Sharp LC-32LD171K 32 Inch HD Ready Freeview HD TV £129.99 @ Argos
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Sharp LC-32LD171K 32 Inch HD Ready Freeview HD TV £129.99 @ Argos

£129.99Argos Deals
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Found 19th Aug 2015
This Sharp 32 Inch LED TV with Freeview HD couples excellent picture quality with enhanced sound performance for a rich viewing experience. Its slim design and easy fit stand make it ideal for any room. This is why Sharp believe seeing is believing.

Television picture quality:

LED TV Screen.
HD Ready display resolution.
Screen size: 32 inches.
Motion rate 50Hz.
Viewing angle 176/176 degrees.
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels.
Connectivity:

1 SCART socket, 1 USB port and 2 HDMI sockets.
Component video socket.
Optical connection.
Headphone socket.
AV socket.
Ethernet connection.
Suitable for wall mounting 100 x 100 bracket.
Sound quality:

DTS sound system.
10 watt RMS power output.
Digital features:

Freeview HD digital tuner.
Single core processor.
7 day electronic programme guide (EPG).
CI plus slot.
Additional features:

Sleep timer.
Child lock.
Size of TV H46, W73, D16cm.
Weight of TV 5kg (unpackaged).
Size of TV with stand: H46, W73, D16cm.
Weight of TV with stand: 5kg.
Energy efficiency information:

Energy efficiency rating: A+.
On mode power consumption 31 watts.
Annual power consumption 45kWh.
Standby power consumption 0.5 watt.

Moved to 'audiovisual'.
- DaveWallace

110 Comments

concerned it's only 'HD-Ready' at 720p (well, the resolution is more akin to a laptop output) - shame, as would have gone nicely in the pain-cave for winter cycle training if ratio had been full 1080p

sure there'll be another one along soon though and I can buy yet more stuff I don't really need.
Edited by: "KevSp" 19th Aug 2015

Original Poster

KevSp

concerned it's only 'HD-Ready' and no mention of resolution, so assuming … concerned it's only 'HD-Ready' and no mention of resolution, so assuming it's only 720p - shame, as would have gone nicely in the pain-cave for winter cycle training.


It states in the description 'Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels.' So yeah, It's 720p

It amazes me that people will pass up on a branded 32" TV with freeview HD for £129 because its is HD ready and not full HD... do people convince themselves that it will in any way effect their viewing pleasure?

ficosaneil

It amazes me that people will pass up on a branded 32" TV with freeview … It amazes me that people will pass up on a branded 32" TV with freeview HD for £129 because its is HD ready and not full HD... do people convince themselves that it will in any way effect their viewing pleasure?


totally agree and at the price it's a bargain


KevSp

concerned it's only 'HD-Ready' at 720p (well, the resolution is more akin … concerned it's only 'HD-Ready' at 720p (well, the resolution is more akin to a laptop output) - shame, as would have gone nicely in the pain-cave for winter cycle training if ratio had been full 1080psure there'll be another one along soon though and I can buy yet more stuff I don't really need.



Yes but you won't be sitting as close to this as you would with your laptop. 720p is perfectly fine at this screen size for a TV. Now if you wanted to use it as a PC monitor, then maybe full HD would be better. But a proper monitor would be even better.
Edited by: "topss" 19th Aug 2015

ficosaneil

It amazes me that people will pass up on a branded 32" TV with freeview … It amazes me that people will pass up on a branded 32" TV with freeview HD for £129 because its is HD ready and not full HD... do people convince themselves that it will in any way effect their viewing pleasure?



It was listed here a couple of weeks ago and it's not Sharp, just carries the badge, likely a Turkish manufacturer and, for what I want to use the screen for, I need the higher resolution as some of the output if directly from the 1900x1200 laptop - 1080p is a must.

just to add the previous thread (when it was a higher price) as the comments may help others

Also worth noting that free view hd is only 720p anyways. 1080p required only if your source e. g. Bluray, computer, video file is 1080p.

cool, just what I needed. I can't seem to buy or reserve it on my phone both mobile and full website just won't let me do it.

perfect the bedroom, heat added

great price, reserved on for my boys birthday, cheers OP

Lumiere

Also worth noting that free view hd is only 720p anyways. 1080p required … Also worth noting that free view hd is only 720p anyways. 1080p required only if your source e. g. Bluray, computer, video file is 1080p.



