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JVC LT-32DG8 Reviewed

JVC LT-32DG8The market for 32-inch HDTVs is very competitive as the 32-inch screen size is in high demand. The JVC LT-32DG8 is a relatively cheap 32-inch LCD screen (at £600, $1,200) with a 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, 1,200:1 contrast ratio, and a brightness of 500 cd/m2. The LT-32DG8 has an integrated digital TV tuner, and a decent enough selection of inputs including, 2x HDMI, 1x component, 2x scart, but unfortunately there is no VGA PC input.
Cnet UK have reviewed the JVC LT-32DG8 and say, digital programmes are solid and stable, with reasonable detail and rich colours. The LT-32DG8 has a bright picture that suits the harsh studio lighting used in daytime TV programmes — but the backlight needs toning down to deepen black levels if you’re watching anything else.

High-definition performance is impressive for the price, without being exceptional enough to trouble the best models from the likes of Sony and Panasonic. JVC’s LT-32DG8 is an affordable entry-level LCD with a pretty standard specification for the money.

Performance is reasonably impressive, especially if you’re using high-definition sources. Since this is such a competitive market, however, you can get slighly better performance for around the same cost with models such as Sharp’s Aquos LC32GD8E or Panasonic’s Viera TX-32LMD70.