I recently had the task of finding my Father a new television. Being a man of frugal means the brief was simple "What's the best 32 inch TV and how cheap will it be?"
I always use for Amazon so set about selecting my preferences accordingly and the LE32D580 was the top choice. Being cautious I didn't want to lump for the first one suggested by Amazon however looking at the overall features in comparison it was a no brainer. At around £330.00 including delivery it fit the bill. So as follows, what I would consider a layman's breakdown:
Freeview HD. Considering other models in the price bracket only came with Freeview this was a big plus.
1080p Full HD. Running Blu-Ray content from a PS3 via HDMI the picture was vibrant and took my Dad by surprise (He was upgrading from CRT and digi-box set up). There are numerous picture enhancements but I find these a personal preference but handy for adjusting to your own room ambience.
2 x 10w speakers which do produce virtual surround with certain content. Adequate for TV but lacks oomph with films/games.
4 x HDMI. A great amount again in comparison to other models in my search bracket which only boasted 3 with the added bonus of the fourth one located on the side great for peripherals on the fly, especially if wall mounted!
2 x USB ports. I did try a stick with various media formats on and the majority played no problem. Again one of these was located on the side panel.
1 x Scart. I understand that more and more peripherals will go down the HDMI route but worth considering if you are upgrading and have numerous scart only products.
1 x Optical Out. Handy if you have a dedicated Home Theatre system.
the overall look of the set is simple and subtle and will suit most homes/bedrooms.