While the LM9600's design is arguably the best on the market this year, as a flagship TV it performs relatively badly for the money. Black levels are half what they were a year ago on LG's 9700, yet the price has remained the same.
This being a direct LED TV, the amount of backlight bleed was even more pronounced than on last year's LG LW9800. Default colors were overly red in the THX and ISF modes -- which is a surprise -- and so to get the best color out of the TV we suggest following our own calibration settings.
Could it be that the sleek, high-level design has come at the expense of the picture?
May 16, 2012 3:00 PM PDT
| Caption by: Ty Pendlebury
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