Big TV sets are very much in vogue today. More and more people prefer bigger size TVs today, for their sheer look and clarity too. But the fact is that not many living rooms today can take TVs that are too big in size. This means that the most optimum size of TV sets would be around 32 inches. 32” TVs look elegant and also give a fair amount of clear picture, besides being easily affordable by most of the consumers. In this post, we bring you reviews of the best 32-inch TV for 2011.
- Panasonic TX-L32S20B
The Panasonic Viera TX-L32S20B LCD TV is a 32” creation with a Freeview HD tuner. Available for £650, it is steeply priced compared to the rest. This 32” TV sadly lacks an impressive design and looks rather plasticky as compared to the rest. It also offer standard options as those of other TV sets in the same size range.
This TV offers two HDMI ports, a component input, composite video port two Scart sockets and VGA connection, which would become very convenient for you. There is also a USB socket which you can only use to view pictures and videos in limited file formats. This model does not offer support the Viera Cast Internet service or media streaming. The Freeview feature is a plus, though, and this TV automatically scans for HD channels.
This TV offers good picture quality and works very well with Blu-ray movies, Freeview channels, MPEG files and DVDs. The audio quality, though, is found wanting. The remote control available with the TV set is comfortable and works well.
All-in-all, this is a rather average 32” TV and is rather too pricey for its limited features.
- Sony Bravia KDL-32NX503
The Sony Bravia KDL-32NX503 is an affordable 32” TV, offering an interesting array of multimedia options. It comes with Sony’s trademark Monolithic design with a screen tilt facility for better viewing.
This set comes with an Ethernet port, which can be used in several ways. It can be used as a traditional Ethernet connection to access Sony’s Bravia Internet video service, as a Freeview HD tuner and as a jack to connect to a DLNA-compatible PC as well.
The Internet service offers very good HD video streaming content, along with the TV sync feature, which helps in full movie streaming. A data streaming buffer is an additional feature, that offers smoother and better streaming facility.
Other features include a USB port, four HDMI ports, D-Sub PC port and various menu options. The picture and audio quality, though, is not up to expected standards.
In conclusion, this is a better than average 32” TV, which is also quite affordable and comes with an interesting set of features.
- Philips 32PFL7605
The Philips 32PFL7605, which comes with a Freeview tuner, is available at around £700, which is also one of the steeply priced TV sets. The unique thing about this TV is that it has no HD tuner, but offers support instead for NetTV, which helps you stream online media and also surf the Web.
Offering good picture quality in general, some pictures tend to look a bit noisy, which is a minus. DVD and Blu-ray content sometimes show up this slight inconsistency as well. Of course, the problem is not all that extreme, hence it probably can be ignored to a certain extent. The audio quality is pretty good though, with the speakers giving you a lot more than just satisfactory sound.
All-in-all, this 32” TV looks great design-wise and also offers some nice features. But one does feel the lack of an HD tuner. Besides, it may be regarded as too pricey for its features.
There are many more 32” TV models out there. Check out all your options and choose the 32-inch TV that best suits your needs.