I'm sure some programmes are 1080 HD, I record a lot of HD channels and some programmes are 1920x1080, although I do know there are other programmes on HD channels that upscale.

Good price but the Sharp LCD I bought for the bedroom has been nothing but trouble, personally wouldn't touch the brand again

Can't find any reviews...but heat added for the price. Anyone find a review?

Viewfinder

I'm sure some programmes are 1080 HD, I record a lot of HD channels and … I'm sure some programmes are 1080 HD, I record a lot of HD channels and some programmes are 1920x1080, although I do know there are other programmes on HD channels that upscale.



I believe it's1080p/25 not 'true' 1080p (1080p/50). I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong!

What's the ethernet port for if it has no Smart functions?

Can't say i'm overly impressed with the Sharp i recently purchased. Not the brand it used to be.....Another 'Karrimoor' me thinks.

topss

I believe it's1080p/25 not 'true' 1080p (1080p/50). I'm sure someone will … I believe it's1080p/25 not 'true' 1080p (1080p/50). I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong!



Nearly, SkyHD/Freeview HD broadcasts are 1080i not p, which is similar quality to 720p

Lumiere

Also worth noting that free view hd is only 720p anyways. 1080p required … Also worth noting that free view hd is only 720p anyways. 1080p required only if your source e. g. Bluray, computer, video file is 1080p.



Broadcast HD in the UK is 1080i and sometimes 1080p.

fiatturbo

Nearly, SkyHD/Freeview HD broadcasts are 1080i not p, which is similar … Nearly, SkyHD/Freeview HD broadcasts are 1080i not p, which is similar quality to 720p



No it isn't 1080i and 1080p produce the same quality IMAGE but are delivered to the screen differently. 1080i has a much better image than 720p.

fiatturbo

Nearly, SkyHD/Freeview HD broadcasts are 1080i not p, which is similar … Nearly, SkyHD/Freeview HD broadcasts are 1080i not p, which is similar quality to 720p



Some Freeview HD broadcast are actually 1080p/25. I know the BBC switches between 1080i/50 and 1080p/25

"HD Broadcast standards
The BBC's HD channels currently transmit programmes using the 1080/50i standard and 1080/25p depending on how the content is captured.

The BBC's commitment to the highest possible quality means that as the technology develops we will choose the standard that delivers the best possible pictures."


bbc.co.uk/faq…ule
Edited by: "topss" 19th Aug 2015

Just a word of warning if you are running Sky or any other source via RF output to this TV it doesn't have an analog tuner in it only Freeview.. and unlike some there is no firmware update to activate the analog tuner.

Heat added and thanks to OP.I have ordered two of these for my kids bedrooms

barbiegirl

What's the ethernet port for if it has no Smart functions?


If the set truly has FVHD, the ethernet port is probably to facilitate receiving the Freeview channels that are streamed over the net.

I bought this set from Argos on Sunday, had to exchange it as the screen was badly scratched, the replacement was fine though, picture quality is ok for the bedroom.

Was £159 when I bought it by the way.

Seems like a decent price for a 32 inch, heat has been added.

KevSp

concerned it's only 'HD-Ready' at 720p (well, the resolution is more akin … concerned it's only 'HD-Ready' at 720p (well, the resolution is more akin to a laptop output) - shame, as would have gone nicely in the pain-cave for winter cycle training if ratio had been full 1080p


Dude, really? You're plumping for 1080 just for distraction from cycling? It's 125 quid!

For the price, this is a great deal. It's a brand new and not-refurbished 32-inch TV for under £130. Vestel and UMC now have about 50% of market share in the EU for LCD TVs. They're cheap sure, but not necessarily nasty. At a 6-8 foot viewing distance, I personally would find it difficult to discern any difference between a 720p and 1080p image on a 32 inch screen, but each to their own I guess.
Reserved one from the Ruislip store. Thanks OP, and obviously heated.

