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LG 32LH20 LCD HDTV Review

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Calibration

Calibration Summary
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Calibration


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In order to ensure that we test televisions at their best we take the time to calibrate them. We do this using DisplayMate software, which is the same tool used by many television manufacturers. We have worked with the founder of DisplayMate to ensure that we have an appropriate calibration process. Rarely are HDTVs properly calibrated out of the box. You can pay someone to come to your home and calibrate the television, or you can use our settings, which we list below. We should note, however, that these settings may not be perfect for every viewing environment. In particular you should note that the Backlight setting can often be turned down significantly, especially in darker viewing environments.

 

 

Setting Default Calibrated
Picture Mode Expert 1
Backlight 30 100
Contrast 90 75
Brightness 50 54
Edge Enhancer High Off

 

Video Modes


Like all televisions the LG 32LH20 offers a variety of different video modes, in this case more than average. We have to admit we find the description of the vivid mode to be refreshingly honest. We also appreciate the presence of the Expert mode, which gives you access to a variety of advanced features.

Mode What it Does
Vivid This is the mode to maximize the effect of the video in the retail store. Strengthen the contrast, brightness, color and sharpness of vivid picture.
Standard This is the mode to realize optimum viewing condition for the general user.
Natural This is the mode to display the most natural screen status.
Cinema This mode optimizes video for watching movies.
Sport This is the video mode to emphasize dynamic video and primary color (e.g, white, uniform, grass, sky blue etc.) by realizing the optimal screen for sports.
Game This is the mode to realize fast response speed in a fast gaming screen.
Expert This is the mode to adjust the video in detail for video quality expert and general user.
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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. Formats & Media
  12. Power Consumption
  13. Vs Samsung LN32B360
  14. Vs Sony KDL32L5000
  15. Vs LG 37LH55
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
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