"Shopping produced excellent results - a new KDL-32L4000"4.5 starson by kyminx
Pros: The posting by stephenhocken is all that most will need when deciding to buy or not to buy the KDL-32L4000. Kudos to him for taking the time to post such a thorough review. PRICE, IMAGE QUALITY, SOUND, EASY HOOK-UP is A+ for general daily viewing.
Cons: The remote doesn't have universal capabilities to program its use for VCR/DVDs, stereos, satellite/cable boxes, etc. No audio/video jacks on front or side of unit for easy hook-up of plug-n-play games and the like.
Summary: Our analog TV's screen was failing which prompted us to look for a new TV and of course moving into the next generation was exciting. Without having researched any brands and with minimal knowledge on technology I set out to surprise my husband with a new TV. With limited time on my hands I stopped at a Best Buy feeling certain I could walk out with a TV because they are known to have a large selection and the tech geeks should be able to offer advice. Due to the lack of time I found myself overwhelmed by the large selection and the reps were scarce. I still had to stop at Wal-Mart for groceries and the excitement to surprise my husband took hold so I swung by the electronics department. What I first discovered was the pure enjoyment of looking at various TVs simultaneously to compare image quality. Based on image, features and looks I narrowed the choice to 3 units. Once the clerk broke down the technical differences and offering recommendations...both personal and word of mouth the deal was made and after three weeks of daily viewing I have NO REGRETS!Correction notice. I inadvertently misspelled a name when referring to a previous post. The correct spelling is STEPHENHOCHEN. My sincerest apologies.
In conclusion, more isn't always better. By all means, if you have time on your side, check out the warehouse dealers but you might enjoy spending some of that time searching the internet in the comfort of your own home when narrowing down your choices. I do not endorse or knock either Best Buy or Wal-Mart but the latter earned some long lost respect overall.
Updated on Oct 23, 2008