LG G2 series (Google TV)
If he's a geek, chances are he knows what Google TV is. If he's a super-geek, he might even want it built into his next television. If that's the case, and picture quality isn't a major concern, then LG's G2 is his dream TV, motion-sensitive QWERTY remote and all.
- Overall score: 5.7 (2.5 stars)
CNET Editors' Rating
Average User Review
out of 6 user reviews
Starting at: $779.99
The good: The attractive exterior design of the LG G2 series gives an inkling of LG's "back to the drawing board" approach this year. The hybrid Magic Remote with QWERTY is one of the best TV peripherals on the market. The passive 3D system creates significantly less crosstalk than its active competitors.
The bad: Picture quality suffers from poor black levels, desaturated colors, a glossy screen, and lack of uniformity. The Google TV interface isn't as easy to use as any other TV interface you'd care to name.
The bottom line: While it may sport high-end looks and a cutting-edge remote, LG's G2 series is a disappointing attempt at Google TV with ho-hum picture quality and a frustrating user experience.
May 8, 2012 1:40 PM PDT
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| Caption by: David Katzmaier
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