It has been a wild first half in 2012. There has been a lot of buzz in the HDTV department thanks to many new additions in technology from Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, LG, Vizio, and many other companies. OLED TVs, Smart TVs, Crystal LED TVs, 3D technology all have caught our attention but there has been one TV out of the bunch that stood out the most.
I consider this TV the absolute best TV so far of 2012. Sure there are many other TVs that can outperform this TV in one particular aspect but when compared to its overall performance, value, design, and price, the LG LM7600 IMO stands on its own.
-Display Type: LED
-3D Type: Passive
-Smart TV capability: Yes
-Hz rating: 240Hz
-Local Dimming: Yes
-No of HDMI ports: 4
-Speaker System: 1 Way 2 Speakers
-Audio Output: 10W+10W
-Price: $2099.99 as of May 31, 2012 (Best Buy)
-3D Depth Control: Allows the user to control the depth of 3D--more pop or vice versa.
-3D Viewpoint Control: Allows the user to control the distance between the image and the background.
-3D Sound Zooming: Creates sound depth --allowing certain sounds to be in sync with movement on screen.
-Dual Play: During multiplayer games, this feature allows users to see two complete separate images on the whole TV screen with the use of special Dual Play Glasses. Information on how to make these (if you dont want to buy them) can be found here.
The LM7600 is a beautiful TV from all angles inside and outside. What I mean by inside is that the 2012 LG Smart TV has been completely redesigned, making the Viera and Samsung platforms look very outdated, as you can see here.The apps run extra smooth and with the edition of LG's content store and Hulu Plus, content is never in question.
|Courtesy of FlatpanelsHD|
The 2D picture quality is good for the price you pay and Ramsus Larsen, Owner of FlatpanelsHD had the black levels tested to a cool 0.08 cd/m2, which is extremely low for an IPS based LCD-LED TV. 3D is the shining point however. Those who were marveled at passive 3D in 2011 will be even more impressed. The level of 3D the LM7600 gives coupled with the price of its cinema 3D glasses gives a heavy boost in pushing for the standardization of 3D technology for HDTV sets.