The set’s picture performance is less clear cut. With amped-up colour fidelity, smooth gradations and stark contrast, the LM670T clearly has store appeal. However, there are shortcomings that will soon have you hankering for the kind of picture refinement found higher up the LG food-chain.
Despite a fair number of picture calibration tools, nothing can fix the set’s limited motion resolution and bolted-down black level. With no effective fast refreshing available, clarity is lost when things get lively and any attempt to reveal shadow detail turns blacks into mid-grey.
In the frame
The edge LED backlighting is predictably sploshy, but it’s in keeping with what we’ve seen from other brands. There’s a simulacrum of local dimming, called LED Plus, but it’s clearly not in the same league as the multi-zone local dimming used on posher sets.
Not much to it from the side
The TV’s Passive 3D performance is fun though. My two current dimension test platters, Gnomeo and Juliet and The Smurfs looked fine (in as much as I could bear to watch), but there’s clearly crosstalk evident. Depth and brightness are excellent, although the half resolution line structure caused by the FPR panel tends to dull whites and add jaggies to diagonals.
Passive specs allow everyone to view 3D content without it costing a packet
As an aside, the set also has a Dual Play mode which allows two separate images to be viewed simultaneously using appropriately polarised Dual Play glasses (sold separately). This mode divides the split screen offered by console games to create the twinned screens. Unfortunately, you can’t use it to present two TV channels or two AV inputs simultaneously.
Ergonomic remote, apparently
The set comes with a pair of remotes, a generic backlit zapper and the brand’s pointy Magic Remote. The latter is designed for games and web surfing, useful as the set has an integrated browser that supports flash. Audio quality is perfectly adequate for casual viewing.
Appealing design, but the picture doesn't quite live up to its looks
Ultimately, the 47LM670T is a ravishingly well designed thin-screen with an average HD picture. This won’t stop LG shifting mountains of them. My advice is look further up the Cinema Screen range, where greater picture precision should better complement this set’s high fashion façade. ®
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"As you scroll horizontally from one screen to another, tiled boxes pop open, inviting you to explore. It’s a smart, contemporary approach to UI design".
No, that can't be right. I've read 90% of the commentards on this site and Andrew Orlowski him-very-self declare tiled UIs to be unusuable, unworkable, jarring abortions and any product which uses them is destined to fail and take the manufacturer down with them.
They seemed pretty convinced about this.
See also "Fisher Price", "Duplo" and "Microsoft Bob".
Tiles are the suck. I know because all those people are clearly always right about everything.
i bought this over the samsung 8000
lovely picture, lovely screen, 3D gimmickery - erm i mean 3D bluerays work fine. not sure how you get cross talk on passive specs? btw, cinema passive specs don't work on passive TV's
here's what sold it to me.
watching a film on this and watching a film on the samsung 8000 side by side.
once i'd spotted the light pooling/banding on the samy's screen, and also leaking in from the edges plus spotlighting from the corners, i was spending my time looking for and finding imperfections. as once you'd seen them, you couldn't "unsee" them, as you knew they were there.
on the LG, i just got sucked into the film and watched it. even when i tried to snap out of it and hunt for jaggies, wobbly motion compensation, odd light gradients or pooling, i just ended up drawn back to just watching the content.
So, put money where mouth is, and bought one. Initially i was worried about smoothness issues replaying SD content. but those went away real quick. I think the review is a little down on what this set can produce, and sure, if you have the cash to burn, go for the higher end models, but it seems you're really getting into the realms of deminishing returns if you do.
so far, I have nothing to complain about, and especially, the missus likes it. surely that's _the_ rubber stamp of approval. Good HD on this thing is like looking out the window.
all in all, kinda agree with the final percentage score given in the review, (maybe i'd give it 5-9% more), its a good solid TV with a decent feature set. spend more get more, spend less get less, it's your money, you takes your chioce. there is no such thing as the perfect TV for everyone, it's always going to be a compromise. But i'm happy enough that i'm not planning to upgrade this screen now till 8KHD takes off.
3D File Format Support
Does LG support the .mpo file format yet (i.e. that took by Fujifilm, Nintendo 3DS etc cameras)? Earlier 3D TVs have not (although they support 3D avi films) and this seems to be a glaring omission.
No problem at all!
Input lag has never been a problem with my LG LM660T 3D TV. You may experience some lag when you play hardcore 3D games but you just need to turn off trumotion and lower your local dimming.
input lag with LG? not in my case
I’m using LG LW550T connected with XBOX 360 and never had too much input lag. It works just right and personally I don’t understand people complaining about that much about it. I don’t have wii so can’t say exactly on that one, but as far as I know LG product is problem free. I’ve gone through a lot of LG products and haven't been disappointed yet.