The LG 42LD450 gives you a top quality, 42 inch 1080p, screen at a remarkable price.
With its 1080p Full HD resolution, the 42LD450 is the perfect TV to complement your HD sources such as PS3, Blu-ray player and Sky HD. LG have already built an excellent reputation for their picture and, with the 42LD450, it's not hard to see why. A contrast ratio of 60, 000:1 hints at the deep blacks and realism of depth. What the figures can't tell you is just how natural the picture is against similarly priced rivals. There's also smooth motion with a super-fast response time of just 4ms and a wide viewing angle to ensure that everyone in the room gets a good view of the action. In short, whatever you're watching will be crisp and detailed with superb resolution and the ideal brightness.
As usual, we would always recommend using a separate home cinema system with a TV of this size but if you do use the LG's built-in sound system you might be pleasantly surprised. Using an invisible speaker system with Clear Voice II the 42LD450 sounds crisp and precise. Furthermore, the 10w + 10w power output gives it enough drive to fill larger rooms, too.
In terms of connections, the 42LD450 has all the basics covered and a very useful USB, to boot. Twin HDMI sockets allow for the connection of 2 High Definition sources, such as an HD-TV box and Blu-ray. In addition to this, the 42LD450 boasts SCART and component connections for your analogue sources. The side-mounted USB socket is extremely useful for plugging in digital media devices and playing back music and pictures on your TV. Furthermore, the PC input makes this attractive TV the perfect complement to your home computer. Topping off the wide range of sockets is a digital optical sound output - ideal for connecting this LG 42 inch LCD TV to your home cinema for a useful upgrade in sound quality.
Featuring a gloss black, slimline surround and elegant stand, the 42LD450 looks as good as it performs. It's also less deep than many rivals making it look considerably less bulky whether wall or stand mounted. Thanks to the latest technology, it's also Energy Saving Recommended. For a 42 inch 1080p LCD TV with an impressive spec and smooth, good looks, the 42LD450 is hard to beat.