We’ve had a lot of plasma televisions crop up over the last few weeks, so I figured this week we could step comfortably into LED televisions. And we’ve got a great one to kick things off with: the beautiful, the impressive, the sublimely expensive LG Infinia 47LW6500.
The LG Infinia 47LW6500 is a forty seven inch 1080p LED television that offers 3D capability once you get all the necessary components in place (though you’ll get four pairs of glasses included, one less thing to track down). But even without that scavenger hunt, you’ll still get a 240 Hz refresh rate for smooth video, LG Smart TV for access to a variety of internet applications, LG Cinema 3D for improved 3D image reproduction, LED Plus technology to improve picture quality, wi-fi support, two ten watt speakers with Infinite 3D Surround support, Picture Wizard II and Intelligent Sensor to help get your settings exactly right, four HDMI ports, a PC input, an Ethernet jack, two component inputs, two composite inputs, and two USB ports.
This is going to impress most people who actually get a look at it, between the elevated refresh rate for smoother images on an already solid structure–seriously, were there that many people complaining about the video quality of an LED television to begin with?–and even the sound quality is surprisingly good here. There are more than enough ports for your newer peripherals, though your older ones will suffer, just not much. Frankly, though, your older ones really don’t have much of a place here anyway; even if you still have a VHS library how much value will you really get out of playing them here?
A television with this kind of capability is understandably going to have a doozy of a price tag on it, though, and considering this one will be going for a downright forbidding seventeen hundred bucks across several stores, that’s about as good as you’re going to get.
But still, if you want a really good quality piece of hardware and you’re willing to pay for it, you’ll likely do very well indeed with the LG 47LW6500.