Originally Posted by spyboy
Thank you for posting more than a link to a month's worth of reading
As far as the best 32, the tests results I have seen put the LG32D520 ahead of the LG32LE5300. The reason is that the sound quality from the built in speeakers in the LGLE5300 rated only Fair as opposed to the LG32D520 where the rating for the built-in speakers is Good. This is what the professional testers had to say about the sound quality from the built-in speakers on the LG32LE5300. "Sound was only fair, OK for typical programming but shortcomings obvious with movie soundtracks and music."
Another good choice would be the Samsung LN32C530, available at Amazon.
Spyboy, you may be right. I went to Best Buy this afternoon while my wife was next door at Kohl's and looked at every 32" TV they had on display. To my untrained eye, the best looking one was the LG 32LD550 32-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTV, a step up from the 32LD520. The LG 5400 was on display (same panel as the 5300, just a little more cheesecake added on) and the picture quality was nearly identical to the LD550.
The LG 32LD550 was next to the Sony KDL-32EX500 and as much as I like the Sony, the LG blew it away.
ehrabak, the reason I didn't mention the EX700 is because it's being phased out and the EX710 is a new model which I haven't seen in stores yet. I assume it's available in 32" but I'd have to look it up to be sure (you can do that also).
Whatever panel you choose, please audition them in person first to see which one looks the best to your eyes. And, as spyboy said, take a look at the Samsungs also. I have two Samsung 650's (an A650 and a B650) and love them both.
Good luck in your search, ehrabak.