January 14, 2015

New TV: Checked!

Another item in my Christmas Wishlist has been granted (late post?). In one of my previous posts, we waited for the raffle draw in our company's Christmas party before purchasing one. Baka sakaling swertehin.

Unfortunately, neither Mommy nor I was picked as a winner. So we pursue our plan of purchasing a new TV set to replace our 5-year old CRT TV. By the way, Mommy won that TV in our Company's Christmas Party Raffle.

Mommy and I really had a difficulty in choosing what brand and model to be purchase. Most have good features art reasonable price.

We ended purchasing LG 42LB58 Smart TV.

Here are the features of the new Smart LED TV (Source: LG Website):
Content Sharing
Freely share and access various content on different devices, whether you are in or outside your home. LG's Smart Share™ make it simple to connect devices within the house. With your own LG account, a simple log in can let you access your entertainment away from home. 

Find anything you want at any time
Just type or speak in any keyword and the Universal Search will instantly provide a relevant listing of VOD content, broadcast programs and online videos from YouTube. The best search function ever, it allows you to find anything on your TV, and enrich your entertainment experience with LG Smart TV.

Screen Share
Cross display boundaries freely and without hassle. With LG Smart Share™, mirroring the screen between LG TV and other smart devices is made incredibly easy and user-friendly. 

LG Cloud
With the LG Cloud service you can play your contents on your Smart TV from anywhere, anytime. Quickly access videos, music, and photos from other devices, then enjoy them on your TV. 

Time machine

You don't have to worry about missing your favorite shows anymore.

With the newly updated version of the LG's popular Time Machine feature, TV programs can be recorded so that you can rewind, pause, or re-watch your favorite shows.

Picture wizard
Picture Wizard III allows you to easily adjust picture elements such as black level, color, tint, sharpness and backlight levels. 

Clear Voice
Enjoy clear and audible dialogue with Clear Voice II.

With the 2.1ch Speaker System, dual speakers with an added woofer produce explosively real sound of incredible depth and liveliness. Bring the cinema home with booming exhilaration.

Smart Sound mode

Hear the most optimized sound for any entertainment.

Set your sound settings to Smart Sound Mode and it will automatically select the right sound EQ for the content that you watch on TV. Whether it be music, movies, sports, or games, you no longer have to choose a sound mode as the TV will do it for you, allowing you to enjoy the best sound for your entertainment.

Built-in Wifi
Allows you to connect thru wifi and start browsing.

4GB internal memory, Smart energy saving, USB Movie

Aside from the above features here are the things I like about the this LG Smart TV.

1. It has a metallic-like frame making it wider and more elegant.
2. Unlike others, LG LED TVs are not LCD with LED backlight.
3. Keyboards and a mouse can be connected to the USB port turning the TV into a computer with huge screen especially when you are connected to the internet.
4. The sensitivity of the screen is lesser. During our visit at the store, the salesman made heavy tick on the screen without affecting the picture quality.
5. It can play movies or videos with different file formats. For now, I already tried .mkv, .avi, .xvid, .divx, .mpeg and .mp4.
6. It can also serve as music player but it will increase your power consumption.

With regards to the power comnsumption, I cannot tell so far how it will affect our next electric bill.

Now, look who enjoys watching his favorite action super hero during the holidays?