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Offline GillE

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« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2010, 21:38 »
How much did you pay for yours, Dave?  The cheapest I can find is at Marks & Sparks for 650.  His Lordship is talking about buying one tomorrow.
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« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2010, 22:18 »
Now you're making me jealous Gill.  ;)
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« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2010, 22:22 »
Some people are more decisive than others Simon.   :o:  ;D
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« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2010, 22:45 »
It's all in the resolution, DG.  'HD Ready' is usually up to 720p resolution (1280720), whereas Full HD is 1080p resolution (19201080).  An 'HD Ready' set will usually accept the higher resolution input from, say, a Bluray player, but will downscale the output to it's native resolution, which, I think, to be precise, is usually 1366x768.  A 'Full HD' set will display the picture at the full 1920x1080 resolution, hence, theoretically, a sharper image.

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« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2010, 23:23 »
Some people are more decisive than others Simon.   :o:  ;D

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As I said, nothing wrong with my plasma at the moment.  ;)
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« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2010, 11:13 »
How much did you pay for yours, Dave?  The cheapest I can find is at Marks & Sparks for 650.  His Lordship is talking about buying one tomorrow.

I paid richer sounds 699-95 (including a 5 year guarantee). The price went down by 30 two days later so i went back and got that refunded along with 3 off the price of the guarantee, so long answer short i paid 666-95. RS will price match anyone as long as it's like for like and in stock. 650 sounds pretty good, does that include a guarantee and is it for the 37" set ?

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« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2010, 13:06 »
I've been scouring the net and apparently Amazon are doing the 40" set for 599.  I found a discount voucher which will supposedly get a further 10% off.
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« Reply #22 on: October 04, 2010, 13:32 »
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« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2010, 10:40 »
I've been scouring the net and apparently Amazon are doing the 40" set for 599.  I found a discount voucher which will supposedly get a further 10% off.

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« Reply #24 on: October 05, 2010, 11:04 »
Sadly, the 10% discount voucher didn't work  :( .  Still, 599 is a good price and it should be delivered by 13 October :) .
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« Reply #25 on: October 05, 2010, 11:12 »
Well, I'm really glad I started this thread now.  :bawl: ;)

Hope it's good, Gill - we'll look forward to your review.  :)
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« Reply #26 on: October 05, 2010, 15:13 »
Gill the 40" is apparently even better than the (non standard sized) 37" as a different type of panel is used in construction. You should be in for a real treat !
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« Reply #27 on: October 05, 2010, 16:40 »
To think that back in January 2003 I paid Currys the princly sum of 2,500 for a 40" Sasung plasma and that had been reduced from 2999.  I remember agonising over whether or not to buy it on this very forum.   :laugh:
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« Reply #28 on: October 05, 2010, 18:48 »
I remember the agonising very well!  ;D
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« Reply #29 on: October 05, 2010, 20:25 »
 :laugh:  It was a lot of money for a telly!  I only kept it for 5 years because the sound packed in and nobody was prepared to fix it for me.  That's when I bought my Sharp 40" LCD which isn't anywhere near as good.  One good thing is that the Sharp is much smaller because the speakers are built in.  The Samsung had large speakers attached to the sides and a separate "media centre" amplifier.  Things were primitive in those days. 
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