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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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Value Comparison

The Samsung LN32B460 is a better TV in almost every regard. In some small part, most major TV manufacturers coast on their brand name in low-end products. And while the LN32B460 is not an amazing TV in and of itself, Samsung does manage to produce better televisions than most in the 32-inch range. It certainly trumped the Sylvania.

Blacks & Whites

The Sylvania LC321SSX did, in fact, have one of the better contrast ratios of any of the TVs in this comparison pool. The Samsung LN32B460 trounced it thoroughly, but that happens to be a very good television. The Sylvania LC321SSX is a lower-end model, but it still managed a decent black level and peak white.

Contrast Chart
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Color Accuracy

The color temperature consistency of the Sylvania LC321SSX is quite poor, brutally evinced in the graph below. The Samsung LN32B460 had no problems. However, the two TVs were more closely matched in the RGB curves test, which measures how smoothly TVs can resolve color gradations. In its favor, the Samsung produces more detail in shadows.

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Motion

The Samsung LN32B460 offers much, much better motion performance than the Sylvania LC321SSX. The Sylvania showed a lot of problems, from artifacting to making vertical lines diagonal.

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Viewing Effects

The Samsung LN32B460 and Sylvania LC321SSX have roughly the same viewing angle, about 24-25 degrees from center on either side (making a total viewing angle of about 48-50 degrees).

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Connectivity

The Samsung LN32B460 has a much better selection of ports than the Sylvania LC321SSX, including extra composite and component AV inputs, more analog audio inputs, more audio outputs, and a VGA input for computer display.

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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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