Had mine hooked up for a couple hours now, so far, with only changing the power saving mode from off to Medium, it looks pretty darn decent to me (I'm by no means an expert and likely not too terribly picky when it comes to picture quality, at least compared to other members on here).
Picture quality is much better than the Hannspree it replaced and the volume output of the speakers exceed that of the Hannspree as well. Had to use a surround sound with the Hannspree (through a 3.5mm to RCA) just to get reasonable output with cable. Luckily, the BluRay goes through the optics cable. As of now, I don't have an extra optics cable, so the LG is playing audio on it's own with cable. Plenty of volume, just lacks some depth.
Now that the unit has had some time to somewhat break-in (I don't know anything about plasma TVs, but heard they have a break-in period or something), I'll be tryig out the setting posted earlier and see how it looks. So far, no regrets with the set, hope I'm equally impressed with the Samsung 6300 when it arrives.
took advantage of the WM promo today and installed in about 30 mins. Used the previously posted calibration numbers under "expert1" We played the original Star Wars DVD from a 2nd gen XBox 360 and originally used the THX Lucas calibration settings. The blacks all seemed to blend with no distinction in dark scenes. We will try to watch again with the Expert 1 settings.
Has anyone else used different calibrations? How do all of your black color shadings look?
I think the deal was decent.
Sadly, I haven't any idea as to what I'm doing with al those settings, so, I tried the settings posted and I too found it too dark. So, reset the unit to factory settings and just tweaked a couple settings. Surely it could use more adjustment, but it's one of those things in which the more settings I touch, the worse it begins to look. Still looks better than the unit it's replacing though, so no huge complaints.
Anyone know if WM will price match other WM stores, such as with that manager's special of $100 off? I know my WM will not price match their online prices, messed up as that is, but it's not a huge issue waiting a few days for site to store to get the savings (lol).
yagrax and xeno2011 have both said gaming was good with the unit with no lag. I myself haven't had a chance to game on it, ended up placing the unit in our upstairs living room, which is used exclusively for movies and television (figured I'd rather have the larger TV for movies/cable than for gaming, since I watch more TV than I game). I will be using a Samsung 6300 series LED in my down stairs living room/gaming area with my PS3 and (I'm sure) PS4 next year, but that's a completely different TV, so...
I have all except magenta with a deltaE under 10. and gray scale tracks almost perfect from 20-100 although I don't trust my DTP94 below 30 so I think its much better lower. It looks stunning. I would be glad to give anyone my settings if they wanted to plug them in and try it. For the 650 I spent I am not sure you could get a better picture in a 60"
I would like to see your settings. I may be buying it tomorrow.
Bought the Samsung UN65EH6000 65-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV last week, on sale for just over $1000. Football looks great, but the real test for me was Call of Duty Black Ops 2 on Xbox360 (Ghosts sucks). The majority of LED TV's I've tried FPS shooters on have a noticeable amount of input lag. The input lag rating for the Samsung tv was good, however I still noticed some annoying lag, regardless of different settings that I chose.
Yesterday, I saw the 60" LG Plasma on sale at Walmart for $648 plus $50 gift card. I looked for some input lag info and reviews, but couldn't find much info. Figured it was worth a try, however.
Picked it up, hooked up the 360, and tried Black Ops 2 last night. The verdict? Very smooth with virtually no input lag. Much better than the Samsung LED that I bought. This is using the default video settings.
I tried watching the Sunday night football game on it as well briefly. Pretty good picture, but I did notice some pixelation around the players when zoomed out. I don't know if this gets better with time, or with calibration.
At $400 cheaper than the Samsung for 5" of size difference, however, I decided to keep the LG instead. It's a good buy for the money!
Generally, no, Walmarts don't price match each other, although if you can talk to a manager you might manage it. You have to be at a store in the same area though. The Walmart here is matching their online prices for the holidays, so you should ask and see if yours is too. The reason they don't normally match the website's price is because Walmart.com isn't a competitor, or so I was told.
Thanks for the response 5474nsays, unfortunately, I live in Mid-West KS, not a lot of big towns out this way, so there's but one WM locally, next closes is about 50 miles away. After that, it's probably 100 miles for Salina, which I think has just one. Wichita was a couple, but that's 180 miles.
So, yeah, probably not gonna happen for me, but again, thanks for the advice.
I picked it up at midnight yesterday. OMG it's beautiful! I'm replacing a 2003 rear projection lol! I can't STAND seeing pixels jitter or ghosts, so you know why I've been holding out. LCDs have not done it for me and the 70's seem to be the make or break point for size for me, seeing the pixels at 1080. This unit, using the first set of settings posted is simply AWESOME in my room. Bear in mind it's a blacked out room (I had the door and some window light let in for this pic, normally you can't see the reflections). I would bet they would be far too dark in any room with even moderate light - but mine is very controlled just for movies. I could NOT be happier and would suggest this unit to anyone with the right room for it!
I picked it up at midnight yesterday. OMG it's beautiful! I'm replacing a 2003 rear projection lol! I can't STAND seeing pixels jitter or ghosts, so you know why I've been holding out. LCDs have not done it for me and the 70's seem to be the make or break point for size for me, seeing the pixels at 1080. This unit, using the first set of settings posted is simply AWESOME in my room. Bear in mind it's a blacked out room. I would bet they would be far too dark in any room with even moderate light - but mine is very controlled just for movies. I could NOT be happier and would suggest this unit to anyone with the right room for it!
Welcome, glad you are enjoying it. No better feeling other than sex when you get new toys!
LOL true - and I was on a roll - decided to replace everything in the room from the ground up! Got the stand/mount, tv, new appletv, Sony bluray player and Yamaha receiver and speakers for $1300 out the door! I love catching sales and deals :)
Good for you, now you need to hack your Apple TV.
It's the Zenith version of the 5300
I have 42" and 50" Zenith plasmas (as well as a Panny GT25), they are the LG without PW
they as always are a great buy for PQ with easily accessed menus ect.
I don't care about smart TV so for price size and picture quality not sure this can be beat.
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