Summary: I have several LCD TVs from Sony, Samsung, Toshiba, and a then Top of the Line Panasonic Plasma. This vast array gives me some basis for comparison for my review. Overall I am very satisfied. I decided not to go overboard with my first 3D TV. This was meant to be a kids TV for Xbox and such, the Panny is for serious watching. That's not how it turned out. I used this as my main TV and say this really is not all that bad for a mid-priced value set.
Summary: Have had the set for 1 month now and couldn't be happier. The picture is great. Watched the football game Sunday with 3D on, its not in your face but adds the right something. Watching a blue ray disk the picture is stunning. An A 1 product.
Summary: There is WAY too much to consider when making a purchase of this kind. I have had this set for about 2 mos now, and I have no complaints. I have done extensive research on 3D, LCD, LED LCD, and Plasma (previously using a 50 inch plasma). Knowing I wanted a 3D tv, I read up on and tested many individual brands and tvs. In my opinion, the 3D quality of both active shutter and passive 3D is the same.
Summary: The first thing that struck me when I unboxed my 55LW5600 was how thin it is. I was replacing a Toshiba 52XV545U and flat panel technology has improved greatly since 2009. I was almost afraid to lift it. :) But when I did, I was struck by how solid and well-constructed the panel itself feels. It's thin and pretty light, but it's rigid - no creaks or moans from the casing as you pick it up.
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 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.
Passive 3D is much better then active, and this TV is great at it
Billy R, Amazon
11 January 2012
Summary: Honestly I think this is the first review I've ever written on Amazon for a product. I normally buy and just let it go. But this TV has impressed me so much that I thought I'd at least put my two cents out there for others. I ordered it for a great price on here. The shipping was free and was considered "white glove" which I believe means they bring it in, put the stand on it, and make sure it works before leaving.
Summary: Ok I just got my USED (from amazon warehouse deals) 55" LG 3D tv and let me start by saying WOW!!! Never in my dreams did I think passive 3D could be this good. First off Amazon did a superb job shipping this TV it came right on time as said and they even trough in white glove service at no xtra cost. The guy brought the TV in my house for and opened it to ensure nothing was damaged.
Summary: This review is focused on the 2D to 3D converter built into this TV. I think the feature is often overlooked, you can read the other reviews on picture quality, smart features, etc... When I started looking for a new TV 3D was not on my list of "must have features". I bought the 55LW5600 because of its picture quality, price and size. I used to think that 3D TV's were a fad and I would never care to own one of my own.