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Sylvania LC321SSX LCD HDTV Review

32 in.

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

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Value Comparison

The LG32LG70 is not a fantastic television, but it costs nearly twice as much. On the plus side, the USB port on the LG allows for music and video clip playback from a thumb drive. It's also a 1080p television, and therefore a higher resolution than the Sylvania. On the down side, the performance is only so-so, and the viewing angle is terribly narrow.

Blacks & Whites

The Sylvania LC321SSX is able to produce deeper black levels than the LG, which is really what people look for most in this set of performance values. The LG 32LG70 had brighter whites, but the Sylvania had an overall wider contrast ratio.

Contrast Chart
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Color Accuracy

The color temperature consistency of the LG 32LG70 is far superior to the Sylvania LC321SSX, as you can see from the charts below. But the color gradations, measured in the RGB curves, are roughly similar. Overall, we prefer the LG.

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Motion

The Sylvania LC321SSX proved to be an inferior television in our motion testing, due to the flickering, wobblies, and artifacting that we saw. The LG, while not perfect, is much better.

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Viewing Effects

The LG 32LG70 has a narrower viewing angle than most LCDs, which are narrow to begin with. It measured about 12 degrees from center in either direction, or 24 degrees in total. The other three TVs in this comparison pool had nearly double that viewing angle.

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Connectivity

The LG32LG70 has the added benefit of a USB port, which allows for the playback of video and music clips loaded onto a thumb drive. Even without that, the LG's port selection is better, with additional audio inputs and outputs, and a VGA port.

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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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