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Old 11-12-2007, 06:44 PM   #1
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I am in the market for a 32 inch LCD TV. I do not want to spend over $1,000.00 I would LOVE to keep the cost around $700.00 I was wondering what the best 32 inch LCD for the buck was. I was looking at the Toshiba Regza 32HL67U and the Samsung LNS3251D. Am I missing models to be considering?

The following is part of a post from another member on the forum, it is a Black Friday discount special:
32" LCD TVs
32 inch TPV LCD HDTV L32W761 Staples $449.98
Olevia 32" LCD HDTV 232v at Kmart TG $419
Dynex 32" LCD HDTV w/ HDMI at BB $449
Element 32" LCD HDTV w/ HDMI at CC $399
Sharp 32" LCD HDTV w/ HDMI at CC $599 LC32SH12U
Phillips 32" LCD HDTV w/ HDMI at BB $599 32PFL5332D/37
Sony Bravia 32" LCD HDTV at $699 CC KDL32M3000
Sony Bravia 32" Widescreen LCD HDTV KDL32S3000 $999 Sears
Vizio 32" Widescreen LCD HDTV $598 Sears
Westinghouse - 32" Flat-Panel LCD HDTV SK-32H240S $579 BB (Currently)


Do any of those compete? If not where do you recommend I buy my tv from?
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Old 11-12-2007, 09:04 PM   #2
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Well - there is quite a mix there - from name brand quality to lower tier sets.
I don't think you could go wrong with the Sammy, Sony, or Regza for close to a grand.
When you back off from that price, the Viz, Philips, & Westy are probably a step above the others.
I bought the Viz 32 from Walmart today. Initially I was not too happy of a camper, as I was comparing it to my LG PDP. After fiddling with the settings - it is looking pretty good. Still not quite the same as a good PDP - but growing on me.
Another thought. On any - check out the factory presets on color and tint. I was able to set this Viz pretty good, but it would have been easier with better factory presets to start from.
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:03 AM   #3
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I bought the Viz 32 from Walmart today. Initially I was not too happy of a camper, as I was comparing it to my LG PDP. After fiddling with the settings - it is looking pretty good.

I was able to set this Viz pretty good, but it would have been easier with better factory presets to start from.
I just got the Viz 32 as well. What settings did you arrive at? Are different ones needed for TV vs. DVD?
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:09 AM   #4
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I had the Vizio 32l and now the Vizio VX42L. I would strongly recommend the Vizio's. If you could get a Sony, Samsung, Sharp, or Philips in your price range I would go that route. But, Black Friday deals are no gaurantee, especially for a TV. Expect to camp out over night, because TVs are the first thing that go. A mother will cut you if it means she can get to the tv before you.

Where as Vizio is a good price anytime, not just on Black Friday.
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I had the Vizio 32l and now the Vizio VX42L. I would strongly recommend the Vizio's. If you could get a Sony, Samsung, Sharp, or Philips in your price range I would go that route. But, Black Friday deals are no gaurantee, especially for a TV. Expect to camp out over night, because TVs are the first thing that go. A mother will cut you if it means she can get to the tv before you.

Where as Vizio is a good price anytime, not just on Black Friday.
I agree with that.
Still I have 90 days to return my Viz. If I can get a Sony, LG, Regza etc ..for about the same $ - I might do it.

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Old 11-13-2007, 08:24 AM   #6
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I agree with that.
Still I have 90 days to return my Viz. If I can get a Sony, LG, Regza etc ..for about the same $ - I might do it.

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If you go out on Black Friday here are some tips:

Go to the store the night before (if they are open) and locate the tv you want. Also try to locate where the stock is kept.

Map out the store, find the quickest route to the tvs.

Where clothing and shoes that you can move quickly in.

Leave any children or women at home, you can't be worrying about your wife or child getting trampled, you need to focus on getting that tv.

If you knock someone over, pretend it didn't happen and just keep moving, that's how the Black Friday game goes.

Once you get your hands on your TV, do not let it go or out of your sight. Drag it if you have to. People will steal from your cart even if you just turn your head for a second. If an employee offers to take care of your tv, refuse, they will not guard it like you can.

Get there very very very early. If no one else is waiting, then go get some coffee and go right back, sit in your car, but the second people show up, get out and start the line.

If it is cold out, which it prob will be, avoid the bulky jacket. Try to find something that is thin and you can move in and will still keep you warm.

Just before the door opens, jump up and down, pump your self up. Get ready to move like a rabbit and get that tv.


Good Luck

PS don't forget to confirm the actual sale or take the advertisment with you. Nothing worse than going through all that hassel just to have an employee either not know that the tv is on sale, or that the tv is not on sale in that particular store. Check and double check, then check again to make sure it is in stock. Ask How many they have in stock for that price. If they only have one or two, don't bother.
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OMG! I did not know that Black Friday was that intense. I really hope nobody pushes me like the way you are describing. I don't think that would go to well for them. I'm not an easy guy to push. I didn't really say I was going to get one of those T.V.s I was hoping you could tell me which 32 inch lcd was the best for the money. I'd honestly rather avoid being in a bum rush for a t.v. and just buy it online. I would like to buy the best tv for around $$$700.00. Help? There's no number one, no best tv for the dollar out there?
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OMG! I did not know that Black Friday was that intense. I really hope nobody pushes me like the way you are describing. I don't think that would go to well for them. I'm not an easy guy to push. I didn't really say I was going to get one of those T.V.s I was hoping you could tell me which 32 inch lcd was the best for the money. I'd honestly rather avoid being in a bum rush for a t.v. and just buy it online. I would like to buy the best tv for around $$$700.00. Help? There's no number one, no best tv for the dollar out there?
I guess you have never been out on BF then.
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I guess you have never been out on BF then.
32 inch LCD @ BB for 579.00. looks great. works well for a second bedroom TV...
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Vizio 32" Widescreen LCD HDTV $598 Sears
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Element 32" LCD Widescreen $500 at Circuit City..
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I just got the Sony KDL32S3000 and it's an excellent TV. It's well worth the few extra bucks. The only problem I've had is a HDCP handshake problem using DVI to HDMI for my PC. It displays in 1366x768.
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Old 01-20-2008, 12:45 PM   #14
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I just got the Dynex 32" HDTV for $409 ($459 - 12% coupon). What a value! I compared it to my Insignia 27" TV and the picture is MUCH better.
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You cannot beat the samsung ln32a450. It's gotten pretty rave reviews on Amazon.
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