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post #31 of 313
I had this done by a friend who was a pro.....
post #32 of 313
IRE: [Red, Green, Blue results, respectively, for each IRE point]
100 [50, 40, -50]
90 [1, 33, -50]
80 [9, 32, -50]
70 [-3, 6, -48]
60 [-1, 4, -34]
50 [-4, -4, -38]
40 [-5, 0, -26]
30 [5, 9, -13]
20 [4, 9, -6]
10 [0, 9, -6]

IRE 100 Red 50 Green 40 Blue -50 follow each one above -IRE goes 100.90.80 so so


Cinama ON
post #33 of 313
hey whats IRE results and where can i change them
post #34 of 313
what is the contrast refresh set to?
" " " " " "" ' black
""""""""""" ire setting is it set 2 point OR 10 POINT..??

THE LIST OF SETTINGS ABOVE THE advance color settings....
post #35 of 313
EaglePC, anything on the contrast, black level, gamma, etc?
post #36 of 313
ok IRE: is when you change from 2pt to 10pt then the next is 100 ,90 ,80 each one needs to be set on its own example 100 would be [red50, green40, blue-50] now go back change to 909[red1, green33, blue-50] keep going as above any sence ???

i like backlight at 70 its up to ya.
post #37 of 313
ive just picked up te same tv its worlds better than my 25" phillips. the question is, calibation does it really make a big difference? Dint have the extra money to pay CC to do it . its currently set in intelligent mode
post #38 of 313
I picked up an 42LG50 today at bestbuy and took it up and hang it up and was watchin the US Open in HD. It's my first HD tv so I thought the picture was awesome. However when they would show the tennis court I can see 3 bright pixel on the screen. My question is, does this mean the tv is defective and I should take it back.
post #39 of 313
I got this set at Circuit City on Labor Day and connected it to a DirecTV HR21-100 receiver via HDMI yesterday.

First Impressions:
1. Easy to set up. Fit and finish good. Stand is very stable and strong. Can rotate screen 20 degrees.
2. No audio buzzing noises - this must be a bug in some sets.
3. Initial picture settings seem to be too bright and contrasty. In process of adjusting to my choice.
4. HD and standard picture quality appear to be fine. I'm using the default screen controls which seem to stretch 480i broadcasts to full screen.
5. One thing I immediately noticed is that it takes this set a few extra seconds to rebuffer and resolve when changing channels with different transmission modes. I suspect that's because its a 1080p set and I'm comparing it to a Toshiba 720p. Its not bothersome and I could reduce it by following DTVs recommendation of using 1080i only, but I prefer to use native out of the box and let the TV do the conversion.

My initial impression is that its a good set.
post #40 of 313
I also picked up this set at the labor day sale

I notice I have a very warm/bright spot in the center, on a black screen it shows almost grey in the dead center, it's not real noticeable during the day, but the darker the room gets the more noticeable it is. Is this common on the set? Should I take back for an exchange??
post #41 of 313
Just picked this tv up at Circuit City, Sunday. It purchased it for $999.99 and absolutely love it.

I will be tweaking the picture with the described settings above tonight when I get home, but as of now, i'm using the i.sensor.

Current Physical Setup:

Philips DVP5992/37 DVD Player <-> TV [HDMI 1.3a]

Yamaha HTR-5250 Reciever (Non-HDMI) <-> TV [FIBER OPTIC/TOSLINK]

Brighthouse HD-DVR <-> TV [HDMI 1.3a]

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My only dislikes so far are:

- Video Source Switching Speed
- The SD artifacting
- The "White Lights" at the top left/right of the screen during dark viewing

My likes:

- Very colorful, sharp and vivid
- The UI MENU! Very easy to use and setup
- Glossy Piano Black, Very stylish design
- Cable Management
- Intelligent Sensor
- Remote is easy and stylish.. leather type printed plastic with chrome bezel
post #42 of 313
Okay, I used the IRE+ settings mentioned in this thread and wow, what a difference.

One thing to note:

DO NOT SET TO "Just Scan"..

