LG 32LM6200 3D LED HDTV Review$650.00
Apps & Internet Features
The browser that LG offers on their internet TVs is surprisingly robust. There are tabs, bookmarks, and an easy access to sites previously visited. Getting to a website involves using the Magic Remote to input text on the screen, which is quicker than using a normal remote to select each letter. Scrolling on a website, something that most TV browsers are absolutely horrible at, is easy with the Magic Remote. Simply using the scroll wheel will make the page go up and down as you please.
The usual suspects are all here: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Hulu Plus, and Netflix. We found the social networking apps to be completely useless: they look nice, but there is no PiP screen on their interfaces. What is the point of social networking on your TV if you can't watch content while doing it?
The video streaming services, which are the real meat and potatoes of Smart TVs, work fine and are even enhanced by LG's Magic Remote. Using the motion-controlled remote to search for a movie or TV show is much easier than selecting each individual letter with a normal remote. Does it beat a keyboard and mouse? No, but this is the next best thing.
Check out what else we had to say about LG's app content in our detailed look.
Other Internet Features
When powering on the 32LM6200 for the first time, it will guide you through connecting to the internet. Unfortunately, we ran into an annoying glitch when trying to connect to Wi-Fi: the 32LM6200 kept cutting our password off. We would select our network, enter the password, and then click OK, only to have the TV cut off most of it. After trying this several times and being frustrated to no end, we hooked up a USB keyboard to the TV and typed our password in. This solved the issue, but was a completely unnecessary fix to a problem that should not be happening.
LG's "Smart Share" is a fancy way of saying "media playback." Smart Share is a featured app on LG's platform that organizes all music, photo, and video content in one simple location. This means that media from a USB drive and from a shared PC will appear in the same location, sorted by media type.