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post #91 of 326
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Originally Posted by eclipsegt View Post

When you have the time, can you please post links to the reviews for this TV? From my understanding, everyone who has seen this TV says the PQ is fantastic. One guy on this thread said the PQ on the display model at CES was almost as good as the OLED. There have also been plenty of previews on many different sites (Cnet, televisioninfo, ect.) that have also said that the LM9600 was great.

LG probably thought, "How they hell are we gonna sell OLED if this sucker is almost as good?" I bet it wasn't the final production model at CES. So they "refined" it for production.

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Originally Posted by eclipsegt View Post

What you are posting is worrying me. Originaly, I was planning to get either the ES8000 or the LM9600. After reading through the ES8000 forum, it seems that most ES8000 owners are not satisfied with the ES8000. This narrowed it down to just the LM9600, which I have heard nothing but great things about...until now.

I really hope TV manufacturers have not traded PQ for faster "smart TV" features.

When it comes to LED flagships this year, both Samsung and LG seem to have regressed, Sony is a no-show. Maybe the OLED revolution is truly upon us.
post #92 of 326
How about we all see for ourselves before everyone jumps to conclusions. Its funny that there are always debbie downer's before the actual product shows up.
post #93 of 326
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Originally Posted by eclipsegt View Post

When you have the time, can you please post links to the reviews for this TV? From my understanding, everyone who has seen this TV says the PQ is fantastic. One guy on this thread said the PQ on the display model at CES was almost as good as the OLED. There have also been plenty of previews on many different sites (Cnet, televisioninfo, ect.) that have also said that the LM9600 was great.

What you are posting is worrying me. Originaly, I was planning to get either the ES8000 or the LM9600. After reading through the ES8000 forum, it seems that most ES8000 owners are not satisfied with the ES8000. This narrowed it down to just the LM9600, which I have heard nothing but great things about...until now.

I really hope TV manufacturers have not traded PQ for faster "smart TV" features.

That was probably me as I was very impressed with the 9600 at CES. Remember that these were like Demo's and manufacturing subject to change prior to release. So "what you see is not actually what you will get." Including the OLED's. And as with most Demo's they would not give me a remote control to run it through the paces. I also heard that they change some specs for country to country. I am waiting patiently with my LHX with 240 zones to view in the meantime.
post #94 of 326
Well, if the LM9600 isn't as mind-blowingly good as the pre-production model everyone was talking about at CES then I can quickly cross it off my list.
post #95 of 326
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Originally Posted by Dianabol5mg View Post

How about we all see for ourselves before everyone jumps to conclusions. Its funny that there are always debbie downer's before the actual product shows up.

Good point.

This TV uses an IPS panell (better veiwing angles), backlit full array LED (better uniformity) and true backilt local dimming (better blacks). Keeping those facts in mind, this TV is allready better than the ES8000 and should at least be on par with the highly rated Sony backlit Led.

Even if this TV really does have only 24 dimming zones, I'm sure this TV will be the best LED TV in 2012.
post #96 of 326
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Originally Posted by Dianabol5mg View Post

How about we all see for ourselves before everyone jumps to conclusions. Its funny that there are always debbie downer's before the actual product shows up.

