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LG 47LMG860

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The LG 47LMG60 is an LCD TV from LG Electronics’ 2012 new series. The 47LMG60 is 47 inches, and has a Cinema Screen design with a slim bezel and metallic stand.  It features 3D technology with improved 2d-3D conversion, and GoogleTV for internet streaming, as well as LG’s own SmartTV. The included MagicMotion remote has a QWERTY keyboard and microphone on the flip side. 

Features List:

-47 inches

-LCD

-3D

-2D-3D conversion

-GoogleTV and SmartTV internet streaming

-MagicMotion remote with QWERTY keyboard and microphone 

Press Release:

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 9, 2012 – LG Electronics (LG) will unveil its new portfolio of CINEMA 3D TVs at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (booth #8204). Led by the 55-inch class (54.6-inch diagonal) 3D OLED TV and the 84-inch class (84.04 inch diagonal) 3D Ultra Definition (UD) TV, LG will present a wide variety of new products, technologies and features catered to please consumers worldwide, including new CINEMA 3D Smart TVs, monitors and projectors and a fully matured Smart TV ecosystem which contains over 1,200 apps and premium 3D content.

“The 3D and Smart TV revolution is just beginning and LG is committed to convincing consumers the world over that these technologies are the future, not just a fad,” said Havis Kwon, President and CEO of LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company.

Google TV

At CES 2012, LG will unveil the highly anticipated Google TV. Combining LG’s popular CINEMA 3D display with Google’s Android-based Smart TV ecosystem, LG’s Google TV will provide users with another highly attractive home entertainment option.

LG’s Google TV is easy to use, due to the combination of an Android-based user interface and Magic Remote Qwerty designed by LG, which combines the user-friendly benefits of LG’s Magic Remote with a QWERTY keyboard. LG’s Google TV is also equipped with LG’s CINEMA 3D technology, enabling a home entertainment experience that is immersive, comfortable and convenient. Meanwhile, with a single click of the remote, any 2D TV program or movie can be viewed in 3D, thanks to the built-in 2D to 3D conversion engine.

Digital Trends’ TV Buying Tips:

Do I need an ATSC tuner?

If you plan on watching, free, over-the-air programming, then yes. As of 2009, all over-the-air broadcasts use the ATSC standard. Pretty much all HDTVs manufactured over the past few years will include this feature.

What inputs should I look for?

A final consideration when buying a new HDTV is what you can connect to it. Make sure there are ample HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) ports to connect multiple components, such as a cable/satellite receiver, video game consoles, DVD/Blu-ray player, camcorder, and so on. At least three or four such ports is a must. A convenient bonus is when the TV also offers a USB port to connect a Flash thumb-drive or external hard drive full of music, photos and videos, or a SD or Memory Stick card slot that lets you insert a compatible card that contains photos and videos. If you think you’d like to connect your computer to the television for big-screen web surfing, look for one with PC connectivity. Many TVs today offer these additional features.

What are widgets?

Many of the top television manufacturers – including Sony, Sharp, Panasonic and Samsung – include Ethernet jacks on the back of their premium televisions for high-speed Internet connectivity (or in some cases, have integrated Wi-Fi for wireless connections). TV viewers will then use the remote to select “widgets,” graphicalicons on the screen that plays relevant (and customized) content ranging from YouTube videos and Flickr photo galleries to local weather, news, sports updates and stock quotes, usually delivered by Really Simple Syndication (RSS). Even more exciting is the partnership between Netflix and various TV companies, such as LG and Sony, allowingtelevision viewers to access tens of thousands of movies on-demand, many of which are in high-definition.

LCD or Plasma?

Debating between LCD or plasma can almost get as subjective as debating between chocolate and vanilla. But unlike the never-ending ice cream debate, there actually is a superior TV choice, depending on how you plan to use it.

Check out some of our previous guides on the subject to get a better look, but in short, plasmas use more electricity, come in bigger sizes, have deeper blacks, don’t suffer from motion blur, and offer an unlimited viewing angle that’s best for off-axis viewing. LCDs are more energy-efficient, have fewer problems with glare due to their matte screens, can hold an image for hours or days without suffering “burn-in,” and generally look brighter.

After deciding which format to go with, our LCD and Plasma HDTV buying guides can help you with more questions specific to your type of TV.

What is a LED backlighting?

Traditionally, LCD TVs have used compact fluorescent (CFL) tubes placed behind an LCD panel to provide the backlighting that literally lights up the screen. More modern LED TVs replace these tubes with clusters of light emitting diodes – LEDs.

When LEDs are placed at the edges of the screen, as CFL tubes traditionally were, TVs can be made significantly thinner, and LEDs use less power than fluorescents. The most inexpensive LED-lit HDTVs take this approach.

However, the biggest advantage to using LEDs is realized when they light the screen in a grid from behind. Sophisticated electronics vary the intensity of every LED in accordance with action on the screen, making dark areas of the image darker, and bright areas brighter. This effectively increases the contrast ratio compared to uniform lighting. Although it also increases costs, many people believe this type of LCD is the first to truly rival plasma on black levels.

Read more about LED backlighting and the differences between both techniques in our guide to understanding LED backlighting.

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