PROS / This LG TV has some of the most innovative smart features, including NFC.
CONS / The LB6300 only has three HDMI ports.
VERDICT / This smart TV is great for people who want the newest features smart TVs have to offer.
LG is one of the most trusted brands and consistently delivers good products like the LB6300. This smart TV has a clear HD picture and comes with more features than most TVs we reviewed.
LG’s smart features include full web browsing and preloaded apps. You can also download more apps, most of them free, from LG SmartWorld, LG’s smart TV app store. This TV is loaded with some of the most popular apps like Netflix and Hulu Plus. LG uses a MagicWand Remote that works like a point-and-click sensor to your TV. Instead of clicking through icons, you can point your cursor to the apps you want to open. This remote also includes LG’s Voice Mate, which allows you to give voice commands to perform simple actions like volume control or channel surfing. You can use Voice Mate to open up premium smart apps as well.
This smart TV has a multitude of other smart features besides the smart apps. You can share content on your network-accessed internet TV by using the LG cloud service. This TV has near-field communication (NFC) technology as well. You can use the 3D technology to not only watch 3D content, but to game in 3D. Gamers can enjoy the Dual Play mode, which each player wears 3D glasses to see his or her polarized side of the screen, allowing each player to use one screen for gaming.
LG’s display performed above average in our side-by-side picture quality test. The LG doesn’t have the fastest refresh rate at 120Hz, but currently there is not much native content that runs at 240Hz or higher speeds. LG lists the contrast ratio at 5,000,000-to-1. We give little thought to displayed contrast ratio specs because each manufacturer tests contrast ratio differently. Most fast-action content, like live sports, will look smooth without much motion blurring on this TV. In our analysis, LG didn’t match up with the best smart TVs in terms of picture quality, but it was not too far off.
LG is one of the most trusted companies in smart TVs. If you need customer support or have questions, LG has a toll-free number, live chat and email support available on its website. Unfortunately, not all options are available 24/7. This TV only sports three HDMI ports. Three ports should be plenty for most people, but the best LED smart TVs have four.
This smart TV from LG is one of the best choices on the market. It is backed by LG’s reliable customer service, and the picture quality is competitive with the best products we reviewed. LG’s smart hub interaction is one of the smoothest we have seen. The LG LB6300 has many other features like 3D technology, NFC, the MagicWand remote and 3D gaming availability. This is one of the best smart TVs on the market.