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Samsung LE32B450 32 inch HD Ready Freeview LCD TV
This television performs fantastically, oozes quality and is an absolute bargain at 300 smackers.
I recently moved out and needed a cheap HD TV to accompany my newly acquired blu-ray player (Philips BDP3000). After much deliberation I decided to order this television because it seemed to pack a lot of features for an insanely low price.
The initial setup was a breeze thanks to the on-screen guide helping to setup its basic functions. The built-in Freeview is easy to setup, the programme guide is great to use and the picture quality is about as good as standard definition gets. The television speakers are great, easy to configure and deliver a decent rounded sound.
After connecting my blu-ray player via HDMI and popping in a newly purchased Planet Earth blu-ray disc I soon realised the true potential of this television. The visuals are stunning! This television produces an amazing range of colour and pin-point clarity that I have not seen with some 32inch HDTVs. The television and blu-ray player automatically synchronised into 1080 24p Real Movie mode which really did give a cinema-quality to the visuals.
The final test was my Xbox 360. I connected it via HDMI and selected the optimal option in the 360s visual setup menu. The screen flickered into 720p mode, the default contrast/colour/sharpness settings seemed to be fine. I used Final Fantasy XIII to test the televisions visual performance and once again I was taken back by just how impressive this television is.
The strangest thing about this television is just how gorgeous it looks when its off. I adore Samsungs aesthetic and this television is no exception, it really does add a sense of style to your living room.
Id say, for the price, you couldnt do any better!
Philips BDP3000 Blu-ray Disc Player
This Philips BDP3000 Blu-ray disc player is absolutely fantastic! I am using this via HDMI with the Samsung Series 4 450 32" LE32B450 LCD TV.
I have recently purchased a few Blu-ray discs, Inglorious Basterds, The Dark Knight, Children Of Men and Planet Earth to name but a few all of which look incredible with my current setup. The 1080 24p Real Movie mode really does give a cinema-quality to the visuals. I would whole heartedly recommend this bargain Blu-ray disc player to anyone looking to get started in the wonderful world of HD.