Pop goes the telly

In between bouts of moving mailboxes and virtualising application servers I was sat downstairs catching up on last nights telly. Midway through NCIS the TV made an odd "pop" sound and shut itself off. I turned it back on and it did the same thing. It did this quite a few times leading to a diagnosis of "it’s broked".

Fortunately we have a newish Richer Sounds on the other side of town and in the email newsletter yesterday they were advertising a 50" LG for a decent price, and it turns out that they had one in stock. Even more fortunately it fitted in the back of the X-Trail with about 2mm to spare.

It’s up and running and looks stunning. It’s not actually much bigger than the 42" unit it’s replacing, the only issue is that the stand isn’t as tall so the centre speaker sits above the base of the screen, but that can be cured with a few bits of wood. I’m now giving it a good workout with a copy of Toy Story 3 which arrived this morning.

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6 Responses to Pop goes the telly

  1. matt says:

    How do SD programmes look on it?

    I don’t know what to get now, maybe I should get a small LCD for now.

  2. rich says:

    SD isn’t quite as good as it was on the Phillips, but I think that’s mostly down to the increase in screen size. Bear in mind that I also watch stuff from the Tivo which degrades image quality slightly. Everything tends to look slightly soft.

    DVDs look fine, and Blu-ray looks superb.

  3. matt says:

    ok, having measured up 50″ it’s ENORMOUS, and 200quid more expensive than 42/720 ARGH!
    maybe get the samsung without ext warranty from Comet.. oh i don’t know!

  4. rich says:

    I don’t think anyone does 42″ 1080p tellys these days.

  5. Simon says:

    50″ is way too big for your room Matt!

  6. matt says:

    I agree, simon.
    there are a few 1080p 42ers but they’re 800 quid or something, gunna get the samsung, if it’s naff I’ll upgrade in 2 years.