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LG 55LX9900 review

LG goes into innovation overdrive with its most ambitious TV ever

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Given the truly mammoth amount of features the 55LX9900 carries, you might expect it to be a nightmare to use, but this is not so.

For starters, the on-screen menu system is exceptionally well presented, with large, clear text, obvious graphics and straightforward organisation. The normal remote control is impressively well thought through and comfortable, while the Magic Remote proves a largely inspired alternative to the usual way of doing things.

We spotted a glitch with the latter's menus, whereby the text under some of the icons gets repeated to a nearly unreadable extent. But again, this will presumably have been sorted via firmware for sets on sale.

On the downside, some parts of the instruction manual appear to be rather poorly translated, and the TV's picture presets are hit and miss.

For instance, the TruMotion processor is kept on when you've got the Sport preset selected, even though it regularly caused the ball to vanish completely momentarily while watching the Wimbledon tennis. Just as well, then, that the process of tinkering with the settings yourself has been made so easy.

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