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post #181 of 741 Old 05-15-2013, 12:23 PM
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If it's helpful, I replaced a defective 2012 55LM6400 (flashlighting) with the 55LA6205 (Canadian version with remote) two weeks ago and I'm happy I did. Besides the flashlighting, which ruined the viewing experience for everything but daytime sports, the smart TV functions on the 6400 were painfully slow to use, due I believe to a weak single core processor. Netflix would reload constantly despite a LAN connection and input switching would test the patience of job.

With the 6205 there are no flashlighting issues (thank god) and the black levels and colors (once adjusted) seem on par with the 6400. There is a bit of vertical banding that I did not notice on the 6400, but it's rarely visible and not really bothersome. I haven't had time to experiment with blue ray DVDs and other inputs yet.

The one big advantage I did notice is the improved speed of the 6205 dual core processor. This TV is much snappier to use than the 6400 and netflix now loads quickly and remains stable even in high def. Also, the voice-activated search function on the remote accurately and quickly searches the net and youtube for keywords, which is useful for web streaming "homeland" (which I don't get in Canada) from Russia.

Set-up option to consider: The 6400 came as a package with a mediocre LG home theatre system (TS913ES) and 3D blue ray player. Originally I had all the inputs (satellite, blue ray, PS3) going through the receiver, but it confused the kids (actually it confused everybody) to have both receiver switching (e.g. PS3 to Satellite) and smart TV switching (e.g. Netflix to Youtube) so I decided to put all inputs through the TV instead and use the HDMI ARC channel to drive sound back to the receiver (since the optical out does not transmit 5.1). Surprisingly, this setup worked well - now all switching and sound volume was done with the LG TV remote only. To compensate for the missing HDMI input on the 6205 I've reallocated the blue ray (which is rarely used) to the receiver. Since the blue ray is ARC controlled it will still be accessible from the LG TV remote should the kids decide to actually rent a DVD.
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With the 6205 there are no flashlighting issues (thank god) and the black levels and colors (once adjusted) seem on par with the 6400. There is a bit of vertical banding that I did not notice on the 6400, but it's rarely visible and not really bothersome. I haven't had time to experiment with blue ray DVDs and other inputs yet.


Same here, no lighting issues or dead pixels , anything.

only a bit of vertical banding

It appears that is a series issue.

thanks for reply.
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Finally got my free 1 year sub to MLB.tv validated, for the 42la6200 I bought from BuyDig last month. I got the code through email, and activated it a couple hours ago.

http://www.lg.com/us/tv-audio-video/discoverlgtvs/mlb/index.jsp

Anybody else get this with their purchase?
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hi guys,

I am looking for a new 46'-47' tv. I am going to use it mainly for gaming and watching some movies.
do you recommend this tv for my needs?
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hi guys,

I am looking for a new 46'-47' tv. I am going to use it mainly for gaming and watching some movies.
do you recommend this tv for my needs?


As i say, you can go fine with this model, works complete fine with games. (online or offline)

check my other post in this thread for more info.
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Received my 60LA6200 today and uniformity leaves a lot to be desired for.


Also feels like some filter has lifted up from the sides of the screen.
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Received my 60LA6200 today and uniformity leaves a lot to be desired for.


Also feels like some filter has lifted up from the sides of the screen.

Odd, my 42" la6200 doesn't have this same issue...
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The larger the screen the more issues possible.. I have a way to fix this but it's not for the faint of heart.. Take a large micro fiber cloth and firmly wipe the screen side to side until the bleed subsides I have some befor and after photos of mine that I will post soon
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Received my 60LA6200 today and uniformity leaves a lot to be desired for.


