176 of 177 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Low Cost 3D
I have owned this television for about 2 weeks now. It is a nice looking TV and is very thin. The screen has a bezel around it which is not quite as nice as some LG TV's which are like one sheet of glass. It is still very sleek though.
This TV uses Passive 3D - or Cinema 3D as LG are calling it and this set comes with 7 pairs of passive 3D glasses- exactly the...
Published 23 months ago by Lisa
31 of 41 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good HD & 3D but thats all!
Got a great deal on this tv with a Blu ray player (not from Amazon although the tv is cheaper here on its own). Spent hours re-arranging my sitting room to accommodate it and was really impressed with it at first and then I started to notice things that are really bugging me.
Firstly it has a serious lag problem when playing xbox 360 etc, which results in...
Published 18 months ago by Xmatlow
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176 of 177 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Low Cost 3D,
This review is from: LG 42LW450U 42-inch Widescreen Cinema Full HD 1080p 3D 100Hz LED TV with Freeview (Electronics)I have owned this television for about 2 weeks now. It is a nice looking TV and is very thin. The screen has a bezel around it which is not quite as nice as some LG TV's which are like one sheet of glass. It is still very sleek though.
This TV uses Passive 3D - or Cinema 3D as LG are calling it and this set comes with 7 pairs of passive 3D glasses- exactly the same type you get at the cinema. The passive glasses are more comfortable and a lot cheaper to replace than the active shutter glasses that you need for some 3D televisions.
This TV does have a usb port for viewing films and photos and listening to music but it does not have internet connectivity.
I have seen various debates on the internet over whether passive 3D is as good as active 3D. I'm no expert, but having owned this TV for a couple of weeks and having watched various Sky 3D content and several 3D films I cannot see any problems with the 3D at all. You do need to be watching it from the same height as your head- or on a bracket that angles the TV down, as if you are looking up or down by a couple of feet on the 3D picture it starts to distort slightly and you can see the lines on the screen. Other than that I have had absolutely no issues with crosstalk, ghosting or any of the other problems you see sometimes with 3D.
I have mine on a stand and it it is roughly head height when sat on my couch or a chair. The kids have watched it lying down and not seen much difference. I have only seen an issue when standing up or close up to the screen- about a metre and this was only when trying to find out at what point there might be a problem. I don't know about you, but I don't normally tend to watch TV whilst standing up or stick my face right up to it!
There is much debate over 'Full HD 3D' and claims that passive 3D TV's like this don't show full HD 3D, just half the resolution. To be perfectly honest it's not that I don't believe the science behind it that proves this, who am I to disagree with the experts - but I honestly cannot see the difference. Nor can any of my family or friends who have watched the TV with me. The picture, in 3D or otherwise is spectacular and the sound is fine. The 2D picture is also great on HD or standard definition and you can convert 2D to 3D with good results although I don't tend to bother.
There are plenty of settings on the TV to adjust the picture and Trumotion settings. I set mine to the preset 'Cinema' which works well for me.
The TV has 3 HDMI in connections so I can have the Sky box, Xbox and Bluray player set up. I have also played 3D content from an external hard drive via the usb port and this worked perfectly.
For the cost this is an excellent TV, particularly good for families because of the number of glasses with the set and also how cheap they are to replace (£1 at my local cinema per pair). If you are looking to update your TV but are unsure about 3D I would say this is a great choice for an all round TV that has 3D capabilities.
48 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING!,
This review is from: LG 42LW450U 42-inch Widescreen Cinema Full HD 1080p 3D 100Hz LED TV with Freeview (Electronics)I'm reviewing this without owning - but my father does. I've been umm-ing and ahh-ing about active vs passive for a year now, and having seen them both at work i have to say its a no-brainer. A friend of mine had to have a 3DTV and with very little research, he went and bought a Samsung active, which was very nice for me as I got to go and roadtest it for free. Aside from the glasses being clunky and a bit over-complicated (are these on or off?) the 3D image showed a little depth but nothing like you see at the flix. Not so with the LG, this had depth, and in ya face screen-popping.
As someone else said, the impression we're given is that passive displays are half-resolution, but to me it was HD.
And the picture in general, without 3D was quite possibly the best i've seen on any tv.
If you just want a fantastic HD TV, i'd buy this. If you want a fantastic HD 3DTV, i'd buy this. Infact, i am buying this as soon as i get a few quid!
