I think 3D is too expensive at the moment, isn't available on enough TV programmes and doesn't add enough to my viewing experience. If you're happy with watching things in 2D, this TV is a good choice.
Of course, the most important aspect is how good things look. The picture is fantastic, no matter what you watch. The contrast of 50,000:1 and 1920x1080 (Full HD) resolution in progressive scan are still impressive. There are a bunch of different settings that optimise what you're watching (such as Cinema, Game, Sport etc.), which do make a noticeable difference. The 32 inch screen is a brilliant size for many rooms.
The stereo sound is outstanding quality. There is also a 'Clear Voice' feature, which can help with understanding dialogue. Again, there are modes such as Music, Game, Cinema.
I think it looks brilliant. The standby button is a little red circle on the front that rhythmically and slowly get larger and smaller, which is a nice touch.
It's not the most responsive, but it's not particularly frustrating either. It's comfy, and all the buttons are laid out in a logical way.
You can connect almost anything. There are 4 HDMI connections (more than enough for most situations), as well as the usual Scart inputs and suchlike. Also, things can be plugged in via USB and music can be played through the speakers, and photos can be viewed. The disadvantage of the music player is that you can't scroll while listening to something.
-Interface And Setup-
It practically sets itself up, and the menus are all self-explanatory and logical.
It can swivel around on the base (useful for viewing at different angles often) and has built in Freeview. There is a quick beep when the front power button is used, which I find annoying, but it's no major issue.
I purchased the TV in January 2009, and it's worked perfectly since. At only £350, it was a bargain at the time. A quick look on the internet suggests that the price is still the same, despite technology moving on. I stil consider this to be a good price!
When looking for a television plan that encompasses competitive price, features and statics you won't go far wrong with LG. While it may not be the first name that comes to mind, I think you should get more recognition. This particular product has a clean gloss black exterior and a beautifully thin profile. It is easy to get overwhelmed with features when buying a television especially considering that most manufacturers use their own proprietary name for functions and features that they share in common. Form practical standpoint, this television has great overall quality as well as a few surprises. I love the ability to plug in a USB stick and play music and videos which have been downloaded from my computer. The power saving features are innovative. One such example is when you're playing music from your USB stick you can switch off the screen to save power.
Looking further, the image quality is fantastic with it's full HD 1080p resolution but beyond what you can see from the 'Technical Details' I can tell you that there is no inbuilt tuner so it relies completely on it's inputs which may be to limiting for some. There is the conventional antenna input, 2 RGB inputs (for things like the Wii console), 2 HDI/DVI inputs (for Sky HD etc) and 2 PC inputs. What is a slight issue is that there is only one SCART input. Despite having an HD TV I only have non-HD content for the most part. So that means I have a Sky box and a DVD player fighting for the one SCART port and the solutions can be far from perfect. I have found that if you opt for the cheaper SCART splitters you can suffer a 'humming' sound.
On the subject of sound, it is very good out of the box. There is the option to have optical digital audio out but I haven't felt the need and have frequently used the music player and USB stick instead of a CD player in the living room.
Researching televisions can be a daunting task but this one gets a firm recommendation despite some of it's shortfalls.
Having owned this TV for a number of years now I thought it deserved a review to hopefully promote otherpeople buying it! Being 32" it is an ideal size for any medium sized room whether it be a living room/family room or a bedroom. The quality of the TV is great with it being 1080p HD ready and really comes into it's own when combined with high definition TV channels or a HD console (e.g. a Sony Playstation 3). 100Hz capability provides smooth pictures especially during high speed sporting events allowing for motion trails to be reduced for example during a game of football or tennis. Numerous HDMI ports allows for mulitple connections to games consoles, HD set top boxes etc, so no need to swap over any leads. Built in freeview means that there is no need to by an additional set top box. Also the USB slot allows for memory sticks/hardrives to be connected to view pictures or play music or films.
The design of the TV is aesthetically pleasing with a gloss black finish and silver trim around the standby button, allowing it to look good in any environment. I currently have the TV on a stand and it looks brilliant and the ability to be mounted upon a wall it adds to the versatility.
