LG 55LW980T specs

John Archer

By John Archer

Reviewed:

Key Features

  • 55in LCD TV with direct LED lighting
  • Passive 3D playback
  • Freeview HD tuner
  • Smart TV functionality
  • Online and DLNA multimedia support
  • Manufacturer: LG
  • Review Price: £2,500.00
specs
Quick Glance
Size 55
Display Type LED
Max. Resolution 1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio 10,000,000:1
Refresh Rate 1000
Freeview HD Yes
Features
Size 55
Display Type LED
Max. Resolution 1920 x 1080
Full HD 1080p Yes
Digital Tuner Yes
Freeview HD Yes
Freesat HD No
3D Ready Yes
Contrast Ratio 10,000,000:1
Refresh Rate 1000
Physical Specifications
Height 760
Width 1265
Depth 27.5
Weight 23.8
Connectivity
HDMI 4 (1.4)
Component 1
Composite 1
Scart 1 (RGB)
Digital Audio Out 1 (optical)
Charging/Computer Connection 2
Ethernet 1
WiFi Yes (built-in)

A Scotland

October 14, 2011, 4:40 pm

So which would you go for. The Panasonic GT30 (50 inch), the Samsung D6530 (55 inch) or this? Assuming money was not an issue.

Chris

October 14, 2011, 5:40 pm

At the price this LG sells for, the fair comparison would be the 55 inch Samsung D8000 and Panasonic VT30.

pimlicosound

October 14, 2011, 6:25 pm

@Chris: don't expect this model to stay at the RRP for long. I got last year's 47LE8900 for £1K when the RRP was £2K. Wait a little bit and you'll probably see some cracking bargains on this model too, making it very competitive. For what it's worth, the 47LE8900, also with local dimming, is spectacular.

hawkins37

October 18, 2011, 3:07 pm

I would definitely go with LG 55LW980T. I read another review on this model before and it said this model is the first THX certified passive 3D TV that also has local dimming light under the panel. In addition, its design got much nicer and add lot more apps in their dash board. They still include the wii-like remote controller too. I haven't seen the picture quality yet, but I bet it would look stunning. I liked LG's lower models which were lw5600 and 6500 and thought the picture quality on them were superb also. Now since it is higher model that even has a local dimming light and THX certified, I cannot doubt about its picture quality.

RJM

October 26, 2011, 11:25 am

I recently compared this LG with the Panasonic TH-P65VT30, and ended up getting the Panasonic.
When viewed side by side I noticed a reduction in the clarity of the 3D image on the LG. I thought it strange as the screen is smaller and put it down to the banding that I saw when standing up close.
I then learned that the 3D is 720p on the LG, while the Panasonic is 1080p, and (I guess) I saw this, when comparing.
I got the Panasonic as an upgrade from a Pioneer PDP-504 and I wanted the option of 1080 in both 2D and 3D (and also went for the more obvious size increase).
Re active/passive glasses. Of all the pros and cons between the formats, flicker in day light could well be the most obvious difference.
We are moving into summer here so for now it is 3D movies at night only. I do not want to live in a cave all Weekend.
All the shops I went to had no windows, Ahh well you live and learn.

kjj70

September 26, 2012, 12:59 am

I recently purchased an LG47LW980T after weeks of reading review/compare sites and am very pleased with its performance. The picture on this TV is breathtaking in HD and blu ray with some of the most vivid colours I have ever seen on a TV. 3D is great and very bright due to the full baclit led screen although the resolution is not quiet full HD it is still very good with a good sense of depth and certainly more comfortable than active 3d with no flicker or crosstalk. Also this TV although coming out last year has a MCI of 1000mhz which is the same as some of the latest 2012 models out now. The only problem I did have when first setting up was with motion juder, but this was cured by turning trumotion setting off completely. I would Highly recommend this TV to anyone, and here is the setting that I find best worked for me. Energy saving off, Backlight 70, Contrast 80, Brightness 50, Sharpness 70, Colour 68, tint&Colour temp zero, True motion off.

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