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LG has introduced passive 3D technology, the latest 3D technology present in theatres, in their TVs. Passive 3D uses polarized glasses, as opposed to conventional active 3D TVs which need active shutter glasses. The glasses are polarized to allow viewing of only a selected half of the pixels by each eye, creating two different perspectives for each, and consequently the feeling of depth. On the up side, LG's 3D system delivers 3D content which is flicker-free, eliminates motion blur and requires glasses which are not only inexpensive but also convenient to use, For instance, they don't require the use of batteries, precluding the hassle of charging them, and are light to wear. However, since you're only permitted to view half the pixels at any given time, it comes down to watching the 3D content at only half the resolution of the original content.

LG offers some of the best 3D TVs with LED as well as LCD backlighting, and plasma; with LED models being their flagship models. Conversion from 2D to 3D takes off at the tap of a button, so you can watch all your 2D content in a more lifelike fashion. While our listing for the best LG 3D tvs sports various models, true 3D as well as 3D ready, we recommend a few specifications: go in for a box that comes with the glasses, look out for a contrast ratio of at least 7,000,000:1 and a refresh rate of 240Hz, and you've got yourself a neat 3D television.

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LG LA8600

LG 55LA8600 55-In 3D 1080p 240Hz LED-LCD HDTV


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LG LA8600
LG LA7400
LG Electronics LA6200
LG LA6900
LG GA6400
LG 55LA8600 55-In 3D 1080p 240Hz LED-LCD HDTV
LG 47LA7400 47-In Cinema 3D 1080p LED-LCD HDTV
LG Electronics 42LA6200 42-Inch Cinema 3D 1080p 120Hz LED-LCD HDTV
LG 55LA6900 55-In Cinema Screen Cinema 3D 1080p LED-LCD HDTV
LG 42GA6400 42-In Cinema 3D 1080p LED-LCD HDTV
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Release Date
Mar 2013
Mar 2013
Mar 2013
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Mar 2013
3D-ready
3D-ready
3D-ready
3D-ready
3D-ready
3D-ready
Digital TV Standard
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
Flat Panel Type
LED TV
LED TV
LED TV
LED TV
LED TV
Screen Size
55.0 inch
47.0 inch
42.0 inch
55.0 inch
42.0 inch
Aspect Ratio
16:9
16:9
16:9
16:09
HDCP Support
HDCP Support
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified

  • Although its lovely frame is packed with well-executed features, the flagship-priced LG LA8600 series LED LCD TV has the picture of a midrange model.


  • We really enjoyed the LA8600, even with its slight color temperature issue and yawn-worthy black levels. And while we easily say this is a terrific display, its huge asking price of $2,699.99 for a 55-inch model is a bit steep. Yes, you get a beautiful TV that will make your in-laws jealous, but you can also do that with Panasonic's DT60 and Samsung's F7100 for less. If supermodel-thin bezels are your thing, definitely consider the LA8600 if you find it on sale. Otherwise, do some comparison shopping.


  • The LG LA8600 series of HDTVs offers beautiful aesthetics, sharp 2D and 3D imagery, and rich color reproduction at a premium price. You get lots of features with this series, some of which are of questionable value.


  • The LG 55LA7400 promises to be a pretty good seller for LG with the excellent Magic Remote, 3D, and faster 240Hz processing speed, and superior sound quality. Competition is from the Samsung UN55F7500 and UN55F7100, as well as many plasma TVs such as the Panasonic TC-P55VT60. Overall the TV has lots to offer though as of this writing may not be the best value on the market at around $2000.


  • Picture quality like this on a TV half the price would be one thing, but a price just shy of two grand is another story; the 47-inch LA7400 carries an MSRP of $1799.99. Definitely look for this on sale - we found it online for about $1200. Sure, much of what you're paying for is features - but that's exactly the point. If you're looking for top-dog picture quality, move on.


  • If you are after an LED set, the LA7400 performs well compared to other LEDs in its price range. The 55-incher reviewed here is $1,600 at Amazon, and the 60-inches comes in at $1,900. The pre-calibration image was OK, but the calibrated image was often beautiful, with great color saturation and a nice, natural look. The black level/contrast ratio is similar to other edge-lit LED LCD models (as in, only OK), but it offers some of the best 3D IĆ¢?? ve watched at home.


  • The midrange LG LA6200 LED LCD TV gets points for looks and smarts, but loses even more due to its picture quality.


  • This is one of the best features of the 55LA6200, value. At $1100 it's tough to beat in the 55" size for value. It competes with the Panasonic TC-P55ST60. Samsung's answer is the UN55F6400. The LA6200 is one of the best value buys in the market.


  • If you need a bigger panel without a price tag to match, the LA6200 series is a pretty decent bet. This isn't an exciting TV - the black levels are middling and the controls are downright spartan. But if you aren't a picture purist and fancy features like apps and 3D are important to you, you could do a lot worse.

    My advice? Do yourself a favor and take a look at the Google-powered TVs from LG this year instead.


  • The LG 55LA6900 is certainly going to compete well in the value area given the Magic Remote strengths and solid picture performance combined with incredible looks. Pricing is $1499 or more and that gives you a nice discount from the 240Hz 55" models on the market. Competition is from the Samsung UN55F7100, and the Panasonic TC-L55ET60 as a couple of comparisons. From our perspective the gaming quality wasnt very good on this TV or the LA7400 series so you might as well forgo the LA7400 and save yourself some money.


  • The 55-inch LA6900 retails for about $2000, though you could likely find it for less online. That said, I really don't recommend purchasing this TV unless you find it at a serious discount. I had high hopes for this LG, but its core performance just isn't strong enough. It has all of the usual weaknesses attributed to LCDs: A poor black level and blurry motion handling.

    That's not to say it's without uses. As far as pure color production goes, the LA6900 is great.

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    The 55 inch GA6400 is the second largest model in LG's mid-teir Google TV seires. It has the standard Smart TV feature set that is included in most of LG's TVs and Google TV as well. Those two things alone mean it is a feature packed television. Google TV means it will play a little nicer with the internet, as well has having a wider choice of apps. LG made sure the picture quality was not going to disappoint either.


  • The GA6400 series delivers an attractive picture, convincing passive 3D, enjoyable web-browsing, and streamlined access to content. Searching for movies through several providers is easier than ever, and LG's Magic Remote takes the headache out of web browsing on a TV. Effective voice vontrol, efficient gesture functions, a handy scroll wheel, and a full remote keypad combine for a tasty shmorgishborg of easy interfacing.