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Sony KDLV32A12U or Panasonic TX-32LXD500

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by Ickle Yoda1, Oct 7, 2005.

  1. Ickle Yoda1

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    Hi everyone

    I have been looking at both these screens for some time now and really cannot make my mid up. I haven't managed to find a shop with them next to one another. I am looking for comments about how these screens compare with one another, mainly the PQ and sound quality. Any advice on helping to choose between them would be greatly appreciated. It will mainly be used for watching sky digital, then watching dvds then finally playing an xbox on.

    Also, whats the average recommend viewing distance from these sets?
     
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    I’ve got a LXD500 and the PQ is great on freeview and analogue. We only sit about 8 feet away but that’s no problem. I’m sure you would be happy with either set although the Sony didn’t fair very well in a review I was reading last week, I think it was What Hifi and video.
     
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    Unless you're dead set on having a black TV, I'd also check out the Sony KLV-S32A12U as well. I've heard really good things about that one. (But always test for yourself because even What HiFi's reviewers don't know your taste in picture quality, which is highly subjective).
     
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    @ headache...

    then you haven't read anything I wrote.

    The S series is utter crap imo. No detail in blacks, colours way off...

    The V series are a tad better that the Panny imo.
    Difference is small, and you could well choose one over the other connection wise.
     
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    Totally disagree, blacks are great on the S series and have plenty of detail with my setup. As for colours that are way of :D yeah right.
     
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    Hey guys the if I am going for the sony its the V series one I am going for. Whats the sound like on both of these tvs? And is there one that has been regarded as better for blacks or for playing games on?
     
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    Sony Is a great set for playing games on as It has a 8ms response time compared to the panny`s 14ms. As for blacks a couple of people have said the blacks are slightly better on the panny.
     
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    blacks are very good on the V imo. Better than the panny. Blacks on the panny are way better than the S.

    Sound sucks, but then again, sound sucks on about every tv (the loewes manage to do pretty well do, also hitachi isn't bad either)
     
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    I've seen them next to each other, same dvd player, 576p through component, same scene. The difference was day and night (oh, settings on both tv's were as identical as possible).

    Where the S often showed only a black part, the V managed to squeeze out extra detail, and show a lot more in that same part.
    Also general skin tone was too yellow on the S.

    I'm not talking about bright scenes in the sunlight, very difficult to notice difference there, as I wrote in my first review on those sets.
    Extra testing made the difference clear.

    (Btw, scene used was scene 14, disc 1, lotr: fotr extended edition).
    (If you would check: take special notice on the trees, on the s they were often black, on the v they showed great detail in leaves and bark, also check the black rider's horse, the v managed to show a lot more detail in those dark areas too. Same in the tavern, dark faces were much more detailed on the V. In the tavern, the faces of the hobbits and people looked like they all had some yellow fever on the S, while skin complexity was much better on the V)

    I was thinking on getting the S first, but this made me change my mind completely.
     
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    An example:

    This scene:
    (I have increased brightness to show you what I mean.)

    On the left you see some leaves glowing through.

    On the S none of those leaves were visible, only a black field.
    On the V the left part was shown. I have up today not encountered an lcd that can show all leaves (as shown enhanced in the picture) while not over "bright" the picture. But the V was a lot better than the S.
     

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    Just had a quick look through and could see the leaves coming through the gap on the left as you described in the pic. Can see plenty of detail on the trees and the characters faces didn`t look like they had a yellow fever either, just looked the same as my Philips CRT widescreen. I was also sitting around 6FT back from the screen aswell.
     
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    Strange, then the issue was probably related to the screen itself, or solely due to the settings!

    Thnx for checking!
     
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    What is the difference between the KDLV32A12 and the KDLV32A12U? as I am very interested in the former, but note that this month's What Video has done a group test on the latter and given it a good write-up.
     

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