LG 47LS4600 Review
47” Edge Lit LED TV, 1080p
By Robert Wiley
Picture Quality Rating: 8.2/10
The picture quality on this LED from LG is in the middle of the pack for 2012/early 2013 if you count all the off-brand TVs on the market. LG has endowed the 47LS4600 with some good features for such a value oriented TV such as the 120Hz panel.
The picture modes in the 47LS4600 unusually include the Expert ISF 1 & 2 options reserved normally for higher end TVs. This gives a lot of flexibility over the picture settings and there is a full 10-point white balance adjustment.
This shot from the BluRay of Oceans Eleven of the 55LS4600 shows somewhat subdued colors, but not bad for the price!
Color presentation was not the best we have seen this year, nor is the picture depth exceptional, but it's a good solid picture quality which will show HD material very well. There is just more grain and artifacts than with top TVs on the market.
On the negative side, the picture in the 47LS4600 is dimmer than most LED TVs from top tier manufacturers.
Features Rating: 8/10
This LED edge lit TV is especially useful for those that plan on using it for brightly lit rooms and who do not care about extra features such as Internet options, 3D compatibility, or the Magic Remote. It has a basic remote control that functions easily with the very thorough menu system. The features the LS4600 does have are well done and solid in performance. It just doesnt have many extras.
The 47LS4600 has your basic looks as opposed to the high end models with the Cinema Screen design with almost no bezel. The frame on this TV is black with a little over an inch in width. Even with the sort of standard design the depth is still super thin at only 1.4” which is somewhat surprising as one of the competing models with this TV is the Samsung UN46EH6000 which has a hefty depth of 3.7”.
Menu and Remote
Menu and remote function in the LS4600 series is very thorough and you have options such as 6 aspect ratios to choose from, and 8 picture setting options including the intelligent sensor option. The menu is easy to access and understand.
There are 3 HDMI inputs and 2 component inputs as well as a USB input to give you plenty of connectivity in this LED television.
Value Rating: 8.6/10
The 47LS4600 will provide solid picture performance but nothing special. The features that is has are also very good, though it does not have any “extra” features.” Feature-wise this is a basic LED TV with lots of picture function features (picture modes including ISF expert settings), however without many of the major upgrade features such as Smart TV, 3D, Magic remote etc. Pricing is around $700 to $850 from most retailers. Analysis is required for the Value rating for this TV as that is what it is striving to be – a value play for viewing only. This TV sells for $100 to $150 less than a comparable Samsung which is the best equivalent. But compared to comparable Toshiba LED TVs like the 46L5200U it sells for the same price but with less features and a roughly equivalent picture quality.
Overall Rating: 8.3/10
47LS4600 Specifications and Dimensions
- LED Backlighting
- TruMotion 120Hz
- Full HD 1080p Resolution
- ENERGY STAR® Qualified
- 42.9" x 25.8" x 1.4" without stand
- 42.9" x 28.4" x 10.6" " with stand
LCD Panel Specifications
- Screen Size Class (diagonal) 47”
- Resolution 1080p
- BLU Type Edge-Lit LED
- Response Time 120Hz
- Dynamic Contrast Ratio 4,000,000:1
Picture Settings (47LS4600)
- Picture Mode 8 Modes (Intelligent Sensor/Vivid/Standard/Cinema/Sport/Game/isf Expert 1/isf Expert 2)
- Picture Wizard II HDMI 1080p/1080i/720p, Component 1080p/1080i/720p, RF 1080p/1080i/720p
- Aspect Ratio 6 Modes (16:9/Just Scan/Set by Program/4:3/ Cinema Zoom 1/Zoom)
- Just Scan (1:1 Pixel Matching)
- AV Mode (Picture & Sound) (Cinema/Sport/Game/Off)
- Smart Energy Saving
- Input Labeling
- Quick View (Flashback)
- Closed Caption
- (Backlight Control+Intelligent Sensor)
Input and Connectivity options in the LS4600 Series
- 1 X RF In (Antenna/Cable)
- 2 X Component Video In(Y, Pb, Pr) + Audio
- 3 X HDMI™/HDCP Input
- 1 X RGB In (D-Sub 15 Pin) - PC
- 1 X PC Audio Input
- 1 X USB 2.0
- 1 X LAN