Sylvania LC321SSX LCD HDTV Review
The Sylvania LC321SSX is an inexpensive TV, so you should expect some compromises.
Motion Smoothness (2.0)
The Sylvania LC321SSX is not much of a performer when it comes to motion. We saw a lot of strange aberrations, such as slanting lines that should be vertical, stairstepping, blinking, and more. And though it's not necessarily a characteristic of motion smoothness, per se, the picture was frequently marred by noise.
Motion Artifacting (2.0)
Some of the issues mentioned above are the classified as artifacting, like the blinking. We also saw false color trails in areas of high contrast, which are not unusual, but nonetheless unpleasant. More on how we test motion performance.
3:2 Pulldown & 24fps
The Sylvania LC321SSX, strangely enough, is not capable of displaying 3:2 pulldown and 24fps, because it can't support 1080p. That is just plain crazy, because it means that you won't be able to watch Blu-Ray movies without having your Blu-Ray player first downscaling the content. Boo! More on how we test 3:2 pulldown and 24fps.
The Sylvania LC321SSX is a native 720p display, but chances are, a lot of the content that you're going to feed it are going to be in 480p, 1080i, and 1080p. Well... scratch that last one, because the LC321SSX cannot actually accommodate 1080p content, which is a bit pathetic for a TV manufactured in the last 12 months.
When you feed a TV a signal in something other than its native content, the TV has to scale that signal to fit the screen. Overall, the Sylvania LC321SSX is pretty good. More on how we test resolution scaling.
When working with 480p content, we saw few problems with artifacting.
Video in a 1080i signal lost the outermost 2% of the screen all around, which is called overscan. It's annoying if important information, like news tickers, is close to the edge of the screen, as it might be clipped off. Otherwise, we didn't see too many problems.
The Sylvania LC321SSX does not support 1080p content. That means no native Blu-Ray support, nor support for some video games, and some other content.
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