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LG 32LN530B

32" 720p LED-LCD HDTV

9 Reviews

Item # 68932L530B

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Because 32" TVs are a popular choice for smaller spaces like bedrooms, offices, and kitchens, people may end up watching from a shorter distance than with larger screens. Well, you can sit as close as you want to LG's 32LN530B — its picture remains beautifully crisp and clear under any conditions. Its LED backlight provides exceptional picture brightness and contrast while using a very small amount of electricity.

LG 32LN530B

Enjoy a vivid picture day-in and day-out

Because 32" TVs are a popular choice for smaller spaces like bedrooms, offices, and kitchens, people may end up watching from a shorter distance than with larger screens. Well, you can sit as close as you want to LG's 32LN530B — its picture remains beautifully crisp and clear under any conditions. Its LED backlight provides exceptional picture brightness and contrast while using a very small amount of electricity.

A screen calibration wizard helps you get the best picture

Too many people carefully choose their new HDTV then settle for a sub-par picture because the TV's settings for contrast, color, etc. can be hard to find or tricky to use. LG's Picture Wizard II cuts through that confusion with easy-to-use adjustments and a quick self-calibration feature.

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  • 31.5" screen (measured diagonally)
  • glossy screen, black bezel and cabinet
  • tuner receives over-the-air HDTV broadcasts (antenna required)
  • QAM cable TV tuner (subscription required to receive cable channels — contact your local service provider for details)
  • direct-lit LED backlight for high picture contrast
  • 60Hz refresh rate
  • Picture Wizard II easy screen calibration
  • built-in stereo speakers (10 watts x 2)
  • remote control
  • SIMPLINK™ simplifies control of compatible LG components via the HDMI connection (HDMI-CEC)
  • meets ENERGY STAR® requirements
Connections and Dimensions:
  • 3 A/V inputs, including:
    • 2 HDMI
    • 1 component video (selectable component/composite)
  • RF input for antenna/cable signals
  • optical digital audio output (may only pass 2-channel audio from HDMI-connected sources)
  • USB input for connecting a camera or thumb drive
  • detachable stand (stand "footprint" is 16-1/4"W x 8-1/8"D)
  • wall-mountable (bracket not included)
  • 29"W x 17-5/8"H x 3-1/2"D (19-9/16"H x 8-1/8"D on stand)
  • weight: 15.4 lbs. with stand; 14.1 lbs. without stand
  • warranty: 1 year parts & labor — carry-in service
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 32" LED-LCD TV
  • Stand base
  • Stand body
  • 5' AC power cord
  • Remote control (AKB73715623)
  • Two "AAA" batteries
  • Four M4 x 14mm machine screws (w/ star-washers)
  • Three M5 x 25mm screws
  • 0.75" Mounting screw
  • Cable holder
  • CD-ROM Owner's Manual
  • Owner's Manual booklet
  • Limited Warranty Information
  • Product Registration Card

Great picture, a second HDMI input would be nice. Controls easy to use, setup a breeze-all in all a good value.

RobertL, Sebring, Fl

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LG 32LN530B Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(9 Reviews)

Great TV for the Price

Randy from Williamsburg, VA on 12/28/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This TV was purchased for an elderly family member that has a small room for viewing. The basic features met all her needs. Plus the installation was very simple. The prior TV was on a digital box and so without the benefit of a HD box initially, we connected to the old box. Picture and sound were both very good for digital quality.. But I am sure it will improve even more, once we get the cable company to deliver the HD box. Once again, Crutchfield customer service delivered this LG TV within two days and were very easy to do business in selecting this product. This is a quality TV and would recommend it for those who want a smaller screen at a very good price.

Pros: Picture quality and sound.

Cons: None.

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RobertL from Sebring, Fl on 11/22/2013

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Great picture, a second HDMI input would be nice. Controls easy to use, setup a breeze-all in all a good value.

Pros: Great pic, easy setup good controls

Cons: Could use a second HDMI input.

