Samsung LE32C580 review

Freeview HD and four HDMI inputs for a paltry £400

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The LE32C580 is an unashamedly mass-market set and is none the worse for that. While 3D and LED sets grab all the headlines, it is relatively unassuming sets such as this that are flying off the shelves in high street retailers.

The manufacturer has packed in a lot of the sort of spec that will undoubtedly appeal to a mass-market audience, with the Freeview HD tuner in particular guaranteed to win plenty of admirers.

We liked:

The picture is lively and delivers plenty of the sort of visual pyrotechnics that make big, loud movies sing. We also approve wholeheartedly of the 1080p panel and Freeview HD tuner and what amounts to a very reasonable price tag.

We disliked:

The usual LCD flaws of motion wobble and a limited black level response are present and the audio, while relatively powerful, is rather coarse.


The Samsung LE32C580 is a solid, well-equipped set with much to commend it. The performance is good, rather than brilliant, which is exactly what you'd expect for this sort of money and should be more than adequate for the sort of everyday use for which this TV has been conceived.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeLCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Digital TunerDVB-T (MPEG4), DVB-C (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces1
Product Family580
Brand NameSamsung
Screen Size81.3 cm (32")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
Weight with Stand (Approximate)12.10 kg
VESA Mount Standard200 x 200
Standby Power Consumption300 mW
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand557.50 mm
Width with Stand793.70 mm
Depth with Stand239 mm
Number of Common Interface1
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
Height494.3 mm
Width793.7 mm
Depth78 mm
ColourRose Black
Sound SystemDolby Digital Plus, DTS
Product Series580
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesAuto Program, Auto-off, Closed Caption, Picture in Picture, Sleep Timer, Teletext
Product ModelLE-32C580
Product NameLE32C580 32" LCD TV
Manufacturer Part NumberLE32C580J1KXXU
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Samsung's cutting edge LCD technology allows you to bring together all your important moments on one screen. Whether it's an old family film or a classic movie on Freeview HD, the Samsung 580 LCD, with wireless AllShare and 4 HDMI, brings it all to life in perfect colour and clarity.

Package Contents
  • LE32C580 LCD TV
  • Batteries
  • Instruction Book
  • Power Cable
  • Remote Controller
Weight (Approximate)9.40 kg