Manufacturer: LG Part number: 55LMG620
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- While it may sport high-end looks and a cutting-edge remote, LG's G2 series is a disappointing attempt at Google TV with ho-hum picture quality and a frustrating user experience.
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CNET editors' review
price range: $1,868.00
- Reviewed by: Ty Pendlebury
- Edited by: David Katzmaier
- Reviewed on: 04/17/2012
- Released on: 04/30/2012
The good: The attractive exterior design of the LG G2 series gives an inkling of LG's "back to the drawing board" approach this year. The hybrid Magic Remote with QWERTY is one of the best TV peripherals on the market. The passive 3D system creates significantly less crosstalk than its active competitors.
The bad: Picture quality suffers from poor black levels, desaturated colors, a glossy screen, and lack of uniformity. The Google TV interface isn't as easy to use as any other TV interface you'd care to name.
The bottom line: While it may sport high-end looks and a cutting-edge remote, LG's G2 series is a disappointing attempt at Google TV with ho-hum picture quality and a frustrating user experience.
Stunning TV as usual
by burningjewels on June 21, 2012
Pros: Great quality, remote with lot of features, best UI I've seen on TV so far
Cons: glossy screen
Summary: LG never disappoints me!
Summary: LG never disappoints me!
1 out of 1 users found this user opinion helpful.
Great powerful TV
by tiggertwo8 on December 14, 2012
Pros: Tons of things to do & see. App market content will no doubt expand just as the ph. and tablet market expanded so I'm not worried about the lack of apps available. Still plenty to choose from. Netflix, Google movies etc. play very well. Qwerty remote
Cons: Not for the technically challenged. Takes some research patience & time to play with & learn. Only has 2gb of memory with no expansion. Picture quality is better than Cnet states yet is not quite great. Adjustments can be made but it takes some ti
Summary: Overall this is a great TV with lots of current enjoyment and tons of future potential. As stated the picture quality leaves a tad to be desired but really nothing ...
Summary: Overall this is a great TV with lots of current enjoyment and tons of future potential. As stated the picture quality leaves a tad to be desired but really nothing major, however with some tweeks I have gotten a very good picture on mine. I went from a Sony DLP 42" to this 55" LED and I think part of my problem is that the larger screen just magnifies everything in a picture that the smaller screen hid. Not to mention I probably should have a 50" for my living room not 55". Bigger isn't always better but it was either the 47" or the 55", there are no othr size options. Amazon has a good reveiw with some very helpful tips from Marty. http://www.amazon.com/LG-55G2-55-Inch-LED-LCD-Glasses/product-reviews/B0074WVYNO/ref=sr_1_1_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1 Read his reveiw and make sure to read the comments section for the tips. Just click on "Comment". I built my picture settings a bit differently but used his suggestions to start. He also tells you where to get calibration methods to get the most out of the TV, however I haven't done that because I have obtained a pretty good picture without it. I did not find that the picture wizard helped me at all. I never could quite get what I wanted using that. Also I do like having the High resolution setting ON. Marty recommends turning it all off. We all like something a little different so Again play with it till you find your sweet spot and I am certain that you will love your TV as much as I do. I also chose to connect with an ethernet cord rather than WIFI. I just find a more stable signal with virtually no buffering that way. Simply put I gave this TV a 4 1/2 out of 5 because I would like to be able to expand the memory or have more than 2gb available and though I have gotten a really good picture out of it, it is still not quit what my 42" Sony provided, but not far off. The screen is sorta glossy but I haven't found it to be a problem. I love that the TV is like a big android tablet essentially. You can surf the web, Facebook and play Pandora along with many other things and very easy to do with the qwerty remote. There are 4 HDMI inputs and 3 usb ports so you can hook up an external drive, flash drive or any other USB device. I will say that if you have a smaller living room then get the 47" because in 3D mode if you're too close it doesn't look good. My living room is right at the threshold of the distance recommended and sometimes doesn't quite look right unless you sit at the farthest point. The 55" is about a 9 ft minimum distance for veiwing and my closest point is just about that. Plain and simple there is no such thing as perfect but I love my LG 55G2 TV and I haven't even scratched the surface of all it can really do. Just do the research and spend a little time making some adjustmens and you too will surely fall in love with this tv as well.
CNET's reviews are not the most reliable.
by dave_od on July 26, 2012
Pros: -ANDROID on your TV!
-Google Play marketplace on your TV
-Amazing price point.
-Picture quality is pretty decent
Cons: -Not exactly the BEST picture quality, but for the price point, I think it's great
-I seem to have problems occasionally while streaming, but I think it can be fixed with an update.
-not as many apps specifically for smart TVs.
Summary: If you're looking for a smart TV, this is the one you should get. Simply put, there are no other smart TV markets out there that can compete with ...
