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Technoholic 05-08-09 11:31 PM

Looking for 32-inch LCD
 
I think I've already asked, but I'm gonna ask again anyway.

There's no budget limit, but I want a 32-inch LCD TV. With HDMI or without is okay. But I'm looking for a TV that I can use with analog TV cable. Without using components, HD box, or anything, but just analog TV cable straight from the wall to TV.

My University is DTV ready, I think, I'm not even sure. They have this converter box that can be leased for a refundable of $100 a semester, I may go for it... But I'm not too exactly sure now since the DTV transition has been postponed.

Thanks for your help.

darkrider01 05-09-09 01:44 PM

Re: Looking for 32-inch LCD
 
I may have just the thing you need. I picked one of these up for my wife for Mother's Day. I paid $550 for it.

When you run the auto-tune function to set the channels, it grabs all analog and digital channels and puts them all together. The reason this is nice is because when you are tuning through channels with the channel up button, it goes through them like: 2, 3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4, 5, 5.1, etc so that it tunes the analog version of the channel, and then the next channel up is the digital channels. On the Sony LCD I have, I have to manually switch between the analog and digital.

The TV has 3 HDMI, VGA, and several component and composite inputs. It's also 1080P FullHD so you can use it as a nice monitor. I like it as much or more than my 40" Sony Bravia 1080P LCD. This is a great TV.

Vizio VO32LF

ViN86 05-09-09 05:09 PM

Re: Looking for 32-inch LCD
 
Fwiw, the only real price differences you will see between sets will be due to differences in the contrast ratio. Also, at that size, 720p will suit you just fine as long as you're not sitting right in front of it.

Also, the feature darkrider is talking about above is very nice as well. I have it on my LG and the transition between regular cable and the DTV channels is seamless.

CaptNKILL 05-09-09 06:35 PM

Re: Looking for 32-inch LCD
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by darkrider01 (Post 2001811)
I may have just the thing you need. I picked one of these up for my wife for Mother's Day. I paid $550 for it.

When you run the auto-tune function to set the channels, it grabs all analog and digital channels and puts them all together. The reason this is nice is because when you are tuning through channels with the channel up button, it goes through them like: 2, 3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4, 5, 5.1, etc so that it tunes the analog version of the channel, and then the next channel up is the digital channels. On the Sony LCD I have, I have to manually switch between the analog and digital.

The TV has 3 HDMI, VGA, and several component and composite inputs. It's also 1080P FullHD so you can use it as a nice monitor. I like it as much or more than my 40" Sony Bravia 1080P LCD. This is a great TV.

Vizio VO32LF

Wal-Mart sells these for a very reasonable price, so its worth it to check the store locally before ordering one online.

They have the 720P model too, so make sure to ask for or look for the 1080P "Full HD" model.

Zhivago 05-09-09 08:40 PM

Re: Looking for 32-inch LCD
 
I have a 32'' Sony XBR Bravia 1080p and couldn't be happier with it. The salesman pointed out all of these little differences (little but real nonetheless) between it and the similar models from companies like Samsung. Like detail in a woman's dress that was clear on the Sony but not even visible on the Samsung, even though both were @ their native 1080p.

andyr3 05-13-09 06:24 AM

Re: Looking for 32-inch LCD
 
I own a 40" 1080p SONY Bravia TV and bought the 32" 720 HDMI for the bedroom. The 720p resolution is very good for this TV. This has a little better contrast than the L series and PIP capability, when PC is used as main source. I had been waiting to pick up a HD set for some time and I'm glad itís one among best 32" LCD TV from Sony.

Technoholic 05-13-09 11:03 PM

Re: Looking for 32-inch LCD
 
Like I asked, are they even good with analog cable? I mean good as in clear enough, bright, just right. I'm not looking for ultra sharp or anything as close as HD in an analog cable.

I did buy a shi++y Vizio 26" TV and the analog cable was GODAWFUL. Dark, not clear, grainy as hell, immediately I got a refund. But I do see Vizio improving A LOT. Their HD is amazing from what I see.

technoid 05-14-09 11:03 PM

Re: Looking for 32-inch LCD
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Technoholic (Post 2004948)
Like I asked, are they even good with analog cable? I mean good as in clear enough, bright, just right. I'm not looking for ultra sharp or anything as close as HD in an analog cable.

I did buy a shi++y Vizio 26" TV and the analog cable was GODAWFUL. Dark, not clear, grainy as hell, immediately I got a refund. But I do see Vizio improving A LOT. Their HD is amazing from what I see.

I was at Best Buy the other day and looked at the 32 inch SONY 720P. I ask the sales guy if he could put some normal TV on and he did, and it looked GODAWFUL to me, just terrible. I can't for the life of me understand why they would do that, just do what's necessary for everything to look normal when you move to an HD set. I've heard how bad standard definition looked on an HD set but that was the first time I seen it. He said they were using DirectTV so the standard definition TV channels should be fine. It definitely turned me off. Of course all the HD stuff looked very good.

hemmy 05-24-09 02:39 PM

Re: Looking for 32-inch LCD
 
Every hdtv I have seen do not look all that great on non-hd channels

Technoholic 05-24-09 04:38 PM

Re: Looking for 32-inch LCD
 
Hey guys, I bought Vizio 32" Full HD 1080P VOJ320F1A. I have to say I am very happy with my purchase! SD pictures don't look that bad as well!

Hemmy, of course, no HDTV has a great picture on SD channels. I was looking for the very good quality pictures, I'm not saying super sharp pictures on SD channels. This is it. The 26" I bought two years ago was the worst. Today, it's MUCH better and I am very happy with it.

BTW, believe it or not, I bought this only for $486!!


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