If you’ve been looking round for an LCD TV for a while and think you’ve seen this Sharp before, then OK, yes, we admit it: the LC-32GA6E is no spring chicken. It’s been around for a good few months now, in fact. But we make no apologies for including it in our pre-World Cup TV marathon for one simple reason: the longer it’s been out there, the more its price has been slashed.
This means that from an opening price point of £1,200, it can now be yours for just £850, making it the cheapest 32in LCD TV we’ve yet looked at. Before you all rush out to buy one, though, there’s one question that inevitably has to be asked: how cruel has the passage of time been to its performance?
There’s certainly nothing dated about its appearance. Its strikingly metallic ‘Titanium’ finish is as robust as it is stylish, and it’s wrapped around a body that emphasises its slenderness while also managing a tasteful curve or two in all the right places.
When it comes to connections the 32GA6E gets the HD Ready job done without bothering to impress us with anything extra. So you get just single HDMI and component video options for HD, plus a measly couple of SCARTs and a PC input. The only ‘extra’ above and beyond what you’d normally expect to find on any 32in LCD TV these days is an FM tuner input, so that you can use the set as a radio as well as a TV. We’re not exactly sure how many people will actually make use of this feature unless they’re getting a 32GA6E for a second room, since most folk will probably already have a dedicated hi-fi in their main living area. But we guess it’s always better to have more features rather than less, right?