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    Table of Contents
  1. Intro
  2. Design
    1. Borders
    2. Thickness
  3. Picture Quality
    1. Dark scene
    2. Uniformity
    3. Dark scene in a bright room
    4. Bright scene in a bright room
    5. Viewing angle
    6. Pixels
  4. Motion
    1. Motion blur
  5. Inputs
    1. Input lag
    2. Side inputs
    3. Rear inputs
  6. Smart Features
    1. Remote
  7. Conclusion
  8. Q&A
Reviewed on Jul 17, 2013

LG LA6200
TV REVIEW

Usage Ratings - Version 0.8
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Test Benches:

  • 1.1: Summer 2017
  • 1.0: Winter 2015
  • 0.9: Winter 2014
  • 0.8: Winter 2013
6.7 Mixed Usage
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Score components:
  • 70% Picture Quality
  • 20% Motion
  • 10% Inputs
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This tv has been discontinued.
It was replaced by the LG LB6300

The LG LA6200 LED TV is only a small improvement over lower-end models. If you want to save money and can live without 3D, you are better off with either the LN5700 or LN5400 (depending on whether you need smart TV functionalities).

Test Results
Picture Quality 6.6
Motion 6.0
Inputs 8.8
Pros
  • Very low input lag. This is great for gaming.
  • Very good viewing angle. The colors appears the same way whether you sit in front of it or at an angle.
Cons
  • Low contrast. In a dark room, the blacks are gray.
  • Average amount of motion blur.

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Design

Borders
LG LA6200 Borders

0.72" (1.8 cm)

Thickness
LG LA6200 Thickness

3.11" (7.9 cm)

6.6

Picture Quality

4k : No
6.3 Dark scene
LG LA6200 Dark scene
Black : 0.115 cd/m2
White : 100.6 cd/m2
Contrast : 875 : 1

The LA6200 has slightly deeper blacks than the lower-end models, but they still look more like gray when viewed in a dim environment. If you plan on using your TV in a dark room, go for the Samsung FH6030 instead.

6.0 Uniformity
LG LA6200 Uniformity

The uniformity of the backlight is average.

8.4 Dark scene in a bright room
LG LA6200 Dark scene in a bright room
Reflection : 3.2 %

It does perform relatively well in a bright environment. Its screen reflects an average amount of light.

6.8 Bright scene in a bright room
LG LA6200 Bright scene in a bright room
Max white : 205.5 cd/m2

For bright scenes, it is even better.

8.0 Viewing angle
Viewing angle : 40 °

The main reason to buy the LA6200 is for its really good viewing angle (50% contrast @ 40°). Several viewers spread around a room can watch without experiencing reduced picture quality.

Pixels
6.0

Motion

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6.0 Motion blur

There is slightly more motion blur with this TV than with its Samsung equivalent (the F6400). It supports 24p playback and includes the optional motion interpolation feature.

8.8

Inputs

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8.8 Input lag
LG LA6200 Input lag
Input lag : 33.3 ms

The input lag is really low, which makes it very good for gaming.

Side inputs
LG LA6200 Side inputs

3 HDMI
3 USB

Rear inputs
LG LA6200 Rear inputs

1 RF In
1 Component In
1 Composite In
1 Ethernet In
1 Digital Audio Out (Optical)
1 Headphone Out

Smart Features

Remote

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6.7Mixed Usage
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Score components:
  • 70% Picture Quality
  • 20% Motion
  • 10% Inputs
While it does perform better than the cheaper LG models, the LG LA6200 LED TV still has issues in a dark room, its blacks appearing more gray. It performs well when the lights are turned on, though, and it has a fairly wide viewing angle for an LED TV.
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Questions & Answers

