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Reviewed on Jul 14, 2013

LG LN530B
TV REVIEW

Usage Ratings - Version 0.8

Test Benches:

  • 1.2: Winter 2018
  • 1.1: Summer 2017
  • 1.0: Winter 2015
  • 0.9: Winter 2014
  • 0.8: Winter 2013
6.4
Mixed Usage
Score components:
  • 70% Picture Quality
  • 20% Motion
  • 10% Inputs
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This tv was replaced by the LG LB5800

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.

Test Results
Picture Quality 6.3
Motion 6.0
Inputs 8.4
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.

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Design

Borders
LG LN530B Borders

0.79" (2 cm)

Thickness
LG LN530B Thickness

3.07" (7.8 cm)

6.3

Picture Quality

4k : No
6.1 Dark scene
LG LN530B 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 Uniformity
LG LN530B Uniformity

It has average backlight uniformity.

8.3 Dark scene in a bright room
LG LN530B 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 Bright scene in a bright room
LG LN530B 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 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°).

Pixels
6.0

Motion

Score components:
6.0 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.

8.4

Inputs

Score components:
8.4 Input lag
LG LN530B Input lag
Input lag : 37.5 ms

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

Side inputs
LG LN530B Side inputs

1 HDMI
1 USB (only for pictures and music)

Rear inputs
LG LN530B Rear inputs

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

Smart Features

Remote

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6.4Mixed Usage
Score components:
  • 70% Picture Quality
  • 20% Motion
  • 10% Inputs
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.

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