LG 55LA860W

The Good Warm cinematic colours; Good passive 3D support; Beefy audio quality; Attractive smart TV system.

The Bad Black levels could be deeper; Some noise on HD pictures; Voice search and motion gesture support isn't great; Needs support for more catch-up TV services.

The Bottom Line The 55LA860 is a very strong TV from LG, but it's lacking a smidgeon of finesse in the picture department to make it a really great one. It could also do with a few extra catch-up TV apps. Nevertheless, its pictures across both 2D and 3D are for the most part very engaging, its design is gorgeous and it booms out some robust sound.

Editors' Rating
8.3 Overall

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Review

LG 55LA860W

The LG 55LA860W sits just below the LA960 in LG's 2013 TV line-up, making it the second-highest specified TV in LG's range of Full HD LED models.

It's fairly pricey for a 55-inch TV at £1,800, but the hefty outlay buys you a pretty impressive lineup of features, including a built-in camera, voice search functionality, an attractive smart TV system, local dimming support and LG's motion-sensitive remote control.

User interface and TV guide

LG has made only some minor tweaks to its smart TV system this year -- it's still based around the Home Dashboard, which shows several panels for different types of content, including smart TV apps, streaming 3D videos and games.

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