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Sylvania LC321SSX LCD HDTV Review

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The Sylvania LC321SSX is an inexpensive TV, so you should expect some compromises.

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Audio Quality

The audio quality of the Sylvania LC321SSX is quite poor. There is virtually no bass response to speak of beyond a muffled, scratchy rumble as the speakers rattle around in the TV. The mids and brighter tones bleed together, and no amount of tweaking with the settings has much of an effect, despite the presence of a 5-channel equalizer. There is, as per usual, a surround sound effect available in the menu, but it seemed to have no effect at all.

Menu Interface

The menu interface on the Sylvania LC321SSX is good, precisely because there are so few options available. It's very hard to get lost in the menu. The options are laid out clearly and simply, and making changes couldn't be simpler. The only hang-up – and it's a small, stupid one, is that the button on the remote control that calls up the menu is not called 'Menu,' it's called 'Setup.' Why Sylvania felt the need to break convention in such a small, but futile way is a mystery.

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Instruction Manual

The instruction manual that comes with the Sylvania LC321SSX is comprehensible and clear. It has a table of contents, which is always helpful, but we certainly would have appreciated an alphabetical index at the end. We could not manage to find the Sylvania LC321SSX's manual online and provide you a link, as the Sylvania website is not quite up to par with modern standards.

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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. Multimedia & Internet
  12. Power Consumption
  13. VIZIO VW32L Comparison
  14. Samsung LN32B460 Comparison
  15. LG 32LG70 Comparison
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
  18. Photo Gallery
  19. Ratings & Specs
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