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LG 32LG40 LCD HDTV Review

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The 32LG40 is a 32-inch set with a basic feature set and a built-in DVD player.

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Formats & Media

Formats & Media Summary
{{article.attachments['LG-32LG40-vanity.jpg']}} • Supports 720p, which isn't the top HD format. • No photo, music, or video playback. • Doesn't support streaming playback.
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Formats*(4.0)*


The 32LG40 is a 720p television, which is a notch below full HD, which is 1080p. It does support downscaling for 1080i and 1080p, but the feature is mediocre. It supports playing 480i and 480p as well, which are used for standard definition and DVD playback respectively. The 32LG40 supports both 24p and 3:2, both of which make playback look more like film. It does not support Xvycc color, which is an extended color gamut.

Photo Playback*(1.0)*


The 32LG40 can play back photos that are stored on a DVD. You view photos as a slide show of all the images in a folder. While you can't fool around with any slide show settings, you can use the DVD controls to pause the photo playback or skip between photos.

Music & Video Playback*(1.0)*


The 32LG40 supports music and video playback via its DVD player.

Streaming Playback*(0.0)*


You can't stream data through the 32LG40.

Additional Media*(3.5)*


The 32LG40 has a built-in DVD player. It's a side-loading 'vacuum' type, which means it's just a slot that pulls in your DVD as opposed to a tray. The player supports 720p natively and has the ability to upscale input.

The DVD player is intuitive enough to use; if you've used any DVD player before, you'll feel comfortable with this one. All the basic controls are available both on the remote and on the TV itself.

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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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