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Finlux 32F8030-T review

It's not the easiest to use, but this 32-inch TV bundles smart TV and Freeview HD with LED backlighting and four HDMIs

The Finlux 32F8030-T's biggest problem is its native 50Hz panel, but if you can live with a modicum of blur and judder, it's another all-round great value performance.

The Wonders of Life on BBC1 HD impresses both with natural colour and detail, although the gorgeous photography is slightly marred by judder during camera pans.

Finlux 32F8030 T review

It's the same story with our Blu-ray test disc Hugo spinning, with detail upped even further, and black levels surprisingly deep. The sweeping opening shot across the platforms and foyer of the station reveal enough shadow detail, though that endemic judder is obvious.

In mixed brightness sequences, peak whites can seem overly saturated and lacking in detail, but that's a minor gripe.

Finlux 32F8030 T review

Overall, the Cinema preset (others include Natural, Game, Sports and Dynamic) is primed for action.

Standard definition channels are handled well, always remaining clean - and the same goes for digital video files - though when we engaged our aging DVDs of The West Wing we did notice some overly rosy faces in the Oval Office.

Finlux 32F8030 T review

However, the most impressive part of the Finlux 32F8030-T picture is the consistent brightness across the whole panel; unlike many cheaper LED-backlit TVs, there's not a trace of LED light leakage when viewed in a blackout.

It may lack ultimate finery, but there are few picture performances as good value as on the Finlux 32F8030-T.

Finlux 32F8030 T review

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Digital TunerDVB-T (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces2
Brand NameFinlux
Screen Size81.3 cm (32")
Aspect Ratio16:9
EthernetYes
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
USBYes
HDMIYes
Backlight TechnologyLED
VESA Mount Standard200 x 100
RMS Output Power16 W
DLNA CertifiedYes
VGAYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand526 mm
Width with Stand783 mm
Depth with Stand203 mm
CI+Yes
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
Network (RJ-45)Yes
Number of USB Ports2
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
Height493 mm
Width783 mm
Depth40 mm
ColourBlack
Brightness450 cd/m²
Sound SystemDolby Digital Plus
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
ManufacturerFinlux
Product Model32F8030-T
Product Name32 Inch Smart LED TV, Full-HD 1080p TV, PVR & Freeview HD (32F8030-T)
Manufacturer Part Number32F8030T
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.finluxdirect.com
Marketing Information

The Finlux 32F8030-T Smart TV will bring a world of HD entertainment, catch-up TV and on-demand services into the comfort of your own living room. Featuring a ultra-slim design, this 32-inch TV will allow you access to great online content from the comfort of your home. This TV also comes with a USB Wi-Fi dongle that'll allow you to connect the set to your home network wirelessly.

Package Contents
  • 32 Inch Smart LED TV, Full-HD 1080p TV, PVR & Freeview HD (32F8030-T)
  • Batteries
  • Remote Control
Response Time8.50 ms
SpeakersYes
Limited Warranty1 Year
Weight (Approximate)10.10 kg