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We've had this television for a couple of years now, it replaced a larger 50" non 3D Sony model - at the time I'd have rather stuck with the bigger screen but the kids were insistent that they wanted a 3D television and we gave in, compromising a couple of inches in screen size for the 3D effect.
It's been a fantastic tele all round really, the 3D images are clear and wonderful using the LG 3D glasses that came as part of the package. As it's a smart TV you can go on the internet using it, I don't do that much as I'm happy with my laptop and tablet but it's handy for Netflix or checking Ebay if I can't be bothered to move!
I've connected the TV to my iPad so use the You Tube app to play music, nail tutorials etc... over the TV for better sound and image quality than on the tablet screen.
Mostly I use the Sky box to control what channel we're watching (or rather my remote-hogging partner does) and everything works as it should - and frankly when it doesn't it's usually a Sky issue rather than anything to do with the television!
The picture quality is always excellent with bright vivid colours and clean lines whatever I'm watching, in the past two years we've watched everything from films (DVD, Blu-Ray and 3D) to concerts, the news, soaps and kids programmes. Everything is perfect in colour, contrast and sound - helped along by a good set of speakers and complimenting LG Blu-Ray player.
I can't recommend this television highly enough, I'm not much of a tele person myself but my partner is a total tele addict while my teenagers never go long without watching something on Netflix so it's been well used - to still be in such fabulous condition and working so perfect is pretty good in my opinion.
We paid around £800 for our television which is excellent value for money in my opinion and I'd happily buy the same one again.
We decided on a 3D,HDTV when we needed to renew, we also decided to spend a bit of cash on a good quality TV .
The size and specs of this TV were good enough for us, at the right price. I will not go into the specs, as they are covered in the product details section. It has plenty of different types of inputs/outputs and at least 4 HDMI inputs.
Ours came with instructions, a good length of power cord , remote , magic remote, and 4 pairs of 3d glasses ( you can also wear them at the pictures)
The remote is sleek, quick and responsive to use.
The TV , in my view, is superb, it has got a better picture than a lot of more expensive tv''s out there.
The menus are easy to follow and understand and, set correctly, will auto update as/when required. It has a fair amount of free and pay for apps available to suit every bodies own ideals.
We have ours wall mounted,I think ours came with just a table mount, purchased separately and is an excellent entertainment centre, with enough inputs/outputs to connect up to anything!
In our house we have connected to it the ''tinternet'', 3d blu-Ray player, sky box, on demand, etc. Xbox 360, Wii and an LG soundbar. We also have our laptops, cameras ,etc also wirelessly connected. As said, an all round entertainment centre.
Our only gripe is the sound quality through the TV, not as good as it should be. It is wall mounted on a solid wall, but it have heard better.
Once connected through the LG soundbar, the sound quality improved immensely and we now listen 100%of the time through the soundbar
I researched many TVs before settling on the LG 47LM620T and to be honest I wish I'd carried on looking.
The main reason I purchased this TV was to replace an old Toshiba 42" TV which was nearing the end of it's life. I wanted a Smart TV and I wanted an upgrade in size. I settled on this TV due to the price, as well as reading reviews of the Smart TV interface.
When I got the TV home I found it surprisingly light and easy to set up. However, as soon as I connected my Sky + box I could see that something was wrong. Occasionally, and only on certain channels, the audio did not sync with the picture. This did not happen consistently and did not happen across all channels. At first I thought this was a problem with the Sky, as blu rays played without this syncing issue. However, I eventually came across a blu ray that did suffer from this issue, with the sound being at least half a second quicker than the picture. There is a syncing option available through the TV menu where you can manually sync the sound and picture, but this was no good in this case due to the inconsistency of the issue. On contacting LG customer support I was told that I needed to buy new HDMI 1.4 cables for all of my devices. I haven't tried this yet, so can't comment on if it works.
The 1080p Full HD picture is stunning when watching blu rays or HD channels - easily the best I've seen. However, the TV does suffer from a considerable motion judder issue. Whenever the image moves quickly on the screen the motion judder lasts a few seconds and can render the picture virtually unwatchable for that time. However, an upgrade to HDMI 1.4 is meant to fix this issue too.
Another bugbear is the sound quality. Now, on all flatscreen TVs the sound quality isn't the best, but it seems that when manufacturing this TV, the sound was of secondary importance to LG. It is tinny at best, but the real problem comes when the volume is turned up a notch or when some bass manages to come through - the TV sounds like it is vibrating. After some online research and an inspection of the TV I found that this was due to one of the bolts in the TV stand. If you mount your TV to the wall this won't be an issue, but if you can't do that and have to use the stand, you may find that, like me, you have to buy a separate sound system to bypass the awful sound on the TV. Unlike my previous TVs I have also found that volume levels differ wildly between different channels - on some channels the volume level is find around 13, but on one channel I watched recently I had to put the volume up all the way, and I was still struggling to hear it.
Despite all of these issues, this TV is not all bad. As I mentioned, the HD picture quality is amazing. The 3D is also much better than I expected it to be. I feel that 3D is usually little more than a gimmick, but for certain films and TV shows this TV provides a completely immersive experience that I would definitely recommend. The TV comes with 4 pairs of 3D glasses which are colourful and fairly comfortable. Through the Smart TV menu you can access a range of free 3D content such as documentaries, cartoons and concerts, as well as some VOD 3D content. The 3D is definitely the best thing about this TV and there is also an option to convert non-3D content in to 3D - it's a nice little feature which works quite well, but as the source is not true 3D it is nowhere near as good as the dedicated 3D programming available.
The Smart TV functionality is good and easy to use, although I find that I rarely use it. If I had a criticism I would say that it doesn't feel particularly slick. You can find various apps such as BBC iPlayer, twitter and you tube (which are free) and LoveFilm and Netflix (which you need to subscribe to). You can also browse the internet, although this is quite fiddly. Thinking that I would use this functionality more, I purchased the Magic Remote to make it easier. It works a little like a wii controller, but instead of a bar to put on top of the TV it is controlled by a small box that plugs in to the back of the TV. The problem with this is that the lead provided isn't big enough for the box to stretch to the middle of the TV, making the control of the curser difficult as it is off-centre. Additionally, the Magic remote is not compatible with other devices and generates error messages when they are turned on. For that reason I rarely use it and wouldn't recommend it.
In conclusion, although I regret buying the TV, if you can get around the various sound and picture problems, it's a good unit with a great HD picture and 3D. For me, however, this isn't enough.
Me and my boyfriend treated ourselves to this TV for christmas. Every other TV in our house is a Samsung so another Samsung seemed like an obvious choice but when looking on the internet we decided on the LG 3D Smart Tv and do not regret it.
I do not know a lot about 3D technology but from a little research I understand there are two types used by manufactures these are active and passive, LG use passive which is the same they use in the cinema. The picture is both crisp and bright and doesn't give either of us a headache. Also the TV included 4 pairs of glasses and extra pairs are cheap. I am very happy with and impressed with the picture when playing a 3D blu-ray/dvd or a 3D channel but I do not use the 2D to 3D conversion feature on the TV as it isn't very good.
I didn't know what to expect when it came to it being Smart Tv, I had never used one and have been told that they can be difficult to use. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy the menu is to use but must admit that I do not use half of the things one there but it is great for things such as Netflix as we no longer need to go through a games console. Also I have an app on my tablet that I can use to control the TV and as a keyboard but I don't use that a lot either.
I think the TV itself is a very good looking piece of tech, the screen is surprisingly thin and the stand looks nice and is surprisingly sturdy. The sound is good but as we are impressed with the TV we are investing in a LG sound bar and subwoofer.
Overall I am very happy with this purchase and would recommend this TV to anyone who is looking for a 3D TV that is great value for money and great to watch. Although I do not use all of the features I am sure some people would enjoy and get use of the all.
