Eye popping as it is, the Scarlet boasts to be the thinnest LCD TV (so far!) accentuated by a very nice crimson color on the back. I guess if Samsung brought forth the wine glass design for their flat screens, LG goes in the direction of color. And it’s really nice. I guess this is the type of furniture you’d want to display in the middle of the room rather than pushed to a corner.
I have to mention how light it was. It could be an illusion brought forth by how thin it looks, but I could have sworn that the HDTV is one of the lighter and more portable ones in the market today. Look at us carry it to and fro:
The LG Scarlet has two RCA ports and 4 HDMI ports (2 HDMI ports for input). VGA connectivity’s all in — pretty much the staple you’d find in any system today. It also has an additional slot for inserting USB keys, network LAN for browsing and Bluetooth connectivity.
One thing I wish the Scarlet had more of were a wider selection of formats for video playback. I tried playing a few MP4 files from my USB drive but the unit was not able to detect the format. I think it really has come to that point where manufacturers should consider adding a wider range of video codecs as these televisions are no longer just screens that project images but full fledged entertainment devices, even without the Blu-ray player or gaming console.
You can use the Scarlet (among many other HDTV’s) to surf the Internet and view photos, and I especially liked how the Scarlet + Wii + Logitech wireless keyboard made surfing the Internet so much easier (a few updates back allowed you to use a USB keyboard to surf the Internet — I used a wireless receiver). Because the Scarlet is really thin, I had to reorient my Wii sensor bar to the bottom of the screen as it won’t fit on top.
Ah yes — Street Fighter II in 16×9 format.
And WoW Minis on the side.
The LG Scarlet starts at P49,999 with three sizes — 32 inches, 42 inches and 47 inches.