20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME! Just AWESOME!!,
This review is from: LG 42LW450U 42-inch Widescreen Cinema Full HD 1080p 3D 100Hz LED TV with Freeview (Electronics)Ive gotta say i was really unsure about 3D TV's in household environment, especially the Active Shutter ones. When the Passive 3D sets from LG were announced i thought it was a good idea but i was really unsure as to the overall quality the consumer would be getting for the price.
LG TV's have been getting really good in terms of price for quality in recent years, the 42LH3000 which i previously owned before this TV i thought the quality was outstanding! - In all areas, after viewing this TV - it kicks the crap out of the LH3000!
2D amazing!!! the quality of the picture from HD content is outstanding, even with the 100hz motion its amazing quality. The colours are fantastic and the picture is incredibly sharp.
Now for the 3D - its brilliant i mean truly outstanding quality in a lot of ways i would agree with people that it is better than the cinema experience the only downfall of it that i have found is that watching it from high angles it doesn't work as well. The next thing i will try is gaming on the TV especially with the 3D turned on.
The TV does support the method of converting regular 2D sources to 3D - i watched some Star Wars in 3D and it did do a good job. Its a good feature but not always effective.
I wasn't greatly impressed at first but after some minor tweaks in the settings it is better than it was - i will recommend that you turn on the surround sound setting thingy in the menu makes it much better.
Energy Saving Feature
TURN IT OFF, i know its a good feature to have for people if they want to help the environment but i will say if you want to experience blu-rays properly then turn it off!
Overall an amazing product with amazing features, but there are 2 reasons why i am only giving this 4 Stars.
1 - The sound (as mentioned above)
2 - What in gods name was wrong with amazon shipping it via DPD?! DPD sucks, my parcel got sent to the wrong carrier and was delayed until today (Monday 24th October) instead of Friday 21st October and i paid for Next Day Delivery.....not impressed. And just a small thing Amazon please stop changing the price of products from one day to the next its very annoying. - Still cheapest on the Internet tho.
If your wanting an upgrade from either an LCD or a Plasma Tv and want the 3D technology i would HIGHLY recommend this TV, the quality is amazing and for the price its well worth it! BUY IT
25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic,
34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding!,
When I saw the LG advertised originally I maintained my corporate cynicism however our main TV developed some rather unsightly marks internally, akin to bubbling and this forced me to think hard about 'what next'.
Eventually, exhausted from reading hundreds of web pages about 3DTV, I took the plunge. It arrived before I had any material to watch. That aside, once it was connected up and run on "normal HD" content I couldn't believe my eyes - it was almost like being reborn, the difference between this and my previous Philips high end HDTV was remarkable. I was very impressed indeed. Even my wife commented and she takes a great deal of convincing.
Fortunately I have Sky+ HD so 3D was a web-visit away, while I started hunting down the desirable 3D titles on BD. The 3D experience was truly superb, faultless. My wife who is a permanent glasses-wearer found placing the supplied passive spec's over her own to not be unpleasant and can easily sit through a full film without discomfort. As to me with 20/20 vision, I have as yet experience no unpleasant 3D "side-effects" like nausea, headaches, despite watching up to 3 3D movies in a row during a 3D marathon.
I would have to place this TV as my star buy of the last 5 years, no quibbling. Thank you LG for an excellent product!
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely Happy,
That's how I ended up with the 42LW450U, and I am delighted with it.
One initial snag was that I found that the 2D picture was brilliant, but the 3D was not good at all, in the position my original TV was in.
I quickly worked out that this was because I had my TV in a high position, above normal (seated) eye level. I always liked this, it gave a feel of being at the cinema. However, I discovered the vertical angle for 3D viewing is limited - this should not normally be a problem, for most people who keep their TV at a more conventional height. The 3D worked fine if the screen was tilted down towards the viewer, but unfortunately, the table stand doesn't tilt, and while I watched my first 3D movie with a couple of books precariously leaning the set towards me, I wasn't going to leave it that way.
As a result, you either need to have the TV at eye level (like on most normal TV units), or - if you want it high - you need to wall mount it with a suitable tilting bracket.
In the end, I simply moved the furniture around and put the TV on a more suitable unit. Now the picture is brilliant, in both 2D and 3D.
The horizontal (side-to-side) viewing angle is much more tolerent. From my experiments, if you can see the screen, you will see 3D, even from one side. The TV stand also has a good degree of swivel.
