Sharp Aquos LC-32A33M

Posted on: 03/04/09 by Elijah Mendoza
Tagged as budget, lcd, TV, Sharp, cheap, affordable

A 32-incher for 30 grand? Nope, it's not a cheapo Sino brand. It's a sexy slab by none other than the pioneer of LCD TVs, Sharp.

We know you're thinking there has to be a catch here. Is the LC-32A33M missing the ever-important HDMI ports? Does it lack built-in speakers perhaps? Or maybe the panel falls short of HD resolution? The answers to all these are a resounding no. This TV is, in fact, a full-fledged, 720p-capable HDTV.

Encased in a smooth piano-black chassis, this gorgeous panel impresses. Connect any source through the HDMI port, and you're in for a visual treat. Images appear fluid and lifelike especially when connected to sources like an HD media player (Popcorn Hour) or a Blu-ray disc player (PlayStation 3). There are two HDMI ports at your disposal - the minimum number a home-theater newbie could possibly need.

The LC-32A33M performs well with ordinary DVD players (those that don't upscale), just as long as you use the HDMI or component port. Otherwise, you'll lose out on color, contrast, and detail, and believe us, you don't want that.

If you plan to use this for extensive cable-TV viewing, it's best that you get a set top box like SkyCable's DigiBox for better resolution and functionality - as you should with any HDTV. Directly connecting your analog coaxial cable will result in jumbled channels, and of course, inferior video quality.

The panel's brightness rating of 450cd/m2 is not the highest on record, but it's bright enough for a Pinoy-style living room.

 

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  • It's an Aquos for cheap!
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  • Remote control's a little stiff
  • VGA port instead of DVI
Bottom Line
  • Amazing value for a screen this size
Editor's Pick No
Price 29995
Tech Specs
  • Screen
    • Type: LCD
    • Size: 32 inches
    • Resolution: 1366 x 768 
    • Brightness: 450cd/m2
    • Contrast Ratio: 1,500:1 (Native)
    • Refresh Rate:
    • Response Time: 6ms
    • Viewing Angle: 176 degrees
  • Speakers: Stereo; 10W x 2
  • Ports
    • HDMI x 2
    • DVI 0
    • VGA x 1
    • Component x 1
    • Composite x 1
    • Audio x 2
    • USB 0
    • Card Reader 0
    • Others S-Video x 1
  • Others n/a
  • Size 776 x 523 x 95mm
  • Weight 10.5kg



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  • icky osal Dec 29 2009 @ 10:47pm Report Abuse
    any reviews for the lg's 32" lh70
    Last modified Dec 29 2009 @ 10:47pm
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