Also feels like some filter has lifted up from the sides of the screen.


my tv panel also had the filter lifted from the sides... and i saw this same issue in all the LG 2013 models on the store, the seller told me that was a "normal thing" but i don't know what to think.


tomorrow i will replace my TV with another new one, that little son of a... vertical banding, is turning me insane! mad.gif
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Vertical banding is going to happen on EVERY led tv.. Trust me I burned though 9 different models before I came to that conclusion.. Yea my filter is also lifted up from the screen must be a common issue.. Is anyone else's filter loose???
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Vertical banding is going to happen on EVERY led tv.. Trust me I burned though 9 different models before I came to that conclusion.. Yea my filter is also lifted up from the screen must be a common issue.. Is anyone else's filter loose???



My old samsung 40" LCD 2008, had ZERO vertical banding.

even my laptop (LED 17") and desktop display (LCD 24") has not vertical banding as the LG LA6205.


Even if the new tv could have a vertical banding, could be more or less, i will not stay with the doubt.

wish me luck! biggrin.gif
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Best of luck buddy but this particular tv has a black line down the right side of the screen about 4 inches in and that seems to be in every one..
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So smp, did your uniformity issue just randomly get better as you watched TV more or did you do something special to it lol? Right now mine isn't very good (just got my tv setup this evening).

Pic makes it look worse than it really is in person but still not very good.


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Got the tv on Tuesday from amazon and loving it. Not as rich blacks like my previous DLP but had to move on to different technology. Here's how my screen fares paused on a black frame, iPhone picture
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I left mine on for like 48 hours straight and that seemed to help some but the rest cleared up by wiping the screen
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also bought a 42LA6208 (german version) and i was not able to find any screen distortions in 2D mode (i especially looked out for screen brightness uniformity)
Channel switch ist relativel fast, except between digital and analog channels. I was especially impressed with 2D-to-3D .. it does something useful ^^.
Default screen configuration is really bad (too bright and oversaturated), but the settings posted here are a good starting point.

The only major point of critisism is Dual Play. The ghosting is unbareable, but i was not able to find this flaw in any 3D images. Not talking about edge-outlines, but i can identify where the other play is at the moment. I did use Portal 2 on a HTPC for testing (fullHD). Can this be improved by changing some settings or by outputting in double fullHD ?

I should also mention, the sound is not good. The TV should be hooked up to an external sound system.
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Hi, i bought this tv two weeks ago, its a great tv. But i want to connect my ps3, and my Cable HD to the tv and passthrought the DTS / AC3 sound to my receiver.

If i watch a movie via USB the tv passthrought the sound and my receiver shows DTS or Dolby, but via PS3 or Cable HD box the receiver show PCM 2.0.

Any help pls ?

PD: My receiver only have 1 optical in, not have hdmi.
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I left mine on for like 48 hours straight and that seemed to help some but the rest cleared up by wiping the screen
So just a normal wipe as if I'm cleaning the screen? How long did you do it for? With the TV on or off?

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Got the tv on Tuesday from amazon and loving it. Not as rich blacks like my previous DLP but had to move on to different technology. Here's how my screen fares paused on a black frame, iPhone picture

Amazon dropped the prices on some of these models. Check to see if it makes sense to use your one time price match.
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Hi, i bought this tv two weeks ago, its a great tv. But i want to connect my ps3, and my Cable HD to the tv and passthrought the DTS / AC3 sound to my receiver.

If i watch a movie via USB the tv passthrought the sound and my receiver shows DTS or Dolby, but via PS3 or Cable HD box the receiver show PCM 2.0.

Any help pls ?

PD: My receiver only have 1 optical in, not have hdmi.

Any can help me with this, or how i can enter to the service menu to enable DTS passthrough ??

Thank you !
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my tv panel also had the filter lifted from the sides... and i saw this same issue in all the LG 2013 models on the store, the seller told me that was a "normal thing" but i don't know what to think.


tomorrow i will replace my TV with another new one, that little son of a... vertical banding, is turning me insane! mad.gif



As I'm looking to purchase the LA6205 60"(Canadian model) I'm starting to get a tad concerned about screen uniformity. Can you see it most of the time or only with very dark scenes? Also, what's this filter lifting thing all about? Vertical banding? Can someone post a picture? Thanks.
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As I'm looking to purchase the LA6205 60"(Canadian model) I'm starting to get a tad concerned about screen uniformity. Can you see it most of the time or only with very dark scenes? Also, what's this filter lifting thing all about? Vertical banding? Can someone post a picture? Thanks.

