Sanyo CE32LD81-B

The Good Appealing price; solid connectivity; good sound.

The Bad Pictures are average at best; HDMIs don't work properly.

The Bottom Line When you see a 32-inch LCD TV costing just £450, you obviously can't expect a world-beating performance. But you can, we think, expect more quality than the Sanyo CE32LD81-B is capable of delivering -- not to mention HDMI sockets that actually do what they're supposed to

Editors' Rating
4.5 Overall

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Review

Sanyo CE32LD81-B

Given the frenzied nature of the price cutting currently taking place in the large-screen flat TV world as we hurtle towards Christmas, the price erosion at the smaller 32-inch size seems relatively small beer -- presumably because manufacturers are fast running out of margin for manoeuvre.

So Sanyo's CE32LD81-B, with its ridiculously cheap £450 price tag, has frankly caught us by surprise. It's just a pity it doesn't turn out to be the bargain it might first appear.

Strengths
Yes, you guessed it: the single biggest attraction of the CE32LD81-B is its price. At £450 it even treads on the toes of die-hard budget brands like Goodmans and Bush. Pretty decent, too, is its connectivity, as Sanyo manages to provide a solid two HDMIs and D-Sub PC support alongside the more basic TV connection fodder.

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