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toshiba VS samsung

by mehdidimss / April 14, 2009 12:00 PM PDT

hi i'm lookinng to buy an LCD tv 32 inches and i don t know wich of this two is best the Toshiba 32AV504 or the Samsung LE32A457 i'll be play quite a lot with my xbox 360 can you help wich one to recommand thanks .

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Confused because neither are currently made models.
by NM_Bill / April 15, 2009 1:45 AM PDT
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I checked both makers websites & these must be legacy models.

What I can comment on is 1) resolution: rule out 1080 because at 32" size you will not be able to appreciate the difference.

2) Dynamic contrast control: Sure higher numbers are better. At the upper end, like 100,000:1, further differences are not so important.

3) Pixel refresh rate: Smaller numbers are better; like 6ms or 4ms. This is more important for gaming than casual use. My older LCD is 12ms, which is no problem for my watching. I don't see motion blur.

4) The more recent than 3) pixel refresh rate, Video scan rate: Older sets are 60Hz, newer & better is 120Hz.

5) HDMI connectors: More is nicer. Avoid older sets with only two. For gamers like you, 3 or 4 may be needed.

6) Budget: You did not mention budget, so we don't know the price range to consider.

7) General reputation: The nod goes to Samsung, now the best selling brand & favored for reliability.

With info to work with, you may get a lot more attention.;

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by mehdidimss / April 15, 2009 9:20 AM PDT

thanks i'm looking to spend

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Oops. I'm in the US, so the models may indeed be current in
by NM_Bill / April 15, 2009 10:31 AM PDT
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the UK. I keep getting caught up in my assumptions that most posters are over here when first posts don't identify. The last time, I wound up exchanging several posts with a person who wound up being from China (& yet not identified as such.)

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Samsung over Toshiba
by HD-Dave / April 17, 2009 2:18 AM PDT
In reply to: toshiba VS samsung

Price being comparable, Samsungs are nicer than Toshiba's... Devil's always in the details...

assuming theyre comparable specs too

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