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Best LCD TV to use on a HTPC ?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema & Hi-Fi' started by Snow-Munki, 30 May 2006.

  1. Snow-Munki

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 10,054

    Location: At home

    Hi,

    sure this has been asked a lot of times and doing a search LG seem to be the best brand.

    Is this still the case ? Will be plugging in my HTPC from DVI to DVI/HDMI

    Just so many different models and makes, only thing i think i know for certain is that toshiba won't be good for me as it does not do a exact 1:1 mapping.

    any pointers / advice ?

    was looking to spend around £800 - £1000 but can go higher if needs be.

    Thanks
     
  2. Mud

    Mobster

    Joined: 13 Dec 2004

    Posts: 3,186

    Location: Bristol

    I've received my Samsung LE32R73BD today, a screen which is often recommended to people who want to attach a HTPC. The VGA pixel matches beautifully, but the DVI->HDMI overscans somewhat. The VGA is superior and leaves the HDMI free for something that requires HDCP anyway. I paid £729.

    There're obviously others to choose between too, but this is the one my research ended on.
     
  3. Fr0dders

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 33,327

    Location: West Yorks

    theres no LCD that is particularly more suited to HTPC use than another

    other than one that doesnt do 1:1 pixel mapping. Only one that doesnt is the toshiba WL(T)66.

    all of the rest, like samsung sony etc.. all do and are very good sets.

    the LG sets however, never seem to get good reviews, and the support on them is terrible. I have a 20" one in the Bedroom, and the Sky remote wont work it. No matter what code i try, nothing. And LG customer service were useless, and after a quick google, loads of other people seem to have the same problem.
     
  4. Snow-Munki

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 10,054

    Location: At home

    thanks for that, not exactly what i wanted to hear :p

    umm probably difficult querstion but what LCD do you reccomend about £800 - £1000 ish ?
     
  5. Lanz

    Soldato

    Joined: 26 Nov 2002

    Posts: 6,855

    Location: Romford

    I just got a Hyundai Q321, its amazing for the price. I spent ages looking as this TV came out tops value/specs wise compared to the sumsungs and toshs etc.
     
  6. Snow-Munki

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 10,054

    Location: At home

    thanks again.

    did a search and a lot of ppl are saying good things about the LG in general which is wierd

    Looking at the 32LP1D / 37LP1D - £1000 / £1200

    seems to have everything I want anyone got one ?