Sound quality of the TV is surprising because of the relatively low cost. The in-built speakers are of a very high quality, and when combined with a surround sound system it really gives the wow factor providing a real cinematic experience!
The only real negative of the TV in my opinion is that the remote provided can sometimes be a little unresponsive but this can be combatted with a quick tap or a change of batteries.
I would recommend this product to anyone wanting a TV with all the advantages of an expensive high definition product with a relatively low price tag.
I purchased this television around a year and a half ago for £499 on special offer and I still feel it was totally worth the price. It was purchased for my bedroom and has my PS3 hooked up to it via HDMI and games look very impressive on the full HD screen. I was also very pleased with the sound quality from the hidden speakers when playing music through the PS3, very clear and loud.
The sleek black glossy surround is very stylish with a glowing red and blue touch screen style button that makes it look truly modern and special. All inputs that are needed are located on the back and also has inputs on the side including HDMI and USB for easy access.
The built in freeview is easy to use and I was pleased to see it had a TV guide style menu showing what is on now and next on each channel, after a few years with a cheap freeview box without this it was very welcome.
The only negatives for this television are the fact that the initial picture settings are not ideal and need a fair but of tweaking to get to the right brightness etc. I also would have liked a power switch on the unit as it is plugged in behind some drawers and so is always on standby.
Excellent picture and sound quality! I really like this television and now that it is no longer current I managed to pick up more cheaply from a remaindered stock shop. For an old fogy having inbuilt freeview was a welcome suprise. It looks sleek and quite stylish. Perhaps the downside in terms of looks was the luminous standby light on the bottom right of the screen. The glowing sometimes distracts from what is on the screen. Not so bad if your watching normal telly, but when watching a serious film quite an annoyance. However for the price £280, I was assured by the sales guy this was at least as good as various other more high profile brand conscious company televisions where you can end up paying for the name. An excellent purchase for those on a budget and very happy to get acquainted with it at the end of a long days work...
I bought this tv in a sale about a year ago now and got it for the incredible price of £349.99, I believe they are currently being sold at around £599.99 and I think they are worth the money for what you get.
This stylish, sleek looking LCD comes with 4 HDMI's, 2 scarts, memory card readers, USB, PC input and bluetooth (which I must admit I dont use very often but is a nice little extra, after all how many tv's do you know that come with bluetooth.) It is also full HD 1080P and has hidden speakers which completes its stylish look and a cool touch screen on/off button.
There are a couple of bad points to point out. First of all there is no off switch, it only goes onto standby unless you switch it off by the mains and ever since I bought mine the sound always cuts off after about 5 minutes of listening to the radio channels but as I dont really listen to the radio channels all that often I have never considered this to be a major problem, therefore never done anything about it.
So you want a full 1080p HD TV? - Check.
So you want good sounds to come out of it? - Check.
You want LOTS of ways to connect things? - Check!
Seriously, this TV has nearly everything you could every want and more on a TV! The TV has 4x HDMI ports, 2x SCART connections, Arial port for Analouge or Digital TV, component HD connections, composite connection, a USB port, PCIMA port, 3.5mm jack audio in, Optical Digital out and a VGA in. Oh, I forgot, Bluetooth too!
The TV is very elegant. It has a nice Red detailing all round the TV on the top and sides. Also, the slightly transparent piece at the bottom has a nice Red tint to it in certain lights. The on TV buttons are located on the side and are touch sensitive. You can run your fingers over the side and a beep alerts you to pressing a button. This can be a bit hard to use in the dark when your trying to locate buttons, the TV decides you want to press it. But, if your memories its locations you will be fine.
So, I've had this TV for nearly a year now. I bought it from PC World the day after boxing day in 2008 and it was marked down from £800 to £350. Easily the best £350 I've spent in my lifetime. What really got me was the fact it has Bluetooth built into it! I shall explain more.
This screen is very bright and intelligent. It has LG's Intellisensor technology which, like Mac's and Phones, detects the lighting around you and dims or brightens the display to suit. I have to admit it works very well, but the large 'intelli sensor' logo which appears when the screen is adjusting gets a bit annoying and in the way.
