"Great LED LCD TV!"on by M-Evans
Pros Picture is crisp and vivid and very bright
3D movies are fantastic
Wireless feature works fine
Setup is easy
Cons The audio from the TV is poor
Summary I've owned this TV about a month,to allow it some break in time. I must admit I was somewhat skeptical regarding large screen edge lit lcd TVs (led is the backlighting, led is still lcd tv, dont fall for the marketing hype)because of clouding or bleeding. In fact, my first LG 65 inch arrived and had some nasty clouding on it, which look like white, cloudy spots on the TV. The light from the backlight shows through the edges somewhat, and this was evident even on my replacement.This is minor drawback, you will not achieve plasma like blacks, but plasmas cant achieve the brightness and colors of an LED either. Its a trade off Im satisfied with. I was more impressed with Home Direct Delivery then I was with Pilot Freight, but at least the second one is working great. Im not a huge 3d fan so sorry cant report on that.
I bought it to replace an aging DLP and I was getting tired of changing mercury filled bulbs every other year. The picture really pops, yes it has a reflective screen but with creative lighting arranging its not really a problem in my living room. The picture is crisp and vivid and very bright. I would recommend turning the backlight and brightness down some. Most stores have all TVs on torch mode, to attract your eyes to the brightness screens. I definitely recommend you take the time to calibrate your TV, I went to AVS Forum and there are some hack codes you can use to unlock THX mode, LED local dimming and such but I dont want to void my warrant or even risk messing up the TV. I did however use THX settings recommended by certain LG enthusiasts. I wont list their names here since I dont have their permission. Allow yourself 2-4 weeks for the TV to get some hours on it, I think my blackness levels have improved.
The audio from the TV is poor, but as with most large screen sets, most people have separate home theater setups and turn off the TV speakers anyway. After the picture quality, I must add I like how the TV connects to my wireless network with a supplied adapter, and I can go into the menu and do a firmware update on the spot. I had some questions and even was able to chat with LG customer service to answer some questions I had. The set comes with two remotes, one is your standard remote, with some neat quick menu options. The other is a motion controlled remote, like the Nintendo Wii, and it has a Power, Home and enter button on it and it makes for quick on the fly adjustments in the very intuitive menu system. Some people may not like the magic wand but its more of a preference thing.
If you want to change like your color settings for example, use the regular remote, it makes it easier. For switching from Expert 1 or turning down the intelligent light sensor, use the wand. Another recommendation, the TruMotion on the TV, gives off a soap opera effect on what you are watching, it makes what you are watching look fake, just my two cents. About the worst part of the TV is that it picks up fingerprints, smudges, dust, you name it, very easily. Invest in a nice microfiber to dust. I have my TV paired up with a Yamaha A2000 with one HDMI cable and all my components to the receiver and everything just works.
Something to keep in mind, the HDMI connectors are on the far left of the tv, meaning if your Av rack is on the right your going to need a longer hdmi cable, something I learned the hard way. If you can maneuver your gear to the left of the hdmi jacks, that would be awesome, thought I would let you know. Basically, if you want an energy efficent, sleek looking, sharp,crisp and sweet picture look no farther than the LG 65LW6500. Im in no way affiliated with LG but I do recommend this LED LCD TV!
*Note, I suggest you have to check for cheap price for this TV before you buy it at: Checkingprices.info/lg-65lw6500/
Pros Magic wand, passive 3D.
Cons 120Hz, glossy screen
Summary LG seems to have changed it's mind with the 65" LW6500. Unlike the smaller 47" and 55" models, they lowered the refresh rate to 120Hz and swapped out the matte screen for a glossy one. This is just a LW5600 series in sheep's clothing...
Pros Great picture, easy set-up, 3D is OK but we didn't use for the 1st year and half we owned the unit.
Cons The software is terrible, LG's new downloads don't seem to fix anything.
There's no list of channels to see "what's on" like other brands.
I agree with the all the negative comments about the glare and sound but I've had no problem with LED edge.
Summary We have own two other big screen TV brands and their software is much better than this units. We have cable (no box), an antenna and satellite sources. Figuring out the inputs was pretty easy but because there's no cable box I had to use the TV's coaxial input and buy a separate tuner box with a HDMI output to watch the antenna. Before buying the external tuner I plugged the antenna into the set and scanned for channels, it found far fewer channels than my other sets even though the LG was the 1st unit on the antenna feed. This unit costs a lot more than the other brands, you'd think LG would have more than one coaxial input and have the best tuner available.
My wife is happy but I'm disappointed and would advise people to buy other brands.
Pros very good picture and has a great potential but??????
Cons i don't expect the tv to be a computer. however, the engineers install Odobe Flash 8 Now, to view videos you must have Odobe Flash 11. And, you can't download it on the tv. The web pages are useless. Why even bother to put it on the tv. stupid!!!!
Summary i got over $4700 invested in this tv and for the money i feel totally disallusioned. the salesmen wasn't knowledgeable. L.G. support offered no solution. so, considering the espense i have notified American Express and when i return from my trip i plan on calling Best Buy to pick it up. truly sad.
Pros Large screen LED lit so it looks great vibrant colors and ease of use.
The magic remote for this LG Cinema 3D TV is awesome its prefect for using the smart applications which there are many of.
The screen is matte which is great for reducing glare.
Cons The base could be more attractive.
Summary If you have kids and were worried about eye health like me because Active 3D is so bad. Just do a quick search for your self. This TV is perfect for you.