Giants look so awesome folks are scared to cross ’em
It’s a truism that Bigger is Better – particularly where things like wages, engine capacity or size of TV screen are concerned. TV manufacturers certainly subscribe to BIB: we’ve hardly been able to move for 50-, 60- or 70-inch tellies this year (one of the best TVS we’ve ever seen (p6) is a 65-inch monster). Trouble is, some brands tend (or prefer) to forget that smaller, less sexy screen sizes are every bit as interesting to us everyday consumers. More so in a lot of ways, in fact, as most of us don’t have the space or inclination to give over a signifcant portion of our front rooms to a television. So while they’re not the last word in technology (mostly not even Full HD, let alone 4K or OLED or HDR or any other exciting sequence of numbers and letters), the three bigbrand 32-inch TVS we’ve tested (p54) are every bit as worthwhile as their bigger,flasher siblings.
Simon Lucas, editor