Many channels had white flickering artifacts toward the top 1" of the TV.. Changing it to "Set By Program" fixed it perfectly.
post #43 of 313
I just picked up this set at Futureshop yesterday and overall I'm really happy with it. No stuck or dead pixels and the picture is very good. The only thing that I have noticed is that with my Shaw HD cable box, I can't seem to stretch standard definition content. I can roll through the aspect modes, but the image only seems to stretch or change in the centre (4:3) portion of the screen, am I missing something?

Also, I have noticed a bit of backlight bleed on the top left and right corners, is this to be expected, or do you think it depends on the actual set you get?

Thanks.
post #44 of 313
Hello everyone,

This is my first post, I just had to share my settings with y'all.

I used the following:

Colorimetre HCFR software
AVC HD 709 calibration disk
Spyder2 colorimeter (I know most prefer the Eye-One meters, but the Spyder2 was available from my job at no cost)

Here are the settings:

PS3 Blu-Ray player

Output Format (HDMI): Y Pb/Cb Pr/Cr (important!!! NOT RGB output)
BD 1080p 24hz Output (HDMI): On (this TV can reproduce video at 48hz for accurate 2:2 pulldown)
Y Pb/Cb Pr/Cr Super White (HDMI): On (not sure if this matters)

42LG50 Settings

Aspect Ratio: Set By Program (Personal Preference)
Picture Mode: Expert 1
Backlight: 50 (Personal Preference)
Contrast: 54
Brightness: 54
Sharpness: 40 (Personal Preference)
Color: 50
Tint: 0

Fresh Contrast: Off
Noise Reduction: Off
Gamma: Medium
Black Level: Low
Real Cinema: On

White Balance: Warm
Method: 10 Point IRE

10 (-3,8,-16)
20 (15,24,-21)
30 (20,36,-22)
40 (3,19,-40)
50 (8,34,-41)
60 (10,50,-20)
70 (-5,50,-8)
80 (-16,50,18
90 (-14,50,30)
100 (-22,38,21)

Red Color: -3
Red Tint: 0
Green Color: 10
Green Tint: 0
Blue Color: 14
Blue Tint: 0
Yellow Color: 0
Yellow Tint: 1
Cyan Color: -11
Cyan Tint: 0
Magenta Color: 0
Magenta Tint: -2

Take time to get used to the settings, you may think the screen looks dull at first. The truth is most people have way too much contrast on their TVs.
These settings will also work for Cable or Dish hookups, in which case you may change the Noise Reduction option to Medium to reduce signal noise.

There was a post by EaglePC which is way off, those settings are actually for the 47LG60 calibrated by an editor of CNET.
http://reviews.cnet.com/9602-12576_7...sageID=2510757
post #45 of 313
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This is more acceptable!, I knew when i saw these settings.... they looked similar to the 'eyeball' personal color settings i've made since i purchased the tv.

Aspect Ratio: 16 x 9
Picture Mode: Expert 1
Backlight: 50
Contrast: 60
Brightness: 45
Sharpness: 50
Color: 45
Tint: 0

I will give this a try.....I am certain that this is the ideal setting i'm ( WE ALL) looking for...

Thank you so very much for sharing this with us!!!
Jeffrey
post #46 of 313
I just recently picked this TV up for our bedroom. Got a great price that I couldn't pass up.

I am going to calibrate using your feedback in the next few days. Before that I do have one complaint about the TV that you guys may be able to help me with.

We are watching from about 12-14 feet away. The problem is the sound. Both speakers are working, but most programming I have to have the volume up to 85+ in some cases all the way to 100. I have switched cable boxes thinking that may be the problem, but that didn't fix it. The volume is also up all the way on my cable box, so that isn't the problem either. Is it a setting issue? Do I need to take the TV back? Of course, I welcome your advice and thank you in advance.
post #47 of 313
I do believe this is a known lg feature, not really an issue. I also have the volume up to 70+ periodically......not really a problem for me because i have it connected to 2 bookshelf speakers in conjunction with the tv. I did not have high expectations with the audio when i purchased this tv, more impressed with the display.

I hope this helps....
jeffrey

Quote:
Originally Posted by DJC19 View Post

I just recently picked this TV up for our bedroom. Got a great price that I couldn't pass up.

I am going to calibrate using your feedback in the next few days. Before that I do have one complaint about the TV that you guys may be able to help me with.