LG 32LN530B

RitchW from Manchester, MO on 8/30/2013

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I bought this tv for the master bedroom and it is perfect. Great picture, sound, easy set up and you can't beat Crutchfield's service. Very pleased with this purchase.

Pros: Great picture, sound and lightweight. Very easy setup using the picture wizard.

Cons: None

LG 32LN530B

Kevin Le from Dothan AL on 8/27/2013

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Love at first sight .

Pros: Easy control ,color pretty good .


So far so good.

ss from garland, tx on 8/24/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I've had the tv for a couple of weeks now and it works fine. I was worried that it was only 60Hz refresh rate because I watch a lot of sports but no problems. \\ One annoying thing with ALL HD TVs these days is that it takes so long to get the color, tint, etc. the way you want it. Also, it's different depending on the channel you watch. That's one upside to the old tube tvs. The color and sound were consistent on all the channels.

Pros: Good picture, inexpensive, fast delivery

Cons: Could use another HDMI slot and it'd be nice if the tv could play mpegs, etc. It only plays pictures from a usb device.


AOP from PR on 8/2/2013

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tremendous picture, great sound, arrived in 2 days

Pros: good picture, good sound, good price

Cons: none

Could of done better

Clint from Chico, TX on 7/29/2013

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Great picture i can't say anything bad about that, but for what it cost it should of had more ports, and for the audiophiles out there, this is not the TV for you it will not allow you to hook up to a system at all. So you have to deal with the built-in audio, which i say isn't bad, but really who makes a TV in this day and age and won't allow it to hook up to a system?

Pros: Great picture, amazing to game on.

Cons: too few ports and no AUX. port for sound.

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PSR from W.V. on 7/26/2013

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Clear picture,good sound,lightweight,and arrived in less than 24 hours.

Pros: clear picture and fast delivery.

Cons: none

LG 32 in

Anonymous from Cape Coral,FL on 6/21/2013

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Great picture and sound quality. TV arrived in record time. Great price as well, no complaints so far.

Pros: Build quality , price

Cons: None


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Video Features
Audio Features
USB Connectivity
Convenience Features
Remote Control
Mounting Options

Video Features

Direct-Lit LED Technology:  Direct-Lit LED backlight technology bridges the gap between lower-cost CCFL (fluorescent) LCD TVs and newer edge-lit LED-LCD TVs. LG's Direct-Lit LED-LCD televisions feature LEDs positioned all the way across the LCD panel's back plane (instead of along the side). Unlike "Full-Array" backlight LED-LCD televisions that also feature LEDs positioned along the LCD panel's back plane, the Direct-Lit LED technology uses fewer LEDs and do not offer local dimming. Since there are fewer LEDs, the LCD panel's back plane must be moved farther away from the screen to provide adequate light coverage across the LCD panel, making the TV much deeper than an edge-lit LED-LCD television. Direct-Lit LED backlight technology offers a better picture and is more energy efficient than previous CCFL (fluorescent) LCD televisions, though it requires a much larger cabinet design than newer edge-lit LED-LCD TVs.

Triple XD Engine w/ 720P Resolution: The LED-LCD TV utilizes LG's exclusive Triple XD Engine video processing system for crisp images and rich, vibrant colors. The LG LED-LCD TV has a display resolution of 1024 x 768 (720p).

Video Inputs: The LG LED-LCD HDTV features HDMI, Component, and Composite video inputs. All of the television's video inputs are displayed at 720p.

  • Dual HDMI Inputs: The two HDMI inputs will accept 1080p (60/24Hz), 1080i, 720p, and 480p video signals. The HDMI inputs not only allow you to connect your Blu-ray/DVD player or Satellite/Cable receiver to the TV, but also a laptop or computer.
  • Component/Composite Video: The one Component Video input will accept 1080p (60Hz), 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals. The component video input can also be used as a composite video input (480i only).

