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This LG television isn't the biggest, but it makes up for this with decent features, good build quality, and surprisingly good performance.
Despite only having a 19" screen, and being slim, the 19LS4D has respectable speaker performance, with no distortion in sound at normal sound levels. The screen provides a bright, clear picture, with a slightly cool taint, though this can be easily adjusted.
The LG's stand doesn't really allow for tilt, but the result is very solid support for the main unit.
The LG has all the usual sockets, including Scart, HDMI and Composite, all of which are easily accessible.
This model also has a digital tuner built in, meaning no Freeview box is needed.
The only complaints can be about control; some of the buttons need to be pressed several times before a response occurs, and the TV Guide isn't the smoothest. This, whilst being a frustration, it doesn't make the TV unusable, but it is annoying.
I set out looking for a small flatscreen TV for the bedroom about 6 months ago and got myself a great deal on this little number which looks great (even when switched off), sounds great, and is HD ready.
The good bits
I have almost only good things to say about this model! I found it extremely easy to use - tuning it in was a breeze and done in only a few minutes. I didnt need the instruction manual at the time, but I have it in front of me now whilst writing this, and it all seems very easy to follow with diagrams of all of the controls both on the TV unit itself, and the remote control, and an explanation of what each button or socket is for. I think even my technophobe parents could install this themselves! :-) The 'basic' user manual is a fairly thick book, but dont let that fool you, its because its the same thing repeated in 22 different languages....more advanced features are explained in the CD ROM shipped with the unit.
In terms of its connectivity, it takes in a signal from loads of devices, standard antenna, SCART (1 socket) S-Video, RGB (VGA connector from a PC/laptop - very useful!), and HDMI - yes its HD ready!
Its response time is excellent for both switching on the unit and changing channel/volume etc - its advertised by the manufacturer as 5ms and I have no reason to doubt this. The image quality is excellent, as is sound.
The only bad bit
I think the only disappointing aspect about this model for me is the location of the input ports on the back...they all face backover which means it needs to be further away from the wall as your cables are connected at right angles to the unit. I think it would have made more sense to have these on the side or bottom of the unit so the cables could be connected vertically or horizontally in line with the unit. This has caused me a minor problem as I hung mine on a moveable bracket on my wall and the cable stops the unit from pivotting as far a I would like.
Having said that, its not a major problem, the TV still looks great, and is a lot closer to the wall than my old CRT TV/VCR combi!!!
Overall i'm more than happy with my purchase, its a great addition to my room, and looks great hanging on the wall. Ideal for those lazy days when you dont want to get up in the morning :-) Would definately recommend to potential buyers
This review also appears on Ciao under my username geordieg00
Now what to say about this, its the lcd tv for the person who just needs one for their room, or kitchen, i wouldn't put it in your living room, but for a cheap HD option for use with a ps3 or digital box it is very good and reliable. The remote control is easy to use, whilst the setup is also very easy indeed. Battery life on the control is quite annoying, you find yourself just holding the button down for 10 secs in order to change the channel. In terms of picture quality for price, its awesome, i regularly play ps3 and blu ray films on it and it is very sharp. The power cable is abit short so make sure the mains are quite close to where you want to place it. All in all its a very good tv, but don't put it in the living room, it isn't that big, when you compare it to some 30-40 inch monsters out there.
don't buy this telly unless you don't care what it sounds like. i just did and WHY, LG, does it not have an audio out??????????? and wtf, 3watt speakers?? my phone sounds better. shoddy effort, and yeh, it's going back to the shop tomorrow, and i'm gonna buy the sony that was next to it. RUBBISH.
Along with many LG products, this televison is state of the art, despite its 19" inch screen. With Freeview, HDMI Port, Scart and a RGB port, this stylish televison can be used for watching televison,gaming and playing the computer. The televison is very easy to set up, with an auto installation function which sorts out the analogue and freeview settings. The widescreen 19 inch televison also has a few problems, for example it is not as quick to change over input as quick as other televisons, and there is no headphone jack. This prevents using surround sound on the televison, which is greatly needed with the tin like speakers. Overall i believe this TV does exactly what it says on the Tin (Box). It creates a entertainment pod to watch almost anything on, with small problems, this tv is ideal for a bedroom,study or kitchen. I believe this sleek televison is ideal for teenagers and hard working adults who are always on the move.