Low-level TVs become so popular at this time of year with many consumers choosing to go with some of the low-end brands to save a buck or two. However, you can often find a top brand TV maker offering a model with mediocre specs and a low price, which would be a better choice than choosing one of the lower brands. Take the Samsung 32-inch UN32H5203 Smart HDTV for example, its specs may not be anything special but customers often give it a positive review.
The Samsung 32″ UN32H5203 Class Smart HDTV does have a few shortcomings, although you have to look past these when you consider you can have this in your possession for less than $400, although there are rumors this particular model will sell for as little as $248 in the build up to the holiday season.
If this is your first HDTV, then you could do a lot worse than this model, and it is better to go with Samsung than the likes of Vizio, and the 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio, 60Hz (Native) and Clear Motion Rate 120 (Effective) are all reasons to consider this model. Once again, these are not features that will knock you off your feet, but they are perfect for use in a kitchen or bedroom. If you are looking for a new TV for your living room, then we would consider the Samsung UN55HU7250FXZA or the UN55HU6830FXZA.
As for connections you get 2 HDMI inputs, which is not enough in this day and age, 2 USB ports, 1 Component In and a Composite In. The measurements for this model are 29.1” wide x 17.5” high and 3.7” deep without stand and 29.1” x 19.6” x 7.6” with stand.
We have had a good response from our readers over this TV and while one reader had an issue that his shipped without any apps installed, a quick update managed to resolve the issue. He also noted that picture quality was better than expected and only needed to be tweaked in the picture settings just a little to get the desired result.
However, one reader was a little upset with just the two HDMI inputs because once he had connected his PS4 and set-top box there was no room for his surround system, and so needed to get a HDMI hub, which was a bit of a compromise.
Do you own this TV, if so what is your overall impression?