LG LH576D is a nice TV at a very good price. The screen uniformity is good but the picture quality is average mainly because of its poor contrast ratio. The design is not very good as the TV is very thick and has wide grey colour borders which give a slight inferior look. It does standout in some areas though, as the sound quality is very good and has a good input lag which gives a good gaming experience.
+ Low price
+ Low Input lag thus good for gamers
+ Good viewing angles due to its IPS panel
+ Good sound quality
− Poor contrast ratio
− Bad design
− Low peak brightness
Curved : No
The design of LG LH576D is not very good. Its wide and thick grey colour borders gives a shabby look. The entire body along with stand is made of plastic. The TV screen is not well aligned with the outer plastic borders on the top and bottom as there is some visible space between the screen and the outer border on the bottom left and right corner of the TV screen, although it is perfect in the middle.
The picture quality is moderate because of poor contrast ratio. Thus, colours look slightly washed out even if viewed directly from the front. The TV has good viewing angle and the quality is uniform even if viewed from an angle.
Direct reflections on the TV screen do not create much problem and the TV is good in upscaling the low resolution content.
Black : 0.097 cd/m2
White : 121.591 cd/m2
Contrast : 1257:1
The TV has poor contrast ratio. Before taking the readings, we have set the black level to lowest possible in order to get the deepest blacks possible. Still blacks are not very deep.
Also screen does not get very bright even when full screen white image is displayed as a result blacks appear slight greyish in a brightly lit room and thus pictures look slightly washed out. Though in a dark room, it is not much of a problem.
Peak 2% Window : 162.5 cd/m2
Peak 10% Window : 233.0 cd/m2
Peak 25% Window : 232.9 cd/m2
Peak 50% Window : 232.9 cd/m2
Peak 100% Window : 232.8 cd/m2
The TV does not get very bright, thus picture looks slightly washed out in brightly lit rooms. The peak brightness is very low for a 2% Window, thus small highlights in the picture may not be clearly visible.
This feature helps to reduce motion blur but it is not available in this model.
The viewing angles are good because of its IPS panel and the picture quality is uniform even I viewed from an angle.
The sound of this TV is somehow comparable to the Sony models, the only noticeable difference is that this TV lacks a sub-woofer.