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I should have bought another Samsung
on January 29, 2009
I have a Samsung 52A650 in my living room -- great set. Unfortunately, the specifications on the Samsung 32A650 do not show that it has the same 120HZ frame rate as its big brother. The LG 32 - 70, however, is listed as having a 120HZ frame rate and its their top of the line model so I bought it. I also separately bought an LG Blu-Ray disc player to match with this TV.
Both TV's are fed from the same video source. The picture quality on the LG is markedly inferior to that of the Samsung. The color range is narrower, the picture loses definition in the shadows and it seems grainy. No contrast, fineness, brightness, etc. adjustments are able to improve it to come close to the Samsung. Also, the LG Blu-Ray play does not appear to up-convert regular DVD discs to higher resolution. I have an up-converting DVD player connected to the Samsung and the picture quality of a standard DVD disk played on the upconverting DVD player is clearly better than that of the same DVD played on the LG Blu-Ray player.
The LG products are okay, but no more than OK. I wish I had ignored the specifications and bought the Samsung 32A650 instead.