The television has always been at the centre of many debates and arguments. Hated for serving up mindless content, it was known as the ‘Idiot Box’. With better and more relevant content, it is now being accepted as a mature medium of communication and entertainment. The advances in technology have made the television smarter. Now it can deliver smarter content right into people’s living rooms. LG Televisions has made a name for itself in high-quality electronics, especially televisions. They have televisions to suit every requirement. The LG 22LH458A is a full HD LED television which has a beautiful, bright 22 inch screen. The frame of this TV is painted Gold and it is mounted on a table-top stand which is black and glossy.
This television is specially made for India and it supports around 10 regional languages. It also features 4 pre-installed games. The LG 22LH458A 22 inch Full HD LED TV is available at a price of Rs. 12,589/- in online stores. Let us take an in-depth look at this television through this review.
The LG 22LH458A does not look like any regular television. The reason for that is quite obvious in one glance, the Golden finish of the display’s frame. It comes mounted on a black, glossy table-top stand which provides a nice contrast. The base of the table-top stand is shaped round like an arc which provides a stable footing for the television. The television can be unmounted from the stand if it needs to be mounted on a wall or any other flat surface.
All the controls of the LG 22LH458A 22 inch Full HD LED TV’s are located on the bottom edge of the display where they are easily accessible. There’s a single USB port conveniently placed on the side of the television for easy connectivity with a USB drive or an external hard disk. The rest of the ports are located at the back of the television; 1 HDMI, 1 Composite In (CVBS + Audio), 1 RGB In (D-sub 15pin) - PC and 1 Headphone out (RCA Analog Audio Out). The LG 22LH458A is packaged into a slim profile which is only 53.1mm thin. It weighs in at 3.0kg with the stand and 2.9kg without it. Overall, the design review of the LG 22LH458A makes it out to be a compact television with unconventional looks.
The LG 22LH458A has a beautiful 22 inch full HD screen with an IPS LCD panel which delivers Life-like Colours, Wide Viewing Angles, Blur-free Clarity and a Stable Screen. The Triple XD Engine enhances colour, contrast and clarity of the broadcast content. The bezels surrounding the display are not the thinnest, but neither are they unnecessarily thick. The Gold finish of these bezels is a constant distraction as they are always lurking in the peripheral vision which watching TV. The bezels should’ve been the more-conventional black coloured ones as they tend to merge with the background and are not distracting in any way.
The display is bright, with good contrast levels to put out those great viewing angles. The full HD resolution does full justice to the LG 22LH458A at this price-point and delivers great picture quality.
The LG 22LH458A comes with ‘All Round Protection Plus’ which brings Robust IPS Panel, Lightening Protection, Summer Heat Protection, Humidity Protection and Dust Protection while working well without a Stabilizer. It features easy PC connectivity through the D-Sub In port. The laptop’s or PC’s screen can be easily shared onto the television through the VGA cable. ‘Bollywood Mode’ optimizes sound output by selecting the right equalizer for Indian content.
It delivers a realistic 3D sound experience by making the sound appear to be flowing from all directions. ‘Cricket Mode’ claims to deliver a stadium-like thrilling viewing experience accompanied by ultimate sound and enhanced picture quality. ‘USB Movie’ feature enables direct playback from a USB drive or an external hard disk. The LG 22LH454A includes Dolby Digital Decoder and a 2-channel speaker system with a 10W output. It packs in 5 sound modes and 3 sound optimizer modes. The LG 22LH458A performs quite well in its performance review.
Inside the box:
· LG 22LH458A Television
· Remote Control
· Mounting Stand
· Power Cable
· VGA Cable
· Quick-start Guide
ü Full HD Resolution.
ü USB Movie.
ü Bollywood Mode.
ü Cricket Mode.
û Golden coloured bezels are distracting.
The LG 22LH458A performs consistently all throughout the review by delivering a high-quality, immersive viewing experience. The technology packed inside comes together to give a polished user experience. The relatively smaller screen with a full HD resolution makes for a pixel-dense display which has great colour reproduction and wide viewing angles. If only we could change the colour of those bezels. In spite of those, the LG 22LH458A gives excellent value for the buyer’s money.
· Performance: 4 Stars.
· Value for Money: 4 Stars.