Top critical review
on 15 August 2014
Got Xbox from Santa and had to buy a large TV. After some research and good experience in the past with the LG brand, or GoldStar at the time ;) I have stumbled upon this set - 47LN540V
No SMART features and fancy stands, port scarcity and good picture for the money.
If you want to connect it to an external audio system you need optical-in port on it, or buy converter from amazon (B0074JZ8ZW for example, I have it and it is working great).
I have tested the SCART port and no audio is coming out of it, so don`t bother - it`s strictly "in".
All in all two HDMI ports, and the USB port that works like a charm. Playing(usb) video files with x264 or DTS audio will result no audio playback. Video keeps resuming by itself after being paused for more than a minute, a bit irritating..
The Ethernet port is for Firmware updates only(no DLNA capability), although today I have tested it again and it does not seem to work - had to download it manually on a flash drive. Tested its functionality on a windows 7 network, and can`t find a way to stream content to it.
Most important of all, if you browse channels a lot, the remote control is rather quick when used with fresh batteries(recycle the stock ones as soon as you lay your fingers on them).
Have not tested the new firmware, but I really hope they added some sense to the connections. What I mean is, when you have turned off the set after using device on HDMI2 port, and then you connect live device on HDMI1 port and turn the set on, it does not sense it at all and displays the HDMI2 input..even if the device hooked to it, is off.
Picture is okay, the LED is rather uneven and spotty when displaying white, black is weak but okay. Angles are okay, would love it if the display was not so glossy
It`s okay - that is the meaning of three stars.