Drawn between sam LE32A559P and sony d3000

maxp

Standard Member
Hi guys, im desperately drawn between these two models - i can find the d3000 for £630 (although ive seen some claiming they've found it for £600) and the sammy for £585.

Its usage will be a freeview/xbox360/dvd 60%/25%/15% split.

Any advice appreciated!
 

Yemeth

Well-known Member
I would've recommended the Samsung due to 1080p for gaming, but I would also recommend the D3000 because most of your usage will be SD, and the Sony is one of the best for SD. Not really sure how the Samsung fairs on SD tbh, but they're known not to be the best in that department.

The only downfall with the Sony is that its an old model, and 1080p is the future. Thats the only reason i would slightly lean towards the Samsung.
 

maxp

Standard Member
Hmm thanks, tricky decision indeed. For this figure (~£600) are these two fairly strong contenders for the best (with regards to useage)?

Also can i throw the KDL32W4000 into the mix, its +£100 but 1080p and basically a newer model
 

Yemeth

Well-known Member
Hmm thanks, tricky decision indeed. For this figure (~£600) are these two fairly strong contenders for the best (with regards to useage)?

Also can i throw the KDL32W4000 into the mix, its +£100 but 1080p and basically a newer model
The W4000 is an even better choice than the 2, of course, due to the price difference. It got a very good review from *

If you can spend £100 more than the original £600, also consider the Samsung 32" A656. You can get it for £688 from dixons if you use the discount codes TV8 & SAVE20. Very stylish (better looking than W4000 IMO), 1080p, red glow and 100Hz.
 

ChrisGgr

Member
the thing is 32A656 doesnt offer anything extra...the panel of 32" is inferior to the 40" and above and also doesnt have 100Hz as the bigger have
 

maxp

Standard Member
I know it seems the sony w4000 > d3000 but the 32" w4000 doesnt have the 100hz mode and has an 8bit panel, so other than it supporting 1080p it actually seems worse spec-wise?
 

ChrisGgr

Member
I know it seems the sony w4000 > d3000 but the 32" w4000 doesnt have the 100hz mode and has an 8bit panel, so other than it supporting 1080p it actually seems worse spec-wise?
yeah it doesnt have but the panel is improved especially on blacks,and the motion is still very good withought any probs on the W4000
 

Yemeth

Well-known Member
You dont need 100Hz to have decent motion handling IMO. Some tvs perform good enough without 100Hz. Like CHRISGEO said, if it were between the W4000 and D3000, I'd take the W4000 any day.

The choices are plenty in the market now, many makes of tvs will be good, all you can do is narrow it down to an equal 3 or so.
 

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