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.
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