Summary: If you're looking for a smart TV, this is the one you should get. Simply put, there are no other smart TV markets out there that can compete with Google, especially since Google is also sell their top box sets. I'm sure given enough time, the market will swell with many, many more applications.
This TV is powerful!
by oceangamer on July 8, 2012
Pros: Google Play Store, LG plus Google Smart Menu lay-out, The QWERTY remote does everything quickly and easily
Cons: semi-glossy screen
Summary: I'd like to start out by saying that there is a lot of misunderstanding and some controversy over this product. But the truth is that this is absolutely the ...
Summary: I'd like to start out by saying that there is a lot of misunderstanding and some controversy over this product. But the truth is that this is absolutely the most powerful Google TV device so far with LG 3D tech which is superb plus the picture quality is uncomparable to what other leading TV makers have, the Edge-lit LED with 1920 x 1080p resolution.
The LG L9 dual-core processor made this machine really compatible with the services that Google TV can offer. Just like many people, I am familiar with computers or smartphones, this is really an intuitve system to learn especially since I am fond of downloading new and cool apps from the Google Play Store.
There is this feature that I like. It is simple to do yet very useful. When I click the Home button on the remote, the live TV screen will shrink and go to the upper left of the home dashboard. In that way, I don't miss watching a show while checking out some stuff on the smart TV menu.
LG and Google are surely cooking a more delicious TV than this one but who cares, with all the things i can do with this TV, both companies don't realize that they made a future-proof smart 3D TV.
Now we can actually own the TV of the future
by PureTechPlayaz on July 2, 2012
Pros: Google Chrome, LG Magic Remote, Google TV
Cons: Glossy screen
Summary: Log on to your Google account or create one to take advantage of the Google TV experience. It integrates the normal TV broadcastS with the results made by Google when ...
Summary: Log on to your Google account or create one to take advantage of the Google TV experience. It integrates the normal TV broadcastS with the results made by Google when you access videos, photos, and information. It does the personalization work for you. The Google TV provides the information that matters to you.Although I rather hold and use the LG Magic remote 2012 model than the LG Google TV remote, the remote bundled with this one is perfect for the new lifestyle of TV viewers and Internet users. The remote control is how a remote should be designed if you want to combine the button-deprived remote control of LG Cinema 3D and Google TV. The QWERTY keyboard is necessary for new generation TVs like this smart Google TV.
I can even easily select 3D movies in the Netflix app. The access to 3D content is even more accessible. Although not only does it carry the LG Smart TV platform alone but also the Google TV platform (which is actually a combination of 2 great Smart TV platforms), it still gives the same great 3D quality that the LG Cinema 3D TV product line offers.
Updated on Jul 16, 2012
An app where you can draw on your big screen would be the best app for artists. I hope LG, Google TV and a certain app developer can deliver that anytime soon. Like a more professional Draw Something App
- Manufacturer: LG
- Part number: 55LMG620
- Bottom Line: While it may sport high-end looks and a cutting-edge remote, LG's G2 series is a disappointing attempt at Google TV with ho-hum picture quality and a frustrating user experience.
- TV type LED-LCD
- Screen size 55 in
- 3D Yes
- 3D glasses & accessories 3D glasses (6pcs) included
- Connectivity Wi-Fi
- Smart TV Yes
- Internet streaming services Google TV
- TV features 2D to 3D conversion
- Technology 3D
- Backlight technology LED Backlight technology
- Backlight type (LED) Edge-lit
- Native resolution 1920 x 1080
- Resolution 1080p
- Dynamic contrast ratio 6000000:1
- Refresh rate 120 Hz
- Motion Enhancement Technology TruMotion 120Hz
- Aspect ratio 16:9
- TV tuner presence Yes
- TV tuner reception system ATSC,
- Speaker(s) 2 x Speakers - Built-in
- Built-in decoders Dolby Digital
- Total output power 10 Watt
- HDMI ports qty 4
- Input/Output connections 1 x RF input - Rear,
1 x AV input - Side,
1 x Component video input,
1 x Digital audio output,
4 x HDMI,
1 x RGB input,
1 x PC audio input,
3 x USB 2.0,
1 x LAN
- Video interface Component video input
- Closed captioning Yes
- Menu language English,
- Type 2-sided Magic Motion QWERTY remote
- Second remote control type Included
- Service & support 1 year parts and labor warranty
- Service & support details Limited warranty - Parts and labor
Stands & Mounts
- Stand included Yes
- Stand design Tabletop
- Wall mount included Yes
Dimensions & Weight
- Dimensions (WxDxH) 49.7 in x 13.0 in x 32.7 in
- Weight 56.7 lbs
- ENERGY STAR Qualified Yes
- Greenpeace policy rating (Nov 2011) 2.8
- Greenpeace policy rating (Nov 2012) 3.5