LG 26LV2500 review


A 26 inch LED TV from LG

Like all LG HDTVs, the 26LV2500 model promises to be a great choice if you’ve grown tired of your old TV. But does it really deliver all that’s promising customers? We invite you to read our test and review to find out.

1366 x 768 resolution panel

First off, let’s see the device’s specifications: 26″ full HD backlight LED display, 1366 x 768 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio, 10W x 2 speakers, 2.000.000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, ATSC/NTSC/Clear QAM integrated tuners, 3 HDMI / RF / USB/component video/audio / PC input / D-Sub 15pin (PC), headphone/digital optical audio, 25″ x 16.3″ x 1.6″ without stand / 25″ x 18.7″ x 3.9″ with stand, 5 kg without stand / 5.39 kg with stand, VESA 200mm x 200mm wall mount and documentation.

LG-26LV2500And now here are the TV’s features: Dolby Digital decoder, Picture Wizard, Clear Voice II, Infinite Sound, Auto Volume Leveler, SimpLink, 24P Real Cinema, ISFccc Calibration Ready, Smart Energy Saving, Intelligent Sensor, remote control, Closed Captioning compatible, 4 on-screen languages (English, Spanish, French and Korean), auto tuning / channel add/delete / auto/manual clock / on/off timer / auto off/auto sleep and documentation.

A nice looking design

In terms of design, the LG 26LV2500 is one good-looking TV; it comes with a glossy black screen and black body and is light. The menu works really well and is easy to use.
Our tests showed the LG 26LV2500 TV has a far better picture quality than its competitors; this is all due to the ISFccc Ready HDTV feature along with the Intelligent Sensor and Picture Wizard ones. The former analyzed lighting conditions in our lab and adjusted the display’s brightness, sharpness, tint, contrast and so on. All we had to do was to use the device’s remote control and access the settings on the screen. The Intelligent Sensor automatically optimized the picture to the color and lighting conditions in the room and works great in the review time.

Smart Energy Saving

The LG 26LV2500 comes with on-screen reference points that assure superb colors, blacks, sharpness, backlight levels and much more.
As with all HDTVs, the Smart Energy Saving feature takes care of the environment while at the same time considerably reducing utility costs.
Some drawbacks for this product: colors look washed-out when we stood up and looked at the screen and also when we moved to each side of it. The audio performance was not at all great, but it improved once we turned the bass up and the treble down.

Review conclusions

All in all, after the test performed for our review we can say that the new LG 26LV2500 TV is an appealing product, with both good overall performance and several drawbacks. It is ideal if you don’t have too much space available, but not so ideal if you don’t enjoy small TVs.

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 Degrees0
Contrast Ratio (X / 1)1000000
Hard Drive Capacity0
Screen Size66
Digital Image Processing0
HD ready (High Definition TV Compatible)Yes
Memory StickNot
SD cardNot
YPbPr (Component Video)Yes
Audio / Video Front or SideYes
Weight in kg0
Normal consumption in Watts58
Depth in cm0
Height in cm0 cm
Length in cm0
Reference Furniture Optional-1
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)Not
Number of socket (s) SCART0
Support TableYes
Response Time in ms0
PAP (Picture and Picture)Not
PAT (Picture and Text)Not
Number of Slots PCMCIA0
Cable TunerNot
Satellite TunerNot
Number of HDMI Inputs3
Full HDNot
PIP (Picture in Picture)Not
Power Consumption Standby in Watts0.99
VGA / D-Sub InterfaceYes
Compatible VESA StandardVesa 100
Media PlayerNot
Streaming Via Home NetworkNot
CI +Not
LED technologyLed Edge
3D technologyNot