LCD TVs Review

LCD TV, LED TV & 3D TV Reviews

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LG Christmas Savings!

Wanting to save up to £500? So do we! Well look no further. Direct TV’s have got some fantastic deals on LG LCD TV’s at the moment. If you buy one of the selected TV’s you can save up to a massive £500 – would be great around the festive season wouldn’t it?

First TV on offer is the LG 32 inch LCD TV – 32LD320. At only £269 you couldn’t afford not to buy this beauty. Featuring built in Freeview and 30,000:1 contrast ratio you will always have a stunning picture whilst watching all your favourite TV programs and DVDs. And with LGs invisible speaker technology you will have crystal clear audio that’s rich and natural.

LG 32LD320

LG 32LD320

Second TV on the list is the LG LCD 1080p TV – 32LD450. Coming in at an astonishing £299, you will save a fortune on this one. Hosting full 1080p HD, built in Freeview and cinema, sports and game modes, this TV is certainly going to be on the top of many a Christmas wish list this year. It also has a USB port so you can connect your camera and view all your favourite pictures in the finest HD.

LG 32LD450

LG 32LD450

Third on Santa’s list is the LG 37 inch LED LCD TV – 37LE5300. Boasting full 1080p HD, built in Freeview and TruMotion 100Hz you can be sure you will have a stunning picture at all times with no blurring. Backing that up is the amazing 3,000,000:1 contrast ratio. At only a mere £549 it will barely touch the sides of your wallet.

LG 37LE5300

LG 37LE5300

So go on, get yourself down to Direct TV’s to see the rest of the LG TVs in this great offer and grab yourself a Christmas bargain.

Free Films!

Fancy watching any film you want totally FREE for the next year? Then look no further as I have found a fantastic offer to do just that at Direct TVs. If you purchase a Toshiba DVD Combi LCD TV before the 31st December then you will receive a free 12 month subscription to Lovefilm. How great is that?! There are four Toshiba TV DVD Combi’s for you to choose from.

First is the 22DV713B the 22 inch Toshiba Combi. It’s compact, stylish gloss black design makes it easy on the eye for you to enjoy in any room of the house. As well as the built in DVD player, the 22DV713B also has a built in freeview tuner and Toshiba’s ambient light sensor mode which automatically detects the light levels in your room and adjusts the picture accordingly to give you the best viewing quality.

32 Inch Toshiba DVD Combi

32 Inch Toshiba DVD Combi

The 22DV714B is the same TV as above but in a white gloss design instead of black. The offer also includes the 26 inch and 32 inch versions of the television under the e-codes 26DV713B and the 32DV713B. So guys and girls what are you waiting for? The perfect package with a 12 months free subscription to Lovefilm – you can’t ask for much more can you?

Top 5 Sharp TVs

Sharp are manufacturing some fantastic TVs at the moment but I feel as though they get overlooked as a manufacturer, it must be hard battling against the big guns like Sony and Samsung. I am going to give you my top 5 Sharp TV’s on the market at the moment.

My top 5 Sharp TVs are the 32 Inch LC32FH510E, 42 Inch LC42CT2E, 32 Inch LC32CT2E, 52 Inch LC52LE700E and the 32 Inch LC32LE700E.

My first choice the LC32FH510E, brilliant in the sense of what technology it carries. Not only does it have full 1080p resolution and a contrast ratio of 25000:1 but it has USB Record Time Shift. In other words it has its own built in hard drive so you can stop, pause and rewind live TV. It also boasts USB media player for MP3, JPEG and Video and built in Freeview.

Second choice has to be the LC42CT2E. Again, this is Full HD 1080p with a contrast ratio of 50000:1 but carries integrated Freeview HD. Easy on the eye and generally easy on the wallet, I would say that this is a great 2nd place winner.

