LG announces its range of Cinema Screens, which feature 5mm thin bezels and a wealth of features including passive 3D and an upgraded smart remote.
LAS VEGAS--Apart from the Swiss Army knife that is LG's new Magic Motion remote, 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 the LM9600 and LM8600, 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 Dual Play, 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:
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