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LG 55LM6700 LED HDTV Review

Although the LG buzz at CES focused primarily on the 55-inch OLED TV and 84-inch 4K HDTV, LG also introduced a ton of new LCD and plasma TVs. The vast majority of this year’s LCDs utilize LED lighting, including the new LM6700 Series. This mid-level series uses the Edge LED Plus lighting system that places the LEDs around the edge of the TV and employs local dimming to more precisely tailor the screen brightness to the content being displayed. The LM6700 Series also features passive 3D capability with six pairs of glasses, ISF calibration, TruMotion 120Hz technology, the Smart TV Web platform with built-in WiFi, DLNA media streaming, the motion-controlled Magic Remote, and the attractive new Cinema Screen design. It lacks the Full LED backlighting, 240Hz (or higher) processing, THX certification, and voice recognition that you’ll find in higher-end series like the LM8600 and LM9600. The LM6700 Series includes screen sizes of 47 and 55 inches; the 55-inch 55LM6700 that we reviewed carries an MSRP of $2,299.99.

For a mid-level model in LG’s TV line, the 55LM6700 offers solid performance and an excellent assortment of features. Its picture quality doesn’t have that extra level of richness, detail, and depth that characterize the best displays, but this is a good fit for someone who’s looking for an all-purpose display for everyday TV, movie, and game content, in the 2D and 3D realms. With a street price around $1,700, the 55LM6700 represents a good value in the LED/LCD camp for this screen size and features package; a similarly equipped plasma can cost less, but then you have to factor in the cost of all those active-shutter 3D glasses…if you plan to use the 3D function, that is.

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1 Comment

  1. Nosgoth1979 says:

    I was checking one of these LGs out in the store the other day and it looked incredible! But it was pretty far outside of my budget at the store. I’m finally getting a Hopper whole-home DVR installed soon, and because it’ll be sending my HD channels to every room, I don’t see any reason not to use it as an excuse to get rid of the SD TV sets we have and upgrade. So I’m trying to find the best TVs that I can, within a reasonable budget, especially since I’m going to be buying more than one at once. A coworker at Dish recommended LG too; he said he’s never had any problems with his. So I think I’ll probably just splurge a bit and pick this LG up for the living room. Thanks for all the info.

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