162 of 174 people found the following review helpful
Just right for the price,
This review is from: Haier L32A2120 32-Inch 720p 60Hz LCD HDTV (Electronics)
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We wanted a second TV that we could put in the playroom for our kids who are getting older who want to watch educational TV or mommy who wants to watch Downton Abbey at the same time daddy wants to watch sports. Because we know who gets the main TV in that case.
Therefore, we weren't looking for something expensive or gigantic. And happily, this TV is just right for us.
Overall, this is a solid TV and great value for the money. It's doesn't have all latest features but it does all the obvious things you want from a TV well.
The picture quality is sharp and the viewing angle is fairly good - you can watch it from off to the left or right without it darkening badly.
Good picture quality and size
Can view pictures on a USB drive
Nice clean all-black finish, looks good
Menus are easy to navigate and straightforward - too often these are really complicated!
Has VGA and 3.5mm input so can hook up to a PC fairly easily
Base isn't adjustable
720P max resolution. If you have a Blu Ray drive or something higher resolution it will max at 720P.
Headphone audio out in an awkward spot on the back.
Inputs and outputs:
2 X HDMI
3.5mm audio in
Headphone audio out
Just from a "how does it look" perspective - it looks great. And my costume dramas look marvelous!
An extra note - measures 31" wide and 23" tall (with the base screwed on).
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Initial post: Nov 14, 2012 9:40:52 AM PST
Thanks for the helpful review, Talvi. You mention the base isn't adjustable, so I was hoping to confirm that the base is removable, since I would want to wall-mount this TV. I can't imagine a TV with a non-removable base, but you never know with something that isn't a top brand. This TV is going to be available during Amazon's Black Friday blitz for $97, so I plan to jump on that deal as long as I can mount it on the wall. Thanks in advance, and thanks again for a really informative review.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2012 5:43:37 PM PST
Hi Coogs, that's a nice deal for Black Friday! The base is not assembled when the TV arrives in the box - you screw the base on. I just took a picture of the back of the TV so you can see what challenges await you if you want to wall-mount the TV. Keep in mind that I'm your typical happy-if-it-looks-ok type that can't tell the difference between a movie that is DVD vs blu-ray, to my husband's horror (when shown on a higher res TV of course). "You can't see the difference?!" he asks me incredulously. Sure, when Skyfall comes out, I'll get the blu-ray and watch it on the big TV as he thinks it deserves. =)
Posted on Nov 15, 2012 8:24:30 AM PST
You are awesome, Talvi. Thanks so much. It looks like the back of the TV has the standard screw mounts for a wall bracket, so I guess I'll give this item a shot.
To a certain extent I agree with your husband, but on smaller displays, the human eye can barely tell the difference between 720p and 1080p, so I'm not too worried about it. This one is going in our exercise room, and it will only be connected to a DVD player pushing 480p. We've got three other displays in the house, all 1080, so no worries!
Posted on Nov 15, 2012 6:24:56 PM PST
Hi Talvi. Thanks for your helpful review. Does this have an S-video out (that can be connected to a laptop)?
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2012 6:49:09 PM PST
Hi Sandeep, I do not think it has S-video in or out, unless it is very well hidden.
Posted on Nov 19, 2012 1:03:01 PM PST
J. Lopez says:
Hi talvi, thank you for providing pictures of the t.v. I plan to get one myself. How is the t.v. so far for you? Any problems or dislikes? I plan to get it for my sons bedroom that still has the old tube tvs so they can play their Xbox and watch movies at a better quality so I hope it's a great buy and they'll love it.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012 11:59:41 AM PST
Yes i think it's perfect for using with an Xbox. The resolution that the games display at will be much higher than an older tube tv and it will look far better.
Don't forget that when you switch you may need a new cable from the Xbox. If it's a new Xbox you can use an HDMI cable. If it's an older one, without an HDMI port, you will need to get an Xbox to Component cable (red and white audio, plus red / green / blue video). If you only use the Composite cables (that's white and red audio plus yellow video) then it won't work at full 720P resolution.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 8:47:11 PM PST
b man says:
$57 for me after I apply swag bucks amazon gift cards.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 22, 2012 11:58:14 AM PST
Lisa M. Schultz says:
do you happen to know when it will be available during the black friday deals? My tv just died and I am moving so trying to save some cash! thanks,Lisa