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LG 47LM670T review

Passive 3D, striking design and polished networking? Must be an LG Cinema Screen TV

Our Verdict

For

  • Stylish design
  • Excellent user interface
  • Broad file playback from USB and LAN
  • Bonus Magic Remote
  • Integrated Wi-Fi and WiDi
  • Comfortable Passive 3D

Against

  • Poor motion resolution
  • Crushed blacks with limited shadow detail
  • Low resolution passive 3D

LG 47LM670S

While the set's slim at just 33.4mm, the rear jack pack doesn't skimp. It sports four side-facing HDMIs, one of which is ARC (Audio Return Channel) compliant, plus component and Scart via adaptors, a PC VGA input, no-fewer than three USBs, Ethernet, a digital optical audio out, plus a CI Slot if you're one of the few people left using top-up TV services. The screen has Wi-Fi built in.

The fact that all the inputs are accessible from the side of the jack pack, makes the screen perfectly suitable for wall mounting. It's compatible with the VESA standard, size 400 x 400.

The trio of USB ports allow for an external hard drive to be left attached for simple timeshifting. Of course, as there's only one TV tuner on board, this system has its limitations, but as a supplemental recording option it's more than welcome.

The second USB can be reserved for Skype. LG sells its own Skype-cam, the AN-VC400, to do the job.

While the TV lacks a card reader, the USB media player is well equipped and will read most popular file formats and containers. If there's album art to accompany your music collection, the TV will also render that. Images appear in a faux CD sleeve frame, which is rather nice. This compliance extends across a network, with the same files playing over a LAN from a variety of our test NAS boxes.

Smart TV

The choice in IPTV catch-up services and VoD is considerable. There's access to the BBC iPlayer, YouTube, Lovefilm, Blinkbox, Acetrax, Box Office 365, Dailymotion and more. At the time of writing there's no Netflix, although we are led to believe that negotiations are ongoing and that the service will be joining the LG portfolio soon enough.

One final feature of note is Dual Play. This takes advantage of the set's inherent 3D tech, and allows two separate 2D images to be viewed simultaneously via two pairs of appropriately polarised Dual Play spectacles (sold separately). It's designed to be used with two-player games. The set takes the split-screen image, be it divided horizontally or vertically, and creates two individual screens.

Unfortunately, you can't use Dual Play to view different inputs (although this would be the logical conclusion of the feature), not even a Freeview feed and HDMI. Still, gamers will doubtless have a lot of fun with this.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-T (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces1
Product FamilyLM670T
3D Type3D
EU Energy LabelA+
Smart TVYes
Brand NameLG
Screen Size119.4 cm (47")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, CEC, ErP
EthernetYes
Wireless LANYes
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
USBYes
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)17.50 kg
Backlight TechnologyLED Plus
VESA Mount Standard400 x 400
Operating Power Consumption63 W
Standby Power Consumption300 mW
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
HDMI VersionHDMI 1.4
VGAYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand700 mm
Width with Stand1063 mm
Depth with Stand263 mm
Number of Common Interface1
CI+Yes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
Network (RJ-45)Yes
Number of USB Ports3
3D TechnologyPolarized
3D ConversionYes
Energy Consumption per Year92 kWh
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
3D Glasses RequiredYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate400 Hz
Height627 mm
Width1063 mm
Depth33.4 mm
Sound SystemDTS, Dolby Digital, Surround Sound
Product SeriesLM670T
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesFlicker-free, Motion Clarity Index, Split Screen, Channel Labeling
ManufacturerLG Electronics
Product Model47LM670T
Product NameCinema 3D Smart TV
Manufacturer Part Number47LM670T
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.lge.co.uk
Marketing Information

With stylish and immersive CINEMA SCREEN design, the LM67 is packed with features such as LED Plus technology for deeper blacks as well as 5 pairs of glasses to bring home the magic of CINEMA 3D to share with friends & family.
Smart TV provides your gateway to a world of web-based apps - from catch-up TV services such as BBC iPlayer, streaming films on demand through LoveFilm or to your favourite social networks like Facebook & Twitter.
And with freeview HD built-in you can enjoy free high-definition TV with stunning picture quality boosted by LG's cutting-edge motion processing.

Package Contents
  • Cinema 3D Smart TV
  • Remote Control
  • 4 x 3D Glasses
  • 1 x Clip-on Glass
SpeakersYes
Limited Warranty1 Year
Weight (Approximate)15.30 kg