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Re: What is the best big screen tv ?
There's a lot going on in the Big Screen TV world at the moment. 3d, hz rating, plasma vs. lcd vs. led vs. projector, screen size, 1080p 24, etc. It's easy to get bamboozled but here's my take from a bit of a tech addict.
1. Skip 3d for now- there's just not enough content out there to make it worth your while and it's a price premium you don't need.
2. Know your budget- you can get a great 42" 1080p plasma/lcd screen for £500 or less which represents great value. If you can stretch to around £800-1000 you can get a great 50" 120hz screen that is a nice step up in my opinion.
3. Think Big- personally, I've left TV behind altogether in favour of an Optoma H20 1080p HD projector which you can get for less than £1,000 and delivers 100+ inch HD beauty on the white wall of my living room, is small and quiet and even displays an acceptable image in daylight conditions. I keep my old 720p Panasonic plasma on the go for regular viewing but any sports or movies gets the big screen treatment like it deserves.
My best advice is to shop around, see the in-store displays to see which is best to your eye and within your budget, then source online for the best price, Amazon.co.uk is terrific for this stuff.
On the brand level, it's not a massively important consideration these days, with small brands competing favourably against the likes of Sony, Panasonic and Samsung. LG have some great models at low prices that are worth a look.
Enjoy your new big screen whatever you decide!