This comes within the budget bracket and despite this, it is still beautifully designed. However, its 1366 x 768 resolution screen is a clear nod towards corner cutting. But with ‘Expert Mode’, LG have provided a lots of pre-set picture adjustment options for those who don’t want get stuck in themselves. And there are also a useful 3 HDMIs and a great 15,000:1 contrast ratio.
LG’s ‘XD engine’ focuses on picture processing and works to improve the quality of incoming feeds and then ensures that the presentation of these feeds is also top-notch.
LG’s clear voice technology filters out background noise and there are modes to make the most of content like Cinema, Sport, and Game.
At around £500 and being 42in and an LCD it produces very deep velvety blacks. This in turn makes for wonderful colours. There are better SD Freeview players but we feel bad complaining too much. HD from this set is not blow you away amazing but exceedingly competent. LG’s XD Engine produces fast motion action, that stands up to more expensive panels.