Being a video editor, I use my TV as a out monitor when editing video via HDMI. This lets me see what I am editing in real time in the colours a TV will display them at, very handy if your trying to optimize your work for a HDTV standard. The screen is crisp and does will with analogue and digital TV signals. The TV has a built in Freeview set which is as expected in this day and age yet somehow displays it slightly upscale. Official, I don't believe the TV has up scaling abilities for its Freeview signals, but it does make transmission that bit clearer than other tellys.
The sound is surperb, the TV it self can go pretty loud, but can get distorted when you pass 75. You have the one option of using a Optical Digital out to use a 5.1 surround sound system with the TV or connect it to a Hifi which supports optical connections. Unfortunately there is no other form of audio out which is a bit of a bummer. I personally use an old Cambridge Soundworks amp for my home-made 5.1 surround sound but am unable to use a normal connector to connect them up. So unless you have optical digital in audio systems or the likes, the only sound you will have is through the set itself.
The TV has a whole manner of settings. A built in EQ and presets, preset visual settings such as Cinema, Games and the likes. These too are also fully customizable. There is also a shedule with reminder system on this TV which lets plan your TV viewing, also with an accompanying and compatible PVR (Personal Video Recorder) you can also set reminders to record TV to your PVR from your remote control.
Now, Bluetooth you might think is weird in a TV, but it does work well. The idea is you can Bluetooth images to the TV and it will show them on screen. You can also do this via USB, along with playing music off a memory stick, but you can't bluetooth music to the TV. You can't play videos off the memory stick either! Which is a bummer really, as it would make watching movies from USB much simpler. You can also connect a bluetooth headset/headphones up to the TV and listen through them. This is great as it lets you be wireless and quietly watch your movies as loud as you like. No more waking house mates or parents up with your loud action movies. The process is simple, just as it is on your mobile phone.
I have my iMac, Xbox 360, Netbook and TV Arial connected to my TV at present, changing between the signals is as easy as one press on a button and takes no time at all. The on screen UI also is very informative as it will Grey out devices not connected and show those connected in colour. This is very responsive and instantly lets you know what connections are in use or not.
As a TV, this is next to tip top. You really can't get much better unless you spend almost double the price on a Sony TV with it's new Bravia engine. If you haven't got that sort of money to spend on a 32" TV, LG will definatly surprise you with its all round quality of screen.
LG 32LH2000 - Simply a Beautiful piece of technology.
I haven't had much chance lately to get on here but felt you really needed to know about this new addition to the family!!! My bargain buy last month was this sleek little number from Comet.
I had come into a bit of a windfall ( well compensation for my accident - 3yrs ago!!) and decided to treat myself and family to a new TV. Our old faithful was really on the way out and I knew it wouldn't cope with the new switch over heading to our area soon.
After shopping around I was attracted to the LG 32LH200 for 2 reasons really - its classy appearance and more importantly the fact it had just been reduced down to £379. I did also manage to negotiate a really great price on a smaller TV for my bedroom, if I paid cash for the two sets.
The final price being £450 for both TV's and a wall bracket, which was over £25, on its own.
~~~ So are LG a reputable company? ~~~
I had never purchased an LG product before - but was assured by the sales assistant, my partner and my 14yr (going on 30) gadget boy/son, that they were an excellent manufacturer.
After looking into their company I have found they were founded in 1958 and now have head quarters in Korea as well as bases in 17 European countries, 7 companies in Central & South America, 7 companies in the Middle East & Africa, companies in Canada, Mexico, USA, Australia, India, Japan, Malaysia... the list just goes on. They have joint ventures with Hitachi over Data-storage / DVD ROM Drives. So they certainly seemed to have their finger on the pulse where modern technology is concerned.
~~~ Appearance ~~~
The wide screen is bordered by a shiny, black frame that is surprisingly light. The simply LG logo is positioned on the bottom of the frame in silver. A thin silver strip elegantly runs the across breadth, below the logo, giving a neat looking finish.
