Originally Posted by oujay33
Now that I've had the tv for several days here's my thoughts. I really like the looks and design of the tv. The WebOS is perfectly fine (i have apple tv, so not sure how much I'll be using the smart features).
Global Dimming - I have not had any issues with this as of yet. I read this entire forum and was completely freaked out and can't say that I've seen it yet. (even tried the notorious gravity scene).
Picture Quality - I'm a little torn. At times I feel like the picture is down right amazing, and at other times I definitely feel like it is washed out, not deep blacks, or a grayish tint to everything (maybe cloudy). I find myself still constantly messing with the pictures options...still haven't landed on one I like for everything. I have a bright room and it performs well in the bright room, but then at night I sometimes find myself noticing the washed out look more... am I crazy?
Gaming - has been great, haven't noticed any input lag
Magic Remote - I think I already posted this question above, but has anyone had luck getting the magic remote to control all their devices if they are hooked up to a receiver? I did finally get my sound to work through the ARC channel with my Yamaha 675 receiver so that is nice, but like I said not sure how much I'll use netflix and pandora on the tv...It seems like when you go into the simplelink I can only set up one thing. I have gotten the remote to work with my receiver (but it will not turn it on or off consistently, and will not change the inputs). I also got it to work with the ATT box, but then it looks like I lost the receiver capabilities...seems like a poor design as I'm sure many hook all their components through the receiver, and then have only 1 hdmi going to the tv from the receiver. The remote also sometimes randomly turns on the bluray player...not sure what is going on there.
Still overall very happy considering I got the tv for under 700, and it is now back to 850 on amazon.
I have the LG lb6500 and a Yamaha 675 just like you. The magic remote is useless for our receiver, even emailed LG and got a generic "not all devices are compatible" response, it's a basic remote and down right shame and just coz of that makes me want to return it. Don't say it's a universal remote when in fact it's not, if they added a leaning function or more then 9 remote types it would have been fine. Anyways I was able get the magic remote to function for the most part, mostly HDMI CEC devices, make sure SIMPLELINK and auto power on are turned on and in the receiver you have to enable ARC and HDMI Control.
TV HDMI 1 (ARC) <> Yamaha output ARC port
TV HDMI 2 <> HTPC with CEC
Yamaha HDMI 1 <> Chromecast powered by the usb port
Yamaha HDMI 2 <> Xbox 360
Turn on the TV and it automatically goes to HDMI 2, turns on receiver and set audio out to AV1. This way I get full sound from the receiver and Netflix, Miracast etc .
Switch to HDMI 1 to use the chromecast and the receivers input changes automatically from AV1 to HDMI1. So as long as the device has proper CEC when you turn on the device that is attached to the receiver the input automatically changes.
Sadly the xbox does not have proper CEC and I have to manually change the input for it. When I change back to HDMI2, Netflix etc the receiver goes to AV1. Last but not least when the TV is powered on so is the receiver and same for shutdown.
So for me I was able to work around the limitations and them lying about the magic remote.
Question for you guys.
1.) Does Netflix function properly? I play a video and randomly in the middle it will start buffering and never get past 25% if i go back and start the movie again it plays, no it's not my connection made sure of that.
2.) Netflix also randomly crashes and exits and I have to restart the movie.
3.) Anyone use Miracast, I find it very hard to get my tablet to connect and when it does it work for about 20 minutes and freezes and sometimes the TV freezes as well and I have to power off and on. I have tried multiple devices and they all have the same issue, tested these devices with another miracast adapter and they stayed connected for well over an hour.