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JVC LT-32J300 LCD HDTV Review

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The JVC LT-32J300 is a pretty vanilla set. Other than the USB port, there isn't a lot to draw users in.

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Tour & Design

Tour & Design Summary
{{article.attachments['jvc-lt-32j300-vanity.jpg']}} • Seems plasticky. • No assembly. • Glowing blue power indicator is a bit silly.
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Front


The JVC LT-32J300's screen is surrounded by a glossy black beze. Underneath that is a speaker grill that has a plastic bit running through its center, horizontally. In the middle of the speaker is the power indicator.

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  • The front of the LT-32J300 features a glossy black bezel and an interesting speaker design. *

 

Back


The back of the TV has its ports on the right side of its plateau. The back of the TV is also where you'll find the mounting points.

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  • The back of the TV keeps its ports just a few inches out of easy reach. *

 

Sides


The left side of the TV has the on-set controls and a USB port for viewing pictures. The right side is boring and has no features.

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  • The bottom of the left side features the on-set controls and USB slot. *

 

Stand/Mount


The stand is glossy, black, and plastic. Unfortunately, it doesn't swivel or rotate. The mounting points are on the back of the device. 

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  • The stand doesn't swivel, unfortunately. *

 

Controls


The controls are on the left side of the TV. They are, in order, input, menu, channels, volume, and power.

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  • The LT-32J300 has the standard array of on-set controls. *

 

Remote Control


The LT-32J300's remote is what the standard JVC remote would look like if it went on a hunger strike. Some changes from the previous model include a repositioning of the channel and volume buttons, a different d-pad, and a few button swaps. The new remote's layout is more similar to the average TV remote nowadays. One thing that definitely changed for the worse are the V-buttons along the top. On the prior remote, these buttons were labeled as inputs, with descriptions below them. On this one, they're just V1 through V5.

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*Though an improvement over the original, the new JVC remote will require a lot of grip shifting.

 

In the Box *(5.0)*


The LT-32J300 ships with manuals, a remote, and batteries for said remote. We thought setup was simple, but other JVC models come with the stand pre-attached.

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  • You don't get much extra in the LT-32J300's box. *

 

Aesthetics *(5.0)*


The JVC LT-42P300 isn't the cutest or most stylish television we've reviewed, but it also isn't ugly. There's an interesting design to the speakers, where plastic shelf bifurcates them, but we're not sure it adds much to aesthetic value. The TV does have a glossy black bezel, which we aren't fans of. The TV also has a glowing blue power indicator. If this annoys you, you can turn it off in the Setting tab on the main menu.

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  • This area of the TV is really your only source for aesthetic flair. *

 

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Sections

  1. Tour & Design
  2. Calibration
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Remote Control
  8. Audio
  9. Connectivity
  10. Menus & Interface
  11. Formats & Media
  12. Power Consumption
  13. Conclusion & Comparisons
  14. Series Comparison
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