The whole frame of the monitor is supported by rounded stand (approx 3inches). This sits into a large foot which is an almost semi-circle shape of the same sleek black finish as the frame. Fitting this stand to the monitor and base was very easy to do, with clear assembly instructions included with the manual.
The monitor can also be wall mounted, although the bracket is extra.
~~~ Features ~~~
Dimensions - depth in cm 7.99. Height in cm 52.8. Width 80.4cm. screen size 81cm (32in)
LCD Monitor, HD ready and built in freeview.
The screen format can be changed from the default setting of 16.9 to several other settings which are ; zoom 1, zoom 2- which is self explanatory and I must add that although great for the short-sighted I really can't see when I would use this feature as it often cuts the top part of the picture off- please let me know if you can think of a reason, a 43 setting makes the picture tall and thin and then the 14.9 setting makes the picture large. If use the 16.9 ratio as is gives a great picture with the proportions we are use to.
The Energy Saving feature can be accessed easily via the green button on the remote control. It also activates the intelligent sensor that will lower of higher the back light to the room's light.
The EPG - electronic program guide has a 7-day feature where up coming events can be selected and a recording / reminder set.
The built in loudspeakers are ok but we have a surround sound system for that extra quality. There is a headphone output socket on the left side of the screen, which can also be used for other external sound devices.
The VGA input allows computers to be connected directly into the TV.
There are A/V sockets, HDMI connections which allow for games consoles and other media devices to be connected.
The picture is of a really good high quality. The sharpness and colour is bright and clear and makes viewing a real joy and pleasurable experience. Even when playing the Wii games and DVD's through a laptop the quality is not compromised.
~~~ The Remote~~~
The black remote is slim, fairly light in weight and really easy to use. It has all the features needed for accessing the freeview channels, changing the input connections to games controls etc.
I must admit this is the easiest of remotes I have had simply because it is just one control that does all. It has certainly saved on the frustration of finding the tv remote settling onto the sofa then having to get back up to find the missing freeview control!!
~~~ Overall impressions~~~
We are all totally in love with the new TV. The ease in assembling, use of user's manual (which I haven't talked about in this review because I didn't want to dribble on about an instruction book, I wanted to talk about the TV itself) and overall good quality features of the system have certainly made this one of my best buys this year.
Would I recommend this product - ABSOLUTELY - OVER & OVER.
Well done LG - a fantastic piece of technology.
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I have owned this tv set for about a week now, and i am ver pleased with my purchase!
After onths of looking around for a decent 32" LCD Tv we finally settled on this choice.
The spec of the tv is very good, it has 3 hdmi inputs, 2 scart inouts and a slot for a pc card so you can hook it upto your pc! It is HD ready to 1080P, which I saw demonstrated int he shop and it was very clear! At home I have no need yet for HD viewing as I ma still on SD. But SD throught hgis tv is also very clear pciture.
Like all sets you can adjust the brightness and contrast to suit. But it also has a gadget called "intelligent eye" which if you are set to this, then as light adjusts in your room your set will adjust the contrast/brightness ratio to suit. When I had this settting selected you could notice a slight difference in viewing pleasue, but not so much that it distracted you. I find this seeting the best to watch my programmes with.
The actual set is also very good looking. When we were looking at TV, the look was one of the things i was interested in. This may sound fickle, but i did want a nice lloking set, as it is afterall the center piece of the living room. The case for the set is all shinny and black. It lookins like it is a metal case, but i think formt he feel it may be plastic. It comes attached to its own tv stand, which also swivels. The set attaches to the stand via a deep rad coloured plastci ball is the only way i can describe it! But trusts me it looks cool!
The sound form the tv set is alos great. when trying out the tv's int he shop this one by far beat the sony and panasonic i was looking at. We dont have surround sound or anytihng like that so the tv set sound was high priority on my list!
The remote it comes with though is massive! This is probably a downside to the set. There is a button for everything like channels, volume, brightness, simlink. iput, dvd, tv, vcr ect the list goes on! I no some are essetial buttons but most could be combined under a menu for my liking.
Overall the tv is great, i am very pleased with it.