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I have the option to get either a 32 inch Samsung or ln32b360 or a Samsung 40 inch model. Normally I would assume that a larger TV is better, but this will be for a small bedroom. At the same time, the 32 inch b360 is 720p, while the 40 inch Samsung models (500, 530, 550) are all 1080. So I have two questions

1. I hear good things about the 32 inch and not much either way about the 40 inch models. I would rather have picture quality over size. Which would be better for HD movies and games?

2. Since the people who will be watching this TV are only going to be sitting a few feet from the screen, would it be better to go 1080p or would the differences between 720 for these Samsungs not be noticeable?

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im really torn too between getting a samsung LN32B460 for $449 shipped and no tax or a 40 inch samsung, the LN40B500 for $599 plus tax, im thinking 1080p is a much better invesment on the LN40B500 and 40 inch is kindda better than 32 inches.. this is for my bedroom tho, its a really tuff decision.. Im dont need the b530 or b550 by any means, either the b460 or the b500 will be plenty enough, again this is for my bedroom.


to the OP, dont buy the ln32b360, if anything go for the b460, much better picture, i compared in the store.


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Unless you are sitting 4' or less from the screen go with the 40".
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Its a tough choice


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Get the biggest you can afford. I bought a 40 for my bedroom a year ago and now want a 50.
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in my opinion, 32" is good for computer monitor but if you do gaming, you want a 40" or bigger. highly recommend you to get LN40B500 http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-LN40B500-40-Inch-1080p-Black/dp/B002SXMRIU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1261756334&sr=1-1
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The whole reason the Japanese with their very small homes invented HDTV was so that they could sit closer to bigger screens and not have to suffer with grainy content. So if you have a short viewing distance you certainly want a 1080p model and not a 720p model.
It is also important to note that a 40" widescreen TV screen is almost 60% larger then a 32" widescreen TV screen.
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I went from a 720p 32" vizio lcd that I used as a monitor/tv/gaming platform and just recently purchased a 40in" 1080p samsung b650 to replace it and the difference is night and day, seriously. I sit appr 3ft from it usually as a monitor and about 6-10ft when in tv mode and its the perfect fit for my room. I vote 40in not only for the size but because from my 720p (which had good PQ) I notice a drastic change in PQ now.
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I have the option to get either a 32 inch Samsung or ln32b360 or a Samsung 40 inch model. Normally I would assume that a larger TV is better, but this will be for a small bedroom. At the same time, the 32 inch b360 is 720p, while the 40 inch Samsung models (500, 530, 550) are all 1080. So I have two questions

1. I hear good things about the 32 inch and not much either way about the 40 inch models. I would rather have picture quality over size. Which would be better for HD movies and games?

2. Since the people who will be watching this TV are only going to be sitting a few feet from the screen, would it be better to go 1080p or would the differences between 720 for these Samsungs not be noticeable?

Thanks in advance for your help

I'm sure the B360 is a very adequate television, but since it is Samsung's bottom of the line LCD (which still makes it better than many other bottom of the line TVs), when you compare it to a 40" 1080p model, there should be no contest. I agree that the 40" would be the better of the two TVs.

I also agree that the B460 is a much better TV than the B360.
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