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LG 47LM760T review

Improved passive 3D system helps this Edge LED TV grab the all-rounder crown

The LG 47LM760T is a hugely likeable television to live with, thanks to one of the best operating systems around. The main dashboard is excellent, with a live TV thumbnail presented alongside a grid of premium apps and some links to 3D clips via LG's 3D World app.

LG 47LM760T review

Flip sideways and grids appear that are dedicated to LG Smart World (various paid-for or free, but generally pointless, apps) and SmartShare, which cleverly presents thumbnails - complete with images - of digital media found on any connected device, be it a laptop, smartphone or USB flash drive.

LG 47LM760T review

Flick downwards to a clickable link to My Apps, and down again to reach app-like links to the input changer (itself a thing of wonder that puts all live inputs, including networked computers, within a full screen carousel), the user guide, digital media, the DVR functionality (if you've attached an HDD or USB sick), a web browser (usable if you rely on the Magic Remote, but otherwise not), and the Dual Play mode.

LG 47LM760T review

From higher up on that home page, apps load in an acceptably short time, with pages displaying the high-rise, nuanced graphics that we've come to love on LG TVs over the past few years. It's a well thought through platform that integrates with the TV as a whole rather nicely, although it can be a tad repetitive, with some apps really just basic TV features that crop up again and again on various pages.

LG 47LM760T review

SmartShare is LG's refreshed take on media file browsing and streaming, and in our test it worked well. We managed to play the likes of AVI, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG, WMV and WMV HD video files, JPEG photos and MP3, M4A and WMA music tracks from a USB flash drive without any problems.

LG 47LM760T review

From a netbook PC the list extended to AVC HD too, but from a connected Mac we couldn't see any thumbnail images for videos. As a piece of integrated tech, SmartShare is awesome - it's just so easy to use, and good looking.

LG 47LM760T review

Although it's reasonably nicely designed, the electronic program guide for Freeview HD programmes makes the same fatal slip-up as other manufacturers - notably Toshiba - by completely divorcing it from live TV. While almost all screens in the TV's internal menus system include a thumbnail of the current live TV channel with sound, starting up the EPG completely cuts out any 'distractions'.

LG 47LM760T review

Sound

It may be a tad over three centimetres in depth, but the LG 47LM760T sensibly includes underslung speakers that jut out of its rear. That proves crucial, since it enables the 10W stereo speakers to deliver enough depth and vigour to waylay having to invest in a separate sound system.

LG 47LM760T review

The TV makes a decent stab at versatility by providing seven different presets (including Music, Cinema, Sport and Game) and a different set up option if the screen is wall-mounted. But in terms of special features, the LG 47LM760T boasts Clear Voice II and Infinite Surround. The former impresses more than the latter, although on the whole the problem is a lack of bass - no surprises there.

Value

Any TV with a price tag approaching £1,500/$1,950 must impress across the board, and the LG 47LM760T just about fulfils its brief in this regard. The loading of seven pairs of 3D glasses in the box helps to contribute to a feeling of good value, but for us it's the well thought out, dynamic and totally integrated user interface that makes this television a standout option.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Digital TunerDVB-T (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces1
Product FamilyLM760T
3D Type3D
EU Energy LabelA+
Smart TVYes
Brand NameLG
Screen Size119.4 cm (47")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityEco-label, CEC, RoHS
EthernetYes
Wireless LANYes
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
USBYes
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)17.50 kg
Backlight TechnologyLED Plus
VESA Mount Standard400 x 400
Operating Power Consumption64 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
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
Network (RJ-45)Yes
Number of USB Ports3
3D TechnologyPolarized
3D ConversionYes
Energy Consumption per Year93 kWh
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
3D Glasses RequiredYes
Height627 mm
Width1063 mm
Depth33.4 mm
Sound SystemSurround Sound, Dolby Digital
Product SeriesLM760T
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesMotion Clarity Index, Flicker-free, Split Screen, Flashback, Channel Labeling, Web Browser
ManufacturerLG Electronics
Product Model47LM760T
Product NameCinema 3D Smart TV
Manufacturer Part Number47LM760T
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.lge.co.uk
Marketing InformationWith stylish and immersive CINEMA SCREEN design, the LM760T LED TV is packed with features such as LED Plus technology for deeper blacks as well as 7 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 - control it all with the motion-sensitive Magic Remote
Package Contents
  • Cinema 3D Smart TV
  • Remote Control
  • 7 x 3D Glasses
SpeakersYes
Limited Warranty1 Year
Weight (Approximate)15.30 kg