Samsung LN32D450 Review Page 2

Currently the LN32D450 costs around $389 from authorized Internet dealers. It offers a very nice feature set and quality in this small size and price range - which is often lacking in quality options. Competition is from the Sony KDL-32EX500, and the LG 32LD420 , the Toshiba 32E200 as well as a couple second tier brands such as the Vizio E321VL.

Picture Settings: Calibrating to near D6500 was fairly easy although you wont be able to dial it in perfectly with only a 2 point while balance scale and no Hue, Saturation, and Brightness Color Gamut settings.. With smaller TVs we are not quite as concerned with pinpoint accuracy to D65. However, the below picture settings are "in the range," so use them if you like. There are more white balance controls and advanced settings than I anticipated based on size and price, such as Black Tone, Dynamic Contrast, a Gamma setting, and a nifty Flesh Tone setting that will take the onscreen flesh tones from a yellowish to a pinkish appearance at your whim without changing the overall color appearance of the picture much.

Follow these picture settings for the D450 Series LCD:

Picture Mode: Movie
Backlight: 12
Contrast: 85
Brightness: 44
Sharpness: 20
Color: 55
Tint: Unchanged
Black Tone: Off
Dynamic Contrast: Low
Shadow Detail: Unchanged
Black Tone: Dark
Edge Enhancement: Off
Note: for more color Pop in darker movies, use the Standard setting, but turn the Sharpness setting down to 20.

Processing Test results were very respectable for the 32D450 despite its small size: 6/10

HQV Video Board Processing Tests

With 480i Input

Jaggies 1: Average to Poor result
Jaggies 2: Average

Film based Pulldown tests (applicable to DVDs)
Cadence 2-2 30fps: Good
Cadence 3-2 24fps: Average to Good result

With 1080p Input

Jaggies 1: Average
Jaggies 2: Average to Good

Video Resolution Loss Test: Excellent
Film Resolution Loss Test: Average to Poor result

HD Background: V. Good
Stadium Seating Test with Moire: Average to Good. There was some judder from side to side panning


Bookmark and Share

Recommended TVs By Size
Featured Reviews

LG 55LM7600 Review
Robert Wiley reviews this 55" LED backlit LCD TV and has fun with the new motion controlled "magic wand" remote. Also see our video review. Read More...

Samsug UN46D6300 Review
The D6300 is another in the extensive 6 series lineup of LED edge-lit LCD televisions. The picture quality is a strong highlight, especially for an edge-lit model . Read More...

[an error occurred while processing this directive]