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Samsung LE32C580 review

Riyad Emeran
20 Sep 2010
Our Rating 
Price when reviewed 
379.95
inc VAT

The Samsung LE32C580 is aggressively priced and looks great, but its picture quality isn’t as good as we'd hoped for.

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Specifications

32in, Freeview HD, analogue, 1,920x1,080 resolution, 3D: no, 4x HDMI

The Samsung LE32C580 is low-cost 32in LCD TV that looks a lot more expensive than it is thanks to its sleek design. In fact the LE32C580 shares a few design cues with its 40in big brother, which is no bad thing. The glossy black bezel and stand, complete with transparent column certainly make this look like a more expensive purchase, and for many that could be reason enough to buy one.

Samsung LE32C580 front

There’s a decent array of connections too, with four HDMI, component, composite, RGB SCART and VGA inputs. You’ll have no problem hooking a computer up to the LE32C580 via VGA or HDMI, with both ports offering native 1,920x1,080 resolution with no overscan.

There are both analogue and Freeview HD tuners built into the LE32C580. There’s also a good looking eight-day EPG complete with preview window. The Freeview HD tuner means that you can watch HD content without having to invest in more kit. Although the level of HD on Freeview is pretty limited at present, hopefully that will change over time.

Samsung LE32C580 rear

The LE32C580 also has an Ethernet port for connecting to your network. This will allow you to stream media from PCs and DLNA compliant devices, but this TV doesn't support Samsung’s internet apps. That’s a shame, because Samsung has the best internet app service of all the TV manufacturers.

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