Wide-screen televisions showing high-resolution content and HDTV look better than regular sets, allowing you to sit closer and experience a more immersive, theater like picture.
With wide-screen television sets showing DVD, Blu-ray or HDTV, you can sit as close as 1.5 times the screen’s diagonal measurement and still not notice much of a loss in quality, while sitting farther away than three times the screen size means you’re likely to miss out on the immersive feel. Here’s a rundown of minimum and maximum recommended viewing distances for wide-screen television sets.
LG has released its 32LK450 a 32-inch LCD HDTV with full 1080p, 1,920 by 1,080 resolutions and a 100,000 to 1 contrast among other performance features. The TV also includes an Intelligent Sensor, which automatically adjusts picture settings to match its environment’s lighting, and more. The 32LK450 is similarly square compared to other LG models, but its profile is a bit thicker. The glossy, black bezel rests on a similarly thick stand that swivels to support multiple viewing angles. In back, you’ll find three HDMI inputs, one USB port, one PC input, and one component and composite video input, among others.
Generally, 32-inch and smaller sets are great for bedrooms or guest rooms but too small for the main living room. Television sets with bigger screens are large enough for the whole family to enjoy and will probably be too much for most small bedrooms.
If you’re mounting the set inside an entertainment center, be sure it fits in every dimension; also, leave an inch or two on all sides so that the TV has enough ventilation. If you’re getting a bigger set, you may want to consider a dedicated stand; many TV makers sell matching stands that increase the aesthetic appeal of their hefty boxes.
Inside, users will find that the 32LK450 puts out a 60Hz refresh rate and runs on LG’s XD Engine. The TV supports a list of viewing modes across aspect ratio, color control, picture mode and 24p Real Cinema, yet they’re all managed via Picture Wizard 2, an automatic theme selector. The 32LK450 also supports Dolby Digital surround sound and is Energy Star-qualified.
Featuring full HD 1080p resolution, LG’s 32LK450 provides a stunning picture for all of your HD components, from Blu-ray players to gaming machines. Enjoy a level of detail and color that you won’t find on standard definition TVs. And throw out the notion that you have to have an engineering degree to set up a TV. The LK450 comes with Picture Wizard II self-calibration with on-screen reference points to easily set black level, color, tint, sharpness, and backlight levels. If you’re ready for it, the LK450 is ISFccc Ready with professional calibration tools for both day and night viewing conditions. As if that’s not smart enough, the smart energy saving features, like auto sleep, save money and energy, and the ENERGY STAR Qualification means the LK450 uses 30% less energy than standard units.
With the features DOUBLE THE DETAIL you’ll see details and colors like never before. SAVE MORE THAN ENERGY and FIND THE PERFECT PICTURE. So get ready to keep the LG 32LK450 32-Inch 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV in your home…