Logik L32DIGB20 review: Logik L32DIGB20

Typical Price: £250.00

Logik L32DIGB20

(Part #: CNETLogik L32DIGB20)
3 stars

CNET Editors' Rating

1 stars 1 user review

The Good Good audio quality; low price tag; decent range of ports; stylish design.

The Bad Some judder; struggles to produce realistic skin tones; noisy standard- and high-definition pictures.

The Bottom Line The 32-inch, HD Ready Logik L32DIGB20 LCD TV may have a low price tag, but its disappointing picture quality means it's not a great investment for those on a budget.

6.5 Overall

Logik is the own brand of DSGi, the company behind Currys, Dixons and PC World. The 32-inch, HD Ready L32DIGB20 LCD TV is aimed at people on a budget. It's available for just £250 from the Currys website.

No munter

For a budget TV, the L32DIGB20 doesn't look all that bad. It's finished in a traditional glossy black and has a good-looking power indicator that lights up with a soft blue glow when the set is on. As with many cheaper models, however, the stand, which can be rotated to the left or right, feels quite plasticky.

The TV isn't found wanting when it comes to connectivity, though. It's got three HDMI ports, along with two Scart sockets and a set of component inputs, as well as S-Video and composite connections. There's also a USB port for digital-media playback. This USB port is something of a disappointment, though. It supports MP3 music files and JPEG pictures, but only the MPEG-2 video format, so you can't use it to view DivX or MKV files.

The TV comes with a long, thin remote that's comfortable to hold. While the soft rubber buttons initially feel rather spongy, they're actually quite responsive. The layout is generally good too, although we think placing the electronic-programme-guide button at the bottom of the remote was a mistake -- it would have been more conveniently located next to the central direction pad.

The menu system is quite basic but it's better presented than most and gives you control over a range of picture settings, including the backlight level, colour temperature, contrast, brightness and colour saturation.

The EPG looks pleasing enough, but it's very sluggish.

Given the set's low price, it's no surprise to find that it only has a standard-definition Freeview tuner, rather than a Freeview HD one. The EPG is a real mixed bag, too. It looks rather good and has a pleasing layout, but it's agonisingly slow to navigate and seems to randomly drop bits of programming data, only for them to reappear the next time you enter the guide.

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