I was unable to locate a thread specifically for these models, so I decided to start one. I know it is edge lit, but I have never had a problem with my 55lw5600, so I decided to give this model (55") a go. Ordered it for $1,748 shipped from Amazon. I paid 1,798 for my lw5600 in 2011. I should be receiving this model next week, so I will update after I perform some calibrations.
This review just came out: http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/49ub850v-201406033786.htm
The LG 49UB850V is not only the worst 4K TV we’ve tested, it’s also the worst-performing television we’ve reviewed to date in terms of image quality."
According to the review, LG’s UB850V is marketed as the UB8500 in North America.
To the point of the review, I too have not had any of the issues they mention and I really doubt that they are running the current version of the OS (since they state that the store and netflix didn't work).
Out of the box that was true of mine, but after downloading a substantial (312 MB) update, I got the store and the netflix app worked. I also noticed significant improvement in my OTA picture quality.
I suspect in their rush to be 1st! they may have jumped the gun and should retest.
I also have noticed that as seems to be a common affliction with fanboy mentality (I.E "if I don't like it, it's utter crap") , they seem to have it in for IPS tech and therefore will never be happy regardless of reality.
Which 2011 LG model did you own?
Aside from the improvement in 3D (and the step-up in resolution to 4K), are there any other significant improvements that you notice compared to you older LG?
I've not had too much of a play around but over the next week or so i'll be digging in more.
didnt make note of the version that was on originally, but this is the version I have now
fw 03.23.08, webos 1.2.0-2708
I read somewhere else (though I cant recall where) that some people had luck getting the update by changing their region settings
I'm looking at getting this TV but the lack of reviews because of how new it is worries me slightly, it is a relief to hear this posted review likely has to do with early release software, but I really have to ask... For you guys that do own the TV how are the blacks? Could you take a picture with the no input signal like they did and show us the bloom?
It would really instill a lot of confidence in me, and it certainly would be appreciated!
My biggest concern after picture quality is input lag, I don't game a lot on my TV but the upscaling just slays TV in terms of delay (when 1080P was bad enough for most TVs, just try hooking up a PC and moving the mouse even on game mode and see the lag).
It looks like if you want 4K right now that your gaming performance on any display will probably be crap.
One concern I have is with latent image retention. After I upgraded the firmware and restarted it, I plainly could see an after image of the settings menu during the WebOS splash screen. It could just be due to default setting being so bright and saturated.
The manual also has some ominous warnings about burn in.
That was not burn-in. It did it to mine as well. I've had mine on a static desktop background for hours and it did burn in. It did that because it didn't clear the memory after applying the update. So, when it restarted it actually still had that page open for a moment under the applying update screen. No need to really worry about burn in, especially on an led-lcd, it is rare.
I love the set, it is very sharp and colors are great, but sadly I am replacing mine. My lower right hand side has some pretty bad light leaking and it is bugging the hell out of me. I can deal with a bit of clouding and whatnot, but its like someone is shining a flashlight at the corner of the screen. I don't notice it on full-screen images, but letterboxed videos are horrible with that light leak. Overall, it is a beautiful set and upscales very well. Netflix 4K looks superb. I am going to keep using mine until the shipper drops off my other one (straight swap). There is the possibility it could be on my replacement as well, but we shall see. WebOS is extremely fast once loading. The first couple times you turn your TV on and off it is slow, but after that it is very responsive.
Sorry to hear about the bleeding. I saw something that looked like bleeding from my bottom right as you described but it only occurred when my Blue ray players blue background was up for a little while. It completely disappeared when I played the movie. Including the black bars. I never saw it again. I was concerned about that after reading some more recent user reviews.
I'm pretty sure I;m talking out of my ass.
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Forgot how the white indian relationship was portrayed,
Reminds me how our culture transcends concepts like ownership and material wealth.
Its easier for a camel to pass thru the eye of a needle the a rich man to get into heaven,
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