March 2, 2010 by Admin
The LG LHX series is an ultra-thin LED HDTV and the latest in the family is the 55LHX. This 55" LED HDTV sports a wireless transmission media box that can send an uncompressed 1080p signal to the TV from up to 30 feet away.
This model carries the same type of design as other LG LED TVs. It is surrounded by a glossy, black frame and the TV controls are on the lower right corner. These are illuminated with a bright, blue light. The buttons may confuse some users as their functions are labelled with symbols rather than text. They are a bit awkward too, as they are touch sensitive and embedded into the frame of the television. Its stand is a flat, rectangular piece that is connected to the TV with an arched swivel. There is also a separate media box, which makes connections easier to reach than the back of the television panel.
There is only one HDMI port and a power input on the television itself. The remaining ports and inputs are located on the media box. There are HDMI and USB ports at the front of the media box, and many other connection ports at the back. The available ports include two component video inputs, two composite video inputs, 3 HDMI inputs and one HDMI output, a PCI input, a 3.5mm audio input for PC audio, a digital audio output, and an antenna input for receiving either analog or digital signal. The media box has its own power input and is turned on or off with the switch located at the back of the box.
Setting up the LG 55LHX
The “picture wizard” employs a series of onscreen test patterns to ease user calibration for picture adjustments. Users may calibrate for key picture quality elements such as black level, color, tint, sharpness and backlight levels. It is also ISFccc Ready for professional calibration.
The wireless technology is simply called Wireless HD. It receives signals from wireless transmission media box. This feature makes the design more attractive as there is absolutely no clutter of wires and cables except for the power cable and HDMI connector. It sends an uncompressed 1080p signal to the TV from up to 30 feet away.
The full HD 1080p set features TruMotion 240Hz, and a Super-In Plane Switching (S-IPS) LCD panel structure with faster response time, improved colors and viewing angles.
Another feature worth mention is the support for 24p Real Cinema mode. This feature is present on many LG models, and it give images a film-like look by simulating the 24 frames per second frame rate accustomed to cinema.
Colors remain strong for this LG tv, even at a 45-degree angle. The backlight is broken into 240 individual sections for more detailed control over picture quality, a brighter image and a wider color gamut. However, the image does not look nearly as bright if users view it from the side. Also, there is no special color mode on this television.
There are 3 AV modes preset to optimize picture and sound setting based on Cinema, Sports or Game.
LG included the Invisible Speakers and Clear Voice II features to complete the audio of this system. The Invisible Speakers are amazing and users cannot tell where the speakers are located. No, they are unlike conventional LED TV speakers that are at the bottom of the panel. The Invisible Speakers are concealed within the frame of the tv. Yet, their placement does not disfigure the smooth design of the television. Meanwhile, Clear Voice II is an automatic dialog enhancer.
Pros and Cons
The TruMotion 240Hz actually is effective for gaming and sports programming, but it is not meant for film-based content.
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