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glad i purchase this set.
Pros: video and audio are excelent.
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Item #: 68947LX95
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Original Price: $1,799.99
LG's best HDTVs are their elite INFINIA models, and the 3D-ready LX9500 series is the best of the best. Start with the elegant looks not only is the panel slender, but check out the super-thin frame. The screen almost seems to float in mid-air. Watching movies in 3D on the 47LX9500 is a real viewing adventure, and because the screen is specially designed to handle the demands of 3D, it also delivers the finest 2D picture you've ever seen.
When a TV is in 3D mode, it's actually displaying two full 1080p video images at the same time, one for your left eye and one for the right. Until now, all 3D LCD models have used 240Hz refresh rate, which actually translates to 120 frames per second for 3D viewing. The 47LX9500 uses LG's groundbreaking 480Hz technology 480Hz in 2D, 240Hz for 3D for flawless picture clarity and fluid motion with everything you watch.
LED-LCD TVs are becoming more common, but only a handful of top models like the 47LX9500 use a "full array" backlight the gold standard for picture contrast and black levels. A grid of LEDs illuminates the entire screen area, and LG's design groups these LEDs into 216 zones which can independently shine, dim, or darken. This precisely controlled "local dimming" enables the TV to simultaneously display everything from the velvety black of a deep-space star field to the brilliant white of an Arctic snowfield even in the same scene.
The 47LX9500's THX® certification means it passed more than 30 rigorous picture quality tests to ensure top-notch image resolution and color accuracy. And because the amount of light in your room has such a big effect on picture quality, LG includes separate THX settings for daytime viewing and for watching at night with the lights dimmed or darkened. And THX mode is automatic you don't even have to push a button.
LG's NetCast Entertainment Access makes watching Internet content on your TV easy. It brings some of the best online video sources directly to your television no computer required. You can watch movies from your Netflix® Instant Queue, download high-def on-demand titles from Vudu®, and lots more. If you have a wireless network, just add LG's Wi-Fi® adapter for a hassle-free connection.
The 47LX9500 comes with a conventional full-function remote that works exactly as you'd expect. Then there's the second remote LG's "Magic Motion" wand that's unlike any TV remote you've ever used. It's a motion-sensing design that lets you control basic everyday functions with gestures you don't just push buttons, you actually wave the remote around. It'll remind you of some of the latest video game controllers.
glad i purchase this set.
joe, bronx/ny.glad i
glad i purchase this set.
Pros: video and audio are excelent.
I have used the TV now for about a month? Great TV, works fantastic with Digital Cable, The only downfall I have found is not with the Television itself....... The 3D content is fantastic with the fourth option for 3D imaging......... So one image on top of the next, but with the space in between the two images being filled by your brain automatically piecing them together....... The Blue-Ray player is a nice option as well, you can then jump onto your wireless network and watch NetFlix there, it may have the ability to do it with the TV, but you need a wireless adapter....
-Great blacks on this TV. You can really tell the difference when using the local diming LEDs (it allows you to turn off this feature) -Wide angle viewing is decent -Netflix works great (only down side is Yahoo Widgets do not work while using the NetCast features) Other Notes: You will need to disable SIMPLINK if you pair this with a LG BD player and run both through an A/V Receiver. I have not had a chance to test the 3D yet.
|Screen Resolution (pixels)||1920 x 1080|
|Screen Refresh Rate||480Hz|
|Backlighting Type||LED (full-array w/ local dim)|
|Instant Internet Movie Streaming||Yes|
|Picture In Picture||No|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Type of Warranty Service||In-home|
|Total Video Inputs||8|
|Component Video Inputs||3|
|Composite Video Inputs||1|
|Optical Digital Audio Output||
|Coaxial Digital Audio Output||None|
|Analog Audio Output||None|
|Estimated Yearly Electricity Use (EnergyGuide)||Not Given|
|Estimated Yearly Energy Cost (EnergyGuide)||Not Given|
|Dimensions & Mounting Information|
|Height with Stand (inches)||28-1/8|
|Height without Stand (inches)||25-3/4|
|Depth with Stand (inches)||10-1/8|
|Depth without Stand (inches)||1-5/8|
|Stand Width (inches)||21-3/4|
|Weight with Stand||50.4 lbs|
|Weight without Stand||Not available|
|Wall Bracket Included||No|
|Pedestal Stand||Assembly required|
Full LED Slim Backlighting: The LG Infinia LX9500 series LED-LCD TV features Full LED Slim Backlighting technology which lets you experience amazing clarity, more vivid color, and deeper black levels. The LG Infinia television's segments of LEDs are spread out across its entire LCD panel; each controlling brightness, color, and contrast. The result is a picture with deeper blacks, a wider color-gamut, and better contrast ratio.
