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Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Bristol, Tennessee
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On a 1-10 scale with 1 being "I hate it, this is a terrible TV" and 10 being "I am in love with this TV, it's awesome!" I am at a 4.
It lacks the ability to tweak settings for the streaming products, so you can't turn off Trumotion or any of the other crap, for Netflix, etc. Plus, the picture quality, while easily customizable, seems difficult to make "perfect". I know that is a poor word to use, but I have never been able to get this TV to a picture quality level that I am happy with. I find myself constantly tweaking this or that, which is troubling. Also, the apps available are sparse, it is no longer supported from LG (and presumably Google), and it lacks some streaming services which should be no brainers. Also, while I haven't used them in some time, the speakers on the TV are among the worst I have ever heard.
The WORST thing about the set though is the moronic decision by LG to make it so that the auto-dimming cannot be turned off or adjusted, by the TV's owner, without a special service remote control. Watch a dark film like Fright Night and count how many times the screen brightens and darkens. I (embarrassingly) have had to tell people that this is a "feature", apologizing for their stupid decision.
That said, the WIFI is strong, it has lots of inputs, and the 3D is outstanding, so not everything is bad. I'm just so disappointed considering what this TV was supposed to be.
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
Carl Sagan (1980)