More HDMI ports
LG 55LM960V has 1.0000 more extra HDMI ports. HDMI cables are used to transfer both image and sound data to the TV. More ports are useful for external devices such as DVD/Blu-ray players, game consoles, sattelite receivers etc.
Approximately 43% bigger screen
Wider audio format support
AC3(Dolby Digital), EAC3,HAAC,AAC, Mpeg, MP3, PCM, DTS
This model supports more audio formats compared to Samsung 46ES7000. It is crucial for watching movies and listening to tracks with various audio-codes and file formats.
More advanced backlighting
LG 55LM960V has a much newer backlight solution
Higher screen refresh rate
This TV has about 1.25 times faster screen refresh rate. For example, a TV that supports 1080p/24 (which means it can display 24 distinct frames per second for a 1920x1080 resolution) will show 24 distinct frames that will be displayed more than once in a second. In our example, a 120Hz TV will show each distinct frame 5 times (120/24 = 5)
Active 3D glasses
There are several 3D technologies on the market. Some TVs require active glasses (which require battery special electronic-ware), some TVs have passive, simpler glasses. Active glasses are capable of displaying full hd (1080p) resolution to both eye where passive glasses split up the resolution and provide 540p to single eye.
Lesser power consumption
Around 8% less power consumption per hour (11 Watt difference). It is better for your pocket and environment.
23% thinner design
42% lighter design
Supports lots of video formats
HD, DivX, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4
55LM960V : Full-array LED46ES7000 : Edge-lit LED
Very high refresh rate
55LM960V : 1000 Hz46ES7000 : 800 Hz
Local dimming is the process of switching off appropriate lights at the back of the screen which is managed smartly by the TV itself regarding to the brightness and contrast of the scene. For example, with local dimming you can see the burning section of a lit candle (on a black background) sharper because black areas will not be backlit.