I want to buy a 32 inches TV for 1080p movies, pictures and Xbox 360 games.

Is this a good all around TV?
Hello everyone! I’m in the market for a TV MUST BE UNDER 32 inches, im currently have a no name brad tv that gets the job done but it lacks in the feature department, it is a 24 inch led 1080p TV but when I do put it on 1080p the picture gets cropped on all sides about 2 inches so I’m losing about 20 percent of my picture.

So I decided that I’m going to buy a good name brand tv that I can “calibrate” using the free avs790 (I think that’s what it’s called) and have a great picture when watching movies or playing Xbox 360 (mostly Playing Xbox) and have a great picture and ill be able to see the entire screen. I came upon this TV..

http://m.bestbuy.com/m/e/product/detail.jsp?skuId=4833538&pid=1218538975092

It is a Samsung which to my knowledge is pretty much the best you can buy at this point, and it is a great size at 26 inches. The only part I’m not sure about is that it’s 720p but that’s what I used to have to set my old tv up to to get full picture. I also like that it has a gaming mode for my Xbox 360. I just would like to know what “clear motion rate 60″ means. I also want to hear any testimonials out there if anybody has this or a similar tv. Also if you have any suggestions please list them here! I’m open to any suggestions as long as it is under 32 inches. Which means it cannot be a plasma. It is not bro mounted so I don’t care how fat it is.

I guess I should have clarified my answer as I am using an hdmi cable, and the current tv has no size adjustments even through the service menu. I was not asking about 720p and 1080p as I know all about that stuff. I was asking about cmr on Samsung Tvs and if there are any benefits. Samsung is number one in sales and customer satisfaction.

Best Answer

720p should be plenty enough resolution for a 26″ TV. 720p does NOT mean 720 pixels per inch. It means the vertical resolution is 720 horizontal lines, with the “p” standing for Progressive, as opposed to “i” which stands for Interlaced. (The older NTSC standard, used for about 65 years, called for a frame rate of 30 frames per second consisting of 60 fields per second, the first field scanning lines 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, etc, then the electron beam retraces and scans lines 2, 4, 6, 8, etc to 525 – thus the “interlace” name).
With the advent of digital computers monitors were developed that are “progressive”, scanning each line sequentially, providing a clearer picture, as the interlace model produces artifacts like “smear” – a more blurry picture. (This is a broad-stroke overview – believe it or not it gets MUCH more technical).
Anyway, while 1080p is current;y the best quality resolution currently available (and make no mistake – “4K” and other higher – sometimes called “Ultra HD” – are coming), the consensus is you only need it on 40″ and larger sets – the higher resolution is mostly lost on smaller screens, and many programs arrive via OTA (Over The Air), Cable and Satellite are only 720p anyway (even 1080 signals are “i” because broadcasters still have to maintain compatibility with older CRT TV sets).
To your question – You are correct – Samsung is considered by many to currently be the highest quality available. “Clear Motion Rate” is their reference to a high refresh rate (60 hz – Hertz – cycles per second).
So if it has the connectivity and features you want, go for it. It’s LED back lit which means it will consume less power than older CCFL LCDs, will give better contrast ratio (brighter whites and darker blacks) and generally richer colors. It will also far outlast its obsolescence. And I haven’t tried the AVS HD 709 calibration (I borrowed a disc from the public library) it sounds like a good idea – find it here with instructions

http://www.avsforum.com/t/948496/avs-hd-709-blu-ray-mp4-calibration


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