For those clients who want an 32 inch Smart TV, we present now the LG 32LF580. We were charmed by this model due to the excellent price / quality ratio.
Design and connections
The look is somewhat typical for a LG TV. Their chosen color for the frame, is a very dark gray shade towards black. To place it on a TV stand (furniture), the device is provided with two L-shaped brackets, that provide it decent stability. It isn’t a very thin model, but viewed from the front, the frame is narrow enough not to obstruct the viewing experience.
On available connections we have nothing to reproach this model. There are no less than 3 USB ports for connecting storage devices. Also, this LG has 3 HDMI ports and a Scart component, plus an optical audio output. To decode TV signal there is also available a CI + slot.
While this one is an entry model, in addition to typical wired Internet connection, LG 32LF580 has also built-in Wi Fi. Top notch connections from our point of view!
To our best effort, we watched various materials on this device, to get an objective opinion on this LG 32LF580 Smart TV, in terms of picture quality. Speaking of its diagonal of 81 cm, this model is perfect for a viewing distance of some 2 to 2.5 meters maximum.
Colors are vivid and natural, and I think this model is best to be set on the warm tones, for a natural display of colors. Only blue shades prove to be slightly problematic, sometimes those seem not quite natural, comparing to the rest of the palette.
The contrast is quite ok although sometimes it seems forced, therefore this one should be set up to somewhere from 75-80%, from settings. Speaking of TV lighting, I noticed no bleeding in this model and generally it played pretty intense shades of black.
Screen brightness is average but it proves sufficient even for brighter rooms, I do not think this aspect will pose any problems.
If we refer to this model price, our rating for the image is note 9 out of 10. LG 32LF580 manages to deliver quality even if it is not exactly a top notch model.
If it came to its Smart TV qualities, there should be noted that this model does not come with the operating system Web OS, but with the old interface which we found in LG 2014 models. The number of available apps is somewhat reduced, but still we can find on it the most important titles (Youtube, Facebook, etc.).
Loading apps is somewhat slow if we compare with let’s say: Tizen or Web OS, reminding us of the first generations of Smart TVs. On the other hand, the integrated browser is quite fast, at least in our tests, it loaded pages we’ve selected in very good times.
Playing YouTube videos is excellent but we must have an Internet connection, and a router if we use Wi-Fi.
You can attach a keyboard and mouse to this model, or maybe purchase the pointer type remote: Magic Remote from LG compatible with this TV model.
As a Smart TV, LG 32LF580 receives a rating of 6 out of 10, comparing it with what you can find now on other models.
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The overall impression is a good one. LG 32LF580 does not have the necessary features to become a reference model, but within its price class, this one offers almost everything you need.
Connectivity, Internet, pretty good picture and a budget price are absolute advantages that can’t be neglected for this Smart TV.