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post #181 of 325 Old 06-06-2010, 08:54 PM
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How would you know how the black levels are, since you did not ever own a unit with a complete CMS, and ISF suite.

This thread is dedicated to the US models that have those features, and not some model that you purchased in South America.

You made a careless shopping mistake, and did not first do your homework. It has nothing to do with the merits of the models that this thread is dedicated to.

Good luck with your new TV.


Wow, I didnt know LG workers where so passionate about their products!
Lets put it this way then... The LG 42/50PJ350R (please note the R) has TERRIBLE BLACK LEVELS and lacks features. If you are buying the R version, avoid it at all costs. You will be very dissapointed with it. The non R version, is the best plasma in the history of the world, it has better than KURO blacks, it has an infinite list of features and also makes your breakfast and shoots lightning bolts up its @$$. There now Greenland....happy ??
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I do not work for LG, and I do not consider their Plasma models to be any where close to Kuro in black levels, but their PJ350 model is pretty good for just $500.00, which is what I paid for my unit. It has decent black levels, terrific CMS and ISF tools, and it actually has an off the air tuner. I verified that it had all those features, before I purchased it.
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I'm happy with the black levels on my new 42PJ350, and the color accuracy and video processing are terrific. Actually the biggest problem I see with the set, which I haven't seen mentioned, is some slight color banding/rainbow effect. It's very slight, but I have noticed it on certain scenes, usually light-colored, brightly lit scenes with gradual color gradations. Anyone else seen this? Definitely not a deal breaker, but I'd say it's the most significant flaw with this entry level plasma.
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i got 50pj650 its like pj350 but with frame less i do break in

i need settings after break in
i use only DVB HD

thanx in advance
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do we have a lg model 50PJ350R which is without ''r'', i was not able to locate it on the indian lg website...pls do reply
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i got the 42pj550 which from what i heard, is the exact same as 42pj350 the only difference is the number. is this true? and how can i calibrate my tv?
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there is not much difference in the PQ between lg 50pj350r and samsung c450,however i have seen c450's screen defective at 3 showrooms in india and also read about the same experience in US.
Well i dont think that there is any reason to buy samsung.
According to me either settle for less ie LG
or settle for more and the best ie Panasonic.

samsung comes in between making a difference in PQ which again i was not able to make out even the black levels are same as c450.the price difference is not justified.For a HD ready TV segment this model fits the best slot

I never had a taste for LG but now i think they are improvement is visible.

I made this choice by comparing the sets physically on the shops , reviews helped me but never convinced me.
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Hi
The Brazilian model of LG 42PJ350 has an issue with media player.
The videos HD, played by USB, with resolution 1280x720 and 1920x1080 are with distortion and blacks stripes up and down in the image like the videos wide 2.40:1. The photo have the same problem.
The 50PJ350 model hasn't issue and the image is full screen.
Has the USA model of 42PJ350 the same issue?
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I just picked up the 50PJ350 from Sears yesterday. I returned two Samsung c450s due to horizontal banding on one, and buzzing with a dead pixel on the second. I really loved the picture on the Samsung which I had dialed in with some settings from this forum. So far, I do not think the LG quite matches the PQ of the Sammy, but it was less expensive and does not have a distracting QC issue that distracts from the viewing experience.

I have been working with the settings to see if I could reduce noise and dithering in the backgrounds of images and think I got it pretty spot on for the NBA finals last night, which looked fantastic. I will post my settings when I refine them a bit further. I looked at the panasonic C2 in store and it just didn't do it for me. Of the three 720p plasmas for 2010, I would say PQ is Sammy, LG, Panny, but the quality control issues on the Sammy were too much for me to give them a third chance.

On the LG I am in Cinema mode and can tell you that I have contrast around 80 and brightness at 55, which seems to be much brighter than any other settings I have seen, but it looks good to my eyes. Again, I will post my settings when I feel they are "finished"...
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I just picked up the 50PJ350 from Sears yesterday. I returned two Samsung c450s due to horizontal banding on one, and buzzing with a dead pixel on the second. I really loved the picture on the Samsung which I had dialed in with some settings from this forum. So far, I do not think the LG quite matches the PQ of the Sammy, but it was less expensive and does not have a distracting QC issue that distracts from the viewing experience.

I have been working with the settings to see if I could reduce noise and dithering in the backgrounds of images and think I got it pretty spot on for the NBA finals last night, which looked fantastic. I will post my settings when I refine them a bit further. I looked at the panasonic C2 in store and it just didn't do it for me. Of the three 720p plasmas for 2010, I would say PQ is Sammy, LG, Panny, but the quality control issues on the Sammy were too much for me to give them a third chance.

