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Master Geek

# 70045 17-Oct-2010 18:29
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Hi all,

Wanting to buy a small wall mountable TV for a family room.  Needs to have freeview and be high def, and would be useful if I could connect it through a network to play shared files through tversity.

Looking for no smaller than 32" and spending up to around $1k



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Uber Geek


  # 392907 17-Oct-2010 19:06
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32+ inch, network,DVB-T, Price up to $1000 you have 2 choices...

Sony Bravia KDL-32EX500
Sony Bravia KDL-32V5500

The EX is this years model and the V is last years model .The V is cheaper but looking at the specs there isn't much in them but maybe someone else has any comments about them and if someone else has something which would be in the specs wanted..

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Master Geek

  # 392929 17-Oct-2010 20:24
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Thanks for the reply. The EX500 doesnt appear to have DLNA or freeview from the sony website?




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  # 392937 17-Oct-2010 20:46
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Looking at sony website it has DVB-T (freeview) but yes the DLNA I don't think is supported. Only playing off a USB Stick.

So the KDL-32V5500 is your only choice (as far as I can tell).

As the TV is last years model you might find it hard to find one.

Also DLNA on TV's isn't that flash so you might want to get a different one and get another device to actually play more than the TV so the EX500 might be better to get.

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  # 393040 18-Oct-2010 09:11
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Hey mpvincent.
If you look through this forum you'll see some issues that people have had with Sony TV's and DLNA connectivity. The best choice in my opinion would be a Samsung Series 6 (LA32C650). You may not find it under $1000... but it won't be far over.

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Master Geek

  # 395093 23-Oct-2010 19:57
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Thanks for all the replies :)

I was in DSE this afternoon and saw they had the Panasonic TH-L32S25A reduced from around $1500 to $929. Does anyone have any conments on this TV?



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  # 395096 23-Oct-2010 20:13
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Nice TV, highly featured and workable as part of your DLNA setup with a wifi dongle or some Cat 5... Re: Movie playback, it won't play much other than DivX. But MP3's etc are fine.
Not the slimmest, sveltest looking set. But the picture quality is good and very tweakable via the ISF option. 2 x USB's allow you to use a wireless keyboard (handy for Skype / YouTube etc, and if Facebook arrives soon via an update, it could be a very cool wee 32" TV.

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  # 395097 23-Oct-2010 20:18
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i went to the Appliance Centre in herderson auckland, got a good deal there about a month ago , they had a good range

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