The LE-58GCL’s audio is strictly average. There’s hardly any bass extension to speak of, which leaves action scenes sounding as if they’re dominated by treble. And since the set’s speakers don’t really have any refinement with these trebles, the soundstage readily drops into harshness during even slightly heavy-duty audio sequences.
Voices can become a little overwhelmed during loud scenes too – although, on the upside, there’s no distortion from the speakers or unwanted cabinet vibrations.
Other Things To Consider
If you’re thinking that the LE-58GCL sounds like a potentially promising cut-price big-screen gaming monitor, then I’d politely suggest you think again. For even after turning off all of the limited processing options, Bush’s TV turned in a painfully high input lag measurement of more than 130ms. This means it takes around four times longer to render images than we’d like it to for gaming – and more than six times longer than the fastest-reacting TVs.
Should I Buy A Bush LE-58GCL?
The LE-58GCL isn’t an easy TV to recommend. The lack of any built-in support for 4K UHD streaming and, even more mind-bogglingly, the failure to deliver an HD tuner on a TV with a native 4K resolution both make the LE-58GCL look seriously out of date at any price.
The set’s input lag figure is a disaster for gamers, and while there are a few signs that the LE-58GCL may have some decent picture quality hidden away, I was unable to uncover it using the extremely limited toolset provided by the TV.
It also doesn’t help the LE-58GCL’s case that it arrived for testing only days after the Hisense LTDN50K321UWT – a 50-inch 4K UHD TV costing just £499, which comfortably outperforms Bush’s set for both picture quality and features.
Lacking some pretty important features, and with picture quality that can only be described as a “mixed bag”, the Bush LE-58GCL fails to be a convincing proposition for the £800 asking price.
Score in detail
Image Quality 6
Sound Quality 6