The LG 47LM760T is a hugely likeable television to live with, thanks to one of the best operating systems around. The main dashboard is excellent, with a live TV thumbnail presented alongside a grid of premium apps and some links to 3D clips via LG's 3D World app.
Flip sideways and grids appear that are dedicated to LG Smart World (various paid-for or free, but generally pointless, apps) and SmartShare, which cleverly presents thumbnails - complete with images - of digital media found on any connected device, be it a laptop, smartphone or USB flash drive.
Flick downwards to a clickable link to My Apps, and down again to reach app-like links to the input changer (itself a thing of wonder that puts all live inputs, including networked computers, within a full screen carousel), the user guide, digital media, the DVR functionality (if you've attached an HDD or USB sick), a web browser (usable if you rely on the Magic Remote, but otherwise not), and the Dual Play mode.
From higher up on that home page, apps load in an acceptably short time, with pages displaying the high-rise, nuanced graphics that we've come to love on LG TVs over the past few years. It's a well thought through platform that integrates with the TV as a whole rather nicely, although it can be a tad repetitive, with some apps really just basic TV features that crop up again and again on various pages.
SmartShare is LG's refreshed take on media file browsing and streaming, and in our test it worked well. We managed to play the likes of AVI, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG, WMV and WMV HD video files, JPEG photos and MP3, M4A and WMA music tracks from a USB flash drive without any problems.
From a netbook PC the list extended to AVC HD too, but from a connected Mac we couldn't see any thumbnail images for videos. As a piece of integrated tech, SmartShare is awesome - it's just so easy to use, and good looking.
Although it's reasonably nicely designed, the electronic program guide for Freeview HD programmes makes the same fatal slip-up as other manufacturers - notably Toshiba - by completely divorcing it from live TV. While almost all screens in the TV's internal menus system include a thumbnail of the current live TV channel with sound, starting up the EPG completely cuts out any 'distractions'.
It may be a tad over three centimetres in depth, but the LG 47LM760T sensibly includes underslung speakers that jut out of its rear. That proves crucial, since it enables the 10W stereo speakers to deliver enough depth and vigour to waylay having to invest in a separate sound system.
The TV makes a decent stab at versatility by providing seven different presets (including Music, Cinema, Sport and Game) and a different set up option if the screen is wall-mounted. But in terms of special features, the LG 47LM760T boasts Clear Voice II and Infinite Surround. The former impresses more than the latter, although on the whole the problem is a lack of bass - no surprises there.
Any TV with a price tag approaching £1,500/$1,950 must impress across the board, and the LG 47LM760T just about fulfils its brief in this regard. The loading of seven pairs of 3D glasses in the box helps to contribute to a feeling of good value, but for us it's the well thought out, dynamic and totally integrated user interface that makes this television a standout option.