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Samsung UN32M5300AFXZA or UN32M5300 Review

Samsung has been making many of the HD televisions that we all have in our home and they keep adding more to the list of the best televisions that would be on anyone’s to buy list. And their latest model Samsung UN32M5300AFXZA or UN32M5300 moves the bar even higher. Though this is a standard 32-inch television, the stands are not based at the center and placed near the edges, this the weight of the television is evenly distributed and there is proper balancing to the television, making it more stable and less shaky. There are standard wall mounting ( vesa 100 X 100) options available in this television but the composite /component outputs start at the back and if you are going to mount this television on the wall then you need to think about giving some spacing for having the composite/component outputs connected. Read the Buyers’ Review here

One thing that is a bit of a disadvantage in this television is that in darker environments the black looks little like grey. So, if you are planning to buy this and you are going to deploy it in an environment which is going to have lesser light and ambiance than you should provide extra lighting to the television to ensure that your content gets delivered as you intend it to be. Alternatively, you can consider VIZIO D32-D1 D-Series 32″ Class Full Array LED Smart TV which produces deeper black and has low input lag. Also, it has 3 HDMI input while Samsung UN32M5300 comes with 2 HDMI.

Samsung UN32M5300AFXZA has the standard thickness (2.68″) and the dimensions are like other products in the market, there is nothing specifically great or bad about it when it comes to the exterior design. Well if you compare the overall thickness of this television to the other televisions that are on par with it and available in the market, you will find that this television is little thicker than its counterparts and there is a reason behind the same. The reason making it thicker is because there is enough space to dissipate the heat, thus making the components used have a better and longer lifespan and thus the television works for a longer period without any trouble. The television screen temperature is normally around the 34-degree centigrade range but the maximum it can shoot up to is another 4 degrees more than the normal average that is 38 degrees centigrade.

Though the materials used for making the exteriors are plastic, the finishing looks perfect and strong.

The viewing angle of the Samsung UN32M5300 is also not that great if you compare it against the other televisions in the market. Well this is television is mainly designed to meet the home needs and it will be perfect for your  bedroom but then it is not designed to meet multiple purposes, so when you end up using it for all the needs that you can think off, then you will feel that some places it might not deliver you the expected performance or be that effective as you want it to be. So better to go through to specifications word by word and match it to your requirements and then decide.

The picture quality of this television is little disappointing, to be honest. Samsung UN32M5300 television can take 480p, 720p and 1080p input but it doesn’t have the capability to take the 4K input. The sound quality of this television is just average, though its predecessors were market leaders when scaled on the audio and video quality. This television packs the smart  TVfeatures, thus you can use this to connect to the internet and browse through online video streaming services such as youtube and so on. Also, it has remote application which you can install on your smart phone and use it to control the television.

Average power consumption is 27 Watts and the maximum power consumption is 51 Watts. The motion interpolation technology present in this television delivers 30fps video but there is no support for 60 fps motion interpolated video playback. Also, there is support for 24p judder free video playback in this television, if you are sensitive to judder then you will feel annoyed when you use this television for watching 24p video content. When comes to input, it has Antenna in,  two HDMI, one USB, one digital optical output, 3.5mm jack, one component 1 shared with composite in and Ethernet. However, VIZIO D32-D1 has 3 HDMI port.

Well, all the other technical specifications and the numbers connected to it can be found out on the internet. So, list down your requirements and gauge it against what this television offers and if it ticks all your boxes, then you will buy it and enjoy what it offers. When you do the process, you will know that you will get all your requirements met and ticked off and buying this will be the best smart decision you would have ever made in your life.

