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LG LN530B TV Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Jul 14, 2013 at 12:00 am
6.8
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
This TV was replaced by the LG LB5800
4k No

The LG 32LN530B has poor blacks and some motion blur. On the plus side, it has a good average viewing angle and low input lag. Its 720p resolution shouldn't bother you unless you sit very close to it.

Our Verdict

6.8 Mixed Usage

Like most LG TVs, this LG 32LN530B has grayish blacks if you have the lights off. In a bright room, though, this TV is good, especially considering the price. Do not worry about its lower 720p resolution if you are sitting at a normal viewing distance.

Pros
  • Wide viewing angle. There is no discoloration no matter where you sit.
Cons
  • Its resolution is only 720p. That won't be an issue if you sit at a normal distance.
  • Low contrast ratio. This could be an issue if you have a dimmed or dark room.
  • 6.8 Mixed Usage

Test Results

Design
Design
Borders

0.79" (2 cm)

Design
Thickness

3.07" (7.8 cm)

Picture Quality
6.1
Picture Quality
Dark scene
Black 0.133 cd/m2
White 101.2 cd/m2
Contrast 761 : 1

When watching a dark scene, the 32LN530B's blacks appear gray.

6.0
Picture Quality
Uniformity

It has average backlight uniformity.

8.3
Picture Quality
Dark scene in a bright room
Reflection 3.3 %

While the screen's reflections will cause trouble in a room full of windows, they are manageable under controlled lightning.

6.4
Picture Quality
Bright scene in a bright room
Max white 181.1 cd/m2

The screen's reflections are less of a bother when watching brighter videos.

7.2
Picture Quality
Viewing angle
Viewing angle 31 °

The 32LN530B has a good viewing angle. There is no discoloration when looking at it from the sides, but some contrast loss (50% contrast @ 31°).

Picture Quality
Pixels

Motion
6.0
Motion
Motion blur

With fast-moving objects, there is a slightly visible blur (a little bit more than the average LED). Fortunately, it does support 24p playback for movies.

Inputs
8.4
Inputs
Input lag
Input lag 37.5 ms

The input lag of the 32LN530B is very low. It is a good gaming TV.

Inputs
Side inputs

1 HDMI
1 USB (only for pictures and music)

Inputs
Rear inputs

1 HDMI
1 RF In
1 Component In
1 Composite In
1 Digital Audio Out (Optical)

Smart Features
Smart Features
Remote

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