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LG INFINIA 47LE8500 47-Inch 1080p 120 Hz Full LED Slim LCD HDTV with Internet Applications

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  • Full LED Slim w/ Local Dimming
  • THX Certified Display
  • NetCast Entertainment Access (Wi-Fi Ready)
  • Wireless 1080p Ready
  • Wireless 1080p Ready
  • NetCast Entertainment Access (Wi-Fi Ready)
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Technical Details
Brand NameLG
Item Weight59.4 pounds
Product Dimensions1.4 x 44.2 x 27.8 inches
Item model number47LE8500
Color Nameblack
Specification Metenergy_star
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Best Sellers Rank #62,593 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight81.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First AvailableFebruary 24, 2006
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TV Display Technology LED-lit LED-lit LED-lit LED-lit
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1080p 1080p 1080p
Refresh Rate 240 240 Hz 240 Hz 240 Hz
3D (Y/N) No Yes Yes Yes
Smart TV Yes Yes Yes Yes
Total HDMI Ports Information not provided Information not provided 4 4
Dimension 27.8 x 44.2 x 1.4 inches 29.2 x 47.6 x 5.9 inches 28.4 x 52.0 x 6.4 inches 26.8 x 40.9 x 12.1 inches
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: LG
  • Model: 47LE8500
  • Display Technology: LED-lit
  • Display Size: 47 inches
  • Speaker Count: 2
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Product Description


This HDTV is Internet-ready. To view Internet apps on this TV, you may also need:

  • Broadband Internet service
  • A router
  • Cabling
  • A Wi-Fi adapter (if there is not one built in)
  • A PC for subscriptions or payments

To learn more about Internet-ready HDTVs, visit Internet-Ready TV 101.

Combining a slim design and thin bezel with enhanced connectivity, the 47-inch LG INFINIA 47LE8500 Full LED Slim LCD HDTV features energy-saving LED backlighting, 1080p Full HD resolution for crystal-clear detail, and TruMotion 240Hz technology for virtually no motion blur. It's also a great choice for watching sports and movies with fast action thanks to its incredible 1ms (millisecond) response time.

Recognized with a CES 2010 Innovations Award, LG's Full LED Slim technology elevates picture quality with a slim LED structure that supports detailed local dimming, resulting in an HDTV that provides the deeper black levels and uniform picture quality which typically could not be achieved on an ultra-thin set.

Additionally, this unique technology used in this LG Full LED Slim HDTV helped it achieve picture quality worthy of THX Display Certification--the industry standard for having the correct gamma, luminance, and color temperature. This certification demonstrates that this HDTV can recreate the cinema experience at home, making the picture resemble movie theatre quality. This HDTV also includes a THX Bright Room setting, which optimizes the contrast, gamma and other settings for watching movies in rooms with a lot of ambient light.

With LG's NetCast, you get access to TV shows, movies and more, streamed directly from the Internet to your television screen. And the LE5400 series also provides compatibility with Wireless 1080p Connectivity (wireless media kit required and sold separately).

Other features include a jaw-dropping 9,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio for more stunning colors and deeper blacks, two USB ports for connecting external drives for playing back MP3 audio, JPEG photo and DivX HD video files, stereo speakers with 20 watts of power and Dolby Digital decoding, and four HDMI inputs.

NetCast Entertainment Access

NetCast Entertainment Access brings the best Internet services direct to your TV--no computer required. Instantly access movies and TV shows, news and weather and the world's largest library of HD movies in 1080p. (Note: Internet connection & subscriptions required and sold separately.)

Get your HD film fix
If you like movies and want major studio releases in Full HD 1080p and Dolby Digital Plus sound, you'll love Vudu, the on-demand movie service with more hi-def titles than anyone else. Over 3,000 and counting. Plus, there's no subscription. So you only pay for what you watch.

Access your queue from the couch
Make the most of the extensive offerings on Netflix. Now you can watch your favorite movies and shows--from new releases to classics to everything in between--without your PC. Sit back and enjoy unlimited instant access to thousands of movies and TV episodes streamed directly to your TV set.

