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Buy LG 55LM7600 now or wait for 55LA7400

post #1 of 25
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Right now Amazon is selling 55LM7600 for 1399 and it seems to be a good deal. Let me know what you guys think - should I wait for the new LA7400 or just buy the LM7600.
post #2 of 25
I'm waiting but will admit to coming very close to pulling the trigger. To be honest, the LA7400 appears to be a better TV then even the LM8600. The magic remote looks to be a better design and has voice command. The 7400 has a dual core CPU which is supposedly 120% faster. Adorama has the new line up listed already. The 55LA7400 is priced at $2099.99, which is more than I want to pay but I have a feeling Amazon will sell it for less.
post #3 of 25
it looks like the 7600 is craptastic compared to the new one.
post #4 of 25
$600 price difference... not that many differences feature-wise.
post #5 of 25
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Originally Posted by nocturnx View Post

$600 price difference... not that many differences feature-wise.

That's not really accurate since the LM7600 is not on par with the LA7400. The LA7400 has a dual core CPU. Also the remote has voice recognition. Both of those features were only available for LM8600 and 9600 in the 2012 line.

According to the info released so far, the 2013 tvs are supposed to have an even thiner bezel. From the pictures I've seen the bottom trim is smaller. CPU and GPU performance is greater. The Magic Remote has been refined. The Smart features have been redesinged. etc etc etc

Of course all of this will have to be confirmed once they are out but to me unless you are in a hurry to buy, waiting is the best bet.
post #6 of 25
I guess I should have thrown an IMO up there in my previous comment. For me those aren't features I care about, could care less about voice recognition and NFC tagging... the 8600 had a dual-core processor yet the 7600 seemed to have just as good performance, the magic remote I would still probably end up replacing with a Harmony.... thinner bezel means greater chance of screen uniformity issues, edge-bleed, etc... difficult to say if the 7400 is really going to be a step above the 7600 or not, one thing for certain is that it will cost more. I haven't seen anything that says the 7400 is going to put out better colors or have greater contrast. The features versus price is subjective for everyone but I suppose only time will tell for me personally, but I would jump on the 7600 if it continues to fall in price as the 7400 is released. Just me thinking out loud.
post #7 of 25
To be very honest, I highly doubt there will be any improvement in regards to picture quality between the two models. LG seems to love tweaking the bells and whistles of a product more than the product itself. If I can get a new 55LM7600 for less than $1200 I'm sold. I was originally going to charge a new TV but in the time I've been waiting, I've almost saved enough. I am going to wait until the new ones are out regardless of which one I get since it's only a matter of time.
post #8 of 25
I'm also waiting on the 7400 before I make a decision. Hopefully I'm just being overly pessimistic about the enhanced features. An increase in PQ and screen uniformity is what I'm hoping for. If the dual-core gives increased app speed and lowers input lag that would be a great selling point too. Looking forward to the initial reviews.
post #9 of 25
The LA7400 and a few others are on the LG site as of last night, granted full specs and other info is lacking. Adorama is the only place so far that has them listed for sale. I'm wating for Amazon because the $2099.99 Adorama is asking is quite a bit more than I'm willing to part with for a TV. Still keeping my eye on the LM7600s for a great deal.
Edited by dbe425 - 2/27/13 at 8:16am
post #10 of 25
I saw they had uploaded the Owners Manual for it over the weekend on the LG site. I flipped through it but didn't glean any insight as far as specs. There was a nice diagram of the new magic remote and list of functions though.
post #11 of 25
Best Buy also has the 55LA7400 listed as Coming Soon. It's priced at 2099.99 just like Adorama. Here's to hoping Amazon has a much better price.
post #12 of 25
Not sure what to make of all this. The 55LA7400 is available at Best Buy, bestbuy.com, Adorama, and a few other places but no Amazon! mad.gif The 55LA6900 was up on Amazon but they took it down. Kinda get the feeling that LG is trying to see how many people they can hook for the full retail price before they allow Amazon to have it.
post #13 of 25
2012 was notably an off year for LG in terms of performance on most of their FP's. That being said, the LM7600 was one of the only bright spots for them and is a really solid option. Given the price it's dropped to now, I see no justifiable reason to wait on the LA7400 and I wouldn't hesitate to pull the trigger on the LM7600.
post #14 of 25
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Originally Posted by hoozthatat View Post

2012 was notably an off year for LG in terms of performance on most of their FP's. That being said, the LM7600 was one of the only bright spots for them and is a really solid option. Given the price it's dropped to now, I see no justifiable reason to wait on the LA7400 and I wouldn't hesitate to pull the trigger on the LM7600.

