LG 55LM9600 3D LED LCD HDTV Review$2,999.00
Tour & Design
The LM9600's silver bezel and stand are streamlined to be as minimalist as possible, supporting its monolithic screen while managing to stay pretty well out of the way. The stand can be a bit of a nuisance, however, as its curved design gives it less overall surface area; because of this, the whole TV has more of a tendency to wobble than TVs with the traditional "big rectangle of plastic" stand, and it's harder to slide around on a flat surface. The LM9600 would probably look and work best after it had been wall-mounted, but that's up to the user.
The LM9600 is very screen-oriented: there's not much to see in terms of the stand and bezel, so even when it is balanced upon its thin metal bar, it looks a little like an imposing black rectangle that floats magically in place.
The LM9600's manual controls are tucked away in a recessed area behind the TV itself, on its right side. They are simple enough, and from bottom to top are fairly intuitive for anyone who's used a TV since about 2004, but we still don't like their hidden placement. The fact is, without visual data, its pretty hard to tell which of the buttons your fingers are touching without checking and counting the entire row. The buttons give good tactile response, but their individual etchings don't give much sensory feedback unless your fingers are baby soft.
LG's Magic Remote works quite well, so we know they aren't just cashing in on the gimmick of motion control. It makes for a slightly more "fun" control experience for users, but was clearly manufactured and designed with right-handed people in mind, as it tends to jump and stutter--and get all kinds of confused--when held in the left hand.
In the Box
In the box, users will find the TV, stand, stand mount, 8 screws, manual, warranty info, remote (with batteries), 3 pairs of 3D glasses, and a cleaning cloth.