Best 32 inch tv?

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#1 Posted by Jr14 (1509 posts) -

What would be the best 32 inch tv to get. I want it to have really good picture quality, and 1080p. I like my samsung tv but it seems like they care more about there smart tv technology now than the actual picture quality.

#2 Posted by SirSlimyScrotum (266 posts) -

Sony 32" It's pretty great, a must have for this upcoming gen of consoles.

#4 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (22910 posts) -

My friend just bought an Insignia television from Best Buy that he really seems to like. Looked pretty good to me too, though it's not a 32".

Maybe take a look at those and see what you think? I don't know much about the brand other than what I've seen of his new set, but it seems nice enough.

#5 Posted by sukraj (20586 posts) -

Any Samsung or Sony HD TV's

#6 Posted by marcheegsr (2183 posts) -

One of my flat screens is a 32 inch lcd sony bravia. I think its pretty good.

#7 Edited by jukev2424 (242 posts) -

My house has 4 sony bravias 32",40",46",60". All are beautiful. I am also a fan of SHARP and Samsung. Vizios are a cheaper tv that i think are also nice.

#8 Posted by Jr14 (1509 posts) -

Out of Samsung, Sony, and Vizio which would be the best 32 inch tv to get, and which series tv?

#9 Posted by Jr14 (1509 posts) -

Price range is $300 to $500. I will also be buying the tv on Black Friday so it will be cheaper too.

#10 Posted by farrell2k (4601 posts) -

They're all pretty much the same. In fact, most of them are likely made by the same company.

#11 Posted by Jr14 (1509 posts) -

Ya probably going with the 32" Samsung LED 6300 Series tv.

#12 Posted by wolf503 (128 posts) -

LG 32LA6230 or Samsung UA32F6400AM. I've been looking into those 2 for a while now. I'll most likely be getting the LG as I saw them both side by side and the LG had a clearer picture and also had significantly less motion lag (I mean noticable) and the LG is also cheaper. My only issue is the response time is a little high, since I want to use it for PC as well, but I'm not sure if the 100HZ base rate will compensate for the response time for PC gaming.

#13 Posted by Gargus (2147 posts) -

Go to google and type in "Best 32 inch tv".

Go to amazon and search for 32 inch tvs and look at reviews.

Done. Youll get reviews and comments, hundreds and thousands of them right then instead of waiting for people on one forum to reply.

#14 Posted by larence549 (10 posts) -

The best television for 32 inch would be of LG. It is really outstanding with feature of led and the video quality is also amazing.thank you

#15 Posted by Jr14 (1509 posts) -

@wolf503: input lag is far more important than response time. Response time does matter just not as much as input lag.

#16 Posted by Jr14 (1509 posts) -

@Gargus: You are correct looking at reviews on amazon and there rating is the best way to find out. I was just wanting to know what a few good tvs are so I wouldn't have to search through every 32 inch tv and read the reviews on all of them.

#17 Posted by foxhound_fox (85231 posts) -

Toshiba Viera Plasma.

That 600Hz refresh rate and deep black are essential for gaming.

#18 Posted by Bigboi500 (27879 posts) -

Anything LG.

#19 Posted by Jr14 (1509 posts) -

@foxhound_fox: 600hz is just a selling gimmick no tv can hit 600hz although I hear plasmas do look nice for gaming and movies.

#20 Edited by Jr14 (1509 posts) -

So I'm hearing LG would be good most of them I see are direct lit and samsung are edge lit. Anyone know which is better direct or edge?

#21 Posted by wolf503 (128 posts) -

@Jr14 said:

@wolf503: input lag is far more important than response time. Response time does matter just not as much as input lag.

so the 100hz would make up for it you think? Cause I'm currently using a T27A950 for my PC and it just struggles with consoles since it's a hybrid TV. The console image actually goes all fuzzy and it's barely playable. It's supposed to do 100hz but good old Samsung figured a way out of that 1, the bastards. When streaming through LAN the picture quality for TV shows is virtually lag-less, I love it for that reason alone. It's why I was contemplating the LG. But I want it to replace the T27.

#22 Posted by Mozelleple112 (6521 posts) -

To be honest there really aren't any good 32 inch TVs anymore. Back in the day (08-11) there were tons of great 32" LCD CCFL-backlit displays that had great black levels, good screen uniformity (not plasma good, but still) and decent colour performance. Nowadays, its all about slim factor and picture quality has been a down priority for these types of displays. Thinner display thanks to LED-edge lighting which means poor screen uniformity and terrible black levels. Another reason for this is because there simply aren't any videophiles/enthusiasts that want a 32" TV. Either they go for a 27-30" IPS monitor (photography, editing, browsing, etc) or a 50-65" plasma (movies, gaming, sports, TV, etc) or of course the mighty front projection displays from Sony/JVC. The people who want 32" TVs simply don't care about picture quality and only care about how thin and sleek the design is. In my opinion smaller screens have definitely gone in the wrong direction the last 3-4 years.

If I were to buy a 32" it would be an older Sony or Samsung LCD (not LED) from 2010. Those are had black levels and screen uniformity so good they could actually compete with the plasmas of their time, something modern LEDs are far, FAR away and beyond from reaching.

#23 Edited by GAJY_FILTH (112 posts) -

I bought a 32inch 720p/1080i CRT so I could play older games natively at 480/576 and newer games at 720p and they all looks so much better on it than any 1080p LCD I've owned.

I'd see if you can find any cheap on ebay or something.

