Type : LED     Resolution : 720p     Refresh Rate : 60 Hz
The LG LH516A is a basic HD Ready TV. It is priced low among the competing 32 inch models and looks exactly similar to LG LH576D but without Smart features. Picture quality is moderate and colours look washed out because of poor contrast ratio. Sound quality is not very good but better compared to the models in the similar price range.
The LG LH516A is a budget model with mediocre picture quality. It has an IPS panel with wide viewing angle but poor contrast ratio, therefore colours look washed out and thus TV does not perform very good in a dark room. Also the TV does not get very bright and therefore not able to handle the reflections well, resulting in sub par bright room performance. Also there are very few options available to adjust the picture settings but with little changes, picture quality really improved a lot.
Peak 2% Window : 232.0 cd/m2
Peak 10% Window : 232.1 cd/m2
Peak 25% Window : 232.1 cd/m2
Peak 50% Window : 232.1 cd/m2
Peak 100% Window : 232.0 cd/m2
The TV doesn’t get very bright and also the brightness is constant at different levels because of the lack of local dimming feature. As a result, the picture quality is not very good in a bright room and reflections from the back from a sunny window will be clearly visible on the TV screen.
This feature is present by the name of Motion Eye Care and it helps to reduce motion blur.
The LH516A, like other LG models, has an IPS panel and thus viewing angle are pretty good on this TV. Thus, you can enjoy the same picture quality whether you are sitting at the front or on either sides of the TV screen.
White Balance dE : 5.91
Color dE : 3.88
Gamma : 2.18
There are no advance controls to alter the picture quality. But with little adjustments, picture quality became much better and grayscale and colour de also improved a lot.
You can see the recommended picture settings in the next tab.
The TV has below average sound quality. Sound loses clarity when raised to higher levels. Low priced external speakers or sound bar will correct the sound issue.
The LG LH516A is a budget TV. Although the TV has a mediocre picture quality but it’s much better than the TVs sold by small brands like VU, Micromax, Intex etc. in the similar price range. There are some models by Sony having better picture and sound quality but then they are atleast 20-25% costlier than this model.
In short, LH516A is a good choice for a basic budget TV with very good durability.