This model comes with lots of glasses - looks like a standard 2-pair pack belongs to the set, but then a complimentary 5-glasses party pack is also included. Also, any Real3D glasses from the cinema work as well.
I was very pleasantly surprised by the 2D to 3D feature. Generally, reviews of such functionality has been disparaging, but watching Xmen Origins: Wolverine, and Doctor Who, I had a complete blast. I think you have to pick the right things to watch in this mode - watching a period drama, it would simply be a distraction, but something action or science fiction is likely to be fun.
All in all, it is a purchase that I am more than happy with, and I would have no hesitation on recommending this set.
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 3D Greatness!,
This review is from: LG 47LW450U 47-inch Widescreen Cinema Full HD 1080p 3D 100Hz LED TV with Freeview (Electronics)First off let's talk about gaming on this 3D set. as some people may know from reading the AV forums there is a lag problem with the cinema 3d tv's, having read everything about this before buying the tv i knew there was a work around to stop the input lag, so this didn't affect my purchase.
to stop the input lag you simple need to relabel the HDMI port you are using for ps3/360 to "PC" from the list by pressing the blue button on the remote in the input menu, no other name from the list will work, only "pc". so that's the lag sorted! i played balck ops in 3d and was impressed although i think maybe 3d is better for racing games as i was put off a little bit.
3D, I downloaded some free 3D samples of the internet and put them on a usb pen and loaded them up on the tv, the 3d is excellent no crosstalk at all!
not all the samples i downloaded worked so i had to convert them with just a normal video converter i use any video converter and selected dvd format to convert to, and it worked! if the 3d doesn't look right the you can swap left and right images on the tv just in case they have been done the wrong way round etc... if you play a 3D video from a usb pen you need to play it first then press the 3D button and pick what type of 3D it is ie, top and bottom, side by side etc..
2D-3D conversion, not the best thing to look at but it does add some depth in places, you can change various setting to add more depth etc..
overall i am very happy with the tv, i did have slight eye strain at first but i have now gotten used to the 3D and it now feels normal to watch,
the only slight criticism i have is the placement of the connections at the back, everything is facing outward so having the tv close to the wall is a very hard thing to achive! i would strongly suggest you get some angled hdmi cables or get a mount that isn't close to the wall as much as mine was.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great TV but very bad bolts,
However, as one of the reviews below mentioned - The bolts to place the stand are worst ever I've seen. Even with a normal screw driver, the screws got spoilt. So be careful when tightening the screws on the stand.
PS - I'll now have to use a drill to unscrew them as the heads of the screws are rounded. LG - Please dont save pennys.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars excellent tv!,
This review is from: LG 47LW450U 47-inch Widescreen Cinema Full HD 1080p 3D 100Hz LED TV with Freeview (Electronics)i had been holding off buying a 3D tv until next year but finally decided to take the plunge after seeing Journey 2 at a friends house and was blown away by the 3D! then just had to convince the girlfriend that 3D was a must have and then i was away! did a lot of research on the net and this LG model came up as the best for 3D.. anyway very pleased i decided to get it as it is a stunning tv.. here is my review..
the tv is sooo thin compared to my old Toshiba LCD and also for a 47" quite light.. it says you need two people to lift it and put it on its stand but by opening it on a bed i managed to put the stand on by myself with no probs.. i would think it would need two people to carry it boxed but out of the box i managed to carry it down a hallway and put it on my tv cabinet by myself no probs.. wouldnt like to carry it too far though! very nice design too with glossy black bezel which is not too large like some other sets
its a matte screen which was really important to me as i had a LCD with a glossy screen many years ago and when watching during the day my living room furniture all reflected in it which was really annoying! this screen means no reflections of furniture during the day and no lamp reflection at night! the 47" is also an ideal screen size if you are sitting 8 or 9 feet away i have found out to view 3D to full effect. i've upgraded from a 42" and you do notice the difference. i really think for 3D to work properly and if you are about 8 to 9 feet away a 42" is too small to fully appreciate it. also a large screen size is good for all those letter boxed movies that take away a lot of the screen area.