10,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast: The LED-LCD TV delivers a Dynamic Contrast Ratio of 10,00,000:1; which provides stunning colors and deep black, so your picture's details don't get lost in the shadows.
XD Engine: The LG Infinia 47LX9500 utilizes LG's exclusive XD Engine video processing system for crisp images and rich, vibrant colors.
THX Display (2D only): The TV's THX Certified Display lets you watch movies that deliver the meticulous level of visual detail the director envisioned in the studio. THX (Thomlinson Holman's Experiment) is an audio and video certification standard established by George Lucas and Thomlinson. A THX certified display guarantees screen quality that exceeds the display standard specification in both hardware and software. The THX Certified Display program adheres to the strictest engineering standards regarding color accuracy, luminance, black levels, and more. To earn certification, Infinia passed rigorous laboratory testing covering more than 400 data points. The result is Infinia's THX Cinema and Right Room modes, which deliver an compromised cinematic experience at home.
HDTV Tuner: The TV has built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) and Digital Cable (QAM) tuners, so you don't need a separate set-top box to receive and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV or unencrypted Digital Cable signals.
1080p Resolution: The LG 47LX9500 LED-LCD TV has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080. All of the television's video inputs are displayed at 1920 x 1080 (1080p).
Video Inputs: The LG LED-LCD HDTV features HDMI, Component, and Composite video inputs.
Note: The television's HDMI inputs do not accept 480i video signals.
TruMotion 480Hz: TruMotion 480Hz provides clear, smoother images, even during fast action scenes crating a more crisper picture. TruMotion 480Hz technology lets you see sports, video games, and high-speed action with virtually no motion blur; letting the LED-LCD TV keep up with your fast- moving entertainment.
Intelligent Sensor: The LG Infinia LED-LCD TV's Intelligent Sensor automatically optimizes the picture to the lighting and color conditions in the room for a more enjoyable viewing experience. Unlike other sensors which can only sense brightness of ambient light, LG's "Intelligent Sensor" uses 4,096 sensing steps to evaluate its surroundings. Using a sophisticated algorithm, the LG processes picture quality elements including brightness, contrast, color, sharpness and white balance. The result is a picture optimized for it's surroundings, more pleasing to watch and which can also save up to 50% in power consumption.
3D-Ready: This LED-LCD TV can display 3D video when received from a 3D compatible device. 3D video contains two pictures for each video frame formatted for each eye. Therefore, special 3D glasses are required to view 3D video. The optional LG 3D glasses (689S100, sold separately) enable you to view 3D video and images on this 3D-ready LED-LCD television from a 3D -ready source; such as a Blu-ray player, Game system, or Satellite receiver. The wireless 3D glasses communicate seamlessly with the LG 3D-ready TV via it's built-in emitter. The result is a beautiful, full HD 1080p 3D experience that brings you closer to the action from the comfort of your home. The LG LED-LCD TV offers various 3D modes to match your 3D viewing needs.
Note: The LG LED-LCD 3D-ready TV along with the LG's active shutter glasses provide a wide, clear view of the action with a 6.5-23.0' and 120° viewing range. To experience LG's 3D technology on this LED-LCD TV, you will need LG's 3D Active Shutter Glasses (AG-S100), an HDMI (ver.1.4) connected 3D source (such as a Blu-ray player or Satellite receiver), and 3D content.
Picture Size (Aspect Ratio): This feature lets you choose the way an analog picture with a 4:3 aspect ratio is displayed on your TV. You can select a different aspect ratio depending on input source (analog broadcasting, digital broadcasting, video input). You can select from:
Picture Wizard (Picture Control): This feature lets you adjust the picture quality of the original image. The LG 47LX9500 TV's Picture Wizard (Easy Picture Calibration) offers self-calibration with on-screen reference points for key picture quality elements such as black level, color, tint, sharpness and backlight levels. This features takes the guesswork out of picture adjustments.
Picture Modes (Presets): There are factory presets for picture settings available in the user menu. You can use these preset modes or change each picture setting manually.
Picture Improvement Technology (Advanced Control): Advanced Control allows you to adjust some of the advanced video features of the LG Infinia LED-LCD TV.
ISFccc Mode: This TV contains the detailed calibrations necessary for professional certification by the Imaging Science Foundation. The resulting ISF "day" and "night" modes will then be accessible by the user to experience the best this LG HDTV has to offer. Sophisticated and detailed calibrations can be made through the ISFccc mode. Detailed calibration requires a licensed technician. Please contact your local dealer to inquire about an ISF certified technician.
Invisible Speakers: The LG Infinia 47LX9500 contains a unique invisible speaker system, tuned by renowned audio expert, Mr. Mark Levinson. The TV's speakers are embedded in strategic spots behind the front-cabinet and use minute vibrations to turn the entire front bezel into the speaker system. The result is a clean, polished look, and enhanced audio by increasing the "sweet-spot", giving a wider and richer sound field.
