Curiously charming for an entry-level unit
The Sony Bravia KDL-32R400A (MSRP $330) was one of those really disappointing TVs to review, because it came so close to being excellent. The contrast ratio and color quality I tested were well beyond the expected level of performance when dealing with entry-level, but egregious motion and viewing problems really count this TV out.
While it's not a theater shoe-in, a Kuro killer, or even a smart graduation present, the R400A is not without an audience.
As always, LG delivers!
LG has come through again! I already have a 42" LCD HDTV and wanted a smaller one for my "man cave". Of course I ordered from Amazon and it arrived right on time, as always is the case with Amazon. This 32" model delivers a HD picture using the entire screen. LG's are the easiest on the market to set up every single adjustment you might want to make. This one is a little newer, and has even more adjustments.
Good Bargain for the Price
It's perfect for the bedroom, if you don't have to attach many components. The tiny speakers are, in a word, awful, but there are two ways to attach a sound system. I purchased a very inexpensive pair of computer speakers ($20.00), and connected them via the headphone input. The difference is sound quality was dramatic. You will have to go into the menu and change the sound setting to "Headphones." There are inputs in the back if you want something more sophisticated. What can I say?
Great picture and pretty good sound too
Setup is fairly easy, a alpha/numeric keyboard automatically pops up when needed to make entering network names and passwords easy. The TV menus are easy to use and are accessed using one button on the remote, setup. The remote is easy to use also, similar to a DirecTv remote. In fact, I setup the Toshiba 'IR Blaster' to control my DirecTv box rather than using two remotes.
The picture looks acceptable, but the sound is top-notch
Toshiba's L4300U is a tough pill to swallow. It offers a design that some will find very appealing, but its smart platform and menu interface are downright frustrating. Fortunately, it has decent picture quality. That's like a sandwich with great bread, but rotten meat.
At least the L4300U isn't too expensive. A 39-inch model retails for $699, but Toshiba sells it for $519.
Love it, Cystal Clear Screen, Easy Set up
Received this Sony 42" LED HDTV last week and I already own the 32" LED HDTV 1080p so I knew it would be just as great. Well it is better than I hoped it would be. Set up was super easy. The screen is sharper than my 32" size. You can watch this TV in a dark room and it adjusts to its environment. Same with a bright light on. From every angle you can see this TV clearly. This is in our living room. Perfect size. Highly Recommend this TV.
Terrific TV for the price and size
Have spent hours and hours comparing HD LED TVs on internet and in retail stores. Received yesterday (01/03/13) and am very pleased. Set up is "EZ" and with a wee bit of help from my cablevision provider, can now use "ONE" remote. VIZIO is tops in my opinion for size, price and operational ease.
Not terrible, but 1920x1080 doesn't cut it at 27 inches or more
1920x1080 spread across a 27 inches diagonal display is about 82 pixels per square inch. This is pretty dismal compared to the 400+ pixels per inch that the human eye can resolve at 12 inches. For a 27" computer screen, I recommend you shop for a monitor with at least a resolution of 2560x1440, many of which are widely available. That will get you 109 pixels per inch, which will look a whole lot better than 82 will.
Needs a sound boost
I needed to replace my old 19" CRT TV (yes really) because my cable company got rid of all analog channels and I hated having to turn on devices just to check the weather.
I couldn't find any reviews anywhere on this TV and it's one of the few brands I recognized. My HDD's are Phillips and they're awesome so I had hoped this TV would be too.
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