65LB7100.jpgI always associate winter with curling up on the couch and getting cozy in front of the television. So if you’re coming into winter feeling so-so about your current television, why not upgrade?

The LG 65” 1080p 240Hz 3D IPS LED Smart TV has a massive 65” screen and simple sleek design with full HD picture display and IPS screen technology, resulting in a high-quality picture and superior colour accuracy. The 2D-3D up-conversion will allow you to switch all of your favorite shows, films and sports into 3D and if you game, and the Smart TV menu and wireless connectivity gives you access to apps, such as Netflix and Facebook.

Overall Design

I love this screen design because it doesn’t waste any space. The sleek frame is very thin which allows for the biggest screen possible in the 65” space. The screen is held up by two delicate, simple legs that can be removed if you would prefer to mount it on the wall. If you are looking to mount this television on the wall, try the Sanus Systems TV Wall Mount.

Picture & Sound Quality

This television’s LED screen uses IPS technology, or in-plane switching technology, which involves the re-arrangement of molecules within the layers of the screen. This results in better colour accuracy and far better viewing angles than other LED screens on the market. The full HD, 1080p display technology gives high-quality picture clarity, sharpness and detail. The Triple XD Engine, an LG specific technology, gives images a life-like appearance and superior black levels. When watching action movies, the MCI 960 will ensure that there is no blur and that fast-moving images remain clear. In regards to sound quality, the LG 65” 1080p 240Hz 3D IPS LED Smart TV is equipped with Virtual Surround Sound that will provide you with immersive, high-quality sound.

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In addition to being able to play 3D media, this LG television has a 2D-3D up-conversion feature that can convert 2D sports, TV shows and films into 3D! Once in 3D, the Cinema 3D feature gives your movie-watching experience a cinema-like, immersive feel. Watch your 3D media with one of the 4 pairs of lightweight, battery-free LG Cinema 3D glasses included in the box.

If you are into gaming, this LG television has a feature called Dual Play that allows two-player full screen gaming! No more splitting the screen and peeking at each other’s screens; by putting on a pair of special glasses (F400DP glasses – sold separately), both players get their own 2D unique point of view across the entire screen. Dual Play should work with most consoles, even old models, as long as the game being played is two-player.

Connectivity & Smart TV

This 65” television is a Smart TV, meaning that it has built in Wi-Fi that you can connect to your home’s wireless internet connection. Once connected, you can access the Smart TV menu which will allow you to search the internet, stream movies and television shows with apps such as Netflix, and access social media websites, such as Facebook and Twitter (additional subscriptions and monthly payment may be required).

If you wish to play media or browse pictures from your phone, tablet or laptop on a bigger screen, you can attach your mobile device to the television via an MHL cable (not included).

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Magic Remote

I personally have 4 remotes in my living room, one for my cable, one for my television, one for the Blu-ray player and one for my home theatre system. When I’m watching a movie, I am constantly switching remotes to change the volume or play and pause the film. In an attempt to simplify this frustrating experience, the included LG Magic Remote not only controls your television, it also controls your cable box and compatible Blu-ray players and home theatre equipment. The 3D and Smart TV button will let you convert from 2D to 3D and access the Smart TV menu. You can change the channel by drawing the number with the Gesture feature, point and select menu items with the cursor, scroll through web pages or zoom in and out with the scroll button and give simple commands with the voice command feature.

The LG 65” 1080p 240Hz 3D IPS LED Smart TV has a little something for everyone. The 3D capabilities, Dual Play feature and massive, immersive 65” screen are great for people that love watching movies and those that game. The MCI 960 feature will also reduce blurring when watching fast-paced action movies. If you watch a lot of Netflix and like renting new releases, the Smart TV feature will let you access thousands of TV shows and movies with the click of a button. The Magic Remote will simplify your entire home theatre experience by controlling all your devices. Lastly, the simple, sleek design will look great in any living room either on a television stand or mounted on the wall!

Lucy Woodhead
My focus is to discuss tech products that are trendy and in demand amongst the younger generation. Over the years I have reviewed, compared and wrote about a wide variety of products, including headphones, speakers, sound docks, iPods and mp3 players. With Best Buy’s launch of VIVA and Home & Lifestyle, I have had the opportunity to expand my focus to include a younger person’s perspective on many of these great products as well!