Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop All Amazon Fashion Summer Savings Up to 25% Off Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Oasis Listen in Prime Shop now Learn more
Customer Review

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pause and record live TV with any external hard drive!, 5 Jan. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: LG 32LN570U 32-inch Widescreen HD ready Smart LED TV with Freeview HD (discontinued by manufacturer) (Electronics)
I purchased this TV in the Black Friday deal for £219 as a Christmas present for my sister. This TV was very easy to set up and get up and running. The picture quality is amazing with bright and vivid colours, with the sound quality adequate for a bedroom TV.
The built in freeview HD is an excellent tuner that is better than the dedicated freeview TV tuner my sister has plugged into her other TV. The EPG is quick and responsive, so getting around the menus is instant when you press a button. I find EPG and guide menus that respond slowly very frustrating as does my sister so she was very happy to find the LG TV to be so responsive.

The feature that I was surprised to find built into the TV was LG Time machine 2 software. This allows you to plug in any external hard drive you have (a 500GB external hard drive can be purchased for £50) and you can then record and pause live TV or watch one channel while recording another! You can also set the TV to record programs from the guide turning the FreeviewHD into a FreeviewHD+. Before I made the purchase I did not know it had this feature and as I work in IT I had a hard drive I could give my sister to use with this. This was very easy to set up and very easy for my sister to use.

Overall this is a great TV and I would definitely consider an LG smart TV when I upgrade my 5 year old Panasonic 42" plasma. I was weary of LED TV's before having been used to my plasma TV's amazing picture but this TV has made me realize that LED TV's now have excellent picture quality (they used to be a lot worse than plasma) and the Smart features are worth the extra money with quick responsive menus.
The only downside is that it does not have built in wifi. It does have an ethernet port so you can plug it into your router with an ethernet cable to acces the internet features. Wifi should come as standard on all TV's in my opinion and its not just LG that dont include it. What I find annoying is that you cant just use any wifi dongle, you have to buy the LG one which is expensive compared to normal wifi dongles for PC's but essentially its just the same bit of kit. This is the only reason I have given it 4 stars instead of 5.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]