LG LH564A
TV REVIEW

Resolution HD Ready
Ratings Summary
3.0 Overall Score
4.5 Design
3.7 Picture Quality
2.8 Audio Quality
0.0 Features
2.4 Connections
6.6 Supported Formats
Type : LED     Resolution : 720p     Refresh Rate : 60 Hz

The LG LH564A is a basic 32 inch TV. It has an average picture quality with a wide viewing angle. Unfortunately, the TV does not handle the motion well. Sound quality is also average and the TV is quite similar to the models available in the same price range but looks more appealing as compared to other similar models.
Advantages :

+ Good basic picture quality

+ Good build quality

+ Wide viewing angle

+ Low Price

Disadvantages :

Bad motion performance

Poor contrast ratio

Design


LG LH564A Design

Curved : No

The LG LH564A doesn’t look very premium but it certainly has a nice design compared to other LG low end models. Its black colour borders with a notification LED at the bottom looks simplistic and minimal.

Stand
LG LH564A Table Stand

The stand is solid and made up of good quality plastic. Design wise looks good and has a matte finish. It has a wide footprint and supports the TV well.

Borders
LG LH564A Borders

Top & Side Border : 0.6" (1.5cm)
Bottom Borders : 0.7" (1.9cm)

The borders have and average width and are made up of good quality reflective plastic.

Back
LG LH564A Back

The back of the TV looks bulky with a reflective plastic finish. The input ports at the back will be hard to reach if the TV is wall mounted. Though ports at the side and buttons at the bottom will be easily accessible.

Thickness
LG LH564A Thickness

Max Thickness : 3.1" (8.0cm)

The TV is very thick and looks odd if wall mounted.

Build Quality

Build quality is good. The whole TV is made of good quality plastic. The table stand and remote also has a decent quality.

Picture Quality


Contrast Ratio
LG LH564A Picture Quality

Black : 0.120 cd/m2
White : 120.845 cd/m2
Contrast : 1007:1

The blacks are not very deep and as usual like other IPS panels, contrast ratio is low.

Peak Brightness

Peak 2% Window : 207.5 cd/m2
Peak 100% Window : 206.4 cd/m2

The peak brightness is low even for SDR content, thus picture does not get very bright and looks washed out. Also the peak brightness value is same for all window size because of absence of local dimming feature.

Viewing Angle
LG LH564A viewing angle 0 degree LG LH564A viewing angle 45 degree

Panel type : IPS

The viewing angle is very good and suitable for a wide bedroom. The colours lose some saturation at an angle with slight reduction in contrast but the overall performance is quite a good.

Panel Uniformity
LG LH564A colour uniformity LG LH564A luminance uniformity

Max Colour Dev. (50% pattern) : 1.5
Avg Luminance Dev. (5% pattern) : 12.23%

The LH564A has good colour uniformity. Max deviation is 1.5 which is not visible to the naked eyes. Luminance uniformity is also good and there are no major uniformmity issues.

There is a minor flash lighting at the bottom of the screen. Also blacks are slight blueish but the overall panel uniformity is good.

Native Resolution - 720p
LG LH564A native resolution

The picture quality is average as the TV is only HD Ready, as a result picture looks blurred and lacks clarity.

Reflections - Bright Room
LG LH564A Reflections bright room

The TV is not good at handling reflections. With a strong reflection in a bright sunny room, entire colour looks washed out and the area facing the reflections was only partially visible. Thus, the TV is not recommended for a bright room or one with direct reflections from the back.

Local Dimming
LG LH564A local dimming border

Local Dimming : No

The LH564A lacks the local dimming feature. The picture quality is decent and there are no halos visible on the edges and in the middle.

Gamut Coverage
LG LH564A sRGB gamut coverage LG LH564A adobe RGB gamut coverage

sRGB gamut coverage : 95.46%
Adobe RGB gamut coverage : 72.08%

The colour coverage of the TV is averge as it is covering just 95% of the sRGB color gamut.

Pre Calibration
LG LH564A pre rgb LG LH564A pre gamma LG LH564A pre color gamut LG LH564A pre calibration picture quality

White Balance dE : 11.23
Color dE : 7.47
Gamma : 2.27

The pre calibration results are not very good. Both grayscale and colour dE are off.

Post Calibration
LG LH564A post rgb LG LH564A post gamma LG LH564A post color gamut LG LH564A post calibration picture quality

White Balance dE : 1.93
Color dE : 1.57
Gamma : 2.27

Unfortunately, there are no calibration options on the LG LH564A, the only changes made were to the colour temperature and backlight. This has pretty much improved the Grayscale and Colour dE.

You can see our recommended settings here.

Motion


Motion Blur
LG LH564A Motion Blur

Motion Blur performance is below average. Response time is higher than normal, resulting in a trail behind the moving picture. Thus, the TV is not very good for watching sports.

Motion Interpolation

The LH564A lacks the motion interpolation feature.

Inputs


Input Lag
LG LH564A Input Lag

Game mode : 26.5 msec
Outside Game mode : 26.4 msec

The TV has low input lag and thus good for gamers. It is however almost similar to TV's available in the similar price range.

Side Inputs
LG LH564A side input ports

USB : 1 Port

Rear Inputs (left)
LG LH564A Rear inputs left

Power : 1 Port

Rear Inputs (right)
LG LH564A Rear inputs right

HDMI : 2 Ports
Composite In : 2 Ports (1 Hybrid with Component)
Component In : 1 Port
RCA Analog Audio Out : 1 Port
RF Connection(Cable/Antenna) : 1 Port

Total Inputs

Power : 1 Port
HDMI : 2 Ports
Composite In : 2 Ports (1 Hybrid with Component)
Component In : 1 Port
RCA Analog Audio Out : 1 Port
RF Connection(Cable/Antenna) : 1 Port
USB : 1 Port

Input Specifications

USB 2.0 : Yes
USB 3.0 : No
HDMI 1.4 : Yes
HDMI 2.0 : No
HDMI ARC : No
HDMI DVI : No
HDCP 2.2 : No
HDCP 1.4 :
HDMI (CEC) : No
HDMI (MHL) : No
Variable Analogue Audio Out : No

Miscl.


TV Controls
LG LH564A TV Buttons

The basic controls are located at the bottom of the TV. These are easily accessible if the TV is wall mounted. These contain a power button and the functions button to change the channels and volume.

Power Consumption

Power Consump (Max) : 19.17w
Power Consump (Standby) : 0.0w

The readings are taken after calibration.

Remote
LG LH564A Remote

The TV comes with a basic standard remote similar to those supplied with other low to mid-range models. The remote fits in the hand well and is simple & easy to use.

In the Box
LG LH56A Accessories

- Remote
- Batteries
- User Manual
- Power Cable
- Table Stand
- Cable Tie
- Screws

Conclusion

The LG LH564A is a budget TV with good build quality. The picture quality is not very good compared to 32 inch high end models but is decent enough considering the price.

The TV shows performance is not good especially if watched during the day. Movies and other stuff watched during night will also look average because of poor contrast ratio and absence of high end features like local dimming. Sports performance is below average mainly because of poor motion handling.

Overall, the LH564A is a very basic TV with no high end features and the performance is also similar to other basic models by LG. The only pros are low price and a durable quality by a leading TV brand.