Launched in the year 2022, the 32LQ630B6LA is a 32" HD TV from LG. It features a True 8-bit IPS panel. It can display a max resolution of 1366 x 768 @ 60 Hz with a pixel density of 50 ppi.
After screen size and resolution, the next most important spec to look for in a display is its Color Reproduction, which is defined by its color gamut specification.
LG did not provide a color gamut specification for this TV. But don't worry, we have other means to guess that.
This unit comes with an IPS panel and these panels are known to produce great colors by default. So we can assume that the sRGB coverage (equivalent) on this TV to be 70% or above. For content consumption and gaming purposes, you will not need any better color accuracy than this anyway. So its good enough.
What is Color gamut ?
Color gamut spec of a TV indicates the range of colors that it can produce.
Put Simply, this specification indicates the ability of a display to produce accurate colors. A TV with low color gamut coverage will miss out on some colors (such as deep red), the result would be a "washed out" picture quality.
Different manufacturers use different units to specify color gamut. Viz — sRGB (most popular), NTSC 1953, DCI P3 etc.
But you don't need to worry about that, here is a chart that you can use to choose a TV with good color accuracy.
Other than color accuracy, the static contrast of a TV also impacts its picture quality.
Understanding the static contrast specification
The static contrast ratio of a TV corresponds to its Black levels. A TV with low static contrast ratio (less than 1000:1) will not produce deep blacks. Also, such TVs are likely to suffer from backlight bleeds such as this:The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
Clearly this will rob your viewing experience considerably, especially in a dark room.
Static contrast ratio and resolution go hand in hand when it comes to details. To put it into perspective, a TV with low contrast ratio will produce less shades of colors, so lesser detail overall.
If given a choice, always prefer a FHD TV with high contrast ratio over a 4K TV with low contrast ratio.
There is no mention of this spec in the TV's official specsheet. So we have to make an assumption again based on the TV's other specifications. FYI — IPS panels come with a static contrast ratio between 700:1 - 1500:1. Now, for a TV launched in 2022, we can assume the ratio to be >= 1200:1.
HDR10, HDR10 Pro (2K) and HLG (2K) are also supported on this TV.
Coming to brightness, it can go as bright as 250 nits, which is powered by Direct LED backlight.
Now if you are going to use a TV other than using it as a TV — say as a PC monitor or for gaming purposes, you should get a TV that features the lowest input lag. For gaming however, both input lag and response time impacts the performance.
Unfortunately, we cannot find the input lag specification for this unit. Now, IPS panels in general are infamous for high input lags and response times. So, the input lag on this TV could be 20ms or above. Though, Non-FPS and casual games should be playable.
Understanding Input lag and response time
This lag is the amount of time at which your inputs changes the content of the screen. Though, this won't matter much if you aren't into competitive/FPS games like call of duty.
For best of both worlds, get a TV that features an input lag and response time of less than 20ms.
Ergonomics and Dimensions
Speaking of ergonomics — If you plan to wall mount the TV, you can make use of the VESA mount provided with this TV, which by the way has an interface size of 200 x 200 mm. There is no Swivel, Tilt or Pivot feature support on this TV.
Vertically, the TV measures 32 inches and horizontally 28.98 inches.
In terms of thickness, it is just 3.26 inches thick.
It weighs around 4.65 KGs, another 0 kgs if you include stand. So plan your space accordingly.
Hardware and Audio
The TV comes with a 4-Core CPU. There is no information on the available RAM on the TV's specsheet.
The Operating System on this TV is webOS 22.
For display connectivity, there is two HDMI 1.4 ports on this TV.
To connect USB devices, it includes one USB 2.0 port. Other connectivity ports include — 1x S-Video (F-type female), 1x Antenna (RF) (female), 1x CI+ 1.4 and 1x Ethernet RJ45.
Wireless connectivity options on this TV include a 5Ghz Wi-Fi, 2.5 Ghz Wi-Fi, Wifi-Direct and Bluetooth 5.0.
Coming to audio, it is packaged with 2 x 5W speakers.
In terms of power consumption, on average, this TV consumes 26 Watts. On standby, it takes 0.5 Watts.
For powering this unit, you will need an 220 V - 240 V/50 Hz - 60 Hz outlet.