LG launched their 72” full LED 3D TV (LZ9700) yesterday in Dubai, and Tbreak was obviously on hand to see what the big deal was. There have been large screen 3D TVs in the past, but LG claims this to be the largest commercially available Full LED 3D TV in the market right now. Two key things to note here, first that this is a 72” 3D TV, which is to say, pretty damn big; second is the fact that this is a full LED panel.
LG claims that unlike their competitors who only use LED lights on the edges of the panel, the LZ9700 uses 1,920 LEDs to power their 72” panel. This is true since no LED panel on the market right now has complete LED backlighting, that is to say that they’re all still LCD panels with additional LED backlights. As is the case with the LG LZ9700 however, this is soon to change, and all panels in the market will end up being completely LED based.
Moving onto the LZ9700, also features a 400Hz TruMotion processing engine which supposedly makes images move more fluidly. I’m not sure whether it was this or the fact that the panel was LED powered, but while viewing the Polar Express in 3D, the effect held true even while I moved to the sides. Of course, in 3D cinemas sitting on the edge seats means slight blurriness on the edge of the items currently in focus which is extremely irritating, but I felt nothing of that sort on the LZ9700. The image was crisp and the 3D effect was fine from all angles. Keep in mind that you still need a pair of 3D glasses, which are obviously provided with the TV.
Another cool feature of the LZ9700 is that it has a WiiMote for a remote. LG call it the Magic Motion Remote Control, but us console owners know better. The remote is obviously quite simplistic in design, with big and easily readable menus to choose from on the 72” screen.
The final feature I’ll talk about is the NetCast ability of the LG LZ9700 which has a couple of built-in internet channels for you to enjoy. This is not a new feature in modern TV sets, but LG has gone one step ahead by providing some customized channels. All the local radio channels are available (in addition to international channels) as well as a separate channel for Al Jazeera.
The LG LZ9700 Full LED 3D TV costs AED 34,999 ($, 9,500) and is available in the markets now. Check out the video below to see the Magic Motion remote in action on the various NetCast channels.
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