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# 79508 18-Mar-2011 09:30
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My father-in-law is looking for a new TV.  He doesn't want anything more than a 42" model, and doesn't need extra features like networking or USB.  He does have MySky HDi, but I don't know if he has any HD content.  He only has a DVD player (couple of years old) and an old VCR, and doesn't have any home theatre components.

He's seen a Samsung that he liked - UA40C6200.  It's a 40" LED unit.  I've tried to look up reviews online, but can't really find anything positive or negative about it.  Other than the price - $1448 is the cheapest on Pricespy, and he's looking at paying $1699.

I bought a Panasonic Plasma which I'm really enjoying, so I looked at a smaller version of that.  The TH-P42U20Z seems to be a good compromise - right size, full HD, good brand, no extraneous features.  And better yet, the price is only $963 shipped from Bond and Bond.

What do others think of these two models?  Which would you choose in this situation?  Or would you recommend something else?



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  # 449486 18-Mar-2011 09:43
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Samsung make good TVs. I have two LCD's, and a friend has the LED version. It's pretty awesome. Just make sure it has enough legacy connectors, my Mums 40" Samsung LCD doesn't have many, but my 55" Samsung LCD does.

I prefer LCD to Plasma, just personal choice. I returned the Samsung Plasma and got an LCD. Less burn in (which was an issue with network logos, video games, DVD on pause), less buzzing, and better motion.

There a thread about this yesterday too. This one

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  # 449529 18-Mar-2011 11:19
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The 42" U series will be your ideal candidate unless your father-in-law has a lot of windows in his room.
Then the 42" V series Panasonic will do a bit better as it has a filter to help with this.


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  # 450029 20-Mar-2011 13:18
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Thanks. I had a look at the U series on Friday and it looked pretty good. He does have a few windows, but he reckons he's okay with it. He managed to pick it up from NL for $900 + delivery, and he seems to be happy with that...

Thanks for the replies - another happy customer.

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  # 450033 20-Mar-2011 13:38
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Sony all the way. They are just about the release their new models too. Also LED is the better technology, thinner screens with better colours, and LEDs last longer too, and don't flicker. Look at the Ozzie sony website to see some of the new models.

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