Samsung UN32J4500AFXZA

Samsung UN32J4500AFXZA is a smart TV but comes with low resolution display. It supports max resolution of 1366 X 768p. The picture quality of this television is decent but not as good as high end Samsung UN32J6300 32-Inch 1080p Smart LED TV which can play content in full HD resolution as well.  UN32J4500AFXZA comes with good viewing angle and has less motion blur. It can be used as gaming monitor as it comes with very less input lag. However, it offers average black uniformity and blacks are not so deeper. Considering black Friday price, it is a great deal. One shouldn’t forget that it is a Smart TV as well. Aesthetically, it is not attractive and comes with thick bezel and has two feet stand. So you need wider place to place it. You can also consider VIZIO E32-C1 32-Inch 1080p Smart LED TV which offers good contrast and deeper black. It also comes with less input lag and motion blur. However, side-viewing is not so great on VIZIO E32-C1.

Display size of Samsung UN32J4500AFXZA is 31.5”, when measured diagonally. This television is 2.7” thick (without stand). The W, H, D of this television, without stand, is 29.3″ x 17.1″ x 2.7 and 29.3″ x 18.2″ x 5.9 with stand. It weighs around 8.2lbs, without stand, and withstand it weighs around 8.4lbs. It comes with basic remote and is compatible with Vesa Wall Mount (200 X200). It comes with motion rate 60 while VIZIO E32-C1 32-Inch 1080p Smart LED TV comes with 120Hz effective refresh rate.

Samsung offers 2 X 5W Down firing speakers with its UN32J4500AFXZA model while the bigger size budget Smart TV comes with 2X10W down firing speakers. Sound quality of speakers is average. It doesn’t produce very loud sound at high volume. It can upscale low resolution content to 720p as well.

As this is a Smart TV, you will get common apps like Netflix, youtube etc. Wireless connectivity is supported by Wi-fi 802.11 b/g/n and Wi-fi direct. It doesn’t come with Bluetooth but comes with full web browser. It also comes with Screen mirroring feature and is DLNA certified.

When it comes to Ports, Samsung UN32J4500AFXZA offers 2 HDMI, 1 USB, 1 Component In, 1 Composite In, 1 Digital Audio Out Optical and 1 RF In. It doesn’t come with headphone jack. Vizio E32-C1, on the other hand, offers analog audio out as well.

Finally, Samsung UN32J4500AFXZA offers decent picture quality for budget price but comes with only 720p resolution. If you can stretch your budget by $50,  you can get Vizio E32-C1 which offers deeper black and great uniformity. Also it is a 1080p TV and can upscale low resolution content very efectively.

Samsung UN55J6201

Samsung UN55J6201 is a 55” Smart Television.  It is not a UHD or 4K TV and supports max resolution up to 1080p. Note that this television is not 3D capable. Out of the box, you may not find it attractive but it offers great contrast and decent uniformity. It also has very less motion blur. If you are a sport enthusiast and looking for budget television then Samsung UN55J6201 would be a decent choice for you. This television has very less input lag so you can use it for gaming as well.  However, this contrast will wash down if you watch it from an angle. The screen reflects lots of light. It comes with only 2 HDMI ports and average sound output. Another television with similar features is Sony KDL55W800C which is also 55’’ 1080p 3D Smart LED TV and is based on Google android.  It comes with 120Hz native refresh rate and Motionflow of XR 960 (Effective) and blacks really deep. It has 4 HDMI port and comes with very thin bezel. Contrast ratio and sound are comparatively better than Samsung UN55J6201.

Basically, Samsung UN55J6201 is a true successor to Samsung UN55J6200 and comes with similar square stand. The size of the screen is 54.6” measured diagonally. This television is 3.7” thick without stand and with stand it is 9.0” thick. The height of the television, with stand, is 31.1″ and it weighs around 45.4lbs. Height of the television without stand is 28.7 and the weight drop down to around 39.7lbs. The screen resolution of this television is 1920 X 1080p. It is Vesa Wall mount capable (400 X 400).