MHL Compatible: The HDMI 2 input is MHL compatible and designed for the connection of select mobile phones and other portable electronic devices. Simply plug your MHL compatible smartphone into the TV's HDMI 2 port using the HDMI cable that is included with your mobile phone. MHL allows you to display full 1080p video and still images on the LG TV from your mobile smartphone. The TV's IR remote can be used to control basic playback functions (such as Play/Pause, Stop Fast Forward/Rewind, and Menu navigation). Your MHL compliant device will also charge while connected to the TV's HDMI 2 port. To find MHL-certified devices, go to

HDTV Tuner: The TV has built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) and Digital Cable (QAM) tuners, so you don't need a separate set-top box to receive and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV or unencrypted Digital Cable signals.

Picture Size (Aspect Ratio): You can select a different aspect ratio depending on input source (analog broadcasting, digital broadcasting, video input).

  • 16:9: Adjust the picture horizontally, in a linear proportion to fill the entire screen.
  • Just Scan: Normally the edges of video signals are cropped 1-2%. Just Scan turns off this cropping and shows the complete video.
  • Set by Program: Depending on the input signal, screen aspect ratio changes to 4:3 or 16:9.
  • 4:3: Choose 4:3 when you want to view a picture with an original 4:3 aspect ratio.
  • Zoom: Choose Zoom when you want to view the picture without any alteration. However, the top and bottom portions of the picture will be cropped.
  • Cinema Zoom: Choose Cinema Zoom when you want to enlarge the picture in correct proportion. This enlarges an image with cinemascope aspect ratio (2.35:1) without distortion.

Picture Wizard II (Picture Control): This feature lets you adjust the picture quality of the original image. The LG TV's Picture Wizard II (Easy Picture Calibration) offers self-calibration with on-screen reference points for key picture quality elements such as black level, color, tint, sharpness and backlight levels. This feature takes the guesswork out of picture adjustments.

Picture Modes: The LG LED-LCD TV provides preset, user, and expert adjustment of the television's picture settings.

  • Presets: Easy to use factory presets for picture mode settings include:
    • Standard:  provides optimum viewing for general use
    • Vivid: maximizes the effect of the video by strengthening the contrast, brightness, color, and sharpness
    • Cinema: optimizes video for watching videos
    • Game: provides fast response speed for fast gaming system
    • Eco: this Energy Saver mode changes the TV's picture settings to reduce power consumption
  • User Adjustment: This mode allows you to adjust the video quality settings manually.
    • Backlight: adjusts the brightness of the backlight behind the LED-LCD screen; adjusting the back-light is recommended when setting the brightness of the TV; when decreasing the backlight, the brightness of the black becomes darker without any loss in video signal and the power consumption is reduced
    • Contrast: increase or decrease the gradient of the video signal; you may use Contrast when the bright part of the picture is saturated
    • Brightness: adjusts the base level of the signal in the picture; you may use Brightness when the dark part of the picture is saturated.
    • Sharpness: adjusts the level of crispness in the edges between the light and dark areas of the picture; the lower the level, the softer the image
    • Color: adjusts intensity of all colors
    • Tint: adjusts the balance between red and green levels
    • Color Temp: set to warm to enhance hotter colors such as red, or set to cool to enhance cooler colors such as blue
  • Expert Mode: The LG LED-LCD TV is ISFccc Ready and contains the detailed standards necessary for professional calibration of brightness, contrast, tint, sharpness, color levels and much more to meet local lighting conditions for both day and nighttime viewing. Settings are added to preset Expert 1/2 modes for easy access from your LG remote.

Advanced Picture Control: Advanced Picture Control allows you to adjust some of the advanced video features of the LG LED-LCD TV.