#24 Posted by Jr14 (1509 posts) -

Wolf503- Go to this website if you want to see input lag. http://www.displaylag.com/display-database/

Under where it says search select display type and type in HDTV. You can see the all the basic specs about all the tv's they have tested plus the input lag. I haven't found the response time on there so you might have to google the response time of that tv. 100hz will really only matter for PC gaming and that's if you have a powerful enough graphics card. Want my advice if you want low input lag go with a TN panel monitor. Although, TN panel monitors picture arnt the best. Now if you want a display that is in between a TN panel and a tv get a IPS panel monitor. The response time is slower, and input lag is worse on an ips monitor rather than a TN monitor, but picture quality is a lot better. Ips monitors generally have a better response time and input lag than tvs unless you can find some rare tvs that outperform ips monitors.

#25 Posted by foxhound_fox (85231 posts) -

@Jr14 said:

@foxhound_fox: 600hz is just a selling gimmick no tv can hit 600hz although I hear plasmas do look nice for gaming and movies.

If they say 600Hz, I'm pretty sure it'll hit it (if they don't, then they could face false advertising lawsuits). Humans can't see beyond 60fps (60Hz), but the smoothness and lack of any sort of input lag is very noticeable. Lots of my friends have LCD televisions and playing the same games I do at home at their places, I can very much notice input lag on their sets compared to mine.

And the colour of a plasma is practically unmatched by anything but the best LEDs.

The fact plasmas now are so cheap is one major reason every gamer should own one, on top of the technical benefits.

#26 Posted by achilles614 (4800 posts) -

@Jr14 said:

@foxhound_fox: 600hz is just a selling gimmick no tv can hit 600hz although I hear plasmas do look nice for gaming and movies.

If they say 600Hz, I'm pretty sure it'll hit it (if they don't, then they could face false advertising lawsuits). Humans can't see beyond 60fps (60Hz), but the smoothness and lack of any sort of input lag is very noticeable

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33199_7-57548118-221/what-is-600hz/

That may clear it up for you.

@OP, I have a sony Bravia LCD and while it's good, I notice a small amount of ghosting on it.

As someone already said, read reviews online and test them out in person if you can.

#27 Posted by buccomatic (1941 posts) -

@Mozelleple112:

"To be honest there really aren't any good 32 inch TVs anymore. Back in the day (08-11) there were tons of great 32" LCD CCFL-backlit displays that had great black levels, good screen uniformity (not plasma good, but still) and decent colour performance. Nowadays, its all about slim factor and picture quality has been a down priority for these types of displays. Thinner display thanks to LED-edge lighting which means poor screen uniformity and terrible black levels."

this^

#28 Posted by foxhound_fox (85231 posts) -

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33199_7-57548118-221/what-is-600hz/

That may clear it up for you.

Never claimed it was 600fps.

#29 Edited by jd7904 (96 posts) -

@foxhound_fox It's actually Panasonic Viera, not Toshiba. Toshiba does not make a plasma, and yes they are awesome for gaming :-)

Do you absolutely need to go 32"? You can get a plasma 42" in the 300-500 price range that will have better picture quality and smoother response than any 32" LED. Also in 32" size it's hard to find 1080p mainly because you can't see the difference in that size of television unless you are 6" from the screen so there are not many. If you absolutely must go 32" right now Toshiba, LG and Sony are your best bets because of their low input lag for gaming. You could also consider an Asus 27" Monitor which are the best for gaming and around $350.

#30 Posted by shellcase86 (1684 posts) -

32in? Budget up to $500? Black Friday? Where do you live? For those prices you can get a larger TV. Get a bigger TV. Unless you're going to sit 2ft from the TV you won't notice fine details and 1080p won't be an issue.

#31 Posted by Jr14 (1509 posts) -

Ya I will be sitting pretty close to the tv going to put it on my computer desk so I don't want that big of a tv.

#32 Edited by GoogleAndroid (123 posts) -

Forget the LCDs, and get a plasma instead. Panasonic is exiting the plasma business at the end of the year, so you should be able to get an amazing deal on one on Black Friday.

#33 Edited by Jr14 (1509 posts) -

@googleandroid: why are they exiting the plasma business don't they make the best plasma tv's?

#34 Posted by DJ_Headshot (6130 posts) -

Look on craigslist for a HD 16:9 sony trinitron crt nothing will give you higher image quality for the price I only paid $20 for mine. Although they are bulky and very heavy the 34" I got was close to 200 pounds! But the image quality is very good has very deep blacks much better then what you will see on a budget lcd as well as great color reproduction and very smooth motion. All that plus having no input lag make it a great choice for any type of gaming.

I use mine with my PC and games look great defiantly does justice to high end pc games like Crysis 3 and Battlefield 3 but also worked perfect when I still had my PS3.The lack of any scaling combined with the great image quality of the trinitron means PS3 games never looked better.

#35 Posted by DJ_Headshot (6130 posts) -
@Jr14 said:

@googleandroid: why are they exiting the plasma business don't they make the best plasma tv's?

They are losing money on them blame consumers for not buying them they all want superthin led displays shame since plasma is superior display technology video quality wise but history is repeating itself just like lcd with crt led has killed plasma.

#36 Posted by Mozelleple112 (6521 posts) -

@Jr14: You can blame LED hype and marketing for that. Also the fact that Panasonic wants to but all its resources; engineers, factories and manufacturers into OLED. Oh and the fact that plasma prices are actually so cheap that Panasonic loses millions of dollars each year. Its simply not worth investing $5 billion in R&D costs for new panel technology if its only going to generate $3-4 billion in revenue.