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

The 47LX6900 is resplendent in its blue-edged black bezel and crisp, slender lines. It lacks the single-layer finish of LG's premium Infinia sets, but this arguably makes it less reflective of ambient light.

Your enthusiasm will only grow, meanwhile, as you look down its spec sheet and clock both its 3D talents and its connections, which suggest a seriously multimedia-savvy set.

The catch comes when you switch the TV on and find a potentially impressive picture performance spoiled at times by obvious crosstalk noise with 3D sources and an uninspiring black level response made worse by backlight inconsistencies.

We liked:

The 47LX6900 looks very appealing in your average living room, especially if you tend towards quite modern tastes. It's extremely well provided with connections and features too, and there are times when the set's brightness, colour vibrancy and sharpness really help pictures shine.

We disliked:

Dark scenes on the 47LX6900 aren't convincing, thanks to a lack of black level response and patches of backlight inconsistency. 3D pictures are routinely blighted by crosstalk noise and colours aren't as subtle as they have been on some other recent LG TVs.


LG's edge LED 3D debut is not the brand's finest hour. Despite getting off to a very strong start with its pretty design, expansive connectivity and exceptional suite of picture calibration aids, it comes off the rails with conspicuous amounts of crosstalk noise with 3D pictures.

This disappointment isn't the only one, either, as the set's black level response looks rather off the pace compared with many current LED-lit TVs.

Fairly undemanding users might find the 47LX6900 satisfactory, but if you want a quality return on your investment in 3D technology and/or love watching films, then its various flaws will be hard to avoid.

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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°
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
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
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand758 mm
Width with Stand1127 mm
Depth with Stand285 mm
Component VideoYes
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
Weight (Approximate)19.60 kg