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Decent TV overall, but lack of LG support and broke too quickly.
on December 8, 2016
I originally purchased this TV in November 2010. After receiving a defective first one, I had it replaced a couple weeks later. And for a long time after that, I was very happy with this TV. Picture quality was good, colors were accurate (after calibration), etc. Only downside seemed to be a relatively reflective glass screen, which at times was pretty annoying (-0.5 points for that). That said, the TV did not hold up well over time. First, screen brightness dimmed after ~1.5 years (sooner than I would expect for what was, at the time, a high-end TV; though did not worsen much after that). Secondly, LG stopped supporting the TV's firmware and apps almost immediately. No new apps updates were made after 2011, and in 2015 the YouTube app stopped working (Google made a change and LG refused to update for it). I view this as a money-grab on LGs part, trying to force you to buy a new TV instead of supporting their products in a reasonable fashion. Lastly, this TV STOPPED WORKING November 2016. Both the picture and sound card stopped working (though the TV still powers on). While I generally replace electronics more quickly than this anyway, the fact that it only lasted 6 years is HORRIBLE for a TV. After taking it apart to diagnose, I've come to the conclusion (as other reviewers have noted with this particular model) that the main board is faulty.