We are watching from about 12-14 feet away. The problem is the sound. Both speakers are working, but most programming I have to have the volume up to 85+ in some cases all the way to 100. I have switched cable boxes thinking that may be the problem, but that didn't fix it. The volume is also up all the way on my cable box, so that isn't the problem either. Is it a setting issue? Do I need to take the TV back? Of course, I welcome your advice and thank you in advance.
post #48 of 313
DJC19, did you look at the audio settings in the main menu of the tv? I wouldn't expect great sound from any tv, most cheap audio systems should fair much better, or add some bookshelf speakers like Jepoy1988.

I had something to add about this television. After spending a couple of hours calibrating the display, I noticed this TV is unable to correctly reproduce the primary Green color or the secondary Yellow color. It's still within the target gamma, but not perfect. I have not heard of a low-end LCD that could reproduce a perfect gamma. Overall I'm very satisfied with the display.
post #49 of 313
I am also a new owner of a 42LG50, and have been watching this thread for calibration settings and other suggestions. I like "reallyagi's" settings, though I did need to turn the brightness and contrast up a bit (I know i'm not in perfect calibration, but it needs to look good to my wife too).

If anyone has other settings, or has modifications to the ones that have already been posted, please add them! I've broken the golden rule with this TV (I'm getting rid of my Hitachi rear-projection for it), so I'm hoping I made the right decision for me.
post #50 of 313
I prefer reallyagi's settings for hd/bluray input. However, for cable input..i kept my original settings.


Thanks!
post #51 of 313
I have had two different 42LG50 tv's and both had bleeding issues in the top left and right corners. To me this is very annoying. I returned them both. LG insists that this model does not have a problem and even replaced the panel in one of the tv's, but the bleeding still occurred. I really want to try one more 42LG50 tv but I am very reluctant to do so because of the bleeding issue. Is this usually a model issue or an individual tv issue?? I was thinking of upgrading to the 42LG70, is this a good idea since this model may have an issue with bleeding?? Any thoughts??
post #52 of 313
Just bought a 42lg50 and I am sometime getting vertical lines when I change the channel...anybody have this problem? This is my first LCD so I am new to this. Thanks!!
LL
post #53 of 313
upei93,you should have a tech look at your issue or better yet, exchange it for a new one. The behavior that you are seeing should not occur on new tv. Other variables would be your cablebox,satellite source, or your cables.

Ultimately, save yourself the hassle and investigation and just have it replaced.

Best of luck!

P.S
Nice color display.... is that a default color settings?
post #54 of 313
I had my LG turn on once and only the red channel was displayed. I turned it off and back on and it was fine. Hasn't happened since.

Those vertical lines are defiinitely not good. Exchange that sucker!
post #55 of 313
schaecherma, when you say bleeding, do you mean something similar to this... I have not noticed any bleeding on my tv, at least not anything distracting, so it can't be a problem with the whole model line. Maybe bad luck, third time's a charm...
post #56 of 313
All,
Let me know your thoughts about my settings for comcast cable hookup via HDMI.

Aspect Ratio: 16 x 9
Picture Mode: Expert 1
Backlight: 50
Contrast: 60
Brightness: 45
Sharpness: 50
Color: 45
Tint: 0

all other settings are set to its default 2-point ire, which is all 0's.

All feedbacks are welcome.
post #57 of 313
Jepoy1988, unless you have the Black Level (HIGH), then that's too dark.
What did you set for Fresh Contrast?
post #58 of 313
fresh contrast =off
black level= low (i tried 'high', but the display looked grayish and the color looked slightly flushed in bright scenes). But it does improves the dark scenes, hence i change the setting to HIGH, IF i am watching movies or programs that has the dimmed dark scenes.

This is the color push i prefer, but correct,it seems dark in certain scenes.
I hope i could set the 2 point IRE and marry all these color preference



Thanks for the reply.
post #59 of 313
Setting the 2 point IRE will not make a difference if all values are set to default zero.
You would need a colorimeter to scan the RGB luminance.
I would not set them by eye judgement alone.
post #60 of 313
Do you have an alternative color settings ? or do you just use this one settings for both bluray and cable or dish hookup?

I noticed that most users *ehem* ehem* have 2 point IRE as well as the 10 point. What suggestive color settings would you recommend for those users?

Once again, thanks for the info.
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