LG LH576D
TV REVIEW

Resolution HD Ready Smart TV Smart TV
Ratings Summary
4.5 Overall Score
4.9 Design
4.2 Picture Quality
4.0 Audio Quality
4.1 Features
4.7 Connections
8.3 Supported Formats
Type : LED     Resolution : 720p     Refresh Rate : 50 Hz

The LG LH576D is a budget 720p Smart TV. The Smart features are user friendly and easy to use. It has lots of apps but low internal memory of just 4 MB. Unfortunately, the TV has bad peak brightness and disappointing picture quality like the LJ523D. The TV also lacks the advanced features available in expensive models to improve the picture quality.
Advantages :

+ Good motion handling

+ Low input lag

+ Good viewing angle

+ Good build quality

+ Low price

Disadvantages :

Very bad peak brightness

Poor contrast ratio

Poor panel uniformity

Low colour gamut coverage

Design


LG LH576D Design

Curved : No

The design is clean and simple with grey colour borders. The inputs are on the back and there is a power button at the bottom. The stand is in the form of 2 legs and has a wide footprint. The back has shiny textured finish.

Stand
LG LH576D Table Stand

The stand width is nearly equal to the width of the TV. It is made of good quality plastic and supports the TV well.

Borders
LG LH576D Borders

Top & Side Border : 0.6" (1.5cm)
Bottom Border : 0.8" (2.0cm)

The borders are thick and grey in colour. Due to this, the TV does not standout in the room and gives an average look.

Back
LG LH576D Back

The back is simple and made of plastic. All the inputs are on the back and are difficult to access if the TV is wall mounted.

Thickness
LG LH576D Thickness

Max Thickness : 2.8" (7.0cm)

The TV is very thick and comes out of the wall if wall mounted.

Build Quality
LG LH576D Build Quality

The build quality is very good. Both the panel and the TV are solid and durable.

Picture Quality

The picture quality of LH576D is below average. Dark corners are a common issue with all the LG low end models and this TV is no exception. Dark room performance is not good due to poor screen uniformity and low contrast ratio. The TV does not perform well in bright room either and the measured peak brightness is one of the lowest. Small highlights in the picture do not get very bright due to absence of the local dimming feature. The TV has insufficient colours due to which the picture looks fade and washed out. However, the viewing angles are excellent due to the IPS panel. Motion performance is also good and there is little motion blur.

Contrast Ratio
LG LH576D Picture Quality

Black : 0.131 cd/m2
White : 122.930 cd/m2
Contrast : 941:1

The blacks appear grey due to poor contrast ratio. This is due to the IPS panel. Thus, the movie performance specially at night is not very good.

Peak Brightness

Peak 2% Window : 194.8 cd/m2
Peak 100% Window : 195.0 cd/m2

The peak brightness is very low to avoid reflections during the daytime. Also there is no local dimming feature, thus the brightness on the screen remains same irrespective of the content.

Viewing Angle
LG LH576D viewing angle 0 degree LG LH576D viewing angle 45 degree

Panel type : IPS

The viewing angles are perfect and the picture looks good even when viewed at an angle. This is the major advantage of this TV and puts LH576D ahead of the competition.

Panel Uniformity
LG LH576D colour uniformity LG LH576D luminance uniformity

Max Colour Dev. (50% pattern) : 2.7
Avg Luminance Dev. (5% pattern) : 18.50%

The colour uniformity is not good. Edges are dark specially the corners. This is clearly visible while watching the TV and looks annoying.

The luminance on the screen is also not even and there is a lot of deviation. There is flash lighting on the left corners and minor clouding on the remaining portion of the TV screen.

Native Resolution - 720p
LG LH576D native resolution

The TV has HD Ready resolution. The picture is not sharp and the details look blurry. The upscaling performance of the TV is average and thus the low resolution content played via cable box or DVD player do not look good.

