Compare 32 inch HDTV
Before you read the conclusion of compare 32 inch HDTV between Panasonic TX-32AS500B, Philips 32PHT4509/12, Finlux 32H8075-T, Polaroid 3-32-LED-14, Samsung UE32H6400, Sony KDL-32W706B and Toshiba 32D3454DB
You can read the review for each 32 inch HDTV with the link below :
Sony versus Samsung – that’s where we find ourselves (once again) as we whittle our Supertest down to the best two. So far this year these two TV giants have mirrored a Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy rivalry, a McEnroe/ Borg head-to-head.
A similar scenario defined the battle of the 40-42in screens fought in our last issue. That time, the Sony came out on top with price on its side. As if this test had been cut from the same cloth, the Sony’s value clinches it again.
It has everything you need: a deeply rich, detailed picture with a treasure-trove of smarts, refined interface and solid sound. It even looks the part. For £350, we wouldn’t think twice.
The only other Full HD set – and coincidentally the only other five-star model in this test– is the Samsung. Though ultimately we find its price a bit steep, it delivers the best picture of the lot, having a smidgen more insight and richness than the Sony, not to mention a jazzy interface, weighty sound and, uniquely, 3D support too. Got £460 lying around? Go on, treat yourself.
Heading to the opposite end of the price spectrum, our budget entries follow up the leading pair with a solid selection of four-star verdicts. Those looking for a cheap second (or even third or fourth) telly are in luck.
Confirming that Polaroid is in a groove, the 3-32-LED-14 is another success story for the company, its clear, punchy picture and essential smarts a no-brainer at the price.
Similarly, in fine Finlux fashion, the 32H8075-T gets our performance-per-pound bells ringing with a rich, well-defined presentation and easy -to-use interface. Forgive the thin sound delivery in each case, and both are good buys for a very reasonable £200.
Also nicely priced, the Panasonic and Philips offerings bask in four stars apiece too. Panasonic continues its consistent year with the TX-32AS500B. This screen’s vivid hues are a pleasure (as is its user-friendly interface), but a lack of subtlety and accuracy with dark colours keeps it from shining above the rest.
And we’re relieved to find the Philips screen competent with both high- and standard-definition content (we haven’t been able to say that of all the company’s sets this year).
The fact that buyers will need a separate USB adapter to secure a wireless internet connection is a bit stingy on Philips’ part, but the telly’s startlingly sharp, detailed picture and pleasing price make up for it.
A built-in player – but not a winner
Finally we get to the Toshiba – the test’s only three-star TV. Toshiba has had a tough year, its TVs’ performance not quite up to that of the cut-throat competition. The company’s bonus built-in DVD player stands it in good stead feature-wise, though a lack of picture subtlety and brittle sound secure its fate.
And there you have it – two great tellies, four good ones and one that doesn’t quite cut it. There’s plenty of talent here to bless multiple rooms of the house with a different screen, but if you’ve only got the space and budget for one, the Sony should be your prime pick.
Credit : What HiFi Magazine