LG 47LD950 review

LG takes an old-fashioned approach to 3D - with some surprising results

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LG 47ld950

With one or two notable exceptions, manufacturers have really struggled to deliver truly convincing audio from flat TVs.

And the 47LD950 falls into the usual traps for the most part, failing to underpin proceedings with satisfying amounts of bass, so that the mid-range feels a bit overloaded and the treble end feels exposed. That said, it's no worse than many of its rivals.

When we first heard about the 47LD950 we had visions of it being a great budget way into 3D. And it is, of course, true that it saves you a potential fortune on extra pairs of 3D glasses compared with active TVs.

But we can't help but find the £2,500 asking price rather steep - indeed, you can get LG's equivalent active 3D model, the 47LX9900, for pretty much the same price, complete with Freeview HD, online services, a much slicker designer, and very effective direct LED backlighting.

Ease of use

It would be very easy for a TV as feature-heavy and flexible as the 47LD950 to be a pig to use. But LG is to be congratulated on delivering arguably the best operating system of any TV manufacturer right now.

This starts with the set's excellent onscreen menus, which are easy on the eye, sensibly structured and well laid out, doing a good job of letting people with different levels of technical know-how delve to whatever depth they're comfortable with.

The remote control doesn't look quite as glamorous as the TV, but is comfortable to hold and the precisely responsive buttons are sensibly laid out.

Even the 3D menus, which have proven a headache with some TV brands, are about as foolproof as they could be.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-C (MPEG4), DVB-T (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces1
3D Type3D
Brand NameLG
Screen Size119.4 cm (47")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle176°
Vertical Viewing Angle176°
Weight with Stand (Approximate)23.40 kg
VESA Mount Standard200 x 200
Operating Power Consumption260 W
Standby Power Consumption990 mW
Dynamic Contrast Ratio150,000:1
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand789.70 mm
Width with Stand1173.40 mm
Depth with Stand337.40 mm
Number of Common Interface1
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
3D TechnologyPolarized
Media PlayerYes
3D Glasses RequiredYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate200 Hz
Height723.4 mm
Width1173.4 mm
Depth100.8 mm
Brightness500 cd/m²
Sound SystemDolby Digital
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesChild Lock, Sleep Timer
ManufacturerLG Electronics
Product Model47LD950
Product Name47LD950 47" LCD TV
Manufacturer Part Number47LD950
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.lge.co.uk
Marketing Information

Whether you have an expansive home theater or a comfy living room, LG offers state-of-the-art televisions for every room in your house. For game days and movie nights, LG's plasma, LCD and an LED TVs deliver an incredible entertainment experience in the comfort of your home. LG also offers the innovative 84 inch UHD TV with double the resolution of a standard HD TVs and the stunning OLED TV with an infinite contrast ratio. Plus, with our Smart TVs and 3D TVs, you can connect to the internet or turn virtually any programming into a 3D experience.

Package Contents
  • 47LD950 LCD TV
  • 4 x Passive Glasses
Response Time2.20 ms
Weight (Approximate)20.80 kg