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Old 06-06-2008, 10:09 PM - Thread Starter
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I have a panny 42" plasma in the den that I love. 60 series I believe. Bought it 1.5years ago.

I need an 32" LCD for the bedroom, I had a Toshiba 32av500u but I returned it do to viewing angle issues.

Here are the choices, Sharp is $72 cheaper which is inconsequential in the grand scheme.

Panasonic TC-32LX85

Sharp LC-32SB24U

Buying tomorrow afternoon please advise.
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:43 PM
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Where have you been, dude? There are multiple threads on the Sony 32XBR6, Samsung A550/650, and the Panasonic 32LZ800. Just read up on those threads and decide on your own!
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Sammy A550, amazing set, just picked one up and its awesome

Looked better than most of the other sets in 2 stores I went to as well.
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panasonic or sony. both are probably best in their class.
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panasonic or sony. both are probably best in their class.

Panny isn't best in its class, Pio Elite is. Sony isn't best in its class either. The ln a650 is heh. A650 has been drawing comparisons to the 8g Elite, and it isn't even Sammys flagship lcd, not to mention has been recieving much praise from certified ISf calibrators, and major reviews.
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Panny isn't best in its class, Pio Elite is. Sony isn't best in its class either. The ln a650 is heh. A650 has been drawing comparisons to the 8g Elite, and it isn't even Sammys flagship lcd, not to mention has been recieving much praise from certified ISf calibrators, and major reviews.

I wasn't aware that Pioneer Elite were LCD HDTV's. From Consumer Reports and other professional reviews, Panny and Sony's are usually tops in the LCD category. I don't recall Pioneer being in the LCD department.
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sorry, i was only referring to the 32" class which the OP wanted, so the sony or panny are probably the best in this class.
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If you're choosing between that Sharp and the Panny, get the Panasonic. I've already experienced the horrors of Sharp's banding, and I'd never buy of of their LCDs again.
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A650 has been drawing comparisons to the 8g Elite,

What a hilarious statement. From who??
The 650 is nowhere near the PQ, motion handling, HD or SD processing, or viewing angle clarity of an Elite Kuro..
I can compare a gremlin to a ferarri but that doesn't mean they are in the same class.
Just becasue a set can produce a black level that is close to a kuro when the screen is totally black does not mean that its in the same class. What matters is how the shadow detail, color detail, and overall contrast looks when actually watching something.
I will admit the 650 is nice when a still image is displayed but when thing start to move it is hindered by ghosting and motion blurr just like most LCD's. After watching a Kuro for a while, I can't handle the motion blur of any LCD anymore.
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buy a 81 series samsung best tv out right now for sure
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Sharp's so-called banding issues are found mostly on their bigger sets. On a 32" it is a non issue.
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I bought the panasonic, got it for $250 less than WorstBuy sells it for too
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Sharp's so-called banding issues are found mostly on their bigger sets. On a 32" it is a non issue.

It quite prevalent on the smaller sets as well.
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CNET reviews and my LC-32GP3U-R beg to differ.
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CNET reviews and my LC-32GP3U-R beg to differ.

It seems the LC-32GP3Us don't suffer from banding...but the 32D62U, 32D64U, and 32GP1U do.
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What a hilarious statement. From who??
The 650 is nowhere near the PQ, motion handling, HD or SD processing, or viewing angle clarity of an Elite Kuro..
I can compare a gremlin to a ferarri but that doesn't mean they are in the same class.
Just becasue a set can produce a black level that is close to a kuro when the screen is totally black does not mean that its in the same class. What matters is how the shadow detail, color detail, and overall contrast looks when actually watching something.
I will admit the 650 is nice when a still image is displayed but when thing start to move it is hindered by ghosting and motion blurr just like most LCD's. After watching a Kuro for a while, I can't handle the motion blur of any LCD anymore.

Actually being that your misinformed, it has been rated very close to the Kuro in about all terms. So again read around before trying to disprove something.
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At the price point I think you're shooting for ($700 - $800???)

I think one should definitely consider the Samsung LN32A450. It's the best picture of any 720p 32" set that I saw when I was shopping. Would have bought it at $750 or less if I'd hadn't wanted something bigger.

Sorry, don't have any opinion on the two sets you mentioned.

Good Luck!

PS. I f I'm remembering correctly, the sound also seemed pretty ok from this model what what I could tell in the store.
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