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Hannspree SV32LMNB LED TV Review

Hannspree has decided to make a comeback in the TV market with a new Edge LED screen backlit using LEDs around the outside of the display.  The new SV32LMNB has a 32” LCD display that uses MVA technology.  In an effort to keep up with the big boys, Hannspree has included a 100 Hz motion interpolation filter for the first time.  Let’s take a closer look at what this entry-level TV has to offer.

Apart from that new 100 Hz mode, Hannspree’s latest offering doesn’t have much more than the bare minimum: three HDMI ports, two SCART sockets and one each of VGA, composite and component video inputs.  The remote control doesn’t change the basic approach, and its only real advantage is that it’s perfectly flat, so you can store it vertically.

There’s a USB port on one side that you can use to attach some external storage, but not for recording or pausing live TV.  It can only play files stored on your external hard drive or USB key, but it doesn’t even do a very good job of that.  Only devices formatted using FAT32 are supported, and it can only play MP4, MOV, MTS and M2TS video files, which is disappointing.

 

Pros

Good contrast ratio: 2054:1

Low energy consumption: 56 W

 

Cons

Colours aren’t accurate: average deltaE of 4.6 in Film mode

Viewing angles too narrow: 0.9/5!

Media player doesn’t support enough video formats

Display not fast enough: 44 ms average

Poor quality remote

 

Conclusion
You can’t expect too much from an entry-level TV like the SV32LMNB, which only managed to provide an acceptable contrast ratio and energy consumption.  It can’t reproduce colours accurately, suffers from a lot of ghosting and has very narrow viewing angles.

 

Read the full review at digitalversus.com.

 

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