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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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Calibration

Calibration Summary
{{article.attachments['jvc-lt-32j300-vanity.jpg']}}• Calibration meant to maximize picture accuracy. • Calibration done with DisplayMate.
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Calibration


Televisions come out of the box calibrated poorly. The first thing we do before we start reviewing a TV is to calibrate it properly. We use fancy software to do this, called DisplayMate. We've worked with DisplayMate's creator, both to customize the best calibration sequence and also to verify we knew what we were doing. Our calibration, which is detailed below, aims for accuracy. If you want, you can pay someone to come to your house and calibrate your set, but for those do-it-yourselfers out there, we've created an extensive list of all our calibrations below. 

Setting Default Calibrated
Picture Mode Theater
Smart Picture On Off
Digital VNR On Off
MPEG Noise Reduction On Off
Brightness 44 50
Contrast 46 44
Detail 10 0

Just change these few settings and your HDTV should be pretty close to pristine.

There are two things to note in addition to the above settings. First of all, these are the only settings we changed: if it isn't listed above, we didn't change it. Secondly, we always test TVs with their backlights at masimum, but that might not be ideal for your own purposes. If the room is bright, you'll probably want the backlight at max, but in a dark room you should definitely turn it down.

Video Modes


The JVC LT-32J300 has four different modes, or Video Statuses according to the menu system. These modes are standard fare; we wouldn't recommend using them over the calibration settings we have listed above. In spite of this recommendation, if you're curious about these modes we've listed them along with JVC's description below.

Mode What it Does
Standard Resets the picture display to the factor settings.
Dynamic Gives a vivid picture with better contrast when viewing in a brightly lit room.
Theater Gives a rich, film-like look to video when viewing in a dimly lit room.
Game Used for when you are playiing video games connected to your TV.

 

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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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