LG 47LM5700 Review – 47-inch LED LCD HDTVOriginally Reviewed on March 5th, 2012
LG 47LM5700 Review: 47” LED LCD HDTV
Up for Review: LG 47LM5700 LED LCD TV. The 47-inch model does not support the passive 3D technology support. It also does not sport the ultra-slick bezel design to provide users with a theater screen like experience. But LG has included a set of connectivity options to make the TV set usable for accessing a wide variety of online and offline content in addition to the normal programs and shows.
The lack of passive 3D technology support will not have any impact on your decision to buy the model, if you do not have any kids or youngsters. They will definitely want a TV set that allows them to watch their favorite 3D movies and play the 3D games. But the model offers very good video quality and resolution to complement a wide variety of television programs, shows and movies. It offers 1080p resolution that will support various types on non-3D programs like news, weather, talk shows and family dramas.
However, LG has designed the model with only 120 Hz refresh rate. The rate is higher than the subfield motion rate offered by most of the existing HDTV models. The rate looks almost basic in comparison to the refresh rate offered by the high-end LED TV sets launched by LG. You can watch the faster moving sports and action scenes without any motion blur. But the rate will fail to complement the movies clips and quick scenes. The refresh rate may impact the popularity of the TV set among the young members of your family.
LG 47LM5700 Features and Specifications Review:
120Hz Refresh Rate
LED Edge-lit Technology
LG Smart TV
Motion Sensitive Magic Wand Remote
The manufacturer has tried to enhance the overall usability of the TV set by including a set of connectivity and networking options. The model comes with Smart TV feature that allows you to access your favorite websites on the TV screen along with streaming online content and applications. But you will miss the smart web search option offered by Google TV and the web browser compatible with HTML 5 and Flash. You can use the networking options offered by the model to stay in touch with your loved ones on popular social networking websites. Further, you can use the options to stream online movies, music and videos from popular online content networks like Netflix, Hulu Plus and YouTube.
A user also has options to access his offline library of digital movies, music, photos and videos stored on his local devices and discs. You can use the HDMI port of TV set to connect it with a Blu-ray player and access the content stored on CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs. At the same time, you can use these connectivity options to access the content recorded and stored on your digital camera or camcorder. These connectivity and networking options also compensates the lack of passive 3D technology and allow users to use the model just like a desktop PC.
HDTVUniverse.com gives LG 47LM5700 3/5 stars!