LG 47LM6700 3D LED LCD HDTV Review$1,749.00
Software & Interface
The Home menu collects all of the LG smart features in one area, as well as the picture settings, and the input list. If you need anything, the Home menu has it, arranged in an easy to navigate format. There are "cards" in the Home menu. When you turn it on from the factory, there are three of these cards. One holds the premium streaming content, one has the LG 3D world content, and the other is filled out with the LG Smart Share features. Other than the premium content, these cards are completely customizable. You can remove or add a card and change what appears there. You can add any one of the built-in features to a card, as well as any Apps you download from the store.
The settings menu looks much like the menus of old, but you will navigate it with the magic remote. These two clash a little, as the scroll wheel does not work here, and whipping around with the remote will switch menus rapidly, but with some patience, the two will get along.
The 3D menu is best left alone. When the 47LM6700 detects 3D content, it will switch right over. Adjusting the 3D seems to derange the effect and we found it easiest to have the LG do the work.
Other Interface Features
One of our favorite features is the search function, accessible from the Home menu. This function searches the entire realm of smart TV possibility for what you want. If you type in a show title, it will let you know exactly all the thousands of ways you can watch that show, immediately. If it's available on Netflix, Hulu, Vudu, from your media port, on LG Smart Share, or any other possible way, it will be listed here. We were surprised by how thoroughly and quickly the search worked. If the search comes up with nothing, which is doubtful, be assured that you won't be able to get instant access to the content anywhere else.
There are two instruction manuals for the LG 47LM6700, and both are a little disappointing. The paper manual is spare, covering basic setup, connectivity, the remote, and troubleshooting. We figured that the finer details, the nitty-gritty, would be covered in the user manual inside the TV.
When we got there, we could not find simple items, like the motion processing features or explanations of various settings. Rather, there were lengthy descriptions of new features. This is certainly helpful, as the LG Dual Play will require an in-depth explanation, but when basic information is not available, we get a little peeved. You can find a digital copy of the User Manual here.
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