On the LG I am in Cinema mode and can tell you that I have contrast around 80 and brightness at 55, which seems to be much brighter than any other settings I have seen, but it looks good to my eyes. Again, I will post my settings when I feel they are "finished"...

Please post your settings once you have them dialed in. I have the 42".
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I can't imagine that the medium preset with a minimal change could be anywhere close to 6500K.
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Here are my settings I adjusted last night...I am no expert, but they look much better to me and I eliminated substantially all dithering I was seeing due to my brightness being way too high. Shadow detail is amazing and colors seem very accurate.

Cinema mode

Contrast - 65 (might bring this up a few notches, not sure)
Brightness - 37
Sharpness - 38
Color - 48
Tint - 0
Warm-30

Advanced Menu - Everything Off, Gamma Medium, Black level High, Color space Standard.

Use these and see how you like them, adjust if necessary. I am not sure these will stay exactly the same, they give excellent shadow detail, but I migh try and get the blacks a little deeper...

EDIT**Modified - Post 195
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I noticed a couple things, it displays gray sides during SD, rather than black, is that something special?

Also has DTV closed captions where you can change the size of them, font, Etc. Interesting feature. Wasn't able to get it to change them after changing some settings, so it must only be during certain feeds? I use basic cable, but no cable box.

I found 200+Ch just scanning with no cable box.

LG has a live chat on their website where you can ask questions.
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Hi everybody! We've got a problem with 42PJ350 Brazilian version, firmware 03.04.03 and I ask for a little help: our model plays mkv and divx out of the box but no matter which resolution (1920x1080 or 1280x720) movies or pictures are, they are displayed with black bars above and below. On 50" model movie and pictures are displayed right, full screen.
Somebody has an idea why this is happening and what we can do to solve it?

Thank's a lot.
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Modified my settings last night to try and give the screen a little more pop without sacrificing too much shadow detail.

I kept those settings the same, but changed the black level under advnaced settings to "low", and bumped up the brightness to 47.

Does anyone have any opinions on the "right" setting of the black level? When set to high the shadow detail is great, but I feel like the colors get a little washed out, when set to low the colors pop, but a bit of shadow detail is lost.
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Here are my settings I adjusted last night...I am no expert, but they look much better to me and I eliminated substantially all dithering I was seeing due to my brightness being way too high. Shadow detail is amazing and colors seem very accurate.

Cinema mode

Contrast - 65 (might bring this up a few notches, not sure)
Brightness - 37
Sharpness - 38
Color - 48
Tint - 0
Warm-30

Advanced Menu - Everything Off, Gamma Medium, Black level High, Color space Standard.

Use these and see how you like them, adjust if necessary. I am not sure these will stay exactly the same, they give excellent shadow detail, but I migh try and get the blacks a little deeper...

EDIT**Modified - Post 195

Alright, finally feel like I have this thing down to be as good as my Sammy HPT4254 downstairs...

Cinema Mode

Contrast - 72
Brightness - 52-55
Sharpness - 38
Color - 48
Tint - 0
Warm-30

Advanced Menu - Everything Off, Gamma Medium, Black level low, Color gamut Standard.

Not sure if anyone is reading these are not, but I am really happy with the TV, does everyone just listen into the PK550 chatter? These are probably the same TV's with different resolutions...
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Anyone have an idea what power this set uses? I can't find specs anywhere & LG says 'TBD.' I suppose there is not a set amount of power, but perhaps a range?
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My 42PJ350 was delivered last week. So far I have really been enjoying the TV.

I have a HTPC connected to the TV, but am not sure what to set the resolution to; would it be better at 1024X768 (Native Resolution but 4:3) or at 1280X720 (720p 16:9)?

Also, c-notes are you adjusting your settings based on visuals or are you using some sort of meter?
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My 42PJ350 was delivered last week. So far I have really been enjoying the TV.

I have a HTPC connected to the TV, but am not sure what to set the resolution to; would it be better at 1024X768 (Native Resolution but 4:3) or at 1280X720 (720p 16:9)?

Also, c-notes are you adjusting your settings based on visuals or are you using some sort of meter?

No meters, not that sophisticated, just adjusting for various types of content (world cup/US open for sports, Valkyrie/Finding Nemo/Casino Royale movies). I have an old Samsung HPT4254 downstairs that uses settings I got from a friend that is much more adept at calibrating TV's than I am. I set this LG up next to it and tried to match it, not the most scientific process, but it works for me.
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I have a HTPC connected to the TV, but am not sure what to set the resolution to; would it be better at 1024X768 (Native Resolution but 4:3) or at 1280X720 (720p 16:9)?

