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Sharp LC32GA5E - wot's it about?

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by Mike246, Oct 1, 2004.

  1. Mike246

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    Unbeatable.co.uk are promoting a Sharp LC32GA5E at a price of £1,349 inc 3 year warranty. It looks like the LC32GA3E which is £500 more discounted and has the speakers at the bottom. Unbeatable - sounds unbelieveable!

    No stock yet but 'coming soon'. Model not shown on Sharp's web site.

    Looks like just the set I need to fit in the space. Does anyone know anything about this?
     
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    old news mate we discussed it last week, some one said its virtually the same as the A3 with no AV box or anything.
     
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    The photo of it on Unbeatable isn't the LC32GA5E.
     
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    the warrant is sharps own and is rock solid,, the sets are as follows

    ga3 = external box,freeview and titanium finish.
    ga5= internal tuner no freeview and silver. both are hdmi capable . hope this helps
     
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    The GA3 does not have freeview nor does it have an external media box. I suspect there is more to the 5 designation than has been speculated about.

    A means analogue, D means freeview
    If the '3' is odd, then its bottom speakers, even and its side speakers
    If the '3' is 1 (or theoritically 2), then it conludes a media box, 3 or 4, then there is no media box.

    ie:
    LC32GA3E is 32" analogue tuner no media box, bottom speakers
    LC32GD1E is 32" digital tuner, with media box, bottom speakers
    LC32GA4E is 32" analogue tuner, no media box, side speakers

    in theory, you could also have a:
    LC32GA1E which would be 32" analogue tuner, media box, bottom speakers
    LC32GD3E which would be 32" digital tuner, no media box, bottom speakers

    etc.

    -Ian
     
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    whats the sharp in this months home cinema mag that is said to give plasma a run for its money
     
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    yes i do appologise ga3does not have freeview. :blush:
     
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    On the subject, I called in at a local dealer who had the full 32 inch LCD range on show. They had the new Toshiba 32WL46T which, in my opinion, had a better picture than the Sharp LC32GA4E and as good as the Panasonic or Sony, all of which were set on a UHF aerial feed. The Tosh was £ 1595 and has a very elegant appearance.

    Cannot find a review on this - does anyone know anything about it?

    Problem is I need a 30/32 inch with bottom speakers due to cabinet space restrictions.
     
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    the 32WL46 isnt brand new, the 30WL46 and 32WL48 are
     
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    Thank you for that.

    The 32WL48 doesn't appear on Toshiba UK's web site. Do you know the difference between this and the 32WL46?
     
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    HDMI, im also hoping for new style and a quicker panel
     
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    It's physically very similar looking to the current 32WL46, has HDMI but a lesser contrast ratio, mine is 800:1, the new 48 model is "only" 500:1, whether this makes a huge difference in the real world or not I don't know?...
     
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    I think the 32WL48 looks really good in black and sliver and is only 99mm deep. It looks the same design as the new 32LZ100 & 32LZ150 LCD's just launched by Toshiba in Japan.http://www.toshiba.co.jp/product/tv/


    He is a Google translation of the 32WL48 spec I got from a French website :

    Stasia 32WL48P

    Astounding Design and high technology television sets LCD Stasia 16/9 remarkably associates purified design and high technology to offer a audio-visual feeling adapted to a modern environment. The aesthetics of the fine ultra screens answers the aspirations of the witness as regards style, elegance and of luxury. Behind the screen are discreetly dissimulated the tuner multi-channel and all the connector industry necessary for the Home Cinema.

    The result is amazing: Toshiba equipped its television sets with the Crystalline technology, which guarantees images with rare quality by to the minimum reducing the deformation and the tremor of the image. The levels of luminosity and contrast are impressive and bring an exceptional clearness, definition and colours, while the sound High fidelity BBE plunges you in the heart of the action thanks to the space sound in three dimensions starting from the integrated stereo enclosures.

    Crystalline technology TFT Exceptional response time of screen LCD for fluid images without effects of remanence

    High-fidelity BBE Its high fidelity without distortion

    Resolution WXGA For an image of most detailed

    Luminosity and high rates of contrast Performances raised for an image close to reality

    Design features:
    Television set LCD 32WL48
    Size: 82 cm
    Format: 16/9
    Resolution: 1366 X 768 (WXGA)
    Rates of contrast: 550:1
    Luminosity: 500 cd/m2
    Response time: 16 ms
    Technology: Crystalline
    Angle of vision: 176°

    IMAGE:
    Progressive Scan, Colour Detail Enhancer, comb filter, numerical reduction of video noise, Super Scene Control, Super Real Transient

    SOUND:
    Stereo Nicam high fidelity surround BBE audio Power 2 X 10 Watts RMS Amplification of low the

    TUNER: UHF/VHF/Hyper STAKE I/BG/Dk SECAM BG/Dk/L

    CONNECTORS:

    Input: 3 SCART (including 2 RGB)
    1 video data-processing component YUV
    HDMI
    1 D-Sub 15
    Output: 1 audio connector RCA
    1 Catch helmet
    1connector for audio bass

    FUNCTIONS:
    Automatic adjustment of the channels, Timer Marche/Arrêt OSD with icons, Presetting of image, 100 programmable channels, 6 formats of image GENERAL INFORMATION:
    Dimensions (H X L X P, in mm): 576 X 794 X 99
    Weight (in kg): 21.2
    Provided accessories: Operate by remote control

    Hope this helps

    Dave
     

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