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someone give me the lo-down on the Dynex LCD's.

post #1 of 198
Thread Starter 
I picked up a 37" Dynex LCD today for my mom for Christmas, It was the biggest flat screen we could afford since we missed out on the good deals at CC. I've scoured the net for info, reviews, and anything else I could find about these sets and I've come up empty handed. I know it's not a "dream tv" for anyone, but as long as it'll make my 65 year old mother happy and not die a quick death we'll be pretty satisfied. I just wanna make sure I'm not buying my mom junk.
Can anyone give me any info on them?
post #2 of 198
As far as I know they literally just sprang up from the ground within the past couple months, very little is know about these sets. They could be diamonds in the rough or crap.
From the quick look I took at it I would guess it should easily please a 65 year old mother, assuming she is no videophile ;P
post #3 of 198
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I figured they must be fairly new sets since theres NO info anywhere as far as the pq and things go. I'm gonna have to look into the return policy, if possible I'll just open it up and set it up at home and try it out before I install it at her house. She'll have to upgrade her cable service for the new tv and I just wanna make sure the picture will be worth her paying the extra for...
post #4 of 198
You may already know this, but Dynex is not a manufacturer they are a private label for Best Buy. Meaning that monitor is probably produced by Vizio or Westinghouse or one of the other countless budget LCD makers.
post #5 of 198
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Originally Posted by jvgillow View Post

You may already know this, but Dynex is not a manufacturer they are a private label for Best Buy. Meaning that monitor is probably produced by Vizio or Westinghouse or one of the other countless budget LCD makers.


Good deal if it is Vizio, not so great if it's Westinghouse.

On the 32" for $449, the specs look better than the Olevia 232v that CC had for $479. 2 HDMI vs 1 on the Olevia.

Might take the chance if it was for me or my mother (assuming she is local), but not if I was giving it as a gift for somebody else. I'm okay with cheaping out on some things!

Edit: Just noticed the 37" Dynex only has 1 HDMI, 1 component, 1 composite, and 1 S-video input. That doesn't leave a whole lot of options for hooking up different HT components. Are you going to have to worry about hooking up VCR, DVD, cable/sat box, or anything else?
post #6 of 198
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Originally Posted by jvgillow View Post

You may already know this, but Dynex is not a manufacturer they are a private label for Best Buy. Meaning that monitor is probably produced by Vizio or Westinghouse or one of the other countless budget LCD makers.

Vizio and Westinghouse dont manufacture their own sets. Maybe Foxcomm or Funai or AMTran.
post #7 of 198
Does anyone know the response times on the 37" Dynex? I purchased one yesterday and noticed a lot of motion blurring when watching sports.

I mainly watch sports, so I'm wondering if I should return it and get a better brand.

The PQ is pretty good with the Dynex considering the price, but I mainly watch sports, so I think the blurring is more important to me, and I want to stick with LCD vs. Plasma.
post #8 of 198
Thread Starter 
When I get home tonight I'm gonna bust this thing out of the box and set it up on the floor and test it out with OTA stuff and my 360. As long as the PQ is alright I'll take a chance on it (with the extended warranty of course), if not I'll box it up and take it back and try to figure out another $600-700 set for her.
We picked up a 32" philips lcd for our bedroom yesterday as well, it was about $600 and it's performed really well IMO. If she didn't need something a bit larger for the room I'd try to get her one of these philips in a hearbeat.

Sodak, what kind of signal are you getting? OTA, cable, Sat?
post #9 of 198
Thread Starter 
I don't see the similarities between the Digital Reserach set and the Dynex, the obvious difference is their size, but the Digital Research has more inputs as well....am I overlooking something?
post #10 of 198
The menu screens are identical. Case is slightly different... but product dimensions are not that different. 31.42"x21.81"x4.13" vs. 31-3/4"x23-5/8"x4-3/8"
Both TVs show:
1366 x 768 resolution
2 HDMI Inputs
2 Component Inputs
1 PC input
3d comb filter
3:2 pulldown
ATSC/QAM Tuner
8ms response time
button controls on lower right side of case

Dynex specs at 36 lbs. and DR at 37 lbs.
Dynex: 500 cd/m2 ..... DR 450 cd/m2

They are not identical...but I think the differences are cosmetic. The same menu and similar specs tell me they prob. share the same OEM.
-Cam
post #11 of 198
Hmm good point videocam. I just picked up a 32" Dynex today from Bestbuy (they had ALOT left at the Tysons, VA store) for my GF's folks and it seems like a decent display overall. It's used as a bedroom set and no complaints so far. Hopefully it won't give them any problems *knock on wood*.

