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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic TV!, 9 July 2011
This review is from: LG 42LW550T 42-inch Widescreen Cinema Full HD 1080p 3D 100Hz LED Smart TV with Freeview HD (Electronics)
After much deliberation, I decided to go ahead and spend a large chunk of change on a new TV.

I figured it was best to choose a TV that would be (to a certain extent) `future proof' in that the sense that it had a large variety of features that would stand up a year or two down the road.

I purchased the LG 42LW550T last week and have to say, I am as pleased as punch. It is a great TV. The picture quality is fantastic, and the TV looks ultra-thin.

As a side note....

There has been lots of discussion on the internet over the passive 3D technology Vs active TV sets. People complaining that passive 3D doesn't offer the same picture quality as active 3D. To the eye, I would have to say that this is really, really un-noticeable. The passive 3D (plus 7 pairs of glasses) looks incredible. The detail is crystal clear and I cannot imagine it looking any sharper. People say it is not 1080p - which technically might be the case. But I question this. Comparing it to the world of sound quality, as an audio sound engineer I understand that on paper the human-hearing range is 20hz - 20,000hz so manufacturers use this frequency range when producing equipment. In realty, most people can only hear 50hz-17,000hz. I imagine in the visual world, picture quality is also affected by these `human in capabilities'.

Take my word on it, 3D looks great. Even up scaling regular Blu Ray titles looks cool in 3D.

Finally, haven't had a chance to access Smart TV yet as I do not own a LG WIFI Dongle.

Only downsides to this TV: Not Wifi Enabled, LG Wifi Dongle is a little expensive, Magic Motion Remote Control not included. If you can live with this, you will love this TV.
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Initial post: 10 Jul 2011 18:00:53 BDT
I had the equivalent Active TV - LG42LX6900 and swapped it for this model (because the audio sync on the LX6900 was out) but I must say I think the passive 3D on this is vastly more watchable than the active version. Reduced vertical resolution is almost unnoticeable, whereas the lack of flicker, improved brightness and no crosstalk is just sooo much better.

Posted on 21 Sep 2011 18:48:34 BDT
Dorota Vayer says:
Hi Chappy182, don't buy a dongle (expensive as you said) and slow compared to an Ethernet cable; you can get 30 m for £3.20 delivered from ebay :-)
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