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Good: At the time of buying, the price.
Bad: Motion handling is below par, dark regions handled quite poorly.
Comment: I bought the 47inch version of this set a week ago as an upgrade to my ageing HD ready 40inch set (Samsung), which also only had 1 HDMI port, and I needed more.
I based my decision on the positive reviews found online, as well as checking the set in store. I was torn between this set and the Samsung D6530, with the Samsung being around £200 dearer at the time.
The Samsung blows this set away in terms of 2D picture quality, but I liked the idea of experimenting with 3D, and that's apparently where the LG set is supposed to excel.
If the quality of 3D that this set delivers is what is considered as good, then 3D has a long way to go before becoming something to give a damn about. It's a gimmick, not worth spending a second's consideration on when looking at television sets.
Given the same choice again, would definitely ignore any 3D functionality and focus squarely on the 2D performance of the set, as you are likely to use it as a 2D set 99% of the time anyway, and this LG screen is not very good at 2D in my opinion.
There is just not enough of a gap between this and my old 720p, 50hz, 40inch set, and further to that, the old set handles night scenes & dark area's far better than the new set. I find this more than disappointing.
Looking back now, the set that was demo'd in store only played day time, slow moving or slow panning scenes, so the poor performance aspects were hidden.
When watching an animated movie over blue ray, and no dark area's exist, then the picture is truly outstanding.
Overall, probably great as a first set, but I'd look elsewhere if you are planning to upgrade, as this is probably not much of an upgrade to anything.
Good: Great Picture, bright, clear and no fuzz in HD 2D on Sky or Terrestrial.
Bad: Nothing except some 3D is not as clear as 2D
Comment: Great Price, Great vivid and clear pictures. I also have the famous, unfortunately now extinct, Pioneer 60" Kuro Plasma in my main TV room and I have to admit great though that set is, a few years on, this 47" 550 3D LG is almost its match even with fast moving sport and it has 3D as well.
That's progress for you. I would love to see LG produce a 60" or 65" Passive 3D TV LED or Plasma.
Good: We opted for the 42 inch, but the visuals are sharp, 3D glasses are comfy, and playing PS3 games in 3D is amazing. A bank holiday deal made it only slightly more than a non 3D plasma, so we sprung for it and are happy we have
Bad: The eco setting can make it dark, web dificult to use with normal remote
Comment: Our old TV was virtually unwatchable. When we went to upgrade it, we found a bargain in the bank holiday deals, making it only about 20% more than the non 3D TV we were considering (it was a plasma, and LEDs use less power). We are glad we have. What we have found however is a lot of our older DVD and DVR kit were too old to integrate properly, so we had to buy an external SCART Switch to compensate.
Comment: I have just recently got one of these TV's after seeing it at the Gadget Show Live Show last week. The picture quality of this product is very good with the LED technology to make the colours and picture very crisp.
This is the Cinema 3D version and is LG's latest 2011 range. With the 3D it gives you full 1080p HD quality of pictures where as some 3D TV's used to be only able to give you half that.
When testing the 3D on this tv it is just as LG states on their website and is just like the 3D that you see at the cinema but with one better side to it, it will not cost you alot to have all your friends and family around to see a 3D film or just you the 2D conversion to watch 2D pictures in 3D.
The Tv comes with 7 pairs of passive 3D glasses in the box and if that is not enough for you, JUST USE THE ONES YOU GET FROM THE CINEMA. Also if you need to buy anymore they will only cost around Â£2 a apair unlike the active ones.
The viewing angle of this tv is also very good, the only place I found that you can not watch 3D on this tv is if you look at it from about 1 or 2 foot from above, any where else you can see the screen perfectly.
With the standard tv picture this tv brings the picture upto near HD quality due to the LED tech inside.
I HAVE HESITATED IN BUYING A 3D TV DUE TO PRICE AND QUALITY, BUT WHEN I SAW THIS ONE AND TESTED IT I HAD TO HAVE IT.
overall this is a brilliant all round TV, if you have thought hard about getting a tv and decided not to due to the tech of 3D and expense STOP this beats it all for value for money, also if you are a SKY customer you could get upto Â£400 off.
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