LG 26LD350 review


A 26 inch LED HD TV from LG: the 26LD350

Customers and reviewers alike consider the LG 26LD350 to be one of the best HDTVs available nowadays thanks to its great sound quality and excellent picture quality. Does their new 26LD350 device rise up to expectations? Find out the answer from our test and review.

Just 720p HD resolution

To start off, we’ll give you some of the specifications this product sports: 26″ full HD backlight LED display, 1366 x 768 – 720p HD resolution, 50.000:1 Dynamic contrast ratio, 5ms Response time, 1-way 2 speakers, 26.1″ x 16.7″ x 3.1″ (without stand) / 26.1″ x 19.1″ x 8.1″ (with stand), 14 watts (7 W x 2) audio output, 100mm x 100mm VESA mount, ATSC/NTSC/Clear QAM built-in tuner, 178 degrees horizontal/vertical viewing angle, 2 HDMI ports, 1 RF, 1 PC input, 1 PC audio input, 1 USB port, 1 set of headphones, 1 RS-232c input, 6.21 kg without stand / 7.25 kg with stand.

HDMI V.1.3 included

LG-26LD350Now let’s see what features this LG 26LD350 HDTV has to offer: 1 unified remote control, Dolby Digital decoder, Infinite Sound, input labeling, swivel stand, documentation, 1 Composite A/V, 1 Component, Picture Wizard, Intelligent Sensor, Clear Voice II, SimpLink, 24P Real Cinema, ISFccc Calibration Ready, Auto Volume Leveler, Smart Energy Saving and, finally, HDMI V.1.3 with Deep Color.
This product boasts a glossy panel that comes in two colors, namely black and Noble Titan, and two small sizes, which makes this TV a great choice for every room in your house. The display features the Liquid Crystal technology.

Good dynamic contrast ratio

When we tested the LG 26LD350 for our review we were very pleased with its native resolution that supported 720p HD resolution and the XD Engine, because their combination resulted in an impressive viewing experience. The dynamic contrast ratio offered fabulous whites, blacks and colors. The aspect ratio comes with six different modes for aspect ratio correction with which you can easily customize the device’s display.
The Picture Wizard technology enabled the product to self-calibrate and adjust the picture; all we had to do was to click on the on-screen reference points and the TV did the rest.
With the 24P Real Cinema feature we felt like in a cinema, because the 26LD350 displayed 24p source frames on its screen.

5.1 channel surround sound

This HDTV also sports an A/V Mode which helped us watch movies or play games with customized settings. This option lets you choose from the following modes: Cinema, Games and Sports; they offered us great sound and picture quality.
For our review of this device we also tested its sound performance. The two 1-way speakers with their 14 W total power output, the Dolby Digital decoder, Auto Volume, Infinite Sound, Leveler II and Clear Voice II all contributed to a superb audio performance. The Dolby Digital decoder Infinite Sound and Clear Voice II offered 5.1 channel surround sound, deep and rich bass and also audible voices when background noises were really loud.

SimpLink technology

HDMI V1.3 helped us easily install other devices to the LG 26LD350; this connectivity offered 10.2Gbps of bandwidth.
The brightness, colors, tint, contrast and sharpness calibration was made via the ISFccc Calibration feature, which analyzes lighting conditions and delivers the best viewing experience.
The SimpLink makes controlling all the LG devices easy; all you have to do is use the TV’s remote control.
Finally, the Smart Energy Saving feature leaves a considerably smaller carbon footprint on the environment and also a smaller bill for your utility costs.

Review conclusions

The LG 26LD350 is an innovative and eco-friendly TV; it comes with excellent sound and picture quality, an array of features, a beautiful design and the possibility to place it everywhere you might want in your house.

Technical specifications

Frequency50 Hertz
DVD playerNot
RMS Power10
Screen Format16:09
Screen Size26
Vertical Resolution768
Horizontal Resolution1366
Screen TypeLCD
Annual energy consumption0
Internet accessNot
Viewing Angle in Degrees178
Contrast Ratio (X / 1)50000
Hard Drive Capacity0
Screen Size66
Digital Image ProcessingYes
HD ready (High Definition TV Compatible)Yes
Memory StickNot
SD cardNot
YPbPr (Component Video)Yes
Audio / Video Front or SideYes
Weight in kg6.2
Normal consumption in Watts100
Depth in cm8
Height in cm42.3 cm
Length in cm66.3
Reference Furniture Optional0
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)Yes
Number of socket (s) SCART1
Support Table0
Response Time in ms5
PAP (Picture and Picture)0
PAT (Picture and Text)0
Number of Slots PCMCIA1
Cable TunerYes (MPEG4 HD)
TunerYes (MPEG4 HD)
Satellite TunerNot
Number of HDMI Inputs2
Full HDNot
PIP (Picture in Picture)0
Power Consumption Standby in Watts0.29
VGA / D-Sub InterfaceYes
Compatible VESA StandardVesa 200 x 100
Media PlayerNot
Streaming Via Home NetworkNot
CI +Yes
LED technologyNo LED Technology
3D technologyNot