LG 55LX9900 review

LG goes into innovation overdrive with its most ambitious TV ever

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For

  • Space-saving design
  • Huge roster of features
  • Sensational 2D pictures
  • Excellent contrast
  • Easy to use

Against

  • Expensive
  • Care required with settings
  • Narrow viewing angle
  • Crosstalk on 3D pictures
  • Awkward socket location

Every year LG seems to get more ambitious with its TVs, partnering its hugely successful budget line-up with some real show-off stuff for the premium end of the market.

But nothing the Korean giant has done before quite prepares us for the amount of innovation and extravagance it's thrown at the 55LX9900, a 55-inch TV so jam-packed with technology – including active 3D playback — that it's likely to have even Philips and Samsung scurrying for cover.

Probably the single most striking innovation in this TV concerns the LED technology at the TV's heart. For remarkably, LG has managed to make a screen that uses full (direct) LED technology, where the diodes sit behind the screen, but which sports the sort of slender profile previously only achievable with edge-mounted systems.

By combining the slim-form design of the latter with the premium picture potential of the former, LG has created a truly mouth-watering proposition.

The 55LX9900's design does a startlingly good job of ramming its LED innovations home. For as well as only sticking out 31mm around the back, as we would expect to see with typical edge LED TVs, the set's screen surround is also unbelievably thin, protruding just 2cm from the top, left and right edges of the screen.

And that distance includes three or four millimetres of transparent outer edging, so that the main black frame looks even thinner still.

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 FamilyINFINIA LX9900
3D Type3D
Brand NameLG
Screen Size139.7 cm (55")
Aspect Ratio16:9
EthernetYes
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
USBYes
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)32.10 kg
Backlight TechnologyDirect LED
VESA Mount Standard300 x 300
Operating Power Consumption149 W
Standby Power Consumption200 mW
Dynamic Contrast Ratio10,000,000:1
RMS Output Power20 W
DLNA CertifiedYes
VGAYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand805 mm
Width with Stand1255.80 mm
Depth with Stand255 mm
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
3D TechnologyShutter
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
3D Glasses RequiredYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate400 Hz
Height749.6 mm
Width1255.8 mm
Depth31.6 mm
Product SeriesLX9900
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
ManufacturerLG Electronics
Product Model55LX9900
Product NameINFINA 55LX9900 55" LED-LCD TV
Product LineINFINIA
Manufacturer Part Number55LX9900
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.lge.co.uk
Marketing Information

The LG Full LED 3D TV Infinia LX9900 series is a whole new type of TV and provides the ultimate in home entertainment with better picture quality, ultra slim single layer Infinia design and more eco friendly features. Add access to your favourite internet content such as youtube as well as being 3D Ready (2 Pairs of Active 3D Glasses included) - the LX9900 Infinia TV series from LG will take your home entertainment experience to a whole new level.

Package Contents
  • INFINA 55LX9900 LED-LCD TV
  • 2 x Pairs of 3D Glasses
SpeakersYes
Weight (Approximate)28.10 kg