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37" TV suggestions please.

Your suggestions please for the best 37" LED TV with Freesat HD* and Freeview HD, ethernet/LAN connection - no 'dongles' thanks - and BBC iPlayer + ITV Player access and optical digital (audio) output. Two HDMI inputs needed. 

3D is not needed. But if it is 3D capable, it doesn't matter.

Thanks.

*Freesat HD not a total 'deal-breaker' but I'd still prefer to have the choice.

 

 

 

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RE: 37" TV suggestions please.

What's your budget?

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RE: 37" TV suggestions please.

You might want to look into which TVs have iplayer and itvplayer as I suspect that will severely narrow your choice. A quick google suggests Samsung but not Sony and maybe not panasonic. 

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RE: 37" TV suggestions please.

bigboss wrote:

What's your budget?

I don't really have one. Whatever it costs to get the connectivity and features I require and a good picture.

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RE: 37" TV suggestions please.

Are not 37" sets a dying breed?

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manicm wrote:

Are not 37" sets a dying breed?

Best I get one soon then Smile

32" is big enough and 37" is the absolute limit (now bezels/frames are getting thinner to make up a bit for the larger area of screen).

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RE: 37" TV suggestions please.

These are 3 good options. Check the features & see which suits you best:

http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/tv-audio-video/television/led-tv/UE37ES6710UXXU

http://www.panasonic.co.uk/html/en_GB/Products/VIERA+Flat+Screen+TV/2012+Smart+VIERA+LED+TV/TX-L37ET5B/Overview/9036980/index.html

http://www.panasonic.co.uk/html/en_GB/Products/VIERA+Flat+Screen+TV/2012+Smart+VIERA+LED+TV/TX-L37E5B/Overview/9038066/index.html

I've seen the Panasonic models and they look impressive. Samsung's "smart TV" is the best in the market today.

 

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Well done for those links, bigboss. I myself know virtually nothing about 37-inch TVs, other than their size!

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RE: 37" TV suggestions please.

chebby wrote:

Your suggestions please for the best 37" LED TV with Freesat HD* and Freeview HD, ethernet/LAN connection - no 'dongles' thanks - and BBC iPlayer + ITV Player access and optical digital (audio) output. Two HDMI inputs needed. 

3D is not needed. But if it is 3D capable, it doesn't matter.

Thanks.

*Freesat HD not a total 'deal-breaker' but I'd still prefer to have the choice.

 

 

 

 

Maybe look at  : http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-37-inch-UE37ES6300-Freeview-Freesat/dp/B007JUREYE

Which can be had for £30.00 more at John Lewis with a 5 yr guarantee : http://www.johnlewis.com/231633050/Product.aspx

The owners love the brilliant picture.

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Which can be had for £30.00 more at John Lewis with a 5 yr guarantee : http://www.johnlewis.com/231633050/Product.aspx

The owners love the brilliant picture.

Thanks Alan. That seems to tick all the boxes.

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Alantiggger wrote:
Which can be had for £30.00 more at John Lewis with a 5 yr guarantee : http://www.johnlewis.com/231633050/Product.aspx

The owners love the brilliant picture.

Thanks Alan. That seems to tick all the boxes.

No problem,glad I could maybe been of some help chebby  Smile

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RE: 37" TV suggestions please.

I know you said 37" is the max, but there is only 4CM difference in overall width between the samsung posted earlier and the below 40" one:

http://www.johnlewis.com/samsung-ue40es8000-led-hd-1080p-3d-smart-tv-40-with-freeview-freesat-hd-and-voice-motion-control/p231554181

I have just upgraded my Panasonic 37" to a 40 and wish I'd gone for a 40" in the first place.

 

 

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Colmartin23 wrote:

I know you said 37" is the max, but there is only 4CM difference in overall width between the samsung posted earlier and the below 40" one:

http://www.johnlewis.com/samsung-ue40es8000-led-hd-1080p-3d-smart-tv-40-with-freeview-freesat-hd-and-voice-motion-control/p231554181

Thanks but that is a heck of a price difference (£430 more) from the one that Alan posted earlier...

 http://www.johnlewis.com/231633050/Product.aspx

.... and 37" is the absolute limit of our tolerance for how much blank screen we are prepared to have in the living room when it's not on. (We only watch TV for about 2 - 3 hours per evening).

I went and looked at the Samsung - that Alan linked to - in our local John Lewis yesterday.  To be frank, we may end up going for it's 32" equivalent. I'll wait until the wife has had a chance to see both before making any purchase.

Apart from Blu-ray and HD TV, a lot of our viewing is still DVD and some SD and iPlayer. I think 32" (maybe 37")  is a limit beyond which SD (and upscaled DVD and SD quality iPlayer) will cease to remain crisp at our viewing distance.

 

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chebby wrote:

.... and 37" is the absolute limit of our tolerance for how much blank screen we are prepared to have in the living room when it's not on. (We only watch TV for about 2 - 3 hours per evening).

chebby wrote:

I went and looked at the Samsung - that Alan linked to - in our local John Lewis yesterday.  To be frank, we may end up going for it's 32" equivalent. I'll wait until the wife has had a chance to see both before making any purchase.

chebby wrote:

Apart from Blu-ray and HD TV, a lot of our viewing is still DVD and some SD and iPlayer. I think 32" (maybe 37")  is a limit beyond which SD (and upscaled DVD and SD quality iPlayer) will cease to remain crisp at our viewing distance.

Hmmm. I don't watch a lot of DVDs, I mainly watch Blu-Rays, but when I'm not listening to analogue FM radio via my receivers I do watch a fair bit of standard definition television (BBC4, CSI etc) and I find that standard definition television seems sharp enough on all my televisions - the 50" kitchen television listed in my signature has been replaced by an LG 60PZ950T. Not as good as high definition television, of course, but certainly on most standard defintion television channels once I get into the subject of the programme I seldom think that the picture quality isn't good enough.

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RE: 37" TV suggestions please.

Hi,

 

The point I was trying to make was that there is little difference in the physical size of the top end 40" tv's over the 37" ones.  The samsung I showed you is pricy, but you did say you wanted the best in your earlier posts!

 

I do agree with you over the size of the screen, I've always had a fixed rule that the tv is NOT the focual point of our living room and therefore, it can't be the largest item, but if you're looking at 32", I'd go with the Sony 753 personally as I think its a 200mhz panel and therefore should be better at handling motion.  I've had real issues with motion on my old 37" panasonic.

http://www.sony.co.uk/product/tv-80-32-lcd/kdl-32hx753#/technical-specifications

Regards

Col

 

 

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Colmartin23 wrote:

I've always had a fixed rule that the tv is NOT the focual point of our living room and therefore, it can't be the largest item, 

 

What do you have in your room that's larger than your 40" TV? I wouldn't have thought you can count or sofa or books.

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