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Best 37"er. Help! Getting bogged down!
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I apologise in advance for the basic nature of this question. I am looking to buy a 37" TV. To be honest as this is a 'special purchase' I am seeking top quality rather than economy so I am looking at the best I can get. All my researches narrow me down to a Sony or a Panasonic, but I wonder if people might help me to find a set. I am still struggling with the plasma or LCD question etc. Primariliy it will be for general TV and movies. No games or anything.

Also, can somebody please point me in the direction of a kind of idiot's guide to Home Cinema etc.

 

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Charlotte

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Re: Best 37"er. Help! Getting bogged down!

You just missed our 37in Supertest in the August issue, which confusingly went off sale yesterday, Charlotte.

Top of the pile there was the Panasonic TH-37PX70, at £1000, with the £850 Samsung LE37R88BD hot on its heels, and only really losing out on sound quality.

 
And an idiot's guide to Home Cinema? Ask away - we have a whole team of highly experience and knowledgeable idiots right here in the office to answer your questions...
 

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Arrrrghhh! Thanks for this. Is there any way I can obtain that issue?

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I have just pricechecked the Panasonic TH-37PX70 and now am all confused! I naively imagined iot would be straightforward, but the model seems to come in various 'versions with the basic number having 'B' 'CAB' and 'PED' at the end.

Could somebody please explain what these mean? They do seem to denote quite a prive cariation!

Thank you

Charlotte

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Hi Charlotte - I'm looking at the Panasonic as well following the great review here (and elsewhere on the web). The PED version is a version that coms with a table top pedestal stand wheras the CAB version has the complete 'all-in-one' stand with two kit shelves. I think there is a wall mount from Panasonic (and others) aswell.
Hope this helps,Phil

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depends on whether it comes with a wall Bracket, CABinet or PEDestal stand 

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 CharlotteB, you have email

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In my opinion I would go for the Panasonic 37"" plasma as you say that your use for the screen would be for general tv viewing and movies. The plasma has a far greater grip on movement and far greater balck levals which is a vital part of enjoying movies as there is nothing worse than the black bars at the top and bottom of the screen being dark grey as they far too often are on a lcd.
I have a 50"" plasma for watching movies and leave the 32"" lcd in the kids room for playing games on.

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Right! Smile Thank you. How did i manage to convince myself that it was some esoteric - and crucial - innard that everyone else knew about and not I??

It was the price variations that worried me £1028 (John Lewis) down to £620 (Amazon).

..and I haven't even thought about the DVD player/recorder yet.

Watch this space Smile

Thanks again

Charlotte

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Thanks Andrew, much appreciated. Replied! Smile

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Narrowed down to this model myself... The Amazon price does not mention any stand or bracket, probably just the screen and you would need to budget for wall bracket, stand or pedestal (approx £99).

You may or may not be aware of the John Lewis 'nationwide' pricematch. Check out their pricing policy on website. Their Trafford (Manchester) branch was selling for £799 (PED, including free 5 year warranty!) recently and you just need to ring your nearest John Lewis, check their stock and ask their 'undersales' department to match it... happy huntin'! 

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Yes thank you, am settled on the Panasonic TH-37PX70 and all I have to think about now are the sound and DVD options!!

The John Lewis price match is brilliant and allows you to go with a high reputation retailer as well as bagging the 5 year guarentee!!!

Thank you eveyone for some brilliant advice.

Smile

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