Review: LG 55LW650S

 
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Published: March 31, 2011 11:00 PM
By Pierre Anzil / Pierre-Jean Alzieu
This model is the 55'' version of the 47'' TV that we tested in our labs, the LG 47LW650S

Everything we said in the original article holds true--the only thing that's different is the size! 

The only exception is that some manufacturers fit different sized televisions with panels from different sources.  In that case, our comments are only valid for the panel that we originally tested.  Contrast, black levels, colour handling and ghosting are all subject to change from one panel to another.

Manufacturers who do fit the same panel in all of the TVs in a range can expect the same results across the whole range.  The only factor which could be prone to slight variation is the brightness, producing slightly different contrast.  According to our own tests, and assurances from manufacturers, the results of one TV can accurately be applied to others in the range.
3/5 LG 55LW650S DigitalVersus 2011-04-01 00:00:00

Pros

  • Attractive results in 2D and 3D
  • Accurate colours: average deltaE of 1.7
  • Powerful Trumotion 200 Hz mode
  • Light, comfortable 3D glassesglasses
  • Low energy consumption: 129 W

Cons

  • Contrast ratio not quite perfect (1186:1)
  • Some crosstalk visible in 3D films
  • Media player doesn't support M2TS or MTS files

Conclusion

The LG LW650S is the first TV to offer passive 3D technology to the general public, and the results it produces are natural and easy on the eye. The resolution is limited to 1920 x 540 pixels in 3D, so you'll need to sit a little bit further back. The picture in 2D is very good, with only a slightly weak contrast ratio letting it down.

OUR SCORE 3/5
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