Manufacturer: LG Part number: 55LA7400
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- With the LG LA7400 enjoy direct access to your favorite movies, videos and games with LG Smart TV. LG Cinema 3D is perfect for enjoying theater-like 3D movies and video games with the family. And because this TV is Full HD in both 2D and 3D, you get an extraordinary picture no matter what you are watching.
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Awesome LED Video (3D & 2D), NFC, and More...
by James-Starkey on April 26, 2013
Pros: Picture is very vibrant and crisp
Audio is robust, full and booming
DLNA connections to pc and smartphone work flawlessly
Magic remote is super cool
Cons: Skype app is on here but camera is not included
Summary: When you turn on this tv, the first thing you see is the logo - "LG Life's Good" and that does set the mood. I do think this amazing ...
Summary: When you turn on this tv, the first thing you see is the logo - "LG Life's Good" and that does set the mood. I do think this amazing LG 55LA7400 does make life good.
The television itself is a beautiful piece of art which is lightweight and smooth enough to easily swivel on my wood stand when I desire to do so but you don't need to because of the new technology where every seat is a good seat from every angle.
Picture is very vibrant and crisp; I can not think of any picture I have seen that is more crisp or vibrant. As with all LEDs there is a reflection at times especially in black or when the television set is turned off in a brightly lit room. It would be perfection in a dark theater room but alas mine is in a well-lit living room. The 2D has so much depth to it that sometimes I think it is in 3D. The video quality is simply amazing.
I love that the thin bezel is black making it look like the television screen is just floating in air with no frame at all as it just disappears with the way human eyes perceive.
Audio is robust, full and booming. I think many people who have not invested in a home theater system would be happy with the audio and not need the additional investment unless you like the surround sound like I do and am used to with my 7-1 system. There has definitely been improvements made in audio and video technology that comes with the higher end sets like this model. The audio installed on this LG 55LA7400 is as good as any separately sold 2.1 system I have heard. It is impressive.
No problem with ethernet internet connection or with using the Smart TV apps installed on the TV, I entered my HuluPlus username and password and had access to my account immediately. This LG 55LA7400 does have built-in wifi - no dongle needed. When I watch Steven Colbert on HuluPlus through this SmartTV's app, it strobes with what looks like a low refresh rate but the tv says it has 240Hz so I plug my computer into one of the tv's HDMI inputs and watch the exact same show and now when Steven makes hand gestures or high fives intern Jay, they look good as hdtv digital broadcasts so the problem isn't with this tv's refresh rate.
DLNA connections to pc and smartphone work flawlessly. This LG LA557400 comes also with a cool Tag On feature which is a data transmission technology that can be used on android 4.0+ smartphones with NFC (Near Field Communication). Simply by tapping your smartphone to a Tag On sticker, you can share content between your smartphones and TV. You know in the commercials where you can just touch the two new smartphones to each other to share information? That is NFC and this model comes with that technology! This is news to me of this technology being used with smartphone to tv NFC transfer - whoever thought of that, BRAVO! To connect your smartphone to the TV using Tag On, they must be connected on the same Wi-Fi network or Miracast/Intel's WiDi of the smart TV is set to On. The directions say to not attach the sticker to a metal part of the TV or your smartphone cannot recognize the Tag On sticker. It also says to not crumple or fold the Tag On sticker or it will not be recognized. You can purchase Tag On stickers from LG Electronics Service Centers but my box had one in it. This Tag On feature is super cool and works great with my Galaxy s3.
The magic remote is super cool. It will come on if you shake left-right or touch 1 of 3 designated buttons closest to your thumb. You can control it just by moving it around in your hand and doesn't require the direct pointing at the tv like the old IR infra-red technology. Moving the remote downwards will bring up your app menu which include your input list, settings, internet, search, OnNow, LG Smart Mall, LG Cloud, Game World, Universal Control, User Guide, Smart Share, Channel List, Recent List, LG Smart World, 3D World, K-Pop Zone, Social Center, Videos, Photos, Music SimpLink and Quick Menu. Skype app is on here but camera is not included. If you purchase model LG Electronics 55LA8600 55-Inch Cinema Screen 3D 1080p 240Hz LED-LCD HDTV with Smart TV, Built-In Camera and Four Pairs of 3D Glasses you will get the built-in camera which also allows for your control of the tv with finger gestures. Amazon VOD is not on yet but is scheduled to update through firmware to all the LG SmartTVs any day now. You can browse Amazon, shop, and purchase but it won't load videos through the browser, I just get error messages. The voice recognition works as well or better than Siri and Android and this makes web browsing fairly easy but a keyboard pops up that you can use when needed using the point and click method and arrowing/scrolling around and clicking. Although the Smart Remote would not control my Onkyo Home Theater as promised, the LG 55LA7400 is awesome in so many other ways such as voice recognition that I am going to keep it right next to my Harmony One remote, keyboard, and mouse and use all four.
