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Best 32 inch LCD HDTV for under $1,000?

Old 02-14-07, 12:04 PM
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Best 32 inch LCD HDTV for under $1,000?

I need some guidance. Right now I am leaning towards Vizio, but I want some other people's opinions.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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Old 02-14-07, 12:09 PM
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I've seen the Panny LX60 for $900 and a Toshiba 37 incher on sale for $800 just two weeks ago at Sears. I had the Panny for a couple of months, but returned it(thanks to Costco's very liberal return policy) to pick up the Panny 42" plasma. The LX60 is a nice LCD though, particularly for $900.
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Old 02-15-07, 09:21 AM
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Thanks James. Anyone else wanna join in? How about Westinghouse? Anyone got an opinion on them?
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Old 02-15-07, 09:31 AM
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I think you can do better than Westinghouse or Vizio for 1k.

LG or one of the big "S"s (Sony, Sharp, Samsung) should be available as well.

I bought 2 26"ers recently and 32 is the next size up. There were plenty of 32s around 1k.

I have an LG and Sony and you cant do wrong with either. I havent liked what Sharp has put out recently.

THIS Sharp is under 1k.

THIS LG is 1k.

I would buy the LG over the Sharp. Both have great HD pictures, but the SD picture on the LG is amazing for an LCD.

There is also a readily available 10% coupon using either Geico Privileges or AAA. Both coupons say they exclude LG but the usually work.
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I would buy the LG over the Sharp. Both have great HD pictures, but the SD picture on the LG is amazing for an LCD.
Is the SD picture really that superior on the LG over the Sharp? That's a consideration for me, but I haven't heard great things about the HD picture on the LG.
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Old 02-15-07, 10:36 AM
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Is the SD picture really that superior on the LG over the Sharp? That's a consideration for me, but I haven't heard great things about the HD picture on the LG.

is this your main TV or a secondary one?

yes, the SD picture was much better on my LG than the Sharps I looked at (4DU, 6DU). The HD picture was definitely just as good, if not a little better. I was convinced I was getting the Sharp and the LG totally talked me out of it.

Sharp makes a nice LCD, and at the time they were about 1-200 more than the LG. The LG had more connections too.
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is this your main TV or a secondary one?

yes, the SD picture was much better on my LG than the Sharps I looked at (4DU, 6DU). The HD picture was definitely just as good, if not a little better. I was convinced I was getting the Sharp and the LG totally talked me out of it.

Sharp makes a nice LCD, and at the time they were about 1-200 more than the LG. The LG had more connections too.
It'll be my main TV. Hmmm... I'll have to check this out further.
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Originally Posted by SoSpacey
is this your main TV or a secondary one?

yes, the SD picture was much better on my LG than the Sharps I looked at (4DU, 6DU). The HD picture was definitely just as good, if not a little better. I was convinced I was getting the Sharp and the LG totally talked me out of it.

Sharp makes a nice LCD, and at the time they were about 1-200 more than the LG. The LG had more connections too.
Which LG are you talking about?

http://us.lge.com/products/model/det...__32LC2D.jhtml

http://us.lge.com/products/model/det...__32LX1D.jhtml

The one thing I don't like about the LG is the fact that it only has 1 HDMI input versus 2 for the Sharp.
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What is wrong with the Vizio? If I can save $300 I will.
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Old 02-15-07, 12:13 PM
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What is wrong with the Vizio? If I can save $300 I will.

I could never personally buy a Vizio. Read over on AVS forums about how people have had their Vizio just not turn on one day. There are all sorts of issues with their Plasmas and LCDs.

Saving $300 now is not worth replacing a TV in 2 years.

If you are going to buy a lower-end brand look at some of the Olevias.
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Thanks James. Anyone else wanna join in? How about Westinghouse? Anyone got an opinion on them?
I have a 32" Westinghouse as my upstairs TV (where the game systems are). I love it.
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Old 02-15-07, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Tracer Bullet
Which LG are you talking about?

http://us.lge.com/products/model/det...__32LC2D.jhtml

http://us.lge.com/products/model/det...__32LX1D.jhtml

The one thing I don't like about the LG is the fact that it only has 1 HDMI input versus 2 for the Sharp.

I have the LX1D but the other one is basically the same one just newer.

also, the specs on the sight are wrong for the LC2D. They originally shipped them with one HDMI, but everyone is reporting the new ones have 2 HDMI inputs.

even the CC site says 1, but if you read the reviews, its 2. aslo check over at AVS for more info on these models.
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I could never personally buy a Vizio. Read over on AVS forums about how people have had their Vizio just not turn on one day. There are all sorts of issues with their Plasmas and LCDs.

Saving $300 now is not worth replacing a TV in 2 years.

If you are going to buy a lower-end brand look at some of the Olevias.
I picked up a 27" Olevia for my bar and am pleased with it. It is bright and sharp but pretty poor black levels. Contrast is good but not great.

It is fine for the bar, but that is about it.
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Old 02-21-07, 11:45 AM
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What about the Samsung LNS3251D?

I have seen those for under a thousand? They look pretty great.
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Old 02-21-07, 11:56 AM
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Samsung makes the nicest LCDs I've ever seen. But you know Ron, I've seen plenty of 37"ers south of $1k
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But the space I am trying to put it in is way to small for 37". I am pushing it with 32". How is the noise reduction on this Samsung series?
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