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LG 28MT49DF 28 inch HD LED TV spec and review

Consumer test and review of the compact 28 inch HD LED TV LG 28MT49DF


I will start today's review straight to the conclusion - the LG 28MT49DF is a fine 28 inch TV, with build quality better than the average in this class and very good picture quality for the price. This conclusion is based on looks, performance and value for money. In the next few lines I will explain more about it.

Design and looks

LG 28MT49DF has a simple design, decided entirely in black plastic but not feeling cheap by any means. The TV stand is stable and does not look ridiculous like in some of the recent panels we've seen.

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The frame is not very thin but does not look intrusive at all. Overall, the 28MT49DF looks simple and is solidly build which are two very important things for any budget LED TV.

Performance

LG 28MT49DF received some very good online reviews from customers in UK (that is where this TV is mostly sold). Its viewing angles are also pretty good. Here is a full list of its features and specifications that pleased consumers:

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Size (Inch / cm)27.5" / 70cm
Panel TypeWide Viewing Angle
Colour Gamut (CIE1931)68%
Colour Bit8bit (6bit+FRC)
Colour Depth (Num of Colours)16.7M
Pixel Pitch (mm)0.44475x0.44925
Aspect Ratio16:9
Resolution1366 x 768
Brightness(cd/m2)250 (Typ.), 200(Min.)
Contrast Ratio (Original)1000:1(typ.)
(DFC)5M:1
(GTG)5ms (High)
Viewing Angle (CR≥10)R/L 178 (Typ.), U/D178 (Typ.) (CR≥10)
Surface TreatmentNon Glare
Jack Input / Output
HDMIYes (1EA, HDMI1.3)
CI SlotYes
USB (Ver.)Yes (USB2.0)
Jack Location (Signal Input)Rear/Side
Digital(Tuner Input)Yes(DVB-T/C)
AnalogPAL/SECAM
Jack Location(Tuner Input)Rear
Speaker
TypeInternal
Audio output5W x 2
Power
TypeAdapter (32W)
Input100~240V
Normal On (typ.)28W
Power Save/Sleep Mode(Max)1W
DC Off (Max)0.4W
Frequency
HDMI (H-Frequency)30kHz~83kHz
HDMI (V-Frequency)56Hz~75Hz
Resolution
PC (HDMI)1366 x 768
Video (HDMI)480p, 576p 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Scart576i
Control Key
Key Number (Power Key Included)1 Key
Key TypeJoystick(4 direction-center push)
LED Colour (On mode)Off
LED Colour (Power save mode)Amber
LED Colour (Standby)Red
[ Key Location ]Bottom(center)
OSD
Languange(Country)36 Country (Albania, Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK)
Number of Language35 Language (Bosnian, Czech, Danish, German, Estonian, English, Spanish, Greek, French, Gaeilge, Croatian, Italian, Kazakh, Latvian, Lithuanian, Hungarian, Macedonian, Dutch, Norwegian, Uzbekistan, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Romanian, Albanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Serbian, Finnish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Mongolian, Arabic)
Special Feature
HDCPYes
Remote ControlYes
Key LockYes
Plug & PlayDDC2B
EPGYes
TeletextYes
Audio Description (Visual Impaired)Yes
Flicker SafeYes
Eye Comfort ModeYes
Gaming ModeYes (Black Stabilizer)
Cinema ModeYes
Divx HD player (USB Media Player)Yes (Video, Music, Picture)
USB AutoRunYes
Smart Energy savingYes
Motion Eye CareYes
USB Game (Download)Yes
Built-In GameYes
Picture ModeVivid/ Standard/ Eco/ Cinema/Sports/Game/Expert1/Expert2
Triple XD engineYes
ARC-PC16:9, 4:3
ARC-Video16:9 - DTV, ATV, HDMI Original - DTV, ATV, HDMI Full Wide - DTV, ATV 4:3 - DTV, ATV, HDMI Just Scan – DTV, HDMI (720p↑) All-Direction Zoom - DTV, ATV, HDMI Vertical Zoom - DTV, ATV, HDMI
Virtual surroundYes
AVL (Auto Volume)Yes
EqualizerYes
Auto / Manual ClockYes
On/ Off TimeYes
Sleep TimerYes
Auto Off / Auto SleepYes
Hotel ModeYes
USB CloningYes
Colour
FrontBlack Glossy
B/CoverTexture
StandBlack Glossy
BaseBlack Glossy
Stand
Base DetchableDetachable
Dimension (W*D*H, mm)
Set (with Stand)641.5 x 178.8 x 444.0
Set (without Stand)641.5 x 59.5 x 396.3
Box788.0 x 108.0 x 437.0
Wall Mount size (mm)100x100
Weight (Kg)
Set (with Stand)5
Set (without Stand)4.5
Box6.5

 

Price

LG 28MT49DF is sold in UK for around £180-200. In the rest of Europe you can find this TV priced at around 200 Euros.

Verdict

Like I started in the beginning of this review, the LG 28MT49DF is good looking and good performing small LED TV. I would recommend it for its very nice HD picture quality, good sound and for the solid build quality. The LG 28MT49DF is also quite reasonably priced.

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