CNET First Look
This LG's great design masks problematic picture qualityWhile it's got supermodel looks and pricing to match, the LG LM9600 is unfortunately only an amateur performer.
Hi. I'm Ty Pendlebury from cnet.com. And this is a review of the LG LM9600. Four years ago, LG made a really big deal about its new series called Scarlet. Well, many people assumed it was a TV show, it turned out to be simply a TV with a great big hole in it. Well, LG quickly abandoned the campaign and the hall, it was from this early experiment and design that we now have what I think is the best looking TV on the market. It's a pity it's not as good at anything else. The LG features a stunningly thin 5 millimeter bezel which in imperial is approximately .000003 miles and it's got this smart black bottom as well. The TV may not be hooked up as on as many features as the competitive Samsung ES8000 TV but it still features a much better controller. The new Magic Motion remote which works so much better than waving frantically about. Other features include Smart TV, Passive 3D and a new Jewel Play feature which lets 2 people play games on 1 TV without cheating. This LCD TV features LED local dimming which means it's capable of better blacks than most LCDs but compared to another TV that's a $1000 cheaper, the Sony-HX850, the TV isn't able to deliver a picture that's anywhere near as natural. Black levels are nowhere near where we expect them to be for flagship television and shadow detail is very muddy. And if you're about to turn it on and to get it back type person, you'll find that the TV's natural tone make everyone look like they got sunburn. The problem is while this TV looks good, it simply too expensive and I simply can't recommend it. If it was half the price even of $3,500, it would still be up against the Panasonic ST-50 which I recommend you just go out and but it today. I'm Ty Pendlebury and this has been the LG LM9600.