Pros Setting suggestions posted on the CNET website provide a very film-like image in a dimly lit room. Believable color, without the god-awful "more real than real" video effect some LED's produce, as the TruMotion feature can be turned off completely.
Cons Edge-lit design has visible flaws in dark scenes when lighter content is centrally located on the screen. Most noticeable during title sequences and credits, which in the grand scheme of things, is probably not going to bother most viewers.
Summary I started looking at this model based on CNET reviews, and found it to perform as well as, or better than everything else in its price range (about $1100 as I type). In addition, some of the flaws I observed in the 47LW5600 were also present in televisions at twice the price, so I am quite happy with the flaws vs. price point ratio. Unless you're ready to drop $4000 you probably won't do any better than the LG, and I assure you... I have absolutely no brand loyalty. Lastly, I bought this television specifically to watch 2D Blu-ray movies through an Oppo BDP-93, which the LG does very well. I have no real input on how it performs on HD sports, network broadcasts or gaming, so please refer to other reviews if that is a consideration for your own purchase.
By the way, before you lose your mind adjusting the settings... the Real Cinema function suggested in the CNET, suggested settings posting (http://forums.cnet.com/7723-19410_102-530317/lg-47lw5600-picture-settings/?tag=contentBody;threadListing) WILL ONLY APPEAR WHEN YOU ARE CONNECTED TO A 1080 24p SOURCE SUCH AS A 1080 24p Blu-ray PLAYER. If you are in the settings menu in the television, and not currently viewing 1080 24p content the Real Cinema option appears to be unavailable and you will be melancholy!
Pros Colors are superb.
Picture Wizard gets you to a fairly good image. The calibration data from CNET are a great starting point if you're not a professional. They turned my picture from good to great.
My kids love the passive 3D.
Cons TruMotion gives that "soap opera" look out of the box. Dial it down to 0-dejudder and 10-deblur. Or turn it off altogether.
Edge is slightly brighter due to edge-lit.
Slight lag when playing video games...any help with that?
Summary Had to scrap a 2 year old Panny 800u (with a little help from their horrible customer service) and ended up buying this LG because of the features and package deal I got. I was convinced I wouldn't get as good a picture with the LG, but after calibration, I think it's better. Wasn't looking for a 3D TV, but I'm glad I picked this one. My kids absolutely love the 3D capability. I've not once heard them complain of cross talk, ghosting, or the slight appearance of jaggies. :)
Pros +Great picture quality. Looks 1080p to me.
+Stunning 2D quality
+Very user-friendly 3D menu
+Very cheap compared to other 3D LED TVs
+2D to 3D conversion
+Very good back lighting
+very wide viewing angle
+Cinema 3D glasses have a big lens so no
Cons -Remote is tricky
-Menu can lag occasionally
Summary This is the second 3D TV I purchased (Samsung was 1st, although I returned it to get this). It visuals were amazing and it gave me the viewing angle I needed to play halo in 8 player mode. Watching movies is also very entertaining and the 3D images show a lot more depth than expected. Definitely recommended to anyone who wants to purchase a 3D TV that is on a budget, but at the same time looking for performance.
Pros This is my second 3D TV and also second 2D to 3D capable unit.. They compare very close to each other, my first TV is a Mitsubishi 73838 and first Blu-ray is the Panasonic BDT 210. I have several passive glasses and I went with rechargeable ones for my Mi
Cons Only problem with the LG is my remote for my Vizio that I am using for a computer monitor also turns on the LG if I am not paying attention to the direction that I point the remote.
Pros not much, 3d good
Cons tv is already obsolete, no onboard software upgrade plan. so more it goes, more you won't be able to view content
Summary On board software not upgradable, so tv will be obsolet soon