Picture on this TV is AWESOME!
Slim with a metal frame
Magic remote is cool
Setup was really easy
Sound is good but recommend getting a sound bar
Only 3 HDMI inputs
No Amazon app
Was time for a new TV and I started out with the age old question, "Do I go Plasma or LED"? After a bunch of research I decided to go the LED route since I was afraid of the Plasma's potential to "burn in" images since I'm an ... Read full review
Was time for a new TV and I started out with the age old question, "Do I go Plasma or LED"? After a bunch of research I decided to go the LED route since I was afraid of the Plasma's potential to "burn in" images since I'm an avid TV watcher and video game player (xbox). Plus, I didn't want to go through that whole "aging" process with a Plasma. I decided to buy an LG because my brother bought an LG tv 3 years ago and the picture on it was AMAZING even back then.
The picture on this TV is AWESOME! I calibrated my picture settings with what I found on avsforums and it looks great. I would like to play with it more but there are so many options to tweak, I just said screw it lol. The colors are so vibrant and with my settings, I saw no motion blur or any image "weird-ness". I put on Star Wars Episode 2 on Blu Ray to see the image quality and it was incredible. I could see things in the movie that I never really realized were there before due to the great picture image.
I also played some xbox to test it out. I played NCAA Football 14 and the graphics looked good on this TV. It wasn't much of an increase in picture quality compared to my old HDTV but was slightly better which is what I expected - with video games you can't expect a huge increase in graphics or picture image when buying a new TV. I bet the PS4 or xbox One will look amazing on these new TV's. I didn't try any online play or try out any First Person Shooters so I do not know how these will perform but when playing NCAA I experienced NO input lag. I was in Game mode and didn't try any other modes i.e. expert (custom) settings.
3D Testing. This is what I was most interested in when I received the TV but yet didn't buy this TV solely because it had 3D capabilities. I do not have a 3D Blu Ray player so I cannot comment on that but I did use the 2D Conversion to 3D when playing Star Wars on Blu Ray and Xbox NCAA Football 14. When using 2D - 3D watching Star Wars I didn't see much of a change compared to 2D. It didn't stand out as much as a true 3D feed but you did see some 3D qualities. Again, I expected this since converting a 2D image to 3D is difficult to do when not originally captured with a 3D camera. BUT, when using 2D - 3D with the xbox I was pleasantly surprised!!! When playing NCAA Football 14 the 3D image popped and added a really cool depth of field when lined up on the line of scrimmage. Really felt like I was in the stadium playing a football game - it was really cool. Plus, I felt like it gave me a better vision of the field and made passing and running the ball easier.
The magic remote is cool but didn't fully link up with everything I hooked up to the TV. For example, when syncing up my Blu Ray player to the magic remote all of the buttons worked like the play button, power button and so on except for the pause button. I know this seems like not a big deal and it isn't but how can the remote sync up with all the other buttons EXCEPT the pause button? It was just weird and I am not able to pause any Blu Ray lol. Also, I couldn't sync my xbox with the remote. Which makes sense but would be nice to have the remote recognize my xbox input so that I can seamlessly rotate between separate inputs i.e. xbox, Blu Ray player, stereo and others. Also, I liked that after syncing up my magic remote to the cable I could still use my old remote if I wanted to with no issues to change channels and use the TV guide.
The TV is a 47 inch but actually seems a little bit small surprisingly. With the screen almost meeting the edge of the TV it tricks the eye into thinking its smaller than what it really is. Its still a nice size TV but if this is your center piece for a large living room I would definitely go with a larger version of this TV. I went with the 47 because it was at my price point but in hindsight I might have held out a little longer and waited for the larger version's price to go down and grabbed one of those.
The stand is surprisingly sturdy but has small wheels on the bottom that helps rotate the TV for viewing but makes me a little nervous. The wheels turn somewhat slowly which is good for stability but worries me that if someone were to hit my TV stand the TV could tip over or roll off the edge. I don't think this would happen even if someone were to budge the TV stand but is something to consider.
I used the internet app and messed with a few other apps - I'm not a big app guy for TV's. People who do love TV apps and stream might have an issue with this TV. I tried running a few youtube video's off the internet app and it was pretty slow even with my wireless signal strength at perfect/max. I know this TV comes with a dual core processor but it is somewhat lacking. I don't have netflix (this TV comes with a free one year subscription but it hasn't taken effect yet) but I am super curious how it will perform on this TV. The processing speeds worry me that Netflix won't run efficiently but I don't have that answer yet. I bet processing speeds would be much better if connected to a Ethernet cord.
Lastly, I saw no light bleed or bum pixels. Having only 3 HDMI inputs kinda stinks....four would have been better. Setup was really easy.
All in all, I am pleased with this TV. Would I buy it again....yes. Would I go up in the next size? Yes. Am I satisfied with LG's quality? Yes.
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Updated on Dec 12, 2013
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