Review Price £1,499.00
LG 55LM760T Design
If the LG 55LM760T could speak, it would probably say ‘Well, hello boys’. Or ‘girls’. For if ever a TV was unashamedly designed to inspire lust in all who behold it, it’s this one.
For starters, the frame wrapped around the 55-inch screen of the LG 55LM760T is unfeasibly thin. With a picture playing it’s barely 1cm across, while in standby the cunning way the black bezel blends into the darkness of the screen means the frame appears to be barely 1mm wide, where a sliver of silver outer trim kicks in.
Basically LG has out-Samsunged Samsung this year with the extraordinary slimness of its TV designs - a move that will surely bag the brand plenty of extra sales in these design-obsessed times.
It’s not just the main TV bodywork that’s striking, either. The shiny silver ‘outline’ stand adds another layer of glamour for people not intending to wall hang the set. There is a downside to the stand’s shininess, though, as the angled bar along its front can distractingly reflect the light coming out of the screen.
LG 55LM760T Connectivity
In keeping with most mid-range and higher TVs with LG branding, the LG 55LM760T is bristling with features. These kick off with its connections, which cover all the AV and multimedia bases. For video the most important discovery is four v1.4 HDMI connection ports, while multimedia users get three USB ports, a D-Sub PC input, a LAN port and built-in Wi-Fi.
The USB ports can play back an expansive list of video, photo and music file formats from USB storage devices, while the LAN and Wi-Fi options allow the same sort of content to be streamed from networked computers - be they Macs or PCs.
The LAN and Wi-Fi options also, of course, enable the LG 55LM760T to go online with the latest LG Smart TV platform. And a very impressive service this is. For starters, LG has given its Smart Hub interface a major overhaul, making it full HD so that more content gateway icons can be placed on a single screen without making that screen look cluttered. LG has also improved the organisation of the interface, so that it can accommodate the service’s large amounts of content more efficiently.
Rather too much of this content is rubbish; LG and Samsung both seem more interested in simply boosting the number of apps their online TV services offer than applying any heavy-duty quality control. However, at least LG’s latest interface does a fair job of keeping the chaff separate from the wheat, so that you only get ‘invaded’ by the welter of pointless gaming, infotainment and trivia apps if you really go looking for them.
In terms of worthwhile online content - predominantly video streaming services - LG is now a force to be reckoned with. Among the highlights are LoveFilm, NetFlix, AceTrax Movies, the BBC iPlayer, blinkbox, Livesport.tv, knowhow movies, Euronews, RedBull TV, iConcerts, Youtube, LG’s 3D ‘channel’, and Viewster. There’s also the inevitable Twitter and Facebook social media support if you’d rather use a TV for such services than your personal tablet or phone.
LG 55LM760T Specs
The LG 55LM760T pleasingly ships with one of LG’s Magic Remotes. This offers an alternative means of controlling the TV whereby you point the remote at the part of the screen you want to select. We have no doubt that many people will find this magic remote much more intuitive than the normal remote, so it’s a very welcome inclusion.
The LG 55LM760T’s spec sheet makes for impressive reading. It uses edge LED illumination in conjunction with local dimming, where segments of the LEDs can be controlled individually to boost the image’s contrast.
Also potentially crucial to the LG 55LM760T’s performance is its ‘800MCI’ setting. MCI stands for Motion Clarity Index, and refers to the screen’s combination of a native 200Hz refresh rate, scanning backlight and motion interpolation processing. This will, hopefully, save the LG 55LM760T from the blurring and judder issues quite common in the LCD world - including the company's own (but still impressive) LG 42LM670T model.
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