Pros + Great 3D picture, Easy To Setup, Impressive size
+ Great Picture Quality, Best looking TV out there.
+ Good streaming support - Comes with Netflix, Hulu+, Amazon VOD, and Vudu
+ Viewing angle is great for LCD
+ 4 HDMI inputs
Cons - TV's sound is good enough for regular use
- Not a lot of streaming options or apps compared to Roku
Summary I've had this TV for about three weeks, and have been very satisfied with my first LG product. I looked at quite a few TV's, but finally settled on this LG model as it seemed to offer the best picture and a large number of features that should prevent it from becoming obsolete too quickly.
After first setting it up and trying out a BluRay disc, I was amazed at the picture quality--much better than my previous 3 year old Westinghouse LCD HDTV. The picture while watching regular cable TV, however, was disappointing at first. There are five preset modes you can choose from: standard mode that is the default right out of the box, cinema, game, etc. I tried all of them but was not really satisfied. I noticed that there are two additional "expert" modes with complicated values in the setup screen that I didn't understand at first.
I checked CNET.com and found detailed instructions for calibrating this TV using the "expert" modes. After printing out the directions and changing the values in the expert mode according to CNET's recommendation, the quality of the picture while watching cable TV went from good to fantastic, and normal DVDs and BluRay discs are also superb. I strongly recommend that you calibrate this TV's picture using the directions on CNET to bring out the best in this set. The colors are the best I've seen--incredibly life like.
Turns out there are 2 "expert modes"--you could set one for all around viewing (which I did using the CNET directions), and use the other to dial in some other viewing experience (CNET has a recommendation for a second set of values as well). With the two expert modes and the five preset modes, you have a total of 7 choices -- you will undoubtedly find one that satisfies your needs.
I bought a 3D movie and was pleasantly surprised at the experience. Four of us watched "Pirates of the Caribbean" and everyone enjoyed the 3D movie. That movie's 3D experience was more like watching 3D "within" the screen as opposed to having images project into the room. I imagine that the "projection" style 3D experience has more to do with the disc than the television--I did see a demo with this unit where undersea creatures seemed to be floating outside the screen in the room. If you want to watch a 3D movie, you'll also have to buy a 3D BluRay player.
You can also convert normal 2D TV shows to 3D. That feature works ok, but is not the same full experience as a 3D BluRay disc. I doubt if I'll ever use the 2D to 3D feature (you have to put on the 3D glasses for that feature just like watching 3D movies). There are really only a handful of 3D movies for sale right now (mostly cartoons and sci-fi type movies)-- and they are about twice the price of a normal DVD, but that should all change as more 3D sets are sold.
The wireless internet feature works perfectly and was simple to set up--updates to the TV are installed automatically via wireless as well. You plug in a small wireless receiver which comes with the set into one of the USB ports on the rear of the set when you first set it up to get the wireless features to work.
The auto volume system that lowers the volume of commercials during TV shows is wonderful--no more fumbling with a remote to lower the volume while people are screaming at you to buy something. (If you like really loud commercials, you can turn off the auto sound feature.)
The LG apps left me wanting more. I downloaded a few to the set (I think you can store about 250 megs of apps onboard), but most are children's games or other things that I doubt I would ever use--a computer will allow you to do much more than the LG apps. (The weather app, for example, only lists major cities, so my town is not listed--the closest weather info is for a city 250 miles away). LG does seem to be adding apps to their library regularly, so you may find some you like. I don't subscribe to Netflix or HuluPlus, but those apps would be helpful if you are a subscriber.
You can also easily access your computer from this TV. Once you synchronize the TV with your computer you can wirelessly view picture and video and sound files, but you do need to designate ahead of time which files you might want to view on your TV--a very nice feature if you want to watch a slide show with pictures on your computer. I tried a short slide show and it worked well. I also tried hooking up a laptop to the computer--worked perfectly and you could also watch a slide show or surf the net or whatever using the TV as your computer monitor.
The set comes with two remotes--a fully featured infrared remote you point at the TV and operate in the normal manner by clicking your way through various options, and a smaller, sleek radio frequency remote that you don't have to aim at the TV to control volume and channels. The smaller remote controls basic options such as volume and channel changes--it also has a button for the Home Screen where you access all the TV's special features.....this button also activates an onscreen icon that you can use by pointing it at various screen options on the home page to make changes to setup or inputs, choose apps, play games, and other things. This system is much faster than using the full size remote. You will want to aim the remote at the screen while using this feature to point the icon around the screen at the things you want to control.
Since my old AV receiver finally gave up the ghost, I am currently using the TV's built in speakers and find them to be fine for most of my purposes. Obviously, the TV's speakers are nothing like my old surround sound system, but I don't have any complaints--dialogue is easy to understand, and music is ok as well. You can control treble, bass, etc. to your liking. Eventually, I'll probably get a sound bar with a subwoofer, but don't feel the need to rush out and upgrade the sound on the TV to cure a glaring defect.
