The television has always been a controversial appliance. Many have dubbed it as the ‘Idiot Box’ for serving up mindless, addicting content. But with better programming and more relevant content, this perception is changing. The televisions of today are getting smarter, with internet connectivity and overall advances in technology. LG Televisions is a well-known name in electronics, especially televisions.
LG has a range of televisions to suit any and all pockets. The LG 24LH458A is an HD Ready LED television with a beautiful 24” screen. It is finished in Gold colour and comes mounted on a black, glossy table-top stand. It comes with 4 games pre-installed and supports 10 Indian regional languages. The LG 24LH458A is available at a price of Rs. 12,350/- in online stores. Let us take a closer look at this television through this review.
The LG 24LH458A is an unusual-looking television. It features LG Gold TV which is a premium champagne gold metallic finish. It comes mounted on a table-top stand which sports a black glossy finish. The base of the mounting stand is a rounded arc which provides a stable stance to the television. The mounting stand can be detached from the TV if it needs to mount on a wall or any other flat surface. All the controls of this TV are conveniently located on the bottom edge for easy accessibility.
There is a single USB port located on the side of the television to make it easier to plug in USB drives. The back side of the television features more ports; RF In, HDMI, Composite In (CVBS + Audio), RGB In (D-sub 15pin) - PC and Headphone out (RCA Analog Out). All these are packed in a slim and sleek profile which is just 53.5mm thin. The LG 24LH458A weighs in at 3.4kg with the table-top stand and weighs 3.2kg without it. All-in-all, the design review of the LG 24LH458A paints it to be a beautiful-looking compact television.
The LG 24LH458A has a 24” screen with Brilliant LED Backlit Display with wide 178° viewing angles. It sports an HD resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and is an HD Ready display. It has reasonably thick bezels which are finished in Gold. They are a constant distraction as they are always in the peripheral vision while watching TV. Black bezels tend to merge in the background and do not get in the way. LG should’ve stuck to black bezels. The display is reasonably bright and the contrast is good enough to support those wide viewing angles.
The LG 24LH458A features All Round Protection Plus with a Robust IPS Panel, Lightening Protection, Summer Heat Protection, Humidity Protection and Dust Protection. It works well without Stabilizer. It features PC connectivity through D-Sub IN. Connect through VGA Cable from PC / Laptop to get the screen on TV. It also features a Bollywood Mode which optimizes the sound output and selects the right sound EQ for Indian content. The Bollywood mode gives users the sensation that sound is streaming from somewhere right above them. With sound pouring in from nearly all directions a more realistic three-dimensional sound experience.
The Triple XD Engine enhances colour, contrast and clarity. The Smart Energy Saving feature limits power consumption by tweaking the backlight control for adjusting brightness, a screen-off function that turns the screen off for playing audio-only, and the Standby Mode Zero function which allows the TV to hibernate, while using zero electricity. The Eco Motion Sensor is a new technology that reduces power consumption by slightly tweaking the brightness of the screen according to the speed of the content being displayed on the screen. It features a 2 channel 10W sound with five music modes. The LG 24LH458A performs admirably in the performance review.
INSIDE THE BOX:
· LG 24LH458A Television.
· Power Cable
· VGA Cable
· Quick-start Guide
ü Good looks.
ü Eco Mode.
ü Flicker-free technology.
ü Optionally wall mountable using VESA mounting.
û The resolution of 1366 x 768 on a 24” display.
All throughout this review, the LG 24LH458A gives a consistent and a high-quality performance. It comes loaded with lots of eye-care technologies as well as a host of features for an immersive viewing experience. The technology and the specifications work together to deliver a polished user experience. The big, wide screen is a treat to use for both, productivity as well as entertainment. It always performs to its full potential. The LG 24LH458A gives excellent value for the buyer’s money.
· Performance: 4 Stars.
· Value for Money: 4 Stars.