A gorgeous TV with a frustrating online experience
9 June 2013
Summary: Although last year's model, the LG 55LM9600 is a stunning TV, whether powered on or off. The bezel surrounding the screen is extremely thin and the image appears to almost float on the wall above my fireplace. The image is very good. The sound is quite good with the LG sound bar I also purchased, so I cannot evaluate the native sound. Using the "magic remote" is a frustrating experience.
Love it mostly but not worth $2K "4 1/2 stars" @$1200
30 January 2013
Summary: OK--- first off bought from Amazon a re-pack and paid around $1200 not the $2,000 asking price. At $1200 it is well worth it for $2000 I not sure I would be happy. Picture is fantastic, especially with blue-ray. 3D works great and 2D to 3D although not perfect is better than I thought it would be.
Stunning TV, make sure you get a good model - UPDATED
6 November 2012
Summary: Updated 11/21/12 - OK. I'm changing my review to 3 stars (from 5). I now get extreme light bleeding (flashlighting) from the corners. Adjusting the backlight, brightness and auto dimming helps, but in a dark room all I can notice is the bright corners. Also, on a pure black screen, I get clouding (I think that's the right term?). The screen is not uniformly black, there are lighter areas (including the corners). Everything else about this TV is great.
The Amazon Customer Service was better than the LM9600
7 October 2012
Summary: I opted for this model after evaluating the features and comparing against (Samsung ES8000 and Sony XBR929) and spending time going through multiple HDTV forums, product review sites and going through Amazon product reviews. There are many flaws with this model but the two that stand out are the backlight problems which includes the uneven lighting of the screen and flashlighting (it does seem like holding a flashlight on the corners) which is widely discussed in TV...