Reflections - Bright Room
LG LH576D Reflections bright room

The LH576D has semi-gloss screen and low peak brightness, which combined leads to poor reflection handling. Thus the reflections can be a problem while watching the TV.

Local Dimming
LG LH576D local dimming

Local Dimming : No

There is no local dimming feature on this TV.

Gamut Coverage
LG LH576D sRGB gamut coverage LG LH576D adobe RGB gamut coverage

sRGB gamut coverage : 91.79%
Adobe RGB gamut coverage : 68.98%

The another major drawback of the TV is the low colour gamut coverage. The available colours are insufficient for HD content due to which the picture looks washed out. The extended colour gamut feature is not good. It adds unnecessary colours and the picture looks artificial.

Pre Calibration
LG LH576D pre rgb LG LH576D pre gamma LG LH576D pre color gamut LG LH576D pre calibration picture quality

White Balance dE : 11.95
Color dE : 8.98
Gamma : 2.03

The TV is set to APS mode out of the box. The grayscale De is quite off due to the cooler colour temperature in the APS mode.

Post Calibration
LG LH576D post rgb LG LH576D post gamma LG LH576D post color gamut LG LH576D post calibration picture quality

White Balance dE : 0.29
Color dE : 2.35
Gamma : 2.28

The TV has plenty of options to adjust the picture quality. The white balance is adjusted using 2 point and 20 point system. The TV has Colour Management System to balance the colours but blue colour is very saturated and because of this some colour error is still there. You can check the final picture settings by clicking here.

Motion


Motion Blur
LG LH576D Motion Blur

The motion performance of the TV is good. There is very little motion blur visible.

Motion Interpolation

There is no such feature available on this TV.

Inputs


Input Lag
LG LH576D Input Lag

Game mode : 26.4 ms
Outside Game mode : 26.7 ms

The input lag is low and similar to the models available in this price range. The TV is good for gamers.

Rear Inputs
LG LH576D Rear inputs

USB : 1 Port
HDMI : 2 Ports
Headphone Out : 1 Port
RF Connection (Cable/Antenna) : 1 Port
Optical Digital Audio Out : 1 Port
Composite In : 1 Port
Component In : 1 Port
Ethernet Port : 1 Port

Total Inputs

USB : 1 Port
HDMI : 2 Ports
Headphone Out : 1 Port
RF Connection (Cable/Antenna) : 1 Port
Optical Digital Audio Out : 1 Port
Composite In : 1 Port
Component In : 1 Port
Ethernet Port : 1 Port

Input Specifications

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

Smart TV


Smart Features
LG LH576D smart features

The LH576D has the famous smart platform WebOS. The TV has all the smart features like WiFi Direct, WiFi Built In, Ethernet port and screen mirroring. There is no web browser.

The Smart platform is user friendly and easy to use. The apps in the TV are not pre-installed and the internal memory is limited to 4 MB.

Apps
LG LH576D apps

There are a variety of apps available in the TV like Youtube, Netflix, Yupp TV. The TV also has LG Content Store in which there are many apps available to use for free.

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TV Controls
LG LH576D TV Buttons

A power button is located at the bottom. It helps to turn the TV ON or OFF.

Power Consumption

Power Consump (Max) : 20.44w
Power Consump (Standby) : 0.0w

The readings are taken after calibration.

Remote
LG LH576D Remote

The remote is the basic one similar to supplied with other models. It is made of good quality plastic.

In the Box
LG LH576D Accessories

- Remote
- Table Stand
- Power Adaptor
- Power Cord
- User Manual
- Warranty Card
- Screws
- Batteries
- Cable Tie

Conclusion

The LH576D is an inexpensive Smart TV by LG. It is a fully feature packed TV. Sound Quality is also decent but unfortunately the picture quality is not up to the mark. It is similar to the other basic non smart models. For watching movies, this is not a good TV. If you need better picture quality in this price range then Sony R302E is a good option but Smart features are not available.