You will get many picture setting options to choose from, for instance dynamic, natural, standard, Movie, Entertain and stadium.  However, selecting movie is a great way to begin. This television is great for playing movies as it has negligible judder. As told earlier, Samsung UN55J6201 can be used as gaming monitor as well. To play games, it is advisable to connect gaming console before enabling gaming mode. Once you enable game mode, set the picture mode to Standard and the Sound Mode set to Movie. The screen may shake initially but after some time it becomes normal. Effective refresh rate is 120Hz. It can upscale low resolution content decently, however, Samsung UN55J6300 comes with better upscaling features.

As Samsung UN55J6201 is a Smart TV, you will get all common apps like Netflix and Youtube with it. You get a basic remote with this TV. It also features screen mirroring. Sony KDL55W800C offers better Smart Features compared to Samsung UN55J6201. It supports Wireless N. However, Bluetooth connectivity is missing.

Samsung UN55J6201 offers a number of ports – 2 HDMI, 2 USB, 1 Ethernet, 1 RF In, 1 3.5 mm audio out, 1 Digital Audio Out Optical, 1 Component In and 1 Composite In. All are located at the backside of the television. It is Tizen OS based television and has full Web browser. Sound is supported by 2 X 10W down firing speakers.

USB supports Photo Types JPEG; BMP; MPO; PNG, Music Types MP3; WMA; AAC; FLAC; M4A; MPA; OGG and Movie Types MPEG; WMV; MOV; MP4; MKV; AVI; 3GP; ASF; FLV; M2TS; MTS; SVI; TS; TP; TRP; VOB; VRO; WEBM.

Finally Samsung UN55J6201 is a good television for watching movies and sports. It can be used as gaming monitor as well. However, it is not 3D capable and comes with only 2HDMI ports. You can also consider Sony KDL55W800C Smart TV which comes with 3D capability and has 4 HDMI port. It offers better sound quality and produces deep black.

LG 55UF6450 55″ 4K Ultra HD 2160p 120Hz Smart HDTV

This Black Friday, Walmart is coming up with lots of deals on TV.  For instance, LG 55UF6450 55″ 4K Ultra HD 2160p 120Hz Smart HDTV is one such TV available at a price of $700.  The television offers good color accuracy even if you view it from an angle. The TV comes with IPS panel which offers great viewing angle. As this is a budget UHD television, you can’t expect it to offer 3D feature. When it comes to picture quality, you won’t get darker black and uniformity like LG 55UF7600, which is a little expensive model compared to LG 55UF6450 but offers many extra features. However, picture quality of 55UF6450 is decent for watching movies and sports.  It can upscale low resolution content as well. The television is also able to run Blu-ray movies smoothly without any judder.  LG 55UF6450 comes with wide stand and you get a standard remote with this model. Magic remote is not compatible with the television.  Though it comes with wi-fi connectivity yet it doesn’t support Bluetooth.

The main competitor of LG 55UF6450 is Samsung UN55JU6500 which offers good picture quality in both lighted as well as dark room. It has better contrast and uniformity compared to LG 55UF6450. It also comes with low input lag. However, side viewing is not as good as LG 55UF6450. Unlike Real Cinema 24p, the Samsung TV doesn’t integrate 24p support so you may experience judder while watching movies.

The size of the display panel of LG 55UF6450 is 55” measured diagonally. It is 2.2” thin and weighs 39.2lbs without stand. With Stand it weighs around 39.9lbs. The height of the television is 28.4” without stand and with stand the height becomes 30.4”. It comes with thin bezel. When it comes to refresh rate, it offers True motion 120Hz; actual refresh rate is 60Hz. The native resolution of this television is 3840 X 2160 and it can upscale 720p, 1080p and 480p content very nicely thanks Tru-4K upscaler. It is advisable to use cinema mode to get natural and crisp colors. As the input lag of this television is relatively high, it is not suitable for serious gamers.  However, Motion blur is less so, it not too bad for people who love to watch fast action sports. Basically, this 4K television is a true successor to LG 55UF6800.

2X10W speakers produce decent sound quality for such a low priced tv. It features Dolby Digital Decoder, DTS decoder and clear voice II.

LG 55UF6450 smart TV comes with inbuilt Wi-fi and Wi-fi Direct. It comes with latest WebOS 2.0 browser and has quad core processor. Boot up is comparatively faster but if you compare it with latest android TV you will found it to be slower. Common Apps like Amazon, Netflix and Youtube are available with this television.  It also comes with LG content share and screen share features as well.

When it comes to ports, LG 55UF6450 offers RFin, component, composite (share with component) 3 HDMI Ethernet, Digital optical audio output on the back of the TV. There is one USB 2.0 port which is placed on the side.  The First HDMI is HDMI 2.0, however other HDMI can accept 4K signal as well.

USB support is available for DivX HD for video, JPEG for photo, AC3 (Dolby Digital), EAC3, HE-AAC, AAC, MP2, MP3, PCM, DTS, RA, WMA for audio.

Finally, LG 55UF6450 is a decent budget 55” 4K television. Color doesn’t wash out if you view it from angle. However, Blacks are not as deep as high end LG 4K or UHD television. Sound quality is pretty decent.

Samsung UN48J5201AFXZA

Samsung UN48J5201AFXZA is a decent 48” Full HD TV for those who are looking for a Smart TV to watch videos and movies. For the budget price of $380, you will get good picture quality but may experience little motion blur for fast moving scenes or sports as it comes with Clear Motion Rate of 60. Also, if you view from off –axis , contrast will be reduced. Model: UN48J5201AFXZA is well comparable with Samsung UN48j5200. The main disadvantage of Samsung UN48J5201AFXZA is that it comes with standard remote and has only 2 HDMI input.  It doesn’t support Bluetooth connectivity either. Samsung UN48J5201AFXZA doesn’t come with 3D feature and it is not 4K or UHD television. Max resolution supported by this TV is 1920 X 1080p which means it support Full HD resolution. At this moment, True 4K content are still very less in the market. However, there are many 4K televisions that can upscale low resolution content brilliantly, for instance Samsung UN48JU6400 is one such model. But it cost you a couple of hundred bucks extra. Here is a brief review about specifications of Samsung UN48J5201AFXZA:

The main competitor of Samsung UN48J5201AFXZA is VIZIO E48-C2 which comes with Clear Action 240 w or 120Hz Effective Refresh Rate. It has less motion blur and is good for those who want to play games or watch sports. It comes with deep black. It also offers Smart Remote. However, up scaling of low resolution content is not as good as Samsung UN48J5201AFXZA. The Vizio E48 comes with 3 HDMI.

The screen size of Samsung UN48J5201AFXZA is 47.6”, measured diagonally. It is 2.4” thin without stand and with stand it measures 12.2”.  It comes with V shaped plastic stand which is sturdy enough to hold weight of the TV. The television weighs around 20.9lbs without stand and 23.1lb with stand. It is Vesa mount Capable (400 X 400). The height of the television with stand is 27.4” and without stand is 24.8”.

Samsung UN48J5201AFXZA works in different light levels very decently but not in heavy light conditions. As mentioned earlier, contrast will wear down if you view from angle. There are many picture setting option to choose from, for instance Dynamic, natural, standard, Movie, Entertain and stadium.  However, selecting movie is best way to start.  You can also use Disney Wow to calibrate your TV. You can use it as monitor as well. This Television has low input lag. Use game mode to play games which is under Menu > System > General >Game.  Connect the gaming console before enabling Game Mode. Else, the picture quality may suffer. The screen may shake a little. Enabling Game Mode automatically sets the Picture Mode to Standard and the Sound Mode to Movie. If you want to use a different external device, first remove the game console and disable Game Mode.

Samsung UN48J5201AFXZA comes with 2 X 10W Down Firing + Base Reflex (2CH) speakers. DTS Studio Sound is incorporated in this TV. The sound quality is good for low volumes but sound may get distorted in louder condition. To get good audio quality, it is a good idea to use a sound bar.

As this is a Smart TV,  you can find good number of Apps which include Netflix, youtube etc  to name a few. Samsung UN48J5201AFXZA incorporates a full web browser. It supports Wi-fi 802.11 b/g/n . Bluetooth is not available.

When it comes to ports and connectivity features,  it offers 2 HDMI, 1 USB, 1 RF In (ATSC / Clear QAM) on the side and 1 Ethernet,  3.5 mm audio out,  Digital Audio Out Optical,  Component In,  Composite In  (y is common ) placed on the rear of the television.

USB support is available for  Photo  JPEG; BMP; MPO; PNG;  For Music MP3; WMA; AAC; M4A; MPA; OGG; For Movie MPEG; WMV; MOV; MP4; MKV; AVI; M2TS; MTS; TS; TP.

Under $400, Samsung UN48J5201AFXZA offers decent price and features ratio and is great for watching movies. It has full web browser and plenty of connectivity features. However, audio output is average. If you an avid sports lover then you can consider Vizio E48-C2.

Samsung UN60JU6390FXZA

Samsung UN60JU6390FXZA is a decent budget-priced 4k Ultra HD TV. It is nice to see that UHD Smart televisions are becoming very much affordable and UN60JU6390 is a good example of it. The price of the television is $800 approx., on Black Friday sale. It comes with almost all the features which you can expect from a 4K television but it also has a few shortcomings of its own. Though it is Smart Televesion yet it is not a HDR, 3D capable television. This 2015 model Samsung UN60JU6390FXZA is well comparable with Samsung UN60JU6400.  It comes with thin bezel and the square stand is quite sturdy. This television offers UHD upscaling, UHD dimming and screen mirroring features.  It is true that you will not find much 4K content in the market but thanks to UHD upscaling features, which converts low resolution content to 4K content very efficiently, you can enjoy viewing in 4K details. Also, UHD dimming feature produces deeper black and purer white, so that viewer will get stunning picture quality. Unlike Samsung model UN55JS9000, it is not a curved TV but comes with UHD clear panel which allows user to view in high light condition as well, since it can reduce reflection.

Samsung UN60JU6390FXZA comes with Smart features and you can access YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and other major apps easily. You can use it as a monitor as well. This television is pretty much appropriate for gaming as well, since there is negligible lag. Switch to game mode which is under MENU >System> General. The downside of this television is that it comes with basic remote only.

Like other UHD TV, it also supports 3840 X 2160 resolution but can upscale to 1080p content very well.  Samsung UN60JU6390FXZA features Clear Motion Rate 120 while model 55JS8500 offers 240 Clear Motion rate. Note that it is not native refresh rate.   Samsung UN60JU6390FXZA comes with decent contrast rate. However, you will get much deeper black as you find in high end Samsung television JU7100 but it is still good if you compare it with similar priced televisions from other manufacturers.

Samsung UN60JU6390FXZA is a decent budget 4K television for sport enthusiasts but you may experience little blur. The contrast reduces a little when you are off the center.

When it comes to sound, Samsung UN60JU6390FXZA offers pretty loud sound compared to its rivals. Sound is supported by DTS studio sound with (10W X2), 2CHDown Firing speakers with Bass Reflex. However, the top models like UN55JS9000 come with Front Firing (4.2CH), 60W (20W x 2, Woofer 10W x 2) speakers.

Screen mirroring is also available in this UHD television set which means you can mirror your phone or other compatible mobile device’s screen onto the TV screen wirelessly. It comes with full web browser. The TV supports Wireless 802.11n and Bluetooth.

Samsung UN60JU6390FXZA offers sufficient ports and connectivity features – 3 HDMI, 3 USB ports one of them is USB 3.0, 1 RF In,  1 Component In, 1 Composite In, 1 Ethernet, 1 Digital Audio Out Optical and 1 3.5 mm Audio Out.  It is Vesa Compatible (400M X 400M) as well.

USB supports JPEG; BMP; MPO; PNG ( for photo), MP3; WMA; AAC; FLAC; M4A; MPA; OGG ( for music) and MPEG; WMV; MOV; MP4; MKV; AVI; 3GP; ASF; FLV; M2TS; MTS; SVI; TS; TP; TRP; VOB; VRO; WEBM for movies.

Samsung UN60JU6390FXZA is 2.5” thin and weighs around 55lbs with stand and 46lbs without stand.

Vizio D58u-D3 58” Class 4K LED Smart HDTV

If you are searching for a large UltraHD television displaying commendable picture quality, you could consider the Vizio D58u-D3 58” Class 4K LED Smart HDTV. This UltraHD television set is targeted primarily towards the price conscious customer not ready to spend on highly expensive UHD television. There will be some trade-offs if, you are going to pit it against the Vizio M55-C2. The Vizio D58u-D3 is equipped with 10 Active LED zone against the 32 Active LED zone. Also the M55-C2 features the Clear Motion 360 technology whereas the Vizio D58u-D3 has the Clear Motion 240. The Vizio 58” D series UHD television is fitted with dual 10W speakers as compared to dual 15W speakers in the M series. The price of  Vizio D58u-D3  will be around $700 during black Friday. Good picture uniformity and contrast is achieved by the Full Array LED backlighting. It presents the television with blacks having better depths and almost ideal white, producing crisp and vibrant images.

Being touted as a Smart TV, the Vizio D58u-D3 has applications like YouTube, NetFlix, etc. preinstalled though any other additional features don’t feature therein. Unlike the Samsung UN55JS9000 which is a curved television, this one has a flat screen and neither has 3D support. The picture can be easily scaled up and is quite apt for playing video games too because of negligible blur Though its motion handling is of average grade. It presents very less lag; you need to switch to the gaming mode. Its only drawback being that it is bundled with a basic remote device.

Although the name displays, the Vizio D58u-D3 Class 4K LED Smart UHD television, has a screen measuring 57.5” diagonally. The television stands on a wide stand and has very thin bezels. The thickness of television is measured it stands at 2.8” and with the stand includes it measures 10.2” end to end. The television weighs in moderately at 40.43 pounds without the stand fixed and 41.54 pounds when weighed with the stand fixed.

With UltraHD television specifications, the screen resolution reaches 3840x2160p at its maximum with enough capabilities to scale up normal video content too. It is equipped with the Clear Motion Rate 240 feature unlike its family contemporary, the M55-C2 equipped with the Clear Motion Rate 360 which, puts its refresh rate at 120MHz. Having a contrast ratio of 5000000:1, it displays effectively 1.07billion colors. The viewing angle, both horizontal and vertical, is set at 176/176, the picture contrast goes down when viewed sideways (30 degrees or more). And it would be very wise to test the signal strength to avoid any future hiccups with entertainment.

In the sound arena, the Vizio D58u-D3 outputs quite a volume of it. Enhanced by the DTS technology, the sound is let out by dual 10W speakers as against the 15W speakers (2 nos) in the top Vizio model i.e. Vizio M55-C2. Loaded with a plethora of smart features it comes preinstalled with applications like Amazon, Youtube, Netflix, etc. And to process all this, it is equipped with a V6 6-core processor aptly bifurcated as a quad-core GPU plus a dual-core CPU. In addition to this computing power it also supports Wireless AC although using 802.11n protocol is recommended.

When it comes to connectivity of accessories and other peripherals it has a gamut of ports. It is equipped with 5 HDMI ports with 3 on the down side and 2 on the side, a single USB port on the side, 1 Component In, 1 Composite, an Ethernet, 1 Digital Audio Out Optical, 1 Analog Audio Output, a Tuner (on the downside) and it is also VESA Compatible (400Mx400M).

The Vizio D58u-D3 happens to be quite a reasonable UltraHD television with considerable features to enable you to watch movies, sports and even play games with equal ease. Though 3D features are absent, you can always opt for Samsung UN55JU7100 55” 4K UltraHD 3D Smart LED television having stunning picture output. And its very low input lag makes the gaming enthusiasts have a go at it though side viewing is not that eye pleasing.

Haier LE19B3320 19” LED TV

Haier LE19B3320 is an inexpensive 19” LED television that can play up to 720p high definition contents. But, it doesn’t feature Smart TV capabilities.  Unlike other budget televisions, it comes with adequate number of ports and connectivity options.  It supports MHL feature which is often missing in budget televisions. Thus user can watch mobile contents on this television set. Also, with the help of MHL port (HDMI 2) on this TV, mobile phones can be charged. The television set comes with dedicated VGA or PC input. There are 2 HDMI inputs; one combo with MHL. The refresh rate of this television set is 60Hz.

The display of Haier LE19B3320 offers 1366 X 768 pixel resolution in 16:9 aspect ratio. The brightness of the screen is 180 cd/m2. The Edge backlit technology is used to illuminate the display. Edge lit technology helps in significantly decreasing the thickness of a television. Haier LE19B3320 is just 1.51” thick.  It comes with viewing angles ranging from 170 degree vertical to 160 degree horizontal. Even if    you have a small room to place your TV, you need not worry about the viewing angle. However, if you plan to place the television set in a big room then it is better to view it straight. The response time of Haier LE19B3320 is 5ms.  The television comes with 60Hz refresh rate. You can use the television as monitor for gaming and there will be minimal input lag as the source input will matches with the television refresh rate. It comes with inbuilt ATSC/NTSC tuner.

Picture and Sound

To adjust picture setting, available options are Picture Mode, Contrast, Brightness, Color, Tint, Sharpness, color temperature and advanced video. Haier LE19B3320 19” LED TV comes with two 3 watts bottom speakers. To adjust audio setting, bass, Treble, Balance, MTS, Digital output, Surround sound, Audio only and Auto volume options are available. As the speakers of the television are of low capacity, user can connect the television set with home theater or sound bar and get enhanced sound quality.

Parental controls (including V-Chip) are available with Haier LE19B3320 19” LED TV. It also supports USB media playback. User can watch photos and play music directly from their USB flash drive on this television. However, video playback from USB flash drive is not supported.  Only JPEG and MP3 are supported file formats.

Other significant features of this television are Sleep Timer and Closed Captioning.


Beside 2 HDMI ports, Haier LE19B3320 comes with one Component input with L/R audio, which is shared with composite input placed on the back of the television, to connect with Blu-Ray player, satellite receiver or DVD player.  Other inputs and outputs ports like HDMI, USB, VGA, PC AUDIO, HEADPHONE, COAXIAL(audio output), RF input are located on the side of the television.

Haier LE19B3320 is Wall-Mountable (VESA Compatible): 75 x 75


Toshiba 32L1300UC 32″ LED TV

Toshiba 32L1300UC is a budget 32” LED television that supports up to 720p high definition playback. It is not a Smart TV.  Like any other budget televisions, it comes with limited number of ports and connectivity options. It has dedicated gaming mode which is often missing in low end televisions. The television set is devoid of VGA or PC input. However there are 2 HDMI inputs. If you have old style PC or laptop that lacks HDMI out, you can still connect your PC with Toshiba 32L1300UC with the help of VGA to HDMI connector or adapter.

The display of Toshiba 32L1300UC supports up to 1366 X 768 pixel resolution and the static contrast ratio is 3000:1. When it comes to brightness, it supports 300 cd/m2. It comes with decent viewing angle of 178 degree which means user can watch from any corner of the room. The television comes with ClearScan 120Hz frequency which doesn’t mean that the refresh rate of the television 120Hz. It’s like LG’s TruMotion and Samsung’s CMR etc. Toshiba enhances the performance of 60Hz to reduce the blur during fast action scenes’ or while playing games. Toshiba 32L1300UC offers decent picture quality, however, some user may experiences motion blur during gaming. It comes with inbuilt ATSC/QAM tuner.

Picture and Sound

To adjust picture, there are Picture Mode, Backlight, Contrast, Brightness, Color, Tint, Sharpness, and advance picture settings. The Picture menu includes Dynamic, standard, movie, games and PC. PC mode will be available if HDMI is connected. Toshiba 32L1300UC comes with two 7 watt bottom mounted speakers. To adjust sound, user can select bass, Treble or Balance. Furthermore, to enhance sound quality there is Audyssey ABX and EQ. The television also features Stable Sound which checks the extreme variations in volume that can take place when user switches between channels or programs.

Toshiba 32L1300UC LED Television comes with parental controls. The television supports USB media playback. User can watch photos and play music directly from their USB flash drive, on this television. The file format it supports is JPEG and MP3. The USB device must be formatted with FAT 16 or FAT32.

Other significant features of this television are Sleep Timer, Picture Freeze, Photo Frame Closed Captioning , No Signal Auto Off,  Discrete IR Codes and channel browser.


Beside 2 HDMI ports, there is one Component input with L/R audio which is shared with composite input on the rear side of the television, to connect with Blu-Ray player, satellite receiver or DVD player. The antenna input is also located on the rear of the television set.

LG 60LN5600 60″ 1080p 120 Hz LED Smart TV

LG 60LN5600 is a gorgeous 60” Smart Television set that offers many useful apps. Cutting Edge technologies like MHL and NFS connectivity are embedded in this television set.  It offers TruMotion 120Hz refresh rate and the display is capable of streaming full high definition content.  LG 60LN5600 comes with 3 HDMI ports; all placed on side of the television set and the 3rd HDMI is MHL compatible.

Picture and Sound

The display of 60LN5600 supports 1920 X 1080 pixel resolutions in aspect of 16:9, Just Scan, Original, 4:3, Cinema Zoom and Zoom. With the help of LG TruMotion 120Hz and Triple XD engine, the television set will offer clear, fluid,  rich in color and bright picture quality. It comes with dual core processor. The picture mode includes ECO, Vivid, Standard, Cinema, Game, Expert1, Expert2.  The picture wizard helps calibrating the television set effortlessly.   It supports resolution upscale which indicates that it can convert lower resolution content into higher resolution content.

LG 60LN5600 comes with two 1 way speakers. Each speaker produces 10 watt output. The sound mode includes Standard, Music, Cinema, Sport, Game and User. Though the television set comes with virtual surround sound feature still it is always recommended to connect the television set with home heater system or sound bar, to enjoy better sound quality.


Besides HDMI connection, there are a number of other ways to connect the television with PC. There is a dedicated PC input. If your desktop or laptop is Intel Wireless Display capable then you can transmit content wirelessly (adapter needed) to the TV set. With MHL feature user can connect their compatible smart phone with the television and view mobile content on big display. LG 60LN5600 also supports MiraCast NFC or Near-Field Communication, all you need to do is to tap your compatible mobile device against NFC tag to setup an instant wireless connection with the TV. It can transmit up to 1080p video signal and 5.1 channel audio signals from a compatible mobile phone to television set. LG 60LN5600 is Skype ready.  This Smart TV set is Windows 8 certified.

Inputs and output 

LG has been generous in providing number of ports with 60LN5600. It comes with 3 HDMI input, 1 composite and one component with L/R audio, 3 USB media port and Ethernet port. There is one optical digital output as well. User can connect USB storage device to television set to watch videos and photos and play music. Supported file formats are DivX HD, JPEG, JPG, MPO, AC3 (Dolby  Digital), EAC3,HAAC, AAC, MPEG, MP3, PCM, DTS.

LG 60LN5600 Smart TV can be Wall mounted and supports 400mm x 400mm Vesa wall mount.