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

 

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
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

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
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

Max Thickness : 2.8" (7.0cm)

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

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

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

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

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
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
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

Local Dimming : No

There is no local dimming feature on this TV.

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

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

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
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

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
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

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
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.

Miscl.

TV Controls
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
The remote is the basic one similar to supplied with other models. It is made of good quality plastic.
In the Box
- 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.