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    hi, our 28" widescreen we have downstairs is starting to go south, it turns off, sometimes doesnt want to turn on etc etc.

    so anyway, its time for a new TV. my mum said that as long as the price is right we CAN get an LCD (after a lot of discussion about the benefits )

    ive got my eye on THIS Hyundai 'ImageQuest' HQL260WR 26" LCD TV and first of all was wondering what you think of it.

    but secondly i was wondering, what does normal TV look like on them since we dont have HDTV here yet? what about games consoles, id like to use my PS2 on it. and once again DVD's?

    is there going to be such thing as HD-DVD players in the future? will i be able to use them on this tv?

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    I have been looking into getting one too here in the near future so I have been looking too.

    Regular TV looks good on them and when HDTV comes in your area it will be unreal.

    DVD's will work great with no problems and yes as long as the TV is an HD it will be fine if the HD DVD players come out.

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    Ahh cool

    HDTV is coming to my area in 2006 I think, but itís only with Sky, im with cable. And if we change to sky I lose my cable broadband (and thatís not happening!!!)
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    Yeah sky isn't as good as cable anyway.

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    Ahh never knew you got sky over in the US.

    Over here sky has more channels than our cable (including all the channels we have) but there customer support totally stinks. They have that many customers they donít care anymore, my mates box died and he had to pay for a new one, mine died with a power surge and when we called them up they told us there was an engineer in our area and 30 mins later we had a new set top box installed!

    Plus I couldnít do without my Blueyonder broadband
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    Normal TV looks great on my 27" LCD, but only when you're sitting at least 2metres from the screen. It's not that it looks bad when you're closer, but it looks different. From 2 metres away, the picture is brighter and steadier than any CRT TV you could buy, so it's pretty cool. Mine works well with my PS2 too, and I have it hooked up to my PC for playing DVDs through the DVI port
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    Ahh cool. Ill probably take a trip into comet or currys anyway and demo some and see what I think.
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    Ah didnt think HDTV compatable tv's were available that cheap nowadays

    My mums been after an LCD tv for a while now but the only place we could put it in our house is above the fireplace and you're not meant to put them near heat sources
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marvt74
    Ah didnt think HDTV compatable tv's were available that cheap nowadays

    My mums been after an LCD tv for a while now but the only place we could put it in our house is above the fireplace and you're not meant to put them near heat sources
    Yeah, dammit! I paid £800 for mine back at Xmas, now it's selling for £450 !

    You might be ok putting it about the fireplace - there is a guide out there on the internet on whether it is possible with your particular setup, and how to do it. I'll try and dig it out for you.
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    The prices are dropping like crazy on the HDTV's and will continue to drop.

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    Ah, here we go - Mounting TV above fireplaces

    Incidently mine is mounted above a fireplace in my room, but it's been blocked up for years
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    Quote Originally Posted by CenturionStrategy
    Yeah, dammit! I paid £800 for mine back at Xmas, now it's selling for £450 !
    Ouch! thats the price you pay for loving the latest gadgets!
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    I always thought it was best to wait awhile before buying new stuff because the price is always going to be high.

    After a year or so it will drop some then get cheaper every year after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jankerson
    I always thought it was best to wait awhile before buying new stuff because the price is always going to be high.

    After a year or so it will drop some then get cheaper every year after that.
    Yeah I would too, if only I wasn't such an impatient b*stard .
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    Quote Originally Posted by CenturionStrategy
    Yeah I would too, if only I wasn't such an impatient b*stard .

    LOL

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