My last LCD thread - leaving it open to you to pick me which one!

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  1. Unlight

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    Ok guys, I simply cannot decide.

    Need to get a new 32" LCD and dont have a clue which one. Ive had a look at all and simply cant decide :

    Panasonic TX32LXD500

    Sony KDLS32A12

    Samsung LE32R41BDX

    Sharp LC32GD7


    Please someone help me decide - I'm going absolutely mental as I cant simply make the decision!
     
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    Ive decided to go for the samsung le32r41bdx as i can get for under £700, just waiting for stock to come in from supplier.
     
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    Well, you jolly well will have to make up your own mind as I am also in the same predicament as yourself!

    I'm dithering whether to buy the Toshiba 32WLT58 or the Sony KDL S32A12.

    My main problem is whether I like the flashier metallic look of the Sony or the darker more understated 'plastic' look of the Toshiba. Also the Toshiba looks neater below the screen as there is only a narrow speaker slot - does this compromise the sound?? The Sony, like a lot of other makes, has a fairly deep loudspeaker baffle below the screen.

    ;) :)
     
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    The Panny all the way.
    But it's in a different price class anyways.
     
  5. Unlight

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    The Panasonic 52 is only around £1150 or so, as is the Sony - I dont mind paying the little bit extra.

    Only thing thats bothering me on the Panasonic 52 is that there is no VGA input for Xbox 360 etc!
     
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    Agree, so get the panny. If you want to cash out the extra for the VGA input and the PIP, and better sound, then do it.
    It's definitely the best in your list.
     
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    It's got to be the Toshiba 32WLT58 - extremely competitive price at £1079.00 (John Lewis - Welwyn Garden City) and has every connection you need (and some!) including 2 x HDMI inputs which i believe no other LCD has at the moment!

    And finally, a 5 Star rating - see the following thread:

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=259557
     
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    I cant get the Toshiba, as its not carried by www.webelectricals.co.uk, where I have credit for my old LE32R51B which cannot be prepared!
     
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    Hmm, that is a shame! Well, from your list it'd have to be the Panasonic TX32LXD500 - stunning set, just a bit pricey!
     
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    Dont mind paying for something stunning :)

    I was all set to go for a 40", but I'm only sitting about 6-10 foot away, so that would be overkill right?
     
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    Yes, you would be disappointed.
     
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    Ok great,

    So its between the Panasonic 52 and the Panasonic 500

    Really cant decide whether its worth an extra £400 for a PC input for the Xbox 360 instead of using component leads??? :( :(
     
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    only 720p over the component apparently, whereas you get a pixel matched 1360x768 over the vga, clearer image.

    im picking up a 500 here on saturday. then im going to see Wales play NZ! Woohoo!


    edit: Turns out the 360 will only render in 720p anyway, and then scale it up to fit the output res of 1360x768 if you select to use that over VGA. Same effect as feeding the TV a 720p signal over and letting the TV upscale it. Time will tell which scaler is better.


    happy pez :)
     
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    Hmm..

    To be honest I'm a bit worried about paying £600 more (which is nearly enough for a second Samsung 32"!!).
     
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    I'd get the Sharp LC32GD7, due to availabilty of more suitable connection options. It's also a very nice panel, and Ti is cool looking.
     
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    don't forget the JVC LT-32DS6! fab reviews in the mags and on here. not a single complaint in the forums. around a grand online.

    I'm not biased either. I've got a Sony V32.
     
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    Made your mind up yet unlight :D
     
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    Panasonic TX32LXD500 - beautiful!!!
     
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    Where?
     
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    You beat me to it!!
    Although I have already got mine, that has got to be the cheapest price I have seen anywhere for that version.

    And I love my set by the way.............not a single regret on purchasing it
    :smashin: :smashin: :smashin: :smashin: :smashin:
     
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    Yeah where from? Thats REALLY cheap! Are you sure its brand new?
     
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    Or 32"???

    Sounds like a twenty sixer to me

    :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
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    Yeah I was thinking that too Smiffy! :)
     
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    I was in the same boat and i finally went for the pany LXD500. I have to say i am absolutely happy with it ( i am very picky). My argument was that it was going to be with me for at least 5 years so i went for the 500 with the extra features, you never know when you will need them. :thumbsup:
     
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    I don't know too much about the Panny - what 'extra' features (if any) does it have over the Sammy?
     
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    Still havent decided!

    Leaning towards the Panasonic 500 though, its a beautiful screen!
     
  28. Unlight

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    Ok final question -

    The Sony S32,

    OR

    The Panasonic 32 500 series?

    Much of a difference? Bearing in mind theres £400 of a price difference.

    Or should I just go for the Panasonic 52?
     
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    Hey Unlight,

    I went down to the stuff exhibition today and had a look at quite a few 32" screens including the Sony, Panasonic, Toshiba, JVC, Phillips, Sharp and LG (all of them are the most popular models on this forum). All were being displayed with HD content (obviously not the same content) and IMO the screens went in this order :

    1. Phillips - Just edged out the no2 position screen as it had a particularly vibrant picture without over-saturation.

    2. Toshiba - Before I went to the show I really wasnt sure about this screen, after seeing it I am very impressed. I will be deciding between this and the Samsung LE32M51B which I have yet to see.

    3. Panasonic - Superb overall picture, small patches of saturation and dot crawl (could be the footage itself - it was a HD cap of a football match) but not heavily noticable.

    4. Sharp - The footage they showed definitely played to it's strengths. It was clean and crisp but let down by a very odd ambilight and hazing and smearing at some points.

    5. Sony - I really was dissapointed with this screen. Shown mainly in the Sky booth it really was underwhelming. That's not to say it was poor, it definitely wasn't poor. And out of all of them for some reason this was the set I most liked the look of.

    6. LG - I didn't get too much time with the LG but it looked like it was being fed medium quality SDTV and had been put at such a tilt that it turned out to be a pretty good mirror above all else.

    As I said, this is all imo and all I saw was the HD footage that the booths had prepared so this isn't a measure of the screens all-round abilities. I hope it will help some of you that are sitting on the fence, it has definitely helped me.

    Also, I saw the xbox360 psu from the machine they had at the show... HUGE... though the machine was probably a beta machine and the psu should be smaller on release (I hope).
     
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    WAIT

    John Lewis are doing the Panasonic LX-32LXD500 for £1,499 with five years FREE insurance. That's the screen that i have decided to go for, and i have been uncertain for ages.

    PANNY all the way.
     

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