4 year old tv that still holds up by today's standards
16 June 2010
Excerpt: Bought this tv for £830 (!!!!) in 2006. Samsung had this new range of tv's that offered top quality pictures at "low" prices - at the time. Now this tv has been moved to the bedroom to make room for a new 50" plasma in the lounge but 4 years on, its still going strong and the quality is still evident. Its not 1080p but it does have an HDMI connection. I have a media player that I connect to it and some of the HD stuff looks amazing.
Summary: I checked out dozens on TVs in different shops. Reviewed them on line. Asked people in the stores. This model kept coming up. I toyed with the idea of getting a larger screen, but 32-inch seems the maximum limit before grainyness creeps back in to the image. I haven't been so excited about a TV since I saw my first colour one all those years ago.
Pros: Excellent picture image and sound, black surround, great controls
Summary: I would recomend the Samsung LE32R41BD whole heartedly, I think the picture quality, sound, finish, and design are outstanding for the price, I believe that even if you paid a couple of thousand pounds for a LCD TV, you still would not get one a lot better than this Samsung.
Pros: Very good picture, both on digital and analogue, (even though in our rented flat the aerial is poor reception). Sound is good through built in speakers
Cons: I can not think of anything I don't like about it, even though others criticize the remote, I quite like it.