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We have had LG tellys before and I find they are a bery good model, both for sound and picture quality. Out last telly was a 37" which I found adequate for my viewing needs, but my husband is never satisfied with anything for long (except for me that is) and when we came in to a bit of money unexpectedly he decided to put the 37" in the playroom for the kids and buy a new telly for the lounge.
After weeks of market research and trawling through the internet to find just the right model, he opted for this 42" LG. So we bought it from PC World for £449.
At this point I would love to comment on the installation process but I am afraid I had nothing to do with this. It was unpacked from its box and not long after this we were watching it, so I can only assume that it was quick and easy. At first I couldn't spot much difference between this TV and our old one, but I do have to say now that the picture quality is much better. Our old one tended to smudge certain pictures, for want of a better word, smoke and fog, for example, looked fake and grainy, but not on this telly. Everything seems so much cleaner and sharper.
This telly is HD ready, so it wasn't long before we got the Sky HD package to go with it and what do you know - the picture is 10x better again, particularly on cartoons, I am told by my children.
There are two HDMI channels, and two AV channels, this means we have the Wii plugged into the telly too and this works fine.
There is a swivel mount to the stand, allowing the screen to be moved without the hassle of pushing the whole base around. There are also buttons down the side of TV just incase you loose the remote (something which happens frequently in our house).
The only niggle I have with this TV is that you have to turn the sound up a lot higher than on the old one to get the same level of volume. On the old model number 12 was sufficient for us, now I have to turn it to number 20 just to be able to hear it. And its worse on recorded programmes, then I have to have it on number 26 at least, which means when you stop a recorded programme from playing you have to have your finger over the volume control ready to turn it all down again.
Overall though, a good purchase.