LG 26LS3500 Review – 26-inch LCD HDTVOriginally Reviewed on February 13th, 2013
Up for Review: LG 26LS3500 LCD HDTV.
The LG 26LS3500 is a very impressive TV when it comes to picture and audio quality but there are a few concerns with the setup and voltage department. The power requirement for this TV is 12VDC and not 120VAC. This requires a converter and while it comes with the product itself, it needs to be replaced regularly. If you have crossed the warranty period, a new converter will be quite a handful of investment. Now coming to the setup, it requires quite of an understanding and the manual too is not very detailed for the customer with average understanding. This could be a frustrating and tedious job if you are doing the installation and setup yourself.
LG 26LS3500 Features and Specifications Review:
- Screen Size- 26-inch
- 720p HD video
- EDGE LED
- Energy Star Confirmation
- 1,000,000:1 DCR
The 26LS3500 provides quite an impressive quality of picture output. However, a 720p is quite meaningless if you are using something below 40” and in this case you need to place yourself quite close to get the best experience. Being just a 26 inch, this is rightly suitable for the kids room or the waiting hall when you don’t require too much of attention to the quality of the picture and people will just focus on the content (news in the later case). With 2 HDMI inputs, 1 composite and another component, you just have the basic necessities fulfilled. There is no audio out and this cannot become a part of your home theatre plan.
The EDGE LED backlighting and features like a 1,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio and 60Hz refresh rate makes this TV quite of a buy. It ensures that the TV is just made for what defines the product.
We found that the remote is a bit weird in design and is just as stable as a canoe! If you are in a hurry and want to hit the mute button as a phone is ringing, it will just flip over the remote in most cases. It will certainly take a while to adapt to the grip and better still, you can have it replaced by a Radio Shack remote. Switching between channels take a while and is something close to 5 seconds. That’s an awful amount of time if you are trying to tune into some sporting action. You may miss a goal easily!
There is an option to scan for channels during setup and this could be done at any point of time in usage. The scanning will catch even the off air channel and embeds them in the memory! This will make the process a bit hectic and you will always have to go back to deleting some unwanted channels.
Available just under $400, this product will be quite of a buy if you don’t have any high and smart demands. We are quite pleased with the product.
HDTVUniverse.com gives LG 26LS3500 4/5 stars!