This set was purchased for approx £450 around 2 years ago from Comet as a replacement for a much smaller screen unit that had died. We wanted a reasonably large screen, but not massive and a known brand.
Look & care
The initial impression is large, but tucks away into a corner on a unit perfectly well. The provided stand is plastic, but attractive and sturdy. Whilst sitting on the stand the TV is well balanced - a must if you are using it in a corner as all operational connections are right in the centre of the rear - so you WILL be turning the screen round on occasion. The screen is 37 inch viewing area, and as this is a LCD display, please remember do not clean the screen (the surround is OK) with a fluid cleaner as it will permanently mark - only use a dry clean duster.
The overall dimensions are approx 92 cm wide by 59 cm wide. The TV is approx 8 cm deep at its deepest point. There is a high gloss black surround to the screen that attracts fingerprints but is easily cleaned with a damp cloth.
The TV comes with 3 HDMI ports, SCART sockets, USB point and aerial points and is HD ready 1080p (see below)
All TV functions work through the remote control. As we are with Virgin, the main control that we use is the input section function - this allow you to select between HDMI ports, aerial socket or SCART for DVD / Blue Ray as need within a few seconds. I cannot comment on the channel tuning or Freeview as we have not needed to use this function.
Handily, all controls from the remote are also located as push buttons on the bottom right hand side of the TV, allowing the full operation of the TV in the temporary (or longer) absence of the remote control. Yes you have to page up or down on fore example channels, but it better than not being able to do it all!
Picture and sound
I have never used an LCD screen for TV before, so did not know what to expect. I was concerned when we first used it that the picture was jerky and pixellated - luckily checked it with Virgin before doing anything else - it transpired our set top box needed replacing as it could not send high enough quality feed to suit the TV. Once changed there were no issues.
The Picture is now absolutely crystal clear with no blurring or jerkiness, and the colours are rich and deep. This is the same for both Virgin programming and DVD viewing. I have not been able to get the USB connection to work so can't comment on that.
The sound is clear and rich as well, though the default setting when you turn on the screen is a little low for my taste; this is however easily changed. We have played MP3 files through the TV speakers as well, and the quality is excellent.
All in all?
A really nice looking TV, with excellent sound, picture and functionality, just what you would hope for from a well known brand (but often don't get) like LG.
It has been absolutely reliable, and I would have no hesitation in recommending to anyone.
Ive always been a fan of LG electronic products after I had a smaller TV some time ago and it was good quality, lasted a long time and I never had any malfunction problems. I have also found that the price of LG products, although is not cheap it is certainly middle of the road and represents good value for money. Although the last 20 inch TV that I had was a plasma, it cost £380 and it was one of the first flat tele`s you could get hence the price. I didnt like plasma`s because I found the definition on them rather poor, but I still liked the LG product and I still have it.
When I moved into my new property my parents bought me his TV as a moving in present. A couple of years ago one had the choice of picking either an LCD or a plasma TV. As per my experience with my last TV that was a plasma I was determined to get one that had better definition, and this is not a job for a plasma crystal based products my friends, it will have to be a LCD TV. My folks got me this 37" LCD HD ready television for a good price , I think they paid around £500 at Richer sounds.
Firstly the important stuff, the picture quality I think is pretty good, OK its not the best for an LCD TV, but then again this TV is not at the top of the range, but it is HD ready and now that we have more HD programming you can really see the difference. I watched Top Gear in HD the other day and you can see the difference. I also utilise the HD facility for my Xbox 360, and OMG you can really see the difference. This TV comes with 2 AV ports for standard audio / video capability and 2 HDMI cable capability. I used to play my games on AV and I was really letting myself down, then I moved to HD and wow I noticed the difference.
This TV has all the usual features auto tracking and reset channels, it can support terrestiral TV, it has a remote, channel and volume control with an easy to navigate menu, AV mode, a mute button, list of TV channels and listings, a power button with power saving capability, input- AV / HDMI choice. It is only 50 Hz (models at the higher range have a 250 Hz picture but you cant realy tell with this one only in some instancies. I have experienced blurring mid way through films, normally when there is an action sequence and where there is a dark background. The TV has a 80,000:1 contrast which is high enough for a TV of this price.
Two of the best features of this TV are that it has built in freeview and this has a much better picture as the digital signal is 10 times better compared to the terrestrial signal. The freeview in built recieved picks up programmes very well and is easy to navigate with around 35 'useful' channels. The second feature is an inbuilt eco feature button, usefully marked as green, with this you can darken the picture contrast and reduce the energy that the TV uses, from a minimum of 25% to a maximum of 76% (weird percentages I know). Although I have yet to find out how you get it up to 100% - just testing of course
The two 10 watt speakers are OK and I find that on freeview going up to 12 on a possible 100 is normally high enough- however on some DVD`s I have had the sound up to 98 and still find it hard to hear some dialogue- on top of this the sound bass/ treble, forground speech and background feature is hard to navigate and I cant really notice a difference when I change the settings.
Amazon sells these for £600, but I reakon you could pick one up for £450 at TK Maxx, richer sounds etc
My husband bought this TV after months of badgering me, saying we needed to ditch to old one. He searched the market and compared quality and decided on this LG model. The TV was very simple to set up and I can honestly say its beautiful ! I am so pleased I was persuaded into buying it. The picture quality is excellent and the TV is so simple to use even my 6 year old can navigate it. We have also upgraded to HD now and never thought I'd say this but I find my self scanning for HD programmes because the TV quality is so good . The TV looks great and if you can get a good deal even better. We bought ours from ASDA.This TV is highly recommended from a woman who thought she wasn't that into TVs ! The only down side I can find with this TV is that you need to use the supplied cloth to clean the TV , if you use a duster it causes static and the dust re sticks to the TV.
This big beauty i bought myself along with my partner in january.
The tv cost £550 from curry's i think this was a bargain.
When we got it home it was easy to set up and had an auto tune so we
got all the channels in a flash.
The picture is nice clear bright and the sound is crystal clear.
The tv has three hdmi imputes, my girls play the playstation on it and works great
easy to change the tv to the playstion with the tv remote.
There is two scart sockets on the back of the tv so we can have the playstation and the sky
plugged in at the same time.
It is wall mountable and came with the bracket , we have it on the wall.
The tv looks very stylish in the black gloss colour even has its own duster for cleaning finger
prints from it .
I am very impressed with the tv and think it has been my best buy this year.
I highly recommend the tv.
I bought this TV in December as it was the perfect size and it was reasonably priced for what I was looking for and was very excited about the HDMI and USB features of this TV I have been able to connect my laptop and watch movies which was great but I was unable to get any joy out of using the USB I have connected 2 different USB memory sticks so far but no joy so I gave up as i was unable to get any connection at all. The picture quality is great and the sound is brilliant. The setting are very easy to use and can change the picture quality and Sound to individuals liking! In the picture menu there is a option for energy efficient viewing which is great for people that want to reduce their carbon footprint. Overall it is a great TV and very simple to use the only negative is the remote control which is very simple to use but I have to press hard and hold the buttons down for a while till it picks up the signal and when trying to turn down the volume it sometimes goes up and vice versa so that was a bit of a let down!
I brought the LG 37LH3000 in January 2010 and I would say this was possibly one of the best finds for value for money. In the Past LG Electronics have been a weak cheaper brand on the market. However how my opinions have changed! This TV has fantastic qualities from fantastic picture quality for watching sports which is a big hobby in my life, good game play graphics right the way through to the small things like the easy to use remote.
I was that impressed with the LG brand I brought the 47" with dvd, stand and surround sound for my mother as a "small" gift and she and my younger brother were delighted with the quality considering they are use to only buying the "BIG" brands.
So to anyone thinking of purchasing a new tv its not always the street names you need to look for LG is a good solid brand for TV's.
I bought this TV about 6 months ago, and it is the best purchase i have made in a long time. Amazing picture, epecially when using PS3 with it, which really enhances gameplay. And its a bargain at the price, especially compared to its rival brands which you really do pay over the odds for. The only fear factor was that i had heard that LG's had 2 annoying habits, a silly noise when it turned on and off, and that it was really slow at channel changing. But i can safely say these are myths, the sound can be turned off and although it is quite slow at turning over its not that bad. With the glossy black finish it is really easy to keep clean and looks stunning, a real crowd pleaser! One little problem is that picture does go fuzzy once and a while, but could be aerial so dont know if its a generic problem. but would reccommend this purchase!!!!
At 1st i was unsure of buying an LG as ive always been a fan of sony or samsung but after the motherboard went on my last samsung i decided it was time for a change. After reading online reviews i settled on the LG 37lh3000 and im really glad i did! First impressions were good, the tv was packaged really well, it comes with a sturdy stand and of coarse is wall mountable. The picture is crisp and clear with 1080p output support- essential for sky hd, blu-ray and ps3. The feature the tv has that really surprised is the built in speakers, which are easily the best i have ever heard, they are perfect for a medium sized room and the virtual surround sound is a decent alternative to the real thing. For a mid-range tv in the £500 bracket you cant go far wrong in buying the LG 37lh3000.
This is my first review!
Firstly I am a girl so I have no idea what all the spec etc really means what I do know is that this TV is very aesthetically pleasing! I wasn't sure about black colour but it is so much easier to keep clean and hides finger prints easier than my other silver tele. It even comes with its own cleaning cloth. Picture quality is, i think, fab. We use it for playing playstation and WII games and it is much clearer. We were advised to go for LCD rather than PLASMA if using for games and I think we made the right purchase. We have ours wall mounted and this was incredibly easy to do. LG gave screws for different brackets and wall types so we didn't need to purchse these seperatly. It was also incredibly easy to set up- basically the tele did it itself! Shop around as they can vary in price - we got ours from Tesco Direct as benefited from double points and money off at the time we bought it. Size wise it is perfect - we were looking at 42" but this fits our wall perfectly. If you are looking for a reasonably priced LCD from a reputable company then you won't go far wrong with this one
We have this TV as our main in the living room, and I am extremely impressed with the picture quality, especially running the PS3 on HD or watching Blu - Ray movies.
I have to say it is always worth paying the extra for a brand such as LG. They don't get too carried away on pricing like Sony, as you really are only splashing out for good quality and sleek design. I am a massive fan of LG products, be it phones or TVs and always found them to be a cut above the rest in design.
As for the TV itself, the picture is clear, crisp and bright. The 37"s is plenty big enough for my house, but this model is available in larger sizes with the same great quality. When I bought it, I unboxed it, plugged it in and set it on the Auto settings and haven't touched them since, felt no need to. The speaker sound is OK for what they are, but I much prefer the full surround sound and LG probably knew that most people do too, which is why they didn't spend too much time developing this. The only downside I have found, which is not LG's fault, is the sheer cost of wall mounts for TVs of this size which is why I never bothered. I also had one small problem with a lock on the remote which meant I couldn't use it at all, but simply leaving the batteries out for a day cured that.
'And how do you plan to support the HD facility on this television?' was one of the hundreds of questions peppered at me by the over zealous Curry's assistant. My mother was dissuaded totally from buying it after he finished and had I not been there she would have left empty handed.
The point he was trying to convey (I think) was that a 37" LCD HD ready television's picture quality may not be as good as you would imagine if you do not utilise the HD facility. This is in fact true to an extent as at times the picture can be a little bit grainy and blurred (but we are still receiving a terrestrial signal so that is the main factor). However, this is not to dissuade you from buying this particular TV as this is the case with most TV's now. If you have sky or freeview it is a much better picture as the digital signal is much improved compared to the terrestrial one.
I did my research on this TV and for the £400 I paid this was a bit of a steal. Having now set up sky HD the picture quality is extremely crisp. Even on the non HD channels it is far beyond any other TV I have owned. The 1080p pixel resolution is more than adequate for a 37inch TV. It is only 50 Hz (compared to much more expensive models which are 250 Hz) but this seldom affects the quality of the picture; I have yet to really experience the blurring this is meant to cause on fast paced programmes. The 80,000:1 contrast is high enough for a TV of this price to produce this excellent picture. The in-built digital receiver is good, and this also has a TV guide and easy to navigate menu.
This is an excellent TV to support a games console and hooking your Xbox or PlayStation up could not be easier. The two 10 watt speakers may be this TV's slight downfall, but that is if you are being picky.
For the environmentally friendly individuals the energy saving feature is a plus and the TV can be switched to a lower contrast to save power.
Overall a good looking TV that ticks all the boxes a reasonably priced 37" LCD HD ready TV should do. I would recommend this to anyone that is looking for a good all rounder that will not burn a massive hole in your pockets.