Feeds
80%
LG 47LX9900

LG 47LX9900

Gadget packed

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Review Somewhat bizarrely, the top-of-the-range LX9900 comes in at about the same price as LG’s "affordable" passive LD950: around £2500 for the 47in model. The design and specification of the LX9900 are on a whole different level, though.

It looks great, as it’s one of LG’s "frameless" models - the glass panel isn’t set within a plastic bezel. The whole panel is just 32mm thick, yet LG has managed to include full rear-panel LED backlighting, which produces a much brighter image than the LD950 can manage in both 2D and 3D modes, as well as crisper blacks and bolder colours.

LG 47LX9900

The LX9900 is also chock full of interesting goodies. The Freeview HD tuner and 400Hz motion interpolation are just the start. It includes an ordinary remote control, but also comes with a second ‘magic motion’ remote that works rather like the Nintendo Wii's Remote, allowing you to select options by moving the cursor around on screen rather than having to punch a load of old-fashioned buttons. And, just to show off, they’ve built in a selection of Wii-style ‘motion games’ that you can play too.

It’s even got Bluetooth, so that you can play music or photos stored on a mobile phone. It also incorporates LG's NetCast internet TV system.

LG includes two pairs of active-shutter glasses to get you started but, of course, the drawback is that additional glasses will cost about £100 a pair. That means that the LD950 with its inexpensive passive 3D glasses still works out cheaper if you want to watch with a large group of friends.

Verdict

The LX9900 is slim, stylish and offers excellent picture quality. But despite coming with a pair of 3D active-shutter specs, it's also the most expensive model in this group. ®

LG 47LX9900

Next: Panasonic Viera TX-P50VT20B

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

80%
LG 47LX9900

LG 47LX9900

Stunning picture quality for movie buffs - and a Wii-style controller for you gadget fans.
Price: £2500 RRP

More from The Register

next story
NOKIA - Not FINNished yet! BEHOLD the somewhat DULL MYSTERY DEVICE!
N1 mini-'slab to plop into crowded pond next year
The Nokia ENIGMA THING and its SECRET, TERRIBLE purpose
Finnish firm coyly exposes mystery product – and WE NO what it is
Heyyy! NICE e-bracelet you've got there ... SHAME if someone were to SUBPOENA it
Court pops open cans of worms and whup-ass in Fitbit case
SLURP! Flick your TONGUE around our LOLLIPOP – Google
Android 5 is coming – IF you're lucky enough to have the right gadget
Nokia's N1 fondleslab's HIDDEN BRILLIANCE: The 'Z Launcher'
Sugarcoating Android's Lollipop makes tab easier to swallow
Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode
Frontier cops an epic kicking in its own forums ahead of December revival
VINYL is BACK and you can thank Sonos for that
The format that wouldn’t die is officially in remission
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.
New hybrid storage solutions
Tackling data challenges through emerging hybrid storage solutions that enable optimum database performance whilst managing costs and increasingly large data stores.