Feeds
60%
Logik LE423ED11 42in passive 3D TV

Dixons Logik LE423ED11 42in passive 3D TV

Specs 'n' plugs 'n' rock 'n' roll

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Passive viewing

A button on the remote allows you to manually cycle through display options, which eventually took the guided the TV to the correct setting.

 The panel itself is Passive 3D rather than Full HD Active Shutter, and so can be used with low cost polarising spectacles.

Logik LE423ED11 42in passive 3D TV

No-nonsense remote

No fewer than 10 pairs are included in the box. What a shame then to report then that the stereoscopy on this set is horrible. There’s no sense of depth, the parallax layers are out of whack and left and right images never actually knit together correctly; the result is horribly fuzzy with or without glasses.

Logik LE423ED11 42in passive 3D TV

EPG

This 3D-isaster is the same with side-by-side content (AVCHD, Sky 3D). Fearing the problem may in some way lie with the supplied eyeware, I tried some posh LG glasses but had exactly the same result.

Logik LE423ED11 42in passive 3D TV

USB media DVR player

While screen doesn’t do network streaming, but there is an attached USB media reader. This succeeded in playing AVI and MKV files (although not with a 100 per cent hit rate), as well as MOVs. Music support covers MP3 albeit without album art. The set can also timeshift to an external USB drive. Interestingly, recordings are not locked to the screen. The TV creates a ‘My PVR’ folder on the attached drive, saving programmes into it as .m2ts files.

Logik LE423ED11 42in passive 3D TV

Sounds good, with respectable 2D but woeful 3D

As far as sound reproduction goes, the TV gives a good account of itself. SRS TruSurround HD processing is on-board to widen and deepen the soundfield, and helps make dialogue sound just a little bit sharper.

Verdict

The appeal LE423ED11 hangs on its frugal 3D, and in this regard it’s not particularly successful. Factor in the bog-standard Freeview tuner and the lack of network smarts and there’s precious little reason left to invest in this offering. There are better branded options for only moderately more cash widely available. That said, if you're in desperate need of a 3D Blu-ray player too, oddly enough, Dixons is offering the set at the same price with a Philips 3000 series model thrown in, if you know where to look. ®

More TV Reviews

Toshiba
Regza
32UL863
Samsung
PS64D8000
Ten monster TVs LG
42 LW650T
Sony
Bravia
KDL-55HX923

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

60%
Logik LE423ED11 42in passive 3D TV

Dixons Logik LE423ED11 42in passive 3D TV

High street brand 42in passive 3D TV.
Price: £599 RRP

More from The Register

next story
Don't wait for that big iPad, order a NEXUS 9 instead, industry little bird says
Google said to debut next big slab, Android L ahead of Apple event
Netscape Navigator - the browser that started it all - turns 20
It was 20 years ago today, Marc Andreeesen taught the band to play
A drone of one's own: Reg buyers' guide for UAV fanciers
Hardware: Check. Software: Huh? Licence: Licence...?
Jaguar Sportbrake: The chicken tikka masala of van-sized posh cars
Indian-owned Jag's latest offering curries favour with us
The Apple launch AS IT HAPPENED: Totally SERIOUS coverage, not for haters
Fandroids, Windows Phone fringe-oids – you wouldn't understand
Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores
The, er, Beats go on after noise-cancelling spat
Here's your chance to buy an ancient, working APPLE ONE
Warning: Likely to cost a lot even for a Mac
Xiaomi boss snaps back at Jony Ive's iPhone rival 'theft' swipe
I'll have a handset delivered. Judge us after you try us...
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.