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The wife decided to rearrange the basement into a home theatre centre and use the existing 47LG70. (September 2008 build) Ran into problems with Grey bars on the sides 4X3 video inputs. Traced to the DirecTV receiver that defaulted back to some weird settings while being unplugged. No problems with any of the HDMI inputs. Could not calibrate in that couldn't get Red, Green or Blue to pull into the 2.22 or 2.35 Gamma at 100% White - OK at 90IRE but you need the 100IRE to pull in first. (Any clues on this?) CNET have pulled their settings from their site for the 47LG70, unless they hide them somewhere else now. So thank you Hommie for having your settings on this website. The 47LG70 looks great. After calibrating 55LH90's with ease, trying to do the same on the 47LG70 was like going back into the dinosaur age! Use only HDMI 1.3b cables. No problems.
After reading all 28 pages of this Forum, noticed several things:
A lot of the HDMI problems seem to stem from cheaply made HDMI cables! Probably shorting out the Inputs? Problems seemed be resolved once the owner got repairs made then purchased better quality cables. A 24 Gage cable should be a better purchase than getting the 28Gage. In regards to Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, etc - one look at open box specials at Amazon makes you wonder at the return rate of any of these brands - Samsung leads the pack!
So once again Hommie, thanks for your work and settings.
The 47LG70 has now been moved back upstairs to the wife's loft where it was previously, but this time with Hommi's/CNET's settings. It just blows your mind how fabulous this set can get! Don't think it's going to ever move from this spot!
The picture has stabilized and has had to have no further adjustments, almost tempted to take it back from the wife the PQ is so good, but after getting use to the 55LH90, I think size wise, I'd rather go up to the new 72" LX9500, if anything. (Pending on certain problems being solved - high refectivity, banding and those square attributes around objects when you have a Black Background.)
Wife said purchasing the 72" was a no, no. Have now purchased one of the last Matte Screened LGs - the 55LHX.
The 47LG70, have stopped watching it - the wife has it set to her tastes - Bright Neon Sign Look!
Well, the 47LG70 has been sold to my daughter, where I assume it's likely will continue to please my daughter and her family for many more years to come. With the CNET settings, it still has a great picture! Bumped by my old 55LH90, that was bumped by the new 55LHX.