LG to unveil LW6500 passive 3DTV at CES 2011LG to also display mammoth 72-inch LED 3DTV

29 December 2010

LG LW6500

The LG LW6500 is a passive 3DTV, so requires the more comfortable and less expensive passive 3D glasses - rather than the bulkier active shutter 3D glasses.

LG has announced two TVs that it will show off at the 2011 Consumer Electronic Show (CES): the passive 3D LW6500 and the 'world's largest' backlit-LED TV, the LG LZ9700.

LG LW6500 passive 3DTV

The LW6500 will require the lighter, and more comfortable, passive 3D glasses rather than the bulkier and more expensive active shutter glasses.

LG claims that the 3D glasses supplied with the LG LW6500 will weigh 16g. The downside of passive 3D technology is that images aren't seen in full HD resolution.

The LG LW6500 will also offer 2D to 3D conversion. This is something we've seen on other TVs before but haven't been too impressed with. The LW6500 is powered by LG's TruMotion 200Hz processor.

Which? has fully tested the passive LG 42LD950. You can see how it fared in our 3DTV reviews and our full TV test.


LG has also announced that it shall unveil the 'world's largest' LED-Backlit 3DTV at CES 2011.

The model will measure 72-inches and will feature LG's 400Hz TruMotion processor.

Both the LW6500 and the LG LZ9700 are LG Smart TVs, meaning that they care internet enabled. Find out more about internet enabled TVs in our Internet TV report. And if you want to read more about active and passive 3D technology, read our 3DTV guide.

  • Internet TVs
  • 3DTV guide

Find out more about these models during the 2011 CES between 6th and 9th January in our CES 2011 report.

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