Summary: I defy someone to find a another TV with these specs for a similar price. I know specs are one thing and real world performance is another. Well, let me tell you, this TV lives up to the expectations. Heck, it even exceeds them. I've noticed that some have complained about the lack of apps. Come on people! The fact that it has apps sets it apart from other TV's at this price. It still has the apps that you want. Plus, it's constantly growing.
Summary: This is a replacement for a 55LW5300 ordered on black Friday from Amazon. The LW5300 model has just three HDMIs, one USB. The worst is the direction of all connectors are towards back. I had to buy some angle adaptors for HDMI and TV cable to redirect all the cables in order to put the TV on the wall. Another negative thing of LW5300 is not a smart TV. I had to buy a LHB336 home theater to watch streaming video from Netflix.
Summary: This TV is very good to excellent. If you want 3D, this is the best choice since the glasses are inexpensive and less fatiguing than active glasses. Some will argue that active has a better picture quality but I would have to disagree that it is enough of a tradeoff not to go with this model. This is the best value TV of 2011 without a doubt. It excels in all categories with the exception of standard definition, meaning less than DVD quality.
Summary: After two days of use and multiple settings changes, the flashlights in the corners of the screen are just too much for me to take. I am returning this model for a more expensive Samsung. LG offered to come and fix the problem, but I do not want to fix a brand new $1300 investment. No thank you!
Summary: I did a lot of research like everyone else that buys a TV in this price range. I ultimately decided to go with the passive 3D because I have a 7 year old and didn't want to have to replace $100 dollar glasses. Unless your superman and have supper vision that can detect things that the average person can't, you will more than likely be pleased with this TV. We rented Cars 2 through Brighthouse/Time Warner on demand in 3D and were extremely impressed.
Summary: I should note before anything that I got this set two days ago, so it's early in my experience. I should also note that I've had HDTV's for several years and formerly sold HDTV's so this isn't my first rodeo with HD. I initially purchased a Samsung D6000, however it was defective (dead pixel cluster). The set was decent other than that. When debating what to exchange it for (Amazon was out of the D6000) I debated long and hard between this set and the Toshiba TL515.
Summary: Bought this TV with high expecations upon reading good reviews at Amazon & CNET. Looks like the reviews are gamed these days. Here are the major headaches with this TV: 1) It does not support flash so the browser feature is useless without it 2) The YouTube App does NOT allow you to sign-in to your YouTube account so every time you have to search for a video which is very cumbersome with the magic motion remote. The pointing process becomes tedious very quickly.
Summary: This TV has an excellent picture quality, excellent 3D experience, and easily connects to the WiFi. Do not listen to the negative reviews on here. This TV is better than I thought it would be at the price it is selling for on Amazon. I would recommend this product to anyone looking to purchase a 3D TV.
Smoke bellowed from my 5600 less than 60 days old. SO SAD!
14 January 2012
Summary: While the service from Amazon is amazing the customer service from LG left a lot to be desired. My 5600 was less than 60 days old and I come home to find my son watching TV and smoke is bellowing out form the back of the set. I immediately puled the plug as to not start a fire, but my whole house now smelled of burnt plastic. I called LG and they had a tech here the next day.
Summary: OMG! This TV is the best TV I have ever seen or owned! I have yet to try out the 3D, but the depth for regular movies and TV shows is unreal. Just as an example, I played a DVD movie that is 15 years old and it was like the people were standing in my living room (but over by the TV).