/ TV for 400 and under
The TV is for movie watching, and will also be used to connect to my laptop for film editing. It will probably live on my desk, so I certainly don't want a monster, around 32 inch mark. Not interested in any 3D malarky, and can't say i'm particularly enamoured with anything shiny. .
Please help and send me your suggestions.
I ignored all the 3d fad and bollocks.
lots of choice at that budget, this is what i bought about 18 months ago which is well below your budget
given the option i would have gone for full HD but my budget was noticeably lower than yours.
would probably buy from a real shop where you can see it properly rather than online
LG are generally good and for the smaller sizes Philips - Would agree defo go 1080HD
Personally I'd buy it from John Lewis since they start with a 5yr garauntee always buy my tellies from them and the costs are fine.
I think to be honest its what everyone else said
Samsung, SOny and for the shout LG (Ease of use) Philips (I have both of these go smart and try to get them HD freeview
BTW I have a 3D TV bought this crimbo its ok pretty impressive -though not worth the difference in price
When in the market for a new TV I go a look at them (John Lewis) from the approx distance I will at home, and choose the one with the best picture.
I've got this one and it's fab.
Although tbh I'm not sure if the smart bit was worth the extra £80 over this one
Plug it into the internet, and you'll get iplayer, itvplayer, Lovefilm etc all controllable through the TV remote.
We connect ours to the router through a power-line adapter. Alternatively you can get a wifi adapter for the telly, but these can be pricey. If you're lucky enough to have you router near the TV, just connect them to each other with an ethernet cable.
We have the Samsung UE40ES5500 - it's excellent. I'm sure the 32-inch version is also good.
Thanks all, plenty to chew on there. I hate shopping.
I'm funding this by selling my iMac - so if anyone is in the market for one do let me know and I'll send you spec.
> Plug it into the internet, and you'll get iplayer, itvplayer, Lovefilm etc all controllable through the TV remote.
> We connect ours to the router through a power-line adapter. Alternatively you can get a wifi adapter for the telly, but these can be pricey. If you're lucky enough to have you router near the TV, just connect them to each other with an ethernet cable.
> We have the Samsung UE40ES5500 - it's excellent. I'm sure the 32-inch version is also good.
I have the 32, it is excellent.
We've a Samsung 42" and it's pretty good for the money - £450 two years ago. We connect ours up to the home network via a power-line adapter as well.
To the OP: check that any TV you get is DNLA compliant. This lets you stream video from any server on your network to the TV. We have a dedicated external hard drive that any of the PCs tablets and TVs can access. However be aware that there are varying levels of DLNA compliance and while in theory everything should just work together, in practice you might have a bit of work to do.
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