"Not as good as the 8500, but really close for $1K less!"4.0 starson by ledesmkv
Pros: - Great performance for the money
- Local dimming
- Menu allows picture to be adjusted very simply, but also allows very "techie" adjustments for the more hardcore.
Cons: None... wish LG made a 60+ in. version?
Summary: I was looking for a replacement to my Samsung 61" DLP that crapped out on me. Wanted to replace it with a LCD/LED 60", but there really aren't any great options out there. Decided to go for quality over quantity and looked into LG. Wanted the 55LE8500 originally, but then looked at the 55LE5500. I won't go through each spec difference, you can look that up yourself. At the end of the day, the 5500 has 90% of the features and performance of the 8500, but for $1000 less. As a bonus, got a free LG 750 blu-ray player as part of an LG promo.