Sound Modes: Sound Mode lets you enjoy the best sound without any special adjustment using factory presets. Standard, Music, Cinema, Sport, and Game are preset for optimum sound quality. There is also a User Mode which allows you to adjust the television's Bass & Treble.
Clear Voice II: Clear Voice II enhances and amplifies the frequency range of the human voice to help keep dialogue audible when background noise swells.
Infinite Sound: Infinite Sound is a patented LG proprietary sound processing technology that delivers immersive 5.1 surround sound with just two front speakers.
Auto Volume: Auto Volume makes sure that the volume level remains consistent whether you are watching a commercial or a regular TV program. Because each broadcasting station has its own signal conditions, volume adjustment may be needed every time the channel is changed. This feature allows users to enjoy stable volume levels by making automatic adjustments for each program.
Audio Outputs: The LG Infinia HDTV features a rear-panel optical digital output and a side-panel headphone (3.5) output.
PC-Compatible: This unit has a rear-panel 15-pin D-Sub (RGB) input that allows you to use it as a high-resolution computer monitor. This input consists of a stereo mini-jack and an analog RGB (D-Sub 15-pin) jack. This jack allows you to connect a personal computer with a D-Sub 15-pin output. When using the RGB (D-Sub 15-pin) jack, you must use the PC Audio 3.5mm input for your audio connection. Any HDMI input can also be used with a computer. The TV can be set to automatically adjust to the video signals received, or you can use the setup menu to adjust the screen's Position, Size, and Phase.
Note: The LG LED-LCD TV provides an optimal PC resolution of 1920 x 1080p (60Hz).
Dual USB 2.0 Ports: The television features two side-panel USB type-A ports for playback of video, still image, and music files stored on a connected USB mass storage class (MSC) device. This TV can playback still image files (JPEG), video files (DivX/MPEG), and audio files (MP3/WMA/AAC).
Note: The recommend capacity is 1TB or less for a USB external hard disc and 32GB or less for a USB memory. USB storage devices must be formatted as FAT 32 or NTFS file system provided with the Windows operating system.
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: This TV can be connected to a local area network (LAN) via its Ethernet (LAN) port. The LG Wireless LAN for Broadband/DLNA Adaptor (689USBWIFI, sold separately) allows the TV to connect to a wireless LAN network.
Note: A 10 Base-T or 100 Base-TX LAN port is required for connection to this TV. Use a standard LAN cable with this TV (Cat5 or better with a RJ45 connector). The optional wireless network adapter operates at 2.4 GHz radio frequencies, that are also used by other household devices.
DLNA Certified: This TV is a DLNA Certified digital media product that can display and play JPEG photo content from your DLNA Certified network device and DLNA server. The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is a cross-industry organization of consumer electronics, computing industry and mobile device companies. Digital Living provides consumers with easy sharing of digital media through a wired or wireless network in the home.
Note: The DLNA certification logo makes it easy to find products that comply with the DLNA Interoperability Guidelines. This unit complies with DLNA Interoperability Guidelines v1.5. When a PC running DLNA server software or other DLNA compatible device is connected to this TV, some setting changes of software or other devices may be required,
Nero MediaHome 4 Essentials: Nero MediaHome 4 Essentials is easy to use DLNA server software for Windows (CD-ROM software disc included). If you are already using DLNA server software on your PC, Nero MediaHome is not required. Nero MediaHome is not required for Windows 7 since it has a built-in DLNA server.
|Requirement PC System Before Installing Nero MediaHome 4 Essentials|
Compatible Audio/Video/Photo File Formats: The LG Infinia LED-LCD TV is compatible with the following video, still-image, and audio formats via USB and from your PC via a network connection.
|Video Files||Still Image Files||Audio Files|
Supported Movie Files:
||Supported Still Image Files:
||Supported Audio Files:
NETCAST: NETCAST Entertainment Access brings select Internet services directly to the LG Infinia LED-LCD TV via the television's wired (Ethernet) or wireless (optional) network connection. NETCAST allows you stream and instantly access movies, TV shows and video, or get up to the minute news, stock information, or weather updates directly to the LG Infinia TV via the television's network connection (no computer required). NETCAST delivers the following online content to the LG TV.
Note: A minimum connection speed of 1.5 Mbps is required. For the best playback condition, a connection speed of 4.0 Mbps is required.
Software Update: You can update the TV with the latest software to enhance the product operation and/or add new features via the TV's network connection.
Seamless Panel with Slim Profile: The display is a seamless, edge-to-edge panel of glass over an ultra-slim bezel. The LG Infinia Plasma TV only measures a mere 1.5625" in depth.
