LG 42LH3000 42in LCD TV
Budget box that punches above its weight
Review If you’re looking for a new telly, but are working to a tight budget, you’ve probably noticed that many of LG’s recent sets seem to offer impressive value for money.
LG's 42LH3000: surprisingly few compromises
Take this 42LH3000 as an example. It has a list price of around £550, but you can pick it up online for as little as £470. The question is, what sort of compromises has LG had to make to deliver this set at such a low price?
Although the 42LH3000 might have a rock-bottom asking price, this doesn’t show through on its design and styling. Finished in glossy piano black, LG has added some pleasing gentle curves to the front bezel and a slick chrome bar across the bottom of the TV to help it stand out from the crowd.
That said, at around 90mm deep, it’s far from the slimmest set around. While this isn’t really all that noticeable when it’s sitting on the supplied stand, the 42LH3000 may look a tad chunky if you choose to mount it on a wall.
Plenty of ports, despite the low price
Around the back, the cost cutting is evident. Most of today’s LCDs have at least four HDMI ports, but the 3000 makes do with three. You do get two RGB Scart sockets, component-video connectors, a VGA port and a composite-video socket.
It can play DivX and mkv files
It doesn't support DIvX and mkv files out of the box but you can find a procedure called "LG USB Port Hack" on the internet which through the service menu would enable this functionality making this TV very worth for the money you're paying.
Article read, in full just didn't notice the 3rd HDMI port. I will immediately drag my sorry ass outside and commit seppuku. Now where is that wazikashi?
Bit of an old set....
I Own the 42LH5000... needless to say avoid it, go for the 42LH3000, as it's a superior model (yes I know, older model, better than the newer one). Plus Currys have an exclusivity on the 42LH5000 and their returns/repair/"tech guys" service is terrible... (TV has been away for "repair" for 8 days and counting... 3 weeks to go and I claim a new one).
Also, your spec sheet mentions wired Ethernet connectivity. If that's correct where is it, and what's it for?
Only two?? open your eyes!
There's two on the back (shown on page 1), and the third is obviously on the side(shown on page three).
Didn't you bother to read the full article?