LAS VEGAS--Apart from the Swiss Army knife that is LG's new, the company's next best trick is its thin-bezelled range of televisions under the banner Cinema Screen.
The LED-based TVs all offer bezels under 5mm in width. There's a war on, it's no longer whose TV is biggest, but who can get their frames thinnest for that nearly all-picture look. Samsung fired the first salvo last year and we loved it, giving the
Although Cinema Screen is found on theand , the LM7600 and the LM6700 detailed here will be less expensive and likely more popular. Look at that LM6700 above: pretty isn't it? Finally, LG has released TVs with design worthy of its ambition to be the world's number one.
These two series of TVs offer a mix of features that land them the upper middle of the LG 2012 TV lineup: Cinema 3D (aka passive 3D) is there along with , improved better 2D-to-3D conversion and a 3D depth control with 20 steps. New for 2012, LG includes six pairs of passive 3D glasses.
The TVs also glean the new step-down, 3-mode Magic Motion which misses out on voice control found on the upper-crust models. An upgraded Smart TV package has Netflix, Hulu Plus, VUDU and a new 3D Zone. The onboard web browser is designed to offer an enhanced Web browsing experience with support for HTML 5 and Flash. Like many of this year's TVs the new models include onboard wi-fi.
Both ranges come in 47-inch and 55-inch, and we await word from LG as to the differentiating factors between the two: likely motion compensation (120Hz vs. 240Hz). We asked about whether these sets preserved the matte screen and local dimming we liked on the 2011
LG LM7600 and LM6700 features:
- edge-lit LED-based LCD TV
- Cinema Design with 5mm bezel
- Passive Cinema 3D with Dual Play
- 3-mode Magic Motion remote
- Onboard wi-fi
- Smart TV
LG LM7600 series models:
- LG 47LM7600 47-inch, available Feb/March, $TBD
- LG 55LM7600 55-inch, available Feb/March, $TBD
LG LM6700 series models:
- LG 47LM6700 47-inch, available Feb/March, $TBD
- LG 55LM6700 55-inch, available Feb/March, $TBD