LG 47LW550T Review

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The LG 47LW550T is a 3D ready HD LED TV which has won critical acclaim thanks to its forward-thinking functionality and wealth of features that will become increasingly useful as time goes on.

At the time of writing this review this LG telly has won numerous awards including Home Cinema Choice and Which magazines Best Buy Awards.

47 inch Display ready for hanging

It has a 47 inch displays which is edge lit using LEDs to deliver superior contrast ratios and plasma-matching performance using a top quality LCD panel.

The whole of the LG 47LW550T is finished in black but it looks a little more interesting than some of its rivals thanks to a slight blue tinge which has been added to augment the already impressive style.

Using edge lit LEDs means that it is as slim and light as its comparable rivals and so if you choose to mount it on a wall or leave it free standing on its base it will look great.

Top Notch 3D playback- One of the best in its class

Now before looking at any other feature of the LG 47LW550T it is important to talk about the 3D capabilities.

It can handle 2D content at full HD 1080p and also has a built in Freeview HD tuner for instant high-def gratification at no extra cost.

However, where it really shines is in its passive polarising 3D playback capabilities.
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There are active TVs out there from rivals like Samsung, but these require expensive active shutter glasses for each viewer.

By choosing a passive 3D display technique the LG 47LW550T can be viewed using inexpensive plastic specs so that more people can enjoy the action without upping your initial outlay.
LG supply 7 pairs of cinema style glasses as standard.

The one downside of passive 3D is that the resolution of the image is effectively halved, so full HD 3D playback is not possible.

Of course in practice most people will not be able to make out much difference and the resolution during 3D playback is still crisp and clear, with no indication of ghosting or image cross-talk that can be found on budget 3D displays.

Smart TV ready to go

The LG 47LW550 has much more than 3D up its sleeve, because this is one of a new generation of smart TVs.

If you have a broadband connection and can get an Ethernet cable hooked up to it you can start streaming media from your home network, watching videos online and even downloading and installing apps onto your TV to expand its functions further.

You can purchase a separate Wi-Fi dongle to get the job done if you cannot get a wired connection.

LG 47LW550T Key features

  • 47 inch Full HD Panel
  • 1920 × 1080 resolution
  • 8,000,000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • 600 Hz Motion Clarity Index
  • High Def Freeview Tuner
  • Infinite 3D Surround
  • 10w × 2 speakers
  • Smart TV
  • App Store
  • Net Cast
  • 3D – YES
  • Wireless LAN Support – Dongle Not Included
  • USB – 2
  • HDMI – 4 Ports
  • Scart – YES 1

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Final Thoughts

A quartet of HDMI inputs, twin USB ports and a swathe of other connections on the side and rear of the LG 47LW550T mean that you will rarely be stuck for things to do or see when you turn it on.

Even if you do not have any 3D equipment and use the LG 47LW550T solely to watch 2D video in high definition the on screen images will look top of the class thanks to excellent processing power beneath the skin, making this easy to recommend.

As such the LG 47LW550T is a great investment for anyone who wants to start watching 3D movies, playing 3D games and viewing 3D TV broadcasts as soon as possible without paying through the nose.

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LG 47LX6900 3D LED TV Review

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The LG 47LX6900 is eye-catching even when it is not in action because its black frame with dark blue accenting and large 47-inch display size means that it is impossible to ignore.

Once it is fired up you will be able to enjoy 3D content from satellite broadcasts and compatible 3D Blu Rays or games thanks to its active 3D technology.
Like all current generation 3D TVs, you will need to wear glasses to unscramble the otherwise blurred onscreen images and it will also behave like a perfectly normal HDTV when not in 3D mode.
You can still enjoy HD and SD content as you would with any other high-end model.

Full HD edge-lit panel will look great on any wall

The LG 47LX6900 supports 1080p playback, which makes it a full HD display.
It also uses edge-lit LED backlighting which has the common effect of allowing it to be very thin and much better for wall hanging than most of its precursors.

LED backlighting is also greener than alternatives, so you can enjoy the latest 3D effects with a clear conscience.

The LG 47LX6900 supports 200Hz refresh rate for enhanced picture quality

It has a 200Hz refresh rate to keep pace with any frenetic onscreen action in films and sports and the LED technology will adapt the brightness of certain areas to compensate for when the image darkens in that particular portion.
If you do not like this feature it can be turned off and this is just one of the many adjustable options with which you are provided to tailor the viewing experience to your exacting standards.

3D Active Shutter specs sold separately

Because 3D is the major selling point of the LG 47LX6900, it is sensible to cover this in depth.
You will need to don a pair of active shutter specs, sold separately, to watch 3D content.

You will also need to invest in a subscription to a 3D satellite service or stick on a 3D Blu Ray in a compatible 3D Blu Ray player.
The PlayStation 3 games console now supports 3D gaming and the LG 47LX6900 can handle this too, although as with all 3D TVs, you will need to supply each viewer with an additional pair of glasses if you want the whole family to enjoy the experience.

Plenty of connection ports plus get online with Netcast

When not in 3D mode the LG 47LX6900 is a very competent HD LED TV by any standards.
You can watch HD content from various sources due to the four HDMI inputs and you can even stream HD movies from a USB memory stick or your PC because of its DNLA certification and built-in Ethernet port.

If you have broadband, LG’s Netcast portal will be available, bringing services like You Tube straight to your TV without requiring any other device to get in the way of the experience.


The LG 47LX6900 is commendable for various aspects of the image quality. Contrast and colour are both first class, whilst brightness is another real positive, allowing it to stand out from its peers. Those who are willing to pay out a premium price for 3D compatibility will find the LG 47LX6900 a willing partner.

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LG 47LX9900 3D LED TV Review

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With the latest wave of TVs now erupting onto the market, the LG 47LX9900 is one of the latest models to be released and with built in Freeview and 3D ready, this entertainment system incorporates the latest features available.

LG, a supplier historically regarded in the industry as being more competitive in the budget end of the market, whilst retaining the economical price tag are now offering models with high-end features.

Full LED and still only 32mm thick

When purchasing a new TV, picture quality is one of the most important features and one which can be compromised somewhat by market demand for ever-slimmer models.

To be able to offer the ultimate in slim-line technology, many manufacturers use Edge LED backlighting. This allows a very thin TV as the backlights are located at the edge of the screen only. In direct contrast, full array LED backlighting sees the LED lights organised in small groups which can be dimmed or lit separately.
This is much more similar to plasma technology and allows separate parts of the screen to be dark or bright, in line with how the picture is intended to be seen.

With edge backlighting, the whole screen is backlit simultaneously meaning quality of picture is compromised as the sharpness in contrast is lacking. Why would anyone opt for a model with edge backlighting given the clear disadvantage you may ask? Until recently the downside of full array backlighting has been that the frame is bulkier due to the space needed.
However, with the LG 47LX9900, the designers have managed to combine cutting edge full array LED backlighting with a framework slim enough to match even the sleekest edge LED TV models.

The LG 47LX9900 includes 2 pairs of 3D glasses

With 3D the latest feature to have the industry buzzing, there is yet to be established an agreed standard for 3D playback. However, the LG 47LX9900 works well with those broadcasters currently using 3D technology.
Included in the price are 2 sets of active shutter 3D glasses which are rechargeable via USB. Reviewers have rated these glasses positively, describing a substantial feel without being heavy to wear.
However, the only drawback is there does not appear to be much space for spectacle-wearers to sport both pairs.
The angle of viewing is also crucial with viewing needed to be from an upright position (rather than lying on the sofa) in order for the technology to work properly.

Two remotes for easy access to your LED TV

Another innovative feature LG have conceived is the Magic Motion remote control.