It's YouTube on your tube
No more crowding around your PC to watch web videos. NetCast instantly streams videos and TV shows from YouTube for unlimited, direct access to the millions of Web videos whenever you want them. All you need is an active Internet connection. Watch that one fellow making a fool of himself over and over again.

Stay up to speed
Sometimes you want to see what's going on in the world, but without changing the channel. Yahoo! TV Widgets delivers everything you need including news, scores, stocks and even photos from Flickr.

Your pictures on the big screen
Re-live all your family vacation memories with your Picasa photos on the big screen for everyone to enjoy, create galleries and slideshows for easy organization.

Key Features

Full LED Slim LCD Panel
LG's Full LED Slim technology delivers amazing clarity through local dimming while still allowing for a super slim display with a seamless glass panel. And with local dimming capabilities, you'll enjoy deeper black levels and a uniform picture quality like never before. Finally, it provides greater energy efficiency compared to conventional LCD TVs.

Energy Star 4.0
Earning the ENERGY STAR means a product meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. For TVs, it means they save energy both in standby and active (when they're on) modes. ENERGY STAR qualified TVs use about 30 percent less energy than standard units.


Smart Energy Saving
With LG's Smart Energy Saving Features, you can conserve money and energy.
Full HD 1080p resolution
This stunning picture is the reason you wanted HDTV in the first place. With almost double the pixel resolution, Full HD 1080p gives it superior picture quality over standard HDTV. You'll see details and colors like never before.

TruMotion 240Hz
See sports, video games and high-speed action with virtually no motion blur and in crystal clarity with LG's TruMotion 240Hz technology. Now your TV can keep up with the fastest moving scenes.

9,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
No more worrying about dark scenes or dull colors. The dynamic contrast ratio of 9,000,000:1 delivers more stunning colors and deeper blacks than you can imagine.

Intelligent Sensor
Don't strain your eyes. Let your TV do the adjustments for you. Intelligent Sensor automatically optimizes the picture to the lighting and color conditions in the room for a more enjoyable viewing experience.

AV Mode
Sports, movies and video games are best enjoyed with customized settings. With AV Mode, you can easily select from one of three picture modes for "Cinema", Sports" or "Games" to enjoy an optimized picture and sound experience.
Picture Wizard
Get easy self-calibration with on-screen reference points for key picture quality elements such as black level, color, tint, sharpness and backlight levels. Take the guesswork out of picture adjustments with this simple-to-use feature. It's not actually magic, but it will sure seem that way.
24P Real Cinema
Stay in for the theater. Enjoy a true cinema-like experience in your own home with movies the way they are meant to be seen. LG's Real Cinema technology precisely displays 24p source frames on your screen, the same as on a movie screen. If you love movies, you'll love Real Cinema.
ISFccc Calibration Ready
LG's ISFccc Ready HDTVs contain the detailed standards necessary for professional calibration of brightness, contrast, tint, sharpness, color levels and much more to meet local lighting conditions for both day and nighttime viewing. Settings are added to preset modes for easy access from your LG remote.
Clear Voice II
Get audio the way it was meant to be heard. Clear Voice II enhances and amplifies the frequency range of the human voice to help keep dialogue audible when background noise swells.

Infinite Sound
What's a great picture without great sounds to match? Infinite Sound delivers an amazing listening experience with deep, rich bass to make the most of your entertainment.

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital lets you experience compelling 5.1-channel surround sound. And you can trust that you'll get the same great Dolby Digital audio quality no matter what you're watching--a DVD or Blu-Ray Disc, TV programming or downloaded content. Best of all, you can be confident that you'll hear the audio exactly as it was intended, because Dolby Digital is also used to create the soundtracks for movies and games.
USB 2.0
Now reliving that fantastic family vacation can happen in the comfort of your living room. Easily connect your external USB devices to enjoy JPEG photos or listen to MP3 files. This HDTV is also compatible with playing back DivX HD video files from a USB drive.
HDMI V.1.3 with Deep Color
Make installation of any enabled device a snap. Get 10.2Gbps of bandwidth for deeper colors and more to take advantage of the best Full HD experience. HDMI V.1.3 connectivity lets you prepare yourself for tomorrow's technology today.

