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Sylvania LC321SSX LCD HDTV Review

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The Sylvania LC321SSX is an inexpensive TV, so you should expect some compromises.

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Color Temperature

The color temperature consistency on the Sylvania LC321SSX is not great. From brights to midtones, it stays more or less on track. But when the signal gets dark, areas that were supposed to be color neutral took on a reddish-orange hue. More on how we test color temperature.

Color Temperature Chart

RGB Curves

The chart below shows the Sylvania LC321SSX's performance for the red, green, and blue channels. Ideally, you would see a diagonal line with no bumps. Instead, we can see a lackluster performance. The lower left hand portion of the line is mostly horizontal, indicating that a lack of shadow detail. The bumpiness of the lines as they progress upward are instances in which you would see 'color banding' in areas where there should be smooth transitions of shading. More on how we test RGB curves.

RGB Curves Chart

The color strips below are composite recreations of the curves shown above. What's most evident, again, is just how little visible data there is in the shadowy parts of the strip.

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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. Multimedia & Internet
  12. Power Consumption
  13. VIZIO VW32L Comparison
  14. Samsung LN32B460 Comparison
  15. LG 32LG70 Comparison
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
  18. Photo Gallery
  19. Ratings & Specs
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