Product Type: LG Electronics 3D LCD TV
Newest Review: ... what you're watching (such as Cinema, Game, Sport etc.), which do make a noticeable difference. The 32 inch screen is a brilliant siz... more
An amazing HDTV of it's price. Competes with expencive Bravias?
Member Name: rockbigdave
Advantages: Amazing visual quality, good sound, LOTS of connections, Bluetooth and USB.
Disadvantages: On TV buttons could be less sensative, videos cant be played via USB.
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.
Summary: One of the best sets in it's price range. Would give TV's double it's price a run for their money.
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