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32" LCD - Informed advice request

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ratnamg

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I am in the market for a 32" LCD. Would appreciate informed opinions on which one to go in for from among Sony, Samsung, Sharp & Hitachi from the points of performance and specs, longevity and after sales service support. Budget is not a constraint for the right model.

All you gizmo scholars out there, help me please !
 

particleman

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I would suggest looking at 37" at least since 32" doesn't do any justice to the 720p HD standard. Hitachi and Toshiba (Regza) would be two to look at.
 

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When budget is not a constraint: Hitachi, Toshiba, NEC

When budget is a constraint: LG, Samsung, Sony

To avoid (IMO): Sharp, Sanyo, Philips, Videocon

I agree with Pman, 32 is no longer big enough. 37 is decent. If your viewing distance permits, go for a 37 incher.
 

ratnamg

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My room size is 10 * 10. Viewing distance would be max 5-6 ft. Would this suit a 37 incher ? Also, is there a lot of perceivable difference in video quality between a Full HD model supporting 1080P and a HD ready model ?
 

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Truth to tell, 32" is enough for that distance. At that screen size a HD Ready TV will also give a pretty clear picture. But like they say, more is always good.
 

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My room size is 10 * 10. Viewing distance would be max 5-6 ft. Would this suit a 37 incher ? Also, is there a lot of perceivable difference in video quality between a Full HD model supporting 1080P and a HD ready model ?

Just now, I saw this on the homepage of What Hi-Fi : "Toshiba is launching the new Regza range, a huge series of LCD TVs, of which this is the first we've seen. The 32XV505 is a full HD screen and the price is very reasonable."

Also check out the Sony D series 32 incher. Good luck!:)
 

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well my viewing distance is the same as urs ,i went for a 32inch .Initialy wanted to go for a 37inch but i realised that the pixels size was larger for my taste and there was no 37inch 1080p lcd at that time.so i settled for a 32inch sony V series after comparing to the samsung and sharp models.

if money is not a problem go for the sony KLV-32W400A its 1080p panel,has a static contrast of 3000:1 and best of all has a bravia engine2 .this tv shares the same panel as the one found in the samsung but the sony gives betters blacks and has a superior image processor,the lcd is not yet available in showrooms will take another 2 weeks but is already available in the grey market costs about 55000 in the grey.

if u want something cheaper u can go for the panasonic models like TC-32LX700 on par with the sony D series.
 

ratnamg

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Samsung has just released a Full HD 1080p 32 inch LCD TV in India and it is reasonably priced as well. Do have a look at this and post your comments on this model.


LA32A550P1 LCD TV - television SAMSUNG

Samsung LA32A550P1 32" LCD TV at the best price in India! Sumaria.in


Got mine for 52 K ! Great TV at a great price for the specs that it offers. The 5 series has been simulataneously launched in the US too and is a great hit there too, judging by the reviews in various US based forms.

I briefly was thinking about the Sony W series 32 ( Full HD) but looks like its going be priced closer to around 70-75K, and at the price, its not too attractive.

The 5 series looks like great value for money.
 

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Got mine for 52 K ! Great TV at a great price for the specs that it offers. The 5 series has been simulataneously launched in the US too and is a great hit there too, judging by the reviews in various US based forms.

I briefly was thinking about the Sony W series 32 ( Full HD) but looks like its going be priced closer to around 70-75K, and at the price, its not too attractive.

The 5 series looks like great value for money.


Enjoy your new TV :)
How good is the performance? Did you test the TV with High-def videos and gaming?
 

ratnamg

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I have a Hathway digital cable connection thru a stb and the pictures are fabulous, even at a viweing distance of 6-8 feet. In channels where the basic feed is superior, like Animal Planet/Nat geo/World movies etc, the picture is just fantastic.

I havent tried high def sources or gaming as yet, but going by the picture I am getting on terrestrial cable, I am sure there's nothing to complain about.
 

mridulgoel

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Best in class : Hitachi & Panasonic

Guyz you support Sony, but as a matter of fact Sony, doesn't have there own panels...
Currently they are using IPS alpha technology...
And i dont know, how many of you know, but IPS alpha technology is a trademark of Hitachi...

Hitachi is very well priced and a go get one LCD...

For your room 32" LCD will be more than sufficient...

Model L32A01A - MRP Rs.48,000 only...

Do let me know, if you need any help or considering a best deal...

Thanks & Regards

Mridul Goel
 
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