One thing that's interesting to note is that this set has a built in QAM tuner? I don't remember seeing that in the specs.. In the case where a receiver is being used, do people just put a splitter on the coax line before the cable stb and have one goto the STB and one to the tv? Thanks.
post #12 of 198
Dynex is made by Orion.

Orion Electric is a Thai (Thailand) electronic maker that currently produces electronic products under the low-cost Broksonic, Durabrand, some Insignia, Memorex, Orion, and Sansui brands. Orion also manufactures and assembles all of Toshiba's CRT tube television models beginning this year and some for Panasonic.
post #13 of 198
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Originally Posted by SwitchBlade View Post

When I get home tonight I'm gonna bust this thing out of the box and set it up on the floor and test it out with OTA stuff and my 360. As long as the PQ is alright I'll take a chance on it (with the extended warranty of course), if not I'll box it up and take it back and try to figure out another $600-700 set for her.
We picked up a 32" philips lcd for our bedroom yesterday as well, it was about $600 and it's performed really well IMO. If she didn't need something a bit larger for the room I'd try to get her one of these philips in a hearbeat.

Sodak, what kind of signal are you getting? OTA, cable, Sat?

It was cable. I returned it and purchased a Samsung.
post #14 of 198
Well, I auto programmed the TV and the dynex 32" has a QAM tuner. It picked up all the local channels over QAM over Verizon fios. So far so good with this TV. I haven't noticed any blurring or anything out of the ordinary myself. Black levels seem to be "ok," but that's expected imo considering the price of the set.
post #15 of 198
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the info on the manufacturer!

I set the tv I got for her up on the floor of my living room tonight just to check it out, it seems like it'll do just fine for her. Had to play with the settings a little bit to get the color & contrast looking better. I watched a little OTA tv and played COD4 on it for a few hours, it's obviously not as sharp as my Philips or Toshiba but's it'll still be a HUGE step up for her from the old 26" Sanyo she's been using for years and years. I've got the extended warranty on it, so if anything goes wrong with it I'll swap it out for a s better brand.
Thanks for the info fellas.
post #16 of 198
I picked up two of the 32" models (DX-LCD32). Very nice set. Decent SD performance, moderate HD performance. Great for only $450 each.

Anyone care to share the best way to tweak these things?
post #17 of 198
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Originally Posted by nick_danger View Post

I picked up two of the 32" models (DX-LCD32). Very nice set. Decent SD performance, moderate HD performance. Great for only $450 each.

Anyone care to share the best way to tweak these things?

Ya, that's how I feel as well. I was pleasantly surprised after tinkering with it for some time. The inputs seem to have individual video settings, as in s-video/component/tv etc. I didn't do much because I was only able to tinker with the set for about an hour or so, but I turned the backlight down to 4 or 40, can't remember, turned the brightness down a few notches, and changed the color setting to Natural from cool. This made a big difference imo, and will probably be just fine for the non-videophile type. For the black friday sale price at BB, it seems to be a great bang for the buck.
post #18 of 198
I picked up one as well. Happy with it so far. This is my 1st LCD tv, and it looks good to me. I walked into my local BB at 8AM and figured that they would be long gone. I was pleasantly surprised that they still had 1 left... I was in and out of the store in less than 20 min. There was absolutely NO line at the checkout.
post #19 of 198
Any further info on this TV?
post #20 of 198
I just bought the DX-LCD32. I'm just trying to get the video to setup up correctly. I think I found the best tweaks, but please anyone, tell me your setup, would love to try and see what you think.

So far the only complaint is the Audio, you need to work on it to get good audio, however I have a nice surround sound so I only use the TV audio for news etc...

I exchanged by Insignia NS-LCD32, It broke on me 2 times for the same problem.

So I had to go with this just to see if there was a chance for difference.
post #21 of 198
I bought the 37" Dynex from BB online for $629. It was for my brother and he wanted something decent size and around $700 so can put in his office for his patients to watch while they wait.

