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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

47LM670S

This 47-incher is the entry-level screen for LG's Cinema Screen range, a fact that becomes evident when you scrutinise its picture performance. With the brand's graduate picture processing reserved for LG's elite crew, what we have here is a mainstream 100/120Hz panel free of excessive tech-trimmings.

Contrast is good, but only because blacks have been crushed for better dynamics. It's impossible to extract shadow detail without washing blacks out into mid-gray.

And while static images sport 1080-line crispness, the set's motion resolution is poor. We recorded a drop to around 800 lines when test charts travel at 6.5ppf (pixels per frame). TVs which offer higher refresh rates and use advanced frame interpolation techniques can retain detail up to 1080 lines, resulting in a higher definition viewing experience. Consequently, we don't rate this particular screen for sports or gaming.

The 47LM670T is, however, fine for general TV and movies. The lack of aggressive picture processing means that there are no additional motion artefacts introduced by the interpolation process (it's always difficult to balance the two), and colours are vibrant.

There are seven visual presets (Intelligent sensor, Vivid, Standard, Cinema, Game, ISF Expert 1 & 2) and a Picture Wizard calibration mode. You also get eight aspect ratio options: 16:9, Just Scan, Original, Full Wide, 4:3, 14:9, Zoom and Cinema Zoom1. For Blu-ray and HD broadcast content we recommend using Just Scan.

The set employs LED edge-lighting coupled to a local dimming system, which LG dubs LED Plus. The result is much like any other edge-lit LED screen, with pools of light noticeable close to the bezel and a general un-uniformity across the panel. During most content this isn't noticeable, but The Dark Knight could be a bit of a giveaway.

The set's 3D performance delivers as expected. We've grown to rather like the Passive gizmology that LG has pioneered, principally because the 3D glasses are comfortable to wear (no flicker) and there's no punishing financial overhead. This has to be balanced with the impact it has on image quality, though.

On a screen this size, you can clearly see the drop in resolution as the visible line structure bites. Diagonals have jaggies and whites tend to turn a little grey. On the plus side, the screen's sense of depth is undeniable and overall brightness is high when compared to rival Active Shutter solutions.

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