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Sony Bravia KDL-32EX600 LED LCD HDTV Review

32 in.

Enough performance and connectivity to satisfy a basic home theater setup, while keeping costs down.

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Vs LG 32LD450

LG 32LD450 Summary
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Value Comparison Summary


The LG 32LD450 is a relatively inexpensive unit that offers great color performance, but extremely lackluster contrast ratio and black levels. It's also cheaper than the Sony KDL-32EX600, so keep that in mind. It's not that we dislike the LG all that much, but your money is probably better spent with the Sony EX600. 

  Comparison Specifications
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  Sony KDL-32EX600 LG 32LD450
Size 32 inches 32 inches
Price $899 MSRP $650 MSRP
Type LED-edgelit LCD LCD
Format 1080p 1080p

Blacks & Whites


The LG 32LD450 did not perform well in our black level test, as you can see in the chart below. It's black was much, much brighter than the three competing TVs. Sure, the peak brightness was good, but that was not enough to make for a satisfactory contrast ratio.

Blacks & Whites Comparison Chart
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Color Accuracy


As with nearly all the LGs we've tested, the LG 32LD450 produced great results in our color tests.

Color Temperature Comparison
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Sony KDL-32EX600 Score: 8.16
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LG 32LD450 Score: 8.55
RGB Comparison

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Sony KDL-32EX600 Score: 8.03

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LG 32LD450 Score: 8.15

Motion


The LG 32LD450 showed some minor problems with motion performance, but not enough to ruin the TV, as a whole. 

  Motion Scores
  Sony KDL-32EX600 LG 32LD450
Motion Smoothness 7.38 5.25
Motion Artifacting 7.0 5.50

Viewing Effects


The LG has a decent viewing angle, but it's not quite as good as the Sony KDL-32EX600. Neither are as wide as what you'd get from a plasma TV. 

Viewing Angle Comparison
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Sony KDL-32EX600 Score: 5.12 LG 32LD450 Score: 4.46

Connectivity


The LG 32LD450 is definitely underwhelming in its selection of ports. There are just 2 HDMIs, and no ethernet or WiFi. It seems to be designed for a bedroom or second room, but not as the TV for a home theater.

  Connectivity Comparison
  Sony KDL-32EX600 Sony KDL-32EX700 Samsung LN32C550 LG 32LD450
HDMI 4 4 4 2
Component 2 1 2 2
Composite 2 1 2 1
S-Video 0 0 0 0
VGA 1 1 1 1
Analog Audio In 4 3 3 4
Digital Audio Out 1 1 1 1
Analog Audio Out 1 1 1 1
Ethernet No 1 1 0
WiFi No No Requires separate purchase No
USB 1 1 2 1
Memory Card 0 No 0 0
  DLNA No No Yes No
Other N/A N/A EX-LINK RS-232C
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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Connectivity
  9. Audio & Menus
  10. Multimedia & Internet
  11. Power Consumption
  12. Vs Sony KDL-32EX700
  13. Vs Samsung LN32C550
  14. Vs LG 32LD450
  15. Conclusion
  16. Series Comparison
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