LG 32CS460 Review

32" 720p LCD HDTV

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LG CS460 Series


  • Solid picture performance from CCFL backlight screen
  • Internet Light features a plus
  • Price/Value
  • One of the best 720p 32” LCD TVs on the market for 2012
  • Rich colors


  • Contrast and black level loss from side viewing angles
  • Simple little remote control
  • Judder apparent occasionally from side to side panning from 60hz panel
  • Shiny black framing bezel can reflect light

LG has mostly moved to LED back lighting in their LCD televisions but there are still a few lines of CCFL (fluorescent) back lit LCD models like the CS460 series. The 32" 32CS460 has a 720p, 60Hz LCD panel with flurescent back lighting but few other features.

Picture Quality

LG's LCD televisions have had good picture quality for the last few years and it gets better with the 2012 models. The CS460 has good contrast and black levels and color quality is realistic and rich. You probably wouldn't expect a picture this good in a value priced model.


Don't let the 720p resolution of the 32CS460 run you off, most programming and video games are still 720p or 1080i so the content fits the television's active resolution. At 720p you probably don't want to use this TV as a computer monitor.

Side Angle Viewing

Side angle viewing isn't a strong point in most LCD televisions but LG has outperformed the competition in this regard. The area in front of the screen where the picture retains it's full contrast and color is wider in the CS460 than in most of its competitiors.

Product Specifications

  • Resolution
    • 1280 x 720p
  • Dimensions
    • Screen Size: 32" Class (31.5" diagonal)
    • Without Stand: 31.3" x 19.8" x 2.9"
    • With Stand: 31.3" x 22.2" x 8.2"
  • Key Features
    • HD 720p Resolution
    • Triple XD Engine
    • 60Hz
    • Smart Energy Saving
    • Intelligent Sensor
    • Clear Voice II
    • Picture Wizard II
    • Slim and Narrow Design
  • Inputs
    • RF In (Antenna/Cable) 1 (Rear)
    • AV In 1 (Rear)
    • Component Video In 1 (Rear)
    • (Y, Pb, Pr) + Audio
    • HDMI/HDCP Input 2 (2 Rear)
    • USB 2.0 1 (Side)

Jack Burden Jack Burden has been reviewing and writing reviews in the consumer electronics category for 7 years with CEAG. He considers grayscale gradation, film patterned retarders, and focus field drives to be fun topics. Read more about Jack


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