CUT­TING EDGE

The 55-inch LG Cinema 3D Smart TV is as close as you can get to bring­ing home the cinema, un­less of course you de­cide to get a 72-inch gi­ant. But big doesn’t not mean com­pli­cated, as the com­plete in­stal­la­tion took us un­der 10 min­utes.

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DE­SIGN The first thing that you will notice, or miss, in any of the new LG TVs is the bezel, which is now just a 1 mm strip. This means the screen is edge-toedge, just as in a the­atre. De­spite be­ing a 55inch TV, this unit has a max­i­mum thick­ness of un­der an inch. The mul­ti­ple port op­tions are tucked away be­hind the left of the screen, while the con­trols are on the right. Un­der the screen there is an LED LG logo which comes to life when you power on the TV. IN­TER­FACE One of the best things about the TV is the in­ter­face, which is tile based and not text heavy. In fact, the home screen has tiles of the apps and other LG con­tent, while un­der it is a slide-through tab of the main con­trols and fre­quently used fea­tures. Shift­ing though sources and other func­tions is easy, thanks to the re­mote. The con­trols are mostly in­tu­itive and ev­ery time you press OK you get the con­trols that per­tain to the page you are on. 3D Where LG scores over the oth­ers is with 3D im­ages that do not lose clar­ity at any point. You will have to jug­gle around a bit try­ing to fig­ure out which 3D re­pro­duc­tion meth­ods works best for the con­tent. If you have Blu-ray qual­ity 3D con­tent, then you will re­alise what this TV is all about. You will have a hard time get­ting out of the way of the char­ac­ters. The sad part is that in In­dia we have a se­vere short­age of such con­tent. In case you don’t have 3D movies, all you have to do is up­scale your HD videos from 2D to 3D—there is a host of con­trols that lets you get the best out of this func­tion. The re­sults are good, es­pe­cially with depth. How­ever, don’t ex­pect to duck ar­rows com­ing at you. And, yes, the sound is also 3D. And all this with pas­sive glasses, which won’t cost you much, nei­ther burden your nose bridge. SMART This is also a smart TV with tonnes of apps and on­line con­tent to play around with. Bored with the usual soaps? Go to the YouTube app and there are many chan­nels there to in­ter­est you. Here you see that al­most all the con­tent is high qual­ity with­out any pixel­la­tion de­spite the large screen size and that is the real mean­ing of “smart”.

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