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Like a window on a wall!,
This review is from: LG Electronics 60LB7100 60-Inch 1080p 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV (2014 Model) (Electronics)
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I am going to write an honest review on this LG without reading off of the box or rehashing all the info in the booklet for readers. If you have questions you can ask me I always answer the questions honestly and as soon as they appear in my inbox. I was sitting right in front of the TV when it first booted up and I was almost blinded. I felt like one of those comedians that grab his chest and say I am going towards the light. The boot up screen was completely bright white when it popped on. Then a little penguin walks you through the set up program that was one big cartoon. It was easy to follow and I didn't even have to look at the booklet to figure it out. But I am getting ahead of myself. Make sure you have some help right out of the box. To lift it out and apply the legs. If you look at the picture you will see that the legs are on the outside of the TV. This was the biggest problem the wife and I had was finding where to put this thing. We haven't had a new TV since we got married ten years ago so we could not find anything to put it on after we got it set up. It stayed on the floor for a week until we found something in our price range to set it on. The legs on the end of the TV gives it stability but means you have to literally buy a 60-inch TV stand if you do not mount it on the wall. The color was superb we had to do very little adjustment right out of the box. My wife hates the new style where the people on screen seem to be moving faster than normal called smooth motion, and we quickly found a way to turn this off. It gives you all the presets on dark or light for example a sports setting, vivid, standard, cinema, and game. I didn't think I was going to be able to check out the 3D function because I have no 3D movies or shows but when I booted up the Netflix I was excited to see a column added that was only 3D movies. We quickly checked it out. My kids new favorite thing to do is watch animal shows and documentaries with the 3D. I heard my youngest son laughing who is 7 and he commented to his sister that the bubbles were right in front of his face. The TV has a function that will turn on the 3D to normal shows but it is not as good as the shows that are made with 3D in mind. It comes with two glasses to wear. It was amazing! The TV comes with LG store, Netflix, Hulu, Vudu, Amazon, Youtube, Skype, Live TV, and Web already set up. All you need is accounts. The LG store went live and we were asked not to review it until this happened. The LG store lets you get movies, 3D or otherwise, and purchase/rent them to watch on the TV. Again if you have subscriptions to the above you just click them and watch. My game systems are amazing on this TV. I play a lot of retro games and it was neat seeing the squares and pixels. It is that clear. As with all my reviews if I find or discover problems I will immediately update my review. If you have questions send them my way and I will answer them with the best of my ability. One last note when it first came on it had a power save function that made the screen's light dim, which I didn't like so I turned that function off. I am absolutely loving this TV and can't wait to watch movies on this monster. There is no need to go to the theaters anymore because it is on my wall!
UPDATE: I was waiting to make sure on this update, but after reading others reviews one of the biggest problems I see popping up the most is horrible wi fi connection. Stay with me on this. It will take awhile to discuss. I discovered why wifi is iffy on certain things only after getting a PS4. My current router wouldn't let me hook up with certain people to play online because of a strict LAN or WAP (I think that is what it is called). After many calls they told me that my router was old and needed to be updated for newer products. I suspected that this was why I had trouble hooking up to netflix on this LG. I bidded my time and after finally being able to get a new router I hooked it up to try on this set. I was able to play the games I previously couldn't play on my PS4 so I quickly switched to my TV and put on Netflix. In the past my movies would load fuzzy and usually stop at 25%. With a new router it loaded up crystal clear and hardly buffered. So long story short if you experience wifi problems you should first try other routers that are new before giving negative feedback. I have experienced no problems with this TV especially since I upgraded my router. The sound was so clear we were watching a movie the other night and my wife turns to me and says that the sound was so perfect you could hear the guys lips smacking together as he talked. I would certainly recommend this set to others. Friends that have watched movies with me are amazed at the clearness of the picture and sound.
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Initial post: May 19, 2014 12:37:20 PM PDT
Very interesting review. I can actually understand all of it versus some reviews that are overly technical as I am not that knowledgeable about the technical aspects, other that telling me to do this and that and set it at a particular setting! Was seriously intending to purchase the predecessor to this passive 3d TV by LG (60LA7400) as it had great reviews overall by many reviewers and this one seems to be of lessor quality so now unsure of what to do. Seem to be a lot more negatives on this set so I guess I will wait and see if it improves before I put out the money.
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