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Samsung LE32A457 LCD HD Ready Digital Television, 32" £349.00 @ John Lewis (Available again!)

£349.00 @ John Lewis
HD Ready Yes HDMI inputs 2 Headphone socket Yes Model name / number LE32A457 On-screen menus Yes Remote control Yes SCART sockets 2 Screen format Widescreen Screen resolution 1366 x 768 Scree… Read More
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8y, 4m agoFound 8 years, 4 months ago
HD Ready Yes
HDMI inputs 2
Headphone socket Yes
Model name / number LE32A457
On-screen menus Yes
Remote control Yes
SCART sockets 2
Screen format Widescreen
Screen resolution 1366 x 768
Screen size 32"
Speaker output 20W
Table Top Stand Included
Visible screen size 81cm
(5 yr JL warranty)

I was looking for a 37" LCD (see my other post) and I also found this 32" version of the same telly. Looks very reasonable for 349 with JL 5 year guarantee.

Not full HD, but for 32" telly, i doubt it would make a difference (except to the 1080p posters!)

// edit, please note that if a UK high street store sell it cheaper in the next 28 days, JL will price match the difference (subject to them being able to buy it at the lower price).

[ Now possibly available for delivery from store :
I rang my local store and got a call centre and the lady said that although they did not have any in store they could get one delivered to store within 48 hours. I said that was strange as it was showing as out of stock online and she told me that their stock levels were sometimes different to what was showing on the website. ]
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#1
Hot. Ordered mine last night.
#2
Richer sound offers similar but TV cheaper -£329.95 + below headphone in store only.

http://www.froogle.richersounds.com/images/vouchers/phonesVoucher.gif
#3
iliko
Richer sound offers similar but TV cheaper -£329.95 + below headphone in store only.

http://www.froogle.richersounds.com/images/vouchers/phonesVoucher.gif


Yep, it is cheaper but only with the 12 month guarantee (its £362.90 with the 5 year g'tee). Thanks for pointing it out as some people would rather pay the cheaper price.

Is there any way to get the richer sounds deal online (it looks out of stock on the webpage)?
#4
iliko
Richer sound offers similar but TV cheaper -£329.95 + below headphone in store only.


Yes, but Rcher sound are £362 with the 5 year guarantee, so the original posted deal is still better.

Heat added.
#5
#6
JL is the better deal if you want 5-years warranty. It's not the best Samsung tv though as discussed in previous thread (Argos). There are better tv for the same money.
#7
Richard sounds will smash price

Currys will also price match and give 10%

Then get I'm to price match again and Richard sounds etc to smash price
#8
pet2000
JL is the better deal if you want 5-years warranty. It's not the best Samsung tv though as discussed in previous thread (Argos). There are better tv for the same money.


Where?

I've bought one from play.com for £329.99 as a gift. The only thing I found cheaper which was in the same league is the Vistron that ebuyer offer, but for the extra £30 I thought I'd get the samsung one as it looks more stylish.

Nothing wrong with the TV did my research (always do), yes it's not full HD but 720P is still pretty damn good on a 32".
#9
SuPerNoVi
Where?

I've bought one from play.com for £329.99 as a gift. The only thing I found cheaper which was in the same league is the Vistron that ebuyer offer, but for the extra £30 I thought I'd get the samsung one as it looks more stylish.

Nothing wrong with the TV did my research (always do), yes it's not full HD but 720P is still pretty damn good on a 32".


Yes it's a good tv but an older powerhungry model. Newer models save energy and therefore money. Many people don't give power usage any priority. This must mean things aren't that bad moneywise and credit crunch is all just talk.. BTW, just to give you an idea how power saving features can make a difference: This Samsung will cost you £50 more per year to run compared to a Sony 32V4000 at avarage viewing time.

I don't have the Vistron figures but my gues is it's usage is even higher.

(Toshiba is the only company not publishing consumption figures, I would never buy a Toshiba for this reason).
#10
Well funny you mention that because I looked at the power usage about an hour ago.

