LG 47LX6900 review

LG release a 3D ready edge lit LCD TV at a bargain price, but have corners been cut?

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LG 47lx6900

Sound

Considering how thin the 47LX6900 is, it really doesn't sound too bad. Good movie soundtracks are detailed and lively, thanks to plenty of clear (but not harsh) treble information, and there's a quite open feeling to the sound that avoids much of the thinness and muddiness so common with thin TVs.

The catch comes with bass reproduction: in keeping with so many other thin TVs, the 47LX6900 just doesn't produce enough low frequency audio to sound convincing when an action scene is at full throttle.

Value

Taken at face value, the £1,300 price doesn't seem bad at all. After all, your money is getting you a really attractive, big-screen TV packed with multimedia features and integrated 3D playback.

The deal is soured somewhat, though, by the fact that your enjoyment of both dark scenes and 3D sources is hobbled by some obvious picture problems. The online features are also very basic compared with most rival platforms.

Ease of use

The 47LX6900 continues LG's fine run of form in this department thanks to arguably the best onscreen menu system on any current TV lineup.

The combination of large, clear icons with a straightforward, intuitive structure and extremely legible text works superbly well.

Part of this intuitiveness is down to a good understanding on LG's part of how to accommodate different depths of technical know-how, as getting to the most in-depth, options requires you to 'deep dive' through submenus; in other words, care has been taken not to overwhelm novices with absolutely every option the TV has to offer the moment they first hit the menu button.

The 47LX6900's remote control doesn't look much cop when you first set eyes on it, and feels a touch plasticky, but it harmonises surprisingly effectively with the excellent onscreen menus.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-T (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces1
Product FamilyLX6900
3D Type3D
Brand NameLG
Screen Size119.4 cm (47")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle178
Vertical Viewing Angle178°
EthernetYes
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
USBYes
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)22.90 kg
Backlight TechnologyEdge LED
VESA Mount Standard200 x 200
Operating Power Consumption121 W
Standby Power Consumption200 mW
Dynamic Contrast Ratio8,000,000:1
RMS Output Power20 W
DLNA CertifiedYes
VGAYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand758 mm
Width with Stand1127 mm
Depth with Stand285 mm
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
3D TechnologyShutter
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
3D Glasses RequiredYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate200 Hz
Height692 mm
Width1127 mm
Depth29.3 mm
Brightness500 cd/m²
Product SeriesLX6900
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
ManufacturerLG Electronics
Product Model47LX6900
Product Name47LX6900 47" LED-LCD TV
Manufacturer Part Number47LX6900
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.lge.co.uk
Marketing Information

The LG LX6900 LED 3D TV series provides Full HD 1080p picture quality with an ultra slim design - perfect for hanging on the wall - built in Freeview HD and TruMotion 200Hz for superb picture quality. The LX6900 series is also 3D TV Ready so is guaranteed to take your home entertainment experience to a new level.

Package Contents
  • 47LX6900 LED-LCD TV
  • 1 x Pair of Active 3D Glasses
Response Time2.20 ms
SpeakersYes
Weight (Approximate)19.60 kg