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

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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