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Samsung LE32R41BDX Vs Hitachi 32ld7200 - Which LCD is the best?

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by johnman, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. johnman

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    Hi all,

    From what I have read both are good sets (The hitachi got good reviews but I've seen mention of a buzzing noise and the samsung got good reviews is cheaper and has freeview...it also had an issue I think with earlier shipments but a fix is now available).

    If the price between these two isn't a factor which is the best buy?

    I have a media center pc, xbox and freeview and I'll be sitting 6-7/7.5 foot away from the screen (living room isn't that big).

    So far I'm leaning towards the hitachi (although the buzzing noise issue is worrying) but wanted to know from those of you who have seen/used both or heard about them what you thought.

    Thanks, I appreciate any help you can give.

    John :thumbsup:
     
  2. sparkymark75

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    I'm interested in this as these are the 2 sets I think I've narrowed it down to. The Hitachi is a bit dearer than the Samsung, is it justified I wonder.
     
  3. J.Glen

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    Now that is a comparison i can make because i've seen them both.(i usually stay away from these comparisons cause i haven't seen some models that are being compared with the hitachi like the panny 500).

    Anyway,the Hitachi is much better in just about everything(PQ,sound*by a huge margin*) if price is not a factor for you.
     
  4. FlyingBig

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    Of course there seems to be abit of a shortage when it comes to the hitachi screen. I too have been drawn to the 32LD7200 but the only thing stopping me is the likely hood of getting a few dead/stuck pixels and from my experience with an LCD monitor i know how annoying these can be. I may talk myself into getting one at some point as there are little alternatives at the moment.

    After reading up on the Samsung models i read a few reviews mentioning that this screen has an auto contrast feature that may be annoying depending on how sensitive you are to the Tv sometimes adjusting the contrast of the set at its own accord. It may be wise to look into whether this feature can be turned off as it can't on my Pana PV500 (Plasma) and its not to my taste. Anyways just thought i would throw that in to help you make your choice.

    P.S. maybe a Samsung owner can shed some light on this for me. The 26 inch model has an amazing price! Under £600.
     
  5. Doctor Hades

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    The reviews I've read of the Hitachi LCD TV mention it's weak blacks due to it's contrast ratio of 'only' 600:1 compared with the 800:1 of the Samsungs. The Samsungs can also be set to 3000:1 using the optional Dynamic Contrast, although in my experience it tends to cause lose of detail in dark areas so it's best left off during the day and only used occasionally for DVDs when you watch them in the dark at night.
     
  6. J.Glen

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    Funny how you isolate that from everything the reviews say :rotfl: :rotfl: .How about a comparison of picture quality and sound according to these reviews??
     

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