Top positive review
70 people found this helpful
on November 5, 2011
I couldn't be more satisfied with the features of this TV alongside with its price tag. First off, I am truly surprised how few reviews there are on this model in comparison to the LG42LV5500. I did my homework before buying a new set, and both of these models are exactly the same. The only difference is the lv5500 has a magic remote. But this tv comes with the magic remote "feature", meaning you can always buy the remote in the future at around $70.
I consider this LG unbeatable with all that it offers. The picture is flawless, brilliant in colors, contrast and detail. I feel no motion lag as with some 60hz models. And am truly grateful to have the 120hz. It has a decent amount of user manual settings including colors and pic modes, but not overwhelming and simple enough for the ordinary ind.. The Trumotion feature is not to my liking, as it makes the picture look like some soap opera, taking away from that "cinema feel". So that is up to ones personal liking, but I simply turn it off. The amount of inputs in the back is staggering, and that is one thing I researched before buying. I needed to hook up anything and everything I would ever need in the future, and this model does not dissappoint. 4 hdmi's, 2 usb's, ethernet and wireless, 2 rgbs, components, optical,comp monitor, etc. I have my playstation, internet and hd antenna hooked up and all work with true precision and quality. The home menu is friendly and appealing. More than average apps online. The streaming does not work "great" but it is "good" I would say it would be more fun to use the internet and streaming apps with the magic remote, that is the only place where it can really play a positive effect. But the browser on this thing is lagging in speed. So don't expect to be surfing at lightning speed. After all this is a TV not a Mac. And we haven't gotten to a point where TV browsers reach astonishing speeds. For this model it is good to have this feature, with hopes to update it in the future.
I am truly happy with this LG, and it should have much more reviews and likes from people who put in their time into buying the best quality product for a reasonable price. It is by no means a tech junkies dream, but a very sturdy design for an intermediate to experienced user.
One thing I wanna point out is about the LED lighting. I wanted to buy LED because these lights are much more precise, and they emit light that is closer to a natural lights spectrum. This means the colors are more natural is easier on the eyes. They also emit no uv radiation compared to the regular CCFL tubes. I do love how the LED's light up the screen, very even distribution and great contrast. The only issue is you can notice small light leakage around the top of the screen when the pic is completely black. It is very minor and only noticeable slightly when I play games. But with regular tv viewing, its hardly ever seen. So it is a very minor flaw in comparison to the benefit of LED!!!
Overall I recommend this Set 100%, you will not find all these features for such a low price.