Question When did HD Ready on 32" become the norm?

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  1. Vini

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    My 32" LG 32LB580V has shot itself in the foot;

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    I'm partly blaming myself, as a curse, as I was looking at similar units this weekend that integrated Freeview Play. The problem I found was "like for like" units only offer HD Ready (720p), and not many include 1080p.

    Why on earth is this? I assume its to do with panel production/cost, but how have we gone backwards in terms of performance? Is it to push people upto the next bracket?
     
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    I noticed this when I was looking for a 32” for my kitchen last year.

    The Sony and Panasonic TVs I looked at were all 720p. I looked in the shop though and the 1080p screen was worth having for the sharpness. I bought a Samsung in the end.
     
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    42" replaced 32" as the 1080p base model if you will. After that 32" became the bargain basement option and outfitted with 720p panels with 1080p models becoming a lot rarer.

    In the PC space it's going from 27" to 32" now with 1440p and 2160p/4K panels so much higher resolution than TV space but more expensive too.
     
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    There are no 720p panels other than possibly older computer monitors. There haven't been any 1280 x 720 panels since plasma was phased out.

    HD Ready panels are invariably 1366 x 768. All of them are capable of rescaling a 1920 x 1080 interlaced source to 1366 x 768. At 32" a decent TV you will not see any difference. Even at 40" a good 1366 x 768 TV will give much better pictures than a supermarket special with a 1920 x 1080 panrel.
     
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    Go to Amazon, search for "32 inch tv." On the left tick "1080p Full HD."
     
  7. Vini

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    Im not saying there aren't 32" without 1080p (1920x1080), Im merely questioning my observation that most 32" are now only "HD Ready".

    next010 describes exactly what I was assuming the case would be;

    I assume its a combination of cost to make the 32" @ 1080p panels, and also, the desire to try and bump end users up the range.

    With a bit of luck my TV will be repaired and like new. If for some reason it can't be and I need to source another, I was assessing my options.

    The LG 32LJ610V seems to tick all the boxes, I guess its almost a direct like for like with my 580v.
     

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