REVIEW: LG 42LH5000
++ very good, + good, +/- satisfactory, - bad, -- very bad
LG Electronics is undoubtedly one of the global players in the area of HDTV equipment. With good and innovative ideas offered at a good price, the company is managing to keep large rivals such as Sharp at bay and secure its second place behind Samsung as one of the largest TV manufacturers in the world. The LH series from LG can convince both buyers and critics that its claim is still justified, offering an outstanding combination of technology and image quality at an affordable price. This is reason enough for us to look at one of the TV models from this series in more detail - the LG 42LH5000.
The 42-inch television with its Full-HD resolution uses an IPS panel from the manufacturer’s own production lines, which is advertised as having a maximum contrast of 80,000:1. The actual static contrast is much more interesting than this value, which is created using dynamic contrast regulations.
Frontal and back views of the LG 42LH5000. (Photo: LG)
Through the "True Motion" 200-Hz inter-frame calculation, motion blur should be reduced and film material in particular should be played back more fluidly. We will see whether or not this causes irritating side effects in the course of our review.
A further highlight is the precise image adjustment, which shines with a wide range of settings – the like of which is usually only seen in much more expensive models.
The model in the LH-5000 series is offered in two different versions – the LH 5000 and LH 5020. There are no technical differences between both model types. The difference between the models is limited only to the design of the acrylic frame and the shape of the base. The LH5000 has a smoky blue acrylic frame surrounding the screen; its base design has a rounded shape. On the other hand, the frame of the LH5020 is transparent brown, whilst its base has an angular shape.
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