: Best 32" HDTV for under $500


iheartmac
Dec 5th, 2009, 02:03 PM
I'm in the market for a TV and I don't really mind if it's LED. LCD or plazma. It has to be at least 32" but under $500($499 plus tax counts!) Any suggestions? I'm in Toronto so if anyone has bought a TV at Best Buy, Future Shop, Walmart, etc or some chain that they think is good then please share! I find a purchase like this to be very hard because I really don't want to get a something that looks crappy. I'm willing to skimp on size for a better picture instead of getting a 40" plus that looks awful.

gwillikers
Dec 5th, 2009, 07:41 PM
Samsung 460 32" LCD. Really nice TV, and selling for around 500 smackers.

DDKD726
Dec 8th, 2009, 12:38 AM
Check out eoutletcanada.com they sell refurbished Samsung sets. They have a few locations in the GTA. I got my 32A460 for under $500 including taxes. It's only 720p but according to the research I did 1080p is only noticeable on sets that are 40" or bigger.

Ohmsford
Dec 8th, 2009, 07:12 PM
Okay, somebody is going to flame me for this probably, but 32" HDTV under $500? Go to Walmart. I was at Walmart a few weeks ago and saw that they have a 32" LG 1080p TV right under $500, $499 I think. I don't know if you are talking under $500 with tax, or + tax, but anywho, I thought it was a good deal.

The tv model number is 32LF11. When you google it, the number of results is disheartening. But a 1080p 32" for under $500, isn't the easiest thing to find. Its probably one of those deals where LG produces a tv with cheaper parts, cheaper everything, but gives it a maxed out spec and walmart sells them to the masses.

Not to derail the topic, but if you buy goodyear tires from walmart, they are not covered by good years tread life guarantee. Its something you hate to find out in the end, but there is a reason they're cheaper at walmart, they're different tires with the goodyear name.

chas_m
Dec 8th, 2009, 08:41 PM
Okay, somebody is going to flame me for this probably, but 32" HDTV under $500? Go to Walmart.

you forgot to add "...IF you want a shoddily-made, job-killing, trade-deficit-ballooning, potentially dangerous and overall total piece of crap instead of something like a quality product."

There, fixed it for ya.

G-Mo
Dec 8th, 2009, 08:49 PM
you forgot to add "...IF you want a shoddily-made, job-killing, trade-deficit-ballooning, potentially dangerous and overall total piece of crap instead of something like a quality product."

There, fixed it for ya.

What a bunch of crap... Walmart carries the same brand name products with the same quality and warranties as BestBuy, FutureShop, 2001, etc...

gwillikers
Dec 8th, 2009, 09:26 PM
What a bunch of crap... Walmart carries the same brand name products with the same quality and warranties as BestBuy, FutureShop, 2001, etc...

But they treat their employees like slaves. ;)

fellfromtree
Dec 8th, 2009, 10:10 PM
What a bunch of crap... Walmart carries the same brand name products with the same quality and warranties as BestBuy, FutureShop, 2001, etc...
The same brand name, and models might look identical, but it is not necessarily so.
A model that looks the same as every other model sold everywhere else may not have all the features or count. Read the label/package carefully. Example, a shelving unit may have one less shelf, or an electronic device might be missing a specific feature.

Cd's and DVDs are one product where it is easy to find different versions from different retailers. Some have an exclusive bonus track or feature or packaging. Or tracks are edited for offensive content.

G-Mo
Dec 8th, 2009, 10:36 PM
The same brand name, and models might look identical, but it is not necessarily so.
A model that looks the same as every other model sold everywhere else may not have all the features or count. Read the label/package carefully. Example, a shelving unit may have one less shelf, or an electronic device might be missing a specific feature.

Cd's and DVDs are one product where it is easy to find different versions from different retailers. Some have an exclusive bonus track or feature or packaging. Or tracks are edited for offensive content.

A Samsung LN32B360 is the same if you buy it at Walmart and/or FutureShop/BestBuy/etc... (It's carried by both and has the same specifications)... And yes, I happen to know the manager of an electronics dept at Walmart.

chas_m
Dec 8th, 2009, 10:57 PM
What a bunch of crap... Walmart carries the same brand name products with the same quality and warranties as BestBuy, FutureShop, 2001, etc...

I was specifically referring to the quoted poster's mention of LG, which is Korean for "Poor Quality."

But yes, LG is crap no matter where you buy it -- but buying it from Wally World makes your local economy suffer a lot more than, say, buying it from RCSS.

You and your friend might find this (http://walmartwatch.com/pages/wal_marts_negative_impact_on_local_communities/) and this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiSmlmXp-aU) a little eye-opening.

G-Mo
Dec 8th, 2009, 11:41 PM
I was specifically referring to the quoted poster's mention of LG, which is Korean for "Poor Quality."

But yes, LG is crap no matter where you buy it -- but buying it from Wally World makes your local economy suffer a lot more than, say, buying it from RCSS.

You and your friend might find this (http://walmartwatch.com/pages/wal_marts_negative_impact_on_local_communities/) and this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiSmlmXp-aU) a little eye-opening.

He's not my friend, just someone I know...

We've all heard the anti-Walmart propaganda before, and, to be honest, it's tired... To be fair to Walmart, the effects attributed to them are not unique to Walmart, but can come into play whenever a big box store of any type opens in a community (that includes BestBuy, FutureShop, Lowes, Home Depot, etc...).

As for LG, they are the largest manufacture of Plasmas in the world, the 2nd largest manufacture of LCD panels in the world (next to Samsung, also Korean) and probably one of the top 4 of largest electronics manufactures in the world too? They are part of Phillips Electronics, make components for almost every brand name on the market and own more factories and brands than you can think of.

Not everything they make is junk!

Like any other manufacture, read reviews and look at their products on a model to model basis not as a brand name as a whole. Just because one LG LCD is crap doesn't mean they all are... just because Sharp/Sony/Samsung has some great LCD's doesn't mean they all are!

gwillikers
Dec 9th, 2009, 06:46 AM
We've all heard the anti-Walmart propaganda before, and, to be honest, it's tired... To be fair to Walmart, the effects attributed to them are not unique to Walmart, but can come into play whenever a big box store of any type opens in a community (that includes BestBuy, FutureShop, Lowes, Home Depot, etc...).

I'm sure Jack The Ripper was actually a really nice guy too, but...

:rolleyes: