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LG 32LH30 32-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV, Gloss Black (2009 Model)

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  • LCD HDTV features a slim profile contoured edges with swivel stand
  • 1080p Full HD resolution 1920 x 1080p with 3x HDMI v 1.3 digital inputs and PC input
  • Invisible speaker system with Dolby Digital 5.1 & Clear voice for richer more balanced sound & a polished look
  • Super ISFccc caple of professional calibration for picture performance
  • 50,000:1 Dynamic contrast ratio
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameLG
Item Weight24.3 pounds
Product Dimensions3.1 x 31.5 x 20.8 inches
Item model number32LH30
Color NameGloss Black
  
Additional Information
ASINB001V5J7OI
Best Sellers Rank #55,890 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight35 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Shipping Advisory:This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
Date First AvailableApril 18, 2005
  
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: LG
  • Model: 32LH30
  • Display Technology: LCD
  • Display Size: 32 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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Product Description

From the Manufacturer

From the Manufacturer LG LH40 (August 29, 2009)
Think there’s no such thing as an affordable 1080p TV with great features and technology?  You’ll think again when you take a look at the LH30.  It delivers a stunning picture in Full HD 1080p and LG’s innovative Core Technologies deliver an enhanced audio and video experience.  With the LH30, affordability doesn’t mean compromise. It means getting a great HDTV—period. See for yourself.


Innovative Technologies

Double the Detail
Make all your favorite sports, TV shows, movies, and video games more realistic.  Get nearly double the pixel resolution of standard HD with Full HD 1080p Resolution. (Learn more)

Like Night and Day
It’s easy for details to get lost in the shadows.  50,000:1 Contrast Ratio allows for deeper blacks and greater picture detail, especially in darker scenes. (Learn more)

Core Technologies

Find the Perfect Picture
Getting your picture looking great is easier than ever with Picture Wizard.  Enables easy self-calibration with your remote by providing on-screen reference points for key picture quality elements. (Learn more)

Audio Should be Heard, Not Seen
The slim-silhouette Invisible Speaker System delivers a look and audio that are equal parts clean and polished. (Learn more)

Hear Every Whisper
Get audio the way it was meant to be heard.  Clear Voice II enhances and amplifies the frequency range of the human voice to help keep dialogue audible when background noise swells. (Learn more)

Customized Enjoyment
Sports, cinema and video games can all be heard and seen as they were meant to be with AV Mode II. (Learn more)

Other Features

Watch Like A Pro
It's ISFccc Ready for professional calibration.  A more personalized viewing experience awaits, if you're so inclined. (Learn more)

Smart Energy
Conserve money and energy.  With an Energy Star 3.0 rating, you can be green and save green. (Learn more)

Bring Theater to the Couch
Don't feel like making it out to the multiplex? 24P Real Cinema gives you a movie-theater-experience right in your own home. (Learn more)

Connect with Crystal Clear Color
Hook up your HD devices and get the Full HD experience.  3 HDMI V.1.3. Deep Color inputs give you the rich hues and HD picture you want. (Learn more)

Versatile Technology
LCD televisions offer a greater variety of sizes, are generally more energy efficient than Plasma and work wonders for video games and computer graphics. (Learn more)


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Full HD 1080p Resolution
Enjoy enhanced picture quality over standard HDTV with almost double the pixel resolution.  See sharper details like never before.  Just imagine a Blu-ray disc or video game seen on your new LG Full HD 1080p TV.


50,000:1 Contrast Ratio
Great picture needs a great contrast ratio, which is defined as the ratio between the bright whites and dark blacks being displayed.  With the superior 50,000:1 Contrast Ratio, you will experience deeper blacks and greater picture clarity, especially in shadowy scenes.




Picture Wizard
Get easy self-calibration with on-screen reference points for key picture quality elements such as black level, color, tint, sharpness, and backlight levels.  Take the guesswork out of picture adjustments with this simple-to-use feature.  It's not actually magic, but it will sure seem that way.





Invisible Speaker System
You won’t believe what you’re hearing.  Fine-tuned by renowned audio expert Mr. Mark Levinson, LG TVs utilize a unique, hidden speaker system that delivers a clean, polished look with a wider sound field.  Where some sound systems and speakers only project their best audio towards the center of a room, the Invisible Speaker System projects great sound throughout.




Clear Voice II
Automatically enhances and amplifies the sound of the human voice frequency range to help keep dialogue audible when background noise swells.  Can also be personalized with a new 12-step adjustment level—putting you in control.




AV Mode II
Quickly and easily select from one of three AV modes for "Cinema," "Sports," or "Games" to enjoy optimized HDTV picture and audio quality easily set with a convenient button on the remote control.




ISFccc Ready
LG’s ISFccc Ready HDTVs contain the detailed standards necessary for professional calibration of brightness, contrast, tint, sharpness, color levels, and much more to meet local lighting conditions for both day and nighttime viewing.  Settings are added to preset modes for easy access from your LG remote.


Contemporary Design
The perfect hint of transparency is added to the glossy black frame to add elegance to any room in the house




Smart Energy Saving
In addition to adhering to the new Energy Star 3.0 guidelines, LG HDTVs have energy-saving options like the ability to choose settings for different types of programming. Now you can save the world from the comfort of your couch.




24P Real Cinema
Stay in for the theater.  Enjoy a true cinema-like experience in your own home with movies the way they are meant to be seen. LG’s Real Cinema technology precisely displays 24p source frames on your screen, the same as on a movie screen.  If you love movies, you’ll love Real Cinema.


HDMI V.1.3 with Deep Color
Make installation of any enabled device a snap.  Get 10.2Gbps of bandwidth for deeper colors and more to take advantage of the best Full HD experience.  HDMI V.1.3 connectivity lets you prepare yourself for tomorrow’s technology today.


Which Size HDTV is Right for My Room?

HDTV Size chart
With standard-definition TVs, the rule used to be that viewers would feel comfortable watching a set from a distance of 3 to 6 times the screen size in inches. With HDTV, the resolution is so much better that you can sit closer to a larger TV without noticing the pixels.  So with HDTVs, the rule tends to be you can sit anywhere from 1.5 to 3 times the screen size (in inches) for the best experience.  If you know the size of the room you have already, where you want to sit, and where your new HDTV should go once you get it, you can figure out the size HDTV you should get.
  • Minimum size = Viewing distance/3
  • Maximum size=Viewing distance/1.5
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Why LCD?

LCD displays deliver increasingly higher contrast ratios along with bright, crystal-clear images that look great in a variety of lighting conditions.  They're available in sizes that fit any space, at prices that meet any budget.  Many LCD HDTVs also have new features that can significantly reduce power consumption.  So whether you enjoy movies, sports or video games, there's an LCD HDTV just right for you.

There's an LG LCD for everyone

LH85 Series (47-inch 47LH85 or 55-inch 55LH85 )*
If you want an LCD HDTV that goes beautifully almost anywhere in the house, without any wires or clutter, LH85 is for you.  Wireless, uncompressed Full HD 1080p transmission allows you the freedom to place your HDTV almost anywhere.

LH55 Series (37-inch, 42-inch, 47-inch, or 55-inch class sizes*)
Sports lovers, gaming fanatics, and thrill junkies now have their perfect TV.  TruMotion 240Hz virtually eliminates motion blur in fast-paced action for a crystal clear picture.  Bring the action closer to real life and enjoy it like it was meant to be seen.

LH50 Series (42-inch 42LH50 or 47-inch 47LH50)*
Ever imagine that you would be able to access instant entertainment from the Internet that streams directly to your HDTV—without ever using a computer? You can.  LH50's NetCast Entertainment Access** makes tapping into Internet entertainment content easy, fast and enjoyable.

LH40 Series (32-inch 32LH40, 37-inch 37LH40, 42-inch 42LH40, 47-inch 47LH40, or 55-inch 55LH40)*
A television built for almost anyone's interests or needs.  Full HD 1080p, robust features and Energy Star rating make this an all-around great HDTV.

LH30 Series (32-inch 32LH30, 37-inch 37LH30, 42-inch 42LH30, or 47-inch 47LH30)*
Superb 1080p HDTV resolution can be available on almost any budget when you consider the LH30.  Stylish, economical Full HD that offers multiple features and a rich experience.

LH20 Series (42-inch, 37-inch, 32-inch, 26-inch, 22-inch, or 19-inch class sizes*)
A feature-rich HD experience that comes in sizes that fit almost any room in the house and prices that fit almost any budget.  It’s a great way to get into HD.

LU55 Series (19-inch, 22-inch, or 26-inch class sizes*)
Big entertainment can come in small packages.  A stylish, Full HD 1080p choice for smaller spaces like the kitchen or kids' rooms.

*actual diagonal measurement
**Internet connection required and sold separately


Find the Right TV for You


LH85 Series
(55-inch, 47-inch)

LH55 Series
(55-inch, 47-inch, 42-inch, 37-inch)
LH50 Series
(47-inch, 42-inch)
LH40 Series
(55-inch, 47-inch, 42-inch, 37-inch, 32-inch)
LH30 Series
(47-inch, 42-inch, 37-inch, 32-inch)
LU55 Series
(26-inch, 22-inch, 19-inch)
LH20 Series
(42-inch, 37-inch, 32-inch, 26-inch, 22-inch)
NetCast Entertainment Access
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wireless 1080p Connectivity
 
 
 
 
 
 
TruMotion 240HZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
TruMotion 120HZ
 
 
 
 
Intelligent Sensor
 
 
 
Full-HD 1080p Resolution
 
80,000:1 Contrast Ratio
 
 
 
 
 
70,000:1 Contrast Ratio
 
 
 
 
50,000:1 Contrast Ratio
 
 
 
 
 
 
Color-Infused Design
 
 
 
 
 
Picture Wizard
Invisible Speaker System
Clear Voice II
AV Mode II
ISFccc Ready
USB 2.0
 
 
 
Smart Energy Saving
24p Real Cinema
SimpLink
 
 
 


