LG has been preoccupied with high-contrast, super-thin OLED TVs of late, which is all very well, but they’re rather expensive. Thankfully, the company still has an eye on good old LCD panels, and this is one of them, taken from the middle of the range.
Want a huge TV that could still just about fit under the roof and doesn’t require you to take out a second mortgage? This 65-incher fits the bill. This model doesn’t have the top-tier specs of super-expensive screens, but you do get some of LG’s better features.
Take the WebOS 2.0 interface, for example. That’s been updated, and runs all aspects of this TV. This is particularly pleasant news considering how good the original WebOS was.
There’s also a lovely new remote, which puts an end to that silly thing TV companies do where they give you two remotes to lose. Just try not to sneeze with excitement: the stand is a bit silly, with such a wide back that you'll need a big rack or it'll topple in a jiffy.
The picture isn’t the star of the show, here. It’s fine, but it’s not going to have you mesmerised and lightly drooling in appreciation. Its greatest strengths are resolution and colour. It’s clean and sharp, but not overdone and artificial.
The colours are rather fetching, but it’s not a hugely nuanced set – especially when it comes to the subtle shading required around contours. Contrast isn’t amazing, either – those blacks really ought to be darker.
At least it’s a pleasure to use. WebOS 2.0 is a faster, slicker, more intuitive version of WebOS, which lets you jump from input to terrestrial channels to web-based app without annoying home hubs and waiting times. The new remote is basically palm-filling perfection, with motion sensors for those who want to point and click at the screen, and plenty of old-school buttons for those who don’t.
STUFF SAYS: ✭✭✭✭✩
Not the best-looking thing out there, but it's big and easy to use