Sharp Television

Sharp Television

Coming in 3rd position is the LC32CT2E. Differing slightly compared to the others as this 32 Inch has both integrated Freeview and Freeview HD. It carries CCFL Backlighting which creates fantastic life-like images, crisp full colours and fantastic detail which you would not get with regular Freeview. You can also double this great TV up as a monitor as well when you want to view your precious photo memories.

In a respectable 4th place is the huge LC52LE700E. This is LED backlit with LCD screen, because of this you can experience a much more immense viewing experience. Colours are much more vibrant and deeper with LED backlit TVs therefore you are going to get a much more detailed picture and a more enjoyable viewing experience along with the integrated Freeview. Also boasting 100Hz technology and ECO button and ECO picture control – therefore, lower power consumption!

Rounding up in 5th place is the LC32LE700E. This is basically the mini version of the LC52LE700E and has all the same mod-cons and technology as it’s 52 Inch cousin. To be honest this and the 52 Inch come a joint 4th/5th as they are the same TV just in different sizes – it’s just a matter of size preference with these two.

Whatever choice you make, I can guarantee it will be the right one with a Sharp, as said before, they are producing some fantastic TVs at the moment which are becoming increasingly popular within the consumer marketplace.

Top 5 Philips TVs

Often overlooked in the world of TVs, and without any good reason, are Philips. They don’t have the same levels of exposure as the big hitters like Sony, Panasonic and Samsung, but that’s not to say they don’t produce similarly superb TVs. That’s why we’re going to take a look at the top 5 Philips TVs on the market, and reveal the features that make them so special. Here are our top 5 Philips TVs:

5. Kicking off our list we have a Philips TV that isn’t strictly just a TV; it’s also a flat panel monitor. Designed for gamers and people who want their PC to double as a TV, this screen is perfect for all your HD computing needs. – 22PFL3404D/05

Philips TV

Philips TV

4. Next on our list is a proper TV! It’s a 32 inch Philips TV that’s packed full of features to make your entertainment world enjoyable again. – 32PFL8404H

Philips TV

Philips TV

3. Coming in in 3rd place we have a size upgrade: this 37 inch Philips TV comes with Full HD technology and Philips’ amazing ambilight, which will transform your viewing environment. – 37PFL5604H

Philips TV

Philips TV

2. Just missing out on top spot is this stunning 42 inch LCD Philips TV. With 200Hz technology, it’s perfect for watching all your action and fast paced sport on. – 42PFL9664H

Philips TV

Philips TV

1. Our top ranking Philips TV is this amazing 47 inch Philips LED TV. Coming packed with pretty much every feature you can think of, this is without doubt the best Philips TV on the market. – 77008095/1/47PFL9664H

Philips TV

Philips TV

Sony Trade In

TVs don’t last forever. This probably isn’t news to you, but TVs break, become obsolete and generally fall out of favour all the time. When this happens, the question then becomes ‘what do I do with my old TV when I want a new one?’ It seems a bit of a shame to just toss away the picture box that’s been so loyal to you down the years, which is why Sony are encouraging you to give your old TV a brand new home. Sony trade in is a unique scheme that lets you use your dusty old set to knock money off a brand new piece of kit! Sounds good doesn’t it? That’s because it is! Don’t suffer the mess of having your old TV lying round unwanted, because with Sony trade in you can put it to good use and save yourself a packet at the same time.

“How does it work?” we hear you cry. Well, it’s simple! All you have to do is take your old TV with you when you go to get a new one, and as long as you’re getting a shiny new Sony you’ll be able to take advantage of the Sony trade in. Now your old TV becomes a discount card for your new one! Don’t worry if your old TV is broken, damaged, or just generally rubbish; the Sony trade in rules apply regardless of the age and quality of the TV – as long as you physically bring in some form of TV you’ll be able to claim a massive discount on your next set!

The Sony trade in offer isn’t available on every Sony TV, so it’s worth checking before you wander down to the shop lugging your hefty old box. Saying that, the Sony trade in offer does apply to the majority of Sony’s newest and best TV s, meaning you can save up to £150 off some of the best TVs on the market! If that’s not a bargain, we don’t know what is.

