LG 55LH85 LCD HDTV First Impressions Review
The 55LH85 isn't the sleekest set in LG's lineup, but it has wireless technology that may be an industry-changer.
Tour & Design
The 55LH85 has a similar look to LG's 55LH90—it has a glossy, black frame that thins out to provide a clear frame around the edge of the panel. A rounded bubble is located on the lower right of the TV and a small column of on-TV control labels rest on the right side of the TV frame.
The front of the 55LH85
Since the 55LH85 was mounted to a wall when we got the chance to photograph it, we were unable to get a useful shot of its back side. Incidentaly, the TV really doesn't have much going on back there—the only port is a lonely HDMI input along with the TV's power connector.
The right side of the 55LH85 houses the on-TV controls. Channel up, channel down, volume up, volume down, enter, menu, input, and power all live in a row. The buttons are slightly different than some of LG's other models, but they function the same.
The right side of the television hosts the on-TV controls.
The 55LH85 we took a look at was mounted on a wall, so we didn't get to check out what the stand looks like. The wireless capability of the television does make it an appealing product to mount, as all those annoying cables don't have to run up the sides of the wall.
Let's be clear—the 55LH85 looks splendid when mounted on a wall. The lack of unsightly cables creates an impressive aesthetic and truly enhances the look of the product. Other than this, however, the 55LH85 didn't show us anything that sets it apart from the rest of LG's HDTV crowd.
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