LG 55LW6500 Review - Page 2

Value Rating: 8/10

At $2500 from authorized Internet retailers the 55LW6500 offers lots of extra features which can help future proof this TV. It has a nice Internet suite, great sleek looks, and Cinema Passive 3D – not to mention the super cool Magic Wand remote and full web browser. Competition with compatible features comes from the Sony KDL55NX720 and the Samsung UN55D7000.

Overall Rating: 8.25/10

Post Calibration Settings: Gamut / Color Management System
Energy Saving OFF
Picture Mode ISF Expert 1
Backlight 38
Contrast 85
Brightness 58
H Sharpness 40
V Sharpness 40
Color 56
Tint G7
True Motion OFF
LED Local Dimming OFF
Color Tint
Red 1 7
Green 3 9
Blue -13 9
Yellow -2 -1
Cyan 3 7
Magenta -3 0
Dynamic Contrast OFF
Noise Reduction OFF
Digital Noise Reduction OFF
Black Level LOW
Real Sinema OFF
Color Gamut STANDARD
Edge Enhancement OFF
Color Filter OFF
Color Temp WARM
GAMMA 2.2
Method 10 Point IRE
Pattern OUTER
White Balance Settings
IRE Red Green Blue
100 10 7 -40
90 2 10 -21
80 -3 10 -21
70 -5 10 -21
60 -7 8 -26
50 -7 7 -22
40 -10 3 -20
30 -6 2 -16
20 -6 -1 -12
10 -5 -5 -6

HQV Processing (Chip set) Tests

Processor Testing Results: In processor testing the LW6500 tested poor in a couple of categories notably the film resolution loss test where there was too much picture noise and wobble. In the HD background test there was apparent flicker and noise in the background behind the orchids.

With 480i Input

Jaggies 1: Good
Jaggies 2: Poor Result
Jaggies Flag Motion Test: Average, blurry

Noise Reduction: Poor
Film Detail Test Race Car in motion/Stadium Seating: Average. There is a moire' pattern for a a split second before the LE8500 processors clean it up. But there is also flicker present and lots of background blur.

Pulldown Processing tests (Up Conversion from film based content i.e. DVDs) Cadence 2-2 30fps: Poor. Flicker and shutter effects
Cadence 3-2 24fps: Average to Good
Cadence 2-2-2-4: Poor
Cadence 2-3-3-2: Poor

Mixed 3:2 Film with Added Video Titles: Good

With 1080p Input

Jaggies 1: Excellent
Jaggies 2: Excellent

Video Resolution Loss Test: Good to Excellent
Film Resolution Loss Test: Average. Strobing in 3 boxes

HD Background Noise: Average. Lots of flicker and artifacts
Stadium Seating Test with Moire:
TruMotion ON: Good still some moire'
TruMotion Off: Poor Stutter effects and jerky with some moire'

Specifications

  • 55" screen class (54.6" measured diagonally) / 1920 x 1080p
  • LG Cinema 3D / 240Hz TruMotion frame rate / 4 pairs of 3D glasses included
  • Wi-Fi ready (receiver included) / Web browser / LG Smart TV / LG App Store / DLNA certified / SIMPLINK
  • 4 HDMI inputs / 2 composite inputs / 2 component video + L/R audio inputs / 1 RF in
  • 1 PC input / 1 LAN port / 2 USB ports / RF input / 1 wireless control
  • 1 digital optical audio out / 1 headphone out
  • 16:9 native aspect ratio / 5 correction modes / 3 color temperature modes / 7 picture modes
  • 1-way, 10W + 10W stereo speaker system with Infinite 3D Sound, Auto Volume Leveler, Clear Voice II, and 5 sound modes
  • ±20° swivel stand included; VESA 400mm x 400mm pattern
  • Magic Motion remote included
  • 2D to 3D upconversion
  • 2D to 3D converting depth control level (20 levels); 3D depth controls
  • LED Plus backlighting with local dimming
  • Intelligent sensor adjusts picture to room lighting
  • Wireless HD Ready (2D only)
  • Picture Wizard II (easy calibration); ISFccc-ready
  • 24p input capable
  • 9,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
  • Power consumption: 165W max, <0.1W in standby mode
  • Dimensions (without/with stand): 51.1"/51.1" W x 30.9"/33.5" H x 1.2"/13.4" D
  • Weight (without/with stand): 48.5 lbs/59.5 lbs

 



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