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LG 32LG40 LCD HDTV Review

32 in.

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

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Calibration

Calibration Summary
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Calibration


To ensure we're getting the most accurate results, we calibrate each TV we get in before running our tests. We do this using DisplayMate, which helps us fine brightness, contrast, sharpness, and other such settinsg. We have worked with the creator of DisplayMate, to ensure we're calibrating the TVs as accurately as possible.

The purpose of calibration is to get the most spot-on color representation and grayscale from the TV. If you've bought this TV and don't want to pay someone to calibrate it for you, by all means use our table below. We've only listed the settings we've changed; if it's not in the table, we didnt' fool around with it. 

Setting Default Calibrated
Picture Mode Warm Expert 2
Backlight 20 100
Gamma Medium High
Contrast 90 80
Brightness 50 39
Sharpness 50 18
Black Level Low High

 

Video Modes


The 32LG40 has five preset video modes and two expert modes. The Expert modes let you tinker around with a few options that aren't available elsewhere. The preset modes are self-explanatory (or at least they have to be since LG doesn't include any descriptions of them in the manual, on the TV itself, or on their site) and include: vivid, standard, cinema, sport, game, and two of the aforementioned expert modes.

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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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