HDTV: LG 47LA7400
Blu-Ray Player: BP530 3D Surround
Keyboard: Logitech K400R
OTA only - Antenna: Ebay junk - [works great]
AV Receiver: Denon AVR 1713 5.1 3D
Center Speaker: Cambridge Audio S50
Front Left Right: Cambridge Audio S70
Surround: Acoustimass® 5 Series II system
Some strange side menu was coming up on the left of the screen and I was having difficulty getting it to go away. Somehow the TV got kicked over into Demo/Store mode and I had to go in and manually change it back. I think it's stopped doing that now?
My video settings appear to be switching over to vivid on their own and I have to change it back to Game every time I use it now. Every time I turn the TV on or change the source it keeps flipping back to Vivid video. Not sure about the sound, I pay less attention to that I guess? Should probably check when I get home from work.
The brightness of the TV keeps dimming on me while playing games when it is in Game mode. Brightness settings shouldn't be changing on their own should they? I will pause and go into different menus and I come back to the game and boom it kicks over into the correct brightness again. Then a few minutes later it will slowly dim until it is dark and difficult to see again. Frustrating.
Anyone else experiencing anything like this with the latest firmware updates?
Longer answer; I'd try resetting to factory defaults, turning it off, and then turning it back on and redoing my settings to see if they stick. If not, I'd be contacting LG's support. Might ask if poltergeists are covered by their warranty.
Hope you get it sorted.
considering that everything else had been changed/set to defaults/etc
Checked video settings again and Eco mode was set to Auto.
Changed it to Off and that probably fixed it (Duh)
Haven't checked it yet. Will take a look at it again in the morning to see if anything resets again.
Online HD streaming is at best a crap shoot, and at worst impossible. Your connection speed, how many connections are sharing your modem, time of day, internet traffic in your area, how your modem and ISP connection handle continuous large data transfers, and whether your ISP throttles your connection while streaming are only a few of the potential problems making it a painful experience. And not all Netflix media is available in HD.
There's plenty of guides on the internet about optimizing your gear and connection, such as this:
This is where the problems start; Netflix transfers about 1GB/hour of data for standard resolutions, 3GB/hour for HD (720p), and 7GB/hour for Ultra HD (1080p equivalent). Netflix usage is listed here:
Not many consumer grade modems can handle 7GB/hour data transfers for extended periods of time, and that applies to many ISPs' connections too (you may need to manually reboot your modem every few days or so, and have your ISP reset your connection occasionally). I paid a lot for a good (Draytek) modem, which helped considerably, but I'm still borderline for Ultra HD speeds at just under 10 Mbps.
Haven't used Vudu, but Netflix bandwidth requirements are ridiculous. Considering I can watch NFL games in full HD on NFL Game Pass at their highest setting of 400 Kbps (totalling 4.32 GB of data transfer for 24 hours), Netflix has a long ways to go to become a mature HD source. Good luck!
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