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#387483 - 12/30/12 06:49 PM 32"-40" TV advice
Adrian Offline
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What TV would Axiomites recommend in the 32-40" range? the set would be mostly for watching cable provided TV with the occasional movie and will eventually be relegated to either bedroom or family room duty as the renovations progress. My Sammy 52" LCD has been bullet proof but it'll be in the way at the moment with the ongoing work. I'll look at LED's and Plasma's too, including other brands.

Thks, from the guy who has trouble logging in lately...
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#387484 - 12/30/12 07:05 PM Re: 32"-40" TV advice [Re: Adrian]
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I doubt they make plasmas that small now a days. I'd look for an LED backlit that gives as wide a viewing angle as possible. Other than that, there's probably not a lot of difference between them.

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#387485 - 12/30/12 07:20 PM Re: 32"-40" TV advice [Re: Adrian]
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Hey, Adrian!

We've got two 42" TV's - a Panasonic plasma and a LG LCD LED. Love them both.

My personal preference is toward plasmas. But the LG really is terrific, too.
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#387487 - 12/30/12 07:34 PM Re: 32"-40" TV advice [Re: Adrian]
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Thanks.

Tom, what is it you prefer in the Plasma? refresh ratio?
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#387490 - 12/30/12 08:17 PM Re: 32"-40" TV advice [Re: CatBrat]
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If you watch any sports on TV, plasma has a definite advantage because of refresh rate. Black levels and shadow detail are still better on plasma.
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#387491 - 12/30/12 08:22 PM Re: 32"-40" TV advice [Re: Adrian]
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I think first off, it all depends on what you will be watching the most.

Do you have a HD signal? or just RCA cables to a cable box
If just RCA then I'd say get the cheapest you can find.

If you're going to setup HD programming, then I'd recomment a Sharp Aquos 40"-42" LCD/LED tv.

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#387500 - 12/30/12 09:33 PM Re: 32"-40" TV advice [Re: Adrian]
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I think Fred basically described it, and more properly than I could. I don't think plasma is "better"; I have just learned over the years that I prefer it for reasons I don't fully understand. YMMV. the lowest line I can read on the eye chart is OFLC3. I do watch a lot of sports.

That being said, I didn't hesitate to get the LCD for our bedroom since its kind of a secondary zone and I really liked the ultra thin form factor for that installation.

42" seemed to be the sweet spot when I was shopping a year ago.
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#387505 - 12/30/12 11:02 PM Re: 32"-40" TV advice [Re: Adrian]
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Adrian, plasmas come 42" and up. In the December Consumer Reports the Samsung PN43E450 was rated a "Best Buy"(i.e., price weighted).
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#387509 - 12/31/12 08:45 AM Re: 32"-40" TV advice [Re: Adrian]
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Having never shopped for a plasma TV, I was unaware they didn't come in smaller sizes(-40"). I know it's less of an issue on smaller sets but do you think I'd notice the difference(excluding price) between 720p and 1080p?
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#387512 - 12/31/12 09:10 AM Re: 32"-40" TV advice [Re: Adrian]
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I can notice a difference, you would have to see them side by side to really notice.

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