Panasonic 3D TV

We’ve got some excitement this week on LCD TV Reviews, with our review of the first 3D TV to hit the market, the Panasonic TX-P50VT20 Freeview HD Plasma 3D TV. Striding ahead of the competition, Panasonic are one of the first manufacturers to get a 3D TV on the market, and we’ve managed to get our hands on one. The first thing to consider is that this Panasonic 3D TV is a plasma, which makes it slightly different from both LCD and LED TVs. Plasma TVs, because of the picture technology, should in theory provide a more effective 3D effect, meaning this Panasonic Plasma should be the best available at the minute.

Most obviously, this Panasonic 3D TV is huge; at 50 inches it’s more than large enough to deliver a truly stunning cinematic experience into your living room. Just because your TV is 3D capable, you shouldn’t have to sacrifice picture quality, and with the Panasonic 3D TV you don’t; it’s got a Full HD 1080p resolution so the action will blast out of the screen with unmatched clarity and detail. Though the glasses don’t come with the TV, it’s well worth investing in a couple of pairs for you and your mates. The 3D effect on this TV is truly astounding, and it’ll have you ducking and diving around your front room trying to avoid the objects flying at your out of the screen. You might have experienced 3D in the cinema, but this Panasonic 3D TV takes it to the next level.

Obviously it needs to function as a TV in its own right alongside the 3D capabilities, and it does this admirably. It’s the only TV to come with dual digital tuners, offering you both Freesat HD and Freeview HD in the same package, so you’ll be able to watch all your favourite shows in stunning high definition from the moment you switch on. If you want to enjoy stunning 3D pictures right now, then choose the Panasonic 3D TV.

Top 5 Panasonic TVs

Last time we took a close look at the top 5 LG TVs – this week we’re taking the next logical step and having an even closer look at the top 5 Panasonic TVs on the market today. These can include Panasonic LCD TVs as well as Panasonic LED TVs and Panasonic Plasma TVs – basically the entire Panasonic range is in for scrutiny! Right, so, our top 5 Panasonic TVs are:

5. Kicking off our countdown is this humble 32 inch Panasonic LCD TV. 32 Inch is the most common size of set, but this Panasonic is anything but common, coming with Panasonic’s VREAL 4 engine to deliver stunning picture quality. – BUN/TX-L32X10B/12838

Panasonic LCD TV

Panasonic LCD TV

4. Coming in at number 4 is another 32 inch Panasonic, but this one comes with an integrated Freesat tuner, meaning you’ll never be stuck for something to watch. – BUN/TX-L32G10B/12772

Panasonic LCD TV

Panasonic LCD TV

3. Next we’re taking a step up in size, with this stunning 42 inch Panasonic Plasma TV, which again comes with a Freesat tuner and a marathon 5 year warranty. – BUN/TX-P42G20B/13295

Panasonic Plasma TV

Panasonic Plasma TV

2. Just missing out on top spot is this 46 inch Panasonic Plasma TV, which comes with Freeview HD and a Full HD 1080p resolution, so it’ll deliver amazing picture quality on anything you want to watch. – TX-P46S20B

Panasonic Plasma TV

Panasonic Plasma TV

1. Topping our list of Panasonic TVs is this enormous 50 inch Panasonic Plasma TV. It’s one of the first Panasonic 3D TVs on the market, and will deliver an amazing 3D experience right there in your living room. – TX-P50VT20B

Panasonic 3D TV

Panasonic 3D TV

Top 5 LG TVs

As the URL of this blog suggests, our aim is to review TVs. With that in mind, we’d better get started, and what better place to start than by looking at the top 5 LG TVs on the market at the minute? LG are one of the world’s most prominent TV manufacturers, and after this review, you’ll see why! Here are our top 5 LG TVs.

