When CRT ceased to be the dominant force in the living room, something wonderful happened to televisions -- they became pretty. The LG 47LB2RF is one of the best examples of this, a stylish and attractive television that will look good in the corner of any room.
The LG 47LB2RF is a 'Full HD' screen, which means it can support the 1080p format via its 1,920x1,080-pixel resolution panel. This will guarantee maximum impact for your HD DVD or Blu-ray movies.
While we like the styling, the same cannot be said for its standard-definition performance, which we found unimpressive, with images blurry and subject to judder. Hi-def material looks great overall, but there was still some blurring around moving objects or during camera movement.
If you want a television that will draw the eye, then this LG is right up your street. Its glossy black finish gives it real presence and style. It's certainly encouraging to see that a lot of thought has been put into the television's design.
The stand is well put together and allows you to easily adjust the direction the TV faces. It may sound like a simple feature, but too many television stands don't offer it.
The set has plenty of inputs, so you should have no problems connecting up your AV gear. There are two HDMI inputs, two Scarts and component, as well as composite and S-Video connections.
The remote control is functional, well balanced and comfortable to hold. There's also a convenient light that tells you which piece of equipment it's controlling. This is really handy if you accidentally press the 'DVD' button and can't work out why you can't change channels. A simple but helpful way of improving the humble remote, although we imagine it will run the battery down slightly quicker.