Lcd tv purchase - help needed

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    My mum is in the market for a new LCD TV approx 32", her current huge black plastic monster tube TV has died.

    Wimbledon starts next week so I must have it sorted by then.

    I need a suggestion on a good one to go for.

    120hz? Sony, Samsung, LCD, Toshiba, other?

    Any info gratefully received!

    Cheers
     
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    Whats your budget?
     
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    Circa £350
     
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    I like my SONY 32EX503 Nothing too high tec [ does have internet TV FACILITY] but good value for money with what I feel is a "natural" picture with reasonable sound.

    Sony Bravia KDL-32EX503 review from TechRadar UK's expert reviews of Plasma and LCD TVs

    One thing to watch for is the proliferation of HDMI connectivity and the demise of Scart equipped TV meaning you may have difficulty hooking up older peripherals such as VCRS or DVD recorders
     
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    I would go to John Lewis, the five year guarantee is a real boon if you are buying for someone else.
     
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    Check AVFORUMS for reviews, for your budget you can get a 32" Samsung LED tv, but the Sony model is more expensive.

    Fill out a price match request from on the John Lewis site and get them to price match PRC Direct who tend to have the lowest prices around. They will do it, have done it twice recently for family members. Or if buying a SONY they are giving a free 5yr warranty anyway so you can order from PRC.

    If your a Costco member or know someone that is there are a few tvs on offer in this months voucher book and they have a great warranty on electronics.
     
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    Samsung but the I am biased, I have four dotted around the house in various sizes....
     
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    I bought an LG LE4500 32" LED TV recently as an extra set for the conservatory - it was a 'Which?' best buy and it works well enough. My mother really liked it when she saw it, so I ended up giving it to her for her own conservatory and bought another (more expensive) LG with a Freeview HD tuner for myself!

    I usually go for Panasonic TV's, but the LG was good VFM and I'm happy enough with it.
     
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    What HiFi (mag/online) is a good place to start the selection - I've never bought something they rated and been disappointed.

    Richer Sounds is a good outlet to purchase from - great aftersales (IMO).
     
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    I recommend Richer sounds too as they have a very fair system on extended guarantees.

    Just pay 10% of the purchase price and you get a 5 year warranty so for a £20 alarm clock its £2 and a £350 TV its just £35.

    Jon Lewis may throw in a free warranty but you'll pay a premium price for the TV.

    Keep in mind about some of the newer TV's having Freeview HD built in as it is a most welcome feature.
     
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    Richer sounds & Toshiba
     
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    I bought my 32" Sony LCD HD ready, freeview TV from sainsburys about three month ago and for some reason it was only £280.
     
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    Samsung is good .

    You will get an excellent deal in Costco ( cheaper than John Lewis ) and still with 5 year guarantee . I saved £500 buying mine there , against the equivalent model in Currys/Comet/John Lewis who were all within a few pounds of each other .
     
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    Mileage varies on this.

    We bought a 32" LED a couple of weeks ago. Costco were worse than John Lewis and Richer Sounds on the smaller models (factoring in the 5 year guarantee cost for Richer Sounds). I don't think Costco keep up if the maret shifts quickly.

    The John Lewis deals vary avey month or two. Last month they were doing the LG 32LD490 at £299 and that deal has gone. Currys did a deal last month on the Sony 32EX603 at £287.50 that sold out within a couple of days.

    I'd suggest to the OP that if his mum doesn't have Sky then she get a Freeview HD model. Chances are BBC will be doing Wimbledon in HD.
     
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    LG 32LD490 32-inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD LCD Internet TV with Freeview HD


    This is what I am thinking of - any thoughts on this one?
     

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