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We aren't brand loyal but have had good experience of LG Televisions over the last few years. When we first bought our large Plasma Television 7 years ago it was an LG - sadly it broke (what was I saying about good experience??). It was since fixed and the fault was just some simple thing with the motherboard. We gave it to the inlaws as it was HD Compatible and we did fancy a HD ready TV, but they are still using it and it hasn't gave them a bit bother. The new TV we bought was an LG and the smaller TV that we have in our office (room where our PC and desk is along with a couch and tv) is this Television.
This Television is a 19". I wouldn't say it looks huge or that but since the plastic surround is quite small then I guess it looks bigger than when you have a huge wide surround around a Television screen. The speakers are at the side of the Television but they don't stand out, they are pretty hidden. This can be wall mounted but this just props on top of our Sky HD box easily enough. It stands sturdily and doesn't wobble all over the place.
This only has 1 HDMI connection at the back which we are using to connect our Sky HD box. There is a Scart connection as well, but it would have been more handy if there was 2 HDMI connections.
The picture quality from this is good. It is clear and the colours are sharp. The sound does have to be up a bit and you feel that the numbers can be going up for a good few digits before you hear the sound increasing, but there is still plenty of notches for the sound to go up before the sound becomes a bit tinny and muffled. The sound quality for the Bass is good though.
This also has built in freeview but the area I live in isn't that great for Freeview so I haven't really tried this out much. Although the Digital switchover has came and gone it still isn't too great here.
We paid £200 for this television which at the time was an alright price for a brand named television.
A good smaller screen television which does the job.
This is the TV we have in our kitchen as we wanted something small and compact. This has a 19 inch screen size, a thin frame and the flat screen is quite thin, making it take up only a small space on the counter. I was not sure about the brand LG as I once had a mobile phone from them which I found poor quality and only lasted a matter of months, but I have been happy with the TV and have really had no complaints about it.
=== Viewing quality ===
It is an LCD TV and personally my untrained eye can't really detect much difference between the picture quality of this and an LED TV, although I have been told that LED TVs are generally preferred these days and our main TV is LED. The picture looks sharp, with the colours looking fairly bold and not washed out or weak in any way.
The sound is also fine. My dad uses this TV to watch a lot of music programmes such as live jazz while he is cooking and he feels the sound quality is good enough for this. I usually just use this TV more for watching the news or some general early evening TV like the Pointless gameshow, so I am not as picky about the quality of the sound as it doesn't matter as much for my shows, but I also find it good, clear, can go quite loud, and meets my expectations. Apparently it has "invisible speakers" which "enhance the audio by increasing the 'sweet spot' to give a wider and richer sound field".
The TV can be used for HD, although sometimes we have experienced some problems with the HD channels and have to switch between BBC one and BBC one HD to see which is giving us a better picture at any given time. It can occasionally break up and look a bit fuzzy. I'm not sure but I think this problem is due to the Virgin box rather than the TV itself.
=== Connections ===
It has one HDMI port which can be used to connect a Virgin or Sky box etc or a blue ray player. It also has a scart port which you can use to connect a DVD player.
It has built in digital freeview so no box is needed if you just want to watch the free channels on this.
There is a power button on the TV and the controls on the remote are really self explanatory. It is an easy TV to set up and use.
=== Cost ===
This TV is available for £219.99 from Amazon.
=== Overall ===
It is a good little TV for rooms like the kitchen where you don't need a big screen. We are happy with it and my parents also bought one for my grandma for her kitchen, so they have recommended it.
The LG LD350 LCD TV series is HD ready 720p with invisible speaker technology to give you great picture and sound. Developed by visual specialists, LG's picture wizard helps you maximize the quality and settings of your TV. Whether watching sport or movies, the picture wizard will give you complete control of your viewing pleasure, making you the expert.
|Product Description:||LG 19LD350 - 19" LCD TV|
|Product Type:||LCD TV|
|Power Consumption Operational:||23.5 Watt|
|Diagonal Size (cm):||48 cm|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||45.7 cm x 16.5 cm x 33.6 cm - with stand|
|Resolution:||1366 x 768|
|Input Video Formats:||480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 480i, 576i, 576p, 720i|
|24p Technology:||24p Real Cinema|
|Video Interface:||Component, HDMI, SCART|
|HDMI Ports Qty:||1 port(s)|
|PC Interface:||VGA (HD-15)|
|LCD Backlight Technology:||Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp (CCFL)|
|Image Aspect Ratio:||16:9|
|Features:||Parental control, XD Engine technology, Picture Wizard, Smart Energy Saving, Expert Mode, ISF Calibration Ready, x.v.Color, Simplink, progressive scan|
|Sound Output Mode:||Stereo|
|Speaker System:||2 speakers|
|Built-in Decoders:||Dolby Digital|
|Remote Control:||Remote control|
|Environmental Standards:||ENERGY STAR Qualified|