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#1 BadBeat


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Posted 08 August 2010 - 04:07 PM

I'll just start by saying that I don't watch TV. I haven't in years, so the whole flat screen thing has pretty much just passed me by. Now, my Dad is looking to buy an hdtv with an inbuilt dvd player, for, ideally, about 150-200. And he nearly did his normal thing of going into Tescos and picking up something cheap that looks shiney. Everything (3 tv's and a dvd player so far) he's ever bought from there has been flawed and terrible, but he keeps on doing it. I managed to convince him that I'd do some research on good TV's, but, frankly, I've no idea where to even start.

So, any recommendations would be much appreciated. :thumbsup:

I've been using this same CRT moniter for 6 years. Makes me feel pretty archaic. :flowers:

Edited by BadBeat, 08 August 2010 - 04:13 PM.

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 07:47 PM

Start here: HDTV Buying Guide. This will give you more information. But I will say your budget will limit you.

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 10:32 PM

I don't know if they have them in the UK but alot of my friends have Vizio brand TV's and they seem to perform as well as the better brands I've looked at and the price is generally a few bucks cheaper then the bigger name brands but I'm not sure what you'll find for less than $300 american

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 12:10 AM

I'd caution against buying an all-in-one TV with DVD player. If the TV dies your DVD player is no good. If your DVD player dies it's still part of your TV. And if you find yourself wanting to watch movies on Blu-Ray, your DVD player won't help much.

I like separate devices for separate jobs, but that's just me.

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 08:40 PM

I absolutely agree with CapN Easy on this one. I refused to buy the combo TV with VCR built in when they became available and for good reason. If one goes out and you need to get it repaired, you lose both. That's why I'm also steering well clear of the new HP all in one computers with the touch screen. To me it's just that much more that you'll lose when one thing goes bad.

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