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Rubbish. Unless you've got a gigantic lounge to put them in and watch films all day long.
32" is all you need
Either way, I don't want to know. A TV is only too big if you can't afford it.
It's a beaut. We have a 50" in the lounge and the room is tiny, it looks ridiculous.
I've got a smallish lounge and a 37" tv and it's fine. Any bigger than that though and it would be a bit too much.
then go back to Russia.
having a 15ft tv in your bathroom
Oh wait, that's in Capitalist USA...
it's not rubbish.
it doesnt impose on the atmosphere
HD is awesome.
I'm missing it terribly, and it doesn't help when continuity man on BBC keeps going 'and this is also available in HD', I know, stop rubbing it in!
For the record I have a 42" plasma but I think I could go to 50" without it looking ridiculous.
I don't know though. I only use it for watching University Challenge and endless re-runs of Friends anyway.
it's average TV sized, and flat
it's people who put them on the wall like a masterpiece you have to worry about
when they get that big they dominate the room. LOOK AT ME! I'M A MOTHERFUCKING TV! THIS GUY OWNS ME! HE'S GREAT! HAS HE GOT ANY OTHER STUFF? WHO CARES! YOU CAN WATCH BARBARA WINDSOR IN ACTUAL SIZE! ISN'T LIFE WONDERFUL?!
it's a way of having a cinema experience without taking up loads of floor space.
it's not that person's fault if other people are cynical and believe the motive is purely to impress other people.
unless, possibly, you have a dedicated cinema room.
if your primary interest is television, then go ahead and buy a massive tv. you're a bigger twat if you don't purely because it doesn't match edwardian stylings of your property, and fear people will think less of you.
I feel bad for you son
I've never understood why people don't like the TV on the wall. Switch it off when it's not on. Who cares and why?
Better than three ducks I think.
I don't have a TV on my wall. Cheers.
I just shout stay and I can have the TV where I want. He got a bit tired when I watched all of the Lord of the RIngs in a day though.
but if you're the type who wants to watch a 50"+ telly you're probably not too fussed as long as Noel Edmonds looks massive.
I'm sure people have profiled the archetypal 32"+ telly owner right down to which flavour of pot noodle they like, and which supermarket they work for.
I've got a degree and don't watch soaps or gameshows, so i'm okay.
Maybe the extra environmental IMPACT of screws and stuff if you are hanging it.
the landlord was building an extension onto the house. The project overran and was a general inconvenience to everyone. So as a 'sorry'/'thankyou for putting up with this' present, he bought the house a 50' HD TV, wall mounted. I can tell you, it wasn't rubbish. Took me a long time to readjust to the 22' TV I now have in my new flat.
I am going to buy one of these two, at some point:
If you just want a decent TV go to somewhere like Sound and Vision in Farnworth, compare the TVs with your budget. Look at the menu systems and how you like them, then buy the one you think is best and never ever look at the price of that TV ever again (until you want to buy another). Very easy to get bogged down in the confusing array of TV-talk bollcocksshite that goes on. Every Tom, Dick and Harry has an opinion on which TV to buy and they are no more qualified than your dog.
Don't buy a cheap TV from fucking Tesco.
My friend did and it's shite - it was a Technik I think.
There's ghosting and all sorts of annoying shit.
With everything: you get what you pay for.
Toshiba are alright tellies though. Not as good as Panasonic/Pioneer/Sony, but not bad.
My mate works for Tosh so I got it on the cheap, same with my DVD player.
I worked for Sony for a time but have lost all my contacts...
Is it Sony? Yes = buy, No = don't buy.
If I can't afford a Sony I just don't buy anything. Consequently I haven't upgraded my 24" widescreen tube Sony yet.
Sony aren't value for money but they are the best. Have been for about 30 years.
I'm not an av geek but even I know that
The Sonys definitely looked the best when I was killing time window shopping in John Lewis the other day.
The Sony Trinitron tube was the best by far and their technology on flatscreens is similarly amazing. Just look at the average Sony screen and you'll notice the colours tend to be less ridiculously over intense and far more natural.
I'm struggling to think of a single other field where Sony could be considered the standout best, actually.
I often get told, by someone who knows, that Samsung make the best TVs.
when looking at tvs last year and the consensus amongst the av nerds was that Pioneer and Panasonic make the best tvs and score higher than other manufacturers in most categories. Of course none of that can stack up against someone who looked at a couple of tvs in John Lewis the other day.
from the kind of people who'd pay £100-odd for a 'shielded' kettle lead for their stereo because it'll improve the sound.
There was a mains cable like that being sold a couple of years back. Generated some interesting heated debates with people who bought it claiming it improved the sound. Someone cut one open and pointed out it was just normal cable in some plastic sheathing I think.
I don't tend to trust AV nerds. They have a habit of getting lost in comparisons the hit the limits of detectable changes. E.g., sound ranges that the average person's ears can't hear or picture effects that could simply be your eyes, especially if you're wearing glasses (which many such aficionados do).
I will admit that these days all TVs look pretty damn excellent. There's not much in the Sony and a couple of years ago, when we bought my mum one, it came down to the fact it was my mum because while the picture was better than the next best model, it wasn't TWICE as good and the Sony was twice the price.
It's more like comparing guitars. Gibson and US Fenders are better but they're not the most cost-effective.
on your own and with no-one elses imput. It's you that watches it, not the fat lad down the pub who knows SFA about everything.
I'm planning a trip to S&V this weekend, if I'm here.
It's really on for gaming and DVD watching though, probably won't even hook it up to my ariel/arial/aerial (I think it's the 3rd one). /so indie.
By budget's about £500, and I'm fairly tech savvy but just wondered about this whole 100hz business, and whether it was worth sacrificing a couple of inches for it.
30 odd replies and yet to be tarnished by another smuggington informing everyone that - you guys! - they don't even WATCH television let alone own one like an oily capitalist manatee.
So, here goes...
I don't even WATCH teevee </stillwatchestvondemandanddvdsonlaptopwhichisthesamething>
I haven't been on here for a while
It definitely isn't Thor - whoever it is has been quite clear about that
There's only 7 DiSers that know what my nipples taste like
I retired that username and through a method of trial and error came up with this one.
i've got a really old "massive box at the back" style tvs.
Just so you know. Or CRT if you're feeling nerdy.
not really that fussed to be honest, dont really watch much tv anyway.
*one of the greatest things ever invented and I'd happily trade all music and the entire internet for one Two and Half Men Sunday sofa day
Not state-of-the-art huge, more mid-90s huge. I haven't got a clue what size the screen is. That stuff is for nerds.
Was a very poor joke, even by my standards. I'm pretty sure that the band Bush had a song called broken t.v.
So know I've admitted to both the quality of that "joke" and knowing a Bush song.
Reason it is not shite = the sound is run through a not shite Cambridge Amp + speakers combo.
It's all about the sound.
My next TV will probably be a 17" laptop (and, if I can afford it, a projector) = discreet, cheers.
Big flatscreen TVs look mega vulgar.
And it's a definite, certified, fact that 50% of LCD TVs are status symbol purchases from Tesco or Asda that will be erroneously refered to as a Plasmascreen, that won't ever be set up properly and will be awful to watch anything on, will have crappy tinny sound rather than being fed through proper speakers, and are bought to replace a perfectly functional CRT that gets needlessly thrown out into the street to get rained on and ruined.
"ONE OF THEM AMERICAN FRIDGES, Y'KNOW, THE ONES WITH THE ICEMAKER"
^broke & jealous.
so I could adjust the overscan as low as possible.