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I recently moved house and the main bedroom is quite big. So much so, that was television looked drowned in the room. In addition, there was a ready made shelf for a television quite high up on the wall and with my eyesight, I couldn't even read the TV schedule on the tiny set. I decided it was time for a new tv and while shopping in Asda, I ended up purchasing the 32" Samsung LE32D403E2W television set.
The television is HD ready (not that I completely understand what that means!) and it is an LCD television which I'm told is not quite as posh as an LED. It has Freeview already installed into it and this comes with an eight day TV guide. It doesn't come with a DVD player built inside but it does have a scart socket so you can connect one to it. It also has a USB sockets and a headphone socket. It weighs around 7KG and it's 50.3cm tall, 78.4cm wide and it has a depth of 10.3cm. The pixels are 1366 x 768. You get a free remote control with the TV which is always a good thing and it has a wide colour enhancer which makes the picture quality even better.
The television is black and the exterior is shiny and smooth. It looks really classy and there is no detailing or buttons on the television, apart from the white Samsung logo written on the front in the centre. A little red light shows in the bottom right hand corner of the television when it is on standby and this turns to green when the TV is on.
The television itself was very simple to get up and running and I managed to connect it to my Skybox myself. Attaching the stand wasn't so easy though and I pride myself on being good at the old DIY! The screws didn't seem to fit and even when I had done my best, the TV was still wobbling violently on the stand. After a quick call to my brother, he came round to try and fix the problem and although it wobbles less, it's not what I would describe as sturdy and if you touch the TV, it will rock a little bit. Whether this is just a problem with mine or a one universal to the TV, I'm not sure. There is also an attachment for you to attach the TV to the wall but I haven't done so.
Watching the TV
The picture is a very good quality. The pictures are sharp and the colours are nice and bright. You can turn the volume up to a level that is more than would ever be needed and the sound is nice and clear. The TV comes with a sleep timer so it can switch itself off after a given time. I don't really use the TV remote that came with the television, other than to put the TV on standby, because I use the Sky remote but when I have used the remote, it has worked well.
I believe the TV is selling for around £300 but I got mine for a reduced price of £249 in Asda. It can also be bought from most electrical stores and also from a variety of online websites.
I'm not looking for a lot in a TV other than to enjoy watching it and I certainly enjoy watching programmes on this one. The picture and sound quality are really good and the television is simple and easy to use. It looks really expensive and classy on display and the size is perfect for a bedroom television. The only reason that I'm knocking a star off is because of the stand which doesn't support the TV properly and does make it rock if you touch it. It wouldn't fall but it's still not something I expected to deal with. Other than that, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this TV to anyone who wanted to buy one.
This is a great looking TV at a very reasonable price. At 32", the size of the TV is perfect, particularly in a smaller lounge or living room. It sits discretely in the corner of my room and looks great in my victorian house with lots of original features.
The quality of the picture on the TV is excellent with my HD subscription- extremely clear. The sound quality is also very good, although perhaps not as impressive as the picture quality. I have found that some lower pitches can create a vibration in the TV which can be a little distracting.
Overall, however, i would thoroughly recommend this piece of equipment. It looks great, the picture is fantastic and it is more than adequete for gaming and films. I was extremely surprised at the low price of this TV and was expecting a 'catch', but I can safely say this is incredible value for money and looks sleek and expensive in situ.