Tested by experts
televisions
  • Best of Year 2012
  • Editors' Choice

LG 55LM9600 3D LED LCD HDTV Review

A great TV overall, but smart buyers might want to wait on a price drop.

$2,999.00 55 in.
Advertisement

Introduction

Our first experience of LG's foray into 2012 was the 47LM6700, and it was a revelation for internet content, 3D application, and space-age appearances.

As we expected, the 55LM9600 is no slacker either. The 3D is still just as good as it was, with comfortable glasses and even more comfortable content, and crosstalk problems appear to be a thing of the past. Likewise, the Magic Remote is still in full force, making it extremely easy and intuitive to navigate LG's content-heavy Home menu, use the built in internet browser, and change settings and inputs on the fly.

Like the LM6700, the LM9600 is also a strong core performer, though not quite as effective as its sister model. Its got a good selection of ports, a sensible design, and the same great menus and software features that we found so pleasing about the LM6700 series. The whole TV makes for a winning package, and if you can get past its somewhat irregular appearance, the LM9600 may be one of the smartest buys of early 2012.

Comparable Products

Before you buy the LG 55LM9600, take a look at these other televisions.

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. LG 47LM6700 Comparison
  17. Samsung PN59D7000 Comparison
  18. Sony Bravia KDL-55EX720 Comparison
  19. Conclusion
  20. Series Comparison
  21. Photo Gallery
  22. Ratings & Specs

News and Features

Hisense 7 walmart hero

Hisense Is Bringing a 50-Inch 4K TV to Walmart for $598

Can Hisense dethrone Vizio as the #1 purveyor of affordable 4K TVs?

Hdmi cable hero flickr adafruit

Everything You Need to Know About HDMI Cables

Here's the truth: You don't need a $50 HDMI cable for your new TV.

Frank sinatra home recording studio hero 2

Peek Inside Frank Sinatra’s Home Recording Studio

Frank Sinatra used to record right at home on a recording turntable.

6248630748 aa394da646 o

Sports on TV Headed for Some Big League Changes

Experts see dramatic changes ahead for how and what sports we watch.

Lg wallpaper oled hero

LG Showcases 55-inch, Wallpaper-Thin OLED Panel

This OLED display really blends into the wallpaper.

Steam machine

The Steam Machine Brings PC Games to Your Couch

Alienware and Valve have a mind to make PC games more accessible.

Lg watch urbane remotes hero flickr janitors

A Smartwatch Could Replace Your TV Remote

New smartwatch apps allow you to control your TV from your wrist.

Better home theater sound hero 2

Make Your Living Room Sound Like a Movie Theater

How to outfit your home with cinema-quality sound.

Uhd guide hero

The Ultimate Guide to Ultra High Definition TV

4K resolution is only Phase 1. Read up on what's coming in the future.

You may also like…

LG 42LF5600 LED TV Review

This LG boasts a number of strengths and an elegant design, but lacks good black levels.

Lg 42lf5600 hero 4