I took a lot of time to find what I considered the perfect TV monitor. My needs were quite specific; I needed a new PC monitor that was gaming capable that also had great colour representation. In addition a digital TV tuner (freeview HD would have been ideal, but I had to compromise somewhere) was a necessity. Finally it needed to comfortably play PS3. I was very close to getting a similar sized Samsung with a digital tuner but came accross this and with a few good write ups on forums, and on here, decided to go ahead and buy it. The opportunity to try 3D for the first time in both a home TV and for gaming was an exciting prospect that probably swung it for me.
Visually it looks great, glossy black finish and a sleek design as is customary with most LGs. No complaints there.
Picture quality is excellent, the LED backlight gives great contrast levels and colour representation. The graphics themselves for PS3 (via HDMI 1.4) were also very well represented especially on the 1080p games, they look great. Unfortunately the monitor suffers from a bit of input lag (I haven't got an exact measurement) which was initially very frustrating, and continues to be, although I have got used to it somewhat. I think there's very little that can be done to rectify this (please let me know if there is!) so if you're serious about your console games, maybe give it a miss, but for the casual gamer its absolutely fine. PC gaming is much better strangely, only the slightest hint of lag in 'PC mode' (yes I have tried doing the console in PC mode, no difference and worse picture quality). As with the PS3, picture quality, colour and contrast on PC is superb.
I was most surprised about the 3D, its fantastic! I had heard that you get barely any 3D effect on small screens but that is simply not true. You wouldn't want to watch it from as close as you'd use it as a computer monitor, but from a bit further away you get real depth and great pop out effects. Its passive as well so no big expensive, hedache inducing glasses, just the ones you get from the cinema, very cheap if you want more pairs (one pair and one pair of clip ons included). Can't wait to see Avatar 3D Blu-ray when panasonics exclusivity on the damn thing runs out in February 2012! The 2D to 3D upscaling is slightly gimmicky as you might expect, not really enhancing your viewing at all but I suppose its a nice feature to have.
It would be absolutely fine to use this just as TV as the picture quality for free to air is perfectly acceptable. The let down as I'm sure you can understand from a set that is barely an inch deep, is the sound. No bass really, just an expected tinny sound. Personally it doesn't worry me. I hooked it up to 5.1 surround sound via the optical out. You could also run 2.1 speakers through the headphone jack no problem at all if sound concerns you at all. As I say I did expect this so its not a negative point for me though it may be for some people.
Its just the input lag that lets down for me, apart from that its a great set with very nice 3D and stunning colour. 4/5
EDIT: I've had a bit more time with the TV/Monitor since I wrote this review. I barely notice any lag any more, maybe its due to my continual tweaking or just the fact I've gotten used to it. This was the only thing holding it back from me giving it 5 stars, for me it is no longer a problem and I absolutely love it. The serious console gamer may want to check it over, or preview it somewhere but for me its now 5/5