Product Type: LG Electronics 3D LCD TV
Newest Review: ... to start of, the looks. It is very smart looking, with cool touch screen, although sometimes I get a bit impatient with the power bu... more
Perfect Student TV
Member Name: GadgetJon
Advantages: excellent quality, cheap, user friendly
Disadvantages: could argue the the casing is a bit cheap looking...
Now as the headline might suggest, I am not saying you will only like this LG television if you are a student, because for it's size it is an excellent piece of equipment with full 1080p HD, which I think anyone looking for a small to medium size TV this would be as worth competition as any other.
I am now in my second year of uni and wanted a TV that I could easily plug into my laptop and use as extra workspace for uni work as well as watching the odd movie. Another benefit of the set is the built-in Freeview tuner.
So to start of, the looks. It is very smart looking, with cool touch screen, although sometimes I get a bit impatient with the power button, but this is purely because there is no response for a little while. One thing I would say about the casing though is the shiny plastic does look a bit tacky, but then what do you expect for a HD TV under £200?!
When it does turn on however it is worth the wait. going through the menus, there is plenty of oppurtunities to adjust, or even choose from pre-set screen configurations, ranging from user (whilst working on your laptop) to cinema display.
To get the best out of the display you can connect the TV to your laptop/Games console/BluRay player etc. There is plenty of connections at the back of the television (see spec for full details). I tend to use the audio out socket quite a bit as I hook it into my iPod dock so I can play the sound through that, as the speakers can be a bit quite if your not sitting quite close to the TV.
When watching BluRay's you can really see the 1080P HD come into its own, you can see all the action, the darks are really dark, and it is generally very nice to watch.
The built in Freeview is very simple to use, although the guide can be a bit slow sometimes, if this is something that is really important to you, it might be worthwhile buying a separate Freeview box.
All of this for a penny under £200, it is definitely one of my better investments whilst I have been at uni.
If you are a student I can definitely recommend this TV from personal experience, the quality is very good and definitely useful when you have multiple applications on your computer. If you are not a student, this is still an excellent choice of TV, with built in Freeview under £200 with HD and a recognised brand you cannot go wrong
Summary: an excellent television which is easy to use, catering for most peoples needs
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