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I am struggling with finding a 240hz 55" LG set as the LW6500 herd is thinning. Any information or specs available for their 2012 replacements? I notice J&R have some of them for preorder, but no real good info is available.
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Any information or specs available for their 2012 replacements?

LG 2012 models according to HDGuru: http://hdguru.com/ces-2012-lgs-hdtv-line/7018/
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LG 2012 models according to HDGuru: http://hdguru.com/ces-2012-lgs-hdtv-line/7018/

I've been seeing metallic black stands as well as the chrome finish. I wonder which one is which. Also which models will the Google TV option be offered with? The link only mentoins models that aren't listed at all in the line up.
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There is a better chart on the lg website for the press release: http://www.lg.com/us/press-release/l...2012-hdtv-line.

The LMG620 and LMG860 are the models with google TV. The chrome finish is called "Cinema Screen" design in that table. It doesn't specify though the difference between the two google tv models.
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So there is no update to the 65LW6500? Is that the complete list for the whole year?
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So there is no update to the 65LW6500? Is that the complete list for the whole year?

Yes, the list is most likely complete (besides sub revisions number). LG usually announce all their TVs for the year at CES in January, even if some are not released to retail until fall.

The 2012 models doesn't map 100% to the 2011, but the equivalent of the LW6500 would be the LM7600, which has about the same MSRP as the LW6500. The main improvement would be the new fancy thinner bezel.
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Caught a glimpse of this today. Some pics here. Not great pics, but pics none the less. Looks like a beautiful TV, however, glossy finish could be a turn-off for some. You can see me taking the photo.
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From what I've read, the equivalent models for 2012 to the 2011 LW6500 series will be the LM7600 (240hz) and LM6700 (120hz). While they aren't on LG's website yet; you can definitely get some specs on tem from the Best Buy, Sears and Amazon websites.

I've also read that the LM models will have improved 2D>3D upconversion performance.
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At CES LG said that some of these models should be available starting in March. Anyone have any idea when we should start seeing these in stores in the USA?

Also, I'm only interested in matte finish. Anyone know which sets will be matte and which will be glossy?

Thanks!
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I'm planning on ordering one of the new LG LM series passive 3D TVs next week and am a little torn between the LM6700 (120hz) or the LM7600 (240hz). Other than the refresh rate the TVs are pretty much identical. I already have an active 3D TV and this new one will be used primarily for gaming (360 and PS3) with the occasional 3D BluRay via the PS3.

Would there be any real advantage to getting the 240hz model over the 120hz version? Does one materially affect the quality of the 3D in any way?

Any input or insights would be greatly welcome and appreciated.
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The 55" LM7600 was on display at Best Buy this morning; I checked it out and thought the PQ was very good and the 3D looked outstanding; the trailer to Hugo had amazing depth and the potato cod seemed to be inches from my nose. I also walked right up to the TV and could not make out the individual scan lines. I decided to buy one and it will be arriving some time next week.

I already own a 2010 Samsung plasma (active shutter) so I'm looking forward to comparing the two and seeing for myself just how far passive has come.
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Oh, that comparison will be interesting. I look forward to reading your opinion.
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Me too.
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I'll be sure to put up some impressions. FWIW my brother, who was really against my buying a passive set, checked out the 7600 with me and even he was surprised at how sharp the image was and the amount of 3D depth and pop it displayed. I'll be most curious to see how it handles 2D>3D conversion, which is supposedly improved, and how post-conversions with a weak sense of depth like Thor look.
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Me and a friend went to Best Buy today and was able to see the LM6700 and LM6200. Both looked nice but the slim bezel of the 6700 looked really good. I am personally interested in the 65" version of the LM6200. I had the 65LW6500 which I ended up returning. The 55" has a matte screen and was under impression that the 65" was but for some reason the changed it. From what I saw on the LM6200 the screen was not super reflective, if they keep it the same for the 65" I will buy one.
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I've seen the same set as everyone else in Best Buy. Reportedly by the employees in Best Buy who've talked to the people who have seen and ordered the sets for the retail giant all models have the same finish.

The finishes do not appear to be matte, but they do have a non-reflective coating on them. This new coating allows the picture to be brighter while diffusing the reflection a bit more. It is a compromise LG had to make. The picture is brighter, but then it is more reflective. However, the reflection is not mirror-like as it is on a glossy screen.

While I would prefer a matte screen and its non-reflective properties, I will probably get the LM9600 when it comes out. I note that some sites (Adorama Camera, JRMusicWorld, etc) already have it for sale at $3300. Best Buy folks told me they would sell it at that price, too.

Also, this week only (through Saturday 3/17/2012) the 7600 comes bundled with LG's top of the line soundbar at Best Buy.

I plan on going back to Best Buy to get my hands on the remote and take a look at the new menu system and some other features. I can say that yesterday we could not see the 3D display, but they did put it on 2D to 3D for me and the conversion is improved from last year's models.
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Went to a different Best Buy in a different city. They had the LM6700 while the other store had the LM7600. The screens were the same (material & reflection wise). Both stores try to say that the reflection won't be so bad in a home because the retail store is so bright, but I am not inclined to totally agree with that statement. Again, no 3d display, but I did get to see the 2D to 3D work. It still looks better than last year's model's 2D to 3D conversion.

The menu system reminds me of the same setup that I've seen on previous models of LG sets. However, with the magic motion remote and a menu button on it, there was a different menu that the salesman brought up. It was well organized and reminded me of something you'd see on iOS or a cell phone - all kinds of apps organized and grouped accordingly. I'm not sure what improvements were made over previous models, but it does seem well-designed and easy to use.

The magic motion remote seemed very sensitive. I hope that it does have a setting where you can adjust its response speed. The one I saw is the latest model, but did not have voice control.
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Just got off online Chat with LG and Amazon about upcoming Google Tv's. Amazon has the "lg 55g2" for preorder at 1-3 mts. I spoke to LG and they said that the tv would be out in 1-3 mts. as well. So, I am still waiting for LG to come out with a Google TV. Hopefully this will all pan out. I know, I know LG sometimes doesn't come through but I am crossing my fingers.
By the way Frys has the lmg620 for preorder as well.
http://www.amazon.com/LG-55G2-55-Inc...1595884&sr=1-6
and
http://www.frys.com/product/6994747?source=googleps
if your interested.
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