When it arrived, we took it out of the box at home to set it up and make sure everything is working. Right off the bat I noticed how cheesy and cheap the remote looks, but we turned it on and immediately noticed a dead pixel on the lower middle of the screen. No worry, since PQ isn't really a main concern for this set. After a bit of tweaking it looked pretty decent, really bad viewing angles though, you have to be directly in front of it in order for the picture to look decent, if you're just slightly off to the right or left image becomes washed out.

We packed it back into the box, loaded it up and took it over to his office. Unpacked everything again and hooked it up. Turned it on and to our surprised 2 more dead pixels showed up for a total of 3.

Oh well.... Its been 2 weeks now and its still working nicely with 3 dead pixels, no complaints for its intended use.
post #22 of 198
I picked a DX-LCD32 up as well. Pretty decent for the price.
post #23 of 198
It is manufactured by AOC. They also Manufacture the Envision line of monitors and displays, if anyone was wondering.

I'm not sure if AOC makes all of the Dynex displays, but I know they make this specific one, the 37" LCD TV in question.

aocdisplay dot com (I don't have 3 posts, ooops)
post #24 of 198
I picked up a DX-LCD32 this morning as a gift for my mom. I was on the fence between this and the Westinghouse 32", but I saw too many posts with the westy having green tint issues. I only saw one negative post on this TV, that was about dead pixels.

It will replace her 15 yr old RCA 23" CRT, which has seen better days. I'm going to sneak over Christmas eve night while she's at work to set it up, so I should get some idea of PQ and give my impressions later in the week.
post #25 of 198
I read that the DX-LCD32 has the QAM tuner, I wonder how well it does with other HDTVs with it.
post #26 of 198
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Originally Posted by 02fx4dude View Post

I picked up a DX-LCD32 this morning as a gift for my mom.


picked one up for my mom also. After tweaking it some with my Calibration disk the PQ looks good. My mom will love it, big step up from the 13" 19 year old TV she has in her bed room now............ (I got her that too.)

Would not be up to my standards for "my" main TV................but for Mom

Don't think this one will last 19 years
post #27 of 198
How good is this TV with gaming consoles? Particularly the Xbox 360 and PS3?
post #28 of 198
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Originally Posted by 02fx4dude View Post

I picked up a DX-LCD32 this morning as a gift for my mom. I was on the fence between this and the Westinghouse 32", but I saw too many posts with the westy having green tint issues. I only saw one negative post on this TV, that was about dead pixels.

It will replace her 15 yr old RCA 23" CRT, which has seen better days. I'm going to sneak over Christmas eve night while she's at work to set it up, so I should get some idea of PQ and give my impressions later in the week.

02fx4dude, I think the dead pixels thing is random. Some people on bb website say the same and some don't. I didn't have that problem myself with dead pixels especially on the center of the screen and most people are complaining. Other then that, I agree with you that this is a great TV for the price.

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Originally Posted by TygerClaw View Post

How good is this TV with gaming consoles? Particularly the Xbox 360 and PS3?

Tyger, the gaming on this is excellent. I have my Xbox 360 with HD-DVD add-on and all of it looks amazing. I don't see ghosting and the colors are vibrant. Just make sure you calibrate the TV to yourself and you'll be good to go.
post #29 of 198
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Originally Posted by elprhs View Post

02fx4dude, I think the dead pixels thing is random. Some people on bb website say the same and some don't. I didn't have that problem myself with dead pixels especially on the center of the screen and most people are complaining. Other then that, I agree with you that this is a great TV for the price.



Tyger, the gaming on this is excellent. I have my Xbox 360 with HD-DVD add-on and all of it looks amazing. I don't see ghosting and the colors are vibrant. Just make sure you calibrate the TV to yourself and you'll be good to go.

Best Buy is selling that TV for 479.99, Unfortunately My christmas money isn't enough to buy it. However I currently have my Xbox 360 connected to my Gateway 19" Widescreen monitor using the VGA cable. I have it set to 1280x720 which is 720p.
post #30 of 198
Tyger sorry to read you don't have enough for the TV. I would say save up because the $449.00 price range will come and go as time moves, also keep your eye out on discount coupons which help, but I would hold out a bit to get it.


Goodluck and happy gaming.


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