The LG 42LD520 HDTV is a brilliant option for those who wish to own an LCD TV that possesses a marvelous picture quality and comes at a reasonable price. It has a 42 inch, 1080p full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) making it most wanted among many sports and fast action lovers because of its stunning picture superiority and clarity. The images and videos displayed are in a 16:9 ratio making the image display very clear.
This HDTV saves people from the trouble of having to adjust it according to the external lighting conditions because of its intelligent sensors. The television’s brightness and its color contrasts are automatically modified using the intelligent sensors hence providing flawless clear images. Like other LG HDTV models, this television also has the TruMotion 120Hz which seizes the real spirit of the kick gotten from cinema watching in one’s own home entertainment scene. This refresh rate is huge upgrade as compared to other 60Hz models. LG 42LD520 offers crystal clear details with no motion blur even with the swiftest running sequences of movie films because of its 2.4 milliseconds response time.
AV mode II has other preset modes for watching movies, sports or playing games. It embodies an amazing dynamic disparity ratio of 100,000:1 which adds the enjoyment of watching true HD pictures. LG 42LD520 displays bright and beautiful colors and the blacks are deeper as it tones the videos extremely well. The hues are perceptible even when showing videos that are very dark. With a USB drive connected to it, it has the capability of playing audio files (MP3), JPEG format slideshows. Other aspects of LG 42LD520 include speakers comprising of 20 watts of power, Dolby Digital decoding and three HDMI inputs. The HDMI ports are enough for most TV enthusiasts. LG 42LD520 also features a picture wizard, energy efficiency, IFSCCC calibration, DiVX HD, 24p real cinema among others. Along with the HDMI ports there is an RGB-VGA cable.
The two built-in speakers (that sound great) are hidden in the back hence giving this TV the aesthetic look that it has. However, for a better audio quality, the recommendation is to use home theatre speakers which should have a fine AV receiver. More adjustment options are available in the advanced settings, the sound and image area. The Intelligent Sensor mode has the brightness and contrast settings that one can use to manually change the settings. Moreover, the fact that it has energy saving features makes it an appealing TV because it makes use of power in an economical way.
Non-technically savvy recommendations to achieve the TV’s full potential include:
- Getting a HDMI cable TV set top box which should at least be version 1.3
- Getting either a satellite or cable HD which create a huge difference
- Making sure that the decoder output has been set to1080p.
Most glass panels automatically signal but not all do this. The stream should therefore be set to Blue-Ray and Netflix. One should also take measures to acquire additional guarantees. This is due to the fact that LCDs are usually more vulnerable to damages than the CRT TVs.