In the April/May 2009 edition of Sound and Vision, Al Griffin reviewed the LG 47LG90 47-inch LCD HDTV which is LG’s first LED backlit LCD HDTV. Al liked this TV overall except for one thing, the sharpness control.
“One picture adjustment I had a painful time tweaking was Sharpness. When I approached a setting where the edge enhancement related to this control started to disappear, the picture would invariably soften. Ultimately, I had to use a compromise setting where the edge enhancement wasn’t too blatant and the picture still looked relatively crisp.”
He goes on to conclude that:
“With its 47LG90, LG brings a reasonably priced offering to the still dauntingly expensive LED-backlit LCD TV scene. Although I was disappointed by this set’s intrusive edge enhancement, which limited its overall picture resolution, its accurate color, wide-ranging picture adjustments, and strong contrast — even at off-center seats — make it a compelling flat-panel TV option for those inclined to choose LCD over plasma.”
Have you experienced a similar limitation with the sharpness control? This may be something you can explore since you’ve have had this new TV for only a short time.