The television has always been a subject evoking strong reaction, for as well as against it. It has been dubbed as the ‘Idiot Box’, which is a somewhat unfair assessment. But, with a changing perception and better programming, the television has evolved into a mature platform for serving smart content right into people’s homes. LG has already made a name for itself through it innovative and high-quality products. The LG 24LH454A is a 24” television from LG. It is an HD ready television with a beautiful-looking bright display. It sports small bezels which allow for wider viewing angles. It comes with a table-top mounting stand.
The television is all finished in black matte, while the mounting stand is all glossy. It supports 10 Indian Languages and comes with 4 pre-loaded games. The LG 24LH454A is available at a price of Rs. 12,199/-. Let us take a closer look at this television through this review.
The LG 24LH454A is a generic-looking flat-panel television which sports a matte black finish all over. The mounting stand features a glossy finish. The base of the mounting stand is an arc which gives the television stability. The mounting stand can be removed from beneath the television, if it needs to be mounted on any flat surface like a wall. All the control buttons of this television are located on the bottom edge. A single USB port is located on the side of the television for convenient operation.
There are more ports located at the back side of the television. They include; 1 RF In, 1 Composite In (CVBS + Audio), 1 HDMI, 1 RGB In (D-sub 15 Pin) - PC and 1 Headphone Out (RCA Analog Out). The LG 24LH454A is encased in a slim shell which is just 53.1mm thick. The LG 24LH454A weighs in at 3.4kg with its table-top stand and 3.2kg without it. The overall design review of this television makes it out to be a sleek-looking compact television.
The LG 24LH454A has a 24” Brilliant LED backlit display which produces clear images, true blacks, and the most vivid, true-to-life colours on a slim screen. It is an HD Ready display having a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
The Triple XD Engine enhances the level of excellence in colour, contrast and clarity for delivering the best picture quality and performance. The bezels are quite narrow and they tend to merge in the background while watching the television. The saturation and contrast levels on this display are quite good and can easily sustain the wide viewing angles.
The LG 24LH454A comes with ‘All Round Protection Plus’ with a Robust IPS Panel, Lightening Protection, Summer Heat Protection, Humidity Protection and Dust Protection. It supports ten regional languages and also has four built-in games for additional entertainment. It supports ‘Easy PC Connectivity’ through D-Sub IN and connection through VGA Cable from PC or Laptop to send the contents of their screen to the television’s screen. The ‘Bollywood Mode’ automatically selects the right sound equalizer for Indian movie content. With sound appearing to be flowing in from nearly all directions, it makes for a more realistic 3D sound experience. The ‘Cricket Mode’ claims to deliver “a thrilling viewing experience accompanied by ultimate sound and enhanced picture quality”. Turning on the Cricket Mode delivers a stadium-like experience right there in the living room.
The ‘USB Movie’ feature allows a USB drive or an external hard disk to play its contents directly on the television. The Smart Energy Saving feature limits power consumption. It includes the ability to controls the backlight for adjusting brightness, a screen-off function that turns the picture off for playing audio-only, and the Standby Mode Zero function which uses zero electricity in stand-by mode. The LG 24LH454A includes Dolby Digital Decoder and a 2 channel speaker system with a 10W output, 5 sound modes and 3 sound optimizer modes.
Inside the box:
· LG 24LH454A Television
· Remote Control
· VGA Cable
· Power Cable
· Quick-start Guide
ü Triple XD Engine.
ü Smart Energy Saving Mode.
ü Easy PC Connectivity.
ü Dolby Digital Audio.
ü Optionally wall mountable using VESA mounting.
û The resolution of 1366 x 768 on a 24” display.
Throughout this review, the LG 24LH454A gives a consistently high-quality performance. With its plethora of audio and video technologies, it tries to deliver the best immersive experience. The technology and the hardware together deliver a polished user experience. The LG 24LH454A gives excellent value for the buyer’s money.
Performance: 4 Stars.
Value for Money: 4 Stars