Originally Posted by ImmenseBrick
Hi there, I would like a few people to look at this picture I took. Keep in mind its off a cellphone so its actually a lot brighter than in the image. Do any of you think I would be better off with another unit or perhaps the local dimming will solve this? - Thanks The picture that looks brighter is the top left corner of the tv to the top middle. The second picture is the bottom left hand corner. This second picture is dark but in reality that whole area is grey. Any input is appreciated. Not sure whether to return it or order a remote off ebay and pray enabling local dimming solves or at least decreases these massive light spots.
That is normal without local dimming. These sets use an IPS which has poorer black levels than VA panels but has much better off center viewing angles, better contrast and better color reproduction. So to get around the poorer black levels, LG uses local dimming.
Without local dimming this set has very poor black levels that wash out the picture. I would not buy a LED LCD without local dimming. However Samsung can get the same black levels without local dimming but their panels have a lot of other problems where the LG trumps them.
I believe the IPS panel TV were designed to use local dimming as all of these sets have local dimming including the LW5300. The LW5700 is the only that doesn't, most likely to reach the price points of the sams clubs, costco and other big box stores.
LED LCD have clouding problems for sure. Both mine and my father in laws has it, but with local dimming enable, it alleviates the clouding and gives a perfectly black picture.
IMO, without local dimming, a CCFL LCD would be a higher performer. You destroy contrast, pop, and wash out the picture with poor black levels.
For the same price, you can get the LW5600 but you'l have to shop. When I bought mine from HH greg, it's normal selling price was cheaper than Costco.
You can enable dimming but you gamble when doing so, the risk for a few bucks saved is your choice.