LG LED-based LCD: Hot with 2D, ho-hum with 3D
Loads of features, a nearly all-picture design and excellent overall 2D performance characterize the LG LX9500 series LED-based LCD TV, but its 3D needs work.
We really liked the 3D compatibility. Unless you really want 3D or love the LX9500's thin frame, however, the less-expensive LE8500 is the better choice. Both offer nearly identical 2D picture quality--with a couple of caveats, it's among the best you can get this year from an LCD--that benefits from deep black levels, highly accurate color and better-than-expected off-angle fidelity. Unfortunately LG seems to have rushed with the 3D portion of the LX9500, saddling it with a washed-out picture that's as lackluster as the 2D one is punchy, and no way to adjust it. With two-dimensional material, on the other hand, the stylish, well-featured LG LX9500 series is one of the most impressive LED-based LCDs we've tested this year., so it's little surprise we also like the company's LX9500, reviewed here, which is basically the same TV plus