LG 55LM6200

We haven't had a chance to fully test this product yet, but we've assembled this helpful overview of relevant information on it.

The LG 55LM6200 is part of LG Electronic’s new line of LED-LCD smart, 3D TVs. This particular model features a 55″ screen, a 120Hz Trumotion refresh rate, a 1920 x 1080 native resolution complete with 1080p, LG’s Cinema 3D technology which combines their Smart TV technology and allows viewers to browse and download all sorts of 3D content. The 55LM6200 also comes with LED Plus backlighting complete with local dimming to give viewers the best picture no matter the external lighting. This TV also comes with four HDMI ports and three USB ports. The LG 55LM6200 is currently available and is priced right around $1,800.

Features List:

– 55″ Screen

– 1920 x 1080 Native Resolution 

– 120Hz Trumotion Refresh

– LG Cinema 3D

– LG Smart TV

– LED Plus with Local Dimming

– 4 HDMI/3 USB

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.

Should I worry about viewing angle?

Absolutely. All LCDs will distort when viewed from extreme angles, but the degree of distortion and the angle it starts to occur at varies from TV to TV. If you plan to pack a dozen people in front of a single TV for entertaining, viewing angle will make a huge difference for the unlucky few who get scattered off to the sides. Most manufacturers will state viewing angle in degrees (for instance, 160) in the specifications for a TV, but be warned: methods for measuring this very subjective figure vary, and we can guarantee most companies opt for the most generous figures. When possible, try to evaluate it yourself in person, or read hands-on reviews that can offer anecdotal evidence, rather than relying on easily-manipulated numbers.

How large of a screen do I really need?

“Bigger is better” doesn’t make any more sense when choosing an HDTV for your living room than when choosing a couch for your living room. A lot of factors come into play. As a general rule, consider a TV 1.5 to 3.0 times the screen size. For instance, a 32-inch television might make sense for viewing distances as close as four feet away, and as far as eight feet away. Check out our guide to choosing the right size HDTV for more details, including a helpful chart.

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