LG LH576D
TV REVIEW

Resolution HD Ready Smart TV Smart TV
Ratings Summary
4.4 Overall Score
4.9 Design
3.8 Picture Quality
4.0 Audio Quality
4.1 Features
5.1 Connections
8.3 Supported Formats
Type : LED     Resolution : 720p     Refresh Rate : 60 Hz

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.
Advantages :

+ Low price

+ Low Input lag thus good for gamers

+ Good viewing angles due to its IPS panel

+ Good sound quality

Disadvantages :

Poor contrast ratio

Bad design

Low peak brightness

Design


LG LH576D Design

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.

Stand
LG LH576D Stand

The TV has a wide stand in the form of 2 legs which is made of good quality plastic and supports the TV quite well.

Back
LG LH576D Back

The back is made of shiny black plastic. There is a problem though, all the connectivity ports are located at the back and if wall mounted, it’s hard to access them.

Borders
LG LH576D Borders

Top & Side Border : 0.5"
Bottom Borders : 0.8"

The TV has wide grey colour borders made of plastic. The borders are equal on the three sides except bottom which is a little more wide.

Thickness
LG LH576D Thickness

Max Thickness : 2.75"

The TV is very thick from top to bottom.

Picture Quality


LG LH576D Picture Quality

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.

Contrast
LG LH576D Contrast

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.

Black Uniformity
LG LH576D Black Uniformity

The black uniformity is good but the blacks are not very deep.

Peak Brightness

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.

Gray Uniformity
LG LH576D Gray Uniformity

The gray uniformity is good and thus a good TV for watching sports.

Motion Interpolation

This feature helps to reduce motion blur but it is not available in this model.

Viewing Angle

The viewing angles are good because of its IPS panel and the picture quality is uniform even I viewed from an angle.

24p Playback
LG LH576D 24p playback

The TV correctly displays 24p videos (or movies) without any judder.

Input Lag
LG LH576D Input Lag

Game mode : 26.2 ms
Outside Game mode : 26.9 ms

LH576D is a good TV for playing games. The gaming performance is uniform in the Game mode and outside the Game mode.

480p Input
LG LH576D 480p upscaling

The TV displays low resolution content well but the picture looks faded because of poor contrast ratio.

720p Input
LG LH576D 720p upscaling

The HD Cable resolution in 720p looks good and similar to 1080p content.

1080p Input
LG LH576D 1080p upscaling

1080p or Full HD content looks sharp and good.

4k Input

Reflections - Bright Room
LG LH576D Reflections bright room

The TV has a semi-gloss screen and it handles the reflection moderately well. In a brightly lit room, the screen is well visible with a strong reflection from the back.

Reflections - Dark Room
LG LH576D Reflections Dark Room

Reflections are not much of a problem even in a dark room.

Calibration

LG TVs have a pre calibrated ISF (Dark Room) mode at which the TV is originally very well calibrated. We opted for this mode and calibrated the TV further for a dark room and got much better results. You can see all our picture settings in the next tab.

Pre Calibration
LG LH576D pre rgb LG LH576D pre gamma LG LH576D pre color gamut

White Balance dE : 2.28
Color dE : 2.54
Gamma : 2.09

At ISF (Dark Room) mode, the TV is initially very well calibrated.

Post Calibration
LG LH576D post rgb LG LH576D post gamma LG LH576D post color gamut

White Balance dE : 1.78
Color dE : 1.96
Gamma : 2.22

With some adjustments in backlight & RGB colours, quality improved a lot further.

Inputs


Rear Inputs
LG LH576D back input ports

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

Side Inputs

Sound Quality

The TV has 2 x 10w speakers with virtual surround sound which gives fairly good sound quality. Also the sound gets very loud at just 15-20 points and remains clear at higher levels.

The sound of this TV is somehow comparable to the Sony models, the only noticeable difference is that this TV lacks a sub-woofer.

Smart Features


LG LH576D Smart Features

The TV has all the basic Smart Features like Ethernet Port, Wi-Fi, Apps, Screen Mirroring etc.

Apps

Netflix
YouTube
Hungama
Yupp TV
LG Content Store
Screen Share
Scheduler
Screen Mirroring

TV Controls
LG LH576D TV Buttons

There is only one Power Button available at the bottom of the TV. No other controls are available.

Power Consumption
LG LH576D Power Consumption

The readings are taken after calibration.

Power Consumption (Standby)
LG LH576D Power Consumption Standby
Remote
LG LH576D Remote

The TV comes with a basic remote similar to what supplied with other LG televisions.

In the Box
LG LH576D Accessories

- Remote
- Table Stand
- Table Stand Screws
- Power Cable
- Batteries
- Adaptor
- Cable Tie
- Owners Manual

Conclusion

LH576D is a good choice for a branded Smart TV at low price. Performance is good with good sound quality but the screen quality can be much better and so the design. The TV is loaded with all the modern connectivity options. Smart TV performance is also good and the TV supports all the common audio/video formats. Overall, not the best TV but definitely a good value for money considering the price, brand and performance.