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After buying my PS3 I realised that my old 20" CRT TV really wouldn't be up to the job. So i decided to splash out on a new one. I went to my local branch of comet, where this TV was on offer. There were three of them on display, each with a different console hooked up. After spending a few minutes playing a couple of games,I decided this was the TV for me. It cost me £349.99 for the TV itself and i purchased an extended warranty for £24.99.
The TV is 1080p Full HD ready, meaning it's perfect for watching HD or Blu Ray films/television as well as playing xbox 360 and PS3 games.
The TV itself is very attractive in terms of design. It is glossy black in colour, with hidden speakers. The controls are on the side panel, and aren't visible from the front. There is a sensibly sized LG logo on the front as well as a light that goes blue or red depending on whether the TV is on or off.
There are several slots on the back including three HDMI, a couple of scart slots and a USB port. The remote that comes with the product is simple to use, with all the basic functions you'd expect. It also has an input button that brings up an easy to navigate menu, which enables you to chose which input device you want to use.
The 80,000 to 1 sound contrast provides excellent sound quality whilst the AV Mode allows you to change the TV settings for playing games, watching sport or cinema. You can tweek these settings to your liking.
Genuinely a great product.
This is the first new telly I have ever bought, until recently my wife and I relied on using hand me down televisions as our main sitting room telly. Over Christmas we were given some money and as we watch quite a few films decided it was worth investing in a decent set.
We were lucky to pick this up for £275 in the sales. It costs around £300-350 at the moment and is still great value at that price. It looks very stylish and fits in well in our sitting room. I know a lot of people would rather go for a larger television but I feel in a medium sized room anything larger would dominate the room.
The 32LH3000 is wide screen with full HD, it has a contrast ratio of 80 000:1 and brightness of 500cd/m2. It has 3 HDMI inputs, 2 scart, composite and PC input. It has 2 way 4 speakers (10w+10w). For full technical specs check out the LG website. I am not not sure what is great in terms of the technical specs but it compared favourably to anything we could afford at the time and most of the televisions in the same price bracket on Amazon at the moment.
The energy saving mode is a great idea and is OK if the telly is only on in the background however if you want to sit down and watch something properly I would not recommended it. Connected to the telly we have; a Blu-ray player which looks great with blu-ray disks and DVD's, Several games consoles (Wii, Xbox 360, Nes, Snes, Master System and Mega Drive.) they all look great on it, An Archos multimedia tablet which looks amazing but takes a bit of fiddling with the aspect ratio on both the Archos and the telly to make it work properly, A VHS recorder (I know it is outdated but is essential until I have converted all my tapes to AVI which will take ages.) which looks terrible if connected directly by scart but for some reason looks better when I play it through the Archos and we often plug our PC into the telly and it works very well with any streamed content.
All things considered I am very happy with our new television and would easily recommend it to anyone looking at spending around £300. The sound quality is OK but if you watch a lot of films invest in a set of 5.1 surround sound speakers. The built in freeview tuner works well enough but in all honesty we don't use it very often.
I used to have a samsung 15" but decided to change when i bought a ps3. This tv was on show in currys linked upto a ps3 and i new i had to have it. The LCD screen has such high quality and fine detail. Perfect with any kind of blueray game or dvd. There is no jolting left behind after the picture changes.
Installing this tv was fast and easy and i encountered no problems. When viewing the imput channel it shows pictures of each which make it easier to view if the tv is far away.
Only fault are that this tv seems to attract more dust than any other. I end up dusting it everyday! Also the on off switch is in a bit of an akward position. Once you have pressed the on button a light in the right botton corner flashes, i didnt no this when i first bought it so had difficulty turning it on, the longer ive had the tv the more annoying this is, especially if you in a hurry to watch something.
Over all id say this was a very good buy and didnt break my bank.
We recently purchased this TV from Argos in the January sales, it was a complete bargain at the price considering the quality of the item! I couldn't believe the picture and sound quality when we got it home, myself and my partner are quite big video gamers too and we were amazed by how good 1080p games look on this screen, as I said the sound is also great, even on a "low" volume the sound is clear. The remote is nice and compact, and easy to use too which is good for me, I tend to get confused when there are too many buttons with hard to understand functions! The same goes for the TV's menu too, most things are simple to understand. My only possible critiscism of this TV is the TV guide function is sometimes difficult to navigate, it doesn't always seem to recognise when you press a button to change a time/channel. All in all I highly recommend this TV, after having it now for a few months, I and my partner are extremely happy with it. It also looks pretty good as a piece of "furniture" too for those who like their gadgets to look nice even when turned off! ;)
I bought this LG 32LH3000 in the boxing day sales (decreased from £399 to £329 in Currys http://www.currys.co.uk/martprd/product/seo/883572) and I have to say I am VERY impressed.
The finish on this TV is really nice, being glossy black with a chrome line under the screen, it will fit in in almost any room and can make any room look more modern and stylish. The oval stand also fits in well with the design and does not ruin the look.
The 32 inch screen is more than enough for my room and the full 1080p is amazing wether you use the TV for gaming, films or general TV watching. The are also different settings on the TV including Sport and Gaming, these optimize the TV for whatever you are using it for. Being full HD means that you can gain the best experience from your devices such as a PS3, Xbox or Sky HD, the TV features 3 HDMI ports for you to plug these in and you will really notice the difference in quality. I was also very impressed with the quality of the sound on this TV, especially as the speakers are hidden and previous experiences have been bad but these do not follow that reputation; there is also a setting on the TV in the "audio" option to change the sound to "SRS TruSurround XT" which works very well.
Setup is as easy as 1,2,3, just plug everything in and search for your channels. Putting the stand in is just as easy but needs a screwdriver. The remote included with the TV is also very good, it has quite large buttons so if you have trouble seeing then it will be fine.
Overall this TV is a fantastic buy! wether you use it for gaming, films or general TV watching you will be impressed and with the deduction in price, there is no excuse not to buy!
I bought the LG 32LH3000 after seeing it on sale at Currys and in terms of value for money it is top drawer. The 32" screen is fully equipped for HD, which gives gaming and DVD watching a new dimension. It also contains inbuilt digital freeview channels, which saves buying a freeview box and is ideal for both space and for the digital switchover. Another nice feature of the LG 32LH3000 is that it has a cable management system (basically a strip of plastic across the back of the television) which prevents all the cables for the television and other components (games consoles, DVD players etc) from lying across the floor and becoming possible hazards. The only thing I can think of that would improve this television would be the presence of an inbuilt DVD player but that's just me being picky as most people have a DVD player, PC or a games console that is capable of playing DVDs. Therefore in terms of value and quality the LG 32LH3000 is a brilliant television for anybody. If you are thinking about getting it I'd recommend that you do.
Shopped around for a long time to choose the "right" TV and this is definately one of the best in its price range. You get the full 1080p which you struggle to find in models of a similar price. The TV has 3 HDMI ports which should be plenty to fit in a Sky box or Virgin box, DVD and games console as well. The sound quality is great for the price. It does have an environmental setting for the screen which has 4 functions (off, light, medium and dark) which in theory will save money however, I have found that you have to adjust this sometimes for each channel that you are watching which can get quite annoying. The TV comes with bulit in freeview which is very easy to set up first time and to update when you need to. The only downside I have found (and this could be because I haven't really needed to) is that unlike other TVs I have seen this one doesn't tell you when the freeview service has been updated and that you need to update your TV like for example recently when ALL freeview TVs needed updating. The remote control takes some getting used to and some of the words are a bit difficult to see for example info and guide (both at the bottom of the remote) one feature that is useful is that the battery compartment cover is attached by a flexible piece of plastic so hopefully shouldn't fall off and get lost!
Overall this is a very good TV for the price with a couple of small issues that other TVs don't seem to have but you do pay more for the more features and this TV is perfectly liveable with.
I bought the 32 inch LCD from LG at a bargain rate of 370 pounds and was impressed by its value for money. Not only is it a steal at that price it actualy has a 1080p Full HD resolution. Wether gaming away on the Xbox or waching a DVD the quality never fails to dissapoint
It also has a energy saving recommended tag to it which definetely cuts down the electricity bills whic is always nice to have. As with every other HD LCD these days it includes a built in freeview tuner so one can watch basic tv packages with ease. Invisible speakers are laso present but do not dissapoint in the sound system
It includes 3 HDMI ports so you can simultanesouly connect a gaming console, blu ray or HD box all at once and has easy switching beween the various modes.
It is missing some of the advanced features the other models have but with full hd, low power consumption and low price its a definite buy for those of us with tight wallets