LG 47LV3700 Review

Model: LG 47LV3700
Description: 47" LED Edge Lit LCD TV with 60Hz Processing 1080p resolution
Includes: Swivel table top stand, Breakout cables for 2nd Component and Composite inputs
Reviewers: Robert Wiley
Date: Summer 2011

Strengths

  • Price for LED TV with Internet Compatibilty
  • Off Center, Side Viewing Angle is very good for LED TV
  • Calibration Contols Excellent
  • Menu System Features and ease of use

Weaknesses

  • Somewhat dim picture with Standard Definition sources
  • Slight Glare from Present Room Light/ Non-Clear Coat Screen
  • Judder, jerky motion in side to side panning images

Picture Quality Rating (HD): 8/10

LG 55LV3700 Review
A shot from Oceans 12 shows good color reproduction from the LV3700.

The LV3700 does not contain the 120Hz feature so there is no need to worry about turning the feature off. For the most part the picture quality is very solid with good black levels and acceptable dark shadow detail. The screen is not clear coat but rather a common type of anti glare screen used on LCD TVs. Though we prefer clear coat screens due to additional depth, the LV3700 produced lively enough colors to satisfy us. Color accuracy was very good as well. On the negative side, there is some judder (jerky rather than smooth) effect when panning slowly side to side.

Picture Quality Rating (Non-HD): 7.5/10

Features Rating: 8/10

LG 55LV3700 Review
The Internet TV lineup (Netcast SmartTV) for LG's LV3700.

LG NetCast Internet Options: LG is working hard to expand their Internet options. There are a few Internet options that appear to have been dropped from last years offering including Yahoo! Widgets and Skype. But other options have been expanded from the premium services Netflix, Youtube, VUDU, AP, Google Maps, Cinema Now, NBA, Facebook, and Twitter. There are currently 49 Apps in the LG Internet Apps store – not nearly as many as some competitors but the list is growing. A few we noticed include Yoga trainer, Horoscope, H&M Fashion, Color Blind, and a Paint App. It appears LG is concertedly playing catchup in this area and doing a reasonably good job at it. We are happy to report that the TruMotion feature and Picture Menu options can be accessed on the LV5500 with Internet options.

Value Rating: 8/10

Though the 47LV3700 LG does not have some of the upgrade features, 120Hz, 3D compatibility, or the Magic Wand remote, it does have the complete LG Internet Netcast suite, LED edge-lit lighting, and the benefits of solid side viewing angles. At a price of only $1169, we think it will be on our hot deal list from time to time. Competition comes from the Samsung UN46D6000, the Sharp LC-46LE830U, and the Toshiba 46SL417U and a host of plasma TVs.

Overall Rating: 7.75/10

See the calibrated picture settings for the 47LV3700

Specifications

  • Screen size: 47" (46.9" diagonal) / 1920 x 1080p LCD panel
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Progressive features: 24p Real Cinema (5:5/2:2 pulldown) / 3:2 pulldown / TruMotion 60Hz / 2ms response time
  • Video inputs: 3 HDMI/HDCP (side) / 2 USB 2.0 (side) / 2 component video with audio / 2 composite video with audio (1 rear, 1 side) / 1 RF
  • Other inputs: 1 RGB PC / 1 PC audio / 1 LAN / 1 RS-232c (control/service)
  • Audio outputs: 1 optical / 1 headphone jack (side)
  • Built-in speakers: MTS, SAP / 10W x 2 / 2 way, 4 system / Bass, treble, balance controls / Infinite Surround system
  • Mounting options: VESA compliant (400mm x 400mm)
  • Remote control: Standard
  • 1080p source input: HDMI (1080p/1080i/720p) / Component (1080p/1080i/720p) / RGB (1080i/720pp)
  • Picture Wizard II
  • LG Smart TV
  • Broadband: NetCast Entertainment Access (Yahoo, Netflix, Vudu, YouTube, Picasa) / Wi-Fi ready / ISFccc ready / DLNA certified
  • Built-in tuner: ATSC / NTSC / Clear QAM
  • ENERGY STAR rated
  • LED backlighting
  • Intelligent Sensor
  • Smart Energy Saving
  • Color temperature control: 3 models (warm/medium/cool)
  • Wireless 1080p ready (WHDI) / Wi-Fi ready
  • Convenience features: Auto tuning / Auto programming / Channel add, delete / Favorites / Clock / Timer / Sleep Timer / Auto off / Auto sleep
  • Picture mode: 7 Modes (Intelligent Sensor / Vivid / Standard / Cinema/ Game / isf Expert 1 / isf Expert 2)
  • ISFccc ready
  • Dimensions: 43.6" W x 26.6" H x 1.6" D without stand, 43.6" W x 29.4" H x 10.1" D with stand
  • Weight: 41.2 lbs. without stand, 46.1 lbs. with stand

 



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