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32" LCD questions

My Philips 27" TV is sounding its death knell (it is intermitently turn itself off) and I need to start looking at a replacement (not that I really have the spare money, but whatever).

I don't want to replace the 27" with a 26" LCD, so I am looking at 32" LCDs. The two that have caught my eye are the Toshiba 32" and the Sony Bravia 32". The Toshiba is about $150 cheaper, so that certainly has some appeal. Any opinions on either of these TVs?

Also something I can't find for the lie of me searching is, do either or both of these TVs actually have a coax input for regular old basic cable TV? I have no desire to get digital cable anytime soon. If not, is there an easy solution (other then getting digital cable)?

Anybody want to suggest 26" tvs (might replace the breaking 27" with a 26" LCD for now and upgrade later moving the 26" LCD in to the basement to replace the crappy 25" TV down there), just for the heck of it or other 32" LCDs that they like?

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Re: 32" LCD questions

One of my coworkers has one of the newer Samsung LCD 32" panels, and he tells me it's fantastic. Another coworker just got the new generation Samsung 52" LCD panels...

They do all have regular coax inputs, and built-in digital tuners (afaik)...but really, if you're getting an HDTV, you've gotta upgrade to the HD box...nothing compares. Just saying. But it's your trip


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Good to know on the coax, the 'input/output' details on all of the LCDs I was looking at online don't have coax listed, but I guess they have it as an assumed.
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i have a 32" sony bravia.it is cable ready and has connections for stereo surround.you can buy a HD reciever to go with it for about $100.it does pretty good with out the HD bu it would be better if you had it.really nice tv.i bought it at the time because of the ratings it had in the consumer reviews.actually i bought it for the wife last year for christmas.and im getting ready to buy a HD reciever to go with it for her.ive seen this tv in stores with HD reception.this allso was one of the reasons i bought it.the picture was very crisp and clean.sure you could buy a knock off,but i tend to listen to reviews in every thing before i buy anything. -kenny-
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Make sure it is 1080P and 120Hz, or go Plasma


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IMO unless you already have a blue ray player and have alot of HD channels 1080 is not necessary
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And it's really not necessary on such a small screen. At 32" the difference between 720p and 1080p is practically indistinguishable.


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And it's really not necessary on such a small screen. At 32" the difference between 720p and 1080p is practically indistinguishable.
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Depends on your use. I think it would be, but I am a movie buff, and use my 40" Plasma for Bluray and HD.


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If you were going up to 40" (samsung has a good one on amazon for $1200 or so, and a 46" for ~$1400) then I'd say probably go for the 1080p, but at 32" it's not worth the extra coin.


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