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Advice please buying a new T.V. not sure which size?

The time as finally arrived we are going to buy a new LCD T.V today, my problem is that we keep getting told different things so i need you guys to advise me please. Our sitting distance from the wall to the sofa is 4 meters, now i want to buy a T.V that is 128cm, my husband thinks this could be too big and says we should buy the 117cm, any advice which size would be the best would be very welcome.

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Re: Advice please buying a new T.V. not sure which size?

See the table here:
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Old 04.02.2009, 12:31
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The time as finally arrived we are going to buy a new LCD T.V today, my problem is that we keep getting told different things so i need you guys to advise me please. Our sitting distance from the wall to the sofa is 4 meters, now i want to buy a T.V that is 128cm, my husband thinks this could be too big and says we should buy the 117cm, any advice which size would be the best would be very welcome.

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We have a 37 incher and our sofa is almost that far away and it's fine, it also balances in the room. To big a google box and it just takes over, so go as big as you can without going OTT... and get one that blocks JK
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Thanks now can anyone tell me the meters and cms please
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And all for Jeremy Kyle .

We have a 37 incher and our sofa is almost that far away and it's fine, it also balances in the room. To big a google box and it just takes over, so go as big as you can without going OTT... and get one that blocks JK
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grrrrrrr now you are talking ince`s please tell me that in cm`s
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Old 04.02.2009, 12:36
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Thanks now can anyone tell me the meters and cms please
1 inch is 2.54cm, so 1 foot is 30.48cm.

Easiest way to calculate is go to google and simply type the following:

3.3 feet in cm

or whatever calculation you want doing. It will calculate it for you!
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Re: Advice please buying a new T.V. not sure which size?

inch to cm converter
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Thanks so PG you have a 91.4cm screen, ok that converted which T.V would you buy please.

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Re: Advice please buying a new T.V. not sure which size?

I did a lot of looking around in April last year, I fancied full HD but couldn't really get the HD content here (as our language skills are poor), and I didn't fancy the prices, so settled on a HD Ready LCD. For brands we went for Philips as we have had them before without issue, and they have good sound & picture quality, easy set up and navigation etc. They had the one we fancied on special in Interdiscount so we just got it there, we could have got it a little cheaper online, but with bigger purchases I like to got to a shop.

I guess if your taking the plunge google would be your friend on the exact diff' between HD and HD ready... or one of the guru's on here could explain it better than I

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Thanks after talking to a good friend yesterday (you know who you are) i told my husband what they said about HD and he say`s he want`s full HD.
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Re: Advice please buying a new T.V. not sure which size?

"HD ready" and "HD TV" are the same thing - they both mean they will play HD content at a minimum quality of 720 vertical lines (1280 x 720 pixels).

Within HD, you have two quality levels. Most cheaper HD TV's are only going to give you 720 quality. However, the more expensive models, which are normally labelled "Full-HD" will give you 1080 lines (1920 x 1080 pixels) instead of 720.

[The other phrase is "HD compatible" but that just means it will accept HD content and show you it at normal, non-HD quality.]
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"HD ready" and "HD TV" are the same thing - they both mean they will play HD content at a minimum quality of 720 vertical lines (1280 x 720 pixels).

Within HD, you have two quality levels. Most cheaper HD TV's are only going to give you 720 quality. However, the more expensive models, which are normally labelled "Full-HD" will give you 1080 lines (1920 x 1080 pixels) instead of 720.

[The other phrase is "HD compatible" but that just means it will accept HD content and show you it at normal, non-HD quality.]
Thanks we are going to buy the full HD, just need to figure out which size
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Thanks after talking to a good friend yesterday (you know who you are) i told my husband what they said about HD and he say`s he want`s full HD.
In practice the average Joe spends more time watching SD tv and DVD's, than HD tv and Blu-ray, due to broadcast availablity. So an HD ready TV and 1080p upscaling DVD can achieve similar viewing performance for less money than full HD (which is more a marketing term now) and blu-ray player. I guess it depends on your budget and what you are going to do with it.
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Re: Advice please buying a new T.V. not sure which size?

Samsung TVs are far more popular and you might find better prices for it because they are generally thought to look very attractive and give a good picture. For Samsungs, you have the choice of 37" or 40" in the range that you're looking for.

If you search for a review of the LCD TVs out there, most pundits find the Samsungs to be better bang for the buck than other brands. Here's a link to toppreise.ch to give you an idea what the prices are:

37ich: http://www.toppreise.ch/index.php?k3...1&filter=&o=pa

40inch: http://www.toppreise.ch/index.php?k3...1&filter=&o=pa
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In practice the average Joe spends more time watching SD tv and DVD's, than HD tv and Blu-ray, due to broadcast availablity. So an HD ready TV and 1080p upscaling DVD can achieve similar viewing performance for less money than full HD (which is more a marketing term now) and blu-ray player. I guess it depends on your budget and what you are going to do with it.
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... I guess it depends on your budget and what you are going to do with it.
..and how long you are going to keep it for, given that it seems sensible to expect the availability of HD content to continue to increase over the next few years...
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Samsung TVs are far more popular and you might find better prices for it because they are generally thought to look very attractive and give a good picture. For Samsungs, you have the choice of 37" or 40" in the range that you're looking for.

If you search for a review of the LCD TVs out there, most pundits find the Samsungs to be better bang for the buck than other brands. Here's a link to toppreise.ch to give you an idea what you the prices are:

37ich: http://www.toppreise.ch/index.php?k3...1&filter=&o=pa

40inch: http://www.toppreise.ch/index.php?k3...1&filter=&o=pa
We are looking to buy a Samsung there are 2 offers 1 in Fust Samsung 128cm for 1999fcs, and 1 in Interdiscount samsung 117cm normal price 1999fcs and now for 1699frcs. We are also buying the blu-ray in the Fust it is 299frcs, and Interdiscount 279frcs.
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Re: Advice please buying a new T.V. not sure which size?

...Just thought I'd also say that from the distance you intend to view a tv the size of less than 50", the benefit of full HD is largely lost. So if you find you'd like to save a bit of money without lost of viewing quality, I'd say go with "HD Ready" or "720p" sets.
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...Just thought I'd also say that from the distance you intend to view a tv the size of less than 50", the benefit of full HD is largely lost. So if you find you'd like to save a bit of money without lost of viewing quality, I'd say go with "HD Ready" or "720p" sets.
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Do check out Media Markt as they give good service, return policy (which Fust is very fusty about) and have the widest selection in store that non of the other chains could really compete against. There's probably a big sale on too.

Here are the locations: http://www.mediamarkt.ch/86.html

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