LG 37LE5900 review

Edge LED lighting in a 37-inch LCD TV for £700 can't be bad. Or can it?

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The 37LE5900's audio isn't bad for a super-slim set. Vocals are reasonably well rounded and convincing, be they shrill children's voices or gruff male ones, music sounds light and punchy, and the set even manages to shift up half a gear when pushed by the extreme range of a good action film.
That said, the 37LE5900 certainly can't hold a candle to the best efforts from, say, Philips or Loewe.

The 37LE5900's low price initially makes it seem like a bargain, but you spend with one, the more the less of a steal it seems. So much so, in fact, that it's difficult to recommend that anyone hunts one down, even for the £600 for which it has been seen to go on the internet.

Ease of use

The aforementioned Picture Wizard is just one of a number of ways in which the 37LE5900 is superbly easy to use.

Another key element is the peerless onscreen menu system. This is due partly to the big, clear icons that dominate the main menu, partly to the simple logic of the structure of all the menus and partly to how careful LG has been to 'build up' the complexity of the option, enabling you to delve as deeply, or as superficially, as you dare.

The remote control is decent, too. It's a bit plasticky, and somewhat cluttered, but using it proves a pleasingly logical and fuss-free experience, thanks to the prominence given to the most important buttons.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-T (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces1
Product FamilyLE5900
Brand NameLG
Screen Size94 cm (37")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle178
Vertical Viewing Angle178°
Analog TunerNTSC
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
Weight with Stand (Approximate)15.60 kg
Backlight TechnologyEdge LED
VESA Mount Standard200 x 200
Dynamic Contrast Ratio5,000,000:1
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand630 mm
Width with Stand905 mm
Depth with Stand270 mm
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate100 Hz
Height568 mm
Width905 mm
Depth39.9 mm
Product SeriesLE5900
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
ManufacturerLG Electronics
Product Model37LE5900
Product Name37LE5900 37" LED-LCD TV
Manufacturer Part Number37LE5900
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.lge.co.uk
Marketing Information

The LG LE5900 LED TV series provides Full HD 1080p picture quality with an ultra slim design perfect for hanging on the wall as well as having built in Freeview HD, TruMotion 100Hz and access to your favourite internet content like youtube you will be entertained for hours.

Response Time2.40 ms
Weight (Approximate)12.80 kg