Pros + TV is super thin
+ Picture quality is great
+ It's a great feature
Cons - No adobe flash support for web browsing
Summary This is probably the best deal on a 55-inch LED TV for the price. Initially, I was going to buy the cheapest, largest LCD TV I can buy but I ended up buying this one because for 55-inch LED TV, this is cheaper than most LCD TVs plus the smartTV option was great for me since I don't really watch much real TV but I need my Netflix working.
Got my TV, hooked up the LG wifi USB stick, connected to Netflix within seconds and my kids were watching their favorite kid's movies off netflix and we still have no cable!
The TV is super thin, uses less energy than any other TV on the market, and the picture quality is great plus the screen is 55-inches, lovin' it. I used to have a 46-inch but this 55-inch is definitely a great addition to my home.
I know Hulu is coming soon through software update and when that comes my TV will be even better.
For those of you looking to spend around $1200-1400 on the biggest TV you can afford, this is definitely it.
And also I don't need 3D yet and this is good since it's not added to the cost of my TV, I rather wait 2 more years for that when 3D prices come down.
Overall, this is the best 55-inch LED TV you will find anywhere, great prices, and forget all those smaller 42 or 46 inches with 3D unless you are a 3D freak.
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Pros Thin and beautiful casing
Good picture quality and easy to set up
Cons No Flash 9 or above support so you cannot watch video streaming from major TV network that happens to use Flash 9 or above. I spoke to LG and they do not ever intend to update this models firmware to support Flash 9 or newer version. For a smart TV this
Summary I returned the this Edge lit LED LCD TV and bought the LG55LK520 LCD TV, a bit bulkier, but the picture is better, and the price was cheaper. I gave up the "smart TV" feature, but when you consider that the LV5500 is not compatible with flash 9 or higher ... it isn't all that smart.
I would not recommend this the LV5500 to anyone who wishes to use the built in web browser to watch video streaming from major TV networks that heaven forbid would use the latest Adobe Flash technology to stream their videos. Buy the Samsung instead they support Flash 10 and intend to offer update via firmware, where LG emphatically told me that they do not intend to offer any update to Flash via firmware because of "memory constraint".
This LG55LV5500 (same as the LV5400) is obsolete before the introductory year is over.