Customer Reviews for LG 55" 1080p LED Backlit 240Hz LCD HDTV

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LG 55" 1080p LED Backlit 240Hz LCD HDTV

Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 2,000,000:1 Response: 2.4ms
Average Customer Rating:
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3 of 3(100%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for LG 55" 1080p LED Backlit 240Hz LCD HDTV
Review 1 for LG 55" 1080p LED Backlit 240Hz LCD HDTV
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Location:Raleigh, NC
Date:May 13, 2010

Great Flat Panel Picture & Value!

Pros: back lit led 240 hz local dimming, dynamic contrast best blacks seen on led at price
Cons: heavy by edge lit standards at 87 lbs, an ethernet connection would be nice
Model Number: LG 55" 1080p 240 hz LED 55LH90
" Installed 5 days ago, so this review is early but I wanted to confirm comments from the two previous reviewers.
My take - After a six month search online, thru consultant friends and at local big boxes, I was in a pickle between plasma and LED LCD. Bottom line, both my wife and I just preferred the brighter light level capabilities of the LED over the "more natural light" of plasma. The LED's we settled on were 55" thin Samsungs & LG's, ultimately going with this unit for Costco combo of price, service and Costco/AMEX's 3 yr warranty. The back lit LED is simply better than the edge lit's we saw (& was $400 less) - the entire screen has consistent imaging, unlike the center of the edgelit's (unless you go big bucks).
PROS: Dynamic Contrast ratio; the local LED dimming makes an incredible difference in producing very true blacks. I have never seen blacks this great on an LCD television
-Color Gamut; the colors produced by this are incredible, they are just as vibrant as an OLED display
-Refresh rate; high-paced action from game consoles, movies, etc. shows a very noticeable smoothness in refreshes versus other LCD displays
-QAM/ATSC Tuner; not paying for an HD package yet getting 720p over a standard coax cable... and the optical out lets you take any Dolby Digital signal and push it right to your sound system
-Kensington lock slot, even though it's not listed in the specs or online documentation it is there
CONS: Everybody wants to see sports and movies at our house now!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for LG 55" 1080p LED Backlit 240Hz LCD HDTV
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Location:Chagrin Falls
Date:April 2, 2010

Exceptional TV

Pros: good picture blu-ray is beautiful
Cons: a ton of picture settings may need to get it cali
Model Number: LGLH90
" I returned the 55" Vizio (551XVT) recently and bought this. The Vizio had "shadowing" on the screen that was very noticeable and it was unacceptable after shelling out 2k for that set. This TV has a good picture, as good as the Vizio, if not better. There are a lot of settings in the picture menu to tinker with and I guess I haven't found the ideal setting yet. I might get it calibrated... Anyway, blu-ray, PS3 is phenomenal and the sound is actually pretty good for a 55". Setup took 20 min. The matte screen is a godsend because I can't have a glossy screen in my family room. I looked at the Sammy's too but couldn't pull the trigger because the reflection would be a distraction and very annoying. Plus, the Samsung's are $500 more. Costco's warranty, price were great. If my review doesn't help, go to CNET's. "
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for LG 55" 1080p LED Backlit 240Hz LCD HDTV
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Location:Westlake Village, CA
Date:March 31, 2010


Pros: picture quality, menu robustness, easy setup
Cons: lacks ethernet, box is huge
Model Number: LG 55LH90
" I have been in a bind looking at TVs and trying to determine which one for a while now. FIrst, I purchased one of the new 55 inch edge lit LEDs from Bestbuy, which I was not happy with. It has screen uniformity issues and the shadow detail was average, all in all you pay for a thin TV not a high performance TV.
However, with this LG 55lh90, the firmware is up to date and any lipsync issues are gome. The menus are robust and you can tweak so many things to make your picture and viewing experience an amazing one. I am so glad I picked this TV up from Costco.
My current setup is a 5.1 yamaha receiver and costco infinity speaker system setup (amazing sound quality!), and a PS3 with direct TV hd box, and a custom built media center server pc, all running through the receiver into the TV.
The whites and blacks on this tv are beautiful, blacks are nice and inky. Not quite as deep as the high end plasmas or the 8500 series LED, but for the price point this tv is amazing.
The TV lacks internet and widgets that are found on other models, but to be honest I never used them on the my previous ln52b750 or un55c6500 series TVs. They are nice to have but hardly used (thats what iphones or laptops are for), firmware can be updated via USB for this TV if need be.
If you are looking for a solid performing TV and want the buying comfort of Costco, seriously get this tv, you will not be let down. "
20 of 20 people found this review helpful.