Key Specifications

  • Screen size: 47-inch class (47 inches diagonal)
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (1080p Full HD)
  • Dynamic contrast ratio: 9,000,000:1
  • Viewing angle: 178 degrees horizontal/vertical
  • Response time: 1ms
  • Built-in tuner: ATSC/NTSC/Clear QAM
  • Audio output: 20 watts (10W x 2)
  • Speaker system: 2-way, 4 speakers
  • Dolby Digital decoder: Yes
  • Surround system: Infinite Sound
  • Input labeling: Yes
  • Swivel stand: ±20 degrees
  • VESA compliance: 200mm x 200mm
  • Warranty: 1 year parts and labor


  • HDMI (version 1.3, HDCP): 3 rear, 1 side
  • Component: 2 rear, 1 side
  • Composite A/V: 1 rear, 1 side
  • RF: 1 rear
  • PC input (15-pin, D-Sub): 1 rear
  • PC audio input: 1 rear
  • Digital audio output: 1 optical, rear
  • USB: 2 side
  • Ethernet LAN: 1 rear
  • Headphone out: 1 side
  • RS-232c input: 1 rear


  • TV without stand: 44.2 x 27.8 x 1.4 inches (WxHxD); 59.4 pounds
  • TV with stand: 44.2 x 30.2 x 10.8 inches (WxHxD); 70 pounds
  • What size TV should you get?

LG 2010 HDTV Comparison

Series: LD350 LD450 LD520 LD550 LD650 LE5300 LE5400 LE8500 LX6500 PJ350 PK550 PK750
Models: 22-inch
Panel type LCD LCD LCD LCD LCD LED LCD LED LCD LED LCD 3D LED Plasma Plasma Plasma
LED Local Dimming -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3D Ready -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Resolution 720p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 720p 1080p 1080p
Contrast ratio 50k:1
Refresh rate 60Hz 60Hz 120Hz 120Hz 240Hz 60Hz 120Hz 240Hz 240Hz 600Hz 600Hz 600Hz
Response time 5ms 4ms 2.4 2.4 2 2.4ms 2.6ms 1ms 2ms -- -- --
Netcast Entertainment -- -- -- -- -- --
HDMI input 2 2 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 4
Component input
(Y, PB, PR)
1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 2 2 2
Composite input 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
PC input
USB port 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 2
MP3 and JPEG
DivX video
-- -- -- -- --
Ethernet -- -- -- -- -- --
Wireless 1080p Ready -- -- -- -- -- --
Energy Star -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Series: LD350 LCD LD450 LCD LD520 LCD LD550 LCD LD650 LCD LE5300 LED LE5400 LED LE8500 LED LX6500
PJ350 Plasma PK550 Plasma PK750 Plasma

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Which Size HDTV is Right for My Room?

HDTV Size chart
With standard-definition TVs, the rule used to be that viewers would feel comfortable watching a set from a distance of 3 to 6 times the screen size in inches. With HDTV, the resolution is so much better that you can sit closer to a larger TV without noticing the pixels. So with HDTVs, the rule tends to be you can sit anywhere from 1.5 to 3 times the screen size (in inches) for the best experience.

If you know the size of the room you have already, where you want to sit, and where your new HDTV should go once you get it, you can figure out the size HDTV you should get.

  • Minimum size = Viewing distance/3
  • Maximum size=Viewing distance/1.5

Product Description

There's television and then there's something better with LG's INFINIA LE8500. With one TV, you can experience a dazzling THX certified Full LED Slim picture on a beyond-beautiful display, the unlimited possibilities of broadband TV, the freedom of Wireless HD and a host of other groundbreaking innovations from LG.

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I did my homework before…The picture quality is superb, and the power consumption is only 90 W. Turn on the energy saver (which has 3 levels), and it goes even lower. Read more ›
And the Super Bowl was incredible, commercials too!!! The picture is so clear that I never realized how much make-up news casters and TV/movie stars wear. I absolutely love… Read more ›
I love this tv and the picture is great super clear the simplink on the remote matches your two systems blue Ray player to tv with a push of a button super easy I don't use… Read more ›
Overall, this TV is great. The picture quality is incredible! The design is very slim and it has been easy to learn to use. Read more ›
just use your blu ray player and put in a copy of Avatar (blu ray) and then you will understand why you bought…The picture is so clear it's almost 3-d with out the glasses. Read more ›
I purchased it online and when I received it I had problems with the picture quality. So I contacted LG customer service and they sent a technician. Read more ›
47" TV, it's 1" bigger than 46 The color control is amazing! I love using the picture wizard to calibrate. Read more ›
While some complain about reflections being an issue, I have found that as long as I keep any sources of…Off axis viewing is superb, as well as color accuracy and contrast. Read more ›
Nice black levels. Bright and colorful and crystal clear picture that will make you fall in love with watching television. You will never want to go back to a CRT again if… Read more ›
The picture quality is just stunning - the blacks are so black and crisp, the colors are vibrant and pop, they even improved TruMotion. Read more ›
Powersaver/Autoadjust feature produces bad images, Local Dimming isn't very effective because the LED blocks are huge and any white letters on a black background will have… Read more ›
I'll cut to the chase and tell you first what I don't like about the set, as in other reviews on this site (amateur and professional) and in forums, there is the issue of… Read more ›
Knowing this in advance I purchased the LG LSW200BG wall mount. This wall mount is pretty amazing too. It allows you to have the TV almost flat against the wall or you can… Read more ›
It came with some adapters I still don't know how to use. Basic setup was quick and simple. Read more ›
The set up was pretty simple and straight-forward. It does require two-people though (I did it by myself, but a second person would've helped dramatically). Read more ›
It was an excellent choice for us and we love it. It was easy to set up and easy to perfect your personal preferences with the quality of the picture and audio. I did… Read more ›
Picture quality definitely beats Samsung or Sony. It was extremely easy to setup. Netcast works great. Read more ›
Wanted to add a unique review here regarding the previous reviewers. And that is a thank you for pointing out the issue with the mounting screws. Since I was aware of the… Read more ›
We went a little above the budget we set but it was well worth it. The LED picture is superb and the screen does not give off any heat. You are in the room with whomever is… Read more ›
The movie that I'm testing with is definitely widescreen, but is displayed…From my own tinkering so far, it supports low resolution streams ok, but can't handle HD streams. Read more ›
I did hook it up to my computer just for giggles and it's an amazing screen. Read more ›
Overall very sleek and stylish. In a bright room, the glare may be an issue, but if I turned the lights off behind the couch, its fine. the glare is only an issue in dark… Read more ›
(It also has VUDU, YouTube, Picasa - but I did not try VUDU yet, and YouTube and Picasa work just fine, but I do not need a huge display to view some low resolution videos… Read more ›
Other than that the tv is spectacularly beautiful. The picture quality is amazing the sound is awesome. This is for a bedroom not a living room and i love it! Read more ›
From LG customer service:…Thus, it is not possible to connect an external DAC to the optical audio output ... unless you like listening exclusively at full volume. Read more ›
4) Audiophile…If you want to put your money into the best audio (stereo) sound and not spend a dime on video switching, you can get the Benchmark DAC1 HDR or Lavry DA11. Read more ›
I might have gone down this road except that some A/V forum folks suggested that in a few years, these kind of products will start accepting HDMI and do full, audiophile… Read more ›
The speakers sound like TV speakers. With such a beautiful image, I assume that LG assumes that people are going to add their own speakers. Read more ›
Given that I just want good stereo sound, my problem with AV Receivers is that (a) the TV itself already accepts 10 different inputs and I don't need another box to accept… Read more ›
The Picture & ease of set up are fantastic. The remote is very good. The TV looks great even when its not on, like a work of modern art! Read more ›
The menus are easy to navigate. Read more ›
This pretty much gives you what most reviews…The picture quality is amazing, the controls are easy, and the swivel base is very useful for connecting things behind the TV. Read more ›
My only gripe, is that I wish that they had included a single, more richly featured, programmable remote control. They give you two remotes, a mini remote that does just… Read more ›
My only gripe, is that I wish that they had included a single, more richly featured,…They give you two remotes, a mini remote that does just the basics, and a full remote. Read more ›
They take optical digital input and produce RCA output for your amplifier. They have nice little remote controls. The specifications and reviews are impeccable. Read more ›
The THX bright room setting will help with most of a rooms glare artifacts, and you can boost the backlight and brightness and contrast, however this will make the… Read more ›
My viewing room is very dark so this is not a problem for me, and if the back lighting and contrast are bumped up, as it is in THX Bright Room mode, I don't think glare… Read more ›
The remote has some cool features that bring this set into the 21st century such as Widgets that let you go to YouTube or get a local weather forecast at the touch of a… Read more ›
My only gripe, is that I wish that they had included a single, more richly featured, programmable remote control. They give you two remotes, a mini remote that does just… Read more ›
The full local dimming feature of the TV makes for some incredible blacks in a fully darkened room. Unfortunately, I have observed a few instances where the back-lighting… Read more ›
Fully backlit, local dimming, a little less than an inch thick (but it's still very heavy), gorgeous glass stand, edge to edge glass screen (no raised bezel, one continuous… Read more ›
As…This does bring up one point though, and this is that when using the Eco mode to reduce screen brightness and to use less power, the screen gets too dark for my taste. Read more ›
I also really appreciate the…The menu system is easy to navigate, providing clear symbols for the various inputs you might have plugged in and uncluttered menu screens. I… Read more ›
Other reviewers have covered the technical stuff, so I'm going to keep it short and sweet. Pros: Outstanding picture quality in all modes, easy to use. Cons: Some screen… Read more ›
The menus are easy to navigate. Read more ›
In my book, if you can save 30 - 35% to get 90% what you want, then it is a good value buy. As a matter of fact, the money we saved ($400 - $500) more than covered for our… Read more ›
The LG has plenty of fixed…One thing to look out for the new LG LX9500 just has the 3-D feature and is not worth the huge price increase, it's the same TV as the LG LE8500. Read more ›
I'm using a Creek OBH-11. It costs about $200 and is the lowest priced headphone amplifier that audiophiles don't absolutely scoff at. The Creek has an audio output that… Read more ›
I decided on LG since the wife and I bought LG before and like the the company. The set is very heavy so a strong stand is a necessity. The picture quality Read more ›
Fully backlit, local dimming, a little less than an inch thick (but it's still very heavy), gorgeous glass stand, edge to edge glass screen (no raised bezel, one continuous… Read more ›
The widgets as of this review include weather, finance, a few games and others ... too many to list but…There are NetFlix apps like VUDU and YouTube which work very well. Read more ›
A simple sound bar solved this problem (SONY HTC-150). Love the streaming netflix. The image quality is amazing. Read more ›
Who are they making these things for? Customer service is awful. They won't send anyone out on weekends, so you would have to take a day off work, and the one kid they DID… Read more ›
I was forced to call amazon to help reorder the stand for the tv. Amazon has great customer service, they called for me, but LG asked that I called, which i did. Even… Read more ›