In case anyone else is wondering about this, I did some searching on the forums, tried some different resolutions out, and found that what I liked best is a resolution of 1360 x 768 and scaling only needs to be done from 1360 to 1024.
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Does the LG42PJ350 have a FIXED audio output to go along with it's optical output?

Either outputed through red and white RCA's, or 3.5mm. Does not matter.

But IT HAS TO BE FIXED, not variable.

I am trying to decide between this one, the Samsung C450(both found at Sears), and the Insignia 42" 720p plasma found at Best Buy for $449+tax.

I think both the Insignia(3.5mm plug) and Samsung C450(red and white, or 3.5mm? I am not sure) have it, but not sure on the LG42PJ350.

This TV will be a 3rd room tv. Rarely used(hence why I want cheap). Will be fed cable for analog and Clear QAM(have about 14 HD channels coming in the Clear), Blu-Ray/DVD(Sony N460 with streaming for Netflix/YouTube/Amazon/etc... as well). No gaming at all.

Will be replacing a 27" tube tv, and sitting, on average, about 10-11 feet away. I know a 50" would be better from that distance, but they cost too much. Even the 720p ones offered.

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can somebody, anybody post some more pictures. please post Black Night pics if you can. im buying either this set or the samsung pn450. I need help. thanks bros.
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I purchased a 50" in June at Sears. I am coming from a 32" crt Toshiba so it looks great but I am noticing some things that might be improved upon. I am not expecting miracles with this unit. One of the reasons I purchased this unit is its extensive CMS controls. This will be a unit I can learn with. I am anxious to turn some knobs and I was wondering if anyone tried the posted settings from the Plasma TV B/G review?
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I tried them . They look great. but i have my own settings. i tweaked the gamma, dynamic contrast, black level, & brightness. my settings show better shadow detail. i also change some color settings. i like the skin tons a little paler. i find PTBGuide's to red. i only watch movies on this set. i played a few ps3 games, only to see how it looked. overall my lcd is fine for gaming. i don't want to cause IR. however i maight game on it later on.

i will post my settings tomorrow. fo everybody. i like the shadow detail my settings show. plus its still dark.
overall i m very pleased with my decision. lg i love you
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Just returned a Costco 2010 panny 42X24 today & replaced it with my 2nd LG pdp. I have last years '09 50PQ30 & now the 42PJ350. Just another excellent unit w/swivel stand(which i love btw) Panny still doesn't have it on their lo-end pdps & sammy did away with theirs for the 2010 model year. I got Conns to price match a special that 'Frys' had over this past weekend, and it saved me the drive. It cost me less than 4 and a 1/2 benjamins. You just can't beat that! This pdp has even more features than my '09 model. Simply outstanding, Thanks LG!
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My settings .
(cinema user)
contrast 55
brightness 25
sharpness 50
color 51
tint R2
color temp C28

Advance Controls
dynamic contrast: Low
dynamic color: Off
noise reduction: High
gamma: Low
black level: high
color gamut: Wide
edge enhancer: On

I been using those settings on my ps3. they look unbelievable on "lord of the ring" & "avatar" they also look good on the browser for ps3.

Im not an expert calibrater! but to me these settings are much better for my taste. PTBGuide's are great I use those on my fios! But when I watch a movie, I want rich color's & I want it to look sharp! you buy a plasma, to see the brightness and overall "pop" PTBGuide's, don't have that pop I like. The Lg pj350, has much more pop than there settings show!
Also im not a big time gamer. however I did play battle field 1943 & wipout HD. I noticed no lagg. actually better than my sharp lcd. I game on the lcd when I do game. I use the lcd as a computer monitor slash game monitor. however I might change to the pj350 . full time. these tv for the price is absolutely amazing. Also, reflection's are excellent compared to most plasma's. PTBGuide's review, is'nt looking at it like. most owners are. A year are, 2 ago, you spend 2k on a tv of this quality. but it's better than tv's from 2 years ago! at half the price of whats out! when I Post my Avatar, lord of the ring shots. mouths will drop. I bet professional calibrater's will see them, and say. dam. maybe its not d6500 but i be damed if it doesn't look good.
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For the $$, there is no other TV that can compete @ this pricepoint and offer as much settings that the 42PJ350 does.
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So, anything new?
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well, im not able to watch it but, its there when i do! great tv, & i still can't believe the price paid for it.
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What video file formats can the PJ350 play from its USB interface?
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