amazing quality 2D picture from DVD and from Freesat.. in HD picture looks lifelike although would advise on adjusting the controls manually as the 'auto' picture setting is not the best! also on my last tv blu ray's would 'judder' when there was a panning shot but pleased to see that on this tele panning shots are totally smooth! think its something to do with their 24p feature which smooths out the framerate but whatever it is very pleased to no longer have to watch juddering blu rays! also its very noticeable that bly rays are not longer 'grainy' as they were on my old Toshiba LCD and look much more clearer on this tele
well this is what i got it for must admit and the 3D image is breathtaking! i have never seen a 3D movie at the theatre but friends have said the 3D picture on this tele is as good as and even better than the cinema 3D! lots of depth and good pop out.. (watch Journey 2 the mysterious island for the bugs at night scene where one bug flys right out of the screen and one comes to inches from your face.. my girlfriend screamed at that!) colours bright and no ghosting, no flicker or interference of any kind.. its about a perfect 3D image as you can get i would say! in my view this passive 3D is the way to go as i far as i can see active has sooo many drawbacks like heavy glasses which are expensive to replace, flickering image and gives you headaches!
the picture has one downside though and that is vertical banding which shows up mainly when watching football where the camera is panning from side to side.. they're not noticable when watching anything else and i have read that nearly all LCD/LED have banding (and my last 3 LCD's have all had it to) so its not really a fault of this set and if you're not looking for them you wont really notice them
have to say that out of the box the sound was just awful! not only tinny but harsh and difficult to listen to. but then thats an issue of all LED's as they are so thin and so the speakers can not be of good sound quality. however adjusted the settings - bass 100.. treble 20 and set 'infinite surround' off and put it onto 'music' setting and to my ears thats the best sound you are going to get from it. ok for general use but you really need a surround sound system for watching movies and listening to concerts.. i've already got one so the tele sound is just for general use
comes with 7 pairs.. in some really lurid colours too! my girlfriend wanted some pink ones lol.. would have preferred them all in black but there you go.. they are light and comfortable.. would have been nice to have had one pair of clip ons in the pack too as had to buy them
comes with a swivel stand which is very handy! this is great for adjusting the screen either just for solo viewing and then again for viewing with a group of friends so the best 3D picture is obtained!
very long remote but nicely set out.. comes with a light up feature so that you can see the buttons in dim light!
2D to 3D CONVERSION
wasnt sure about this feature and thought it might be a bit of a gimmick but it does work quite well! it actually puts really good depth into the picture (this can be adjusted) but doesnt do 'pop out' like real 3D.. however now and then it will not 'read' something properly and so you end up with a strange image like a shelf too far out from a wall and a scenery just not looking as it should.. its difficult to put into words really as some of the 2D to 3D effects it produces are quite bizarre! shirt collars are a good example as these come too far forward and look like they are floating off the neck! however when you consider that a lot of movies will never be converted to blu ray 3D this feature does enable a decent 3D effect to be applied to all your favorite movies to some extent and it is fun to watch movies to see what they look like in 3D. if you dont expect the same level of 3D you get on blu ray 3D you will like this feature and it means all of your dvd's will now have some depth to them!
only tried Unchartered 3 so far as a 3D game and after finally discovoring how to switch on the 3D option in game have to say it looks stunning on this tele.. there has been complaints about lagging but i couldnt see any and the picture was amazing clear and with great depth!
ordered this from 'Amazon Warehouse Deals' for £450 because it was scratched with a dent but apart from that the tv was brand new so would recommend warehouse deals if you dont mind a bit of cosmetic damage but want to save a lot of cash! delivery was next day as promised and the tracking info kept me up to date with the current status of my tele.. excellent service!
very pleased with this tv overall with only poor sound and vertical banding letting the side down a bit.. if you are looking for passive 3D i think it has to be an LG and i would go for this model rather than the newer model if you dont want a glossy reflective screen. this model doesnt have freeview HD or Smart TV but as i have them in my Panny Freesat box i wasnt bothered. once adjusted the sound is ok for general use and you may not even notice the vertical banding you certainly wont if you dont watch football matches! ..oh and my girlfriend is also now hooked on 3D tv the same as me lol
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great picture,
This review is from: LG 47LW450U 47-inch Widescreen Cinema Full HD 1080p 3D 100Hz LED TV with Freeview (Electronics)Bought this as I didn't need the smart features of other models. Hooked up to lg 3d blue ray player and I wasn't disappointed. I've seen one other active 3D TV system but I really can't tell the difference and with 7 glasses included it's a bargain. Even watching streamed files from the pc via the blue ray player is better than direct from the PC - must be the upscaling that makes the difference. Can't comment on sound as I have it going through a Sony AV system.
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