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I had a lapse. I wasn’t going to do this because there were other things (like proper airconditioning, and maybe a new computer) that I thought I wanted first. But then, I saw this really decent looking and performing TV in Good Guys at Kotara last week. I wandered through on Thursday, and thought “maybe”… bought what I needed on that day and went away again.
Saturday came and when I woke up I realised I was contemplating life with a large TV. So off I went to see what I could get. I had always had my heart set on the midrange Samsung (LA32R71BDX) 81cm, which I had seen in action many times. It came with a builtin HD tuner and I could get it, I discovered, for way less from Bing Lee than anywhere else. Nonetheless I didnt commit because I kept thinking about this noname TV at GG. So I went back and looked again and decided that it was enough for me, I didn’t need to go the whole hog for a Samsung or Sony, and that a decent 81cm for under $1000, with a 3 year in house replacement warranty was good enough.
The TV is made in China, and the company is around 40 years old. Apparently they are one of the top Chinese companies, but haven’t yet made much headway into the Australian market. I’ve seen the brand in JB HiFi, and Good Guys, but nowhere else.
Screen Size (Diagonal) : 32 inches/81cm
Aspect Ratio : 16:9
Native Resolution :1366×768
Viewing Angle : 178(H)/178(V)
Static Contrast Ratio: 800:1
Response Time: 8ms
HD ready (analog TV tuner only)
Power consumption: 150w
Audio Output: 8W+8W
Connections in: RFx1, Videox2, SVideox2, Audiox4, Y PbPrx1, VGAx1, HDMIx1
Connections out: Videox1, Audiox1 Subwooferx1
Channel Coverage: VHFL 48.25 to 168.25, VHFH 175.25 to 463.25, UHF 471.25 to 863.25
Analog RGB Mode: VGA, SVGA, XGA
Y PbPr Mode: 480i/60Hz, 480P/60Hz, 576i/50Hz, 576P/50Hz, 720P/60Hz, 1080i/50Hz, 1080i/60Hz
I can use it with a computer, but I reckon its a bit too big: still and all, it has been great, once I got all my bits connected. I’m only connected via the composite cables at the mo, but this weekend I’m going to fritz about with the SCART cable for my set top box, because I am told that improves the picture even more.
It should be said that the built in tuner is just yer basic analog tuner so If you want proper digital TV you do have to have a STB. Mine is standard definition (a Topfield TF4000T) so I can’t get High Definition TV programs but it doesnt really matter… but the time all programs are broadcast in HD, the appropriate STB won’t cost nearly as much as it does at the moment.
Not a lot of sense to be got from me at the moment, I am really enjoying the change from a tiny (by comparison) 51cm CRT TV.