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Televisions

Evening all!
Our 27" CRT Sony TV has decided to go kaput (turns itself off and standby light starts blinking - it repeatedly blinks twice if that means anything to anyone).
So it looks like we are going to be replacing it with a new telly. I've been looking around and New TV Linky looks like a good deal.
Does anyone have any other suggestions on a new telly / what might be up with the sony and if it's worth getting it repaired?
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Teatime
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Have you had a look on the AV forum? I spent ages on there before deciding which telly to buy. Ended up spending more than I intended on a Tosh Regza but it's absolutely superb. Also worth checking on HotUKDeals
biondani
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The 2 blinks is a power supply short. See What it means when the standby timer flashes for details.
Ian
Teatime
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Do they tell you these details in the user manual...? And if not, why not?!
biondani
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Quote from: Teatime
Do they tell you these details in the user manual...? And if not, why not?!

I wish. My TV is one of these http://www.viewsoniceurope.com/UK/Products/LCDTV/N4060w.html and I would highly recommend.
Ian
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Quote from: Teatime
Do they tell you these details in the user manual...? And if not, why not?!

Because that would be the sensible thing to do :p
Thanks for that link Ian, looks like it's:
Two blinks - B+ over current protection (OCP), unit goes to the standby mode then displays the 2 blink fault. Could be a short in the power supply of any of the circuits.
Not that that means anything to me, but at least I can pretend to know what I'm talking about now :p
HSNetwork
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Dan & Ian,
Ive had to edit your posts as the links clearly stretched the page. Its all good now though Smiley
HSNetwork
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Actually just looking at your link Dan,
I got me a 32" widescreen LCD television for £399 from argos. Admitedly its a Bush, but the quality looks great, its got 3 years warranty and the best bit is I can attach the lappy to it and watch films that way.
Id look about a little you could get yourself a better bargain elsewhere if you look closely enough.
Liam
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Quote from: Assos
So it looks like we are going to be replacing it with a new telly. I've been looking around and New TV Linky looks like a good deal.
Does anyone have any other suggestions on a new telly / what might be up with the sony and if it's worth getting it repaired?

Dan,
I have that exact same TV (actually I think it might be the 28" variant anyway) but it's absolutely fantastic.  I love them.  Not only do they look great, but the quality is amongst the best I have seen for an LCD screen.
You may have noticed that we have them (the 32" ones) all over the place here.  For monitoring / TV etc... They really are very good, and the quality when plugging in my Mac by DVI is superb.
Oh, and the HD gaming on XBOX 360 isn't bad either ;-)
Very much Recommended :-)
James
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It is the 28" variant.
I have to strain my eyes Smiley
Liam
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Lol... it would do nicely in my bedroom... but would need a long cable for the Sky...
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Tom,
I'm still looking around and am aware you can get better deals size / price wise - but liked the samsung because it was a good price, has an excellent reputation (as Liam's post shows) and after seeing them at PN towers.
I'm hoping to get into town and have a look around today so I might see something else there...
HSNetwork
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Well I was having a good look around.
I have to say one of the think abouts on my list was indeed a Samsung aswell as the Hitachi 37" widescreen for £799, a LG 32" @ £568. In the end I opted for the one I have now because it served my purpose and was a fantastic price (I think abything less than 32" is a waste and you may aswell stick with crt lol).
Liam
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We have a ceiling mounted Samsung above the Comms pod with monitoring on it...
http://www.lmartin.plus.com/plusnet/telly.jpg
Sexy telly!
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Well, I've been into town to have a look round on the high street to see what there is, but while I was out Mother and Stephen have decided to bugger off to John Lewis in Wycombe without me, so I guess it'll be whatever they choose in JL, but the Samsung is on the list apparently...