Originally Posted by garnettrules21
I'm considering getting the 55" version of this tv as I read it is great for gaming input lag. Also its easily the best looking tv I've seen. A couple of questions.
Currently I have a 55xvt553sv Vizio Full Led Backlighting. The blooming/haloing on this thing is an absolute nightmare only to be worsened by off-angle viewing.
1) The LG is edge-lit, does it suffer from blooming/haloing or is it mainly just flashlighting and clouding on the sides? Honestly, I think I could handle flashlighting much more than blooming. Night scenes with movement on the Vizio are just terrible.
2) Is the tv as great at input lag as they say around 34ms? Displaylag.com gave it one of their best reviews, just wondering if you guys agree?
3) Since most of the professional reviews are last year and surely firmwares have come out, what issues have they helped (or hurt)?
4) Anything I should know about this that could possibly be an issue or brought to my attention? Abe's of Maine has it for $1295 right now for the 55", that seemed like a decent deal no? I know I've seen it a bit cheaper at times.
5) What does this TV do poorly (i.e. motion, contrast, audio, etc.)?
6) Clouding/Blooming wouldnt be so bad on the Vizio if you could adjust/tweak the power of the backlighting or set a minimum level on them. Does the LG have any options for the local dimming other than the probable "local dimming off"? And if you do turn off local dimming, does it make the blacks basically gray? The Vizio's sure did but it simple had "on" and "off", no adjustments.
7) Overall are most of you generally pleased with the tv? Or do you feel you should have bought something else?
Greatly appreciate the info any of you can provide.
1) I don't see any blooming or haloing (bright spots around lit areas in dark backgrounds right?) Picture for me is sensational other than the bleeding/spotlighting I have mentioned (and many others in previous posts). It depends on the luck of the draw if you get a good one or a bad one it seems so hard to guide on this, but I peronaly think its the only real major issue with this TV.
2) Lag -I haven't measured figure but running as PC input (when you label as PC it uses least picture modifying algorithms etc) Connected like this I have no perceivable lag and gaming is good.
3)Only updated twice, do not know what changed but no changes that made things change worse or better that I could see
4) see 1)
5) see 1)
6) local dimming options are off, low, med or high. Back light bleeding is lowest when engaged to high and black are at their worst on off, no reason not to have (and most online calibrations have it as low or med) which gives pretty good blacks. I need mine on high to minimise spotlighting which does dull whites & brights a little.
7) other than 1) its good, certainly others (even the very expensive top end samsung) seem to have chances or getting same issues or worse and I'm big fan (now) of passive 3D, I do not notice the one supposed negative of passive with the lower res. To my eye it looks like perfect 1080p sharp and clear, and comfortable glasses, have watched 3 x 4d movies back to back without issue. I think flicker on active (thats if the batteries didn't run out halfway through) would have driven me insane. My advise is definitely audition a few sets of interest in the showroom and check return policies.