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post #11 of 20
ide go with the panasonic simply for better name and IPS gives better colour reproduction,
have you used testfreaks?
http://www.testfreaks.com/televisions/philips-32pfl4505d-f7/
http://www.testfreaks.com/televisions/panasonic-tc-l32u3/
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Thanks for the links. I'll go with the Panasonic. I think it will make an excellent PC monitor as well.


Any suggestions as to minimum viewing distance? I will be about 3-4' from the screen.
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So I found a sony TV, Sony 32” BRAVIA EX500 Series LCD TV (KDL32EX500)


It's a 32" 1080P, 120hz tv. A bit expensive but it seems to be one of the few 120hz tv's in the size available. I admit I am very tempted given the fact that it is 120hz and right in the size I need (and 1080P) which is a requirement.


Any comments?
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I ended up going with the Samsung UN32D4003BD.

32", LED.

I looked at a bunch of monitors on display and this one had the best color by far (usually my experience with Samsung). It also had the smallest bezel of all the units.

It is only 720P but then again I don't have a bluray player in the PC it's connected to so that's not really relevant. I expect 1080P would allow me to crowd more text onto the screen but since I don't use it for work purposes, it's fine.

Kind of makes my 27" 120hz Samsung look a bit small smile.gif

Also ran the firmware update (1007).

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Edited by Robilar - 3/17/12 at 9:54am
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post #15 of 20
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Switched out my 2.1 speaker set with the new tv. The Corsair speakers fit perfectly underneath it. I will eventually get a wall mount arm for the TV.

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nicely done. cannot go wrong with a samsung monitor wink.gif

I went to the sony store in downtown Toronto last year, and I was not impressed with any of their offerings.. glad you didn't pick it, specially with the lack of LED.

720p is actually better for sd movie playback anyways, less scaling required.
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I've seen the Sharp Aquos 32" on sale at future shop and best buy, they look pretty solid. That's probably what I would get.
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I just grabbed the Panasonic Viera TCL32U3
32" IPS for $350 about 3 weeks ago, love it!
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I just grabbed the Panasonic Viera TCL32U3
32" IPS for $350 about 3 weeks ago, love it!

Those are nice TVs. I wanted a 46" IPS, but could not find one frown.gif

Need to know! Not 100% sure if those are screen-shots or camera images, but they look like screen-shots. A screeen-shot of the desktop will not show how good the display is. Your display can be completely green and a screen-shot will still come out normal. Screen-shots have nothing to do with the display. You would actually have to use a high def/res camera to show how good the display is and even then, it would not show how good it truly is.
post #20 of 20
Guys, the panel does not matter as much in TVs than with computer monitors as you have the large influence of firmware in TVs. A PVA panel works just as well.
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