Very, Very Good - now includes Amazon Instant App
We really like this set. Size-wise, this is perfect for our room - 55" was the way for us to go. However, if you're on the fence between 55" & 60", look at price as well - as of June 2013, there is minimal difference in price between the two - this may help with a decision. Picture quality is fantastic, and the interface is very fast.
Despite a lackluster contrast, content looks great on this TV
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.
Excellent panel and image
If we had any real complaints, they were around a few of the smart TV elements. The voice search worked OK, but it had one or two issues understanding us, and, as we said, the layout wasn't the slickest we've seen.
Weirdly, if you're in settings mode at all, the set exits back to the TV channels by default, rather than taking you back to the smart TV area if that's what you were in. The same goes if you click the exit button on an app.
Superb 3D visuals, powerful sound
With the LG 55LA8600 and Samsung UA55F8000 both priced at S$4,899, it was a very close fight between these LED TVs. An alternative would be the Sony Bravia KDL-55W954, but take note that it is pricier at S$5,699. In the end, the LA8600's functional design, extra features and solid 3D visuals became the deciding factors, giving the LG better overall value and performance. If you're looking for a strong all-rounder, this model should be your first choice.
Beautiful set, Pretty pricey but you pay for quality
I'd highly recommend this tv to anyone who is looking to buy a quality set that provides a good at home cinematic feeling. If you can afford it id recommend buying this sets big brother LA8600. Which comes equipped with a built camera, that allows you to use skype and/or control the tv through finger gestures.
Voice Control through Magic Remote speeds selection process/browsing
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.
TV's design is nothing if not unique
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.
3D is so good
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 Iâ?? ve watched at home.
I love this TV
The smart: while waiting for the cable modem to reboot, I clicked on settings, and the TV connected to my wireless network faster than a new Mac does. A click on the "smart tv" remote button, and I was in business. The YouTube app connected easily with my iPad, so I was instantly able to play videos I bookmarked. The TV software then remembers the videos you've recently played so you can go back to them easily.
Excellent Value/Price vs. Quality Offering
The 42 inch 42LN5700 is a great value piece if you want that great LED edge lit backlighting from LG and tons of features sans 3D at around $650. And since plasma TVs are not produced in the 42 inch size range anymore this is a standout in terms of quality and value for 2013/2014.
Excellent Smart 3D TV from LG!
This TV has Dual Core processor and I can see the difference immediately. The moment you press menu or home, it hardly takes a second to launch (The previous gen single core processor takes a good 2 or more seconds). The Magic remote is shorter/sleeker and easier to handle. I like the new voice search. Along with internet, it also searches and lists the files in DLNA shares. This TV also has in-built 2.1 sound.
Good Quality Color performance from the semi-clear coat screen
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.
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.
Google G3 TV
The overall experience of using Google TV is same between the two models (I have written a review for GA6400 already), so I will list the advantages of this series:
1. Definitely better looking and more sleek. It's all black with a very thin black bezel around it. My initial impression was its the 42 inch screen, since the overall size is markedly smaller than GA6400 (that has almost an inch of silver bezel all around).
2. Superior sound quality with 2.1 speakers.
Smart TV + Google TV
This 55 inch model is part of LG's greatly expanded line of LED televions equipped with Google TV. This enhances the user experience of the TV in a big way. Google TV adds the full Chrome web browser, searching ease, voice recognition and more to your TV, making for a fuller online experience to your living room. The 55GA7900 even has access to the Android marketplace so many apps you use on a smartphone or tablet can be run right on your TV.
I looked at TV's for 9 months, I had a firm 1400 dollar price range, I was tempted by samsung and sharp but every time I saw this TV I wanted to see more of it. I bought it 6 months ago and haven't looked back since. Like I said if you're interested in this TV but still don't know, do a test drive of it and see first hand what you think,
The G2 is LG's Sweet Spot for 2012!!
The LG 55G2 (or 47) has exceeded my expectations and is totally set up to be the hub of your entire entertainment center. Content is endless with more to be added thru the app store and firmware updates. Picture quality is excellent for an edge lit LCD/LED and performance is fast and snappy. The whole package is wrapped up in a beautiful modern looking package that will look good in almost any room. This is an excellent Goggle TV system and a great HDTV as well.
Good color, LG still boasts great 3D
The LG 47G2 is a fine TV, but it's only mildly different than the other 3D, smart TVs in LG's 2012 line-up. You're investing in the cross-integrated Google apps and account mileage you'll be getting between your PC and TV, but it doesn't feel as fleshed out or as rewarding as it could. A lot of the apps in the Google Play store are simply ported over from the Android interface, and some of them - Shark Wars comes to mind - haven't even been updated to be on a larger screen.
Handy Google search feature, Intuitive, easily navigable app interface
Had the G2 bowled us over with excellent picture quality and an only slightly improved Google TV experience or, conversely, had it blown us away with a revolutionary new Google TV interface paired with superior picture quality, we'd be writing a more favorable review. Unfortunately, the G2's bleeding edge lights and compromised black levels had us furrowing our eyebrows. And because the Google TV experience still suffers some limitations, we're unable to overlook the image performance.
The bundled Magic Remote is refreshing and intuitive
We enjoyed our time spent with the LG 42LS5700 (MSRP $1,099). This mid-range LG turned out to be a very good smart TV, complete with a great contrast, respectable color consistency, and a low power consumption. Surely this TV is worth your hard-earned $1,099, right?
Don't let the MSRP fool you: the LG 42LS5700 can be found for as little as $700 online. We think a TV that produces a good picture and has LG's robust smart platform is worth the MSRP. For $700, though, this is a deal.
I'm very happy overall with this TV
We finally had to retire our rear projection big screen and so began the search for a new TV. I looked at LED and Plasma as well as LCD and even projection but ultimately decided on Plasma for a couple reasons. First, the colors look better to my family on the Plasma. The LED almost looked artificial and although we liked the brightness of the LED it just didn't look as natural as the Plasma. Second, we watch a lot of sports and the 600hz refresh on Plasma just couldn't be beat.
First off I was a little concerned about ordering such a big object and having it delivered. It arrived and the carrier brought it into the house and the box looked like I had brought it home from the store myself, not a mark on it. The carrier opened the box and we went thru it and made sure the screen wasn't damaged and all major parts were there. He offered to place it where ever I wanted it and take all the trash and boxes away. So that part was 5 stars in itself.
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