Sony KDL32V2500U versus Toshiba 32WLT68 - which should I buy?

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  1. mattheww_nz

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    I have my credit card out and am ready to buy but need some objective advice.

    Out of the two: Sony KDL32V2500U and Toshiba 32WLT68, which one is the better TV?

    Appreciate comments purely on performance rather than price (although admittedly the Toshiba is £150 cheaper!)

    Many thanks,
    Matt
     
  2. mattheww_nz

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    Any thoughts anybody? My money is burning a hole in my pocket....

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  3. Roger Matthews

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    I would buy the Tosh since its not quite as good on HD but loads better on SD and most material is still in SD. Just my opinion mind.
     
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    Thanks Roger - I didn't realise that was the case. Hmmmm, food for thought....
     
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    Are these the best two 32" sets out there then?

    I notice most 32" sets seem to be around £450 -£750 so the Sony is one of the most expensive 32" sets. Is it it worth it or is the Tosh just about as good but £150 cheaper.

    Cheers,

    RDB :)
     
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    I have 32V2000 and I am happy with it...but maybe you should consider philips 32pf9641 as well? Looks like great TV
     
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    Both are excellent tv's and will provide excellent picture quality. I bought the Sony KDL-32V2000 as the tv has an excellent design and is a lot slimmer and more aesthetically appealing than the Toshiba. Ask yourself whether you want an ugly tv in your living room?
     
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    :smashin:

    Thanks all for your replies....pretty much sums up what I expected, both are great TVs and hard to separate. Despite the price difference I think my brand allegiance and perceived betetr quality build (probably not true) will lead me down the Sony route.

    So heads or tails...?!
     
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    I'm now considering the Sony 32V. Would a 32" LCD seem small after being used to a 32" CRT which is quite bulky.

    32" LCDs seem quite small in the shop, but I'm worried if I buy a 40" it will seem massive once I get it home, so I was think of buying a 32" LCD to "test the water" , then if it seems small, transfer it to the bedroom and get a 40" for the living room.

    In other words, what's a good size to start of in LCD-land?

    Viewing distance is currently about 3m (10ft) and current TV is 32" JVC CRT (30" visible)

    Thanks,

    RDB :)
     
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    do you need 1:1 pixel mapping for say pc use??

    if so then go for the sony, as the tosh only does 1280x768 iirc.

    other than that personally i would go for the tosh for no reason other than its cheaper.

    both are quality sets but then thats just me :)

    PS screen size wise (which surely is all that matters) a 32 inch lcd is considerably bigger than a 32 inch crt.

    (unlike crt a 32 inch lcd gives exactly what it says on the tin..... and the 2 inches does make a difference imo)
     
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    l'd only be bothered about 1:1 on a bigger set as I don't really think it's worth connecting a PC to a 32" set.

    Good to hear that both the above sets are well thought of though. We're starting to get spoiled for choice in the 32" market and prices are coming down all the time :thumbsup:

    RDB :)
     
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    This is one of the things which makes it hard to tell, from just looking in the shop vs. having it in the home.

    I think a couple of cardboard mockups are in order before I splash the cash.

    RDB :)
     

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