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My thoughts on the LG - 47LM8600 LED/LCD TV :
Well , where do I start ?
The beginning , nah , I`ll just say that I picked up the LG-47LM8600 for a very good
price and it was purchased at Amazon.com.
So , first things first , Amazon is the place to buy a TV… period !
Price Matching / 30 Return Policy ( sure some have more , but some don`t have any ).
For my 47" delivery was via UPS , and was satisfactory , maybe even A-OK !
Now for the TV itself:
I have found that the styling of the TV to be one of the best I have seen in a long time. Not since the Sony XBR 2 ( squared ) has there been such a unique design.
Operation , well you are pretty much on your own , there is no printed manual and
the e-manual is terrible.
This is a TV you have to mess with , not so much calibrate , just mess with and trial
and error is all you can hope for,
All TV`s are not the same , but it`s a fair bet that you will find if you 0 the Color Temp. using
the Standard setting , you are on the right track and it will be very close to 6500K.
I have listed all my settings , but like I said , all are different even the same model.
I can tell you, take your time and don`t get frustrated , it will be all right.
I will say use any of the non color related settings sparingly.
The sound is surprising , you will never know there are just two little drivers , producing all that sound, In other words don`t buy a "Sound Bar" unless you don`t
have an A/V Receiver or Integrated Amp , I have the vulnerable Yamaha DSP-A1G.
Sure , it`s old and dated , but I`ll match it up against anything out there !
3-D , ok it`s passive and it is fine , for the most part. I have found that the quality of
3-D is more dependent on source , rather than active or passive.
It is after all a "made for home use" deal , nothing more nothing less.
So what did I say ? Yeah it`s good !
The "Up-Scaler Plus" is well, a big plus , SD looks almost like HD , really !
I don`t have "Blu-Ray" only my trusty Pioneer "Elite" DV-79AVi , and it looks pretty
darn good for an older , but better , SD dvd player
LG Service , ok you really don`t want to get me started , but you need to know this.
You call , anytime and talk to a real person who is willing to listen to your question
and then put you on hold while they get an answer from a tech.
I say , "Cut Out The Middle Man".
Now don`t get me started on that "Nintendo Wii" style remote , it is a pain , really.
But !! Don`t send the TV back yet , there is hope.
Turns out the LM7600 in other lands have a regular as well as "Magic Remote"
in the box , and doing some digging and calling LG a few times here is the
part number if you want a " real remote"
LG has confirmed that this remote will work with the LM8600 series.
LG part number: AKB73615313 , and can be ordered from:http://www.encompassparts.com/
I don`t have that remote , at least not yet , so I can speak for it`s functionality.
I don`t have a wireless router yet , so I can`t say too much about the "Smart TV"
part , but I can say I have "piggy backed" off a local unblocked signal and had a peek , of course the signal was too weak to really do much , but I did use the web
browser and yes you can "Speak" , there will be an icon of a microphone , so
just click on that and say something and "Google" will do it`s thing.
I must admit , I am looking forward to getting a router to see what this puppy can
do with a real signal.
Over all for the price I paid < 1.5 K , it is what it is , you are not going to get say
Sony build quality of 5 or 6 years ago in 2012 , it just isn't going to happen.
Flimsy , yes , but not any more or less than any other TV that is an 1" thick.
My Mac-Mini looks fine , in some all white areas there is some distortion and shading , but it is edge lit .
I am not seeing any leakage in dark areas and no "flash-lighting".
The blacks are as good as a plasma , trust me , you won`t have to worry about that.
I hope this review / notice will help some on the fence and guide others whom
have taken the plunge.
Take care ,