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JVC LT-32J300 LCD HDTV Review

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The JVC LT-32J300 is a pretty vanilla set. Other than the USB port, there isn't a lot to draw users in.

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Connectivity

Connectivity Summary
{{article.attachments['jvc-lt-32j300-vanity.jpg']}}• Poor port placement: HDMIs point down, other ports are located too far around the back. • Three HDMI ports. • Has a USB port, but that port only supports photo playback.
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Input Ports*(6.5)*


There is exactly one input port on the TV's left side: a USB port for picture playback.

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  • The USB slot is very utilitarian. Note how it's called 'PHOTO VIEWER' and not USB slot. *

All of the JVC LT-32J300's ports are on its back (if you're facing the front of the TV, they're around the left; when facing the back they're towards the right). The ports themselves aren't labeled, but there's a bit of a legend above them describing what's where. This array consists of three analog audio inputs, a pair of component and composite input ports, a VGA input, and an S-Video input. 

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  • The legend up above is somewhat helpful, but more confusing than simply labeling the ports individually. *

On the underside of this port array are three hidden HDMI ports facing downwards. This area is also where you'll find the cable input. 

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  • The LT-32J300's HDMI ports hang upside down, like vampire bats. *

 

Output Ports*(2.0)*


There are only two output ports: one analog audio and one digital audio. Although this doesn't seem like a lot, it's the standard set of output ports on HDTVs.

Other Connections*(0.0)*


The LT-32J300 doesn't support any other type of conectivity, such as Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. 

Media*(1.0)*


There is a single USB port on the left side of the TV. You can connect a storage device here to view photos on it. Photo viewing functionality is the only feature supported. 

Placement*(4.0)*


Just looking at these ports, you could probably guess the placement wasn't great. The ports are indented just enough to make reaching them a pain. Additionally, downward facing ports are simply abysmal for figuring out the orientation and location of the port. Exacerbating the poor placement is the TV's non-swiveling base. Granted, a 32-inch screen isn't particularly back-breaking to lift and turn, but we're sure it'll still induce a lot of exhausted sighs. 

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Sections

  1. Tour & Design
  2. Calibration
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Remote Control
  8. Audio
  9. Connectivity
  10. Menus & Interface
  11. Formats & Media
  12. Power Consumption
  13. Conclusion & Comparisons
  14. Series Comparison
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