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Hello all,

 

I`m looking for some recommendations as we currently have a 32" Samsung HD Ready Television, looking to upgrade to a 50" full HD.

 

Is it worth looking at a 3D TV?

 

Should we go Plasma, LED?

 

What are the best makes?

 

Can we get a pretty decent one for around £1000?

 

Also, can anyone recommend a good but cheapish home movie system with Blu-Ray? Is Wireless worth having?

 

Thanks in advance.

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When I upgrade I'm going 3D only because the refresh rate is faster because on the 3D. I think I'm going to go with Panasonic because it's the only 3D that broadcasts in 1080 while on a 3D channel.

 

I keep hearing Panasonic is the way to go, I had a look around yesterday but really unsure what I`m looking for.

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Plasma's produce better blacks then LED/LCD screens. However they are more power hungry.

 

John Lewis are doing a Panasonic 50" G20 plasma with Freeview HD & Freesat HD for £899 with a free 5 year guarantee.

 

I'm personally not a fan of 3D so can't recomend it.

 

As for cheap Blu ray systems have a look in Richer Sounds.

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If I were buying today I would pick up a plasma and it would be a Panasonic as they make the best plasmas. As for 3D I still believe that it is a fad and not worth paying extra for....

 

I think I agree on the 3D novelty, will leave that until a later date, you`re another one suggesting Panasonic Plasma, seems like I`ll be looking for that.

 

Thanks

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Plasma's produce better blacks then LED/LCD screens. However they are more power hungry.

 

John Lewis are doing a Panasonic 50" G20 plasma with Freeview HD & Freesat HD for £899 with a free 5 year guarantee.

 

I'm personally not a fan of 3D so can't recomend it.

 

As for cheap Blu ray systems have a look in Richer Sounds.

 

I`ve checked out both sites, thanks

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If I were buying today I would pick up a plasma and it would be a Panasonic as they make the best plasmas. As for 3D I still believe that it is a fad and not worth paying extra for....

 

I think I agree on the 3D novelty, will leave that until a later date, you`re another one suggesting Panasonic Plasma, seems like I`ll be looking for that.

 

Thanks

 

I've got a Panasonic V20 42" THX plasma which has a fantastic picture and a good array of features.

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A person I know has bought a 50" LG Plasma for around £500-£600.

 

What are LG supposed to be like?

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I bought a Smasung 42" plasma a couple of years ago and the picture is great. When we moved house I also bought a couple of 26" lcd tv's for the bedroom and kitchen - one was a Sharp the other a Panasonic. Great picture on both and a snip at about £210 each.

 

As for Blu-ray. Definitely check out Richer Sounds, as I picked up an LG Blu-ray player coupled with an Onkyo amp, which has all the trimmings etc for about £450 in total. Put these through some Tannoy surround sound speakers (which you can also get there at about £200) and you have one neat little set up for around the £600 mark.

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The LG's don't produce as deep a black as the Panasonic NeoPDP panels.

 

You should really go into a dealers & I don't mean Currys/Comet & get a proper demo of the sets using Freeview/dvd & blu-ray playback.

 

The Panasonic Freesat plasmas are great if you've not able to get any HD content. You get BBC1 HD, BBC HD & ITV1 HD with CH4HD starting on April 1st for free.

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  • 4 weeks later...

I`ve now bought a Panasonic TX-P50G20BA 50" Plasma tv, 1080p with built in Freeview and Freesat HD.

 

Also purchased a Panasonic SC-BTT755EBK Blu-ray Home Cinema system.

 

The sound system sounds excellent, now I can hear some great music in better sound than I`ve been accustomed too for a long time.The sound from some of the Blu-ray films is so impressive - Monsters Inc.

 

The tv I have yet to set up as the tv stand I`ve ordered isn`t being delivered until tomorrow.

 

Thanks to all for input and especially Rockposer for the suggestion of the aforementioned tv. :tumbsup:

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