Small-screen thrillers for bargain prices
Once (and still, for some of us) the default TV size, 32in sets are becoming more common as second-room screens
In the November 2005 issue of What Hi-fi? we made a big fuss about how, for the first time, all the TVS in our ‘Supertest’ had an HD Ready resolution. Back then, a little more than a decade ago, this was a huge step in TV tech. We had finally begun to escape from the clutches of ‘standard’ resolution. The price for those eight groundbreaking 32in TVS ranged from £1200 to £2000. Today, a humble 32in screen with HD Ready resolution will cost you a mere £300 – and £1500 now gets you a 55in Ultra HD 4K screen. How times have changed.
But as LG, Panasonic and Sony will show you over the next few pages, a small screen and a decade-old resolution doesn’t mean that their TVS can’t be competitive and enjoyable, with plenty of modern conveniences added to the mix. If you’re looking for a decent small-screen TV on a budget, you’ve come to the right place.