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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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Menus & Interface

Menus & Interface Summary
{{article.attachments['jvc-lt-32j300-vanity.jpg']}}• Simple menu system. • Picture options are a bit bare bones. • Audio options let you play around with an equalizer.
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Ease of Use*(6.0)*


If you're familiar with other JVC TVs, you're familiar with the LT-32J300. The menu has a tabbed iterface, with the tabs lining the top and expanding downwards. As always, the tabs aren't overly cluttered with extraneous items and are laid out intelligently. The menues are translucent, which might be annoying to some, but this can be turned off in the settings menu.

One aspect we think could improve is the overall aesthetic quality. The menu system remains very usable, however, which is better than many menus we've seen. 

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  • The LT-32J300 has the standard JVC menu. *

 

Picture Controls*(6.0)*


The JVC LT-32J300's picture controls are all available in the Picture tab in the menu. In this menu you can change things like video mode ('Video Status' in the menu, for some reason), tint/color/contrast/etc., or enable one of TV's video effects. There aren't a lot of advanced controls here, like RGB toggles, but the LT-32J300 covers the basics.

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  • The picture menu lacks advanced controls, like individual RGB toggles. *

 

Audio Controls*(6.0)*


You'll find the audio controls under the Sound tab in the TV's menu. While there aren't many controls here, you can choose from a few different surround sound options and fiddle around with equalizer settings.

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  • The equalizer is the only semi-worthwhile item in the Sound tab. *

 

Other Controls*(7.0)*


The other tabs in the menu are Display, TV, Power, and Setting. The Display tab is self-explanatory, but it also lets users label various inputs and access the photo viewer. The TV menu is where you'll find closed-captioning options and V-Chip settings. The Power tab lets you shuf off the glowing blue power button on the face of the TV, which is a nice option. The Setting (singular, not plural) tab will let you do all the other ancillary stuff, like changing time zone, adjusting the menu transperency, setting auto shut off, and more.

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  • The Setting menu covers miscellaneous options. *

 

Manual*(5.0)*


The LT-32J300's manual is a typical thin-paper manual executed in black and white. The manual has a table of contents, tabs on thepage edges, and small diagrams. The diagrams and text could've been a bit bigger, and we really dislike manuals that don't have an index. Overall, we'd say the LT-32J300's manual is about average.

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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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