"Holy Crap!"on by Steven1x10
Pros + Picture and contrast and color are incredible, 3D is very nice
+ Speakers are really good
+ Easy set up, navigation and good connectivity
+ Remote control and user menus are very easy to use
+ Stand was very sturdy and assembled quite easily
Cons - Edge flashing but only on menus and things, NEVER when it counts, like during a movie
Summary I was walking through Best Buy a couple of weeks ago and the picture on this TV stopped me in my tracks! (seriously.) The Best Buy sales person stated it was running on the store's 720p satellite, which, if true, was even more stunning! The TV itself is sleek and sexy and minimalist. I love how there is virtually no physical border around the top and sides of the screen which is a great space-saver (you don't have a 2" plastic frame around the picture, reducing bulk.
After getting it home it was packed amazingly and the stand was very sturdy and assembled quite easily. The TV itself was heavier than I thought it would be so it took two people to get it up on the TV stand.
Generous HDMI inputs as well as an optical and composite for older tech like my older Bose lifestyle home theater. I plan on hooking my new Mac Mini to this as the monitor. DROOL!
The 3D is very nice and, in my opinion, better than the movie theater. I am not real informed on the differences between passive and active 3D glasses, other than one uses batteries and electronic shuttering and the others are, well, glasses with one side darker than the other. This is a passive TV and things are stunning and the TV comes with 6 pair. Also, if you need extra glasses for a larger group or replacement, the Real-D movie theater glasses work great so just bring a pair home...
In regards to the on-board speakers, I never use them. If you have a TV this awesome you need a home theater with surround. Kind of like buying a corvette with a 4-cylinder in it. They are unobtrusive but do add to the bulk and weight of the unit and I wish they could be detached.
The picture was great right out of the box but I have a very keen eye and I knew some adjustments needed to be made. LG has great software and a plethora of adjustment options, some fairly complicated for more advanced users. I would recommend putting the picture type on "vivid". It will blow your mind! The picture and contrast and color are incredible. I will say that animated features are stunning! Just Stunning. I recommend watching Puss In Boots 3D Bluray and the animated movie "9" on Bluray (non-3D) to see what I am talking about. I watched Tangled on Bluray last night and...wow!
Other reviews mentioned "edge flashing" or "bleed" and I have noticed this as well, but only on menus and things, NEVER when it counts, like during a movie. Blacks are inky and nice.
The magic remote is nice and if you have played a Wii you will be right at home. Overall I feel it works well but needs some accuracy tweaking.
On-board 2D-3D conversion is pretty cool but not as good as something filmed in 3D.
BUY THIS TV!
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Hope this review is helpful.
Pros Picture Quality, Style, Edge to Edge Screen, LED Back lighting, Light Weight and Extremely Thin and Price!
Cons Personally I don't like the remote, but everyone else in my family loves it. The picture quality is too good. Watching 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 720i you notice every little thing. 3D is a little dark, but heck that is passive 3D for you.
Summary For the money you just can not beat it, especially for a 3D set. At first we thought about for going 3D, because it was just to expensive and we noticed that places like Costco had lots of other sets in the same range with slightly larger screens, ie. 60" or they had 240Hz refresh. But when we started comparing the actual picture quality there just wasn't any other choice, but to go with this set. So, I am left wondering what the heck CNET is talking about. We even compared this set to CNET's Editor Choice Winner the Panasonic PVT50 and Sharp's X5FD and every set in between and only the Sharp had a better picture and it was almost $3,000.00 more. I am truly perplexed as to CNET's review and can only think that their picture source was bad or they reviewed a bad unit. The bottom line is, this TV rocks!
Pros Excellent picture
Lots of features
Great 3D picture
Cons A little glare in a bright room on dark backgrounds
Pros Good black level
Good detail in the images that results from good processing overall
Great app suite
Cool remote is responsive
Plethora of controls
Cons Not many major ones I can think of
Summary I buy and sell tvs as a side job and thoroughly test all the ones I receive. From the likes of the Sony NX720, the Samsung plasma PnD7000 series and other samsung leds. This one is great in comparison to those and can hold its own (especially for the price). It has much better uniformity than my previous Samsung D7000 LED which possessed terrible flashlighting. Black levels are much better than this CNET review says they are and am currently puzzled as to why they say they are so poor! I generally keep the backlight of my tvs near or below 30% of maximum output. I followed the review for the Vizio M3D470KD and decided to try it out. It was terrible, the scenes where it was actually not blooming across the entire screen and raising the black levels to unacceptable levels was rare. The interface was very sluggish and the apps are just one of the most dated in the market. Overall the quality is just not there yet for the Vizio line. I've since returned it and tryed out this set. I've found the recent reviews put out by this website to be completely incorrect for some reason. Political maybe? or just received a bad set? All I know is that this LG performs for the price and is a much better bargain than that Vizio touted as nearly the best LED of the year.
Pros - Quality colours with great depth and natural levels (much better then Samsung's TVs which seem to over light everything)
- Good motion (I don't feel like I'm always watching video due to weird image processing and extra frames)
- Beautiful design
Cons - Speakers are crap
Summary This is really an awesome TV!