Sylvania LC321SSX LCD HDTV Review
The Sylvania LC321SSX is an inexpensive TV, so you should expect some compromises.
The Sylvania LC321SSX is not particularly attractive, but it goes beyond a simple rectangle with squared-off corners.
The front of the Sylvania LC321SSX is certainly not an out-and-out beauty, but there were clearly some attempts toward design. The bezel is shiny, and the upturned lip at the bottom of the screen is a nice touch. Unfortunately, the onboard controls are tucked under the lip, invisible, making them hard to access.
The back of the Sylvania LC321SSX houses the bulk of the ports, which are clearly labeled and fairly easy to access. Unfortunately, the base does not swivel, so you'll need to rotate the whole TV or crane your head around to reach them.
For information about the ports on the back of the Sylvania LC321SSX see our Connectivity section.
From this angle, you can see the Sylvania LC321SSX is not very thin. And though there was plenty of room on the sides for onboard controls, they are instead hidden under a ledge on the front. On the other side, there's a small selection of ports.
For information about the ports on the sides of the Sylvania LC321SSX see our Connectivity section.
The stand does not pivot or swivel, which is always annoying. It creates difficulty accessing the rear ports and it makes the TV less useful in a wide room. But however cheap the base appears, it seems more than capable of securing this small television.
The onboard controls are awkwardly placed under a lip on the front of the TV. The buttons labels face up towards the user, but you have to reach your hand blindly underneath and hope you're touching the matching button.
The remote control for the Sylvania LC321SSX is fairly ugly, but it works just fine. For some reason, Sylvania choose a glossy black finish for the remote's surface. Anyone who's ever owned a glossy black anything knows it's a fingerprint magnet, so you can just imagine what this remote looks like after a week of use. It's disgusting to be reminded of one's own oil excretions on such a routine basis.
In the Box
The Sylvania LC321SSX ships with a remote control, batteries, an instruction manual, a plastic stand, and the matching screw set. This is pretty much what you could expect from any TV, and nothing more.
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