Reserved for the kiddo's room.....heated as well, thanks OP.

Question for those who might have one already....I know it says it has a USB port so probably stupid question, I assume this has a media player for USB files and if so, is it any good?

Cheers
J

Cheers op, just reserved as replacement for old box in bedroom, oh the space I'll have

I paid £154 for this yesterday and just set it up. Can I get a refund on the difference?

Ramsay Ladders

I bought this set from Argos on Sunday, had to exchange it as the screen … I bought this set from Argos on Sunday, had to exchange it as the screen was badly scratched, the replacement was fine though, picture quality is ok for the bedroom.Was £159 when I bought it by the way.



edwood

I paid £154 for this yesterday and just set it up. Can I get a refund on … I paid £154 for this yesterday and just set it up. Can I get a refund on the difference?



You should both be able to get a refund. Give CS a call.

Ramsay Ladders

I bought this set from Argos on Sunday, had to exchange it as the screen … I bought this set from Argos on Sunday, had to exchange it as the screen was badly scratched, the replacement was fine though, picture quality is ok for the bedroom.Was £159 when I bought it by the way.



What do you watch in the bedroom that you have less care for the quality?!

Cheers for the update Andy, went ahead and collected it. Will update on how it looks.

Not too much of a concern anyway as I found an old Roku upstairs that behaves like a Chromecast with the latest FW, Waste not want not

AndyRoyd

Media playback sems surprisingly limited on this model according to the … Media playback sems surprisingly limited on this model according to the manual. Seems to be little more than mp3 and avi, which seems poor for a Vestel set. Possibly improved with any(?) firmware upodate after the manual was produced, but probably worth checking from an owner before purchase if say mkv support is critical.See pg 25 of manual for supported media file types. HUKD affliate-linking doesn't like to accept a direct link to the TVs manual, so copy and paste text string below into a browser address bar (not search bar) to view itdocs.google.com/viewerng/viewer?url=http://www.sharp.co.uk/cps/rde/xbcr/documents/documents/om/11_lcd-tv/LC32SH130K_OM_GB.pdf



That manual is a different model TV?

jinjur

Cheers for the update Andy, went ahead and collected it. Will update on … Cheers for the update Andy, went ahead and collected it. Will update on how it looks.Not too much of a concern anyway as I found an old Roku upstairs that behaves like a Chromecast with the latest FW, Waste not want not



Can you let us all know once you have tested this? I am wanting my sons bedroom but won't be adding an aerial, I want purely for playack from USB flash drives. Cheers

Ok....very good.....TV feels quite cheap (it is obv) but has quite possibly one of the fastest media players i have ever seen.....from power off to movie playing in about 5 seconds.

Oh and as has been mentioned, incorrect manual above.....tv is happily playing an mp4 as I type.

Picture is nice.....and sound is great, just perfect for a bedroom....not just the kids room IMO

A
Edited by: "jinjur" 19th Aug 2015

Oh....and hope this helps......mkv, mp4, avi......pretty much everything

http://i.imgur.com/LLCBFjgl.jpg

Ramsay Ladders

I bought this set from Argos on Sunday, had to exchange it as the screen … I bought this set from Argos on Sunday, had to exchange it as the screen was badly scratched, the replacement was fine though, picture quality is ok for the bedroom.Was £159 when I bought it by the way.

edwood

I paid £154 for this yesterday and just set it up. Can I get a refund … I paid £154 for this yesterday and just set it up. Can I get a refund on the difference?



Yep, phoned the store and they agreed to refund £ 25. Bargain, think will get another for Xmas.

Purchased this T.V today wow very impressed by its picture and sound and is superb value for money would like another one but have to be prudent. This is a bargain price for a great freeview hd 32" television! Heat added and thanks to the deal poster really appreciate it.

Edited by: "DigitalDog" 20th Aug 2015
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