LG 42LW550T: 10 reasons to buy

Why we think it's the best of the bunch

What makes it so much better than all the rivals, is it the connectivity, or the generous 3D accessories? Or maybe it's all these and more

While Samsung may have the looks, and Sharp can create some of the best picture quality we've seen (at a cost though), it's LG's 42LW550T that really shines. The combination of stunning 2D picture quality, a value for money approach to 3D and web features that really shine, it's definitely the highest performing swiss army knife of high-end TV's. If you're not conviced, take a look below and see our ten reasons why we think it's a winner.

1 Cinema 3D
With seven pairs of lightweight 3D glasses included in the pack, family and friends can all watch the latest 3D movie or sports coverage.

2 Connectivity

With four HDMIs, component and Scart (via adaptor), two USB ports, ethernet LAN, phono and an input for your PC, you can easily make this the hub of your home entertainment system.

3 Slimline looks
Edge-lit LED backlighting means the screen should elicit gasps of approval when unboxed.

4 Smart TV web portal
Overflowing with content, from casual games to curious infotainment.

5 Media link
The best media streaming experience on test. Install free Plex media server software on your PC and the gogglebox becomes a movie and music jukebox

6 Trumotion
100Hz picture processing maintains picture detail even during fast motion.

7 Catch-up TV
BBC iPlayer, YouTube and Acetrax are all on board.

8 Magic Remote (£50)
Lets you control your TV with Wii-style motion control.

9 iSF calibration
Allows high-end users to tune the picture to the Nth degree. A simpler Picture Wizard is also provided.

10 Freeview HD
Free hi-def from the BBC, ITV and C4. Cheers!

Price: £999
Launch date: Out now
Link: LG