Originally Posted by Sinistar83
boidsonly, I'd like to hear your review/impressions on this TV soon, as I was looking on getting this TV myself, or between this model and the GA6400.- I found a good pretty good comparison here when doing some research: http://reviews.lcdtvbuyingguide.com/lg-lcd-tv/lg-55ga6400-vs-55ga7900.html
I would probably go for the 240hz model as I do PS3 and PC gaming a few times a week. Also I have heard some people do not like that Trumotion feature, is it possible to turn it off?
Thanks for the info.
I read that as well. It, along with anything else I could find, swayed me from the 55lm9600 (last years?) to this model.
I have only the Onkyo txnr-818 as an input to the TV-everything goes through the AVR (laptop/360/PS3/Roku/etc). So far I have tested the laptop input/resolution and am satisfied with the picture quality. I had to use the TV's "just scan" setting to get the laptop picture (1920x1080) to display correctly on the TV. I primarily listen to music via 3tb HDD>Laptop>818>TV and am very happy with the performance of the TV within this setup chain.
I watch little TV, except streaming video via Netflix and the other usual suspects when time allows. I'll update my review of this model as I have the time to explore its features but I do have a few first impressions since setting up the TV on 04/05/13. It is wall mounted so I cannot speak to the stand-it is still in the box.
My initial impressions are, in no particular order:
-This is a gorgeous TV. Very sleek design with a tiny bezel. My only complaint here is the bezel is angled outward and not perpendicular to the screen. Personally, I would have preferred the latter, if only to make the bezel appear smaller. I can, however, live with the angled bezel...
-The picture out of the box (vanilla) is nice but a little dark. I'll play with the settings and see if it can be improved.
-I noticed a little judder with a slow moving pan via Roku (a 4:3 black and white cut scene) so I suspect some picture adjustments are required.
-The small black remote will take some getting used to. Buttons are tiny and some of the text is in red, making it difficult to read. The keyboard on the back of the remote is easy to use but suffers from the same red text issue. Yellow or a bright green would have been a better color choice, especially in a dark room.
-the Google interface is very familiar since I have android tablets/phones. I am not sure how much use it will get since I have my laptop connected and do most of my work/play through the Opera browswer on it. But I will test it out and have some comment(s), one way or the other. Signing in/or up to Google is part of the initial TV setup. Android ver. 3.2 is the OS on the TV. Under Google options is the ability to install 3rd party apps via check box like one can on a phone or tablet. Several Google apps had updates available the day after setup.
-Will someone eventually root this TV? Can it be done?
-The screen does reflect a little more light than my older Toshiba LCD. To minimize the reflection I rearranged my entire living room in advance so I could place the TV on a better suited wall. So far so good...
DVD playback: I used, "The Hobbit", as a gauge for picture quality. The content was very clear and bright with no stuttering, jaggies or juddering. The TV PQ was set on "Standard". I noticed no obvious flashlighting or blooming during the dark scenes. I am very satisfied with this TV's performance so far.
-Gaming: The only game I have had a chance to play is the PC game, "The Unmechanical". It looks gorgeous and runs well-but it is not an FPS so it can't be judged on this game alone. I'll try to get to some God of War or Drakes gaming as soon as I can.
If there is anything in particular you want me to look at, let me know. I was down to this model and the newer Samsung 55f7500 or 8000. They all have their detractors/issues so I suspect it will boil down to what your preferences are and what you can live with?