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LG Infinia 55LW6500 55-Inch Cinema 3D 1080p 240 Hz LED-LCD HDTV with Smart TV and Four Pairs of 3D Glasses (2011 Model)
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- Enjoy amazing depth along with smoother, crisper images, and a clear picture from virtually any angle with lighter weight, less expensive and more comfortable glasses with LG's Cinema 3D (Included: Four Pairs of 3D Glasses)
- Smart TV allows you to access limitless content, thousands of movies, customizable apps, videos and the best of the web all organized in a simple to use interface
- See sports, video games and high-speed action with virtually no motion blur and in crystal clarity with LG's TruMotion 240Hz technology
- LG's LED Plus technology provides even greater control of brightness through local dimming technology to deliver better contrast, amazing clarity and color detail,
- Full HD 1080p gives it superior picture quality over standard HDTV. You'll see details and colors like never before.
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- Brand Name: LG Electronics
- Model Number: 55LW6500
- Display Technology: led-lit
- Display Size: 55 inches
- Image Aspect Ratio: 16:09
If you enjoy the depth, realism and entertainment of 3D at the theater, you'll love having it at home with LG Cinema 3D on the LW6500 TV. And it's not just 3D. It's crisp 3D on a brilliant LED Plus display. On top of that, it's locked and loaded with virtually limitless entertainment capabilities of LG Smart TV. Staying in has never looked better. This is what home entertainment is all about. ENERGY STAR Qualified. Voltage, Hz : 100V ~ 220V, 50/60Hz, Consumption (Max.) : 175W, Consumption (Average) : 159W, Standby Mode : <0.1W. Stands & Mounts: Tabletop,Swivel feature 400x400mm flat panel mount interface
3D Technology Checklist
This product is 3D-related. To help you get a great 3D experience, use the checklist below to ensure you have everything you need. 3D viewing requires:
|A Display |
First, you'll need a 3D-ready display--whether it's a 3D HDTV, 3D projector, or 3D computer monitor. These displays have more processing power than standard 2D models for displaying 3D images in rapid succession.
|A Source |
Your display may be ready for 3D playback, but you'll still need a device to read 3D content. This can be a cable box with a subscription to a 3D channel, a 3D Blu-ray Disc player, or a PlayStation 3 system.
|3D Content |
3D content--the actual entertainment, in other words--will be played back using the source mentioned above, whether it's a 3D broadcast from your cable provider, a 3D Blu-ray Disc, or a 3D video game.
|3D Glasses |
For now, the vast majority of 3D HDTVs require glasses for 3D viewing. Many use powered "active shutter" glasses, others polarized "passive" glasses. You'll need one pair per viewer, and they'll have to be compatible with your display, whether they're the same brand, or a pair of "universal" glasses designed to work across brands.
|HDMI Cable |
To connect your source (such as a 3D Blu-ray Disc player) to your display, you'll need a high-speed HDMI cable. Cables with this designation feature bandwidth speeds up to 10.2 Gbps (gigabits per second), for carrying the 3D signal without any loss of quality.
If you want to get more information about 3D, shop our 3D products, watch videos, or interact with other customers, we invite you to visit 3D 101, our customer center about everything 3D.
Internet-ready TVs use your broadband connection to deliver dynamic content, whether it's streaming video from Netflix, new music from Pandora, or a quick glance at today's weather forecast.
Although there is overlap, each manufacturer offers a unique bundle of free or paid services, including streaming video and music, social networking apps, online photo galleries, news and financial updates, weather info, sports scores, and a variety of other smartphone-like applications.
Manufacturers continue to add new content to their offerings, keeping customers current through firmware updates, and making a bit of research a prudent step in your buying decision.
Learn more about Internet TVs, how they work, what services are offered by different manufacturers, and exactly what you'll need to get started at our Internet TV 101 customer center.
LW6500 3D 1080P LED TV
If you want the depth, realism and entertainment of 3D at the theater, you'll love having it at home with LG Cinema 3D on the LW6500 TV. And it's not just 3D. It's crisp 3D on a brilliant LED Plus display. On top of that, it's locked and loaded with the virtually limitless entertainment capabilities of LG Smart TV; staying in has never been better. This is what home entertainment is all about.
LG's NEXT GENERATION 3D TECHNOLOGY
Want 3D like you get it in the movie theater? Lightweight glasses, cool 3D effects and a great picture experience? LG's Cinema 3D TV can bring it right into your home. Enjoy easy to use & share 3D glasses, superior picture quality and amazing 3D effects - that's what you get with an LG Cinema 3D experience powered by LG's Film Patterned Retarder (FPR) technology.**
EASY TO LOVE. EASY TO SHARE
Our 3D glasses are just like the ones you get at the movie theater, so there are no batteries required and they don't need recharging. Plus, because LG Cinema 3D glasses are so inexpensive, you can outfit your family and friends for a fraction of the cost of other 3D technologies so no one has to miss out on the 3D experience.
