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- LG 55LM9600
- A great TV overall, but smart buyers might want to wait on a price drop.
LG 55LM9600 3D LED LCD HDTV Review$2,999.00
After comparing it to its sister model, the LV6700, we were impressed with the LM9600's contrast ratio. It fell short of the other two comparison models, with Sony's LCD and Samsung's plasma testing much deeper overall black levels. The LM9600 makes up for its unimpressive black level by testing a comparably high peak brightness--over 200 cd/m2 brighter than the LV6700. More on how we test contrast.
Color & Greyscale Curves
Other than its grayscale ramping up a little too quickly, these color curves are actually quite good. A bit bumpier than we'd like, but during live viewing, we didn't notice any major banding between color groups. For the most part, the whole color spectrum is going to be well represented and consistent. More on how we test color performance.
As you can see from the chart, the LM9600 has some notable errors with color temperature consistency, and lots of this will be visible during viewing—though we didn't notice anything too glaring through subjective viewing, it's clear that something is amiss with the way this TV handles color temperature production. More on how we test color temperature.
This kind of gamut test is what we hope for; all the colors are spot on, but unfortunately, the LM9600 missed the white point, which explains the color curves performance above. Considering what a relatively bright TV it is, you might notice some visual errors in whites and light grays, but their steady temperature should keep them from being too distracting. More on how we test color temperature.
We were very pleased with the LM9600's picture dynamics. It tested consistent whites and blacks, without a lot of blemishing or forced brightening/dimming. It doesn't have the biggest contrast ratio on the market, but it performs well during dynamic shifts in content none-the-less. More on how we test picture dynamics.
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