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Thinking of buying a new surround sound system/maybe new TV

Unread postby grim_tales » 28 May 2013, 22:14

Hey,
I'm seriously thinking about upgrading my speakers so I can take advantage of the better sound on BDs - problem is all the speaker systems I've looked at seem to come with a free BD player that I dont need :?
Also looking at a bigger TV - maybe 42-47" but not sure exactly. I cant find a 2013 Panasonic model (thought I'd go with Panasonic as thats what my current set is) thats 47". 50" may be too big for my room :oops:

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Re: Thinking of buying a new surround sound system/maybe new

Unread postby lally » 29 May 2013, 00:04

BUY FROM ARGOS---NO REALLLY----TRY AND GET A BACK ISSUE OF THAT WHAT...MAGAZINE--THAT SPECIALISES IN TELLING YOU WHAT STUFF TO BUY FOR YOUR BUDGET---EG IT TELLS YOU WHAT SPEAKERS TO GO WITH WHAT TV AND WHY---YOU WILL GET A BETTER PRICE DEAL IF YOU THE BEST STUFF FROM A FEW YEARS AGO.

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Re: Thinking of buying a new surround sound system/maybe new

Unread postby grim_tales » 29 May 2013, 00:49

I'd rather have this years stuff (my TV is already from a few years ago and otherwise fine), but thanks :)

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Re: Thinking of buying a new surround sound system/maybe new

Unread postby luckystars » 29 May 2013, 07:20

I would buy from John Lewis or Richer Sounds.


Can't help you on current stuff. I'm sure you can buy a great system for half the cost of a few years back. What hifi is a good mag just to see what's out in UK retailers. From memory Yamaha do some interesting complete system packages
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Re: Thinking of buying a new surround sound system/maybe new

Unread postby gasteropod » 30 May 2013, 17:11

Grim, how much are you wanting to spend on a TV? Because I bought a Panasonic TX-42ST50 last month and that's the best one to go for value for money-wise if you can stretch that far, offering almost comparable quality to their flagship model when calibrated. The 2013 model is basically the same, but more expensive.

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Re: Thinking of buying a new surround sound system/maybe new

Unread postby grim_tales » 31 May 2013, 21:08

Maybe about £500-600 though was thinking of going for this one (if it will fit in my room):

http://www.johnlewis.com/panasonic-vier ... es/p443869
:o Expensive I know
Was looking at a 42" myself at first but then I thought why not go one bigger :)
Its a lot of money but I have to spend some of my savings otherwise my benefits etc will be reduced/stopped apparently. The total money I have cant go above a certain level.

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Re: Thinking of buying a new surround sound system/maybe new

Unread postby gasteropod » 01 Jun 2013, 13:39

grim_tales wrote:Maybe about £500-600 though was thinking of going for this one (if it will fit in my room):

http://www.johnlewis.com/panasonic-vier ... es/p443869


Panasonic plasmas are better than their LEDs unless you'll mainly be watching it in a bright room.

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Re: Thinking of buying a new surround sound system/maybe new

Unread postby grim_tales » 01 Jun 2013, 14:00

I mainly like to watch movies in the dark.

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Re: Thinking of buying a new surround sound system/maybe new

Unread postby gasteropod » 01 Jun 2013, 14:25

grim_tales wrote:I mainly like to watch movies in the dark.


Then plasma is the way to go, superb blacks (the LED blacks are dark purple) - refer to HDTVtest.co.uk for the experts' opinions.

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Re: Thinking of buying a new surround sound system/maybe new

Unread postby grim_tales » 01 Jun 2013, 15:17

It's confusing. Some sites saying Plasmas are better, some say LED's are better. :? Both have advantages and disadvantages I guess.

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Re: Thinking of buying a new surround sound system/maybe new

Unread postby luckystars » 03 Jun 2013, 06:57

gasteropod wrote:
grim_tales wrote:I mainly like to watch movies in the dark.


Then plasma is the way to go, superb blacks (the LED blacks are dark purple) - refer to HDTVtest.co.uk for the experts' opinions.



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