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LG 47LM670T review

£1,249 inc VAT

Manufacturer: LG Electronics

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

The LG 47LM670T is a 3D TV with first class multimedia file support, but it offers slightly disappointing visual and audio performance. Take a look at our full review to find out more.

For sheer visual panache, you can’t fault LG’s 47LM670T. With its meta-ribbon stand, miniscule bezel and edge-to-edge glass, it’s a real head-turner. But it’s not just the exterior of this screen that’s slick. See all TV reviews.

The user interface has been reworked, to better integrate the LG’s streaming TV and app portal. The result is an easy to navigate dashboard with swift access to terrestrial TV, apps, video on demand and catch-up TV. Programme listings are accompanied by a live channel window, so you won't miss the action in EastEnders while you find out what's on next. Visit Sony BRAVIA KDL-55HX853 3D LED TV review.

Online entertainment options are also good. Joining BBC iPlayer are YouTube, Dailymotion, Acetrax, Blinkbox, Viewster and LoveFilm, among others. Netflix was absent during our trial, but is scheduled to appear. Go to Group test: What's the best TV?

Multimedia file support is first class. The 47LM670T plays all popular video formats (WMV, AVI, MP4 MOV and MKV) from both local USB and networked NAS drives.

The 47LM670T has four HDMIs, plus component, Scart, PC VGA, three USBs, Ethernet, CI Slot, plus a digital optical audio out. Wi-Fi is built-in, alongside WiDi for wirelessly playing video from a compatible Intel laptop.

Unfortunately, image quality is less impressive. The screen offers vibrant hues and appears to have great contrast, but shadow detail and nuance are blotted out; images are just too black. While Freeview broadcasts tends to look 'fizzy', HD looks considerably better. However, motion resolution is limited, topping out at around 800 lines. This translates to characteristic blur when things get a little lively.  

3D comes via passive polarisation (Cinema 3D, as LG calls it). A pack of five multicoloured 3D glasses are included in the box. The drop in resolution that Passive brings is balanced by the comfortable nature of this cheap eyewear; a perfect 3D solution for families.

As an offshoot, there’s a Dual Play mode for gamers. This takes a split screen console input and presents it as two separate full-screen images, when viewed through appropriately polarised Dual Play glasses (included). It’s a neat idea, but the breakthrough from one screen to the other can be intrusive.

Audio quality is best thought of as functional; the 20w sound system isn't the best we've heard.

LG 47LM670T Expert Verdict »
LG 47LM670T Scores 8.9 out of 10 based on 47 reviews
Screen size/resolution: 47inches, 1920 x 1080
Contrast ratio: 8,000,000:1 (Dynamic)
Brightness: Not stated
Speakers: 20w (2 x 10w)
Built-in tuner(s): Freeview HD
EPG: 7 day
Inputs: 4x HDMI, component, composite, Scart, VGA
Outputs Digital: optical audio, headphone
Networking: Ethernet, integrated Wi-Fi
Ports & Slots: 3 x USB, CI slot
Dimensions (w/h/d): 1063 x 627 x 33.4
Weight: 15.3kg
Warranty: 1 year
  • Build Quality: We give this item 10 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 10 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 7 of 10 for value for money
  • Performance: We give this item 7 of 10 for performance
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

With the 47LM670T, LG has produced arguably the prettiest 3D TV of the year. It also has an excellent internet portal, top-notch file support, and bright, inexpensive 3D. However, image quality lacks finesse. This is a screen for the daytime TV crowd, not movie enthusiasts or sports fans.

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