LG Electronics is a South Korean multinational and one of the top consumer electronics manufacturers. Their innovative electronics are highly welcomed around the world. At the beginning, LG started its business in the UK without any customer base. But now it’s one of the highly trusted brands around the country and has its loyal fans. It’s all to the excellent features and well established after sales support. When it comes to televisions market, LG has its own place in the top and stands as a vital competitor of its rivals. LG 32LK450U is yet another LCD Full HD television from LG, which has almost all the mandatory features for today’s requirements. It may look very ordinary and makes us think that this TV is just one of the LCD televisions, but it’s not true. LG 32LK450U 32 inch LCD TV covers all the standard needs of a buyer. It can be kept standing with its stand or it can be wall mounted in a medium level living room or a bedroom.
It Looks Ordinary
Yes, it looks ordinary when compared to the LCD televisions of this era. The looks makes us think that LG didn’t cared much about the looks and just wanted to release a budget LCD TV to cater basic users. It’s pretty slim when we compare the hefty basic models from the other brands. The bezel is little bit thinker than any other flat LCD televisions from LG and good looking glossy black finish. There is a sandy border below the LG logo at the bottom of the bezel; it could be liked by many as it gives a nice look to the front side of the TV. There are many thinner and seamless designs available in high street and online stores. We really couldn’t figure out why LG gave such an ordinary design to this 32 inch widescreen television. LG might have felt that there should be a difference between their premium ranges of televisions from the basic models. Even though the features and connectivity is good LGL 32K450U, it lacks behind in its looks and design. We can’t say that LG 32LK450U widescreen LCD Full HD television looks horrible, but it looks normal when we compare with other LCD televisions. Overall, the looks are decent and it could really give a better and richer look to your living room when it is wall mounted. The stand is well gripped to ensure that the TV will have full balance when it’s kept standing. The stand is sturdy and gives a better grip when it’s kept standing. The stand can be turned around to get a better view of the display. Cool cathode fluorescent lamp is used instead of LED backlight to bring the LCD display to life. This type of backlighting is a traditional way and it really makes the LCD display hefty.
Nowadays, majority of the buyers go for LCD televisions with edge LED televisions or other LCD televisions with LED display. This 32 Inch LCD television looks little bit bulkier than the LED backlight televisions. Anyway, the picture quality of LG 32LK450U widescreen HD ready television tells us that the LED backlight doesn’t matter, and still the LCD display can work pretty well to produce great quality pictures. The picture quality is great as the pictures produced in this 32 Inch LCD television are full high definition. The blacks are not well distinguished, as they just look grayish when it’s tested. LG included almost all the features which are present in the higher LCD Full HD televisions to give some reasons for the buyers to buy this 32 inch LCD widescreen LCD television. The price tag can tell you the reason why LG didn’t minded much about the design and looks. We assume the reason is because they wanted to serve their customers with updated features and quality.
LG 32LK450U 32 inch LCD television produces very high quality pictures in its 32 inch widescreen. The colours are very natural and vivid, it has the genuine LG LCD TV quality of display which has the ability to supports full high definition input up to 1080p. The high definition really depends on the input. So to get the maximum out of any FullHD TVs, make sure the input is Full HD. However, LED backlighting could have made this 32 inch LCD television a better choice, but it doesn’t have LED backlighting to produce sharper blacks and brighter screen. The available picture modes are intelligent sensor, Vivid, Cinema, Sports, isf Expert 1, isf Expert 2 and Games. These features usually comes in higher ranged LCD TVs, it’s really surprising to see them in an entry-level LCD television. This allows the user to choose the picture mode to get an optimized viewing experience according to the type of picture being produced in the TV. The XD engine enhances the picture quality and with 24p true cinema gives an stunning home cinema experience.
The aspect ratio is 16:9 and its pretty standard in LCD televisions. LG 32LK450U has a built in widescreen feature, which widens up the screen when needed automatically and yes it can also be changed manually. It makes sure every part of the picture is produced in the screen. It’s really amazing to get such a great picture quality and attractive feature in an entry level LCD television. The refresh rate is 50Hz which could give better support to reduce the blur produced while watching fast action movies or sports and produces them in the way it has to be watched.
Built in Freeview
LG 32LK450U 32 inch widescreen LCD television comes with a built-in Freeview tuner. If you are a fan of Freeview channels, there won’t be any need to buy an additional Freeview tuner to view handful of free channels. BBC one, BBC two, ITV 1, Channel 5,Dave, Quest are some of the Freeview channels available in the UK. It varies by location, so always check with the Freeview website to find out the list of channels available in your locality and double check whether your favourite channels are available in your area.
The audio quality is above average when we compare LG 32LK450U 32 inch LCD television with any other TV of its class. It has two 10w invisible speakers with infinite surround sound and dolby digital decoder. It could give an ultimate gaming experience when the 32 inch Full HD television is connected with a game console.
Connectivity and other features
This 32 inch widescreen LCD television is HD ready and comes with 3 HDMI ports which give the provision to connect HD devices like Playstation, Xbox, Hi-fi systems and home cinema systems. There is a PC input given at the back of the television to connect the 32 inch LCD television with your computer. Anti dazzling feature makes sure, the dazzling effects of the picture don’t harm the viewer’s eyes. A headphone can be connected though the headphone out and it gives the option of personal hearing. The extended connectivity features makes us forget that LG 32LK450U Freeview HD ready television is an entry level LCD TV.
It all depends on the requirement. LG 32LK450U Freeview HD ready television is a good choice if you are looking for an entry level LCD television from LG. The price really worth for its features and so many features are almost equal to higher range LCD televisions. The CCFL backlighting really makes the television bulky when compared to other televisions with LED backlighting and this way of backlighting is pretty old fashioned. The picture quality is great and quite matches with gamers’ requirements. If you need a budget LCD television with a bigger screen than LG 32LK450U widescreen LCD TV, then we would recommend you LG 42LK450 42 inch LCD television in the range of LG LK450 LCD televisions. Above all, LG 32LK450U is a great deal if you are looking for a cheap LCD television with hand full of features.
LG 32LK450U Specification Table
|Dimensions (W x H x D) mm||795.0 x 568.0 x 207.0 (With stand)
795.0 x 504.0 x 73.5 (Without stand)
|Weight||9.2 kg (With stand)
8.1 kg(Without stand)
|Colour||Glossy Black with brown wood coloured bar|
|Display Size||32 Inch (Diagonal)|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080p ( Full HD)|
|Image aspect Ratio||16:9|
|Picture refresh rate||50 Hz|
|Speakers||Yes, 2 x 10w stereo speakers|
|Surround System||Yes, Infinite surround sound|
|Dolby Digital Decoder||Yes|
|Backlighting||CCFL(Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp)|
|Audio Modes||5 modes (standard/cinema/sport/ game/music)|
|Stereo reception system||MTS|
|Progressive scan||Yes (line doubling)|
|Features||24p True Cinema
Built in Freeview tuner
Aspect Ratio of 16:9
Supports full HD resolution of 1080p
50 Hz refresh rate
|Connectivity||3 x HDMI
1 x headphone output
1 x AV In
1 xPC Audio Input
1 x Full Scart
|VESA Compatible||Yes , 100 x 100 VESA wall mount|
|Infrared remote control||Yes|
|Parental Channel Lock||Yes|