UNLIMITED 3D CONTENT
3D isn't just for the newest releases anymore. LG's 2D-to-3D conversion feature can turn everything from cinema classics to sports to your TV favorites into larger-than-life 3D. It's in with the old and in with the new.
EASY ACCESS TO LIMITLESS ENTERTAINMENT WITH LG SMART TV
Enjoy the easiest access to limitless entertainment like streaming movies, live sports, custom apps, games, and web browsing right on your TV.
Disclaimer: Internet connection & some subscriptions required and sold separately.
PREPARE TO BE DAZZLED.
Want deeper blacks and richer colors? LG's LED Plus technology provides even greater control of brightness through local dimming technology to deliver better contrast, amazing clarity and color detail, as well as greater energy efficiency compared to conventional LCD TVs.
UNBLUR THE ACTION.
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.
CUT LOOSE WHEN YOU'RE
Getting your LG TV connected to NetCast Entertainment Access and other online content is easy when you are WiFi Ready. If you have existing wireless broadband, setting it up is simple and you don't need to worry about messy wires.
DOUBLE THE DETAIL.
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.
MAKE DIGITAL DEVICES COMPATIBLE.
To build a digital network, you need digital devices. That's obvious. But unless those devices are compatible, it won't be much of a network. DLNA Certified devices work together.
SAVE MORE THAN ENERGY.
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% less energy than standard units.
FIND THE PERFECT PICTURE.
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.
VIEW IT IN THE RIGHT LIGHT.
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.
WISE AND NOT WASTEFUL.
With our Smart Energy Saving Features, you can conserve money and energy.
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 daytime and nighttime viewing. Settings are added to preset modes for easy access from your LG remote.
^ Wireless Internet connection & certain subscriptions required and sold separately. The Magic Motion Remote does not come equipped wtih all LG Smart TV enabled TVs and a separate purchase may be required. The Hulu Plus service is projected to be available via a firmware update in June 2011. The LG web browser does not support Flash 10 or HTML 5, therefore, access to certain web content may be limited or unavailable.
** For a small percentage of the population, the viewing of stereoscopic 3D video technology may cause discomfort such as headaches, dizziness or nausea. If you experience any symptoms, discontinue using the 3D functionality and contact your health care provider.
*** Based on MSRP of Samsung glasses model SSG-3100GB as of 5/27/11.
LG 2011 LED/LCD Feature Comparison
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Top Customer Reviews
Bought this TV because of its glowing reviews and it did deliver, as expected.
Picture Quality: Above Average -> Great. It's on par with Sharp's and Vizio's best models. Edge LED lighting leaves a little bit to be desired in terms of artifacts and black/white levels, but I'd be surprised if its noticed by the average viewer. It's does light and colors really well. Local dimming and tru-motion makes movie and TV watching an absolute blast.
Sound: This TV surprising packs some wallop behind its audio. Definitely not surround sound material, but on par with basic soundbars. I was impressed to say the least -- quite possibly one of the best out-of-the-box audio for thin LED TV's.
Passive 3d: The bonafide specialty of this set. LG does not lie when they say they do the best 3d around -- it really is exceptional, even with just using its 2d-3d feature. This can make even Netflix streaming pop out of your screen. And did I mention it can make YouTube videos look absolutely phenomenal? If you're after 3d, I doubt you can get much better than this set for the cost in the foreseeable future.
Gaming: It's fatal flaw. Keep in mind it does have a game mode, and if you turn every feature off, you can get between 20-50ms input lag. While this is acceptable, perhaps even barely noticeable for most casual games such as RPG's, Adventures, etc, it borders between tolerable and annoying for fighting and FPS games where player input timing is more strict. Sadly, I'm the latter type of gaming fan. LG continually patches their TV's though, so if it can get closer to 5ms I'll be perfectly content -- I'll even update this review. But for right now, it leaves much to be desired. The lag is not enough that warrants a return.. at least yet.
Features: Perhaps one of the more feature-rich TV's out there. It comes with the usual suspects like Netflix, Hulu, social media but it also introduces LG apps -- an appstore for your TV. It's kinda gimmicky at the moment, but I can see this being the trend for future TV's. It also has its own self-calibration tool, which is a nice free way to correctly calibrate your TV. Expert picture modes allow you to have access to even MORE picture options, right down to modifying individual color levels. Too bad there's only two expert picture slots though.
