[quote=“TheLostSwede”]Ah, well, I can only check stuff online so…
Taoyuan does have limited options, although if you go to the Carrefour near the big hospital you’ll be glad to know that it’s the best Carrefour I’ve been to in Taiwan, not that it helps when you’re after a DVD player
And yeah, I can’t tell the two apart with the exception of the model number and some slight cosmetic changes.
With regards to the TV, just a word of warning, a friend of mine that works in the IT industry here as well as my GF have had major problems with Chimei TV’s that their companies have used at exhibitions with brand new units failing within days. That said, this has been limited to their 52-inch models and according to my GF, their smaller models are fine. Have you had a look at the new models from Vizio or BenQ? Vizio are meant to be really good and they have some cracking deal coming up at Costco where you get NT$3000 off their 240Hz 42-inch model, but that’s not until the 22nd of January… (and this is a fairly expensive cutting edge model to start with).
We got a Heran 42-incher recently, but the first one had a broken speaker and the replacement has a really annoying stuck red pixel (which isn’t covered by the warranty). The neat thing with it is that it has a USB port that you can use with a USB stick to watch movies straight off.
What’s your budget anyhow? Also, when demoing TV’s make sure they’re all connected to a good source (as in HD) via HDMI when you compare them, or the picture will look vastly different. Standard Definition content will look unsharp, slightly fuzzy and pixellated no matter what compared to HD content. Upscaling a DVD will look ok, but not like a Blu-ray disc. Just want to make sure you compare apples to apples and not apples to lemons [/quote]
Thanks for your help. I truly appreciate it.
TVs…I’m was looking at the 42inch Chemei 120hz. It’s picture just blows away all other TVs on display. And they are all running from the same HDMI box. I think I already said this, but at two different stores while walking towards the TVs the Chemei just stands out. the whites are twice as bright as any other TV…and the blacks are black. And the 120hz does away with choppiness.
The 42inch costs 37,000nt. The 47 inch costs 56,000nt…and they throw in a 10,000nt 22inch LCD for free. And then there’s the 55inch, which costs 75,000nt and they throw in the 22inch as well.
I originally wanted the 42inch. But I currently have a 32inch (CRT) and I’m worried that if we mount the LCD on the wall which is a foot or two further back…then the size upgrade won’t be as noticeable. So now it’s either the 47 or the 55, but since the 47 is only 5 inches larger the next step down…and the 55 is a whole 8 inches large than the next step down…I’m now leaning towards the 55 inch.
Thoughts? Opinions? Alternatives?