Picked up the 55LM7600 yesterday. Coming from a 2009 58" Samsung plasma. Very happy with it overall. Here are my first observations:
- Picture quality is fantastic, the screen looks very consistent
- Noticed a bit of light bleed from the bottom left corner, only when the main LG menu is up. I'm not sure if local dimming is disabled when in the main menu, it certainly appears that way, because as soon as I go back to full screen, the blacks look consistent and even.
- The passive 3d is pretty impressive. I'm a cg supervisor on a 3d feature and spend many hours a day viewing shots projected via RealD on a silver screen, so hopefully my opinion is somewhat qualified. The 3d demos, whether at Best Buy or via the 3d World app are terrible due to their attempt at creating "eye-popping" 3d. These demos rarely have the stereo "comfort" consideration that goes into most modern stereoscopic films. While super-wide, jumping off the screen 3d doesn't seem to hold up well on the passive screen, comfortable 3d aligned behind the screen looks very good. There's a slight bit of ghosting on really high-contrast scenes. Watched a bit of TinTin in 3d and it looked really spectacular.
- The apps and SmartTV features all feel pretty snappy. Netflix and Hulu worked and looked good. I pulled stereo content from a Plex server via LG's Medialink, and that all worked great. Cover-art, subtitles, etc, all came through and were nicely presented. Had no problems streaming a 1080p SBS stereo demo.
- The magic remote is what it is. With the amount of information on the screen in the menu's and apps, there are cases where it's definitely handy to have a mouse-like function, but I'll be looking to program my Logitech remote for most of the main functions.
- The actual look and design of the tv is incredibly nice, stunning really. Major credit to the designers for their simple yet elegant design.
- The screen reflectivity is noticeable, but didn't seem problematic. It's not pure glossy, there's some softness to the reflection. Seemed a bit more reflective than the Samsung's in-store, but wasn't at all distracting.
- Streamed 3d over wireless HDMI from my PC using IoGear's whdi device. I haven't had a chance to fire up any games yet, but I will tonight. The nvidia stereoscopic setup had no problems recognizing it as a 3d device (although I suppose it was recognizing the IoGear device rather than the TV itself) and the LG picked up the stereo signal immediately.