5 – We’re starting off our countdown with this humble 32 inch LG LCD TV, which combines style and technology to deliver a brilliantly affordable home entertainment package. – 32LF2510

LG LCD TV

LG LCD TV

4 – A step up in size, this 37 inch LG LCD TV is our number 4! This little beauty’s been certified by the energy saving trust, so it’ll keep your bills down and your entertainment up. – 37LH2000

LG LCD TV

LG LCD TV

3 – In bronze medal position is this stunning 42 inch LG LED TV. With its LED backlighting, this TV will deliver stunning visuals whatever you choose to watch. – 42SL9000

LG LED TV

LG LED TV

2 – Just missing out on the top spot is this enormous 50 inch LG Plasma TV. With a screen this big you can re-create the feeling of the cinema right there in the comfort of your living room. – 50PS3000

LG PLASMA TV

LG PLASMA TV

1 – Topping our poll, and probably topping the tables in any TV rundown right now, is this amazing 55 inch LG 3D LED TV. It’s one of the first 3D TVs to hit the market, and sure to be one of the best. – 55LX9900

LG 3D LED TV

LG 3D LED TV

LCD is one option – What are the others?

Whilst choosing a TV from the sea of models out there may seem intimidating, we can break it down for you into two simple categories; LCD TV or Plasma TV. On the outside these two appear very similar and they essentially do the same job, the difference is the technology they employ to do that job. If you’re not an engineer or a rocket scientist then that technology isn’t going to mean much to you, what you need to know is the difference you’ll see when you put them to use.

The deciding factor in choosing either an LCD or Plasma TV is size; if you’re looking for a TV that’s 32” or under then you’ll get the best performance from an LCD, any bigger than that and you want a Plasma. There are other slight differences, such as Plasma TVs giving a deeper black, and LCD TVs being slightly cheaper, but the main concern is size. Join the HD revolution and get an LCD TV or Plasma TV now.

One new innovation within the LCD TV range is LED backlighting, which sounds complex but it really isn’t. Basically, the screen on an LCD TV is lit from behind so you can actually see the picture, and this is done in a range of different ways depending on the TV. With an LED backlit LCD TV though the screen is lit by a panel of small bright lights and this gives your TV a wider viewing angle, impressive brightness and a far deeper black. If you want to be at the forefront of LCD technology, experiencing the best pictures possible then an LED TV is ideal. Because this is a new innovation not all LCD TVs come with it, but to have a look at which ones do check out the manufacturer’s website.

What can I connect to my LCD TV?

Freeview, Freesat, Freedom

There hasn’t just been an advance in the way you watch, there’s been advances in what you watch too. With the digital revolution you’re no longer constrained by terrestrial TV, now you can enjoy far greater choice and even more of your favourite shows. The most common package available is Freeview, which comes either built-in to your TV or in the form of a set-top box. Whilst it’s likely that you’ve already been introduced to Freeview, you may not have heard of the latest progression, Freesat. This is a non-subscription service similar to Freeview which allows you to receive fantastic HD programming through a satellite dish, without having to pay the sometimes hefty fees of subscription TV. Some TVs come with Freesat built-in making installation much easier.

Alongside the new Freesat service are Freesat recorders, which work in a similar way to Sky+ but for a fraction of the price. With a Freesat recorder you can record and store all of your favourite programs in stunning HD. You won’t have to worry about missing programs that clash either, as you can record two programmes simultaneously. If one of you wants to watch the football and the other Coronation Street then a Freesat recorder can end all the arguments.

Blu-ray

Though it may seem like DVD technology hasn’t been around 5 minutes, in today’s ever-evolving technological world there’s no time to stand still. Blu-ray is the newest advancement in this format, offering up to 5 times more storage space than a DVD along with the ability to hold HD video. Just think of it like the step-up from CD to DVD; Blu-ray is the next rung of the technological ladder.

To experience the awesome quality of Blu-ray you need a Blu-ray player. You don’t have to worry about all your old DVDs becoming redundant though, as our Blu-ray players are compatible with the old format too. To experience your favourite films and TV programmes in stunning HD whenever you want you need a blu-ray player.