Anyone planning to get a large screen TV?


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Adam Goi

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Well I am ...

The model which I've been waiting for (Panasonic TH-P42G11) has finally arrived in Singapore a few weeks ago and I've just called up Goh Ah Bee for a quotation ...

S$2180 with 3 years warranty, free wall mount and S$200 NTUC voucher; urgh ...

Anyone here also looking to get a large screen? Let's hear the rantings and share tips, ClubSNAP style!
 

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Well I am ...

The model which I've been waiting for (Panasonic TH-P42G11) has finally arrived in Singapore a few weeks ago and I've just called up Goh Ah Bee for a quotation ...

S$2180 with 3 years warranty, free wall mount and S$200 NTUC voucher; urgh ...

Anyone here also looking to get a large screen? Let's hear the rantings and share tips, ClubSNAP style!
Full HD? I wanna change tv also, my current one is only HD ready, 32 inch. Wanna change to 37 inch or bigger :devil:
 

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I have a Pioneer 50 inch plasma.

made me a little broke in the beginning. but I have not regretted it since. full of win and yum.
 

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Full HD? I wanna change tv also, my current one is only HD ready, 32 inch. Wanna change to 37 inch or bigger :devil:
Yeah, it's full HD! Man I'm super tempted now, especially when I know Goh Ah Bee can deliver it within a day, ahhhh! Must go take a cold shower ... :bsmilie:
 

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Yeah, it's full HD! Man I'm super tempted now, especially when I know Goh Ah Bee can deliver it within a day, ahhhh! Must go take a cold shower ... :bsmilie:
you do know that unless you intend to view your TV in less than 3 metres, you probably wouldn't be able to pixel-tell the difference on a full HD TV?

besides, you have got to make sure that your source, and the source's source is full HD. sometimes it really can be a case of it modelling it up to full HD, thereby giving you the illusion that it's full HD when it's not.
 

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Yeah, it's full HD! Man I'm super tempted now, especially when I know Goh Ah Bee can deliver it within a day, ahhhh! Must go take a cold shower ... :bsmilie:
Who`s goh ah bee? He has catalog of other models? I also wanna BBB lei :devil:
 

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you do know that unless you intend to view your TV in less than 3 metres, you probably wouldn't be able to pixel-tell the difference on a full HD TV?

besides, you have got to make sure that your source, and the source's source is full HD. sometimes it really can be a case of it modelling it up to full HD, thereby giving you the illusion that it's full HD when it's not.
Hmm but should be able to tell the diff if you are playing blu rays on it right? Say between 1080i n 1080p?
 

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Hmm but should be able to tell the diff if you are playing blu rays on it right? Say between 1080i n 1080p?
I've been told that unless you've got microscopes for eyes, you wouldn't be able to tell the difference. any difference that you see is probably due to a placebo effect (ie, knowing that one was 1080i and the other was 1080p). if you did a blind sampling, it was shown that most people can't tell the difference.

I'll try to dig out the "research", since it was taken off a forum I frequented for such news when making my mind up over the Pioneer I bought.
 

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any other good deals? :) looking for one too.
 

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I suggest you read this thread for more info on this.

http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/showthread.php?t=2363747

And for the viewing distance, there is an adjacent thread on this too.


A 42" is a decent mid size panel, and to enjoy the full HD effect, the viewing distance should be less than 2.5m.

Cheers

Hmm but should be able to tell the diff if you are playing blu rays on it right? Say between 1080i n 1080p?
 

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Its 6 months since the last post on this subject....... i have researched and still super confused...... anyone keen to share their ideas on what to get and/or what features to look out for ?
 

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Its 6 months since the last post on this subject....... i have researched and still super confused...... anyone keen to share their ideas on what to get and/or what features to look out for ?
hi ed, i recently bought a Panasonic TH-P42C10...cheap cheap $699 with wall mount free. based on the charts from the HWZ thread http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/showpost.php?p=37691861&postcount=11, at a distance of about 11ft (about 3.4m) in between my sofa and the TV in my living room, i am above the 720p trace of my TV. not that I will sit closer to see more details. watching SD tv from starhub hubstation and only dvd player, intending to get a PS3 but most games are native 720p so i'm a happy camper :bsmilie:

this from cnet asia is a pretty good guide too http://asia.cnet.com/reviews/home_av/tvs/0,39037594,39169380,00.htm



 

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how do you measured the distance - from the plane of the screen to the eyeballs or from the screen panel to the sofa.
 

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Its 6 months since the last post on this subject....... i have researched and still super confused...... anyone keen to share their ideas on what to get and/or what features to look out for ?
If you have a budget and an idea of what kind of stuff you view - SD TV or Hi Def, more people can chip in to help you.

I suggest the hardwarezone area where many more can help you:
http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/forumdisplay.php?f=226
 

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how do you measured the distance - from the plane of the screen to the eyeballs or from the screen panel to the sofa.
er...don't think the measurement needs to be very precise since its in feet anyway :sweat:....the width of my living room is 3.65 meters, i just use agarration to work out the distance between my head to the screen factoring in the backrest of my sofa and the clearance behind the tv lor....
 

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well, lets see here

1. i dont have blu-ray
2. not hooking up a hifi and not a hifi buff
3. my sofa is about 13ft away from TV console
4. would like to watch my HD videos (from both compact PnS and larger cameras with HD video functions) so a SD slot would be good to see both videos and photos
5. no WII or similar games at home
6. hopefully have bluetooth or other connection between laptop and screen

Plasma, LCD or LED are all OK for me

Color accuracy is important to me

Thanks for the attached links above..... will look and study more there

I have my eyes on a 47in LG that takes care of most of above....... $1999 at Mustafa ....... so still shopping for similar from Sony, Samsung or Panasonic
 

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