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Sony 24" vs 28" ?

Discussion in 'TVs' started by kohini, Feb 27, 2003.

  1. kohini

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    I am currently undecided about which of the following to buy

    Sony KV24LS35 Wega 24" Widescreen TV
    Sony KV28LS35 Wega 28" Widescreen TV

    The 24" is less bulky than the 28" which would suit the size of my lounge but is there any compromise on the performance?
     
  2. Squirrel God

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    A 24" is tiny!! Get the 28" or you'll be wondering what the hell you bought a 24" for within a week and you'll see it as being too small. I have a tiny lounge too ;)
     
  3. nathan_silly

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    I would go for a 28"- but a 28" widescreen in a terraced house lounge is too small, I would go for 32"

    I would also avoid a Sony set.

    Nathan
     
  4. afleming

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    I have the sony 24" in my bedroom and a 32" in my lounge.

    The 24" generally comes without a stand and is in my oppinion is ideal for a bedroom telly. not to big not to small. However in a living room it would be too small for me. And also I think I paid a premium really for trhe fact it is a 24" when youconsider that you can pick up the 28" ls35 for not a lot more cash. So price wise you get far mor efor your money with a 28ls35 however ultimatelyit is up to you.
     
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    Because WS TVs produce smaller 4:3 pictures than a 4:3 set, always go for the largest possible.

    (Unless you stretch the picture - horrible!)

    24" is fine for watching the odd news bulletin or quiz show, but far too small for movies or big sports events.

    Go for the biggy...
     
  6. JayX

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    hmm, not neccesarily.

    most tvs have a more intelligent resize than the old "16x9 or 4:3" option of the past... generally it'll chop the top and bottom off, and slightly pull the edges out to fit the screen.

    personally, i think it looks fine, and the only time you ever notice, is when credits go past they look slightly different at the side. note : different, not "bad" or "ugly", just a bit... different heh :)

    we have a 28" in our small lounge (panny dpl) and i think its a nice size. im currently shopping for a large RP for the student house we've got for next semester... fun!
     
  7. jim.rae

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    Sorry - as a user of a number of WS TVs, "stretchy-vision" is horrible to me.

    I'd prefer to watch 4:3 with pillar box edges than stretch the picture and day of the week...

    Now if all the pictures were in WS that would be good...
     
  8. nathan_silly

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    You must have only had Sony's SMART zoom, which does naff all..

    Have you seen Toshiba's Super Live or Panasonic's Just mode?

    You can hardly tell it's a 4:3 picture.

    With the Sony Smart, blokes face is squashed. But with the just/superlive it squashes the centre more, so it looks pretty good.

    Nathan
     
  9. JayX

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    yup, we have the Panasonic Just mode. its very very good i must say. sometimes i have to cycle my remote to see if its using 16x9 or Just sometimes :)
     
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    Philips 9763 - Super Zoom mode, ditto to leaving the middle of the pic alone and stretching the sides.

    I've never used the 4:3 modes on my 32" set, its in Super Zoom all the time :)
     
  11. nathan_silly

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    What, even if you watch a widescreen DVD?

    It'll have the wrong geometry! And the L/R sides will stretch on a camera pan.
     
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    Nooo! If I'm watching a DVD I put it in the right mode of course (if the set doesn't do it by itself)

    One thing that does bug me like heck is when I go round to peoples houses and they have a w/s TV and leave it in 16:9 mode all the time - short fat people everywhere.

    I also hate the automatic aspect switching mode, NOOOOO! LET ME DO IT!! :)
     
  13. JayX

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    hehe yeah i know that feeling..

    walk into someones room, start crying, and just pick up their remotes and spend the next 20 mins sorting it out..

    and do they thank you?

    "i thought it looked better before"

    infidels!
     

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