After having a 32" for our main TV for over five years, it made a huge difference to see the 47" LG in our living room. Itsscreen colours are vibrant and crystal clear and knocks the socks off our older television.
Its 3D is quite literally a crowd pleaser, as we showed each of our friends its capabilities when they visited by playing the short sample film that comes with the TV. I can't ask for better as things not only 'pop out' of the screen but also show great depth in scenes you feel you can step into!
Its downfall is what we call 'banding' -- dark still patches like looking through a darkened screen -- when watching fast moving sport in block colours (like football on green pitches) or in bright colours (like skiing on white snow). The onscreen updates still haven't fixed this. Also there are some audio/visual problems like voices being out of sync with the mouths. Yet again, no updates have helped with this.
For everyday average use this TV is a delight, something you love to show off to friends. But for other uses, like sport, it lets itself down somewhat. If we didn't get the TV when it was on offer we might've thought about getting a different model..
I am surprised how good it is. I buy it last year and I can tell from the moment that we assemble it on the wall (that was very easy).Wonderful TV, you can get the best 3D experience (3D visual and 3D sound) on this amassing LG 47LM620T on a very big screen. The menu is extremely easy to handle. The colors on the screen are very natural. It is a smart TV so you can always go to the internet and you can watch movies without downloading them.The 47" LG 47LM620T it is a great value for money. I will recommend to anyone who want to watch movies.
There is a few different TV's that I have been considering buying recently and after spending a few months researching I finally bit the bullet and bought this one and hopefully by the end of my review you will know why and if I am happy with the purchase.
The LM620T is one of the cheapest models from LG's cinema range 2012 TV's, and really if you want to be making the most out of these screens the 47inch is the smallest screen you should be looking at. Unfortunately with LED's the next highest after 47inch is the 55inch which is a little too big for me, although I did find a couple of 50inch LED's from Samsung but they never quite hit the spot with me.
In terms of the features this is pretty much standard across the whole LG cinema range, and it's all based around an intuitive user interface. Especially with it being a smart TV that is what it is all about. You can access your apps, the TV, contents from external hard drive and the works all from the home screen. They call it a smart TV but the thing is asides from the apps(which I will talk more about later), it isn't really any smarter than using the menu system that all televisions before had, unless you need it broken down for you like a baby in an interface.
So in terms of the Apps, the main and to be honest only app I use is BBC Iplayer. This is a great app, although it isn't anything exclusive to LG so please if this is the reason you want the TV, then realise Samsung and all other smart TV's have Iplayer. There is an app for Lovefilm and Netflix, but I don't use these as well as other random apps that you can download. I've had a browse through and there is not really anything useful at all. Likewise with the games available, it is a little pointless if you have a PS3 and I guess if you have kids they may enjoy the games but not for me.
So on to the main reason I bought the tv, the quality of the picture. This is really excellent considering it is one of the cheaper LG smart tv's. Don't be put off by what you see in the shops as they are not using ideal feeds and often non HD feeds for the display models. In terms of standard definition this isn't great and pixelated but I bought this for the HD and it delivers easily. It is sharp and vibrant, although some may state that it is over vibrant and less lifelike than a Samsung, but you can change the settings away from the pre-set modes like Cinema, Vibrant and Game. In terms of the game setting please make sure you use it when playing on the PS3 to avoid any lag as it really does make a difference.
For price it really does vary and there are offers going all the time and I am quite wary of putting a price down as this review may get viewed in a year's time and they will be put off by the price but in actual fact the TV may be a lot cheaper. Currently (Jan 2013) expect to pay around £650 for this which is value for money at this time.
A lot of people buy this for the 3D, and I am not one. To be honest I think it is a bit of a gimmick. This TV has not changed my mind, yes it kind of work, is it 3d though, well not really. It's a bit like a pop out book and just I don't see the point. It doesn't really add to my experience and can't say I will be using it often. The 2D-3D converter for non 3d converter is the most pointless aspect I have ever seen and really makes little to no difference at all, which isn't surprising as the source content isn't 3d.
