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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

In terms of design, the fashion-forward 47LM670 is a clear winner. Indeed, this line could be the best looking range the brand has delivered yet. The minimized bezel and stylish stand make quite the statement. And when it comes to features, there's not much missing either.

By revamping the user interface, LG has made it much easier to integrate catch-up TV and streaming services as part of the everyday viewing experience. We also appreciate the set's broad compatibility with multimedia files as well. Good news if you've a growing collection of MKVs.

That said we have reservations over the picture quality. If you need a higher level of performance, LG offers better equipped models higher up the range.

As a stereoscopic set, the 47LM670T offers the requisite levels of fun. With a growing shift away from active Shutter toward Passive, it seems LG got this part of its display strategy absolutely right. It's definitely the way to go if you have kids or want to watch 3D sport with some mates.

We Liked

The 47LM670T's minimal bezel, floating ribbon stand TV design. The easy to use new dashboard interface and the wide range of IPTV on tap and the oh-so comfortable Passive 3D.

We Disliked

Limited motion resolution, making this set a bit hopeless with fast moving sport and gaming. An uneven LED backlight leaves some pools of light around the screen edges and it suffers from an Unimpressive black level.

Final verdict

The 47LM670T is (literally) a great looking flatscreen. With no apparent bezel when it's turned off, and only a token one when it's on, the screen is a poser of the highest order. And with a glossy new user interface to match, beauty isn't just skin deep.

Visually, the set is all about shop-floor pizzazz and doesn't stand up to close scrutiny. Still, we don't hold that against it - it just makes us eager to explore further up the range.

Also consider

The LG 47LM670 is pitched directly at Panasonic's similarly specified TX-L47ET50, which lists for £1,673 on Panasonic's e-shop, but should be available elsewhere for considerably less. It's 3D compatible but uses Active Shutter glasses, and has a well-stocked smart TV portal that offers many of the same catch-up and streaming services.

Buyers should also consider Toshiba's 46YL863. This telly is no slouch either, combing a high-quality picture with a smart Jacob Jensen cabinet design and the brand's high-performance CEVO Engine processor.

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