The Syntax Olevia LT32HV LCD TV is an extremely high-quality comupter monitor that perfectly doubles as a TV. Or you could turn it the other way around, an extremely high-quality TV that can act as a PC monitor. But whichever way you look at it, the LT32HV LCD TV is one of the most powerful, affordable and visually beautiful LCD screens out in the market right now.
The Olevia LT32HV sports a 32-inch screen with a 1,366 x 768 WXGA pixel resolution. It has a powerful contrast ratio of 1200:1 and an amazing 178 degree viewing angle, both horizontal and vertical. Lastly, it has an 8 ms response time helps play even the most demanding video games and films – and with a brightness rating of 800 cd/m2 – you’ll be able to see it all clearly and brightly.
This unit comes with Dual-NTSC tuners with PIP, Split-Screen, and Multi-Screen display capability, as well as Composite (3), S-video (3), and HD-compatible Component(2) video inputs. There is also a DVI-HDCP input for HD sources and a standard VGA input for PC use.
For audio, there is a fifteen watt-per-channel audio amp with side mounted speakers and a line output for optional subwoofer. A headphone output is included, as well as audio outputs for connection to stereo or surround sound system.
Black and sleek, the TV’s profile is incredibly thin – a mere 4.6 inches – and mountable on an optional VESA-standard mounting kit. Making it fit easily where it is you want to fit it – be it a dorm room or a small home.
As far as the performance is concerned, the LT32HV performed normally well. It’s not as brilliant and excellent as those TV’s in the $2000 price range but it can hold its own – but definitely not better. Tests given to the television is somewhat discouraging as to the abundance of video noise, due in part to nondefeatable edge enhancement. The set also showed disappointing black-level performance. In both dark and light areas, some scenes show distracting video noise and artifacts.
Compared to the component inputs, DVI showed significantly more detail. Naturally, high-definition 720p content looked a lot better than 480p DVDs.
If you are the type of person who would only think about the size and shape of your TV, then the Olevia LT32HV might be right for you. However, if you want a decent LCD picture in the same price range, you can try other high-performance TV sets. Or go shell out extra cash you can get a much better home-theater performance.