LG 55LM9600 3D LED LCD HDTV Review$2,999.00
The LG 55LM9600 has a very similar—if not identical—design scheme to the 47LM6700, another LG from 2012; its highlights include a thin silver bezel, a minimalist stand, a slim side profile, and LG's signature Magic Remote. These features combine into a futuristic frame that houses and draws attention to the LM9600's screen. While this design might be a bit sci-fi for some users, we personally find it to be an attractive, slightly defiant paradigm shift from the boxy TVs of yesteryear.
Despite their new design schematic, LG has not made changes to the more subtle aspects of the LM9600's build. The stand allows for forward and backward swivel, as well as a very mild amount of tilt. A good selection of ports grace the back and side, easily accessible and clearly labeled. The LM9600 is also VESA certified (400 x 400).
Again like its sister model, the LM6700, the LM9600's manual controls are tucked away in a recessed spot on its back, aesthetically hidden but still fairly easy to locate. We have our qualms about this placement; as the saying goes, "Out of sight, out of mind," but it's the out of sight part that worries us. LG continues to use this placement scheme, however, so someone out there must dig it.
With this kind of design scheme, users are going to wax and wane in their appreciation. We find it attractive, but can see where plenty of folks might find it to be too outlandish.