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LG LA6200 TV Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Jul 17, 2013 at 12:00 am
7.0
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
This TV was replaced by the LG LB6300
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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).

Our Verdict

7.0 Mixed Usage

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.

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.
  • 7.0 Mixed Usage

Test Results

Design
Design
Borders

0.72" (1.8 cm)

Design
Thickness

3.11" (7.9 cm)

Picture Quality
6.3
Picture Quality
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
Picture Quality
Uniformity

The uniformity of the backlight is average.

8.4
Picture Quality
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
Picture Quality
Bright scene in a bright room
Max white 205.5 cd/m2

For bright scenes, it is even better.

8.0
Picture Quality
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.

Picture Quality
Pixels

Motion
6.0
Motion
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.

Inputs
8.8
Inputs
Input lag
Input lag 33.3 ms

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

Inputs
Side inputs

3 HDMI
3 USB

Inputs
Rear inputs

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

Smart Features
Smart Features
Remote

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