There seem to be plenty of spaces in the back of the TV for attaching various components--at the moment, however, I only have a DVD player attached to this set and a monitor cable for those times when I want to connect a laptop as well.
I'm sure there are other features I'll find that I'm not currently using as I play with this TV more, and assuming this LG proves to be reliable, I think I'll be happy with this unit for quite a few years.
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"Great LED 3D TV!"on by Kevin-KC
Pros + Viewing angle on the screen is pretty good
+ 2-D picture is excellent
+ User interface is pretty straight forward
+ NetFlix, YouTube, Facebook, and Google Picasa. These apps work very very well
+ Physical characteristics of the TV is amazing
Cons - Lag between the remote control and the menu selection screen
Summary just picked up this sweet unit From a Retail store Yesterday Since they had a storewide 20 year anniversary sale (pick out the CAPS). BTW, prior to my purchase, I've been a proud owner of a Samsung 720p LCD TV of 8 years.Edit Link
The TV is great. Passive 3D glasses FTW. It really gives you a good feel for the depth of each element in the picture. Viewing angle on the screen is pretty good too. I have my living room set up so that a love seat is off to the side (perpendicular) to the TV and guests are still able to view the screen. There is a 20degree float to both left and right sides of the TV.
User interface is pretty straight forward. I'm use to Samsung's but LG's interface isn't very far off from being the same. My only problem is the lag between the remote control and the menu selection screen. Sometimes, I'll click the down-arrow on the remote and nothing triggers on the screen so I have to press it an extra time. IMO, that's very minor.
Apps that I have tried are NetFlix, YouTube, Facebook, and Google Picasa. These apps work very very well. In addition to the remote control, LG has also bundled together a "Wand"-like remote control similar to the Nintendo Wii. It runs on AA batteries and all you have to do is point your remote at the screen, press a button to activate, and a cross-hair comes up so you can select buttons on the screen. Although, this is nothing new and groundbreaking, it is nice to see it integrated into a TV.
The physical characteristics of the TV is amazing. I see it in the stores as thin, but bringing it back home, i couldn't even see the TV looking at it directly from the side. The 2D to 3D conversion works flawlessly. I have over-the-air DTV and my fiance and I are just shocked at how simple free HDTV channels looked on the TV. That's the best part about the TV, passive 3D glasses. Now, I don't have to invest any money on those active shutter lenses.
The TV is 120Hz and has a very fluid motion when characters move in scenes. But it isn't over-the-top fluid like the Sony Bravias; I think those are just over kill to the point that the pictures don't look natural.
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Updated on Nov 19, 2011
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"Solid family TV.."on by Nelson606
Pros -Passive 3D has good quality.
-TV is really bright and the anti-glare screen is perfect even in a bright room.
-Came with glasses and wi-fi dongle.
-2D to 3D conversion is a really nice feature, since there isn't a ton of native 3D content right now.
Cons -In really dark scenes, you can see the backlights somewhat, but I don't think anyone else has noticed it besides me.
-A keyboard on the remote would be awesome, but the motion remote is a neat alternative.
Summary My parents wanted a 3D TV, but I knew the complexity of the active 3D would ruin the fun of it. The passive 3D has a good quality without the hassle of charging bulky glasses. The price is also right where they wanted, since my parents couldn't see spending more money on a TV no matter what kind of cool stuff it does. SD looks fine, but HD channels look great. They really like having Netflix on the TV, although it does take time to type in movie titles with the remote. Overall, I'm really impressed by this TV after a few tweaks in the settings. The 3D capability is what we bought it for, but the HD is great and converting 2D to 3D is an awesome way to watch TV..
Pros GREAT 2D picture will make your Blu Ray collection go KABOOM. Passive 3D is the ticket it looks awesome 1080p all the way no 540 from where I am sitting. And the 2D to 3D looks good as well.
Cons The sound is ho hum, but who cares because I am running Energy Speakers and my Yamaha 7.1 receiver and it sounds MARVELOUS!!!
Summary You cannot go wrong with the LG 47LW5600, seriously it is that good. The passive 3D is the ticket and this time next year active 3D will be on the same boat as HD DVD. The design is sleak and the 2D picture POPS big time. This TV is a treat for your Blu Ray collection. For those with the flash light effect on the edges. Turn the back light down to 30 and turn the local dimming on high and POOF it will be 98% free of any flashlighting.
Pros Wide viewing angle, I only have a 50" area to put my TV and it is recessed. This TV shows up great even when you have to look at it from the side (which is often in my house).
The glasses are lightweight and don't have any batteries so they are very easy
Cons The remote Is a lot like a WII so it took some time to get used to, but now its ok.
Summary I think passive TVs will definitely be the winner of the TV war. I tried a few other brands before getting the LG 47LW5600. It's really comfortable to watch the glasses are cheap so buying extra pairs for a party or for any reason is not a problem. Over all I have been very happy with this TV and would recommend it to anyone.