LG 37LH7000 review

The return to form of LG continues apace with this well-specified and highly capable LCD set Tested at £650.00

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Our Verdict

LG is fast becoming our go-to TV brand when specification, style and budget are paramount

For

  • Full HD spec plus USB and DivX support
  • svelte and suave styling
  • clear sound
  • bold, punchy colours

Against

  • Black levels can falter
  • can’t quite reach heights of the best TVs around

LG has enjoyed a resurgence in fortunes in our pages over the past year.

Previously, the company had been something of a bit-part player, settling for turning out some rather natty, great-value home cinema in a box systems.

Now, though, its TVs are in more serious contender territory from the off.

Elegant LG is easy on the eye
Once again, the company has given much attention to style and design with the LH7000.

We've seen models from this distinct series before – at 32in and 40in – and while reviews in individual categories have been mixed, the slender frames with elegant scarlet trim have been consistent.

The LH7000 is comprehensively specified, too. Not content with the usual 1080p Full HD resolution, LG throws in three HDMI inputs (all grouped together square on the back panel), a USB input, DivX support and 100Hz motion capability.

This TV also has the ‘Energy Saving Recommended' stamp of approval.

Intuitive menus and a contoured, solid remote only add to the package and leave us with the impression of a TV that's been built with plenty of thought about the end user.

A cloud on the horizon
Alas, within seconds, a cloud appears on the sunny horizon. It's an uneven backlight, with our review sample having a cloud in one corner visible in dark scenes. So, not for the first time, we have to suggest you urge some caution when looking into this particular model.

And that's a shame, for there's much to like otherwise. With broadcast TV, colours are forthright and punchy, with a clean picture let down only by a hint of softness to edges.

It's a decent-sounding set, too. Voices come across as loud and clear and sounds remain organised, even when the on-screen action gets hectic.

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Switch to video and it's more of the same. The LG can't match the best when asked to deliver dimly lit scenes with deep blacks, but bright offerings such as the Blu-ray of Ice Age 3 see the LH7000 present bold colours and good insight.

The best offer just a touch more refinement alongside sharper pictures when the lights are down, but the LG is a well-specified and capable set, that is partner-persuadingly stylish to boot.

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Specifications

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General Information

Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.lge.co.uk
Brand NameLG
Product TypeLCD TV
ManufacturerLG Electronics
Manufacturer Part Number37LH7000
Product NameLG 37LH7000
Product Model37LH7000

Interfaces-Ports

HDMIYes
VGAYes
USBYes
Total Number of HDMI Ports4

Technical Information

FeaturesAuto-off, Teletext, Channel Labeling
Aspect Ratio16:9
Vertical Viewing Angle178°
Horizontal Viewing Angle178°
Screen Size94 cm (37")

Energy and Performance

Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080

Power Description

Input Voltage110 V AC, 220 V AC

Audio

RMS Output Power14 W
Sound SystemDolby, Surround Sound

Video

Digital TunerDVB-T
Scan Format1080p

Physical Characteristics

Weight Approximate14.10 kg
ColourRed, Black

Miscellaneous

Environmentally FriendlyYes
Environmental CertificationRoHS