Agree, as I posted before that noone at CES would tell me the number of zones the pre-production model had. It may have been 24.
post #97 of 326
Keep trying to find an more up todate TV, but everything coming out seems inferior to my 55LHXs, and its great Blacks, and now that I've finally found how to calibrate this sucker - great Colour! I guess it's wait until the OLEDs come out, bugs taken care of, and down to a price we can afford!
post #98 of 326
Is it just me or is amazon removing links to the 47" lm9600 model?
I see only 55" models linked on several pages.
Is LG scrapping the 47" lm9600?
This would be a huge bummer as my budget and room size will only allow for a 47"
HMMMMM
post #99 of 326
LG seems good at making all kinds of vaporware models!
Get everybody stirred up towards a new model, dump on the quality and specs, then drop it altogether once everyone finds out what they've done and refuse to buy it!
Of course, it appears all the other manufacturer's are doing the same.
Put out sets designed to appease the I'll watch anything crowd, and who will buy it if it has Colour and is under $500! (And, oh yes and 60")
Meanwhile, those of us that want a quality set, better be prepared to own a few oil wells! (If we can even find any set worth buying!)
post #100 of 326
Look on the bright side. Perhaps LG is concerned there'll be a PQ overlap between the inaugural OLED set and the very best locally dimmed LED LCD. (See what you people did, when you heaped praise on the 9600 at the CES?) Which means they are serious about pushing OLED.
post #101 of 326
Yes, OLED was better at CES and with higher contrast ratios and a more vivid color while 3D was great also, but at nearly twice the cost was it worth it? Also do not forget the enhanced viewing angles and maybe a lower gaming lag.
Dropping the 9600 will hurt LG especially with the new 55 Panny LCD coming out soon. I was looking forward to comparing these two sets.
post #102 of 326
Will the 55" Panasonic LED be back-lit or edge-lit?
post #103 of 326
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Originally Posted by Frank Benign View Post

Will the 55" Panasonic LED be back-lit or edge-lit?

That should be discussed in the proper thread

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...1400377&page=2
post #104 of 326
Hi Everyone,

First time poster, long time lurker here.

Is this the best active thread to post in re: the lm9600?

I figured I'd add to the conversation a bit. I just got off the phone with LG customer service and was told that the 55 inch version will be active on April 16th, while the 60 does not show up at all on their release sheets. She said the release sheet currently shows releases through September 2012. She said that sheet is updated and communicated to them once a month and the latest update she had was from March 2012. I asked her if that means the 60 has been scrapped, she said that was possible. She was unable to provide any further information, including prices.

I called because my Sony XBR-1 has probably finally seen the end of its days. It's offline now and I am waiting for a tech appointment (I'll probably post about this in the XBR1 owners thread) The LG Lm9600 is really the only tv I have my eye on right now. I was tempted to wait for the 60 inch to release but due to the call I just had I am thinking I may just bite the bullet as soon as the 55 is released.
post #105 of 326
So, any updates on whether the 55" 9600 will be out this month?
post #106 of 326
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Originally Posted by Brent Madden View Post

So, any updates on whether the 55" 9600 will be out this month?

The 9600 is now on Amazon, so that's a good sign. I hadn't seen them on there before.

Other than that I haven't seen any new news on it. It's supposed to be out by April 22ND.
post #107 of 326
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Originally Posted by eclipsegt View Post

The 9600 is now on Amazon, so that's a good sign. I hadn't seen them on there before.

Where on Amazon? Could you please provide the link?
post #108 of 326
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Originally Posted by mike50 View Post

Where on Amazon? Could you please provide the link?

The 55" is here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...SIN=B006ZH0MP0

The 47" is here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...SIN=B006ZH0L9C

It's a good thing LG isn't doing that "one price policy" like Samsung and Sony.
post #109 of 326
Well, like I said the other day... LG customer service told me the 55 is active on 4/16, so Monday.
post #110 of 326
Product Details
Product Dimensions: 48.1 x 13.1 x 30.8 inches ; 53.8 pounds
Shipping Weight: 21 pounds
Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
ASIN: B006ZH0MP0
Item model number: 55LM9600
Batteries: 2 AAA batteries required. (included)

Hmmm, the shipping weight is less than the actual product weight!
post #111 of 326
East Coast TV seems to have it now?
post #112 of 326
I just received this email reply from LG regarding the LM9600.

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I'll be glad to assist you with your inquiry. According to our resource, the availability of LM9600 would be on the 3rd week of May or 1st week of June. This is the tentative date of release for that model series. Our LM9600 is available in 55'' and 60''. You may check our website from time to time for updates.
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That was after I asked them about availability after seeing the flyer for the BP620 blu-ray player suggesting I add a LM9600 for the complete HT experience.
post #113 of 326
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Originally Posted by adamdot78 View Post

I just received this email reply from LG regarding the LM9600.

