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I purchased this Television just before the Fifa World Cup in 2010, so it's around 30 months old now, but with an incredible life of 60,000 hours, i imagine i will have this TV for a few more years.
The first thing you will notice about this Television is it's design, it doesn't have any protruding buttons or unsightly stickers, it has a simple black frame, and is extremely sleek at just 8cm from front to back - which is very important for a Television in my opinion.
The Picture, is crisp, sharp, deep and very rich, the variation in colour is fantastic, some televisions struggle with the contrast between dark black, light black and grey, but i have noticed this television handles the variation extremely well, likewise, the brightness is perfect, it comes with 3 presets of low, middle and high, i like to use low as my eyes are very sensitive, but even on the low brightness setting, the picture detail is second to none.
It has a 720p HD Screen, which at a distance of 1 metre or more, is almost indistinguishable from a 1080p HD screen, the actual resolution is 1366 x 768 and it comes with a built in Freeview Tuner, alas, it is not freeview HD, but it still provides all the channels in excellent quality - it also comes with a CI slot, for channels such as ESPN.
It has an ethernet adapter on the rear meaning you can access connect TV and similar services, although i haven't tried it personally, it has 3 AV Channels (2 x Scart, 1 x RGB) 1 HDMI input and 1 VGA input, i regularly use the VGA input to stream movies from netflix or watch Youtube on a big screen, and it works perfectly well.
The remote control is simple and easy to use, the electronic programme guide is very well designed, you can set reminders and series links at the touch of a button, i really couldn't fault anything about this TV.
I am going to rate this Television as a 9.5/10, with the minus 0.5 due to the fact that it is 720p and not 1080p.
Thank you for reading my review.
I've had this TV for not quite a year and have had good experiences with LG products, washing machine, and microwave and before buying this another LG TV that is still going strong. We decided that we wanted to upgrade our small 19" LG to a slightly larger TV that had the latest HD ready features and widescreen went to various different stores, Currys, Comet and the like. The sales people in various places seemed to want to dazzle with their technology patter which really left us none the wiser! We popped in to Tesco and this was on offer, being an LG and a make that I already knew, coupled with a sales person who could speak 'lay-man' we went ahead. It has been fab, really easy to set up with Sky+, DVD recorder etc. Just simply took it out of its box and followed the on screen instructions. The picture is very clear and we have had no problems at all, it is also good that it has an on-off switch so you don't have to leave it on stand-by. A good buy at a good price!
Last year when my old TV finally gave up on me, I had no choice but to search for the new one. But this time, I first had to do all my research on the internet regarding the new purchase, as there is just so much information to take into account. And then go to the store in person to see what the TV actually looked like.
No a way I could have been able just to walk into the shop, have some 18 year old assistant bombarding me with all the technical terms and selling me anything that he/she wanted (no offence to any 18 year olds :), I just envy you lot on ability to keep up with the technology)
First I had to find out most of the technical terms on the internet, then specifications of the TV a liked and only then compare TV makes, models and prices. After a very long research on internet, and seeing it in the store, I decided to buy LG32LH2000 (black).
Some of technical/general specifications for LG32LH2000:
W x H x D in mm 805 x 583 x 8
Built-in Digital Freeview
HD Ready (1366 x 768) Resolution
Dynamic Contrast Ratio of 30,000:1
AV Mode (Cinema, Game, Sport)
Clear Voice technology
Energy Saving Recommended by Energy Saving Trust
2 x HDMI
2 x Scart (1 x Full)
Well, I have to admit that I am still no expert on all the terms, but I am very impressed with my purchase.
Even though I have seen it in the shop, once I have taken the TV out of the box it looked even better. The whole TV was black with only LG logo visible, very slim and light, and looked so stylish. Inside the box was also black, curved and modern looking swivel stand.
It took me only few minutes to put the TV on the stand (slots in). The next thing to do was to turn it on. But I was in two minds to what to do, as inside the box was not only paper manual, but a cd manual too. I have decided to go with paper manual and if I get stuck would use the cd one.
When I turned the TV on it was very easy to set it up by following the on screen instruction, that I did not need to use either of the manuals. It took few minutes to tune all the channels, by what time I was studying the remote control, which came with the TV (also black). Well, there was not much to study as it looked very simple to use.
Once picture was on, I was amazed and delighted to see how vivid and clear the picture was and the sound was fantastic too. I was also able to see 7 day electronic guide which is very easy to use, and set up a reminder for programmes that I don't want to miss.
Only recently I have realized that not all TVs come with on/off switch so I was over the moon to have the on/off switch so I don't have to leave it on standby when not in use.
I have had the TV for almost 18 months and I still admire the superb decision I have made regarding this purchase. At the time it was a good value for money too (Tesco £299). I am not sure what the retail price is at the moment.
My son has loved it so much when playing xbox 360 games on it (apparently graphics are amazing too), that since last year we have swapped TVs. Now, instead of the TV being in the living room on the stand, it is in his bedroom on the wall (and I have got to admit that it looks even better on the wall).
I deliberated for months as to which TV would be best for me to buy. I came across this one in Currys and it appeared to be a reasonable price. I looked up a few reviews and decided to buy it. I'm not the best when it comes to setting up technical things but it was so easy to set up I surprised myself.
The picture is fantastic, after a little adjustment, and when HD is played through it the piture is so crisp. Playing games and DVD's through the gaming system maintain an outstanding quality picture.
Sound comes from invisible speakers and is excellent and the system allows you to change the sound, such as bass/ treble depending on personal preference. As you turn the volume up the sound remains crisp and clear unlike other TV's I've had in the past.
There are many little additional settings that I just love about this TV like changing to sports or cinema settings. There are also numerous connections in the back of the TV such as HDMI and SCART along with AV1, AV2 and AV3, HDMI1 and HDMI2. All connections can be named depending on the appliance such as DVD, Blu-Ray, Satellite and game.
Twin XD engine
1366 x 768 resolution
30,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
24p real cinema
AV mode (cinema, sport, game)
Clear voice II
1 Way 2 speakers (10W x 10W)
SRS TruSurround XT
|Product Description:||LG 32LH2000 - 32" LCD TV|
|Product Type:||LCD TV|
|Power Consumption Operational:||150 Watt|
|Diagonal Size (cm):||81 cm|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||80.5 cm x 8 cm x 52.8 cm - without stand|
|Resolution:||1366 x 768|
|Input Video Formats:||480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 480i, 576i, 576p|
|Video Interface:||Component, composite, HDMI, SCART|
|HDMI Ports Qty:||2 port(s)|
|PC Interface:||VGA (HD-15)|
|LCD Backlight Technology:||External Electrode Fluorescent Lamp (EEFL)|
|Image Aspect Ratio:||16:9|
|TV Tuner:||1x analogue/digital combo|
|Digital TV Tuner:||DVB-C, DVB-T|
|Analogue TV Tuner:||PAL, SECAM|
|Features:||On/off timer, Auto Power Off, on-screen menu, XD Engine technology, channel labeling, NTSC playback on PAL TV, progressive scan|
|Sound Output Mode:||Stereo|
|Sound Effects:||SRS TruSurround XT|
|USB Port:||1 port(s)|
|Remote Control:||Remote control|
|Power:||AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )|