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1080p LCD Audio Considerations

by Vincent Teoh
8 March 2007

Audio

Rank LCD TV Points
1 Sony KDL40W2000 3
2 Sharp LC42XD1E 2
3 Samsung LE40F71BX 1

While most people switch to their dedicated home theatre speakers – and rightly so – for critical viewing, a HDTV's internal speakers can be useful for your normal bread-and-butter programmes (e.g. news, Corrie, etc). Here the Sony KDL40W2000 reigned supreme with its solid bass and impressive stereo imaging. Sharp LC42XD1E's mediocre speakers would have occupied bottom spot were it not for Samsung LE40F71BX's downright laughable effort.

Background Noise

Rank LCD TV Points
1 Samsung LE40F71BX 3
2 Sony KDL40W2000 2
3 Sharp LC42XD1E 1

The Sharp LC42XD1E came last due to its low-pitched hum and electrical buzz that could only be silenced by turning off the mains power. Sony KDL40W2000's buzz was much quieter; and the Samsung LE40F71B was almost silent during operation.


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