Sylvania LC321SSX LCD HDTV Review
The Sylvania LC321SSX is an inexpensive TV, so you should expect some compromises.
The Sylvania LC321SSX has a minimum number of input ports—just enough to get you going. Notably, there are three HDMI ports, but only one component input and one composite input. Another strange element here, though not a critical one, is just how far the labels are placed from the ports. Why?
There's also no VGA input for computers. Sure, it's easy to purchase a VGA-to-HDMI or DVI-to-HDMI converter for a couple of bucks and plug it into the TV. But normally, you also see an 1/8th-inch audio input for connecting the computer's audio. Instead, there's a pair of RCA audio ports that are tied to one particular HDMI port. So, to recap, if you want to plug your computer into the Sylvania LC321SSX, you need a VGA-to-HDMI converter for the video and a mini (1/8th-inch) audio-to-RCA converter for audio. It's unnecessarily complicated.
You can see from the photo below that most of the ports are on the back of the TV.
There is a smaller selection of ports on the side of the TV, for quick access.
Output Ports (2.0)
The output ports on the Sylvania LC321SSX include an analog audio and a digital audio. This is about as much as you can ask of any TV. Notably, the digital audio connection type is coax rather than TOSLINK.
Other Connections (0.0)
There are no other connections on the Sylvania LC321SSX.
There are no special features for media playback like thumb drives or media cards.
The port placement on the Sylvania LC321SSX is rather good. Everything is plainly labeled and you can see the ports when you crane your neck around to the back. The only real hindrance is the lack of a swivel base.
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