If you spend a bit extra you can get extras that are needed like the dongle which is a must if you want the internet on the TV, so you need it for Iplayer. Also there is an optional magic remote which I don't think is worth it. It loses its novelty pretty quickly.
Overall this is a very good TV, and I bought this for good sharp picture quality and that is exactly what I got. Yes there is a lot of extra bells and whistles and this may fascinate some others, but please base your purchase around if you are happy with the quality of the picture rather than the smart TV features.
I decided to buy this telly because it was bigger than my old one and due to the 3D option and the fact it's a smart tv, I figured it was good value for money. It comes with 4 sets of 3D glasses...which you think is good value. However, these free pairs of 3D glasses are nothing more than the ones you get when you go to the cinema. They have a black lens and so the picture colour isn't as great as it would be with the other type of glasses. The only good thing about them is that they come in snazzy colours which is a nice touch. The 3D works really well and the telly will transfer a 2D image into a 3d image which some 3D tellies don't do...they only process program's that were made in 3D. This means there is no need for a 3D DVD/blueray player which is an added bonus and saves some pennies. The size of the tv is fab!! It's sleek and looks fantastic!! The sound quality isn't the best however, but lg customer services have been very helpful and are sending an engineer out to ensure there are no problems. I have yet been unable to try the Internet on the telly because (after buying an lg dongle at a high price) it doesn't seem to want to connect to the router. Lg's answer was to move the hub closer to the telly or the telly closer to the hub!! It's not a huge problem for me as I have by vision and so can access lots of on demand program's anyway. Overall I would recommend this telly to others. It has a great picture, looks great, the 3D is superb, the interface and remote are easy to use, and its good value for money :)
I bought this TV as an early Christmas present for my husband and I. It was slightly more money than I wanted to spend but as it was 3D and came with 4 sets of 3D glasses and it's a "smart" TV with 1080p full HD and my husband said it had a very good refresh rate I thought I'd go the extra mile... I'm so glad I did.
The TV was well packaged and easy to assemble onto the stand, it just screws in. The menus are easy to navigate and it's easy to find your way around everything to set up the TV exactly how you want it. It also comes with extra fittings so that you can convert things you want to hook up into USB to make it easier as there's no scart socket but we didn't have an issue with that.
We upgraded from a 32" LG. The new fancy 47" links wirelessly through your wifi so you can view films from a laptop (when it's on and in a different room) direct through the TV without the laptop being hooked up to the TV. Another bonus is that you can plug an external hard drive into the TV and access all the menus easily from the TV remote control, there's no fiddling hooking it to the laptop and then the laptop to the TV, you can literally just plug it into the TV and away you go! An added benefit of this is that you can pause watching a film from the laptop or hard drive with the remote so you don't have to get up to pause on the laptop. There's also wireless streaming of Netflix and Lovefilm (if you want to use them as they are chargeable from the individual sites) as well as others, which can be done direct from the "smart" application installed on the TV.
The 3D aspect can be turned on or off in the menu very easily and it's nice to have the option to do this though we use it very rarely. The picture quality is wonderful - my father in law came round to watch a film with us and he said it was like seeing the film for the first time (it was Avatar we put on too, one of his favourites!). The picture was clear and all the action sequences were very clear with no blurry parts. The sound is also excellent, the speakers are very good and the sound can be turned very loud - not so good for neighbours!
The only downside I have found is when I hook my Nintendo Wii up to the TV the picture isn't great. It's watchable, but not as clear as if you're watching the TV or a film. It's slightly crackly as though the connection is a bit faulty so we will have to investigate that.
Having said that, I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who is looking for great picture quality and who finds it a hassle to watch films through a laptop / external hard drive. This TV makes everything very simple and it's very easy to use.