Got the 42" this weekend. Not particularly impressed.
1.Picture quality cannot match our 4y/o Bravia.
2.Smart TV functions are quite ordinary. No apps for any Aus channels catch up TV and when viewed through the browser, full screen cannot be selected. Which pretty much makes having wifi in a TV a pointless gimick at best.
3.The dual play function sort of works but the quality is low and with the couple of admittedly older PS3 games I tried the view did not fit the screen.
1.Setup was easy.
LG LM6410 Cinema 3D LED TV
A cut-price LG Cinema 3D that doesn't cut out premium features
- Strong feature-set
- Good picture quality
- Accessible price
- Missing some accessories
- Occasionally slow local dimming
For its price tag, the LG LM6410 has an impressive set of features: Wi-Fi, Smart TV, DLNA and Dual Play are all included. It’s missing some of the accessories that we’ve liked about this year’s LG TVs (so you’ll have to pay a little more to get them), but otherwise it’s a good all-in-one Smart TV.
Price$ 1,099.00 (AUD)
The LG LM6410 is a relatively new addition to LG’s 2012 Cinema 3D and Smart TV line-up, which also includes the generally impressive LM9600 and LM7600. It’s got most of the features of the more expensive models, with the key differences being in picture quality and processing power.
LG LM6410: Design, connectivity and setup
The LG LM6410 looks like the other models in the Cinema 3D range, but its less expensive asking price is reflected in the slightly cheaper materials used. The LM6410, which we tested in a 42-inch size, is finished in a dark grey, with a thin black bezel running around the edge of the screen.
The lower bezel, which hides two 10 Watt stereo speakers, is a shadowy grey plastic, while the L-shaped loop stand is finished in a dark chrome.
There’s less metal and more plastic on the LM6410 than a premium LG TV like the LM9600, but this model is nonetheless well-constructed and reassuringly sturdy.
The face of the LM6410 is stark apart from a single power LED and a central LG logo. Buttons to change channel and volume and toggle power can be found on the back of the screen to the right side.
The screen of the LM6410 is only moderately glossy — while we would always prefer a matte screen to reduce distracting reflections, it’s a good move from the excessive mirror finishes of TVs from a year or two ago.
Connectivity on the LM6410 rivals any other TV of its price range, and given the strong competition between all TV makers there’s little to differentiate this LED TV from even a high-end Sony or Samsung. Wi-Fi is built-in as standard — no buying an extra dongle — and most users will be well-served by the four HDMI and three USB 2.0 ports. Component and composite A/V and VGA suits users of older video devices.
The LG LM6410 comes with a regular LG candy-bar remote control, but the TV also supports LG’s Magic Remote. You don’t get one in the box, though, so if you want to navigate through the TV’s menu and apps using a Wii-style wave of your hand you’ll need to shell out extra.
Like other 2012 LG TVs, the LM6410 is a breeze when it comes to setup. The stand, which comes in two parts, comes together with eight screws, then all that’s required is the standard power, antenna, and optional Ethernet network connection if you don’t have wireless.
LG LM6410: Picture quality and performance
We tested a 42-inch version of the LG LM6410, using our standard suite of Blu-ray discs, DVDs and compressed video files including The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, The Matrix and Avatar 3D playing off a Panasonic DMP-BDT320.
For most viewing — digital TV broadcasts, most DVDs and Blu-rays and downloaded video files — the LM6410 handled itself well. Default settings are acceptably good with an appropriate compromise between brightness, detail and contrast, but we changed to Cinema mode in our darkened room for a drop in brightness that meant increased shadow and highlight detail.
One thing we did notice was the LM6410’s propensity to boost the backlight a little too far in its default mode, resulting in a slightly too vivid and bright image. This generally wasn’t a problem, except when we were watching content that changed from bright to dark scenes quickly — Batman Begins and The Dark Knight being two good examples.
The backlight takes slightly too long to adapt to these situations, so instead of being a crisp transition from bright to dark there’s a slow fade as the backlight dims. It’s a minor problem, though, and is only prevalent if you’re watching a demanding video with the backlight boosted. It can be solved with a little bit of calibration and tweaking of the TV’s picture settings menu.
