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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