  • Dynamic Contrast: Adjusts the contrast to keep it at the best level according to the brightness of the screen. The picture is improved by making bright parts brighter and dark parts darker.
  • Dynamic Color: Adjusts screen colors so that they look livelier, richer and clearer. This feature enhances hue, saturation and luminance so that red, blue and green white look more vivid.
  • Skin/Sky/Grass Color: Fine tune Skin, Sky, and Grass color independently.
  • Gamma: You can adjust the brightness of dark areas and middle gray level areas of the picture.
  • Color Gamut: Maximizes the utilization of colors to increase color quality.
  • Edge Enhancer: Shows clearer and distinctive, yet natural edges of the video.
  • Color Filter: This function filters specific colors in the video. You can use the RGB filter to set color saturation and hue accurately.
  • Color Management System: A tool that allows you to make adjustments by using test patterns; this does not affect other colors, but can be used to selectively adjust the 6 color areas (Red/Green/Blue/Cyan/Mgt/Yellow).

Picture Options: Additional picture options are available to enhance your viewing experience.

  • Real Cinema: Makes video clips recorded in a film look more natural by eliminating judder effect.
  • Black Level: Sets the black level of the screen to the proper level.
  • Noise Reduction: Reduces screen noise without compromising video quality.
  • MPEG Noise Reduction: Removes noise caused by compressing video.
  • Motion Eye Care: Saves power consumption by adjusting the brightness corresponding to movement in the video. 

Audio Features

Sound Optimizer: This function optimizes the sound based on the environment in which the TV is installed (Normal, Wall-Mount, Stand).

Sound Modes: Sound Mode lets you enjoy the best sound without any special adjustment using factory presets. Standard, Music, Cinema, Sport, and Game are preset for optimum sound quality.

Virtual Surround: Virtual Surround delivers a simulated surround sound effect with just the TVs two speakers.

Tone Control: You can adjust the TV's Bass & Treble, along with Left/Right Balance.

Clear Voice II: Clear Voice II enhances and amplifies the frequency range of the human voice to help keep dialogue audible when background noise swells.

AV Sync: If the video and sound of the television are not synced, you can adjust the delay of the audio output to match the video.

Auto Volume: Auto Volume makes sure that the volume level remains consistent whether you are watching a commercial or a regular TV program. Because each broadcasting station has its own signal conditions, volume adjustment may be needed every time the channel is changed. This feature allows users to enjoy stable volume levels by making automatic adjustments for each program.

Digital Audio Output: The optical digital output terminal will output Dolby Digital (when available) or 2 channel PCM. The digital optical output terminal only sends an audio signal in Dolby Digital when receiving Dolby Digital surround sound from a digital broadcast channel through the TV tuner or Dolby Digital content loaded onto USB. The optical digital audio output will only output in 2ch stereo from sources connected to the television via HDMI or RCA.

USB Connectivity

USB Port: The television features one USB (type-A port) for playback of JPEG still images and MP3 music files stored on a connected USB mass storage class (MSC) device formatted in FAT 32 or NTFS. The recommend capacity is 1TB or less for a USB external hard disc and 32GB or less for a USB memory. The TV will also charge USB devices that can be charged via USB (max. 5V/0.5A). The LED-LCD TV is compatible with the following video, still-image, and audio formats via USB.

File Type File Description
JPEG Still Images Baseline: 64 x 64 to 15360 x 8640
Progressive: 64 x 64 to 1024 x 768
MP3 Music Audio Bit Rates: 32 to 320 kbps
Sampling Frequencies: 8, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 32, 44.1, or 48 kHz

Slideshow w/ Background Music: The LG television lets you watch a slideshow of your photos (JPEG) while listening to background music (MP3) from an inserted USB device.

Convenience Features

AV Modes: AV Mode is three preset picture and audio settings. It allows the viewer to quickly switch between common audio/video settings. It includes Cinema, Game, Off (standard) Modes. With AV Mode, you can easily select from one of these three picture modes to enjoy an optimized picture and sound experience.

Favorite Channels: Favorite Channels are a convenient feature that lets you quickly select channels of your choice without waiting for the TV to search through all the in-between channels. You can check which channels are stored in the memory by displaying the favorite channel list.

Input Label List: The LG TV will only display inputs which are connected to the television. You can select from preset names (Blu-ray, DVD, Set-top Box, Satellite, Cable Box, Game, PC, or DVI) to label each connected input. 

