Product Type: LG Electronics 3D LCD TV
Newest Review: ... The picture quality on this model is fantastic, with a very crisp image. For an LCD TV in this price bracket you get a lot for your mo... more
This TV ticks so many boxes and then some more...
Member Name: edwardjmarsh
Date: 01/02/12, updated on 01/02/12 (55 review reads)
Advantages: Copes in every situation. Incredible features for the money you pay.
Disadvantages: No viewing window in programme guide.
Buying a TV can be a challenge at the best of times. There are so many different things to think about such as room size, sound quality, HD, Freeview and with new technology emerging everyday the list just keeps on growing!
After hours spent researching the perfect TV I discovered the LG 32LK450U which was released earlier this year. I found this TV using the Which? comparison service, who also rated it very highly. I use the TV for gaming, watching TV and also DVDs and it performs all of these tasks brilliantly. I can even connect my Macbook Pro to the TV using an adapter I purchased combined with an HD cable.
The 32" TV can be found online for under £300 which is a superb price when the specification is taken into consideration. I could write forever on every detail but the following are just a few I have selected:
~ Picture Quality ~
Televisions on the market nowadays can be HD or Full HD (1080p). For a TV of this size Full HD is often recommended. The picture quality on this model is fantastic, with a very crisp image. For an LCD TV in this price bracket you get a lot for your money. For someone that likes watching TV every evening, or even a few films this TV is more than adequate.
~ Sound ~
TVs nowadays are getting thinner which can be a problem when sound depth is concerned. The amazing thing about this TV is that the sound remains rich in comparison with the competition out there. Great clarity and brilliant depth.
~ Freeview Tuner ~
Most televisions on the market nowadays include a Freeview tuner. Due to the current switchover I highly recommend a TV that includes this feature. The Freeview tuner is fantastic and includes an inbuilt planner which you can add programme reminders to. Channels can be selected using the remote or the EPG (Electronic Programme Guide). The only thing that disappointed me is that the Freeview tuner, unlike the TV, is not Full HD. After doing some research however I discovered that many other TVs at the time of purchase had the same problem.
~ Energy Saving ~
With the current electricity prices being so high saving electricity is vital. This TV has a brilliant Energy Saving feature which allows you to lower the brightness to save electricity. The TV also features a light sensor which allows the TV to adjust to the correct brightness depending on the room.
~ Swivel Stand ~
This is a personal favourite of mine. In many houses finding the correct seating position can be a challenge. This TV features a swivel stand, meaning that the whole TV can be rotated depending on the viewing angle - A great idea!
~ Disadvantages ~
Being quite honest I don't have many issues with this TV. There are however one or two improvements which could be made. The biggest issue I have is the lack of a viewing window whilst browsing through the programme guide. This could have even been improved by reducing the guide size as it is impossible to view something whilst scrolling through the planner.
~ Verdict ~
All in all a fantastic piece of kit. If you are looking for an all rounder TV then this could well be the one for you. LG is an extremely trustworthy brand that gives you a lot more for your money. My recommendation would be to try view the TV in a local showroom however, as it can be a very personal matter.
Summary: A great all rounder that really does fight the competition.
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