LG 47LM6700 3D LED LCD HDTV Review$1,749.00
Software & Internet
- Software & Internet
Software & Internet
Wow there's a lot of stuff here: an internet browser, the LG Smart World App store, 3D World 3D streaming content, premium streaming channels like YouTube, Hulu, Vudu, , LG Social Center, K Pop Central (a preloaded App connection to all the Korean pop music you could want...we wanted very little), games, USB media, LG Dual Play, LG Smart Share, an on-board User Guide, 387.4 MB of on-board memory, and one bad ass search feature to filter everything contained herein.
What a mouthful. It's almost too much to wade through, but it is actually quality content. LG has made it so easy to navigate all of these options that you will be thankful for the overstuffed content, rather than drowning in the mire of inoperable nonsense. The competition in the smart television market is often based off of how much a company can cram into a television, less on how well the consumer can get around. LG has done both wonderfully.
The Home menu collects all of the smart TV functions into one area. The layout of Home is intuitive, putting the input video in a small box in the top left corner, and the rest of the functions in easy to use buttons in scrollable pages, as well as in a bar along the bottom.
The magic remote is the perfect tool for the smart TV environment. On literally every other smart television (so far), you have only four directional buttons to get you through a sea of possibilities. Pressing down, down, down, down, right, right, right, then select, only to open up another menu full of options where one must again press down, down, down, right, right, select, again to get anywhere is not worth the effort to watch a single three-minute video on YouTube. How about typing anything useful? Some of the best smart TV remotes have a full keyboard, but most require you to use the D-pad again to select individual letters, making any kind of internet browsing a waste of time.
If you have the magic remote, you can swing through these options with ease. Merely point to what you want exactly, and click the scroll wheel in the center. If there is a long list of items, the scroll wheel will roll through them easily (although this was the only inconsistency we could find: in certain Apps and menus, like the settings menu, the scroll wheel has no effect). Much like a remote and a computer with clickable icons, the remote and the LG interface work magically together.