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#116727 8-May-2013 01:28
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Hi everyone, I'm quite new here so forgive me if this comes across as naive or is posted in the wrong place.

I am about to ditch the old CRT and after some recommendations for a new set up please - I have limited experience in all this - I just know that I want a decent LCD TV and be able to access internet / apps etc.

Research suggests not to bother with a "Smart TV" but to go with a seperate android box (which suits me as I like Android).

What I'm after;
- 40 - 42" LCD screen (Which brand? Which model?)
- Surround Sound - basic but good
- Android Box (dongle type could be OK, although most models I've come across seem to have just the 1 USB port and I am thinking I will need at least 2 (1 for HDD and 1 for wireless keyboard n mouse)

I have a wireless router next to the TV already.
Budget for all this is ideally under 1k but can go to 1.5

Please offer suggestions - there is so much to choose from I am confused !

Thank in advance

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  #813519 8-May-2013 09:54
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In regards to Android sticks, take a look at one that will work with a powered USB hub, that way you can add a wireless keyboard + HDD + Skype camera etc etc.
It's a cool wee addition, especially if you just want to plug and play.


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  #815687 11-May-2013 11:21
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Ok thanks.

Just trying to decide whether it's better to go with something like this:

Or whether to find something cheaper on

What do you recommend?



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  #825372 25-May-2013 21:09
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Alright, research so far has lead me to the Android TV MK808 - seems to be the current product for getting internet on the TV!

Now I need to figure out the right (best) HDTV, and a surround sound set up.
Have found this:

Suggestions welcome :-)

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