55LA8600 vs 55GA7900
LA8600 Series vs GA7900 Series
by Jack Burden, Reviewer
The 55LA8600 and 55GA7900 are actually very similar models and both have the great looking Cinema Screen Design and 240Hz panels.
The major difference between the two is the G stands for Google – meaning the 55GA7900 has Google TV capability. And the LA8600 does not. What does this get you? Google TV adds the Chrome web browser, and Google believes it makes searching easier, voice recognition and more to your TV, making for a fuller online experience to your living room. The Android marketplace is also available.
The remote control is markedly different as well. The GA7900 remote control has the full QWERTY keyboard on back but still fits nicely into ones hand for use with the Magic remote pointer.
The QWERTY side of the Google TV magic remote has keys that aren't too small for your fingers.
The GA7900 is available in 47 inches as well, while the LA8600 is available in 60 inches. These are LG's top of the line models for 2013 in the LED non-4K category.
|Jack Burden has been reviewing and writing reviews in the consumer electronics category for 7 years with CEAG. He considers grayscale gradation, film patterned retarders, and focus field drives to be fun topics. Read more about Jack|