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souravin

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Hi all,

wanna buy a 26" LCD within Rs. 32,000 for my bedroom. Here is the details:

Viewing distance: - 6ft.
would be paired up with a Pioneer DV 220 via HDMI. Mostly downloaded HQ avi rips
preferred viewing : SD set top box from cablewallah joined with S-video.

should contain atleast 2 HDMI's/ 1 S-video/ 1 D_Sub.

Please suggest a good quality LCD within my budget.

Thanks in advance

Sourav
 

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For 32k, I think the Philips FullHD 5609 is an excellent choice. Also, the quality of 26 in general is not that great.
 
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most lcds in 26" have older lcd tech,with poor contrast,viewing angle etc.

u can go for a 32" like the samsung 32B450 or u can also go for the 32s550a from sony available in ebay for around 28k.
i wouldn't recommend a FHD tv since ur viewing distance is too close for SD content.
 
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For 26in ,dont look for other than samsung.If need 32 ,then like MBR,go for Philips 5609.
 
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most lcds in 26" have older lcd tech,with poor contrast,viewing angle etc.

u can go for a 32" like the samsung 32B450 or u can also go for the 32s550a from sony available in ebay for around 28k.
i wouldn't recommend a FHD tv since ur viewing distance is too close for SD content.

Absolutely..

Checkout eBay India: BRAND NEW SAMSUNG LA32B450C4M 32" LCD TV + Dealer Wrty (item 250539879664 end time 09-Dec-2009 08:00:00 IST)

The seller has a good reputation but provides only dealer warrenty!
 
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Thanx to all for the reply. I'm seriously looking for 26" LCD as my wall cabinet won't allow a 32" LCD to fit in. However I'll again measure the free space.

How abt the Panasonic LCD. Also I have heard a lot abt the Philips 5609. Which one is a better choice. I already have a 2 and 1/2 yrs old Sammy LCD (19") which I'm going to sale soon.

Thanx to all

Sourav
 
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Thanx to all for the reply. I'm seriously looking for 26" LCD as my wall cabinet won't allow a 32" LCD to fit in. However I'll again measure the free space.

How abt the Panasonic LCD. Also I have heard a lot abt the Philips 5609. Which one is a better choice. I already have a 2 and 1/2 yrs old Sammy LCD (19") which I'm going to sale soon.

Thanx to all

Sourav

I had a look at the LG atom 26" LCD for 23-24k when I went to the showroom 2 months ago.

Though it looks comical in white in the website, It looks a log better in real as whole of the front panel is black and whole of the white goes behind. Had a brief look. Remote is also good. I liked it better than the 26" close by.

Highlight of this TV is, it comes with a USB port for movie, picture and songs playback. None of the other 26" Tvs have this.

I feel that since this is developed as a small screen TV instead of the lowest size in a particular range, the attention to details is better in this.

No harm in taking the demo.
 
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so basically since most of us use set top boxes these days lcd monitors should be contenders also when choosing lcd tv.
 
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What is the difference between a lcd monitor and a lcd tv ?

Check out the Dell U2410

well a lcd tv has more then just a tuner and speakers,it has good image processing to handle SD content,motion etc.

there is offcouse the el cheapo monitor tvs that some companies like LG sell which basically have a crappy TN panel with a tuner/speaker/remote.but won't really match a tv with its superior panel,contrast,image processing.

in the case DELL U2410 it costs more then 30k and u will need a external tv tuner and speakers,a good tuner would cost around 3k.
 
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Go for 32" Toshiba/Sharp with LCD panels from Japan, instead of LG or Sammy. The Korean makes are crap.....
 
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the dell i mentioned has the new ips panel .

well even if it has a IPS panel,its still can't match a tv for watching SD content,the contrast ratio of tvs are still much higher then the lcd monitor.
at a price of around 30k+ the cost of tuner and speakers, its far from VFM.
 
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