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WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE?? Two 32 inch TVs compared. Pls Vote

by kameico102 / February 27, 2007 1:30 AM PST

Both are made by SHARP. Both have 6ms response time. Both have 1200:1 contrast ratio. The only difference is they have different exteriors (tv1 has titanium finish, tv2 has piano black border..i dont really care about the exterior)
TV 1 also has DVI-I whereas TV2 doesnt have one. BUT, TV2 is newer (released December 2006, while TV1 was released in May 2006)... As for price, TV2 is slightly more expensive (about 75-100$ more probably because of the release date)

If given the choice, which would you buy?? See Specs below:


TV #1 (LC32D50U)

HDMI? Input HDMI x 2
HD Component Input x 1
DVI-I Input DVI-I x 1
RS-232C Input 9-pin mini D-Sub x 1
Composite Video Input (A/V) RCA x 3
Audio Inputs RCA L/R x 3



TV #2 (LC32D43U):

HDMI? Input x 2
HD Component Input x 2
RGB D-Sub (PC) Input 15-pin x 1
Composite Video Input RCA x 2
Audio Inputs RCA L/R x 2
Digital Audio Outputs 1

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The way I look at it, there really is that much different
by ahtoi / February 27, 2007 1:43 AM PST

the difference is tv1 has DVI and tv2 has digital audio. If I am going to use the tv as a monitor, I would go for tv1 because of dvi.

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Sound out
by friction_jack / November 26, 2008 3:00 AM PST

If these are the only connections, I would also consider the built-in sound quality when deciding. Will you want 2.1 or 5.1 system? And can you get it from both?

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Would this matter?
by Pepe7 / November 26, 2008 4:16 AM PST
In reply to: Sound out

...as the TV won't be outputting/sending out DDPRo, DD or DTS audio, but a set top box or DVD player will. Maybe I'm being daft here, but I'm not aware of any HDTV doing audio pass through, so would it really matter, even with a receiver w/ appropriate digital inputs involved in the equation(?) Most TVs only offer built-in stereo or matrix sound via the built in speakers AFAIK.

cheers,
Pedro [who will no doubt be tweaking the family's A/V gizmos this weekend Wink ]

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Does it have to be Sharp?
by jostenmeat / November 26, 2008 6:05 AM PST

I've never seen a Sharp tv that I did not think was absolutely horrible. Just my honest opinion.

However, unless you sit pretty close, maybe having terribly motion or pq will not matter anyways at that screen size.

FWIW, after quick price check, I could double the display area, have better PQ, all at the same price, with a Pana plasma. Just letting you know.

Yeah... I think Sharp has the worst PQ that I've ever seen, though admittedly, I haven't seen em all, so take that with salt.

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