Over researched to the point of confusion!


New member
Aug 10, 2019

If anyone can help me I'd be really really grateful. I want to buy a new TV but don't want to spend much more than £800. I've been researching LCD and Plasma screens for a couple of weeks now to the point where I'm just never going to be able to make a choice on my own!

I will only be using the TV to watch standard TV and play a bit of Nintendo Wii and maybe in the future XBOX 360. I also watch a lot of football so need that to look good. I don't watch too many movies but do argue with the missus when footy and eastenders are on so I would really like picture in picture as an option.

Having looked around I don't know if I need 100htz 1080p for what I will be doing or can I settle for less?

Size wise I would like something around the 37" mark. I don't really want to drop down to 32" but will go up to 40" 42".

The closest I have come to getting what I want is the Samsung LE37M87BDX. Would that seem like a good choice given my requirements.

Any help appreciated.

Oh also, if there is a recent issue of what hi-fi that reviewed 37" sets that I can back order that would be good!


Andrew Everard

New member
May 30, 2007
Yes, we tested 37in models in the August 2007 issue. Our Back Issues people on 08456 777813 should be able to supply you with a copy.


I'm going to sound like a Sony sales person but hey... have a look at the Sony 40D3000.

The TV is well suited to a standard definition input and has a 100Hz mode which will be great for watching football. It also has 3 HMDI inputs so it'll be able to handle your xbox 360 along with any other future upgrades. Video games will look great on it.

If you upscale a standard definition signal to 1080P it'll look *really* bad - remember - rubbish in, rubbish out!

You can pick up the LE37M87BDX for around £600. The 40D3000 can be found for around £800. Depends on whether you think the £200 is worth it to be honest as the Samsung is a good TV - but the 40D3000 is better suited towards your requirements.


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