I just picked up a display model 60PV250 from Best Buy for a ridiculously low price. I'm coming from a Pioneer Kuro 5020FD, so it's going to be a little hard to get used to a decrease in picture quality, but I couldn't pass up the size bump, plus making a few hundred $. The black levels, while obviously horrendous compared to the Kuro, aren't as bad as I though after reading through this thread. I've already applied the calibrated settings found on page 3, and they look pretty close to the calibrated picture I had on the Kuro, so I'm happy with them. Overall I'm pretty satisfied. The screen is like a mirror with any light on, as others have posted. Luckily 99% of my viewing is done at night. I'm tempted to do the voltage mod to get better blacks, but am very wary of the idea of changing something like that. I do have a couple questions that I didn't see, or remember seeing (the thread is 27 pages long after all) when reading through everything.
1) My kids favorite shows are Shawn the Sheep and Rugrats. I'm playing them with Netflix through an Apple TV. Both these shows are 4:3, so on my Kuro I would always use the Wide aspect ratio to stretch the picture to fill the screen. I can't seem to do that on the LG. I went through all the aspect settings, and none of them fill a 4:3 picture to the 16:9 screen. Am I crazy, or is there really no way to do this? Seems like a big oversight if there isn't.
2) I noticed with a blu-ray the info displayed on the tv shows the source as 1080p/24Hz. Is there any way to make sure the tv is actually refreshing at 72Hz (3:3 pulldown) when displaying this content? I know the spec sheet says it does, but I want to make sure. I couldn't find a menu option that was specifically to ensure 3:3 pulldown is happening. Film Mode is on, but I'm confused as to what this setting does. Some say it is for 3:3 pulldown, while others say it is for deinterlacing content. I'm inclined to think it's for deinterlacing as I can only switch between on/off when displaying 1080i. It's grayed out when playing a blu-ray.
Thanks for any help in answering these two questions.