I do not care for 2D to 3D conversion at all as it just looks to fake and gimmicky for me. You know like when you go to the amusement park and enter the FunHouse of Mirrors that are warped in all different ways so that you look even more wierd in every mirror you look in? That is what the 2D to 3D conversion is like IMO. You get a more real-to-life with depth in the 2D and in order to have 3D look good it, the video needs to be produced to be shown in 3D so that someone is fixing all the effects to have the effect that makes since. The 55LA7400's 3D display of box office 3D movies is just as good as in the theater! You can view 3D either from DVD or internet broadcast. I watched Step Up in 3D from the LG store and I highly recommend it as it played flawlessly and definitely showed off the cool factor of this awesome LG LED HDTV. The 2D has so much amazing depth to it that sometimes it looks 3D to me.
I knew one could watch 3D from 3D dvds played in a 3D player but I did not realize that there is so much avaialable online in 3D as well. From the SmartTv, for $5.99, I could stream in 3D any of the following: Wreck-It Ralph, Monsters, Brave, Step Up, Up, Alice in Wonderland, G-Force, Finding Nemo, Frankinweenie, Bolt, Hana Montana, Mars Needs Moms, Tron, Tangled, and many more. I have a 20MBps download feed and everything streamed in beautiful 3D flawlessly. LG 55LA7400 reminds you to put on your 3D glasses! The glasses are lightweight and comfortable by the way. Included with this television were 4 pair of 3D glasses in one box.
There was a new TV Firmware update available. You can set the TV to update automatically if you want which I did. It took approximately 5 minutes for my 20MBps to update the installed 03.07.20 to 03.20.25.
The LG 55LA7400 is a beautiful piece of art HDTV with gorgeous crisp vibrant picture showing amazing depth and full booming audio and the most fun remote ever. I can not recommend it enough. You will be so delighted. Also, another thing I really love about the tv is the logo.
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I really like being reminded whenever I turn the tv on - LG Life's Good. Best logo and tv ever!
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- Manufacturer: LG
- Part number: 55LA7400
- Description: With the LG LA7400 enjoy direct access to your favorite movies, videos and games with LG Smart TV. LG Cinema 3D is perfect for enjoying theater-like 3D movies and video games with the family. And because this TV is Full HD in both 2D and 3D, you get an extraordinary picture no matter what you are watching.
- TV type LED-LCD
- Screen size 55 in
- 3D Yes
- 3D glasses & accessories 3D glasses (4pcs) included
- Connectivity Wi-Fi,
- Smart TV Yes
- Internet streaming services Netflix,
- TV features Triple XD Engine,
Cinema Screen design,
Picture Wizard II,
2D to 3D conversion,
Dual Play mode,
Clear Voice II,
Smart Energy Saving
- Backlight technology LED backlight technology
- Backlight type (LED) Edge-lit with local dimming
- Native resolution 1920 x 1080
- Resolution 1080p
- Motion Enhancement Technology TruMotion 240Hz
- Widescreen modes Cinema Zoom,
- Supported DTV resolutions 720p,
- TV tuner presence Yes
- HDTV Tuner Yes
- Secondary audio program (SAP) Yes
- Speaker(s) 2 x Main channel speaker - Built-in - 12 Watt
- Surround mode Yes
- Sound effects Virtual Surround Mode
- Total output power 24 Watt
- Audio controls Sound mode
- HDMI ports qty 3
- Input/Output connections 1 x Composite video/audio input - Rear,
3 x HDMI (19 pin HDMI Type A) - Side,
1 x Digital audio output (optical) (TOSLINK) - Rear,
1 x Audio input - Rear,
1 x Serial - Rear,
3 x USB 3.0 (4 pin USB Type A) - Side,
1 x Component video input (RCA phono x 3) - Rear,
1 x Network (RJ-45)
- Video interface HDMI,
- Type Magic Motion remote
- Features Voice control
- Service & support 1 year warranty
- Service & support details Limited warranty - Parts and labor - 1 year
Stands & Mounts
- Stand included Included
- Stand design Tabletop
- Flat panel mount interface 400 x 400 mm
- Power device Power supply
- ENERGY STAR version 6.0
Dimensions & Weight
- Dimensions (WxDxH) 48.4 in x 12.4 in x 31.3 in - With stand
- Weight 50.3 lbs
Dimensions & Weight (Shipping)
- Width 52.4 in
- Depth 10 in
- Height 37.6 in
- Weight 65.3 lbs
- ENERGY STAR Qualified Yes
- Greenpeace policy rating (Nov 2011) 2.8
- Greenpeace policy rating (Nov 2012) 3.5
Edge-lit with local dimming,
EPA Energy Star
Edge-lit with local dimming,
EPA Energy Star
Edge-lit with local dimming,
EPA Energy Star