"Nice picture but highly reflective screen is a loser."2.5 starson by pmurf1
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