Analog and Digital Caption Modes: Analog and Digital Captions are provided to help the hearing impaired watch TV. Select a caption mode for displaying captioning information if provided on a program. Analog caption displays information at any position on the screen and is usually the program's dialog. Caption/Text, if provided by the broadcaster, would be available for both digital and analog channels on the Antenna/Cable. This TV is programmed to memorize the caption/text mode which was last set when you turned the power off.

Parental Control: Parental Control can be used to block specific channels, ratings, and other viewing sources (external input block). The Parental Control Function is used to block program viewing based on the ratings sent by the broadcasting station. The default setting is to allow all programs to be viewed. Viewing can be blocked by choosing the type of the program and the categories. It is also possible block a specific channel. The Parental Control function is protected by a 4-digit user password.

ENERGY STAR Certified w/ Energy Saving Feature: Earning the ENERGY STAR means a product meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. For TVs, it means they save energy both in Standby and On modes. ENERGY STAR qualified TVs use about 30% less energy than standard units. The Energy Saving feature helps to save electric power by adjusting the screen brightness.

  • Minimum/Medium/Maximum: Applies the pre-set Energy Saving mode.
  • Screen Off: Screen is turned off and only sound is heard.
  • Off: Turns off the Energy Saving feature.

Timers: The LED-LCD TV employs On, Off, and Sleep Timer functions.

  • Auto On/Off: You can program the television to turn On and turn Off at a certain time. You can set the On and Off timer to Daily, Mon-Fri, Mon-Sat, Sat-Sun, or Once. You can also set the input, channel, and volume level for the On Timer. If you do not press any button within 2 hours after the TV turns on with the On Timer, the TV will automatically revert back to standby mode.
  • Sleep Timer: The Sleep Timer turns the TV off at the preset time (10, 20, 30, 60, 90, 120, 180, or 240 minutes).

On-Screen User Guide: The TV offers a built-in, on-screen User Guide to help you learn how to use your new TV.

Picture/Sound Test: This function is a customer support function that can execute picture and sound tests.

Remote Control

IR Remote Control: The supplied IR remote control is designed to only operate the LG LED-LCD television and SIMPLINK connected components.

SIMPLINK: SIMPLINK allows you to control and play other LG AV devices connected with HDMI cable without additional cables and settings, from the television's remote control. SIMPLINK provides the following remote functions.

  • Direct Play: After connecting AV devices to the TV, you can directly control the devices and play media without additional settings.
  • Select Multimedia Device: Enables you to select one of the multimedia device connected to the TV.
  • Disc Playback: Control playback of connected Blu-ray and DVD players.
  • Power Off All Devices: When you power off the TV, all connected devices are turned off.
  • Sync Power On: When the equipment with SIMPLINK function connected HDMI terminal starts to play, The TV will automatically turn on.
  • Speaker: Selects either connected home theater or TV speaker.

Note: To operate SIMPLINK, an HDMI cable over Version 1.3 with CEC function should be used. This TV may work with devices with HDMI-CEC support, but only devices with the "SIMPLINK" logo are fully supported

Mounting Options

Pedestal Stand: The TV is shipped with a pedestal stand unattached; assembly is required using the supplied hardware. The television weighs 15.4 lbs with the stand.

Wall Mounting: The TV has four threaded inserts on the back for use with an optional wall-mount bracket. The spacing of the mounting holes is 200mm (h) x 100mm (v). The threaded inserts require 4mm machine screws (not supplied). The television weighs 14.1 lbs without the stand.

Note: When mounting the TV on the stand or a wall (with optional bracket) leave 4" of clearance on each side of the television and 4" above/below the television for adequate ventilation.

Detachable AC Power Cord: The television comes with a detachable 5' AC power cord.  The power cord is fitted with a right-angle AC plug that sits 0.8125" from the wall.

Kensington Lock: When mounting the monitor in a public place, you can secure it with an optional anti-theft device called a Kensington Lock (sold separately). This TV has a slot on the rear panel to accommodate a Kensington Lock device.

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