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Samsung LN32C350 32" 720p LCD TV

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Samsung LN32C350 Review

Samsung LN32C350 Feature Review

Samsung's 2010 3 Series LCDs feature 720p screens, which in a small TV is all you'll ever need. Flourescent backlighting, a 60Hz refresh rate, SRS TruSurround HD, 2 HDMI inputs and numerous analog inouts round out the feature set. The 3 series LCDs also feature a game mode which limits picture processing to cut down on the input lag associated with many HDTVs.

The 3 Series LCD make for an excellent TV for the bedroom, a child's room or other rooms where you need a smaller, less expensive HDTV.

-JB

Review Highlights

HQV Calibration: The inbuilt processor in the LN32C350 does a very good job for this price range of TV. Samsung did not skimp on the internal chip sets.

Picture Quality Performance: With 480i images we noted some jerky motion artifacts in the background of some scenes. However, I did not see much offensive negatives in the foreground and was very pleased with the detail offered in 480i. The processors did a very nice job. Color rendition was not oversaturated, if not sometimes a little muted.

Samsung LN32C350 Review
Notice the dark shadow detail in Harrison Ford's shirt in this shot from Six Days Seven Nights.

With our Blu Ray set to 720p resolution to match the TVs resolution we were very impressed at the bright sharp images and intense color offered. The TV really has a lot of pop with HD material. We also did not note the negative background judder with HD material and this proved out with our HD HQV processor testing as well. Black levels were deep and occasionally oversaturated but not often enough to really be a strike against. Dark shadow detail was totally acceptable for a TV of this size and price range.

As far as aesthetic considerations go, the LN32C350 has straightforward design and better than the other 32" models on the market except the LG's. You almost cant believe how light the TV is upon lifting it, a scant 15.7 pounds. The TV is 3.25" in depth and 8" with the stand. The included table stand is very light and inexpensive and the TV must be turned on its head and the table stand screwed on upside down to accomplish the assembly. It would be more convenient if Samsung would just include the stand already assembled on the TV, same as some other manufacturers. The table top stand does not swivel side to side. The 2" bezel framing of the TV is gloss black and non-spectacular but does contain a sloped design element at the bottom.

Currently the LN32C350 is for sale at around $449 at most stores. This TV is all about price paid/value. $449 seems like a lot for something that weighs in at 15.7 pounds, but it costs much less than most of its top tier competitors.

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