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.
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.
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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Quantum dots are the present and future of TVs
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Tomorrow's TVs will disappear when not in use
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CNET Asks: Which one of these dream TVs would you love to have in your living room?
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LG Display throws down concept 88-inch 8K OLED TV at CES
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Samsung's The Wall makes massive, 146-inch modular TV a reality
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LG Display's crazy 65-inch OLED TV can roll up like a poster
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Nvidia's first-ever TV is really just a big-ass gaming monitor
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LG OLED TVs don't mess with success in 2018
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Hisense wants your attention and it's using laser TV to get it
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Here's everything LG announced at CES
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At CES, Sony's 2018 A8F OLED TVs still promise peak picture
The companion to Sony's superb 2017 OLED-based TV is very similar, and that's a good thing.