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LG 55LM660T review

John Archer




  • Recommended by TR

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LG 55LM660T
  • LG 55LM660T
  • LG 55LM660T
  • LG 55LM660T
  • LG 55LM660T
  • LG 55LM660T
  • LG 55LM660T
  • LG 55LM660T


Our Score:



  • Gorgeous ‘bezel-free’ design
  • Terrific pictures, in 2D and 3D mode
  • Comprehensive online features


  • Some resolution loss when showing motion
  • Input lag may trouble gamers
  • Slight backlight inconsistencies

Key Features

  • 55in edge LED screen
  • Passive 3D playback
  • 4 pairs of glasses included
  • Smart TV online services
  • ‘Bezel-free’ design
  • Manufacturer: LG
  • Review Price: £1,800.00

We at TrustedReviews have a soft spot for raw, naked technological ambition. It’s always invigorating to find brands willing to try and shake up the established order of things by refusing to let themselves be cowed by bigger, critically adored, mass-selling rivals. The LG 55LM660T is an example of this in action.

Naturally not all heroic underdog efforts are destined to end in success. But sometimes you get brands that are so doggedly determined to make it to the top that they merely take what criticism they get along the way on the chin and use it to make themselves stronger.

All of which rather high falutin’, tear-jerkin’ stuff brings us to the LG 55LM660T. Now, obviously LG is hardly a tiny, struggling brand. But it has for many years been locked in a dogged scrap with an arch local Korean rival (Samsung, if you're wondering). A scrap which, to be honest, it’s spent most of the time losing. But with every new skirmish the battle has felt that little bit more evenly matched. And now, with the 55LM660T, LG looks like it might have finally earned at least a score draw.


As soon as you get the 55LM660T out of its box, LG’s desire to make a statement hits you like a sledgehammer. Except that, um, it doesn’t hurt and is also very, very pretty. The main design trait is the almost complete absence of bezel around the 55in screen. In fact, when the TV’s turned off, you’re only really aware of the silvery band that wraps right around the TV’s outer edge - and this is barely 1mm thick.

With the TV on, the 1cm or so of black bezel does become visible. But it’s still a stunning design achievement that comfortably rivals Samsung’s much-lauded skinny-bezelled efforts. And let’s not forget that this design has been applied to what’s essentially a mid-range model, at least within LG’s 3D TV offerings.


The 55LM660T unsurprisingly cuts no corners with its connections. A full quota of four HDMIs is on hand for receiving HD and 3D sources, while multimedia support extends to three USBs, a D-Sub PC input, a LAN port and, we’re pleased to say, integrated Wi-Fi.

The network options can be used for networking PCs and Macs to the TV for streaming via DLNA protocols, LG’s own Smart Share software, or PLEX. Plus, of course, the LAN/Wi-Fi options can be used to go online with LG’s latest Smart TV system.

LG 55LM660T

The USBs and network options are able to play an impressive range of video, photo and music files, including DivX HD.

Accessories and remote control

Considering that at £1800 the LG 55LM660T is by no means overpriced for a 55in 3D TV packed with multimedia talents, it ships with an impressive array of accessories. For as well as four pairs of passive 3D glasses, you also get two remote controls: a standard one, and a new version of the LG ‘Magic’ remote found on the brand’s top-end TVs last year.

The Magic remote basically works like a sophisticated pointer, allowing you to control a navigation cursor on the screen just by pointing the remote at the screen and moving it around. We admired this approach on last year’s high-end LG models, but the system has been greatly improved this time round, with more intuitive integration of the system with the TV’s menus, and a more accurate response from the onscreen pointer.

The remote also feels more comfortable in the hand, carries just the right amount of buttons to ensure that it doesn’t add unnecessary fiddliness to menu navigation, and is now equipped with a menu ‘wheel’ like that found on most modern PC mice, allowing for rapid navigation up and down menu lists.

We’re convinced the Magic remote will quickly become the controller of choice for any even slightly technophobic users, as it really does feel surprisingly intuitive versus the normal remote control. It’s worth saying, too, that the Magic remote is now supplied with the 55LM660T free of charge.


April 10, 2012, 3:49 pm

Is there a specific game mode that reduces the input lag at all?


April 10, 2012, 7:21 pm

@ Badgerio. Yes there is a mode, no it doesn't reduce lag. It says so in the review in the Input Lag section -

''And the 55LM660T continues this theme, taking in the region of 100ms to show pictures - even if you use the provided 'game' preset.''


May 6, 2012, 9:11 pm

A fantastic television by the looks of things. I can't wait for the release of the LG OLED TV.


June 11, 2012, 2:00 pm

Craig, I can't wait either. I've been thinking about their OLED TV almost every day.


July 3, 2012, 1:49 pm

I think LG TVs are a good fit especially for family use. Like you said, this model comes with 4 glasses and each extra pair costs only £5~10 which is remarkably cheaper compared to active 3D glasses. I also like its design. And LG knew how to utilize the design to enhance their picture quality.


July 11, 2012, 7:34 am

I totatlly fell in love with the design, when I saw it online. However, after seeing in it in person and actually watching the quality images of the TV, I knew it had to be in my living room. Now I am proud owner of it and now it brings the family closer when having movie nights. The kids love the 3D and since the glasses are affordable we bought spare ones.


July 11, 2012, 7:39 am

This thing looks like a painting on the wall. Not only is the design absolutely elegant, but the quality on this TV beast is spectacular. The girlfriend and I rarely go to the theatres when we have all picture perfect and sound quality at home now.


July 18, 2012, 1:37 pm

The LW series were alright but the LM series are amazing. The cinema 3d development brings true 3d to polarized glasses. The design has to be a key point. The bezel is minimized and stylish stand make quite a statement. Motion resolution is spoken to be limited but I haven't faced any kind of issues so far. The price of LM670T is also worth the quality. The rival TV Panasonic TX-L47ET50 is unparalleled price wise.


July 18, 2012, 1:45 pm

The flicker free 3d tv is one of the best experiences. The comfort zone viewing far outweighs any shuttle glasses. There is less stress in to the eyes and it is sensational blur free. The great feature that I really am pleased is the 2d to 3d conversion. I get to watch any channels 3d. Having some friends over for dual play is off the hook. It allows you to view full screen. Some loss of detail in darker areas is shown on the picture but overall since the black level is deep and rich, it is able to be covered. The quality of a smart TV is all shown on this set.


July 18, 2012, 2:03 pm

I love the LM660T. It has great watchable passive 3d. The 2d HD picture is also an outstanding feature. The bezel-free design makes it outstanding, and it has one of the best smart tv system. Smart system provide comprehensive online feature for variety of enjoyable experience. There are some negative in 3d line structure but it is not something that can be pointed out daily. I would buy this right away if possible.

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