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Wii Night with the LG Scarlet

Written by Jayvee Fernandez

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Having scheduled Wii Night, it just so happened that LG lent us their latest LCD TV, the Scarlet. We were supposed to play on my home TV but the delivery was more than welcome. Yay!

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:

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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.

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Ah yes — Street Fighter II in 16×9 format.

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And WoW Minis on the side.

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The LG Scarlet starts at P49,999 with three sizes — 32 inches, 42 inches and 47 inches.

About the author

Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

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