Panasonic TX-32LXD85 vs TX-32LZD85 for SD/Sport/Upscaled DVD's?

Chrispy2

Standard Member
This is not my first post regarding HDTV's, but I feel I am gradually beginning to get to know what it is I want in my new TV. I am currently after a 32" LCD, which will get me through a few years in the lounge and then move on into the bedroom. In a few years I would like to get a 37" Full HD Plasma as I feel this will be the best route to go for HD content and even SD (especially sport and films) content in the future. However as I currently have next to no Full HD content (no blu-rays for a while yet) at the moment (and such a plasma doesn't exist that I know of) there seems to be little point in worrying about a TV being Full HD, especially at 32" when it is going to be used almost exclusively for SD content, especially Sky Sports, upscaled DVD's via a PS3, Gaming on the PS3 (which is mostly 720p) and possibly HD broadcasts from the likes of Sky and the BBC in the not too distant future (again only 1080i/720p).

Money is not an issue for me, quality is, especially for SD content. As I said this will be moving into the bedroom when a Full HD Plasma fits the bill.

So am I right in thinking that to get the Full HD Panny TX-32LZD85 (or the Sony KDL-32W4000) will in fact diminish my SD viewing experience (more pixels and lines to upscale to), when in fact the 32-LXD85 (or Sony KDL-32D3000), although cheaper, will actually be better for my needs? The only difference I can see is the use of 100hz motion picture 2 as opposed to 1 on the LZD85 and I can't see there being much of a difference there.

Everyone's thoughts and opinions are much valued here. Should I go HD ready as opposed to Full HD given my needs?
 

Gary Best

Novice Member
I think the LXD85 would be the way to go.

When the time eventually comes to view HD content on it, you really won't notice the difference on a 32" screen.

I've been doing far too much research on it all in my search for something similar. Originally I was going to go for the LXD70, but since that has been deleted, the LXD85 definitely seems to be the best bet.

And they're actually out now. I had a look at them in John Lewis yesterday lunchtime - looks good, but obviously hadn't been set up properly for display.
 

Chrispy2

Standard Member
Thanks Gary,

One thing I have just realised is that the LXD85 hasn't got 24p True Cinema, whereas the LZD85 and the Sony KDL-32D3000 have, but I think this only matters with Blu-ray discs and not DVD's (somebody please correct me if I am wrong).

I think it comes down to the PANNY LXD85 and the SONY KDL-32D3000 then (which I have seen and I was impressed with in M&S, who were charging a whopping £850 for it!). They seem to be the best two which fit the bill in terms of mainly watching SD content and handling image motion. Interestingly the new Sony KDL-32W4000 is only £50 more than the older D3000, which leads me to believe that the D3000 is still a very good option and offers something different to the W4000, primarily better SD viewing and motion handling (though I can not confirm from viewing the two side by side, can anybody?).
 

simonb611

Standard Member
On a similar theme - does anyone know what the difference is between the TX-32LZD85 and the TX-32LZD80... clearly the 85 is a newer model, but at £100 difference in John Lewis, i really couldn't work out what the difference was? Any ideas would be appreciated.

Further to the thread above - if you have since bought the LXD85 or LZD85, please let me know how you're getting on with it?

thanks
 

symbian

Novice Member
On a similar theme - does anyone know what the difference is between the TX-32LZD85 and the TX-32LZD80... clearly the 85 is a newer model, but at £100 difference in John Lewis, i really couldn't work out what the difference was? Any ideas would be appreciated.

Further to the thread above - if you have since bought the LXD85 or LZD85, please let me know how you're getting on with it?

thanks
In a similar position. Would it be better to invest another £100 for LZD85? My priority is gaming xbox360 and SD view.
 

sbrads

Novice Member
On a similar theme - does anyone know what the difference is between the TX-32LZD85 and the TX-32LZD80... clearly the 85 is a newer model, but at £100 difference in John Lewis, i really couldn't work out what the difference was? Any ideas would be appreciated.
The LZD85 has a better sound quality with upgraded speakers compared to the LZD80 according to a magazine review (What Hi-Fi). It was the best sound from a multitude of 32" LCDs they tested this month.
 

anotherarunan

Active Member
On a similar theme - does anyone know what the difference is between the TX-32LZD85 and the TX-32LZD80... clearly the 85 is a newer model, but at £100 difference in John Lewis, i really couldn't work out what the difference was? Any ideas would be appreciated.

Further to the thread above - if you have since bought the LXD85 or LZD85, please let me know how you're getting on with it?

thanks
think the 85 has better motion picture stuff..(pro2 vs pro)
 

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