LG 47LM760T review

Improved passive 3D system helps this Edge LED TV grab the all-rounder crown

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Television makers are fond of telling us how 42-inch TVs are now just the entry level for flatscreen buyers, and how the bigger screens are fast becoming the norm, so by that thinking, the 47-inch LG 47LM760T is a mainstream set.

You could have fooled us; it's packed to the gunnels and highly priced, and proves an incredibly impressive all-rounder ripe for the age of both 3D and smart TV.

We liked

A fully integrated user interface that makes the smart TV and SmartShare streaming/connected device options part of normal TV operation is hugely welcome, as is an incredibly classy design.

We were also impressed by how cleanly presented DVDs were, how the LG 47LM760T handles 2D Blu-ray discs, and how an extra dollop of detail has been added to 3D - complete with loads of free 3D glasses. Best of all, Dual Play brings a great gaming dimension to 3D that's arguably more impressive that the depth effects.

We disliked

The Freeview HD electronic programme guide is poor indeed, and nor are we convinced by LG's selection on its app store. Picture-wise our only major concern is a little motion blur, but it's not serious enough to get in the way of an enjoyable image. Although upscaling is good, not much is done to improve the low bitrate channels on Freeview. But then, 47-inch screens rarely excel at that.

Final verdict

Improved passive 3D, seven pairs of 3D specs and a tempting Dual Play feature that banishes split-screen gaming are the highlights on this versatile and incredibly user-friendly Edge LED telly that puts smart TV services and streaming at its core.

Also consider

Selling for a tad less is LG's step-down 47LM670T, while further up the ladder is the 47LM960V.

Among the other brands, the Sony KDL-46HX853 takes LCD picture quality to a whole new level in terms of contrast and motion handling, while the super-slim Samsung UE46ES8000 is an option for those after the pinnacle of Active Shutter 3D performance on an Edge LED TV.

The Panasonic TX-L47DT50 and Panasonic TX-L47ET50B are also worth considering if Active Shutter 3D is your aim.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Digital TunerDVB-T (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces1
Product FamilyLM760T
3D Type3D
EU Energy LabelA+
Smart TVYes
Brand NameLG
Screen Size119.4 cm (47")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityEco-label, CEC, RoHS
EthernetYes
Wireless LANYes
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
USBYes
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)17.50 kg
Backlight TechnologyLED Plus
VESA Mount Standard400 x 400
Operating Power Consumption64 W
Standby Power Consumption300 mW
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
HDMI VersionHDMI 1.4
VGAYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand700 mm
Width with Stand1063 mm
Depth with Stand263 mm
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
Network (RJ-45)Yes
Number of USB Ports3
3D TechnologyPolarized
3D ConversionYes
Energy Consumption per Year93 kWh
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
3D Glasses RequiredYes
Height627 mm
Width1063 mm
Depth33.4 mm
Sound SystemSurround Sound, Dolby Digital
Product SeriesLM760T
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesMotion Clarity Index, Flicker-free, Split Screen, Flashback, Channel Labeling, Web Browser
ManufacturerLG Electronics
Product Model47LM760T
Product NameCinema 3D Smart TV
Manufacturer Part Number47LM760T
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.lge.co.uk
Marketing InformationWith stylish and immersive CINEMA SCREEN design, the LM760T LED TV is packed with features such as LED Plus technology for deeper blacks as well as 7 pairs of glasses to bring home the magic of CINEMA 3D to share with friends & family.
Smart TV provides your gateway to a world of web-based apps - from catch-up TV services such as BBC iPlayer, streaming films on demand through LoveFilm or to your favourite social networks like Facebook & Twitter.
And with freeview HD built-in you can enjoy free high-definition TV with stunning picture quality boosted by LG's cutting-edge motion processing - control it all with the motion-sensitive Magic Remote
Package Contents
  • Cinema 3D Smart TV
  • Remote Control
  • 7 x 3D Glasses
SpeakersYes
Limited Warranty1 Year
Weight (Approximate)15.30 kg