LG 47LM7600 Review
LG's LM7600 series features some gorgeous and fully-loaded HDTVs.
The 47-inch LM7600 is one of the higher-end televisions LG put on sale in 2012. For an MSRP of $1,949, you get a smart, "Cinema 3D" equipped LCD television that comes with LG's Magic Remote and sits atop a curved, futuristic pedestal of a stand.
Almost everything about this TV is superb: It combines form and function into an impressive package that operates smoothly, with no noteworthy drawbacks.
You'll enjoy looking at the LM7600—even when it's off.
The LM7600 has a spare look, and looks to spare. It sits in unbezeled majesty atop a futuristic, curved stand. It is thin, lightweight, and smartly designed. It is also quite easy to put together. LG put a great deal of work into the exterior of these 2012 TVs, and it shows.
Like most modern televisions, the LM7600 features a set of manual controls and a decent array of connectivity options on the backside of the TV, leaving the entire front free of blemishes. It's also worth noting that this LG has four HDMI inputs. Splitter-adapted component/AV gives you some breathing room in determining how to connect your devices.
As expected, the LM7600 comes with LG's Magic Remote. The remote's motion-based design is very intuitive and LG's menu software—which I'll discuss below—is tailor-made to work in conjunction with it.
Smart TV Features
LG's Home Menu is a blue-ribbon source for apps and streaming content.
LG's menu software is perfectly paired with the Magic Remote. Whether you're adjusting picture settings, audio playback, or setting up a sleep timer, each of the necessary menu buttons are slightly larger and more stand-out than on non-LG TVs. This makes it easy to click and adjust using the on-screen cursor that's controlled by the Magic Remote.
LG's 2012 smart platform, or Home Menu, is one of the best things about the LM7600 series. It's stuffed full of apps and free 3D content, and it gives you access to the blue chip content providers that you're probably already using: Netflix, YouTube, and Hulu Plus, to name a few.
The Home Menu is easy to organize and features a smartly placed picture-in-picture, which allows you to hop in and fiddle with apps during a commercial break without missing whatever you're watching once it comes back on.
The LM7600 is a testament to LG's tradition of high-quality LCDs.
LG's LCD TVs have showcased consistently good quality this year. From the flagship LM9600 series down to the mid-range LS5700 series, LG has delivered consistently high picture quality in the most important areas: color, contrast, and motion.
The LM7600 is a testament to that expectation, showcasing a wide contrast ratio and accurate colors. We can't report any drawbacks about this picture quality—this LG even has a wider viewing angle and smoother motion performance than most LCDs in this price range.
LG features some of the best home 3D in the industry.
LG's TVs feature a passive 3D technology that looks great. Inside this TV's box are six pairs of passive 3D glasses. They're lightweight, comfortable, and even a little stylish in comparison to some of the clunkier shades from years past.
Even better, the LM7600 makes use of LG's unique 3D tech to deliver full HD 3D that's immersive and crosstalk-free, without distorting the TV's color or contrast integrity. This applies to all of LG's 3D LCD TVs this year, and it's one of the LM7600's most praise-worthy features.
The LM7600's performance, complete with rich colors and top-notch features, is oozing with quality.
The LG LM7600 is a 1080p, edge-lit LED LCD that’s loaded with features—namely excellent 3D, a handsome and content-packed smart platform, and ample connectivity options. Its color accuracy and contrast spectrum proved spectacular in our tests, and looked just as good during 3D viewing.
With an MSRP of $1,949, the LM7600 isn't the cheapest TV on the market. However, if compared to LG's flagship model—the LM9600, which retails for around $3,000 and performs similarly—the LM7600 is easily the better buy.
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