Saturday, July 3, 2010

Amazing New HDTV from LG

LG 47LE5500LG is now introducing their latest creation, the LG 47LE5500. With its razor-thin profile and lightly tinted bezel, it makes for a show-stopping centerpiece in your family room or home theater. The LG 47LE5500 also brings you sharp images, great color quality, and plenty of Web apps like Netflix and VUDU. This 47-inch HDTV uses LED backlighting with local dimming making it incredibly energy efficient.

The 47-inch panel on the 47LE5500 is inset into a 1.2-inch thick black cabinet. It's thinner then most of the TV’s recently released. Both the top and side bezels are 1.5 inches wide, and the bottom bezel is 2.5 inches wide. All four sides of the 47LE5500 have a beautiful black glossy finish and feature reddish accents. The screen itself is outstanding with its matte, non-reflective, anti-glare coating. The screen is set comfortably on a sturdy rectangular base that offers easy swivel maneuverability.

The 47LE5500 has 10-watt down-firing speakers mounted on the bottom of the cabinet. The speakers have excellent sound, and the volume can be turned up to full capacity without the slightest distortion. The downside to the sound system on this unit is that due to the slim cabinet design you don't get a whole lot of bass response.

The LG 47LE5500 sports seven touch sensitive buttons and a power switch positioned along the right side of the lower bezel. The buttons remain dark and unnoticed until you touch one of the buttons, at which point they all glow white and become easily visible.
As with many other LG products, the mean system is very straightforward and easy to use, and it offers a variety of basic and advanced settings. The 47LE5500 has five present video modes Vivid, Standard, Cinema, Sport, and Game. It also has two expert modes for advanced calibration purposes that allow you to change settings such as black level, gamma, skin color, color gamut, and individual color saturation levels.

Like most other LG TV’s, the 47LE5500’s remote control is well designed and easy to use. It features 49 buttons that are backlit and incredibly responsive. The only button that is somewhat fussy at times is the rocker switch. Dedicated NetCast, Widget, and Energy Saving buttons make it easy to toggle between Web services or switch into one of four power usage modes.

The 47LE5500 is equipped with a nice selection of connections. Conveniently located on the left side of the cabinet are two USB ports, a set of audio inputs, an HDMI port, and a headphone jack. Then on the back of the unit there are three additional HDMI jacks, a port for connecting to an optional wireless media hub, a PC (VGA) input, digital audio-in and out connectors, two sets of component A/V ports, a set of composite A/V ports, and a coaxial TV connector.

Also on the 47LE5500, you have access to a nice variety of Web Apps such as Yahoo widgets. Widgets include weather, sports, news, and finance channels along with games. Social networking apps like Twitter and Flickr are also available. It also has NetCast which offers Netflix, VUDU, and YouTube video streaming as well as Picasa Web Albums.

Overall, LG's 47LE5500 delivers good color and HD quality. Its 1.5-inch thick cabinet is quite pleasing, and its power-saving capability is a definite plus for energy-conscious consumers. Although its current listing price is a bit high at $2,100, the good new is that smart online shopping can help you knock of a good few hundred buck off the listing price!

If you're looking to buy a new TV but aren't exactly sure what to look for check out our guide to buying your next TV.

Planning your next trade show or big event and looking for a Plasma Rental, or large screen Monitor Rental? Then call 800-736-8772 for affordable AV Rentals nationwide!

No comments: