LG’s LW9800 (LW980T, S or W in Europe) features all of LG’s Smart TV functions, including TV Apps, App Store, DLNA (Plex), USB recording (in Europe) and much more. The Smart TV platform still needs improvement, though. Navigation currently feels sluggish and it lacks more interesting Apps. The Plex system on the other hand is pretty awesome. It just needs some extra processing power and speed from the TV.
Picture quality is great and the Nano direct LED system not only allows LG to create an extremely slim design comparable to Edge LED based TVs, it also eliminates the horizontal banding problems found on last year’s LE8500 TV. Local dimming works pretty well and contributes to near-perfect black levels but it still suffers from light halos. Personally I would prefer these – often insignificant – light halos over clouding on Edge LED (found in most LED models today) based LCD-TVs – no doubt.
The out-of-box settings are not impressive but we did not expect that. Luckily, LG has implemented some pretty accurate picture presets and after calibration we managed to get very accurate colors. Picture quality on LW9800 is stunning with pretty good SD reproduction and amazing HD. Response time is very fast – and faster than on Edge LED based LCD-TVs because of a better scanning backlight implementation – and viewing angles are wide. And then there is LG’s Cinema 3D, which I believe is the best 3D solution for most users, with its cheap, lightweight, flicker-free glasses, yet detailed 3D pictures. LW9800 is hereby one of my personal absolute top-picks for 3D enjoyment - but Dual Play was a disappointment.
All in all LG LW9800 is a very solid TV. The Smart TV features are still lacking but picture quality is excellent. It is not the absolute best TV out there but it is one of the best LCD/LED TVs today, and it outperforms almost every Edge LED based TV today. That is why it receives our Highly Recommended Award.
full review: http://flatpanelshd.com/review.php?subaction=showfull&id=1319111213
erg knappe tv, met deze black levels weet ik niet of ik nog voor een plasma zou gaan!
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