Product Type: LG Electronics 3D LCD TV
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Love my LG
Member Name: Doglovers
Date: 22/01/12, updated on 04/02/13 (151 review reads)
Advantages: Great picture quality and connectivity
Disadvantages: Remote control buttons could be bigger
I bought the LG22LH200 to replace a Samsung TV and video combi we used as a second set for those times when we want to watch different things.
For that reason I was looking for an LCD TV something of a decent size at a reasonable price and the LG fit the bill. I also chose this because I have a large LG monitor and was very impressed with the picture quality on that.
Packaging and set up
This came in a box and the first thing I noticed was that I was able to carry this unaided to my car as it only weights 4.6KG. Not something I could say about the Samsung it replaced which was built like a tank.
Set up was really easy , basically take it out of the box and attach the TV to the stand and fix it with the bolts supplied. I managed that myself without any assistance , which means it must be easy because I am not the best at figuring out how to put things together. It also comes with cable management accessories , which I did not bother with - think I would have needed hubby for that as I have no comprehension skills when it comes to diagrams and what he says is the obvious way things fit together.
To connect simply attach the aerial and power connector into the back of the TV and plug into a wall socket.
The remote control comes with batteries , pop those in and you are ready to switch on.
Setup is completed automatically once you switch on and it took very little time and then it was good to go. As I recall the only issue was with the analogue channels ( now defunct) which I set up manually, because it was quicker to navigate between analogue and the digital channels on this TV.
I am if I say so myself pretty adept at setting TV's up and connecting SKy DVDs Videos Digital boxes to them as in our household that is my responsibility, but I don't think you need to be that skilled as most things that used to be performed manually at set-up are now pretty much automated.
This came with user manuals and a CD guide. I used the manual which was easy to follow.
This is a really smart 22" LCD widescreen TV in a piano black finish.
It is HD ready (1366 x 768) resolution and a Dynamic Contrast Ration of 8000:1 and Brightness of 350cd/m2. That only means something to me when I am looking to buy something and doing comparisons of specifications. The picture quality is fantastic in my opinion.
It has clear voice technology and invisible speakers and there are 2 scarts, an HDMI , PC input composite and headphone sockets.
This is also energy saving and at the time of purchase the LG was recommended and certified by the Energy Saving Trust
The remote control has all the usual selections you would find on most models.
What Do I think
When we bought this , we really wanted to buy a 26" model but at the time there was a significant price jump between the smaller sets and we could have probably bought a 32" set cheaper than the 26" models that were around.
I did not want a massive TV as it would not have fit easily and would have dominated the small room we wanted it for. To be honest I am not a massive fan ( no pun intended) of really large screen TV's in small rooms and whatever size I purchase I want it to look aesthetically pleasing with picture quality a priority.
This looks great and has excellent picture quality and I won't be looking to replace this until it gives up the ghost. Sound quality is not a primary concern for me. Again for me I don't want cinema surround sound quality when I am watching Homes under the Hammer or Escape to the Country, so for me I have no issues with the sound quality.
I have a DVD recorder connected into one of the scart sockets, again easy to set up , but I haven't used any of the other sockets, but if you do need them I think this offers a good selection. It wasn't a factor in my decision to buy this, I did note it had 2 scarts unlike other brands.
This was a few years ago and at that time 2 scarts and other connectivity did not come as standard on this size TV.
I find the remote OK , some of the buttons are on the small size and unlike other remotes where after a while you can navigate without reading the buttons, some of these are too small , particularly the TV guide and info.
The TV guide on the set is black and white and I don't find it as easy to read as the guide on the DVD recorder and Sky, perhaps because it is black and white and that seems to make it harder to read and the letter size is smaller. This isn't a major issue for me as I use the guide on the DVD , but for anyone with poor eyesight it could be improved.
Would I Recommend
Yes , this is a great 22" TV which offers good connectivity for DVD , Blue Ray and PCs. It has a really smart finish in piano black, which has worn well. It looks really stylish and will fit well into any size room.
Picture quality is excellent , initial set-up is straightforward and connecting other devices is easy. You don't feel like you are watching the 'second' TV or I don't, but I guess if your other TVs are monster sizes perhaps you would!
A quality TV that gets a well deserved 5 stars from me. This is also highly rated on Amazon with 89 5 star and 32 4 star reviews. there are some 3 , 2 and 1 star reviews 4 of each .
Price and Availability
This model can still be found for £150 from online retailors and I think it is a great buy if you can get hold of one at that price.
This model has been updated to a newer model 22LK33OU at £185- £210.
Summary: Quality LG LCD widescreen TV at a great price
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