Originally Posted by Devedander
Also got it at fry's I assume on the same deal...
First up this is my first passive 3D TV the other being the 24 inch Sony PS3 one. I am coming form a 42 inch LG CCFL LCD.
Only used it for a few hours but so far after updating to the newest firmware:
On scale of 1-10 where 10 is best
Uniformity 4 - To be expected on edge lit LED but the image doesn't have to be terribly dark to see flashlighting and colored blobs and banding are evident on dark/black screens even when bright items also appear.
Color - 7 Only so low because I haven't calibrated it beyond the built calibration. It has promise though and as soon as I rip off someones calibrations from a similar model I have a feeling 8 or 9 even should be possible as it appears to be an IPS panel (going off sideways chevron pixels, hope I am remembering right).
Sound - 5 because I didn't install the soundbar. It's useable and weak as per most flat panel TVs.
Brightness - 9 plenty bright even in 3D mode
3D - image quality 7 only a 7 because I do find the scanlines and dropped resolution annoying (I honestly don't see how anyone says these are not visible from normal viewing distance - 8-10 feet in my situation). The brightness, pop and color saturation are very good and help get over the other issues, but it certainly doesn't get rid of them entirely.
3D useability 5 biggest problem for me is that there is no real sweet spot so far as I can tell it seems that notable crosstalk creeps in somewhere on screen no matter where I sit. Basically if I get myself smack dab in the center of the screen crosstalk is virtually gone for most normal scenes... however when high contrast comes in it seems either the right or the left side of the screen will develop crosstalk. I cam sit hither or lower to help but fixing one side inevidtably crosstalks the other. Even more odd crosstalk seems prevalent in some scenes from the exact same spot its' not in others. Example is in the beginning of MIBIII as the guard opens the vault door - there are two scenes close to each other of basically the same shot - I will get crosstalk in one but not the other every time.
2D performance 8 - haven't done a lot with this but it certainly has started out well enough. Out of the box with minimal calibration it's very watchable and sunburn effect is negligiable.
Bang for the buck - 9 Even with all it's flaws at the price I got it for it's right in there with similar non 3D TVs so I can write off some issues as freebies you can't complain about. I use my PS3 for smart features so won't even be touching the DVD player and am fine with not having smart features however that might be an issue for some.
At MSRP however of $1200 I believe... I would be noteably less happy... but then I am a cheapskate and don't think I would ever pay more than $1500 for current standard size (I consider 55-60 to be current standard size) so I may just not know what I am missing.
Answers to above questions yes you can play media off USB haven't tested many formats yet but I believe mkv is supported which is definitely nice.
I have not found a way to turn on trumotion (although I usually hate it, only like it for games) and I believe this is one of those sets LG has blatantly lied about having it... more concerning to me is whether this is really a 120hz panel. I believe LG sends alternating lines of image to each scanline once per 120/second and if this isn't a 120hz panel that's impossible so even fake 1080p3D isn't happening... my initial testing doesn't make me think this is happening.
Question of my own - does anyone know how to turn off the popup box warning you that it's time to put on your 3D glasses? Some games swap between 3D and non 3D often and it's quite annoying to have to keep grabbing the remote to ok that box,,,