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.
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 detailed PRAD review
LG 42LH5000 LCD TV in our Prad test. (Picture: LG)