Firstly, please keep in mind that with Tata Sky
- or any other DTH for that matter - the larger the screen, the greater the distortion. It will not be blurry or anything, but you can rest assured you will notice a drop in the picture quality compared to what you get on your current screen [assuming you currently have something less than 32" at home].
As far as the LCD is concerned, IMO Samsung
is more VFM than Sony
. Earlier Sony was way ahead in terms of quality, particularly due to the quality of the panels they used, but Samsung has done well to catch up and even beat Sony in recent years.
The major confusion most folks have is whether to go for a HD-ready or full-HD TV
. Agreed a full HD guarantees far better picture - but then you require the content too, which unfortunately is available in limited quality in India and is also very expensive. I personally went for a HD-ready considering these factors. Technology keeps changing, so in a few months [years is passe], there will be better TVs in the market, but unless we have HD content, I do not think a full HD TV in India is worth it.
btw, there is a good deal on Samsung 4 series [HD ready, not full HD] 32" on eBay
. Priced at Rs. 26K, the model normally retails between 31 and 32 K in the market.
eBay India: BRAND NEW SAMSUNG LA32B450C4M 32" LCD TV + Dealer Wrty (item 250539879664 end time 09-Dec-2009 08:00:00 IST)