Product Type: LG Electronics 3D LCD TV
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Member Name: bhayanid
Advantages: Great picture quality, lot of features
Disadvantages: None worth mentioning
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.
Summary: Excellent product
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