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LG 32LH30 vs Vizio SV320XVT?

post #1 of 8
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Hi all,

I'm considering getting one of these two 32" TV's for my dad to watch football on. I do like the specs of the Vizio, particularly the 120Hz refresh rate, but just not sure about the long-term reliability issues compared to the LG, which is more of a known brand to me.

Is there any reason to think the LG would be more reliable long-term, or is that just superstition on my part? And which TV would be the better choice? I'm assuming the answer would be the Vizio based on specs....but would either be sufficient? i.e. would I probably notice the difference if they were showing the same game side by side?

Or is there another 32" TV that would be an even better bet, in the same price range ($500-550), specifically for watching football and other sports in HD?

And one more question...lol. Does anyone know a non-club-based retailer (i.e. not Costco) where the SV320XVT is sold, other than Dell? I can't seem to find any other place....

Thanks everyone
post #2 of 8
I just bought the Vizio to use as a computer monitor. The picture is quite good, but there is a TON of input lag. If you can manage to find a way to get into the service menu, you might be able to disable the image processing to fix that. If I set my desktop resolution to 1024x768, that's the only way I can eliminate the input lag completely.

I haven't been able to find a way to get into the service menu, so sorry I can't help you there. But I would recommend the TV highly for image quality. For just watching TV, this TV is proly the best you can find for the money. I got it for $430 brand new from Adorama, but I think they messed up when putting it into their system cause now it's $590. I GOT SO LUCKY! :P
post #3 of 8
What exactly do you mean by "input lag"? I'm looking to get the SV320XVT to primarily use as a computer monitor.
Do you know if you can use the Picture in Picture with the VGA input and built in tuner at the same time?
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Originally Posted by WolfZombie View Post

What exactly do you mean by "input lag"? I'm looking to get the SV320XVT to primarily use as a computer monitor.

Input lag usually refers to the time between the computer (source) sends out the signal and the time the the TV displays it. When you turn on Smooth motion (motion interpolation), the CPU in the TV first looks for a few frames before and a few frames after what's being fed, then try to guess what's in between (interpolate) the frames, resulting in a smoother picture. That's why sometimes the pictures seem to "lag", especially when you play first person shooter games - you're handicapped with a 50ms ping in addition to whatever you have already.

Also notice some people are more sensitive to input lags than othrs.

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Do you know if you can use the Picture in Picture with the VGA input and built in tuner at the same time?

yes according to the user manual.
post #5 of 8
You're wasting your money on 1080p for a 32" screen unless you plan on using it as a computer monitor. The LG is AWESOME as far as PC input options, even on their 720p sets, not sure about Vizio. What what your looking at spending on the 1080p 32", you could get a 37-40" 720p set. Unless you sit less than 4' away form the screen the 37"+ screen will give you a much better viewing experience.
post #6 of 8
comparing LG 32LH30 vs Vizio SV320XVT, i will go for LG 32LH30 due to it's PQ and SQ is just awesome for that price range. many good reviews at http://www.amazon.com/LG-32LH30-32-Inch-1080p-Gloss/dp/B001V5J7OI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1260634459&sr=1-1
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Originally Posted by gwsallen View Post

comparing LG 32LH30 vs Vizio SV320XVT, i will go for LG 32LH30 due to it's PQ and SQ is just awesome for that price range. many good reviews at http://www.amazon.com/LG-32LH30-32-Inch-1080p-Gloss/dp/B001V5J7OI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1260634459&sr=1-1

Amazon has this LG for $464.57 and free shipping. I think that is a heck of a deal. Was looking at the Vizio for $547 from Sam's.
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I have the LG 32LH30 as a PC monitor and i have noticed that when playing some games that the red text in the game overlay tends to blur out when over a light blue sky. This also occurs with bright green text over blue sky. I have an Acer X241W as a secondary monitor. If I drag the game into the secondary monitor the image clears up. This is very annoying. The connection is DVI to HDMI (no vga on video card). I am running the nVidia GeForce 9800 GTX+ graphics card(s) in SLI configuration. All noise reduction features are turned off. Any suggestions?
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