Agreed. 2012 is a pretty bad year for TVs. I eventually bought a Panasonic 55DT50 from Warehouse Deals for only 700. It is fantastic but the top edge has some uneven backlighting. In one spot the backlighting is so uneven that it created a tiny dark spot, visible only in light color scenes.

Sadly manufacturing has moved from Japan to China/Mexico. I would pay 20% more for a product if it is made in Japan. My parents bought Japan-made stuff 20-30 years ago. There was never any quality problem.
post #15 of 25
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Agreed. 2012 is a pretty bad year for TVs.

I meant 2012 was a bad year for L.G. not all FP's. Because well, it wasn't a bad year in FP's.
post #16 of 25
I don't know, I would wait. To me, LG had a lukewarm showing in 2012. Hope they fare a little better this year....to be honest i havent really been impressed with an LG since the LHX/LH90. I opened 55LA6200 for store and it looked pretty good, really nice design. It was definitely thicker than the 2012 LM6200 which has me suspecting that LG is switching to DLED for some of their stuff this year....
post #17 of 25
Hi all,

Would like your opinion on this before I make a deal...

Here in Canada, LG 55LM9600 is on sale at Dell for $2000. I was waiting for this TV to go on sale, but now with the 2013 models coming out, I am debating whether I should get this LM9600 or wait for LA7400. My budget is $1500, but the LM9600 is an expensive TV and may be a good deal for $2000 with the full array.

Appreciate your comments...

Regards,
macsp
post #18 of 25
I was waiting on a 55LA7400 but just yesterday went with a 55LM8600 for $1450. The 55LA7400 is out here but selling for $2099.99. When I stopped and did a real comparison of just what the LA7400 had to offer, paying that much just seemed foolish.
post #19 of 25
I'm thinking about getting the LA6200 model as they are direct lit. Won't have all the annoying clouding or flash lighting as past LEDs have
post #20 of 25
If you have a local Micro Center store, you could find a 55LM8600 for $1200. New, not refurb.

Annoyed me to no end when I saw it two months after buying my 55LM7600, which I'm happy with, for $1400 at a local massive furniture/electronics/home stuff store.
post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by qckslvrguyinkc View Post

If you have a local Micro Center store, you could find a 55LM8600 for $1200. New, not refurb.

Annoyed me to no end when I saw it two months after buying my 55LM7600, which I'm happy with, for $1400 at a local massive furniture/electronics/home stuff store.

Micro Center has the 55LA7400 for $999, in-store.
post #22 of 25
It's amazing what a couple of months of waiting can do.

From what I understand, the 2013 models have slightly faster GPUs than the 2012s, so maybe that was worth the wait if you plan on using your TV to play games.
post #23 of 25
I wonder why LG didn't list the dynamic contrast ratio of any of their 2013 models on their website. I'm assuming the LA7400 has the same 9,000,000 to 1 contrast ratio that the LM7600 has since that's the model it replaced.
post #24 of 25
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Originally Posted by maddog510 View Post

I wonder why LG didn't list the dynamic contrast ratio of any of their 2013 models on their website. I'm assuming the LA7400 has the same 9,000,000 to 1 contrast ratio that the LM7600 has since that's the model it replaced.
These reported numbers by the manufacturer mean squat anyway.
post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by eric3316 View Post

These reported numbers by the manufacturer mean squat anyway.

It's a feature that doesn't work all that well on an edge-lit TV anyway, as it either makes dark parts of the screen too bright or bright parts of the screen too dark. Even on most directly backlit TVs (Sony XBR8 and XBR929, for examples), you don't have enough light zones to prevent "bloom" on small details. The only two LCDs I've seen get it nearly 100% right are the Sharp 60" and 70" Elites.
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