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Old 25th August 2009, 11:15   #2881
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Inspite of being one of the pioneers in flat panels, Philips has lost it completely in consumer electronics.
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Old 26th August 2009, 21:40   #2882
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Smile Help me decide a 32" LCD TV

I have tried searching this thread and other sites for a few days. I am planning to buy an LCD TV. The distance from the TV position and where I would sit comes to 8 feet, so I think 32 inches would be good enough. Correct me if this assumption is wrong.

I have a cable set top box from Hathway, a progressive scan DVD player and a Wii gaming system. So the max resolution signal that I will receive now will be 480p. Considering these could the experts here clear a few doubts that I have

1. Is a full HD model required for my purpose? Will I feel bad not having chosen full HD (say within 3 to 5 years)
2. Has anyone used Wii with a 32 inches LCD TV with a component cable. How good is it and what TV is it?

My budget is 30k-40k, the cheaper the better :-)
Also from my limited knowledge I have arrived at a few options
1. Samsung 32 inches series 4 - LA32B450C4
2. Samsung 32 inches series 5 - LA32B550
3. LG 32 inches Jazz - 32LG80FR
4. LG 32 inches Scarlet 2.0 - 32LH70YR

Two are HD ready and two are full HD televisions. Suggest as to which one I should go for. Have I missed any other good model.
I will of course go to the showroom and watch them side by side also.
But I cannot use my Wii there and I feel there are many experts here who can throw some light based on my expected usage.
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Old 27th August 2009, 15:57   #2883
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1. Is a full HD model required for my purpose? Will I feel bad not having chosen full HD (say within 3 to 5 years)
2. Has anyone used Wii with a 32 inches LCD TV with a component cable. How good is it and what TV is it?

My budget is 30k-40k, the cheaper the better :-)
Also from my limited knowledge I have arrived at a few options
1. Samsung 32 inches series 4 - LA32B450C4
2. Samsung 32 inches series 5 - LA32B550
3. LG 32 inches Jazz - 32LG80FR
4. LG 32 inches Scarlet 2.0 - 32LH70YR

Two are HD ready and two are full HD televisions. Suggest as to which one I should go for. Have I missed any other good model.
I will of course go to the showroom and watch them side by side also.
Out of your selected models, LG Scarlet has a better specification (100Hz Screen and better refresh rate 2.4ms). In above four models, Samsung LA32B550 is HD Ready, remaining all 3 models are Full HD Models.

It is better you go to showroom carrying your favourite DVD (or carry any HD movie in thumbdrive and play it over DVD player having usb port) and view it in all four TVs (better to set all in factory default picture mode) and select the best picked by your eyes.

Do let us know which one you've finally purchased and what deal you've got.

All the best !
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Old 27th August 2009, 20:56   #2884
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Out of your selected models, LG Scarlet has a better specification (100Hz Screen and better refresh rate 2.4ms). In above four models, Samsung LA32B550 is HD Ready, remaining all 3 models are Full HD Models.

It is better you go to showroom carrying your favourite DVD (or carry any HD movie in thumbdrive and play it over DVD player having usb port) and view it in all four TVs (better to set all in factory default picture mode) and select the best picked by your eyes.

Do let us know which one you've finally purchased and what deal you've got.

All the best !
Small Correction bro, Samsung LA32B550 is not a HD Ready, but it is a Full HD TV. Refer here

http://www.samsung.com/in/consumer/d...LXL&fullspec=F

Out of the choice, if you have the budget go for Samsung LA32B550.
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Old 28th August 2009, 08:49   #2885
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Default Got an offer for sony 32 inch.

I got an offer for a 32 inch sony bravia KLV-32V400A/B.
Its Mrp is 45,900.I got an offer for 32,000rs.its a one day offer.Should i go in for it or not??Bhpians please help.I need to go today afternoon to get it if its a good buy to get the offer.
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The offer is good but is 32 inches big enough for your room. LCDs are 16*9 compared with 4*3 for CRTs and you should go for the biggest size that you can afford and your room can fit. Generally viewing distance of 10 feet can do with 40-42 inch (as I find no problem in a 42 inch plasma with a 10 ft distance), 8 feet can do with 37.
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The offer is good but is 32 inches big enough for your room. LCDs are 16*9 compared with 4*3 for CRTs and you should go for the biggest size that you can afford and your room can fit. Generally viewing distance of 10 feet can do with 40-42 inch (as I find no problem in a 42 inch plasma with a 10 ft distance), 8 feet can do with 37.
my room is 10x12 ft.viewing distance will be around 6-8 ft i guess.
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my room is 10x12 ft.viewing distance will be around 6-8 ft i guess.
If you have the budget 37 inch should do. I have mostly seen people who have bought a low size flat TV and regret at leisure. In flat TV, small viewing distance does not cause any physical problems. Only if you go near, you can see the pixels. I think 8 feet should mean 37 inch. Even a 40 inch if you can sit back to the max possible.

I have a42 inch Pioneer Plasma and wish my room size was bigger and viewing distance was larger than 10 feet so that I could buy a 50-65 inch!!!. 32 inch flat TV may be no better than a 25-29 inch CRT in term of pic size and enjoyment. Of course, better resolution is there.

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If you have the budget 37 inch should do. I have mostly seen people who have bought a low size flat TV and regret at leisure. In flat TV, small viewing distance does not cause any physical problems. Only if you go near, you can see the pixels. I think 8 feet should mean 37 inch. Even a 40 inch if you can sit back to the max possible.
but boss a 37 inch bravia will come around 55k.which at this point of the time is not so economical for me to buy.just for 5 inches more i have to shell out 23k more.
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If you have a 29 inch CRT and with your budget limitations for the time being, I would suggest sticking with it, unless you feel the need to spend. 32 inch will be mostly the same as CRT, but with better resolution. So if that is OK with you, then buy a 32 inch. Otherwise, save for 37-40 inch which should be Ok for your room size. In another 3-6 mths, you will get a 37 inch at the same price as a 32 inch today. trust me, that is what is happening in this industry since it came into being, and will happen in the future now.
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^+1. Gary, if you can wait then by all means wait! I too was initially thinking of gifting a 32" LCD to my parents, but two visits to the showroom and I knew that only a 42" will do! So now I have to spend about 15k extra (~30k for Samsung/LG LCD vs ~45k for LG Plasma). But it's better to wait and go for a big screen- after all we shouldn't exchange our TVs every few months (bad thing for the environment)!
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well the wall's width that i intend to install the lcd is only 67 inches.on the either sides of the wall i have windows.and the viewing distance will be max 8ft.so which size would be the best fit in that room(10x12)?
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well the wall's width that i intend to install the lcd is only 67 inches.on the either sides of the wall i have windows.and the viewing distance will be max 8ft.so which size would be the best fit in that room(10x12)?
Gary, my personal opinion says a 42" Plasma would be perfect for a 8' distance. But why don't you go to your nearest multi-brand showroom and see for yourself? Buy what you prefer!
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Prashanth if you have bought Philips please put your reviews, even i am impressed with their LCD range.
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Small Correction bro, Samsung LA32B550 is not a HD Ready, but it is a Full HD TV. Refer here

81cm (32) LCD TV LA32B550K1R - LCD TV - Television | SAMSUNG

Out of the choice, if you have the budget go for Samsung LA32B550.
Yes thanks, it was my mistake ... typo... I had mean to say Samsung LA32B450 is HD Ready remaining all are Full HD Sets.

Samsung LA32B550 has 100Hz screen which is ideal for gaming (connecting a PC or Laptop).
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