LG 55LM960V

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I read ALOT of reviews and tested this TV out at Best Buy before purchasing this TV set. After all, its over 3 grand for the 55". Ill just break it down by the categories The Verge has listed:

Design - Well not much to be said here except for the fact that its the best-looking TV of 2012 (out of LED/LCD/Plasma).

Picture Quality - There has been a lot of negative buzz about this TV's PQ as well as positive buzz so I didn't have high expectations for its out-of-the-box settings. I set the stock presets to Cinema mode (THX) and I wasn't disappointed. I used calman software and got pretty close to 2.2 gamma and temperature remained around 6508k which is excellent, even for an IPS panel. I had my friend do the actual calibration and man, once this tv is calibrated it has some of the best looking HD images I have ever seen on a LED. The 2D was fantastic - black levels were good for IPS, very sharp detail and shadow detailing. 3D was a big winner as its passive technology looks like it improved tremendously vs the 2011 passive 3d tvs.

Sound Quality - I'm not the type of person to spend over 3k on a tv and not include a sound system. As with all flat panel displays, for large rooms, the sound can be weak at times but you would get a system for a TV of this caliber anyways.

Software - The main UI was quite impressive. The LM760T (LM7600 in u.s.) is the highest model that doesn't have the dual-core processor. This TV had the dual-core and it improves browser/apps seed immensely. Most apps take less than a second to load.

Remote - Magic motion was and still the remote to beat in terms of usability and functionality. It syncs with the TV beautifully.

Overall, this TV is the best LED TV out in 2012 IMO. There aren't that many TVs that can match this TV overall and I highly recommend this model to anyone looking to sharpen up their living room or enjoy a great quality tv.

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