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Proscan 32LC30S60 LCD HDTV Review

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Vs Insignia NS LDVD32Q 10A

Insignia NS-LDVD32Q-10A Summary
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Value Comparison Summary


The Insignia NS-LDVD32Q-10A is not a great television, but it's a decent one, with surprisingly deep blacks and good contrast ratio. At any rate, it performs better than the Proscan 32LC30S60, and offers more ports, as well as a built-in DVD player. The Insignia is definitely the better buy. 

  Comparison Specifications
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  Proscan 32LC30S60 Insignia NS-LDVD32Q-10A
Size 32 inches 32 inches
Price $379 $469
Type LCD LCD
Format 720p 720p

Blacks & Whites


The Insignia offers a far better blacks & whites performance, with both deeper blacks and whiter whites. As you can see from the chart below, the result is a contrast ratio more than double the Proscan.

Blacks & Whites Comparison Chart
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Proscan 32LC30S60 Score: Black Level: 6.49 Peak Brightness: 8.36 Contrast: 6.72 Insignia NS-LDVD32Q-10A Score: Black Level: 8.23 Peak Brightness: 8.91 Contrast: 8.61

 

Color Accuracy


The Proscan has a terrible time maintaining a consistent white balance. The Insignia, on the other hand, was fairly deft, and would be barely noticeable to the human eye. The Insignia also scored slightly higher in the RGB curve test, which measures how well a TV transitions from shadows to highlights in the red, green, and blue channels.

Color Temperature Comparison
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Proscan 32LC30S60 Score: 0.01
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Insignia NS-LDVD32Q-10A Score: 7.63

 

RGB Comparison

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Proscan 32LC30S60 Score: 7.71

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Insignia NS-LDVD32Q-10A Score: 8.03

 

Color Gamut Comparison
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Proscan 32LC30S60 Score: 4.08
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Insignia NS-LDVD32Q-10A Score: 4.54

 

Motion


The Insignia continues to beat out the Proscan, also producing better, smoother motion, though the TV in itself is not quite satisfactory compared with our high standards.

  Motion Scores
  Proscan 32LC30S60 Insignia NS-LDVD32Q-10A
Motion Smoothness 3.5 6.75
Motion Artifacting 3.75 4.25

Viewing Effects


The viewing angle was the weakest point of the Insignia NA-LDVD32Q-10A, with only about 18 degrees in total. Neither TV was great in this category, but the Proscan was less bad.

Viewing Angle Comparison
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Proscan 32LC30S60 Score: 2.44 Insignia NS-LDVD32Q-10A Score: 1.22

Connectivity


The Proscan falls short on ports. The Insignia trumps it with an additional HDMI and composite port, 2 more analog audio inputs, a digital audio output, and (if you really need it) a built-in DVD player.

  Connectivity Comparison
  Proscan 32LC30S60 Insignia NS-LDVD32Q-10A
HDMI 2 3
Component 2 2
Composite 1 2
S-Video 1 1
VGA 1 1
Analog Audio In 3 5
Digital Audio Out 0 1
Analog Audio Out 1 1
LAN 0 0
USB 0 0
Memory Card 0 0
Other Headphone-out Built-in DVD player, Headphone-out

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Remote Control
  9. Connectivity
  10. Audio & Menus
  11. Formats & Media
  12. Power Consumption
  13. Vs Dynex DX L32 10A
  14. Vs Insignia NS LDVD32Q 10A
  15. Vs Sony KDL 32L5000
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison

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