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Great picture, Google TV has a long way to go
I was very excited to get this LG 55G2. I got a great price from a large online retailer and I have had the TV for about 3 weeks. For a quick summary I...Read complete review
I was very excited to get this LG 55G2. I got a great price from a large online retailer and I have had the TV for about 3 weeks. For a quick summary I have to say that I am disappointed in the following: amount of support that Google has given to Google TV, the built in picture wizard, the capability to control the surround sound receiver, and the lack of smart-link HDMI control; I am impressed by the following: the picture, the sound (for an LED tv), and the 3D capability (both 3D content and 3D up conversion) The number of apps available in the Play store is a huge let down. You can greatly increase the number of apps available by downloading them outside of the market and side load them. The biggest let down of them all is a total lack of Hulu+ support. Almost every other Smart TV on the market supports Hulu+ and Google somehow cannot work out an agreement with Hulu to get support through the browser or through an app. As for the TV its self, I was a little concerned at first. I used the built in picture wizard and it resulted in a dull and dim image that was not bright enough to see with the large windows in my TV room. The color also resulted in a picture shifted in the warm direction. After resetting the image back to stock I performed an image setup using a Disney Bluray with the calibration images provided on the disk. After calibrating the image with that, I have a TV with the best picture I have ever seen. The colors appear to be spot on, the brightness is great, and everything looks great in a dark or bright room. The sound from the TV is better than most other LED tv's I have been around. I would say it is the same quality of sound that you get from a Plasma or LCD tv, which have a thicker frame so they can support a larger speaker. The sound from the TV is good enough that I use the TV speakers for most daily watching. This leads me to a disappointing change that occurred after my first update, I originally could control my surround sound volume by using the Fn+. This was very useful because I use the TV speakers most of the time and it allowed me to mute the TV and control the amplifier without any change in settings. After the update, the Fn+ no longer work. The only way to control the surround sound using the TV remote is to change a setting in the TV menu to not use the TV speakers. I would consider using my surround sound all the time, but the TV does not have a setting to turn off/on the surround sound when the TV turns off/on. I am not going to leave the surround sound on all of the time, so it forces me to change the setting each time I want to use the surround sound. Related to controlling the surround sound, I do think that the IR emitters included work very well. It was easy to set up and I use them to control my Dish receiver and my Denon surround sound receiver. The final negative feature that is missing from the TV is a lack of Smart-link, which is a feature that allows you to control components attached through HDMI. On my previous LCD TV I used this feature to control my PS3 with my TV remote. It was a very useful tool that most TVâ€™s in this price range have, and I am disappointed that this TV does not have it. One of the features I have been most impressed with is the 3D feature on the TV. I love the Passive glasses. The 2D to 3D conversion on the TV works great. Watching actual 3D content on the TV is easily the best way to view 3D, and this TV does a great job.
Most Liked Negative Review
Lack quick access on remote
As good as the full Qwerty magic remote is, it is lack of all the frequently used short cuts that the old non-smart TV carries, such as Caption, Input, Color ... you...Read complete review
As good as the full Qwerty magic remote is, it is lack of all the frequently used short cuts that the old non-smart TV carries, such as Caption, Input, Color ... you have to go so many steps for these features. And one not-so-smart thing about it is the Picture adjustment. You have to go to many dialog boxes to get the it and when it's time to adjust, there is a big giant box that covers most of the screen so you can't see the picture you are adjusting if it's good or not.
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I love the tv, it has so many options and I especially enjoy having my movies I download automatically uploaded to the tv without having to plug in my pc or putting them onto a flash drive! The 3D part is awesome also. I still haven't used all of the options. All I need now is the smart remote and I'm golden! :)
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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great tv with great features
from Hollidaysburg, PA 16648, USA
Combined with Google this tv has everything anyone could ask for. The controls are esay to use and with internet access it jud\st s joy to hsvr.
This product has great features
from Milwaukee, WI, USA
Sexy Design Inside and out....Very awesome UI...All my friends are jealous and offer to buy it every time they visit ;) But Ladies love it more so i always say no..haha!! 2 thumbs and big toes up!!!
Picture and cabinet has great appearance.
from Ponte Vedra, FL, USA
Set is very smart. Voice feature is a great extra also. There is a learning curve to operate all the features. In addition, Skype would have been a really nice feature.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
This is one of the better TV's we had seen
from Tucson, AZ, USA
My wife and I were looking for a TV where we can get performance in both picture and sound for not only movies but, for video games as well. We had looked at several different TV's a lot of them had what we were looking for but they were just bland. When we saw the LG 55G TV and what it can do with the apps that were on it as well as being able to download other apps we loved it. Other things that sold us on it was getting six pairs of 3D glasses that not only didn't need batteries but, were comfortable to wear over our prescription glasses as well. Plus it allowed both of us to play against each other on the same TV without having to deal with the split screen due to the Dual Play Games Glasses.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Atlanta, GA, USA
from Kimberly, WI, USA
I love this tv. It has so many options and features. The remote is a great addition to the best tv i have ever owned. Very easy step by step tutorial to get the best quality picture that you desire. I wasn't planning on buying a 3d tv, but once i saw how awesome it actually was in the store, i had to buy it.
The remote is the best
from Norfolk, VA, USA
I am enjoying this TV even though I have not used the 3D yet. Love the remote,
This product has great 3d picture and easy to use
This is my second 3d tv, my 1st one was a Sony and after I bought that one I saw an LG at Best Buy. After seeing the 3d picture I was wishing I had bought an LG. This TV was very easy to set up wi-fi ready,nice remote...love it, flicker-free 3D glasses are just like the ones you get at the movie theater, so there are no batteries required and they don't need recharging. Because LG Cinema 3D glasses are so inexpensive, you can outfit your family and friends for a fraction of the cost of other 3D technologies. You can even use other compatible 3D glasses. 6 sets of glasses included. Worth the money when you buy this TV. The internet browsing option is nice. You have Chrome on it and it runs Flash so you can basically watch a lot of videos from there.
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