The television comes with two remote controls, one being the usual type of remote with all controls accessible by buttons.
The second control is much smaller and on an initial glance, appears to only be able to work the channels, volume and power. However, on closer inspection, the controller also incorporates an ‘OK’ button which triggers an on-screen cursor.
This allows the user to access the remaining menus and also play games by movements of the hand. Reviewers have commented that the controls appear sensitive and accurate, which is always one of the concerns with this type of technology.


Overall, the LG 47LX9900 scores well on all fronts with superior picture quality in 2D and comparable quality in 3D. With various accessories included and attractively priced, this model is expected to become very popular.

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LG 47SL9000 LED TV Review

The LG 47SL9000 is one of the most technologically advanced HD TVs available on the market at the moment.

It offers a near-perfect marriage of form and function and if you can afford the premium that you will pay for the cutting edge technology then this LG LED TV should be a real consideration.

Slimline Panel for Easy Wall Mounting

The LG 47SL9000 has a 47 inch LCD screen and LG are world renowned for the quality of their technology.
What makes this particular TV special is that it is just under 3 centimetres thick. This is made possible because it utilises LED lighting technology, positioned around the edge of the screen.
This makes the LG 47SL9000 ideal for wall mounting as it will sit virtually flush to the surface of the wall.

Help Save the Planet with this LED TV

The LG 47SL9000’s LED technology also allows for energy saving operation because LEDs use far less energy than comparable lighting solutions used in HD TVs in the past.
LG claim that the LG 47SL9000 uses just 40% of the energy of other LCD TVs and there is even a dedicated button on the remote to access the energy saving mode.
LG also claim that this will actively help you to save money on your electricity bill.

The LG 47SL9000 also features a sensor which will automatically adjust the settings of the TV to cope with changing light levels within the room, though this is by no means a unique capability.
If you do want to save energy you will have to sacrifice brightness and other image enhancements and for many this will not be something to give up with any haste.

Latest in Borderless Design

The LG 47SL9000 incorporates a borderless design, which means that when the TV is off the screen and the edge will be indistinguishable. This makes the LG 47SL9000 look like a piece of modern art when mounted on a wall.
Overall whether you wall mount or use a stand the LG 47SL9000 is undeniable one of the best looking HD TVs out there.

Full HD 1080p LED Backlighting for the Best Blacks

The quality of the image produced on the LG 47SL9000 is also what you would expect from such a high end product.
It supports Full HD 1080p so you will get the most out of HD TV broadcasts, HD video games and Blu Ray movies.
There is also an impressive 3 million to one contrast ratio which allows deep dark blacks and bright whites to shine out of the screen.

Bluetooth plus USB DivX Connectivity

The LG 47SL9000 also boasts a whole range of connectivity. As you might expect there are 4 HDMI inputs for all of your high definition sources.
There is also a USB port which can allow you to watch downloaded DivX videos as well as view pictures and listen to music from a USB storage device.

The most impressive function is the Bluetooth connectivity which the LG 47SL9000 offers. If you have a Bluetooth mobile phone you can upload pictures to view on the screen.
The best function which Bluetooth connectivity makes available is the wireless headset compatibility. This will allow you to watch and listen to the LG 47SL9000 without disturbing others if you have a Bluetooth compatible wireless headset.

Final Thoughts

To conclude, the LG 47SL9000 offers real competition to the Samsung LED TVs which came out earlier this year.
Though it has none of the networking capabilities of Samsung’s products, it performs well in virtually every area available and doesn’t have the potentially damaging ‘touch of colour’ design that put many off Samsung’s LED sets.

The 47SL9000 model is supplied to some retailers as the 47SL9500 LED TV.
If you are shopping at Dixons, Currys or PC World the 47SL9500 model in their showrooms or online is the same as the 47SL9000 LED TV in this review. There may be some a slight cosmetic difference in the televisions but they have exactly the same specification.

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