Pros + Picture quality is just great
+ Video streaming
+ 2 hi-speed USB 2.0 input jacks
+ Easy to use
Cons - Some screen glare
- Widgets not very useful
Summary I got mine from a local store on sale for a little under $1600. That was about three weeks ago. And since then my entire family just can't get enough of it.
Picture quality is just great - and that's expected. But what amazes me is all the extra functionality with what this TV is packed.
1. Video streaming with Netflix. (It also has VUDU, YouTube, Picasa - but I did not try VUDU yet, and YouTube and Picasa work just fine, but I do not need a huge display to view some low resolution videos from YouTube). So Netflix movies available to watch instantly look great. Even those that are not HD quality. I must say that I have FIOS internet connection, so that must be also a component for high quality videos, but as far as this set goes - it does a great job.
2. This TV has 2 hi-speed USB2.0 input jacks, and it recognizes not just flash drives, but also USB external hard drives - even with NTFS file format. I tried both - FAT32 and NTFS, and also external drives with additional power source and without it, - this TV recognizes them all. It can play your video files (and other media too) directly from external hard drive! And it supports multiple video formats, including Matroska H.264. It also supports external subtitles for AVI files. I did not test multiple subtitles formats, but SRT works great. It supports standard Latin letters languages and Korean. No other encodings though.
I want also to add a few words about design. I use a TV stand that it came with, and it allows TV to be turned both sides about 20 degree - just enough to get to the USB jacks or to additional audio or HDMI jacks that are placed on a left side. The main ones are located on the back panel - which is also pretty easy to reach thanks to that rotating feature of a stand. The rotation is very smooth and requires no force at all.
I can't be more pleased with it.
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Pros I like everything about it specially the price
Cons Maybe the styling is not up with the rest
Summary definately recommend this tv as the price is very competitive
"Incredible TV"on by coogansbluf
Pros Spectacular picture, nearly seems 3-D at times, easy to use and set up, audio is fine. Easy to switch back and forth between satellite, blu-ray and video games. I love this set.
Cons Works much better in a dark room, reflects light like a mirror
Summary The pros far outweigh the cons
Pros Color is great
Aesthetically pleasing TV
ISF Color management is great
Cons No web browser
Screen is reflective
Pros Appears to be quality product.
Cons Screen acts as 'smoky' mirror. You see yourself, lamps, etc. interfering with so-called high quality color/intensity picture. What is the point of the 'blackest blacks' just to see the room your sitting in reflected in them?
Summary Bought this today - so these are strictly first impressions. Had a Sony Bravia whose panel started flaking out about 6 months after the year warranty was up. Sony repairman said we had to replace the panel at approx. $2000. We lived with the problem (flickered at startup but would eventually clear after 1/2 hour or so) until the panel seemed to finally give up the ghost. This LG seems fine with the noticeable and perhaps unacceptable (to us) exception that the highly reflective screen mirrors everything in the room. Unless you plan to sit in a light-less room with dark curtains. your room reflections will always be an additive image you will be viewing in addition to the TV picture. My lamp is a constant and all too obvious object present in anything viewed on this TV. So much for the 'blackest blacks' - they turn into the best mirrors for our lamps. They truly do a great job reflecting the living room characteristics! Plan to return for a matte finish screen - even if reviewed as having 'lesser quality'. Lesser quality in a tomb may be much better quality in our living room (with lamps, windows, etc.). Wish they would have warned us about this in the CNET review.Wanted to add that the audio was of lesser quality of our (albeit fatally flawed) Sony Bravia. Sounds a bit tinny by comparison.
Updated on Jun 12, 2010