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Best in the price range,
This review is from: LG 26LK330U 26-inch Widescreen HD Ready LCD TV with Freeview (Electronics)My old CRT TV has given me 15 years of beautiful analogue picture, but eventually the scart socket stopped working, so I had no choice but to get a digital tv.
Digital streaming TV is a worse picture than CRT TV, unless you want to spend close to £1000. I was prepared to pay £250, and for this price range the 26LK330U was the best picture in the shop.
I took it home and set it up very easily. Live TV is watchable, with the expected annoying pixelation around faces and hair, but the picture is realistic and believable, unlike a lot of digital TVs I've seen that look 'wrong'.
Non-live stuff like some pre-recorded programmes, DVDs or PS3 looks great.
The USB socket is really useful and the menus are easy to use.
The freeview channels are useful and easy to set up.
The sound is not great, but TVs rarely have adequate speakers. I tried to connect my sound system directly to the TV, rather than out of my cable box. Unfortunately, I cannot get the TV output jacks to produce any sound, despite my efforts. They are also loose. So for now, I'm muting the TV and listening to the cable signal audio, and watching a picture delayed by about 0.2 of a second. I'll be contacting LG about this.
In my view, it loses one star for the sound issue. But it's still the best TV I found for the price, and I'm pretty fussy, so if you are used to digital TVs I don't think you'll be disappointed with this.
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Initial post: 11 Dec 2011 17:36:29 GMT
Mr Skidmark says:
After further investigation I worked out that the audio out rca jacks are actually audio in. This tv only has a digital optical audio out. So, I've weighed up the pros and cons, and chosen to shell out another £30 to buy a digital to analogue audio adapter so that it can be plugged into my amplifier. Bear this in mind if you already have an analogue sound system. Therefore my original score of 4 out of five will now become a theoretical 4.5 out of 5. One of the best purchases I've ever made.
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Dec 2011 22:15:18 GMT
Can you please tell me if this TV has a "card slot" to allow ESPN to be viewed via Top Up TV?
In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jul 2012 19:32:19 BDT
Mr Skidmark says:
No it doesn't have anything like that, but I can tell you this tv has now developed two white lines down one half of the screen and so is going back to LG!
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