Conclusion: To be sure, this TV is not for videophiles. Its black levels are disappointing, the bloom from the LED edge-lighting is impossible for the trained eye to look past and the off-axis blurring can be annoying.
Pros: Beautiful design, Excellent color, Exceptionally bright, Intuitive and easy-to-use Magic remote, Improved Smart TV interface
Cons: Obvious LED backlight hot spots, Poor black levels, Poor off-axis performance, Pricey
Excerpt: Buying a TV is now akin to purchasing a computer with a myriad of options and features to think about for the average Joe. Certainly, the latest smart TV from LG – the 55LA8600 – doesn’t pull back on the features.
Conclusion: The LG LA8600 series of HDTVs offers beautiful aesthetics, sharp 2D and 3D imagery, and rich color reproduction at a premium price. You get lots of features with this series, some of which are of questionable value.
Pros: Great picture quality. Gorgeous bezel-free design. Feature-rich. Good 3D imagery.
Cons: Pricey. Tricky remote. Motion and voice features are sketchy.
Excerpt: The LG LA8600 series of HDTVs offers beautiful aesthetics, sharp 2D and 3D imagery, and rich color reproduction at a premium price. You get lots of features with this series, some of which are of questionable value.
This LG doesn't do much wrong, except for its steep asking price.
13 June 2013
Excerpt: LG is very capable of making good-looking televisions—just look at its current lineup of mid-tier and high-end displays. But do LG’s latest and greatest TVs have what it takes to compete with performance giants like Samsung and Panasonic? Based on the LA8600 (MSRP $2,099.99 for the 55-inch model), LG is still a contender.