On-Screen Simple Manual: You can easily and effectively access the TV's information by viewing a simple on-screen manual on the TV. During the Simple Manual operation, audio will be muted.
AV Modes: AV Mode is three preset picture and audio settings. It allows the viewer to quickly switch between common audio/video settings. It includes Cinema, THX, Sports, and Game Modes. With AV Mode, you can easily select from one of three picture modes for "Cinema," "Sports," or "Games" to enjoy an optimized picture and sound experience.
Favorite Channels: Favorite Channels are a convenient feature that lets you quickly select channels of your choice without waiting for the TV to search through all the in-between channels. You can check which channels are stored in the memory by displaying the favorite channel list.
Input Label List: The LG Infinia HDTV will only display inputs which are connected to the television. You can select from preset names to label each connected input.
Analog and Digital Caption Modes: Analog and Digital Captions are provided to help the hearing impaired watch TV. Select a caption mode for displaying captioning information if provided on a program. Analog caption displays information at any position on the screen and is usually the program's dialog. Caption/Text, if provided by the broadcaster, would be available for both digital and analog channels on the Antenna/Cable. This TV is programmed to memorize the caption/text mode which was last set when you turned the power off.
Games: The LG Infinia LCD-LED TV features preinstalled video games for your whole family to enjoy. You can choose from Jump, Hole In One, Whack A Mole, Sodoku, JigSaw, Cooking Burger, Balloon Hunter, Saving Crystal, Invader, and Urgent Survival.
Picture/Sound Test: This function is a customer support function that can execute picture and sound tests.
Parental Control: Parental Control can be used to block specific channels, ratings, and other viewing sources (external input block). The Parental Control Function (V-Chip) is used to block program viewing based on the ratings sent by the broadcasting station. The default setting is to allow all programs to be viewed. Viewing can be blocked by choosing the type of the program and the categories. It is also possible to block all program viewing for a time period. The Parental Control function is protected by a 4-digit user password.
Key Lock: This feature can be used to prevent unauthorized viewing by locking out the front panel controls, so that it can only be used with the remote control.
Calendar Schedule: The Calendar Schedule feature provides a view of a monthly calendar, so you can keep track of the date better. It also allows you to enter special events for specific members of your family, such as your son or daughter's birthday, or your mom and dad's wedding anniversary; so you won't forget. Notes can be placed for a particular month or calendar year.
World Time: This function allows you to see the date and time from all around the world.
Timers: The LG Infinia LED-LCD TV employs On, Off, and Sleep Timer functions.
ENERGY STAR Certified: The LG Infinia 47LX9500 exceeds ENERGY STAR requirements by incorporating the Smart Energy Saving Feature, so you can conserve energy and money. This feature reduces the TV's power consumption by lowering the backlight level.
Wireless External Equipment Connection: LG TVs with a proprietary Wireless Control port support the LG Wireless Media Box (689WL100W, sold separately). When you connect the wireless ready dongle (included with the media box) to the TV, external devices can be connected to the LG Wireless Media Box and video and audio will be sent to the TV wirelessly.
Illuminated Remote Control: The supplied IR remote control is designed to only operate the LG LED-LCD television and SIMPLINK connected components. The remote's buttons are backlit and will light up with a press of a button.
Magic Motion Remote: The included RF remote control uses a 2.4GHz frequency range (2.4-2.4835 GHz; 32-channels) to control the TV up to a distance of 30'. The RF remote operates the TV as if it were a wireless mouse. It allows you to point the remote at the TV and move through menu options. The RF remote contains the following buttons - Power, Menu/Enter, Volume up/down, Channel up/down, and Mute.
SIMPLINK: SIMPLINK allows you to control and play other LG AV devices connected with HDMI cable without additional cables and settings, from the television's remote control. SIMPLINK provides the following remote functions.
Note: To operate SIMPLINK, an HDMI cable over Version 1.3 with CEC function should be used. This TV may work with devices with HDMI-CEC support, but only devices with the "SIMPLINK" logo are fully supported
RS-232C (Service): The RS-232C port on this TV is used for service only.
Pedestal Stand: The TV is shipped with a pedestal stand unattached; assembly is required using the supplied hardware. The tabletop stand allows the television to swivel 20° left or right. The television weighs 50.4 lbs with the stand.
Wall Mounting: The pedestal stand can be removed to wall-mount the television with and optional bracket (sold separately). The TV has four threaded inserts on the back for use with an optional wall-mount bracket. The spacing of the mounting holes is 200mm horizontal x 200mm vertical. The threaded inserts require 6mm machine screws (not supplied). The television weighs 43.2 lbs without the stand.
Note: The AC cord's straight plug measures 2.0625" from the wall-socket.
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