The LE8900 “LG’s finest TV yet”

September 27th, 2010 by LG Blog UK


The LE8900 LED TV from LG has been showered with accolades including a 4 star review from Home Cinema Choice, 5 stars from What Video & HD TV, a ‘Highly Recommended’ accolade from AVForums, a 5 star review from What Hi-Fi Sound and Vision and a nomination for TV of the year at the T3 Gadget of the Year Awards.

If somehow you remained unconvinced after such a wealth of excellent reviews TechRadar have got their hands on one for a full review. Their verdict? 5 stars of course…

The first thing noted by TechRadar is the inclusion of direct LED backlighting in a TV so slim (a mere 35mm in depth) you would be forgiven for thinking it is edge-lit. And the picture quality does not suffer for being fit into such a stylish and slim exterior, with the black level response, rich colour palette and especially the natural, darker colours all singled out as strengths.

Further highlights picked out by TechRadar include the comprehensive list of calibration aids, including preset calibrations from THX and an official endorsement from the Imaging Science Foundation. This means the TV has been confirmed as suitable for professional calibration to produce optimal results in both dark and bright conditions.

It would be easy to go through the review re-hashing everything TechRadar said, but instead I will let you read the review for yourself via the link below, instead closing with a quote. “Being able to focus solely on its 2D quality and cheaper price point means we can find precious little negative to say about the 47LE8900, leaving us feeling confident that it’s LG’s finest TV yet.”

Read the full review from Techradar here

Home Cinema Choice’s 4 star review

Read What Video & HD TV 5 star review here

Read AVForum’s ‘Highly Recommended’ review here

Read What Hi-Fi Sound and Vision’s 5 star review here

  • LGBlogUK

    Hi MP,

    not too sure why most sellers are based in Stoke.

    The range of 2011 TVs will most likely be announced at CES 2011 over the next few days and there will probably be an equivalent to the LE8900 so it could be worth waiting and having a look for yourself.

    With regards to returning your TV if you don’t like it, this is something that you should discuss with the retailer.

    Let us know how you get on

  • MP

    Hi Joe,

    Thank you for the response. So that means I do not have to worry abt picture quality.

    I have noticed that most of seller out of stoke for 42LE8900 tv. Is there any particular reason ?

    Is there new version coming out or so?

    Is possible to return LG tv if you do not like quality what stated on your website?



  • LGBlogUK

    Hi MP,

    i’ve read the review you referenced and flagged as the biggest negative on the LE8900 is the contrast ratio when in the dynamic contrast mode. Having looked at other reviews (notably the AVForums review) it is simply recommended that this mode is left off to counteract the drop in contrast ratio.

    With regards to the reviews we have not included the review from digital versus as it is not a UK based review site and some of the features that are found on our televisions can vary from region to region.

    I hope this helps,

  • Kitt

    I want one of those