LG is one of the top TV manufacturers on the market and this is reflected in all their products, because whether we’re talking about high-end TVs or entry-class TVs, you can expect to find nothing but the best. The LG 42LK450 is the living proof, as even though it’s an entry level flat screen TV, it still incorporates some interesting features and its price tag of only £400.00 at amazon.co.uk makes it an irresistible deal.

LG 42LK450U Review

You usually get what you pay for so, for a product with such a low price, you would normally expect a low-quality product which lacks all the interesting features. The LG 42LK450 will prove you wrong, demonstrating that you can enjoy high quality images without spending a fortune. This 42” flats screen TV is capable of displaying Full HD 1080p content, making all your favorite TV shows or movies look stunning. Responsible for this are the contrast ratio of 100,000:1 and the brightness level of 400 cd/m2, combined with the Intelligent Sensor that can automatically adjust the brightness and color range according to the light conditions in your room. The main functionality of the Intelligent Sensor is to always keep the colors and brightness levels at the optimum levels, but it also saves energy by doing so, especially in the evenings.

The intelligence of this TV goes beyond this with the 3 preset audio-video modes. You can switch from Cinema to Sports or Game with a push of a button, and let the TV do the rest, adjusting the best audio and video settings for the optimum viewing experience. If you don’t want the complete menu, you can choose between the 8 picture modes: Intelligent Sensor, Standard, Vivid, Cinema, Sport, Game or the two ISF Expert settings. Oh, right, there are two ISF presets so you can have an expert come in and calibrate your TV to fit your tastes perfectly.

The LG 42LK450 is not bad on the audio side either, thanks to its two 10W integrated speakers. The Infinite Surround and Clear Voice 2 technologies significantly improve the sound quality while the 5 preset settings give you more control over it.

The built-in Freeview Standard tuner allows you to enjoy countless digital TV and radio channels, exploring the best of digital television. If that’s not enough, you can simply plug in a USB thumb drive and watch one of your favorite movies instead. The LG 42LK450 has plenty of connectivity options so, no matter what you want to connect, you’ll find the right slot. It comes with 1 USB port, 3 HDMI ports, a D-Sub port, a Digital Audio port and pretty much all the ports you may need. The only thing that might be missing is an Ethernet port and Internet connectivity support, but giving the price of the TV, this is quite understandable. Let’s not forget we’re dealing with an entry-level flat screen TV, something that needs to reflect in the price, and Internet support would have significantly bumped the price, making the TV unaffordable for its target audience.

Features and Specifications Summary

  • TV Model – LG 42LK450
  • Screen Size – 42″
  • Contrast Ratio – 100,000:1
  • Display Resolution – 1920×1080, Full HD
  • Tuner – Built-in Freeview
  • USB Playback – supports JPEG, MP3, MPEG-4/DivX and other formats
  • Connectivity – HDMIx3, VGAx1, Scartx1, USB2.0×1
  • Warranty – 1 year


comments powered by Disqus