The feet are very simple black molded plastic forms, without adornments, but they are structurally sound and do their job. The screen stands stable on them.
To get folks to spend thousands of dollars on a flat screen, tv makers have a long history of polished metal and glass adornments to make the price seem justified.
Like putting diamonds on a watch to fetch $10,000, instead of $10 for the function of timekeeping.
But you’re not getting it to stare at the feet. It’s that vibrant 8 megapixel screen that is the star of the show, and it doesn’t disappoint.
There are Sony OLED TVs that cost twice their LG counterparts, but which use the very same LG panel that Sony buys from LG. The Sony TVs are rich with adornments, and you pay dearly for them. But they are invisible when you watch a movie.
This LG Model has a simple black housing, but the objective here is about the most beautiful image for the least money, and it really delivers.
It’s sort of like comparing Costco to Tiffany’s. Which is better? This depends on your purpose. They both have their merits, but when the objective is value for the money, it’s not even close.
This LG is that. A ridiculously luxuriant wall of brilliant sharp pixels, for peanuts. It’s sort of crazy, but true.
A lot of our buying behavior is controlled by manufacturers manipulating our perceptions and preconceptions.
A borderline criminal example was Monster Cable. They told buyers the high price bought you better performance. But in the digital signal age, this was now false. It was all a big con, a marketing ploy, to take more money without delivering more utility.
A $7 amazon hdmi cable works just as well as an $80 monster cable. It’s really that outrageous. But that’s how FUD marketing works. There are people who will really do this to you, if you let them.
There are parallels here to another emerging space -
You no longer need a two foot long, 4 lb, $400 hostile takeover of your desk to have the best keyboard, with the best ergonomics. There’s something better now. It costs less, weighs 1.5 ounces, goes anywhere, and feels better to use.
When you have personal knowledge of the facts that govern actual performance, you have power, and you benefit from disruptive technology.