LG Infinia 47LW6500 47-Inch 3D HDTV Review

When it comes to 3D technology, active 3D shutter glasses are undoubtedly the norm. However, there are benefits to the passive technology included with the LG Infinia 47LW6500, not least the fact that the glasses are a lot cheaper. Keep reading to find out whether this could be the TV for you.

Key Specs For The LG Infinia 47LW6500

Average Price: 992-1,899 Released: 2011 3D-Ready? Yes 3D Glasses Included: 4 pairs Screen Size: 47 Screen Type: LED-Lit Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels Aspect Ratio: 16:09 Contrast Ratio: 9,000,000:1 Refresh Rate: 240 Hz Viewing Angle: 178° /178° Horizontal/Vertical Response Time: 2. ms Connectivity: Wi-Fi Ready (comes with adaptor) HDMI Inputs: 4 Dimensions: 44.1 x 1.2 x 26.9 inches

Benefits Of The LG Infinia 47LW6500

3D Glasses Included: Unlike most other 3D TVs on the market, you’ll get four pairs of 3D glasses in the box of the LG Infinia 47LW6500. This is enough for most families and means you can view 3D content right out of the box, without having to buy extra accessories.

Passive 3D Glasses Technology: The LG Infinia 47LW6500 uses passive [ReviewAZON_Tooltip asin=”integrated” titlewordcount=”3″]3D technology[/ReviewAZON_Tooltip], which differs from the active technology most other screens include. What this means is that the 3D glasses are exactly the same as the ones you get in movie theaters. They don’t need batteries or recharging like the active glasses, and buying extra pairs is a lot cheaper.

Many users have also commented on the fact that passive 3D glasses are simply more comfortable to wear. Active glasses, instead, make use of shutters that open and close at rapid speed. Although most users get on with these perfectly well, some claim to suffer from headaches as a result. Passive glasses are extremely simple and lightweight, but they do come with their own issues (see below).

2D To 3D Conversion: 2D to 3D conversion means the ability to convert standard two dimensional content into 3D automatically, even though it wasn’t originally designed in 3D like current 3D movies. Having this feature is a real benefit to those who want to make the most of their new 3D technology.

Picture Quality: Although the 3D picture quality isn’t as good as 3D screens using active 3D glasses (see below), it’s extremely clear, bright and with true-to-life colors – well worth the price.

Motion: If you’re interested in watching sports, or simply want to know that you can watch fast action content without a motion blur, then you’ll be pleased to know that the LG Infinia 47LW6500 handles this very well with 240Hz TruMotion technology.

Internet: As with any other high-end 3D TV, you can access the internet quickly and easily on the LG Infinia 47LW6500. Just connect it up to your wireless broadband and you’ll soon have access to the range of apps that’ll allow you to stream music and movies from the ‘net, or connect to your favorite social networking websites.

Sound Quality: You should never expect too much from any flat panel speakers, due to the small space available to fit them. That said, the sound quality on the LG Infinia 47LW6500 is impressive and will suit casual users.

Picture Controls: The LG Infinia 47LW6500 comes with a range of picture control options that’ll help you calibrate the image to a state you feel happy with. The controls are designed to be step by step, making it easy to know what to adjust even if you’re not a technology expert. You can even let LG adjust the screen automatically using the inbuilt sensor, if you wish.

Drawbacks Of The LG Infinia 47LW6500

Passive 3D Technology: Although there are a number of benefits of the passive 3D technology used in the LG Infinia 47LW6500, there are a few drawbacks worth mentioning.

Because passive 3D TV glasses do not split the image into two, like active shutter glasses, the resolution of the television is effectively halved when you’re viewing 3D content. This means that this TV will only show its full 1080p resolution when watching 2D content. You’ll also have to make sure that you sit far back enough to improve the quality of the 3D image – preferably at least six feet away.

2D Picture: The 2D picture quality on the LG Infinia 47LW6500 is generally very good. However, the screen uniformity can be poor, especially in low level lighting conditions.

Web Browser: Although having a web browser is a nice bonus for the LG Infinia 47LW6500, there’s no Flash support meaning you’re unable to view Flash videos or websites. Some of the included internet apps are also poorer quality when compared to other internet-ready TV screens in this price bracket.

Should You Buy The LG Infinia 47LW6500?

In short, the LG Infinia 47LW6500 is a good television. It comes in at a cheaper price bracket than some of the other 3D TVs on the market, and it’s made even cheaper thanks to the fact you don’t need to purchase expensive shutter glasses. It’s not perfect, but it’s certainly an impressive 3D option.