LG 42LD450 Television Review-Quality, If Pricey

Today we set out to tackle the LG 42LD450, a television that will do its job well, but it won’t do such a great job in the whole “saving you money” department.

The LG 42LD450 is a forty two inch 1080p LCD television that offers your choice of several AV modes designed to alter the television’s settings according to what you’re watching at the time for the best possible experience. You’ll also get the Picture Wizard to help you calibrate your own settings, 24P Real Cinema mode to precisely display 24p source frames for a great movie experience, Clear Voice II to improve dialogue, Dolby Digital tuners, four five watt speakers, two HDMI ports, one component video input, two composite A/V inputs, one RF input, one PC input, and a headphone jack.

And this is actually a pretty good system–the sound is halfway decent for the wattage it’s packing and the picture is about what you’d expect out of a 1080p display. There are lots of great systems to ensure the best possible display, but the problem here is what the problem generally is–the price tag.

This big fella retails for a whopping seven hundred and fifty dollars. That wouldn’t be so bad, if it weren’t for the fact that you can go to a lot of different places now and find comparable and even better for less money. I’m disturbed by what they’re charging for this, frankly.

But still, should you find yourself going with the LG 42LD450, you’ll find yourself in good company. It’s not the best deal you could make, but it’s definitely a long shot off from the worst.