Summary: TV features are decent, great viewing angle, but apparently LG components are cheaply made. After only 4 years, the TV now takes 15 to 30 minutes to turn on. When I contacted the company they recommended a reboot, and when that did not work and I had to contact them again, they never replied. Apparently the problem is in the capacitors - I when I google this TV an ad for repair parts pop up which addresses this problem.
A 2-3 Year T.V. for $1500. Pass, find a different brand
D. OSHEA "VideoHobbyist", Amazon
14 January 2012
Summary: When I purchased this T.V. 2.5 years ago, it was a decent offering. 60Hz (now 120, or 240Hz is standard). Its blacks were not great, but it was a decent set for $1500. However, it just is not built to last, and this LG47LC7DF (and other LG 47 inch models) have been PLAGUED with reliability problems in the Digital Main Board, and in the power suppy boards. Generally, the capacitors on the boards go, and they seem to do it around 2 years.
Started out fine but it's broken now, $1500 for 3 years????
Alejandro Moreno "AMS", Amazon
8 October 2011
Summary: We were pretty stoked on the quality of the image, watching dvds is great, and all the HD cable channels too. But a couple of months ago, when we'd turn the TV on, there would be this loud "POP!", or perhaps more like a loud crack, like a bulb or something was overheating or something and it would shut off, and the screen would go black.
Summary: There's a general rule about rolling the dice and taking risks when buying electronics with cheaper price tags. The LG 47LC7DF is definately no exception to that rule. I have had mine for over two years and I would have to say that the biggest disappointment has to do with the short life span of the parts. When I brought my new tv home and set it up, I was quite happy with what I had paid for.
Summary: Gave this TV four stars but a high four stars after only having the set for a few days. Have NOT hooked up a Bluray player and to my understanding so far, that's the only source where you will CURRENTLY realize 1080p resolution. My cable box delivers 1080i and there may not be much of a difference but from what I've seen in the electronics stores, it does make a difference.
Summary: Great TV and a good seller and received my purchase as they had said but I only wish I would have waited a few days as the same seller was selling the TV for $200 less than I paid and besides I wish I would have investigated the company then I would have found out they was in my state and therefore I had to pay state sales tax on my purchase.
Summary: While 1080p for this price is a decent value, there are significant drawbacks in picture quality. The black levels are not as good as more expensive brands or plasmas, which impacts movies and cable the most. The backlight is REALLY strong and gets really flashy/painful when bright scenes are suddenly displayed, like commercials.
Summary: If you are considering this TV, it means you are probably looking for the best bang for the buck. I shopped months before making my decision and, although my original choice was not available, this LG has been GREAT. These are the high points: Great Price Great system options with all of the possible connections It has a backlight control (for the wierdos who need "pure blacks") 1080p looks great on it (I use Comcast Cable and Sony PS3 Blue Ray) Speakers work good It...
Summary: A word of caution to those considering to buy this television (which I do recommend, it is a great TV at a great price), the wall mount suggested by amazon.com (Peerless ST650P Tilting Wall Mount for 32" to 50" Flat Panel Displays) IS NOT COMPATIBLE with this particular TV.
Summary: Overall, this TV is great; offering 3 HDMI ports, a RGB VHS port, 2 component video ports, etc., it's clearly not lacking. I'll only delve into what I *don't* like about this TV. 1) Aside from a component and S-VHS port on the side of the TV, everything's on the back. If you are using the TV on a table, this wouldn't be a problem.