People that love spending lots of time with the television sets often dream about having a nice and clean home theater entertainment with a big screen HDTV serving as the centerpiece. One of the biggest frustrations that block that dream and that is the tedious setup. People need to go through all the wire configurations and then once the configuration is finished, time needs to be taken to calibrate the display to perfection. Being short on HDMI ports can be another problem as well, but the LG 55LH85 solves all these problems and even brings more to the table.
There is a lot of goodness in the LG55LH85 display that separates it from the rest of the pack. First, it sports a full HD 1080p so there is no problem when it comes to experiencing the best that high-definition and Blu-ray technology has to offer. It is combined with brilliant color accuracy so not only do these Full HD images look sharp, but their colors are very vivid.
The LG 55LH85 has an 80,000:1 contrast ratio which is similar to many of the other LG displays of various sizes and isn’t really the best out there which explains the mediocre black levels. Shadowy scenes look exceptional however and the Intelligent Sensor that helps adjust the brightness level to match the room lighting pretty much hides that weakness well.
The LG 55LH85 sports some decent technologies including the TruMotion 120Hz which is responsible for improved performance during high-motion scenes and reduced blur to make them look sharp despite the effects. It also responds well to color changes, but the other LG models surpass it with 240Hz.
However, the LG55LH85 doesn’t concentrate on the TruMotion technology, but instead puts the Wireless 1080p Connectivity to center stage. Also present in the 47” version, the wireless connectivity is what makes this a great choice for people that have LG’s Media Box for handling the core multimedia functions. As long as the Media Box is within 30 feet in range from the TV, uncompressed 1080p signals can be transmitted wire-free. Just plug in everything to the Media Box and the TV to the power supply and you have a fully setup system.
In addition to the wireless features, calibration setup is a breeze with the Picture Wizard technology which guides the user through an easy to follow wizard that when finished, fully calibrates the TV as if a professional did it. This saves even more time setting up the system with the Media Box.
There are a few extra features as well including a useful USB 2.0 port allowing any flash drive with JPEGs or MP3s to be played. The Invisible Speaker System is also present boasting great audio quality while keeping the speakers hidden from view.
The LG 55LH85 is a great performer that is big enough to complement any home theater system. But to make this TV worth the purchase, it is recommended to get a Media Box that connects wirelessly for a clean TV setup.