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Which TV to buy?

Discussion in 'Everything Else' started by TheRiddler, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    It disturbed me how early in the evening you decided to moon someone!! The rest looked like a good night out! :lmao:
  2. Newb Trevor Allan (34)

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    i certainly enjoyed it scarfo. i always did like stories told by pictures better than words anyhow. would have been even better if KB's head was replaced by quade's though.
  3. Sandpit Fan Nev Cottrell (35)

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    Other than overcooking the double bundy & cokes, leading to an early browneye, I'm guessing this was your warm up routine for the G&GR drinks tonight Scarfie? After action reports, complete with incriminating photo's are expected, particularly if someone has a QC moment. :lmao:
  4. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    No, but Blue did spill his beer on The Scarf, which drew gasps of dismay from the rest of the table.
    But he was such a good bloke we let him off with a severe beating, and he promised not to do it again.until next year! :lmao:
  5. Scarfman Knitter of the Scarf

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    The Scarf being the sacred woollen object, not the sacred fat-arse object.
  6. TOCC Guest

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    i just bought myself a new TV, the Sony 46 inch Z5500 Series Full HD BRAVIA LCD TV

    I did look at going LED, problem been with LED that it is a relatively new technology, and the price to size ratio was a bit expensive at the moment so i decided to stick with the LCD for the time been.

    The TV i bought is 200hz which means it is perfect for watching sport, i did a fair bit of research into it and read quite a few reviews online and it scored pretty highly, im more then happy with it after upgrading from my previous LG 37" HD tv.

    IT comes with all the gucci extras like USB and LAN connections, as well as 4HDMI ports
  7. Pfitzy Tim Horan (67)

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    What kind of formats is the LAN connection good for?
  8. TOCC Guest

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    i havent actually hooked the LAN up yet, the router is in another room, but this is what the website says

    Photo (JPEG), Music (MP3, LPCM), Video (MPEG2 PS, MPEG2 TS, AVCHD)

    i have a PS3 as well, so i dont really plan on using that feature of the tv all to much
  9. mark_s Chilla Wilson (44)

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    My TV has completely carked it now 3years and 3 months from purchase. I am pretty pissed about it but atleast the sales are on now. I will be buying something cheap as I spent big $ last time and have received no value from it.
  10. Pfitzy Tim Horan (67)

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    Have you got the PlayTV? I'm keen to look into this option to replace my HDD Set Top Box when it also carks. New TV, PS3 + PlayTV, and I reckon I'm about set.
  11. TOCC Guest

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    yeah i do have PlayTV, my only small issue with the PlayTV is that the reception quality is slightly less then what your tv would give you, its absolutely fantastic other then that, i look through the guide for the next 7 days and just pick out all these shows that i want to record, then later in that week i just go through my hard-drive and watch all these recorded tv shows.

    Its got dual tuners as well, so you can watch one channel whilst recording another, or you can be playing your playstation whilst recording a tv show at the same time.

    but like i said, if you are in a area with good tv reception, then you will have no dramas, however where i am we get pretty shit reception and the image jumps about a bit.
  12. Pfitzy Tim Horan (67)

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    Once you've recorded it can you stream it to another PC in the house?
  13. TOCC Guest

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    nah you cant stream, well its not a feature which is built in at least

    playtv did come with the option where you were able to copy shows onto a USB drive, but its actually against the laws in Australia so they have removed that feature, you are still able to do it however, you change the region to 'other' from 'australia' and you can do it, but due to other reasons technical reasons the max size file you can copy is 4gb, which is equal to about 1hr SD or 30min HD, so if you planned on copying a rugby match it aint happening.

    Thats the other thing i should mention, the format which the shows are recorded in are Mpeg2, no dramas except it means that the file sizes are quite massive, you would want to have quite a large hard drvie in your PS3.


    The other feature which it has, is you are able to stream over the PS3 wireless card to a PSP, or you can connect to you PS3 through the internet and program recording guides.. Whilst i dont think its a feature which i will ever use, it might appeal to some people.
  14. naza Alan Cameron (40)

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    Panasonic. My 50" Plasma is magnificent. Bought 15 months ago for only $2500. You can get quality in the $2.5-3K range, so you're laughing.

    You simply need to go in store and see what your eyeballs like.
  15. TheRiddler Dave Cowper (27)

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    We start moving house tomorrow. Foxtel move is booked in for Friday which is when the new toy gets its grand unveliing. Havent been brave enough to visit the hi-fi stores to see if I could have gotten a better deal by holding on a little while longer. As I learnt when I was a lot younger, a bird on my hand was much better than thinking about her bush.

    (edited to remove terrible typos)
  16. Pfitzy Tim Horan (67)

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    Cognitive dissonance sucks, but what can you do?

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