Join Date: Apr 2007
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I set up my 55LM6200 today. It's a nice set, and I got a great deal on it, but....see below. I was going to start the official owners' thread but am not sure if I'm keeping it.
For reference, I'm coming from a Philips 42" TV that I bought back in 2006. I have a Windows Media Center PC, an Xbox 360, an Apple TV, and, just for fun, I hooked up my HD-DVD player.
- Unfortunately, I see slight uniformity and flashlighting issues. Uniformity isn't bad at all, but there is one leak on the left edge of the screen which really bugs me during a black screen or dark scene. Otherwise, the picture looks good out of the box.
- Still getting used to the glossy screen after having a matte screen for the past six years. It's a bit unnerving to see my own reflection during a dark scene. My living room does not get a whole lot of daylight.
- No options for changing TruMotion as far as I can see. I've seen the soap opera effect on other TVs, but I don't see it here.
- The built-in sound seems passable, but I only tried it for a few minutes before hooking up my stereo. I am running the TV's optical out (Toslink) into my receiver. I hear some occasional digital static, but I am unsure whether this the TV's fault.
- Wifi connects great to both my 802.11g and 802.11n WPA2-protected networks, and seems fast.
- I set up my Harmony remote and the Logitech software recognized the TV model number, but it doesn't control the apps part of the TV. The Harmony does switch inputs and power toggle the TV.
- The Magic Remote works okay, but it's a little buggy. It works somewhat like a Wii remote, but there doesn't seem to be a constant center point like on the Wii so you can orient your movement. Sometimes the cursor disappears for a couple of seconds and resets itself in the middle of the screen, as if the TV loses the location tracking and starts over. Also, if you leave the remote on your couch or table and then bump it, the cursor appears. Finally, I keep accidentally hitting down on the scrollwheel, and it keeps asking me if I want to switch to the TV input, which is annoying.
- Apps are cool, but a bit laggy. The UI is not as smooth as Apple TV, but you can do more. Netflix and YouTube work fine. No Amazon Instant Video app. The MOG music application surprisingly isn't personalized - it does not show your own playlists/favorites, only things like editor's picks and new releases. The Facebook app only lets you see 14 updates at a time, and shows posts from users whom you've hidden. Twitter has the same restriction with 35 posts.
- The stand is flat black plastic, not silver-ish as it looks in the product photos. The TV does swivel on the stand.
- Comes with 6 pairs of 3D glasses, and there are demo apps. I cannot see 3D, but my friend seemed to enjoy it.
- It's a lot lighter and thinner than my old TV!
- Firmware is version 3.02.83 and there were no updates available when I checked.
Two things that would make this set a keeper:
- Getting rid of this one light leak. Would this lessen or go away over time?
- Being able to control apps with the Harmony remote. Don't need to replicate the cursor function, just be able to navigate and select options.