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LG 47G2 3D Smart LED LCD Google HDTV Review

47 in.

The G2 has hardly any drawbacks, but the Google content is still in its infancy. Right now, it's just a little overpriced.

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Introduction

The G2 series is unique in LG's 2012 line-up as the only series to feature Google-hosted content. The included qwerty keyboard remote, access to Google Chrome, and ability to share your Gmail account apps between your PC and this TV are what set the G2 series apart from LG's other 3D, smart TVs.

Sony released a similarly styled product, a Google Internet TV, back in 2010. LG's design is centered more around incorporating Google's key features into their pre-existing software.

The 47-inch model carries an MSRP of $1,699, which is a pretty steep price for that screen size. If you've scoped out any of LG's other high-end TVs from this year, you know they come equipped with impressive 3D and a decent smart platform. This silver-bezeled beauty adds even more content to the docket, and has a dual-core processor to power it all.

We're not sure the G2 is worth its asking price. It's got decent color, a healthy smart platform, and compelling 3D. The additional Google apps and widgets are useful tools, and make browsing more pleasant, but we're not sure if the price--just a little under $2000--is justifiable.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Tour & Design
  4. Connectivity
  5. Performance
  6. Picture Quality
  7. Screen Performance
  8. Audio
  9. Power Consumption
  10. Calibration
  11. 3D
  12. 3D Effect
  13. Software & Internet
  14. Apps & Internet Features
  15. Software & Interface
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
  18. Photo Gallery
  19. Ratings & Specs
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