180W, my PC takes 480W so that's fine and dandy with me.
#11
pet2000 - I've not really read anything about TV power consumption; is there a decent starting point on the web you could point me at?

Thanks
#12
How does the picture compare to the 32v4000? I know my sony has more connections, but this looks so much stylish! Also is that energy saving really accurate?
#13
absolutely terrible tv stay well clear contrast ratio is utter rubbish i ordered one of these from john lewis 2 months ago and returned it. picture is just utter blur and was hurting my eyes
#14
Currys smash price.,,get currys to reduce their price..then ask JL to reduce theirs then ask Richardsounds to reduce theirs..come on guys...heres proof from currys

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Our Price Promise applies to cheaper identical product or offers availablefromanother retail store within 10 miles of a Currys store. If you haveevidence of this,we will not only match their price, but also give you an extra 10% of thedifference.Please note that this does not apply to clearance or ex-display products,specialorders, closing down sales, extended guarantee or Internet prices.
#15
Actually sent the samsung back to john lewis and swapped it for the sony tv that you mention . The sony is outstanding picture quality where as the samsung is just awfull. as a trucker im used to eye strain but the samsung was really hurting my eyes as the sony is currently £429 at john lewis spend the extra on the sony you wont regret it.
#16
SuPerNoVi
Well funny you mention that because I looked at the power usage about an hour ago.

180W, my PC takes 480W so that's fine and dandy with me.


480w!!

What in the hell have you got in there? Dual GTX 280s or something?
#17
please look at this much better tv similar price

Sony KDL 32v4000U

Not got a richer sounds near you? look around online and you can find similar prices e.g.

Sony KDL 32V4000U
#18
riz786123
Currys smash price.,,get currys to reduce their price..then ask JL to reduce theirs then ask Richardsounds to reduce theirs..come on guys...heres proof from currys

----------------------------

Our Price Promise applies to cheaper identical product or offers availablefromanother retail store within 10 miles of a Currys store. If you haveevidence of this,we will not only match their price, but also give you an extra 10% of thedifference.Please note that this does not apply to clearance or ex-display products,specialorders, closing down sales, extended guarantee or Internet prices.


I thought tvs are excluded.
banned#19
robble
pet2000 - I've not really read anything about TV power consumption; is there a decent starting point on the web you could point me at?


I was wondering the same thing. There's this guide but it's US orientated.
#20
brain_stew
480w!!

What in the hell have you got in there? Dual GTX 280s or something?


480W isn't THAT much for a pc.
#21
robble
pet2000 - I've not really read anything about TV power consumption; is there a decent starting point on the web you could point me at?

Thanks


You need to look at the makers web site for the power consumption figures if they are not given on the dealer web site. A 32" LCD tv should not use more power than 100W per hour when on and less than 1W when on stand by. Anything higher than that means you are probably offered an older model (32" LCDs used to use 250W per hour and more). The bigger the screen, the more power is used. 22" LCD tvs use about 50W or less per hour. I have seen 40" LCD tvs with a power consumption of 500W, which is equivalent to a small electric heater. Imagine the heat in your front room on a hot summer evening. Power consumption is going down with every generation of LCD tvs. I just wonder why the industrie watch dog has not introduced ratings as they have done with white goods (washing machines and fridges: ratings A, B, C, and so on). The white goods regulations where made in Brussels, btw, so some good comes out of there.
banned#22
welsh hammer
absolutely terrible tv stay well clear contrast ratio is utter rubbish i ordered one of these from john lewis 2 months ago and returned it. picture is just utter blur and was hurting my eyes


Chortle Chortle, What a twonk!!!
#23
Yes i agree the sony 32V4000 is a better tele. And considering its only approx £20 more and includes a 3 year warranty i would be tempted to go for that over the samsung. (Sony 32V4000 PLAY.COM £389.99 - 5% discount code = £370.49 delivered including 3 yrs warranty)
#24
Had this TV a couple of months (Richer Sounds £349 plus £35 for 5 year warranty) and I am very pleased with it - picture quality is excellent, especially on Sky HD. Only downside is that the sound through the inbuilt speakers is pants but I've got mine connected to a home cinema amp via the optical out (which I don't think the comparable Sony has got).

