Design and Connections
The Bush 32911FHD3D actually makes a very nice little gaming display. With a lag time of under 30milliseconds, it’s up there with the very best we’ve tested in 2012 with our new measuring device and the inclusion of flicker-free 3D gaming which, incidentally doesn’t increase the latency, makes it even more enticing for gaming pursuits.
- Standby: 0.0W
- Out-of-the-Box – Dynamic Mode: 77W
- Calibrated – Cinema Mode: 51W
- Calibrated – 3D Cinema Mode: 79W
Picture Quality - 2D
We’re certainly not going to make any claims that the Bush 32911FHD3D is anything above average in picture quality terms – motion resolution isn’t great and shadow detailing is poor, by any standards. Had we been able to correct the greyscale (and particularly gamma) errors, more fully, we would have been likely a fair bit more impressed but the colour performance was remarkably good for a budget TV. To add to the believable colour palette and creditable video processing, the Bush provides generous viewing angles and very good screen uniformity, with just a touch of extra light escaping from the corners encroaching when viewing content with black bars, top and bottom. We have to factor in the price when considering a picture quality verdict and we feel the Bush delivers about all that would be expected from a sub £300 TV with the bonus of 3D on top – more on which below.
Picture Quality - 3D
3D images were pleasingly bright, without any crosstalk or flicker but whilst not losing obvious detail or resolution when viewed from around 5 feet; a distance we’d suggest as sensible for enjoying 3D on a display of this size. Passive 3D isn’t for anyone and, ideally you would want to watch it on a far larger display but the Bush 32911 offers a remarkably good entry-level 3D experience, with perhaps 3D gaming as the highlight of that.
- Excellent (if a bit too small) 3D pictures
- 8 Pairs of glasses included
- Good standard definition handling
- Surprisingly accurate colours
- Nicely responsive for gaming
- Good screen uniformity and viewing angles
- Strange looking skintones
- Mediocre contrast
- Poor shadow detailing
- Hulking chassis
- Remote is too large
- No features to speak of
Bush 911 (32911FHD3D) 3D LCD Television Review
The Bush LCD32911FHD3D doesn't really cut much of a dash with its hulking chassis fronted by a thick, gloss black bezel but, then again, it's not really offensive and it does show some consideration for those with designer sensibilities with its chrome-effect lip beneath the manufacturer’s logo. The supplied remote control is huge, unwieldy and very prone to showing up finger marks but the inclusion of 8, rather good, sets of 3D eyewear is fair compensation. The menu systems are very easy to navigate and very responsive but we would have liked to have had a little more control over the picture.
The lack of calibration controls meant we weren't able to completely rid the excess of blue energy nor control the gamma response which gave some strange clay-like skintones. Colour reproduction was surprisingly accurate in the Cinema mode, however, and combined with the creditable standard definition processing - which we assume will be key for the majority of owners - meant the Bush 32911 was capable of delivering quite pleasing pictures. Viewing angles were generous, although black levels and dynamic range were less impressive but it's with the excellent 3D performance that the Bush really makes its mark. Gaming was another highlight of the Bush and the relatively low input latency, in either 2D or 3D modes, means it's certainly one to consider for the thumbjockeys out there.
If 3D is of no concern, which we know it isn't for the vast majority of new TV purchasers, then there are certainly better alternatives to the Bush LCD32911FHD3D for around the same price-point. If, however, you're a 3D gamer on a budget, we can think of few better.
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