LCD HDTV Reviews and Specifications

I've put together a HDTV comparison with reviews and specifications some of the most popular HDTVs and Plasma panels. You can submit your own LCD TV review at the bottom of the page.

Samsung LE19R86 - 19'' Widescreen HD Ready LCD TV with Freeview

Samsung LE19R86 19

Specifications

Screen Size 19"
Resolution 1440 x 900
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 2000:1
Viewing Angle 160/160
Response Time 5ms
DNIe™ Yes
HD Ready Yes
Brightness 300nit
Backlight CCFL
IDTV Yes
Sound Effect System SRS Trusurround
Sound Output(RMS) 3.0W x 2
Stereo Type A2/NiCAM
Input & Output(Back) HDMI 1
composite (AV) 1
S-Video 1
PC input (D-sub) 1

Component(Y/Pb/Pr) 1
RF Input 1
Headphone 1
Optical sound out 1
Scart 1
Picture-in-Picture Small PIP
Sleep Timer Yes
Clock & On/Off timer Yes
Still Picture Yes
Auto Channel Search Yes
Auto Power Off Yes
Auto Volume Leveller Yes
Game Mode Yes
Size(WXHXD) with stand 480 x 393 x 180mm
Operation power consumption 55W
Stand-By power consumption <1W

Samsung LE19R86 Reviews

"This is a great buy. I have been using it with my PS3 and the picture quality is impressive. Plus it was really easy to set up."

"Within 5 minutes I had it up and running, I just plugged it in and it pretty much did everything itself.
The Freeview EPG is great, it populated really quickly. I really like how the remote control is set out, it even has a button to illuminate some of the buttons in the dark.
I just can't find anything negative to say about it."

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Sony KDL26S3000 - 26'' Widescreen Bravia HD Ready LCD TV with Freeview

Sony KDL26S3000 26

Specifications

Video 576i/480p/576p/1080i/720p
Clock YES
Sleep Timer YES
On/Off Timer (with Clock setting) YES
VESA Mounting Holes YES
Table-Top Stand Supplied
Remote Commander YES
Table Stand Supplied YES
Power Output (W) 10W + 10W (Total 20W)
Sound Mode Dynamic/Standard/BBE ViVA/Virtual Dolby
BBE ViVA YES
Virtual Dolby/Dolby Pro Logic YES
HDMI x2 YES
PC Input (15pin D-Sub) + Audio In YES
Component YES
4 Pin (Y/C) In YES
MiniJack (Head/Earphone) (mm) 3.5
PCMCIA Card Slot YES
RCA Audio Out YES
RCA AV Input YES
Scart x2 YES (RGB)
Bravia Theatre Sync YES
Size With Stand (WxHxD cm) 65.7 x 50.0 x 21.4
Power Consumption (Standby) (W) 0.7
Power Consumption (W) 90
On Timer YES
Parental Lock YES
Sleep Timer YES
On Screen Contrast 800:1
Dynamic Contrast 6000:1
Brightness 450 cd/m2
Viewing Angle 160 °
Backlight CCFL
BRAVIA ENGINE YES
Input Skip YES

Mode Vivid/Standard/Cinema
Theatre Mode YES
Power Saving + Picture Off YES
Picture Mode 14:9/16:9/4:3
AFD (Auto Format Detect) YES
Auto 16:9 (line 23) YES
Auto Noise Reduction YES
Digital Comb Filter YES
Display Resolution (Pixels) 1366 x 768
Picture In Picture YES
Screen Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Size (inch) 26
Smart Mode YES
Wide YES
Zoom YES
Sound System B/G YES
D/K YES
I YES
L YES
NICAM YES
Digital Text YES
EPG (NexTView/Digital EPG) YES
Text Page Memory 700
Analogue Terrestrial Tuner YES
Digital Terrestrial Tuner (MPEG 2) YES
Favourite Channels YES
Channel Coverage CATV S1-S20
Channel Coverage HYPER S21-S41
Channel Coverage UHF E21-E69
Channel Coverage VHF E2-E12
Channel Skip YES
No. of Tuners 1
Station Labelling YES

Sony KDL26S3000 Reviews

"I'm highly impressed, I won't hesitate to recommend this TV to anyone. I purchased this to connect to my Xbox and it runs at 1080p resolution and looks incredible."

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Samsung LE32R87BD - 32" Widescreen HD Ready LCD TV with Freeview

Samsung LE32R87BD - 32

Specifications

Screen Size 32"
Resolution 1,366 x 768
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 8,000:1
Viewing Angle 178/178
Response Time 8ms
DNIe™ Yes
HD Ready Yes
Brightness 550nit
Backlight CCFL
IDTV Yes
LCD 100Hz No
Sound Effect System SRS TrusurroundXT
Sound Output(RMS) 10W x 2
Stereo Type A2/NiCAM
Input & Output(Side) HDMI 1
composite (AV) 1
S-Video 1
Input & Output(Back) HDMI 2
composite (AV) No
S-Video No
PC input (D-sub) 1

Component(Y/Pb/Pr) 1
RF Input 1
Video Monitor out, L/R 1
Optical sound out 1
Scart 2
Swivel (left/right) Yes
Picture-in-Picture 1 Tuner
Sleep Timer Yes
Clock & On/Off timer Yes
Still Picture Yes
Auto Channel Search Yes
Auto Power Off Yes
Auto Volume Leveller Yes
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) Yes
Movie Plus Yes
Game Mode Yes
Teletext(TTXT) 1,000 TXT
System Color system EU Multi
Size(WXHXD) with stand 800 x 578 x 252mm
Operation power consumption 150W
Stand-By power consumption < 1W