I did look at the Sony, but won't buy another TV that has a permanantly illuminated LED on the front when it is on...minor issue perhaps but this on a previous set really annoyed me!
#25
ccs_digital

I did look at the Sony, but won't buy another TV that has a permanantly illuminated LED on the front when it is on...minor issue perhaps but this on a previous set really annoyed me!


get a v.small piece of masking tape colour it in with a black felt tip stick it over led! da daaaaaaa!!!!!!!
#26
I've seen the Samsung in action so I know it's a top quality TV. The thing that made me prefer Samsung's over anything else is the way they handle SD content so well.

I haven't seen the Sony mentioned but at a guess it's probably just as good as the Samsung. So if you want to spend a little bit more then get a Sony but to be honest they're pretty damn similar.
#27
I have a virtually identical telly to this... and paid nearly £500 for it when they just came out in April or thereabouts this year. Gutted? Oh well.

It's a superb telly in my experience. Xbox 360 over HDMI looks flawless to me. It can also accept 1080p signals - although of course these are downscaled to 720p. SD content is handled really well - freeview looks decent, and SD DVDs played via Xbox look absolutely fine.

I also bought another one of these for my mum from Richer Sounds a few weeks back, at £349 + 10% for extended warranty. It may be cheaper at John Lewis, but in my small amount of experience I'd always rather deal with Richer Sounds when it comes to stuff like this. Also, as others have said - go to a Richer store and they'll probably try to beat that JL price somehow.
#28
My 2 cents, I have this TV from Pixmania last year for £388. It's a fantastic telly, great picture quality (not full HD but thats pointless on 32" and under)

Good buy at this price.

I find the sound quality is actually OK, but of course if you want surround you need an external setup.
#29
I don't want to use this as a Samsung bashing exercise, but I bought a Samsung LCD (40") TV about 18 months ago, and had endless issues viewing recordings from Sky+. The Sky+ box was a Thomson box. Sky replaced the Thomson for an identical model, which didn't fix the issue. Samsung were less than helpful to say the least - cos they have 'met the manufacturing standards'. Other TV's hooked into the Sky+ box were fine - so Sky also didn't want to know either.

In the end, I threatened to leave Sky, and they have kindly replaced the Thomson Sky+ with a Pace Sky+ (looks the same!), and it works a treat. Good on you Sky - Samsung, eat my shorts!

I only posted this cos this info would have been useful to me before I shelled out £750 for Samsung LCD TV that has 'software compatibility issues' with Thomson Sky+ boxes - their words, not mine. They have 'no plans to send out any software updates'.

Here's a link to one of the many people with the same issue http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/sky/16835-problems-thompson-sky-plus-box-samsung-tv-flicking-picture.html

Maybe they have fixed this issue on newer LCD's?
#30
welsh hammer
Actually sent the samsung back to john lewis and swapped it for the sony tv that you mention . The sony is outstanding picture quality where as the samsung is just awfull. as a trucker im used to eye strain but the samsung was really hurting my eyes as the sony is currently £429 at john lewis spend the extra on the sony you wont regret it.


Its actullay £439 at JL about £90 more expensive.

http://www.johnlewis.com/230482229/Product.aspx
#31
Richard sounds can price match.