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71 of 77 people found the following review helpful By Bill in Virginia on August 18, 2010
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The great picture and good viewing angles for an LCD/LED were the reasons I bought this for our living room. It did not disappoint with either picture quality or viewing angle. But the EXTREMELY reflective glass panel covering this beautiful TV made it virtually unwatchable even though it was angled away from the main window. The blacks were so black we could watch ourselves watching TV in the dark areas of the picture -- especially while watching movies, which tend to be darker than regular TV. Many of the plasmas I've seen in the stores are less reflective, which makes plasmas viable options if you think you can handle a glass panel. The TV has been returned and we're shopping for less reflective replacement.
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45 of 48 people found the following review helpful By RZ on August 5, 2010
I got mine from a local store on sale for a little under $1600. That was about three weeks ago. And since then my entire family just can't get enough of it.

Picture quality is just great - and that's expected. But what amazes me is all the extra functionality with what this TV is packed.

1. Video streaming with Netflix. (It also has VUDU, YouTube, Picasa - but I did not try VUDU yet, and YouTube and Picasa work just fine, but I do not need a huge display to view some low resolution videos from YouTube). So Netflix movies available to watch instantly look great. Even those that are not HD quality. I must say that I have FIOS internet connection, so that must be also a component for high quality videos, but as far as this set goes - it does a great job.

2. This TV has 2 hi-speed USB2.0 input jacks, and it recognizes not just flash drives, but also USB external hard drives - even with NTFS file format. I tried both - FAT32 and NTFS, and also external drives with additional power source and without it, - this TV recognizes them all. It can play your video files (and other media too) directly from external hard drive! And it supports multiple video formats, including Matroska H.264. It also supports external subtitles for AVI files. I did not test multiple subtitles formats, but SRT works great. It supports standard Latin letters languages and Korean. No other encodings though.

I want also to add a few words about design. I use a TV stand that it came with, and it allows TV to be turned both sides about 20 degree - just enough to get to the USB jacks or to additional audio or HDMI jacks that are placed on a left side. The main ones are located on the back panel - which is also pretty easy to reach thanks to that rotating feature of a stand. The rotation is very smooth and requires no force at all.

I can't be more pleased with it.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By L. Sims on September 29, 2010
Other reviewers have covered the technical stuff, so I'm going to keep it short and sweet.
Pros: Outstanding picture quality in all modes, easy to use.
Cons: Some screen glare, widgets not very useful.

I've been very happy with the various presets and keep it in one of the THX modes most of the time.
To give you some perspective, I've been in the video production business my entire career (30+ years)and the picture watching through my HD cable box is crystal clear. I've watched 1 Blu-Ray movie and was very impressed. I've watched football and there were zero artifacts during fast motion. The screen is a large piece of glass so there will be some glare, as is true with any polished surface. There is only slight flashlighting I've noticed when changing inputs but never during any programming, including really dark night scenes from the Blu-Ray.

The audio is as good as the 32" standard TV this replaced. There are different modes and settings, but it is not going to sound like a 500 watt system. Keep your expectations realistic.

The widgets as of this review include weather, finance, a few games and others ... too many to list but as far as I'm concerned, they don't add much value. There are NetFlix apps like VUDU and YouTube which work very well. These are worth paying some extra. When I hooked up the Internet through an ethernet LAN cable, it automatically checked for updates...pretty cool.

Aesthetically, the set is good looking and construction seems solid. All the inputs are located in one place on the back panel ... no front or side inputs. There are cable guides so you can semi-hide the wiring. This works pretty well.

In summary, I'm very happy with the picture quality, which is why I got this model. If you don't see any updates to this review, nothing has changed with further use.
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85 of 98 people found the following review helpful By Wallace Guy on August 5, 2010
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The picture is beautiful. The frameless glass frame is magnificent. The speakers are so-so.

We went to Best Buy to physically look at TV's, intending to buy a 42". Two things became clear. The best imaging technology (e.g., high contrast ratio, etc.) doesn't really kick in until the 47" models. I guess there isn't a big market for high quality / small size TV's. The other was the fameless frame on this model. Every other TV in the store, bigger and smaller, had a raised frame that surrounds (and protects) the glass front. The LG 478500 does not ... there is a single piece of glass that runs all the way to the edge. The glass just changes to black in color in a thin region around the edge. It looks more like a painting than a TV. My wife spontaneously yells out "that's magnificent!" and I understood my TV just got more expensive.

We bought the TV from amazon with enhanced delivery. I wasn't there to observe, but my wife said they looked like they had never set up a TV in their life. At one point they wanted to lay it on it's front, but with the absence of a raised frame, that would most likely scratch the glass. They did get the TV in it's stand and sitting on the table, but not "set up" in any electronic sense.

We bought an LG BD590 250GB Blu-Ray player to go with it. I had read about various incompatibility issues related to various versions of HDMI or different manufacturers' implementations. Given that the BD590 was among the top reviewed players, it seemed a safe bet. That's the only source I have tried so far. At the time of this review, we've watched Avatar and Cars. I also watched a Hero DVD to check the up-sampling.

The picture is stellar.
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