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LG 47LB5DThe 1080p LG 47LB5D delivers good looks and plenty of features, but its picture quality has a hard time keeping up with the pack.
[ Music ] >> Hi, I'm senior editor David Katzmaier from CNET.com and I'm with LG?s 47LB5D. This is a 47 inch flat panel LCD HD TV it's one of LG?s best. It has 10ADP resolution that means it's got enough pixels to display every detail of the highest resolution HD TV formats. The picture quality of this LG isn't quite up to the standards of a lot of the newer LCD?s we've seen this year. Its black level performance was really the main issue. It couldn't produce quite the same deep level of black that we've seen on a lot of other HD TV?s also when you look at it from off angle, the picture does tend to wash out and discolor a little bit more than a lot of LCD?s on the market. On the flip side, it does deliver nice color accuracy and we did like the fact that you can go to the menu and adjust the color temperature. The menus themselves also offer a good selection of picture presets more than we've seen on any other TV so you can choose from a variety of different ways to adjust the picture without having to play around with it too much. Around back you'll find three HDMI inputs which are becoming standard on a lot of the high end TV?s this year. There's also a pair of component video inputs and a PC input so you can connect a computer directly to the back of the LG. In terms of styling, LG went with gloss like a lot of the manufacturers this year. There's a glossy black frame around the set. The stand itself is also glossy which of course does tend to attract fingerprints. Below the stand there's a little perforated angled area down there where the speakers are and there's a nice strip across the middle to give it a little bit of an accent but overall it's a little conservative compared to a lot of the other LCD?s on the market. That's a quick look at the LG 47LB5D and I'm David Katzmaier. ^M00:01:36 [ Music ]