On mine the uniformity issues are apparent with all but extremely light scenes, shows up the worst on dark and reddish scenes and letter boxing looks grey in those areas.
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My uniformity issue isn't really noticeable much on normal and bright viewing, mainly just the darker scenes. I've only used the tv about 3 hours so its still so early. It's humid out, moisture possible still within the panel, shipping jostling, etc. I'm hoping the panel uniformity sorts itself out after some viewing and maybe a light wiping. For the most part I'm pretty happy.


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So how's the contrast on this set? I've been looking for some information regarding the contrast ratio, but I couldn't find any. Even LG's own website doesn't appear to list it anywhere. I'm looking at upgrading to this set from my 47LM4600. I just recently got the LM4600, but I've been disappointed with the black levels on it compared by my older (2010) Sony. Can any owners attest to the quality of the black levels on this tv?
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So today noticed a dead pixel and the bezel on the bottom isn't fully tightened or something cause i can see the actual led bulbs, so its causing a ton of bleed. I think the minimal bezel on these LED tv's although look great, I feel doesn't offer the greatest of "seal" and stability for the panel. Like I can barely touch the screen and I can hear how the panel is loose between the bezel. Yet in the middle its solid. Not good. So I called amazon, returning it and getting a ST60 instead.

Here is what I liked about the set:
Crispness. HD programming looked pretty fantastic on it and almost had a bluray quality at times on some things.
Color. Lots of color options and tweaking available but this tv was pretty close right out of the box imo.
Input lag. I'm going the exact opposite with the ST60 but the 6200 was phenomenal. I played a game of Black Ops 2 last night and response was dead on. Didn't notice any lag.
Screen reflections. This wasn't exactly a glossy screen imo. My budget Samsung plasma in the bedroom is like glass but the 6200 was like a semi-gloss. Handled reflections pretty well imo.
Swivel stand. Liked it a lot and would have used it a lot.

Here is what I didn't like:
Dark scene uniformity/clouding/bleeding. Its hard to say because I think I got one of the rather bad ones but my picture I posted earlier about the back light clouding never got better after more watching and a little "wiping". But I don't think I could say that is a regular example of what it looks like cause I think mine is one of the worst.
Motion. Not sure what it was but the motion seemed to judder pretty bad, even worse than my Vizio LCD. Didn't notice it while gaming but during movies it was not the greatest for me.
Black level. Coming from a local dimming led to this, man I didn't think it would be as noticeable since I had to have my brightness up high on my Vizio, but the black level left a lot to be desired. Especially with the slightly off angle viewing while laying on my couch. However, if you are coming from a regular back lit LCD to this, probably wont notice anything at all.

So in the end, I ask myself if it wasn't for the terrible clouding/bleeding and dead pixel, would I have kept the tv? I really don't think I would have. It just didn't impress me enough to justify the $1550 I paid, which for a 60" is a good price overall. I do think its probably worth the money for people that aren't anal about every little thing which I am. So in the end, its worth it, just not for me. Gonna miss gaming on this thing though for sure. Man that input lag was a thing of beauty.

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Please LMK how u like the st60!! I have been seriously considering that set :-)
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Please LMK how u like the st60!! I have been seriously considering that set :-)
Absolutely. Should be in on the 28th.

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Hi, whats is the best settings for ps3 ??? Rename to PC and Game MOde ???

And How to passthorugh HDMI sound to my received via optical out ?

I can do it the passthough in the ps3, going to options y select audio HDMI, and only selected DTS, DOLBY, AND 2 C PCM. In the tv optical out, and now i getting dts 5.1 and dolby in my receiver biggrin.gif
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