23 ANSWERED QUESTIONS
40
Please, can you tell us the calibration settings you've used in your tests?
The calibration settings that we used:
All settings disabled
Picture mode: Expert 1
Color Temperature: Warm 2
Gamma: 2.2
Backlight: 41
Brightness: 50
Contrast: 80
Color: 52
Tint: 0
Sharpness: 0
White balance:
Red offset: -4 Red gain: 4
Green offset: -5 Green gain: -2
Blue offset: -3 Blue gain: 0
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Great review. I'm planning to buy this 3DTV for use as a PC monitor via HDMI v1.4a. I suppose a 120 refresh rate is enough for a passive 3DTV, right? I mean, I will not have motion blur problems with fast scenes, right? One other thing: will I be able to play 3D games on it or do I have to buy Nvidia 3DTV Play (sold separately for 40USD) as my GPUs are 2xGTX 550 ti (SLI)? Thanks for this great site.
Yes, passive 3D does not need a higher refresh rate, because both images are displayed at the same time, so there is less crosstalk blur. You will need NVidia 3DTV Play because your graphics card does not support 3D gaming by default.
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Would it be worth it to get this TV professionally calibrated? I get a very good discount through my job, about $80. I'm just wondering if you've seen one that's been adjusted.
We calibrate all TVs that we review ourselves using special equipment. If you set the TV to the correct picture mode and color temperature (Expert1 and Warm2 for this TV), you will be 95% of the way to professional calibration. Most people won't see the additional 5%, especially with a TV in this price range. Therefore, set the TV to these settings and save yourself $80.
7
Does the 32" version of this 3DTV have a refresh rate and TruMotion of 120Hz or lower?
There is no 32" version in the US (it is only available in a very limited number of countries). But yes, it has the same refresh rate and TruMotion technology as bigger sizes.
7
How does this model work for gaming? I noticed it has low input lag. Is this similar to the LN5700?
The picture quality of the LA6200 is about the same as the LN5700. Besides the lower input lag, the only major difference is 3D.
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Looking at the LG LA6200 and the Samsung F6300. Which would be best for sports, gaming, and general movie watching? 3D is not really a factor for me in my purchase. I probably will not use it much.
If you are alone/directly in front of the television and watch the TV in a somewhat dim environment, go for the Samsung F6300. It has better contrast and you will not be bothered by its low viewing angle. Also, it handles motion slightly better.
4
Can I install WebOS on my LG LA6200 Smart TV?
No.
3
Since both the Samsung F6300 and the LG LA6200 are on swivels, wouldn't the viewing angle be less of an issue if you can just angle the TV slightly towards your viewers?
Of course, but that isn't possible in some cases. A limited viewing angle is an issue if you have people sitting far apart, like if you have more than one sofa. It isn't a constraint if you just play video games by yourself.
3
I recently bought an LG 6210. The smart TV function is great, but what bothers me is the brightness level. It appears much dimmer than the old Samsung I had. Is there a way to fix this? Great review
We measured a max luminance of 205.5 cd/m2. While that is slightly lower than some Samsung LEDs (averaging 250 cd/m2), it should be more than enough for every room. First, be sure to disable the ECO mode. This will use a sensor built into the TV to automatically vary the luminosity. Next, play with the backlight setting, not the brightness. The brightness setting does not change the luminosity of the backlight, so do not touch this one.
2
In terms of crosstalk (not motion blur, as I watch movies the most), which one is better: LG LA6200 or Samsung F6400?
The LA6200, because it uses passive 3D. The left and right images will never overlap, because they are both present at the same time on the screen. Check out our article on how 3D works for more information on both technologies.
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Is the LA6200 good for PS3 gaming?
Yes. It has little input lag.
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I'm testing the 42LA6200. So far, so good. I watch movies at night, mostly, and sports during the day. There is some motion blur(fast action scenes, games), and viewing angle is not an issue for me. However, I've noticed that the contrast ratio of the F6300 is much higher. They will cost the same - I was just wondering if it's worth exchanging, or if the difference in picture quality/motion blur will be minimal. Terrific website!
There is a pretty big difference in term of contrast ratio and viewing angle. In a darm/dim environment, the blacks definitely appear grayer with the LG than with the Samsung. The viewing angle of the Samsung is a lot worse than the LG, though, and it can cause problems if you watch TV with a lot of people. As for motion blur, there is a differences but it isn't as evident. The Samsung has slightly less motion blur. Therefore, if you do not care about viewing angle, the F6300 would be a better TV.
1
I have found that the 47LA6200 with 3D will be helpful while playing games with my daughter using Dual play mode with the Xbox. Since it has passive glass, she can use it with ease. Please suggest an alternative to Samsung. I love Samsung, but because of 3D and Smart TV, I am also looking at LG.
There is no Samsung passive 3D TV - only active. The equivalent to the LG LA6200 is the Samsung FH6030.
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Can the LG LA6210 play streaming movies directly from the web browser? I tried this with a Samsung F5500 and it said "Enable media player required".
Like most TVs, it doesn't support all versions of flash, so not all websites will work. Smart TVs are generally meant to stream video through built-in apps like Netflix.
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I need to exchange my 47la6200 and was considering the 47la6900 instead, but since I watch a lot of dark movies, I was wondering which is better: the la6200 direct lit or the la6900 edge lit w/local dimming?
Local dimming on an edge lit is useless. It can only dim very large portions of the screen, so it can't finely match the picture. Unless you want a thinner TV, get the LA6200.
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I am looking to buy an LG 42LA6130 for gaming. Is there any difference in Input Lag between that and the LA6200, or is the difference just the options?
We haven't tested the LA6130, but we do not expect a difference in the amount of input lag.
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I have a Sony EX725. The colors are very good. The blacks are not, therefore it has much clouding. I want a TV up to 47 inches in size. I am interested in the number of connection options and apps from the LG Smart LA6200 Does the LG LA6200 have good picture quality? Change justified?
The LA6200 does not have good blacks, and is most likely worse in that respect than your old Sony. If you want an LED TV with good blacks, go for a Samsung instead.
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I want to install my LG LA6200 3D 54 inches off the floor. Is it OK to install it, and at what height should it be installed?
It depends on personal preference, but usually people prefer it at eye level.
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How can I add additional speakers?
You can use the Digital Optical Audio output.
0
What is the minimum distance for watching a 55 inch TV?
Seven feet for 1080p content. Check out our distance calculator.
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In doing the initial setup on a new Samsung UN40F6300, what would be a safe setting for good picture quality?
We posted our calibration settings in the Q&A of our review of the F6300.
0
I am actually stuck between the LG 47LA6200 and the Samsung UN46F7100. The Samsung model is 240 Hz and LG model is 120 HZ. I also watch a lot of 3D movies. Which one has better 3D and video quality? Which LED will you suggest?
The LG has better 3D (less flickering and crosstalk), but the 2D picture quality is better with the Samsung (better blacks, mostly). You will have to compromise, depending on what you prefer.
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My viewing distance is about 11 feet. How big of a TV should I buy?
Practically, at that distance, go as big as you can afford.
We are not taking any more questions for this product because we no longer have it in our lab.