Like other LG 2012 Cinema 3D TVs, the LM6410 handles 3D Blu-ray content with aplomb. A variety of 3D settings like 3D depth control means you can adjust the effect to suit your preferences. There’s no visible ghosting or cross-talk, thanks to the passive 3D system that Cinema 3D TVs use — much less hassle than active sets.
LG LM6410: Smart TV and 3D
When it comes to Smart TV functionality, apart from the lack of an included Magic Motion remote, the LG LM6410 is as near as makes no difference to the LM7600. Like the LM7600, the LM6410 misses out on a few premium features (that we don’t see as all that important) like Wi-Fi Direct, Screen Share Plus, and so on.
LG includes four pairs of 3D glasses in the box for the LM6410. These are the thin, light, simple Cinema 3D glasses that we find the best of any current 3D TV offering — and extra pairs are comparatively cheap. There are no Dual Play glasses included in the LM6410’s box, so if you want to play a multiplayer game with a friend using the full screen, you’ll need to pay a few dollars for a couple of Dual Play specs.
LG LM6410: Conclusion
The LG LM6410 is a surprisingly well-off TV: it has all of the important features that we like seeing in high-end models, and its picture quality is generally good for everyday viewing. Its lack of included accessories — Dual Play glasses, a Magic Remote — is a minor downside, as is a minor niggle with the versatility of the TV’s LED backlight during fast-paced video.
While we’d suggest you look into a more expensive, higher-end TV for movie-watching, the LM6410 is a jack of almost all trades that we’d seriously consider for a secondary TV or for casual viewing.
Got the 42" this weekend. Not particularly impressed.
This is Rajesh from chennai. I have purchased a LG LM6410. During purchase the demonstrators never said that the customer need to buy LG prescribed webcamera to utilise the video chatting facilities available in the model. Without the lg prescribed web camers video chat could be never possible in the model as communicated by the technician during installation. The web camera worth Rs,5,000/- need to be purchased separately as additional cost. Also this was no never mentioned by LG company too. So, please be careful and try to be clear on purchase/
I see people are worried about camera etc.. For this price you won't get everything anywhere else :)
i just bought this TV, strangely the picture is a little delay, or not running smoothly, could be the refresh rate too low?
when i watched the display at the shop, it was good. how come the one i have has this problem? doesn't matter if it is TV programs or blu ray movies.
unable to do video chat... i ve purchased da video cam..!! bt dunno hw 2 install da skype...!!! plz smbdy help me...!! hw can i do video chat through dis tv..?
After heavy comparison between the LM6410 and panasonic plasma P42UT50, I saw the panasonic plasma for its less price than the LG LED, has a very good picture quality matching ST50 series of its kind except in the bright lit rooms. But other than that it rocks. I bought it this week and simply i can't stop watching movies or stop playing games in it.
I bought it two months ago after comparing the other TVs like Samsung n Sony they are quite expensive for the features in LG6410. It's elegant n worth of what u spend.
Average sales person is unable to demonstrate LM6410. However, this TV meets our expectation and truely value for money.
i think there dongle is a waste of time lot of trouble connecting, poor network connection wired connection is the way to go...... all in all great tv
- 3d visuals and passive glasses are great. Internet and menu navigation is easy
- Picture quality on my regular cable and non-blue ray DVDs was very poor
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I recently bought the LG 46LM6410. I was very excited about the passive glasses and was upgrading to a larger screen---I had a Sony 32EX500. However, within a few hours of trying to be happy with it---I had to return it. Thankfully the store will allow the trade. The picture quality was very poor when compared to my 3 year old Sony. I was very surprised because most of the reviews on picture quality were positive. But, with cable TV and DVDs, the objects and background of the scenes were very fuzzy. The colors seemed just a bit strange. I was surprised that anyone would pay around $1000 (it came with free Blue Ray DVD and 4 glasses) would be satisfied with the picture. I tried several settings---cinema, regular, dynamic etc....but the changes did not get to the underlying fuzziness and bad picture. I was sad---I really wanted it to work.
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