This certainly isn’t Android related, however we had the opportunity to spend some time with one of LG’s new for 2012 LED TV’s, the 47LM8600. Here’s our rundown.
It is clear right from the unboxing, that LG have put a lot of effort into the 2012 range of LED TV’s.
From the moment you reach inside the box and feel the panel, it’s a solid feeling of quality. No plastics in sight, this is a solidly built and engineered Television. Wrapped in thick glass and brushed aluminium, it actually feels like one solid piece of billet alloy straight from the lathe, a highly polished and lovingly manufactured one at that.
You just know that before any power even touches it, that this is going to be great! And the pleasure from LG only grows once you have the 47LM8600 up on your entertainment unit, plugged in and powered on.
Following a simple setup procedure, the LG setup wizard easily finds all of your networks, shared media sources, TV and digital radio stations. In under 5 minutes, LG have you up and going. From there, the sky really is the limit for your entertainment needs. Really.
The first thing you notice is the impeccable picture quality. Bright, sharp and solid; the colours seem to leap out and grab you. It really is an immersive experience. And that’s only in 2D, to get the best out of the 47LM8600, head straight into the Apps, using your Magic Remote.
There you will find pages and pages of Apps with everything from Facebook, Twitter and Youtube, to Red Bull TV, Cnet TV and a plethora of media outlets based on your location. For example I quite enjoyed reading the Sydney Morning Herald straight from my TV screen! Want to catch up on the Social Goss but also don’t want to miss a minute of Home and Away? Easy, just call up Facebook from your Apps and watch TV at the same time as browsing all your friends’ Facebook feeds! Ran out of time through the day to watch the latest Youtube reviews or New Releases? No problem, simply call up the Youtube App, login with your Youtube ID and sit back and watch all of your Favourites or Playlists in stunning HD.
Never miss a minute of the World around you with LG.
Whilst in the App World, we couldn’t help but to head straight into 3D World! And the whole family could enjoy 3D World, as LG very generously provide four pairs of their light and easy, Passive 3D Glasses. What are Passive 3D Glasses you might ask? Well, the first range of 3D TV’s shipped with expensive, battery powered Active Shutter 3D Glasses that were to be quite honest, a paint in the derriere! Not anymore, for around $20 a pair you can go down to your local JB Hifi and buy more. No more charging glasses up before a movie or worrying the kids will drop a $100 pair of glasses.
No more loss of colour or headaches and dizziness either.
Inside LG’s 3D World you find a range of various 3D live content from surfing to motor sports to travel shows and animations (we loved the Aquarium videos) to whet your appetite for 3D viewing on your new 47LM8600.
When paired with a 3D capable Bluray player such as the LG BD-660 we tested with, you can enjoy all of your favourite 3D titles any time you like. The TV even features the ability to convert standard 2D content to 3D and 3D settings to set various options such as depth perception and other options to really personalise your very own 3D experience.
Whether watching 2D or 3D content, catching up on Youtube or Facebook or sitting down for a night at the movies with the latest Bluray releases; one thing is for sure – with the 2012 range of LED TV’s from LG; you, your family and guests will never ever be disappointed or wanting for more. You may find though that you need to invest in some popcorn and soft drink machines, and maybe even charge an entry fee!
LG have admitted they have dropped the ball compared to their competitors in the Smartphone race, however all of that is about to change.
And Aussies are in for a treat as a consequence.
Ben Glimmerveen, head of LG Australia’s Mobile Division told PC World magazine the company is “behind the game” in the smartphone market but has promised to be on the front foot when it comes to LTE 4G devices.
“We were behind the game in smartphones, we dropped the ball,” Glimmerveen admitted. “That’s a global admission and it’s good that we’ve done that. What we’ve done now is we’ve been on the front foot with the next tier of where this telecommunications phase is going which is LTE.”
Glimmerveen then proceeded to advise LG will release no less than four 4G Smartphones onto the Australian market before early 2013. This is great news for Aussie smartphone enthusiasts, albeit those on the Telstra network, as currently Optus and Vodafone do not have LTE services.
The Eclipse is promising a 13MP Camera, 1.5Ghz Quad Core CPU, 4G LTE and 2GB of RAM!
Having previously been owners of two Optimus 2X’s and an Optimus 3D, we have always been impressed with LG’s Android handsets and are thoroughly looking forward to seeing the next six months in with LG.
Watch this space!
We have just received the following details:
The LG LS970, or Eclipse as it will be known, is to be powered by a Quad Core Snapdragon S4 CPU clocked at 1.5Ghz and will have the luxury of 2GB of RAM.
It will need every bit of this to power the 4.7″ Super LCD at 320dpi and the 13MP Camera! All of this at just 8.6mm thin.
Have LG bitten off more than they can chew?
Only time will tell! Would you consider LG over HTC or Samsung?
In the meantime take a peek at the Optimus 4X which will be very closely related to the Eclipse.