What's in the Box

LG LH30 Television, Remote Control, Owner's Manual

Product Description

32" LCD TV FULL HD 1080p (1920 x 1080p) resolution, 50,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, ATSC/NTSC/Clearn QAM - 1 Tuner, XD Engine, 178 True Wide Viewing Angle, SRS TruSurround XT, Invisible Speakers, Dolby Digital 5.1 Decoder, 3 HDMI, USB 2.0, includes swivel stand

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Great picture, good sound and easy set up.
Suzanne Rackham
I picked this TV up when it was around 50% off here and what an amazing buy!
T. W. Bauer
This TV is easy to use and fits perfectly in my small living room.
Terri Orange

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

395 of 403 people found the following review helpful By Is It Dead Yet on May 6, 2009
LG does'nt get enough praise.

Just bought this TV for the sake of it being an IPS panel and for its apparent adjustability (and also 1080p). Plus this tv is so easy to calibrate; the 'picture wizard' is extremely helpful.

The amount of menu options is jaw-dropping, as is the style of the set. The LH40 model looks neat with the plastic square along the bottom of the panel, but I like the more minimalist look of the LH30, and I do not like the 120hz or the $100 price jump of the LH40.

I made a comparison to my sony 32M4000 (which I have now given to my father) and there are some interesting differences (many are polar opposites):

-The sound is far superior on the LG.

-Black levels are very close, sony's is a bit deeper and maintains black colors better at angles.

-The whiteness of whites is slightly better on the sony, but colors and mid tones definitely have more of a 'punchy' factor on the LG.

-Color is amazing; rich and saturated; best ive seen on any LCD, period.

-Color does not wash out at all from different angles, only very dark colors and black tend to become discolored (blue or red depending on the angle).

-Of course there are far, far fewer picture options on the sony.

-My sony has a ghosting problem with dark colors, not so on the LG; motion blur and lag is also reduced too.

-OTA HD channels look decent enough, not as sharp as the sony, but the better color makes up for it imo.

What was the main factor that made me get this LG?..its S-IPS panel.

Samsung is an excellent maker of lcds, but I steered clear of them this time, as buying a tv from them is like playing the lottery.
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150 of 156 people found the following review helpful By T. Doyle on November 20, 2009
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I purchased this TV from Amazon supplier Tiger Direct based on Amazon reviews in early November 2009. We have a two year old 32" Samsung HD LCD TV that we were moving to another room and the LG TV was purchased to replace to older TV. My wife and I both found the quality of the picture to be inferior to the Samsung. Moreover, the biggest problem with the LG TV was the deterioration in picture quality with viewing angle. The LG also seemed to have a slight problem keeping audio and video in sync on a few programs, somthing we had not noted in our other TVs (we have four flat panel TVs in all - only one is HD) Given the room we planned to place it in required a wide viewing angle, we returned the TV.
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103 of 106 people found the following review helpful By Playingpossum on June 2, 2009
The LG 32LH30 32-Inch 1080p replaced a 720p 32 inch Samsung which I returned because of erratic sound quality. The LG provides a very clear picture for upscaled DVD movies and over the air digital signals. The speakers provide excellent sound for a small living room although the addition of a home theater system would substantially increase movie enjoyment. Standard definition signals also reproduce a stable clear picture. Colors are very good and the set provides sufficient tools to tweak the picture for personal preference. I have not used it for bluray as yet but HD from satellite is very good. The features of this unit described on the Amazon specifications list accurately describe its features and can be relied upon. I am not a hard core cinema/video buff but I cannot imagine that this unit will not satisfy most viewers who want a well priced midsized flat screen high definition TV. My five stars are based upon what I expect in similarly designed and priced units for a smaller room.

05/14/2010 I have just connected the LG 32LH30 to a blueray player as well as a WII with Netflex connectivity. They both work well and the LG's bluray images are as sharp and vivid as those on my 40 inch Sony Bravia. I continue to be pleased with my purchase although I must also report the failure of the remote control (just out of warranty). LG customer support referred me to a third party vendor who sold me a replacement for about $17.00. This was my first failure of a remote since they were first introduced way back when.
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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful By CallMeB on October 2, 2009
First, I am feeling cheated right now, since I paid over [...] for this TV around a few months back. On the other hand, there is a lot of positive things about this TV which I really appreciate.

1. The picture quality is just amazing. It really has a enriched color display and your experience with sports will probably be awesome.

2. The sound quality is not the best I can get, but it is really close to perfection and I would still rate it 5.

3. The body has a rich color and is perfect and is stylish.

4. When viewed from various angles, there is very little depreciation of real output and a few faded spots do appear. On a comparison with other models, this is very minimal. Also, you would be viewing from a good distance, which voids the issue. We also use the swivel when you hook it up for games.

5. I have it connected with DVD players and it is awesome so far. Very satisfied with picture quality.

I kind of wish I have a bigger screen though. I saw this 37" 1080p [...]which is also glossy black at a local store and is just a [...] extra.

It depends on your viewing distance and how far your sofa is from the television. With 1080p and a deep discount, I would call this a deal!!
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