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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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Remote Control

Remote Control Summary
{{article.attachments['LG-32LG40-vanity.jpg']}} • Requires lots of grip shifting. • Buttons are big, with good travel and tactile feedback. • Buttons have clear, intuitive labels, but don't have good texturing and aren't visible in the dark. • Remote not compatable with other devices.
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Ergonomics & Durability*(5.00)*


The 32LG40's remote is a bit awkward to hold. The buttons are all a good size, but the size of the buttons coupled with the long, thin design means you'll have to shift your grip to access any given set of controls. The remote is also bottom heavy due to the batteries and no counter-balance. This makes shifting frow a low-set grip to a high-set grip easy, but going from, say, the d-pad will either require an awkward shimmy/choke-up gesture, or a tossing motion (please remember to catch the remote before it goes flying across teh room).

Other than some awkward placement of its buttons, the buttons have good tactile feedback and, as previously mentioned, are a good size. The buttons themselves don't really have any texture to aid in touch navigation, or a colored/highlighted background to help differentiate different groups of buttons at a glance. The buttons also don't glow in the dark or light up, making memorization a must.

In terms of durability, the remote seems about average. There's nothing particularly inspiring about its design, but it does have a leash attaching the cover to the remote body. This is useful, but this tether isn't particularly sturdy.

Button Layout & Use*(4.5)*


As mentioned above, the buttons are a good size, but their layout isn't ideal. You'll have to shift your grip frequently to access different controls. The buttons' labels are clear and easy to understand and switchign channels is easy enough. Also, the remote has a great range of control. You don't even have to be pointing the remote directly at the TV in order to control it.

Programming & Flexibility*(1.0)*


The 32LG40 remote can be used to control other LG A/V equipment via their proprietary SIMPLINK system.

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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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