Usability/Other items: As feature-rich as this TV is, I hate how it does not have a QWERTY remote control. It makes it extremely hard to search on YouTube or type status messages on Twitter. Moreover, the magic motion controller is a slight help at best, terribly useless at worst -- it's hard to aim the cursor on the right inputs if the buttons are too close together to begin with anyway. The options the TV gives you far outweighs this negative though. Getting 4 free glasses makes this a true out-of-the-box 3DTV too.
Final Score: 3.5/5, rounded down to 3. I would gladly give up some of this TV's features to reduce input lag further, but the TV itself performs very well. If you're in the market for 3d, you really cannot go wrong with this set -- I firmly believe passive 3d will be the trend for future 3d sets. Otherwise, it performs the same/on par with sets in the same price range.
I'll be stress-testing out the TV for the remainder of my 30 day return period, and will update this review with any news.
The drawbacks aren't very many and they're not too much of a game-changer. One, there are no audio outputs from the tv other than an optical output. If you have a legacy sound system that doesn't have an optical input, it's not the end of the world. For an extra ~$25 or so you can get a stereo adapter that transfers the optical signal to coax or composite RCA analog. $100 to get yourself one that'll do dolby surround (which I had to do). It was a bit off-putting, and I was tempted to just get a new home theater system, but it was necessary for me to get (and save a couple hundred more dollars) who has a ton of extra gaming and video devices that I use. It's easier to just run an audio out from the television to the home theater system and plug everything into the tv to not have to mess with too many settings. I think you'll find audio output sparsity with most newer sets anyway. Digital age is taking over, I suppose.
The 2D to 3D features on this set are, well, hilarious. I have to commend the programmers who designed this set as I'm sure trying to write code to fit every visual situation will have a few coding hiccups, and over all it is a great feature. With very well-defined images, i.e. a strong foreground, a background, a middle ground subject, the forcing of the 3d image from a 2d image works amazingly. It doesn't bring anything towards you, mind, but will definitely push the backgrounds back for a pretty believable and often stunning picture. But, there are times when the image on the screen gets kind of confused and makes an approximation. This happens particularly often with women's shirts with words on them. The face will seem to come forward too far, the neck will be pushed back, the chest... well, let's just use the word I used earlier: hilarious. Slightly exaggerated, yes perhaps, but makes you wonder if the people designing feature did it on purpose? Speculation, probably not true...dirty, dirty coders. It's something I noticed, and others may not, but I think it's worth mentioning. 90% positive on this feature of the set, I'll give it.
Navigation on the set is a little weird if you want to get through the menus. It's designed more for the magic remote (the apps, too) I've found, which is pretty much just like using a Wii remote if you're familiar with that. A traditionalist like myself tried using the regular remote which took a while trying to weed through the often clumped-together features. Plus, I'm all for the progress of technology and all, but calling 240hz TruMotion, or whatever they call it, would be easier to figure out for the laymen in the long run if you put an explanation bubble popup upon hovering over an item in the menus. Also, by not listing the 240hz feature leads to a bit more confusion as the settings on the frame refresh sensitivity go from 1 to 10. They assumed people don't know what a hertz is, I suppose. Figuring out trumotions 1 to 10, I had to guess what I was messing with on screen.
Turning off the 240hz feature might be desirable, too, if you are annoyed at fine letters "crawling" on your screen. There was a feature in there that turned down an edge-refining in the picture which would've solved that problem, I think. I found it once, but I have yet to find it again. Another menu issue.
If you're an avid gamer, like myself, you're going to want to turn off all the nice little features that come along with this set. There is about 1/5 of a second lag on the image with doodads engaged. Halo looked pretty awesome with the forced 3D and Trumotion turned on, but that 1/5 of a second is the difference between a headshot and betrayal(s). It was a very unfortunate game I played that day.
I got a chance to look at the previous model (55LW5500) to test the passive 3D features of the old with the features on this one(55LW6500). There was talk that they would improve the 3D resolution somehow as with passive 3d you're essentially taking a 1080 pixel image down to 540 for each eye. I read talk about improvements to this feature, and I think (comparing a couple days apart) the 3D image is improved. I wouldn't know how they improved it as from what I can tell, the polarizing film on the screen I would have thought was set in stone, and maybe some of my own psychological want for the system to be better is creeping into the review, but I think it's been improved. It's hard to tell without having an active shutter 3D system in front of me with the older and newer models, but I'm pleased with the image. If you want the 3D image without the hassle of the active shutter glasses (which I did), I think this is your set.
The picture is great, the colors are great, LED backlighting works well, lightweight set easy to mount on a wall, picture wizard gives you a pretty good approximation of what you would want for a picture. In a phrase, I'm pleased.
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