We’ve been very curious about how LG’s new passive 3D television units were going to perform. They have already mentioned that they can deliver true 1080p resolution, and were sure to mention that Vizio’s rival models can’t make that claim. So, we took the unit in and stood it up next to Vizio’s 65XVT3D television to see how it did…the results were interesting, and at times a little disappointing.
Our LW5600 from LG is a reasonable model for the price, and it utilizes an edge LED lit viewing panel. All of the standard expectations were met: onboard Wi-Fi, 120Hz tech specs, and 3D visuals. Both units came with 4 sets of glasses, so needless to say, we were having a bit of a party on this test run. The LG model was probably the brightest we have seen from any company in similar tests, so we were quite impressed with that. Further, while the artifacting of the picture still occurred, it was far less visible on the LG model when compared to the Vizio rendition.
One trouble issues with the LG unit was ghosting. The 3D effect worked nicely, but there were horizontal bands that you simply couldn’t miss. And what about the 1080p claims that LG was making? Yeah…um, we arne’t too sure about that. If these units can perform at that level, we didn’t see it. Either way, the LW5600 did perform quite well in our tests (considering the price), and we were definitely pleased. However, some of the claims seemed to be just a bit of hype to draw attention to the unit.
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