We checked 6,328 user and expert reviews for LG TVs and found that on average LG has good ratings. We also found that LG has good ratings specifically for its mid-size TVs.
Easy to Use
One person who reviewed it thought it was easy to use the menus. One LG 47LM8600 owner said in their reviews that the LG 47LM8600 was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert review site Soundandvision.com wrote three years ago “Compelling 3D, with glasses so light and comfortable”.
Good 3D Picture Quality
Several customers who bought the LG 47LM8600 reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality.
Good Remote Control
Two LG 47LM8600 reviewers who purchased the LG 47LM8600 agreed that it had a good remote control.
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A number of people said in their reviews that the LG 47LM8600 was well made. Expert website Televisioninfo.com said “The 47LM8600 is a solid modern LED HDTV” in their review of this TV. Expert website Soundandvision.com mentioned “Solid color? Check” in their review and gave this TV a rating of 4 stars.
A number of customers who reviewed it wrote that it was good looking. Televisioninfo.com mentioned three years ago “The Magic Remote, elegant design, passive 3D, expansive smart content, six free pairs of g”.
Good High Def TV
One LG 47LM8600 owner wrote that it was good at displaying high definition TV.
The 47LM8600 is 3D compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years are not 3D compatible.
Supports Smart TV Features
The 47LM8600 supports smart TV features, unlike most of the other televisions that have been on the market for more than two years which do not support smart TV features.
Has a WiFi Connection
The 47LM8600 has a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to the 47LM8600 which do not have a WiFi connection.
Fairly Fast Refresh Rate
At 400 hertz, the 47LM8600 has a fairly fast refresh rate compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the 47LM8600. The average refresh rate of TVs that have been around for a similar time to the 47LM8600 is 180Hz, and the refresh rates range from 50Hz to 1,600Hz.
Three USB 2.0 Ports
The LG 47LM8600 is a three USB 2.0 port TV.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This television supports an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly supported WiFi standard on mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as it.
Fairly High RMS Rated Power
The average RMS rated power of TVs of a comparable age and type to the 47LM8600 is 18W, and the RMS rated power range from 2W to 80W. At 20 Watts, the 47LM8600 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other televisions that have been available for a comparable time to the 47LM8600.
Supports Four Audio Formats
The 47LM8600 has a greater number of audio formats than most televisions of this age and type. This LG TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 47LM8600. The audio formats "AAC", "AC3" and "PCM" are also supported by this LG television.
Has Five Smart Modes
The LG 47LM8600 has a greater number of smart modes than most TVs of this type and age. This television has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on televisions of this type and age. The smart modes "Cinema", "Energy saving", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this TV.
Supports One Analog Signal Format System
The number of analog signal format systems supported by the 47LM8600 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. This television supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most frequently supported analog signal format system supported by televisions of a comparable age and spec to the 47LM8600.
Not Included Optical Disc Drive
This TV has a Not included optical disc drive, which is the most commonly found optical disc drive on mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
At only 33 millimeters, the 47LM8600 has a fairly thin thickness compared to most of the other televisions of this spec and age. The thinnest thickness of comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the 47LM8600 is 3.5mm, the thickest is 100mm, and the average thickness is 62mm.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The 47LM8600 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to the 47LM8600 also do not have a built-in camera.
Only Supports Four TV Bands
The number of TV bands supported by the 47LM8600 is more than most TVs that have been available for more than two years. This TV supports an UHF TV band, which is the most frequently supported TV band supported by mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago. The TV bands "CATV", "Hyperband" and "VHF" are also supported by this television.
Only Analog Tuner
This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on TVs of a comparable age and spec to it.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The LG 47LM8600 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 47LM8600 also do not feature OLED technology.
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Only One Tuner
Most TVs of a comparable age and type to the 47LM8600 have between one and seven tuners, including the 47LM8600 which has one tuner.
The weights of mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the 47LM8600 range from 3.7kg to 36kg, and the average weight is 10kg. The LG 47LM8600 is quite heavy (15.8 kilograms) compared to most of the other televisions that are a comparable age to the 47LM8600.
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Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs of this age and spec. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Released Over Three Years Ago
This TV was released over three years ago.
High Frequency Rate
LED Backlighting Type
Edge-LED, Edge-LED Plus
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
1920 x 1080
Supported Video Modes
1080i, 1080p, 720p
Supported 3D Technologies
LG Cinema 3D
Screen Format Adjustments
4:3, 14:9, 16:9, Zoom
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
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