As I mentioned before, I reside in Korea and I have the LW5700 model. I believe the only difference from the North American model is that the LW5700 is 240 hrz.
I also said that my 5700 died the other day (I had it for 2 days). Well, 5 days later LG arrived with another TV for me. I got it all set up but had to run to work. Can't wait to get home a play with it. They brought it STRAIGHT from the LG factory. He showed me the manufacture date on my old set: 02/11 and my new sat he said (in korean of course) was manufactured this month 03/11. He said it will make a difference.
I did have the LEX8 but in 3D mode and Internet/HDD mode the screen got horrible bleeding. You can see my picks in the LG 2011 line-up thread.
I must say that the black levels on this set don't compare to the LEX8, but I want to do some 3D gaming and I must say:
The 3D on the passive sets really does make a HUGE difference. It is bright and clear. Comfortable. You don't have to worry about tilting your head and losing picture. There is NO crosstalk whatsoever. Yes, you lose resolution but with all the pluses to passive it really makes the experience better. Its hard to see a resolution drop anyways because most games aren't in full HD anyways. I can't see the difference with Alice in Wonderland either.
The 3D mode on my former LEX8 had so much ghosting (is that what we call crosstalk?) it wasn't funny.
Plus the 2D-3D conversion really works well. Adds some serious depth. I played a quick game of Fight Night champion in 2D-3D conversion before I left. It was really cool.
My only concern is that in the long haul will I tire of 3D? Is it a gimmick? Will we all end up going for great 2D in the end?
They need to make a Matte screen, passive, full LED local dimming set. Just make us happy next year LG.
One more thing: What is all this nonsense about IPS panels? I have a 55". Do all 2011 LG tv's have ips panels?
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