Originally Posted by viba
, can you comment on the squareness of the image (i.e. does the image have straight parallel sides when placed on a seemingly flat surface, or did you have to use the leg-screws (if available on the bottom of the pj) to adjust the height and get parallel sides)?
Also, have you noticed any color shift from white (i.e. if you project a white image on a white screen, do you see any color shift from white (e.g. do you see any red tinting etc) )?
Hi viba. Unfortunately I was unable to put up my stewart screen this weekend as planned so I'd prefer to hold off on answering your questions, at least in a more"official" opinion capacity. Especially about the color issue. But for now...
I would say on my bare yellow wall the image is reasonably square and I have not changed any settings on this projector (software, hardware, legs, etc - there are plastic screw things at the bottom for adjusting height). I will say that it is super sensitive. Slightest bump to the desk or contact with projector seems to nudge it off center and create unevenness.
So As far as placement, I would highly recommend this for someone that is prioritizing convenience and cares less about perfection of image. If you want perfection and a perfect 16x9 image at all times you will need to wall mount, in which case i would not recommend this.
This is all just short term experimenting at this point though, once I have my screen mounted, I'll know more about how well it holds its spot.
Other observations so far:
1. The OTA video quality is lacking and I haven't been able to put my finger on it yet. I assume it has to have something to do with the built in decoder/video processor or whatever it's called. I can stream an OTA channel via hdhomerun from my computer and it looks great, and this is after transcoding. For some reason OTA direct into the LG has motion issues, jaggedness, and quite frankly just looks a bit dull (standard def ish) etc. Seems odd. Maybe some settings need to be tweaked.
2. There seems to be no way of using smart functions without accepting LG consent for data gathering, which seemed a bit too detailed for my liking.
3. Netflix via chromecast will NOT work on this without accepting lg consent...in which case you will use the lg supplied netflix app and not chromecast.
4. The built in sound is not as horrible as I expected. I've been using it exclusively since I bought it (no soundbar yet). Obviously it's not good sound, but no where near as bad or as quiet as I assumed. a serviceable travel/temp solution.
5. 2D to 3D conversion is pretty meh, and I was more impressed with my Samsung 46 led this replaced. I will reserve judgement though until I get a proper screen up. Have not tried true 3D yet..
6. The remote is meh too. I like the feel, comfort, and concept. In practice the channel wheel is annoying and keeps giving tv input popups on screen if accidentally pressed while on any other input. I also feel like the lack of direct dial numbers for channels, source changes, etc is something I miss alot from traditional remotes. Maybe I'll get used to it.
7. I can't get hdmi cec to work right. Will be looking into it, possibly just user error.
8. Game mode definitely helps with input lag. Only played rocket league so far. Initially I thought input lag wasn't so bad, but switching to game mode was an instant and significant improvement and I promptly realized how bad the issue was at default settings.
That's all for now.