The sony tv at Richard sounds is for £359.95

1 month ago this tv from JL, Comet and amazon was for £329

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/275126/sony-kdl-32v4000-329-99-from-comet-

another HDTVsecret tip on saving money read link below

http://www2.tbo.com/content/2008/dec/14/bz-put-dreams-of-a-new-hdtv-on-pause/
#33
I bought this from JL a few days ago, not a bad TV - if you're looking for it there is indeed a little bit of motion blurring with quick moving SD pictures but when watching you don't really even notice it. Apart from that the picture is great. Hot deal.
#34
This thread has suddenly turned into Sony vs Samsung. Of course there a lot of different designs and not every design fits every person. I would not buy the Samsung because it has not got a headphone socket and high power usage. I would buy the Sony because of the low power use and the light on the front doesn.t bother me and I get my headphone socket. (The Sony 32v4000 has headphone out, RCA sockets for audio out and optical out too). There is no point fighting over which one is better, the question is which one is more suited to my needs and pocket. Low power usage may not be your first priority and you don't need a headphone socket and the Samsung is the right one for you.
#35
thugmasta
480W isn't THAT much for a pc.


Um, yes it is:

http://www.anandtech.com/casecoolingpsus/showdoc.aspx?i=3413&p=2

480w is the sort of peak load you'd expect from a OCed quad core plus a high end SLI graphics setup.

Most "sane" setups won't ever draw more than 250w,despite what the masses of FUD would have you believe.
#36
Got mine delivered 2 weeks ago for £390. :x

Called customer services explaining price drop and got £41 back. Great service from a great shop.

Can someone explain the power consumption issue with this set. I got the model number from the box and ran a google search and it suggests the power consumption to be 123W.

At work right now and cant remember the exact number but I'm sure it had XX near the end.
#37
brain_stew
Um, yes it is:

http://www.anandtech.com/casecoolingpsus/showdoc.aspx?i=3413&p=2

480w is the sort of peak load you'd expect from a OCed quad core plus a high end SLI graphics setup.

Most "sane" setups won't ever draw more than 250w,despite what the masses of FUD would have you believe.


If you had a pair of GTX 280s in a PC you would be pushing 600w of power or more depending on how many DVD drives HDDs, OC'd CPU, RAM etc you also had as well.

Considering a proper tri-SLI high end gaming setup would use almost 1KW of power at peak load 480w isnt a lot.

My System is pushing 500w easily at load and I dont have an SLI or Xfire setup just a QX 9550, HD 4870 2 DVD burners 1 HDDVD/Blu-ray Drive and 4 HDDs

There is no getting round it that gaming PCs use a huge amount of power. Sane or not.

And I dont care what anandtech says, you try putting and underpowered PSU into a high end system and see what happens...
#38
throbbing beast did you obtain that nickname from the state of your head after calling someone a twonk before? anyway mate ignorance is bliss. and you are one ignorant person
#39
Ev0lution
If you had a pair of GTX 280s in a PC you would be pushing 600w of power or more depending on how many DVD drives HDDs, OC'd CPU, RAM etc you also had as well.

Considering a proper tri-SLI high end gaming setup would use almost 1KW of power at peak load 480w isnt a lot.

My System is pushing 500w easily at load and I dont have an SLI or Xfire setup just a QX 9550, HD 4870 2 DVD burners 1 HDDVD/Blu-ray Drive and 4 HDDs


There is no getting round it that gaming PCs use a huge amount of power. Sane or not.

And I dont care what anandtech says, you try putting and underpowered PSU into a high end system and see what happens...


And what did you measure that with? Those figures from Anandtech are measured, not just plucked out of the air, and a 8800GTX (the second biggest power hog of a GPU of all time) SLI plus OCed quad core and 4HDDs barely passed the 500w mark, so no, no gaming rig is going pass 1kw of power, no matter how ott you go with parts.

I'm not arguing the merits of an efficient or reliable PSU, just the claim that 480w power draw is anywhere within the realms of normality when it comes to even a gaming desktop. Its the sort of draw you get from a quadcore plus two high end GPUs, not any sort of "mainstream" rig.
#40
Bought the same TV myself from richer sounds and returned it a few days later for a refund- The speakers were vibrating with the volume on 25 and the overall sound was appauling.
Bought the Toshiba 32CV505 from Empire Direct for under £350 (Using a discount code) ,with a five year warranty and next day delivery !

100% Better TV

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