Gadget of the Day: Humax £500 LCD HDTV

The nice thing about giant LCD TVs is not the crystal clear image, although we love that. It’s not the sleek black designs, although we love tha

The nice thing about giant LCD TVs is not the crystal clear image, although we love that. It’s not the sleek black designs, although we love that too. It’s not even the jaw-on-the-floor reactions of our mates when they clock such TVs – and we really love that.

No, it’s buying a TV with all of the above and still having enough for a taxi home. Seems Humax agrees.

The Korean electronics company is releasing a new 32in LCD TV into the wild, wild streets of Britain. And it’s not even on a leash! OK, TVs don’t need a leash.

The LGB-32DST packs in a lovely 1200:1 contrast ratio and an 8m/s response time on a 1366x768 screen. So that’s a max of 720p and downscaled 1080i on a screen faster than most half-grand tellies.

Its two 7w speakers wont exactly make the Earth move, but its no tin-box either. Add to that two HDMI port, a slew of other connections, like component and RGBs, a digital TV tuner and a swivel stand and you have a solid-spec’d TV indeed.

It’s the kind of telly you buy if you’re gagging for your first taste of the hi-def pie and don’t know where to turn. Or get it for your flatmate and you can enjoy it too.

Essentials

Humax LGB-32DST

Price: £500

On sale: Out Now

Contact: HumaxDigital.com