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Old 01-25-2008, 02:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 32" or 37" LCDTV?

There's a noticeable price difference between these two TV sizes. I'm just wondering if it's worth spending the extra money for a mere 5" more?
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Default Re: 32" or 37" LCDTV?

Go to bestbuy or walmart and check them out

thats the only real way you can actually tell the differences.
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Old 01-25-2008, 02:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: 32" or 37" LCDTV?

I did that already. I just like to get feedback from what others say about the size difference. I barely see the difference myself.
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Old 01-25-2008, 04:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: 32" or 37" LCDTV?

hmm, I would say there's a difference.

not sure how this will look...let's see:

<center><font size=3><b>Comparing a 32 inch 16:9 TV to a 37 inch 16:9 TV</font></b></center><p>
<center>
<table border=1>
<tr>
<td align=center bgcolor="#CCCCCC"><font face="Arial,Helvetica" size=2 color="#000000"><b>32 inch 16:9 Set</b></td>
<td align=center bgcolor="#CCCCCC"><font face="Arial,Helvetica" size=2 color="#000000"><b>37 inch 16:9 Set</b></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td bgcolor="#000000"><font face="Arial,Helvetica" size=2 color="#FFFFFF"><b>4:3 (1.33:1) NTSC mode </b></td>
<td bgcolor="#000000"><font face="Arial,Helvetica" size=2 color="#FFFFFF"><b>4:3 (1.33:1) NTSC mode </b>[33.5&#37; larger]<b></b></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td valign=top><font face="Arial,Helvetica" size=2>
<ul>
<li>Your viewing area is <b>20.9 in(w) x 15.7 in(h)</b>
<li>Total viewing area is <b>328.13 sq in.</b>
<li>This is the equivalent of a <b>26.1 inch 4:3 TV</b>
</ul>
</font></td>
<td valign=top><font face="Arial,Helvetica" size=2>
<ul>
<li>Your viewing area is <b>24.2 in(w) x 18.1 in(h)</b>
<li>Total viewing area is <b>438.02 sq in.</b>
<li>This is the equivalent of a <b>30.2 inch 4:3 TV</b>
</ul>
</font></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td bgcolor="#000000"><font face="Arial,Helvetica" size=2 color="#FFFFFF"><b>16:9 (1.78:1) native mode </b></td>
<td bgcolor="#000000"><font face="Arial,Helvetica" size=2 color="#FFFFFF"><b>16:9 (1.78:1) native mode </b>[33.1% larger]<b></b></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td valign=top><font face="Arial,Helvetica" size=2>
<ul>
<li>Your viewing area is <b>27.9 in(w) x 15.7 in(h)</b>
<li>Total viewing area is <b>438.03 sq in.</b>
<li>This utilizes the <b>full display</b> of the 16:9 TV
</ul>
</font></td>
<td valign=top><font face="Arial,Helvetica" size=2>
<ul>
<li>Your viewing area is <b>32.2 in(w) x 18.1 in(h)</b>
<li>Total viewing area is <b>582.82 sq in.</b>
<li>This utilizes the <b>full display</b> of the 16:9 TV
</ul>
</font></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td bgcolor="#000000"><font face="Arial,Helvetica" size=2 color="#FFFFFF"><b>16:9 (1.85:1) letterbox mode </b></td>
<td bgcolor="#000000"><font face="Arial,Helvetica" size=2 color="#FFFFFF"><b>16:9 (1.85:1) letterbox mode </b>[33.0% larger]<b></b></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td valign=top><font face="Arial,Helvetica" size=2>
<ul>
<li>Your viewing area is <b>27.9 in(w) x 15.1 in(h)</b>
<li>The diagonal size is <b>31.7 in</b>
<li>Total viewing area is <b>421.29 sq in.</b>
<li>Total area is <b>16.7 sq in. (3.8%) smaller</b> than 1.78:1
</ul>
</font></td>
<td valign=top><font face="Arial,Helvetica" size=2>
<ul>
<li>Your viewing area is <b>32.2 in(w) x 17.4 in(h)</b>
<li>The diagonal size is <b>36.6 in</b>
<li>Total viewing area is <b>560.28 sq in.</b>
<li>Total area is <b>22.5 sq in. (3.9%) smaller</b> than 1.78:1
</ul>
</font></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td bgcolor="#000000"><font face="Arial,Helvetica" size=2 color="#FFFFFF"><b>16:9 (2.35:1) letterbox mode </b></td>
<td bgcolor="#000000"><font face="Arial,Helvetica" size=2 color="#FFFFFF"><b>16:9 (2.35:1) letterbox mode </b>[32.9% larger]<b></b></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td valign=top><font face="Arial,Helvetica" size=2>
<ul>
<li>Your viewing area is <b>27.9 in(w) x 11.9 in(h)</b>
<li>The diagonal size is <b>30.3 in</b>
<li>Total viewing area is <b>332.01 sq in.</b>
<li>Total area is <b>106.0 sq in. (24.2%) smaller</b> than 1.78:1
</ul>
</font></td>
<td valign=top><font face="Arial,Helvetica" size=2>
<ul>
<li>Your viewing area is <b>32.2 in(w) x 13.7 in(h)</b>
<li>The diagonal size is <b>35.0 in</b>
<li>Total viewing area is <b>441.14 sq in.</b>
<li>Total area is <b>141.7 sq in. (24.3%) smaller</b> than 1.78:1
</ul>
</font></td>
</tr>
</table>
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Default Re: 32" or 37" LCDTV?

Well i had this same question when i bought my 42" tv. It was another 500 to go from 42 > 50, and i have regretted not doing it ever since.
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you regretted not going 50?
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Default Re: 32" or 37" LCDTV?

Yes. The 42 was 2800 the 50 was 3200. Mind you, this was when rear projection lcd's were first released. I have a first gen sony wega.
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Default Re: 32" or 37" LCDTV?

Ok, I'm going 37" then. I like to be able to use it eventually as computer monitor too. Maybe I could hook up a switch to it so I can alternate between TV mode and PC mode.
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Default Re: 32" or 37" LCDTV?

See if you can find a deal on the Sony 40" XKBR4 series. There's an option to watch the tv as in PiP while you are on the PC input.
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Default Re: 32" or 37" LCDTV?

I had the 32 inch version of my current tv, but opted to take it back for the 37 inch. It's not too big, and not too small.
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