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I'll be glad to assist you with your inquiry. According to our resource, the availability of LM9600 would be on the 3rd week of May or 1st week of June. This is the tentative date of release for that model series. Our LM9600 is available in 55'' and 60''. You may check our website from time to time for updates.
--

That was after I asked them about availability after seeing the flyer for the BP620 blu-ray player suggesting I add a LM9600 for the complete HT experience.

It's really wierd that we keep getting all these different dates. It's also weird that they didn't mention the 47" LM9600.

Has anyone outside the US seen this TV or have it? The LM9600 is already on most of the foreign LG websites (spain, korea ect.).
post #114 of 326
Can't be too far away. It's in the spec sheet for their BP-620 Blu-Ray player on their site.
post #115 of 326
This TV ain't coming out til at least mid-May. I don't even see the 8600's anywhere locally and I'm in NYC. I'm now looking @ Plasmas. The negativity surrounding this set all of a sudden is worrying. The vid the OP posted looked awesome! I don't know where things went wrong? I wish the OP would iterate & saying something.....
post #116 of 326
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Originally Posted by TIME2PLAYDAGAME View Post

This TV ain't coming out til at least mid-May. I don't even see the 8600's anywhere locally and I'm in NYC. I'm now looking @ Plasmas. The negativity surrounding this set all of a sudden is worrying. The vid the OP posted looked awesome! I don't know where things went wrong? I wish the OP would iterate & saying something.....

According to LG, the TV doesn't go live until April 16th.

Until then, enjoy this pretty positive review from cnet asia: http://asia.cnet.com/product/lg-55lm...d-45879816.htm

BTW it got the editors choice award.

Here are some good quotes from the review:

1. "Unlike most overly sharp LED TVs, the 55LM9600 offered a pleasant plasma-like picture quality mirroring commercial theaters. This was matched by judder-free motion without any noticeable artifacts such as haloing, save for a tiny bit of blurring that's evident during some panning scenes."

2. "With an integrated subwoofer, the TV belted out engaging sound with audible mid-bass notes to complement the "airy" soundstage produced by LG's proprietary 3D Sound Zooming technology."

3." it's easily the best performing passive 3D TV out there, boasting flicker-free 3D visuals and inky blacks to boot."
post #117 of 326
And here they have a completely different opinion regarding the sound-

Sound is poor even by prevailing standards

http://www.whathifi.com/review/lg-55lm960v
post #118 of 326
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Originally Posted by TIME2PLAYDAGAME View Post

This TV ain't coming out til at least mid-May. I don't even see the 8600's anywhere locally and I'm in NYC. I'm now looking @ Plasmas. The negativity surrounding this set all of a sudden is worrying. The vid the OP posted looked awesome! I don't know where things went wrong? I wish the OP would iterate & saying something.....

I'm pretty much in the same boat as you. I have been seriously considering the 9600, but I'm worried that it will keep getting pushed back and when it finally does become available it won't live up to expectations. Seriously thinking about the 55" Panasonic 50 series plasma at this point. It's getting absolutely amazing reviews from everyone who has seen it and I can get a much better deal on it than I'd ever get on the LG.
post #119 of 326
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Originally Posted by AV-Freak View Post

And here they have a completely different opinion regarding the sound-

Sound is poor even by prevailing standards

http://www.whathifi.com/review/lg-55lm960v

I could care less about the sound quality on this model. Seriously if someone is gonna spend $3k on this tv, they should be able to spend at least $1200 on a good 5.1+ surround system.
post #120 of 326
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Originally Posted by Brent Madden View Post

I'm pretty much in the same boat as you. I have been seriously considering the 9600, but I'm worried that it will keep getting pushed back and when it finally does become available it won't live up to expectations. Seriously thinking about the 55" Panasonic 50 series plasma at this point. It's getting absolutely amazing reviews from everyone who has seen it and I can get a much better deal on it than I'd ever get on the LG.

Same here, right now I have 3 tv's on my shortlist and they're all 55", they are: LG's LM9600, both Panasonic flagship (plasma and LED) so in otherwords the VT50 and WT50. But the VT50 is looking pretty good with all the positive reviews to date!
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