Purchased a 47lw5700 from tiger direct and had a hell of a time getting it without any damage. The packaging for the box was awesomely bad and came without the wifi adapter. I also did not include any glasses, but the same ones from the movie theater can be used for this unit, I have 10 at home now. As for the remote you can purchase the MOTION MAGIC remote which is a lil quirky but for the most part works like a Wii remote (snagged for 15 bucks on amazan). Basically I returned the unit twice and the third tv finally came without damage, the unit would lean into the stand in the box and cause compression cracks in the screen- packaging was non-existing.
In the end it was well worth it and be first of my friends to have a 3d tv this nice. The picture is great, even the passive 3d with the degraded resolution (runs at half resolution to display two images at once) is extremely clear and LG claims brain processes as HD picture- it looks amazing. Also 3d is an awesome experience, wish there was more content availabl! The tv is also Packed with features! I use the cable internet connection and am able to connect to my plex media server to browse my movie files. It's a lil touchy of file types it plays while streaming, but I stream hd movie from my computer into my living room with little problem. Also I'm able to connect my Android phone with the tv via wifi to use the TOUCHSCREEN to control as a remote- amazing! Also the android app is free. The DLNA works and I can play movies from my phone into the TV at command. The usb works with hard drives and better file compatibility than wifi but for some reason it doesn't want to allow the built in DVR to work. I was only able to get it to start working with a externally powered hard drive (those with own power and size of 40-1K gig) to be detected and tv asks if you want format for dvr-instant pause use but it was my friends and had his movies on it. I connected with my lg lhb 306 blu ray 3d player and the symplelink works ok, but needs to be turned on every time for some reason- it controls the volume and other basic features with one remote. Lastly the smartv feature is cute and ok for internet connection/browsing- just don’t expect to have this replace your computer. -facebook app sucks and you is a little better after update. It may be a little slow but you will save money connecting to hulu, netflix, youtube and so on without an external device- may want to upgrade to one eventually though this will surfice. No flash for internet browsing, though I think it can be hacked. Also there is a hack on youtube to allow usb hubs.
Overall I am so glad I bought this tv! I watch the 47 inch from about 10-13 feet and it's fine. As long as you don't get it damaged, you will be super happy with this buy. Best of luck to you! My experience sucked but was well worth it in the end!
added-only vice I have is tv is known to have issues synching audio to video. Tv updates automatically when connected to internet and last update helped, but still bugs.
p.p.s. if you have issues with the wifi adapter like I've read, try the NETGEAR WNCE2001 which I had to buy since unit came without adapter- thanks tiger. It works awesome and found for 19 bucks on amazon. keep checking prices, they float around from time to time