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Mitsubishi LT-52244 52in HDTV review

£1,500 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Mitsubishi

Our Rating: We rate this 3 out of 5

The beautifully designed Mitsubishi LT-52244 HDTV set is undermined by below par performance.

The beautifully designed Mitsubishi LT-52244 HDTV set is undermined by below par performance.

Oversaturated colours were this 52-inch LCD TV's chief fault. Watching both high-definition and standard-definition shows on the Mitsubishi LT-52244, jurors saw images with lurid tones and some background pixelation.

High-definition movies such as 'Corpse Bride' and 'Mission Impossible III' exhibited garish colours. You also get shimmery wood grain and fabric, and orange skin tones.

The Mitsubishi LT-52244's remote is fully backlit when you press any button - a rarity this, and a useful feature in a dark room. White rubberized buttons provide an agreeably tactile feel. The buttons are logically organised, too, simplifying the task of getting through the onscreen display (OSD) settings.

Altough the Mitsubishi LT-52244's OSD offers many adjustments - including video presets and a rare six-colour tweak - you return to the top menu each time you change a setting, so you have to step through the whole OSD again to get to the next item. Dedicated shortcut buttons do provide quick access to audio and video settings.

The Mitsubishi LT-52244 has a setting for DeepField Imager, which is supposed to adjust contrast and brightness dynamically as it analyzes images for dark and light areas. A demonstration menu option shows the marked difference between a standard setting and the DeepField setting, though we found the latter too bright and preferred the presets.

The speakers don't provide the range and fullness of sound turned in by other TVs in the Mitsubishi LT-52244's size category, especially the Pioneer Kuro PDP-5010FD. Background audio and orchestral music for 'Phantom of the Opera' sounded shrill.

The built-in USB port works well for displaying photos, but the Mitsubishi LT-52244 loaded pictures slowly. The TV automatically switched to photo display mode when we connected a flash-card reader, and it allowed us to view a slideshow of our pictures from a memory card.

The Mitsubishi LT-52244's base swivels 30 degrees to the left or right, for increased flexibility in positioning the TV panel.

Mitsubishi LT-52244 Expert Verdict »

52in Widescreen TFT active matrix
1920 x 1080 resolution
1080p (FullHD) display format
16:9 image aspect ratio
progressive scanning (line doubling)
4D digital
Color Temperature Control
DeepField, SharpEdge, X.v.Color, Deep Color, PerfecTint, Plush1080p, PerfectColor, Full Spectrum Color, Tru1080p Processing, NetCommand Home Network Control System
analog/digital combo tuner
HDMI, S-Video, Component, Composite
HDCP Compatible
  • Build Quality: We give this item 5 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 7 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 6 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 6 of 10 overall

Despite a nice design and decent feature set, the Mitsubishi LT-52244's performance is lacklustre.

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