Hands On: Kogan’s 32 Inch LED-Backlit LCD TV

I have a confession to make: I’ve had Kogan’s latest 32-inch LED-backlit LCD screen sitting behind my desk for about two weeks, but just haven’t had a chance to check it out. Today that changed. And while I need a bit longer to completely put it through its paces, I did manage to slide a copy of Ninja Assassin into a Blu-ray player to check out the set in action. And I was duly impressed.

The days of Kogan’s picture quality looking like arse seem to be well and truly behind them, with a vividly bright picture, and (from my 30 minutes watching Ninja Assassin) crystal clear Blu-ray playback.

The set itself looks nice – not as slim as some other LED-backlit LCDs on the market, but a far cry from being chunky. The on-screen menu is clean and pleasant to navigate through, there are three HDMI inputs on the back and the controls are actually touch sensitive buttons on the front, which was a surprisingly nice touch.

I’ll have more of a review next week, but in the short term, I have to say I’m suitably impressed. Especially for a 32-inch LED LCD TV that costs $799