Sitting too close, dodgey cables etc...) or a trip to the opticians is in order.

Just a fact for you SD has 442,368 (0.4mp) pixels and HD has 2,073,600 (2.073mp) pixels and is much more vibrant. Seeing as the human eye is said to see in the equivalent of 500+mp (although cant really be measured like that as it is not a camera) it is obvious to me that you should be able to clearly see the difference

Back to the point... This is the best TV for 1000 by far IMO:

Awsome TV Here
Best by far for 1k. Ive got a 46D8000, looking at tests though they rate the 7000 a better tv for 3D capabilities.
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Sorry mate that is complete rubbish. I could have bought any tv I wanted. I wanted a plasma and chose a 63" Samsung because it gave a great picture, great design and had all the features that I wanted. As for epg font, I have sky HD so the EPG is the same as any other set. Yes Sony made the best CRT but best plasma or LCD that is highly debatable and no one manufacturer dominates. The best plasma was made by Pioneer but they couldnt make it pay. If you want more controversy nip over to avforums.com and check out the tv forum you will end up very confused.

Remember Mercedes made the A class and Ford the GT40
Yeap, I still have my Pioneer 43" xds - it won all the awards 5-6 years ago and the picture on HD sources is still stunning. 3d is not making me want to upgrade, so I will be happy as long as the unit keeps going.

Paid just over 2k for it (RRP was about 2,800 )

Also - go for an Onkyo amp as as mentioned, we only listen to our tv through it (as the TV doesn't have speakers )
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Bloody hell, I can't believe people know the model of their TV.
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Guys

I'm looking at replacing my current TV with a 3D ready one. I have a 1000 to spend.

I've always bought Sony in the past, but the Samsung units look impressive. It needs to be a minimum of 40inch, but prefer 46.

Does anyone have any advice, suggestions or recommendations?

Thanks in advance
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Def go for the samsung, I don't have the 3D one but do have the
46 D5520 SMART LED TV awesome picture and looks good as well.
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