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Buying A Television
 
# 1 : Saturday 18-5-2013 @ 20:08
 
 
Can anyone give me some advice on buying a television.
Ive had the same tv for the last 10 years, its 32" (in every direction) and im looking to get something modern.
Im looking for at least a 32" and i have a budget of up to €500
What should i be looking for and avoiding?
Thanks
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# 2 : Saturday 18-5-2013 @ 20:15
 
 
TVs are way cheaper than they used to be. I paid e800 for a 32" about 5 years ago. Shop around and you can get a bigger size. I will deffo go 42" or "52 when this kicks the bucket. I play ps3 on it so depends on the graphics etc. I personally like Samsung. Runs beautifully. Depends of course where you want it. A 52" only if you have a huge sitting room.
If you have the room you should upgrade.

edit - I will be upgrading soon as I have a big living area but it does look stupid if you have a small living area.

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# 3 : Saturday 18-5-2013 @ 20:19
 
 
You could probably pick up a TV for free in the classifieds but they won't be anywhere close to 32 inches
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# 4 : Saturday 18-5-2013 @ 20:20
 
 
Try the electronics section in one of the larger Tescos. I got a 42' Samsung for three fiddy.
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# 5 : Saturday 18-5-2013 @ 20:22
 
 
Someone said :
You could probably pick up a TV for free in the classifieds but they won't be anywhere close to 32 inches

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# 6 : Saturday 18-5-2013 @ 20:37
 
 
I'd go for a slim LED TV 40-42" by LG Or Samsung. Make sure it has plenty of HDMI inputs, a USB input to play HD avi/divx/mkv files. Some Smart TV features might be cool (Netflix) but these are hit and miss and can be slow so no biggy if it doesn't have these. Watch out for some post processing "features" such as tru motion or auto dimming - make sure these can be turned off if not to your taste. Auto dimming can be maddening.
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# 7 : Saturday 18-5-2013 @ 20:48
 
 
Thanks.
I didnt realise that TVs now had USB ports for playing files, i presumed i would need to get a media box because my dvd and blu ray player on take AVI. Thats cool.
Ill keep my eyes open for those post processing features.
I presume that you can still haggle with the sales people to throw in extra hdmi cables and stuff?

Im very excited, ive not had the money to buy anything nice for myself for a long time. I have a Blu Ray player connected to an old 10" portable in the bed room
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# 8 : Saturday 18-5-2013 @ 20:52
 
 
I wouldn't bother haggling for HDMI cable - they will try to sell you Monster gold plated cables for €100+

Get no brand ones on Amazon.
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# 9 : Saturday 18-5-2013 @ 20:57
 
 
They can cunt off so.
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# 10 : Saturday 18-5-2013 @ 21:29
 
 
Someone said :
I'd go for a slim LED TV 40-42" by LG Or Samsung. Make sure it has plenty of HDMI inputs, a USB input to play HD avi/divx/mkv files. Some Smart TV features might be cool (Netflix) but these are hit and miss and can be slow so no biggy if it doesn't have these. Watch out for some post processing "features" such as tru motion or auto dimming - make sure these can be turned off if not to your taste. Auto dimming can be maddening.

How televisions have evolved in the last 15/20 years and even in the last 10 years.
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# 11 : Saturday 18-5-2013 @ 22:12
 
 
I have a usb port in my t.v. but it doesn't seem give an option to play any movie or music files when I put a hard drive into it. Anyone any idea what's wrong?
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# 12 : Saturday 18-5-2013 @ 22:43
 
 
If its at the back rather than the side it could be for firmware updates. Otherwise google your tv model number and see what's what.
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# 13 : Saturday 18-5-2013 @ 22:47
 
 
Thanks Thomas, it's at the side so hopefully I can sort it out via a google.
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# 14 : Saturday 18-5-2013 @ 23:10
 
 
I bought an exercise bike, to go with my TV and i'll be working up a sweat watching it!
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# 15 : Sunday 19-5-2013 @ 10:21
 
 
You'll have no problem getting a good Sony or Samsung 32 with €500. The more hdmi connections the better. I'd suggest getting one that can stream direct from the web. Many of the Sonys certainly have built in apps for youtube, tv3 and most importantly netflix.

I know someone suggested checking out Tesco. Personally, I wouldn't get it there. Peats and harvey norman match prices so if tesco do have a set cheaper, (which is actually very rare), the others will charge the same. But I've heard of people having issues returning tvs and stuff to tesco so best to avoid them. Plus the staff in the electronics stores will be able to offer some advice.
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