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LG 19LH2000 review

This 19" LCD TV concentrates on picture performance rather than gimmicky extras

Our Verdict

A good value set that offers pictures better than the price tag would lead you to believe

For

  • Good pictures
  • Operating system
  • Remote control

Against

  • Black levels
  • Weak audio

The LG 19LH200 is a soberly styled, no-frills LCD TV, which in its user friendliness and picture performance makes up for much of what it lacks in aesthetic panache (a groovy, blue standby LED aside) or extras on its features list.

The cabinet is rather lightweight and hollow-sounding, while the stand the screen sits on has the feel of something fated to snap.

The remote control is a decent size and sensibly laid out, though, and marries up seamlessly to the South Korean company's peerless operating system. There is a basic paper manual supplied with the set, but in the unlikely event of this failing to cover most bases, LG has put a more extensive version on a CD-ROM for further reference.

The connections roster is on the sparse side, with a single HDMI leading a line that also includes a pair of Scarts and an optical audio output. There is a USB port, but a 'Service Only' tag dashes hopes of multimedia capabilities.

Performance

Pictures are excellent for a TV of this size, with a sunny, well-saturated palette and a reasonable stab at black levels, although these are still some way short of convincing cinematic profundity.

Audio, as with most of the competition at this size, is somewhat coarse and lacking in oomph, but able to cope adequately with television broadcasts.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeLCD TV
Scan Format720p
Digital TunerDVB-T
Number of HDMI Ports1
Number of SCART Interfaces2
Brand NameLG
Screen Size48.3 cm (19")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle170°
Vertical Viewing Angle160°
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS
Analog TunerPAL, SECAM, NTSC
USBYes
HDMIYes
RMS Output Power6 W
VGAYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
ColourGlossy Black
Brightness500 cd/m²
Sound SystemSurround Sound
Maximum Resolution1366 x 768
FeaturesAuto Program, Favorite Channel Selection, Channel Labeling, Auto-off, Teletext
ManufacturerLG Electronics
Product Model19LH2000
Product Name19LH2000 19" LCD TV
Manufacturer Part Number19LH2000
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.lge.co.uk
Marketing Information

Whether you have an expansive home theater or a comfy living room, LG offers state-of-the-art televisions for every room in your house. For game days and movie nights, LG's plasma, LCD and an LED TVs deliver an incredible entertainment experience in the comfort of your home. LG also offers the innovative 84 inch UHD TV with double the resolution of a standard HD TVs and the stunning OLED TV with an infinite contrast ratio. Plus, with our Smart TVs and 3D TVs, you can connect to the internet or turn virtually any programming into a 3D experience.

Response Time5 ms
SpeakersYes
Weight (Approximate)3.60 kg