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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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Formats

The Sylvania LC321SSX is a native 720p television. This is a lesser resolution than you find on most TVs, which offer the higher resolution of 1080p. What's amazing and sad about the Sylvania LC321SSX is that unlike nearly every other 720p TV, the Sylvania does not even support the playback of 1080p content. While this likely won't effect video coming from your cable provider, it does prohibit native playback of Blu-Ray discs, some video games, and some other sources.

Viewing Angle

The viewing angle on the Sylvania LC321SSX is about average for an LCD television. You'll start to lose a significant level of contrast at 23 degrees from center in either direction (making a total viewing angle of about 46 degrees). Plasma TVs have LCDs beat cold at viewing angle, if you need to service a particularly wide room.

Viewing Angle Chart

Reflectance

The screen on the Sylvania LC321SSX is not terribly reflective, which is good. If an exterior light is coming in from an angle, it won't be much of a distraction. If the light is shining directly at the screen, it's hard to ignore. If you're watching something with a lot of black on the screen, it might be impossible to ignore. The reflection of a light appears a large, fuzzy halo.

Video Processing

The Sylvania LC321SSX has no special processing features. This is a little unusual, but not necessarily a bad thing. We've seen plenty of expensive TVs loaded with features that end up hurting the picture.

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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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