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LG 47LV4400 LED LCD HDTV Review

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For about $1000, you are getting a no-frills television with a fairly unimpressive appearance.

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Introduction

The 47LV4400 (MSRP $999) is a mid-range LED LCD HDTV from LG. It does not have a lot of connectivity options, and has none of the "extra" features--some which are quickly becoming standard features--such as internet, video playback, a USB hub, 3D, etc. For about $1000, you are getting a no-frills television with a fairly unimpressive appearance. The next logical step would be to assume that, considering all the things you aren't getting from the 47LV4400, it must have good basic performance features, and that is where you'd be (unfortunately) wrong. While it has a decent maximum contrast ratio, all of its color reproduction is rendered faulty by massive color temperature problems. Basically, its shadows and highlights in grays and colors lack solid definition. So you aren't getting a flashy appearance, any fancy extras, a lot of connection options, or good color performance. And you know what you probably also won't be getting? This TV.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Tour & Design
  4. Connectivity
  5. Performance
  6. Picture Quality
  7. Screen Performance
  8. Audio
  9. Power Consumption
  10. Calibration
  11. Software & Internet
  12. Software & Interface
  13. LG 42LV5500 Comparison
  14. Samsung UN40EH5000 Comparison
  15. VIZIO E470VLE Comparison
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
  18. Photo Gallery
  19. Ratings & Specs
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