I went to a nearby appliance store na may LA6130 and LA6200, so I was able to request for a demo/test on both. Maganda nito ay magkatabi ang units.
This is my personal assessment/review:
What's missing on 6130 versus 6200:Features:
1. Motion Interpolation (called different names by the manufacturers...LG calls it TruMotion if I'm not mistaken), also called the "Soap Opera Effect".
2. "Internet" a.k.a. "Smart TV" features.
3. Less HDMI ports. 6130 has two (2) ports...one at the side and one at the back versus three (3) or four (I forgot) sa 6200.
4. Less USB ports. 6130 has only one (1) USB port.
5. LAN/Networking. So this means that if you have a "media server" or NAS/Network Attached Storage (e.g. a hard drive attached to a router), you can't "stream" your media content to the TV. You have to copy them to a USB and then plug the USB to the TV.
6. Both have 3.5mm jacks (for headsets, PC speakers, etc.).
7. Both are being sold as promotions to include a total of eight (
3D glasses and two (2) Dual-Play glasses (total of 10 glasses).Picture Quality as perceived by myself (this can be subjective - depende po sa standards ninyo individually)
1. Standard video/film: no perceived difference.
2. Native 3D video/film: no perceived difference. I even moved left-to-right while watching to check the extent of what I can see at an angle.
3. Native 2D but played as 3D (2D-to-3D conversion): no perceived difference.
* I made sure that the settings were the same on both when I compared.Sound Quality:
no perceived difference. Or maybe I didn't care because I plan to use separate speakers if ever.Current price difference:
around PHP7,000.00What can be compensated:
As far as lack of Motion Interpolation is concerned:
1. If you do not appreciate the "Soap Opera Effect" then this shouldn't be a problem.
2. As a "test" prior to purchasing, I installed Splash Pro EX on my PC and had my wife/kids watch movies with motion interpolation to see their reaction. They hate it.
I'm not a TV/movie fan and my intention is to purchase only as a gift to the family so personally, whether a TV has it nor not does not bother me.
3. I suggest you do the same if you have a computer at home and see how the family members will react to it. This gives you a more objective and personal basis for a decision. Or, you can bring them along when you test the units.
For the lack of "Internet" capabilities:
1. I can live with it as well since I lean towards my PC for that.
2. It also gives me better control on what the family (especially the kids) would access over the Internet.
Assess your use-case scenarios:
1. Do you see yourself needing/wanting/using "Smart" (Internet) features on a TV?
2. Given the current price difference of the 6130 and 6200, assess your budget limits. For some, a PHP7,000 difference is small, for others it may not. In my case, I plan to purchase other stufff (mostly with my computer) and that PHP7,000 difference, based on my use-case scenarios, will end up in features that I will not be using (masasayang lang).
3. Assess your sensitivity level to picture and sound quality. In my personal assessment I did not notice perceived differences. It may be different for you. As one of the members in this forum has mentioned (I forgot the thread): trust your own eyes.
Other forum members do offer great advice (no discredit/disrespect meant) but nothing will never come close to your own senses.