Remote is great, tv could be too
I've had this tv for a few months now and overall am not thrilled with it. The first unit I received was defective where there were large bright spots on the screen. I was able to exchange it through the point of purchase. The second unit ended up having the same issue, although not as bad initially and the audio out would not work. I again tried to exchange for a different model (retailer refused, not lg's fault). I had to go through LG service, which was smooth, but the same issue is now occurring with the screen so I now need to call again and have it sent out for repair a second time. This may not sound like a huge deal, but it is very noticable when the picture pans. I watch a lot of sports and thats a pretty constant thing.
Overall the picture quality has not quite been what I thought. I haven't been wowed at all and I would say about 6' in from the edge of the picture seems blurry. This is on Satelite, gaming and blu ray. I've used calibration blu rays as well as the picture wizard, but am never really pleased with the picture. The motion blur definitely makes a difference, but crashes every time I try to adjust the settings.
The 3d is very cool and I picked an LG because of the 2d to 3d conversion, which does work very well. It's defintely fun to watch 3d movies and shows.
The smart tv aspect was definitely better before the update. Now there is no flash, chrome crashes all the time and no HBO GO (which was shown on th ebox for the tv come on...). You Tube, Netflix, etc are cool and very nice to have so conveniently available. Apps are very limited though. Do not think every app on the play store will be available.
The remote is by far the best part of this tv. It is absolutely awesome and I love it. Voice commands work well and having the keyboard remote with a smart tv is absolutely the way to go. No clue why more don't do it.
Overall, I would not say I'm happy with this TV. I searched and searched for what I thought would be best. Saw this TV on display (though the smaller model) in a few stores and really expected to bring that home, but it fell flat. Between missing the wow factor and all th eissues and inconvenience of having to arrange someone to be home for all the pickups and deliveries, it was certainly taken away even more from the experience. For what this TV cost, I expected more
April 15, 2014
Excellent picture and versatile remote
Love the picture and many of the features available on the web. The remote does take some getting used to but has powerful features. I am disappointed that many of the internet features I thought would be a available are incompatible with Google TV - Hulu Plus, Xfinity Live TV streaming, and even an update to Google Chrome!!! Hopefully programmers and vendors will see enough demand to fill these voids. Still like the product overall but really wish I didn't have to consider finding work arounds for the internet access shortcomings.
April 13, 2014
First 3D tv and I love it!
I have been wanting a 3D tv since the day I saw my uncle who lives two doors down from me bought one. when I saw this one on special at best buy I thought I give it a try. This tv is everything I wanted and more, Its easy to use, it has high picture quality, and great colors.l love the 3D and so do my friends. I love how my PS4 looks on it too. I have watched Pacific Rim in 3D like 10 times and I love it. For my first 3D tv and the price I paid for it. I can honestly say I am in love with it and would recommend this tv.
April 8, 2014
No buyer's remorse
When shopping for a replacement flat screen TV, I was overwhelmed by all the options. This LG TV met all my criteria, and then some. Great picture and great sound. Easy to set up and use. The sound options on this TV allowed me to do away with my soundbar and the Google TV feature allowed me to do away with Google ChromeCast. The IR blasters, which send infrared signals to control the cable box and BlueRay player, seem a bit primitive because they are visible, but they allow the TV remote to control these components without programming codes into the remote.
Love all the features of the Google TV; from seeing exactly what is on in real time sorted by category, to browsing through 3D content and internet. This TV has everything I was looking for, and more. I am very happy with my decision to purchase this TV.
April 8, 2014