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#299069 - 03/28/10 05:18 PM 32" LCD TV suggestions? (for bedroom)
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Registered: 04/04/07
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Thinking about adding a 32" LCD TV to our bedroom. Probably fine to stick with 720p since viewing distance is approximately 12'.

Any suggestions?
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#299073 - 03/28/10 05:27 PM Re: 32-37" LCD TV suggestions? (for bedroom) [Re: terzaghi]
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David,

My sister asked for my input on the very same question, although she wanted a smaller TV. At the time, which was a couple months ago, I suggested my sister picked up one of the new Samsung's.

From the research I did on the net, perusing many forms, I came across many people suggesting them based on price/performance.

Now, I've never done a side by side comparison, that's just what I've gathered from online.

Hope that helps.

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#299094 - 03/28/10 07:02 PM Re: 32-37" LCD TV suggestions? (for bedroom) [Re: Da_Gimp_Pimp]
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I have read that the smaller Samsung's are not as good as the larger 40" and up versions. They apparently have some visual artifacts. That being said, I would still suggest getting one as they look pretty good to my eyes and they are cheaper than the supposed better alternatives in Sony/Panasonic.

I have also read that Vizio is a reasonably good LCD for the price paid.

As I mentioned during my quest for a flat panel TV, a person could go crazy searching for the best TV as they all seem to have their detractors.
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#299095 - 03/28/10 07:09 PM Re: 32-37" LCD TV suggestions? (for bedroom) [Re: jakewash]
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Yeah, I'm not looking to spend too much time searching for the "perfect" TV. I just want something that is reasonably priced and works well. If I was shopping for a 60"-65" plasma for the living room I'd spend a lot more time searching for things.

Essentially all I need is a nice looking TV to watch a little here and there from bed. My wife will use it a lot more than me (she watches TV back there some times when I'm playing games).
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#299098 - 03/28/10 07:40 PM Re: 32-37" LCD TV suggestions? (for bedroom) [Re: terzaghi]
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 Originally Posted By: terzaghi
Essentially all I need is a nice looking TV to watch a little here and there from bed. My wife will use it a lot more than me (she watches TV back there some times when I'm playing games).
That is why I bought my wife a 40" Samsung LNT4069FX a few years ago. She watches 90% of her TV/movies in the bedroom during the week while I am at work.
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#299116 - 03/28/10 08:54 PM Re: 32-37" LCD TV suggestions? (for bedroom) [Re: jakewash]
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I have a 37 inch Samsung LN37B550 and haven't noticed any artifacts. Picture quality is excellent. The only gripe I have with it is the picture quality falls off rapidly when moving away from center viewing, but this may be a problem with all similar LCD's.

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#299159 - 03/29/10 12:03 AM Re: 32" LCD TV suggestions? (for bedroom) [Re: terzaghi]
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David, these were tested in the March issue of Consumer Reports. Two that looked good from a quality/price standpoint were the Insignia NS-L322Q-10A and the Vizio VO320E.
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#299169 - 03/29/10 05:57 AM Re: 32" LCD TV suggestions? (for bedroom) [Re: JohnK]
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Based on that report, I bought a Insignia NS-L322Q-10A that I put in the kitchen.

It seems pretty good; I have no complaints. Well, the sound isn't all that great, but that's typical with flat panels. The packaging and instructions were great, and I really like the remote.

I plan on buying 3-4 more if they go on sale.
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#299207 - 03/29/10 02:07 PM Re: 32" LCD TV suggestions? (for bedroom) [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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How's the viewing angle on those?
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#299210 - 03/29/10 02:13 PM Re: 32" LCD TV suggestions? (for bedroom) [Re: Ken.C]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Not bad, actually.

I really hadn't looked at TVs in awhile, and I was surprised that viewing angle and black levels aren't nearly the issue they were just a few years ago.

Of course, none of these are for the HT, so realistically I'm not being terribly critical!
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