43LK5100PLA : the television Direct LED from LG

LG 43LK5100PLA : the new Full HD

Today we are going to analyse the LG 43LK5100PLA, a mid-range television from LG. An review to check the capacities of this model.
First of all, regarding the size of the screen, we are facing a 43 inches.
Its size is quite a good representation of the average screen : we are face to a standard screen.
Beside, this television is equipped with a Full HD resolution.  This television is part of the main group of current TVs. It doesn’t completely stands out among its competitors with this choice of Full HD.
Through our review today, you will understand why the LG 43LK5100PLA is ranked among the best TVs of the moment.

43LK5100PLA from LG – Design

The LG 43LK5100PLA with its simple design is an interesting alternative for anyone who wants an elegant television set in the mid-range segment.
A product that is correct in view of its price. A sleek but effective design. It has the potential to compete with other TV sets on the market.
The 43LK5100PLA adopts a standard shape with a flat screen.
As far as the base is concerned, there are also things to say. Equipped with a double base, LG has chosen security. The TV holds well, nothing moves thanks to this system. And whatever the price of the 43LK5100PLA, we prefer this kind of solution that guarantees that the television will not fall out of its place.A mid-range television set that relies heavily on its design and the quality of its materials; arguments that LG has been promoting for some time now on these products. All this for a price that stays contained.

TV screen presentation LG 43LK5100PLA

The LG has a correct and well-calibrated image quality, but you have to do with a limited native contrast that is suitable for daytime viewing; forget about home theater programs in the dark.
With this new 43LK5100PLA LG, the company makes an assumed technological choice. It’s LED and that’s good because the image result is excellent. 
With regard to the display, the company proposes a Full HD resolution. With a screen size of 43 inches, this 43LK5100PLA is positioned in the range of models, in the average.Beyond its size, we are still in front of a beautiful quality screen.
LG chooses a frequency of 60 Hz, this makes this TV set better positioned than its competitors. A perfectly synchronized image that will delight you for your home cinema.
Even better, thanks to its advanced technology, the screen of this television provides a Full HD quality resolution.
Thus, the LG 43LK5100PLA allows you to watch everyday movies and videos without necessarily wanting it to be a home theater level. It’s a decent mid-range.

TV sound presentation LG 43LK5100PLA

A brief listening allows us to see that it does not work miracles. The sound is far from exceptional. That’s enough for TV shows, but not for home theater showings.
The equipment consists of  two loudspeakers and provides a sound power of 5 W.

In conclusion, the sound of this TV will give you the majority of the sound spectrum. It’s average, but not of poor quality.

Presentation of the Smart TV part of the TV set LG 43LK5100PLA

Despite the absence of a smart TV, which would have increased the price of the TV set, you still have the possibility to buy a TV-Box that will extend the functionality of your TV set for a reasonable price.

Presentation of the connection technology of LG 43LK5100PLA

As for the connectivity aspect on LG 43LK5100PLA, it provides you with sufficient elements.
In this price range, this TV offers a higher number of connections than most of its competitors.

This model has a total of 8 connections, not too bad. The LG 43LK5100PLA allows you not to choose between the different devices to be connected. You can connect everything to this TV; the box, game console, multimedia server, DVD or Blu-ray player, etc…

In clear, the connections available on this model are:
1 USB port, 2 HDMI ports, 2 audio outputs, 1 antenna input, 1 component plug (Video), 1 composite plug (Y/Pb/Pr)

Presentation of the technical features of the LG 43LK5100PLA

Here is a summary chart of the technical features of the TV:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 97.6 cm x 58.3 cm x 7 cm
Screen size in inches 43
Screen resolution Full HD
Display system Direct LED
Display frequency 60
Sound power 5
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C 
Number of tuners 7
Number of USB ports 1
Number of HDMI ports 2
Number of audio outputs 2
Number of audio inputs 0
Component Input (YpbPr) Yes
Composite Input (Video) Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
PVR Available Yes
Ethernet Yes

Our conclusion on the LG 43LK5100PLA

The overall feeling about the product is satisfactory, it is not the best on the market, but it still allows to have an efficient television set.
Back to the future! As in the film, you are propelled into the past. In other words, it feels like it’s the 2000s. No smart tv? you read it right. It is possible, and it is the choice that LG makes on this 43LK5100PLA.
The Direct LED screen improves the overall image rendering and provides greater uniformity.
However, it is not the resolution that we expect from this television set. Indeed, the big advantage will be found in a very competitive price. Here, you will have a TV that displays all your video sources correctly and allows you to enjoy a very well defined picture in all circumstances.

Finally, we will note all the positive points that are to be added to the credit of this television set. Here are 3 that I find interesting:
the sound power, the screen size, the display frequency.