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Toshiba 26C3030DB - 26" widescreen HD ready LCD TV with Freeview

Toshiba 26C3030DB - 26

Specifications

Screen size (cm) 66
Screen format 16:9
Panel resolution 1366x768
Contrast Ratio: 700:1
Brightness (cd/m˛) 400
MPEG Noise Reduction Yes
3D Digital Comb Filter Yes
Digital Noise Reduction Yes
Digital Text Yes
Electronic Programme Guide Yes
Now and Next Information Yes
Favourite channel Memory Yes
Fastext Yes
NICAM stereo Yes
Sound output (RMS) W 20
Internal Speaker ON/OFF Yes
Bass boost Yes
Freeview Yes

Analogue Tuner Yes
Auto Set-up Yes
HDMI1
RGB (via SCART) 1
SCART 2
Side AV input Yes
PC Input XGA
Analogue Audio Input Yes
On/Off timer Yes
Panel lock Yes
Integrated Signal Amplifier Yes
Wall Mountable (VESA) Yes
Width (mm) 666
Height (mm) 514
Depth(mm) 275
Weight (Kg) without stand 11.7
Weight (Kg) with stand 14.3
Power Consumption (Stand-by) < 1W

Toshiba 26C3030DB Reviews

"Freeview reception is really great despite my normally useless portable aerial. Setting up was really easy - only took a few seconds."

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Philips 42PFP5532D - 42" Widescreen HD Ready Plasma TV with Freeview

Philips 42PFP5532D - 42

Specifications

Display Screen Type WXGA Plasma panel
Plasma Resolution 1024 x 768p
Width (mm) 1047
Height (mm) 701
Depth (mm) 107
Diagonal Screen Size (inch) 42
Weight incl. Packaging 47kg
Brightness 1500
Dynamic Screen Contrast 15000:1
TV System PAL I, PAL B/G, PAL D/K, SECAM B/G, SECAM D/K, SECAM L/L, DVB COFDM 2K/8K
Video Playback SECAM, PAL, NTSC
Video Formats 640 x 480i - 1Fh, 640 x 480p - 2Fh, 720 x 576i - 1Fh, 720 x 576p - 2Fh, 1280 x 720p - 3Fh, 1920 x 1080i - 2Fh, 1920 x 1080p
Clock Sleep Timer, Wake up Clock
Included Accessories Table top stand, RF antenna cable, Power cord, Quick start guide, User Manual, Registration card, Warranty certificate, Remote Control, Batteries for remote control
Built-in Speakers 2
Output Power (RMS) 2 x 10 W
Response Time (typical) <3 seconds
Ease of Installation Auto Program Naming, Automatic Channel Install(ACI), Automatic Tuning System (ATS), Autostore, Fine Tuning, Plug & Play, Program Name, Sorting
Sound System: Nicam Stereo, Stereo
EPG 8 day Electronic Program Guide
Ease of Use Smart Sound Control, Auto Volume Leveller, Easy toggle Dig/Analogue modes, Program List, Side Control, Smart Picture Control

Equalizer 7-bands
Viewing Angle (horizontal) >160
Viewing Angle (vertical) >160
Aspect Ratio 16:9, Widescreen
Ext 1 Scart Audio L/R,CVBS in/out, RGB
Ext 2 Scart Audio L/R,CVBS in/out, S-video in
Ext 3 S-video in,CVBS in, Audio L/R in
Ext 4 YPbPr, Audio L/R in
Ext 5 HDMI
Ext 6 HDMI
Other Connections Common Interface, Headphone out
Number of Preset Channels 100
Ambient Temperature 5 °C to 40 °C
Screen Format Adjustments 4:3, Movie expand 14:9, Movie expand 16:9, Subtitle Zoom, Super Zoom, Widescreen
Picture in Picture Text dual screen
Child Protection Child Lock, Parental Control
Picture Enhancement 3D Combfilter, Active Control, Digital Noise Reduction, Jagged Line Suppression, Progressive Scan, Pixel Plus HD, Luminance Transient Improver, Colour Transient Improvement, Dynamic contrast enhancement, Contrast Plus, 3/2 - 2/2 motion pull down
Sound Enhancement Auto Volume Leveller, Dynamic Bass Enhancement, Incredible Surround
Computer Formats 640 x 480, 60, 72, 75, 85Hz, 800 x 600, 60, 72, 75, 85Hz, 1024 x 768, 60, 70, 75, 85Hz
Teletext 1000 page Hypertext
Teletext Enhancements Program information Line, 4 favourite pages
Screen Enhancement Anti ageing circuit
Aerial Input 75 ohm coaxial (IEC75)
VESA Wall Mount Compatible 600 x 400 mm
Optional Accessories Floor stand
Power Consumption 250 W
Standby Power Consumption < 1 W

Philips 42PFP5532D Reviews

"Picture quality is brill, it actually seems to get even better the longer the plasma tv is on. The built in Freeview tuner is a real bonus as the quality is definitely much better through this rather than the analogue channels. When watching sport the picture looks great, there's no blurring at all during quick movement on the plasma screen."

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