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32" Super Test

Yes, I know that the October issue will probably be with us subscribers by Monday; and therefore I should wait six more days rather than getting all het up. But is there any chance any of the What HiFi Staffers can at least give us a run down as to which TVs are in the 32" Super Test.

I don't want advance notice of what wins (cos I know I won't get it) but I'd just like to know what is being pitched against what. I'm hoping that there is some stiff competition; and not just the D3000 and the LXD700 against a load of duffers. (Or at least not comparable sets.) Does the Samsung LE32M86 (or 7) get a look in for example? As the Wife is rather taken with the shiney surround....

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Dan

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Re: 32" Super Test

Well, can't see any harm in giving you the runners and riders:

Bush LCD32TV016HD Hitachi L32H01 JVC LT-32DG8BJ Panasonic TC-32LXD700 Philips 32PFL9632D Samsung LE32R87BD Sanyo CE32LD81 Sharp LC32RD2E Sony KDL-32D3000 Toshiba 32C3030D

 

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Where does the new D series Bravia fit in the Bravia line up? and what do the differences in numbers mean?
2000, 2500, 2530, 3000 etc.

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 D3000 is the new flagship 32in LCD model - 1080p 24-frame compatible, etc. There's a full spec and product comparison function on the Sony UK website.

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Strange that the old Samsung is pitted against the "flagship" Sony? Would have thought the M86/87 would have been a stiffer test?

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Here we go...

As ever in these tests we tend to try to cover as many unreviewed products of a particular kind as possible, hence the selection of the R87. You might as well query what the Bush is doing in there.

The intention is to give a wide coverage of the market sector, in acknowledgment that some people might want to buy a budget set of a given size...
 

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Can I also add that in this test - as well as in the forthcoming Awards - we will pinpoint both a 'budget' and 'premium' recommendation.

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Seems fair now that you explain it - thanks.

I think, however, one must be careful in how these things are put. If a punter wandering along the high street who is thinking about changing his BAIRD 22" black & white set for one of these more modern types, happens to buy your magazine to get a clue, it would be easy to associate Sony as a premium brand and Samsung as a mid range for example - that steers people in the wrong direction.

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It's not difficult to know what the winner of this supertest will be surely...............it's bound to be the Bush LCD32TV016HD

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 Damn - you must be psychic or something.

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