Element ELDFT321 Review – 32-inch LCD HDTVOriginally Reviewed on March 17th, 2011
Element ELDFT321 Review: 32” LCD HDTV
Up for Review: Element ELDFT321 LCD TV. Element has brought out a complete range of HDTVs starting from the very basic sets to the models which have many delightful features to flaunt. This particular model may be only 32 inches in size but gives you a full-HD experience with 120 Hz refresh rate. But in providing these interesting features, the manufacturer has also kept a leash on its price, with this set being priced at a modest $339.00 MSRP. The external looks of the set are also quite impressive and Element has designed the TVs on the same lines as other leading companies in the market. The 32-inch screen is outlined by a thin black bezel with an oval stand. The controls are located at the sides and the back.
The 1080p resolution of the TV brings the picture alive with the images being very crisp and sharp. It is useful both while watching high resolution movies and also while playing games. The television programs are mostly telecast in 720p and hence you won’t find any difference here but the content from other high definition devices certainly looks much better in 1080p. The contrast ratio is not very high at 3000:1. This implies that the black levels are not very good. You won’t get to see really dark blacks or the purest of whites in the shades on TV.
Element ELDFT321 Features and Specifications Review:
- TV Type (Display technology): LCD
- Vertical Resolution (Digital Compatibility): 1080p
- Screen Size: 32″
- Contrast Ratio: 3000:1
- Brightness (cd/m2): 480
- Response Time (ms): 8
- Refresh rate: 120 Hz
- Viewing Angle (Vertical x Horizontal ) Degrees: 176 x 176
- HDMI Inputs: 3
- PC Inputs: 1
- Comb Filter: 3D
- Progressive Scan
- Digital Noise Reduction
- ATSC Built-In Tuner
- Speaker Quantity: 2
- Stereo Sound
- Simulated Surround Sound
The most eye-catching feature of this TV is its 120 Hz refresh rate. This is very useful for viewing movies which are filmed at 24fps. Since this 120 Hz refresh rate syncs well with the frame rate at which the movies are filmed, it means that you can get the maximum advantage in terms of quality of viewing. This feature thus helps you to connect high definition devices like the Blu-ray player and gaming console to the TV and watch movies with optimum quality. The response time of 8 ms is fairly good but can still be much better to improve the images when watching action packed content like movies, and sports and also while playing games.
There are a lot of features to provide you with good images. Along with 1080p resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate, there are also a 3D comb filter, progressive scan feature and digital noise reduction. All of them contribute to making the entertainment experience really enjoyable. The connectivity is also good with 3 HDMI. You can connect a number of gadgets like Blu-ray players, camcorders, gaming consoles and even a set top box to watch movies, videos and play games and watch satellite television. Since this is only a 32-inch TV, you will not like to keep it in the living room. But your kids are bound to love it in their room.
HDTVUniverse.com gives Element ELDFT321 3/5 stars!