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post #91 of 313
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Originally Posted by Jepoy1988 View Post

exactly my question.... thanks for rephrasing. Also, i saw a demo at CC of an LCD that has 120hz refresh rate.... wow~~!!!, Please tell me this brand has this specs.. I am thinking of purchasing a blu ray player because of it/.

Most 120hz tvs have some kind of video-processing amp feature that is designed to eliminate judder, which significantly alters the image, making it ultra smooth and stable. However, many including myself prefer watching movies without this extra feature, the modification is very distracting and looks digitized. Maybe as the technology improves it won't look so digital. So to answer your question Jepoy1988, your LG will NOT look like the one you saw at the store, not because of the hz, but because of the video-processing amp these tvs have.
post #92 of 313
I should have reserved judgement before i posted my initial statement.

After watching the a 120hz DEMO video display via blu ray (Iron Man BD), i am not sure if i indeed find it impressive to watch. It sord of takes away from the cinematic feel of the movie, making the special effects fake and made it look as though the film was shot using a camcorder video.. The motion smoothing real life video at 120hz refresh rate almost look bizarre than good.
post #93 of 313
I just purchased the 42LG50.

I have my digital cable connected directly to the TV. I ran the automatic channel setting. Now when I change channels from CADTV to CATV, the sound cuts out and the only way to fix that is to turn the TV off and on again.

Is my TV suppose to to that? This usually happens when I change channels.

Thanks,

Cees
post #94 of 313
i have a quick question, i'm pretty sure our tv's support deep color from googling, but do they also support x.v.color?

also is there any way to tell when the tv is displaying deep color or x.v.color if supported? i know i can tell what resolution it's using and even when it's doing 24p.

i'd love to know how much of a difference these two technologies really even make. i thought this tv had a lower bit lcd panel to begin with so support for deep color and x.v.color almost seems like a moot point.
post #95 of 313
I just bought the Toshiba hd a-30 from Ebay for a reasonable price with 5 movies. I am anxious to see the FULL 1080p hype with this tv. I used to own the hd addon xbox360, but i've always wanted to see a true 1080p display....

Anyone else have the same player hooked up to this tv? if so, any suggestion as far as how to setup the configurations within the unit OR... just plug and enjoy?


**Pls no Blu-ray VS HD dvd REPLIES.... i have read soo many comments regarding the topic. To me 1080p is the same irregardless of the format. I am content on the up-conversion of my current dvd until the price goes down on bluray.

Thanks
post #96 of 313
Read for yourself:
http://reviews.cnet.com/video-player...-32563583.html

I agree that HD-DVD and Blu-Ray look the same, but HD-HVD is dead. Retail stores won't have them anymore and you won't find them at video rental establishments. You can get them at online vendors, but there haven't been any new releases for many months now.
post #97 of 313
Hi all!

Could you help out a n00b here? I've got this set too and trying to punch in your numbers, but I have no idea how to set up this 10p IRE-thing you'll talk about.

How do I do it? When entering the expert menu there's only the option to change (what I'm guessing you call 2p IRE?) red, blue & green contrast and red, blue & green brightness... What am I'm missing here? How do i change it to 10p?

//DG
post #98 of 313
does anyone know how the lg50 handles 24p? my panasonic bd35 supports 24p output and the tv picks it up just fine (pressing select on the tv remote confirms 1080/24p) but i'm wondering if it actually switches to 24hz refresh rate or if it still outputs with a 3:2 pulldown?

when i watch both bd's and dvd's it looks smooth, i can't detect any judder. the only time i notice anything is during credit rolls if i catch it from my peripheral vison, you notice a bit of a flicker, sometimes during pans as well, but it's not overly noticeable in any case.
post #99 of 313
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Originally Posted by Brandito View Post

does anyone know how the lg50 handles 24p? my panasonic bd35 supports 24p output and the tv picks it up just fine (pressing select on the tv remote confirms 1080/24p) but i'm wondering if it actually switches to 24hz refresh rate or if it still outputs with a 3:2 pulldown?

when i watch both bd's and dvd's it looks smooth, i can't detect any judder. the only time i notice anything is during credit rolls if i catch it from my peripheral vison, you notice a bit of a flicker, sometimes during pans as well, but it's not overly noticeable in any case.

I've read online and I'm quite sure that it's in the manual as well, that when this tv recieves a 24p input it operates in 48hz mode and does 2:2 pulldown (or whatever you call it).
post #100 of 313
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Originally Posted by judge_dredd View Post

i've read online and i'm quite sure that it's in the manual as well, that when this tv recieves a 24p input it operates in 48hz mode and does 2:2 pulldown (or whatever you call it).

nice
post #101 of 313
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Originally Posted by DevilGod View Post

Hi all!

Could you help out a n00b here? I've got this set too and trying to punch in your numbers, but I have no idea how to set up this 10p IRE-thing you'll talk about.

How do I do it? When entering the expert menu there's only the option to change (what I'm guessing you call 2p IRE?) red, blue & green contrast and red, blue & green brightness... What am I'm missing here? How do i change it to 10p?

//DG

Noone who can help me? Or are the sets diffrent in USA - I'm in Europe...
post #102 of 313
I have an LG 42LG LCD tv, a sony ps3 attached with a sony playstation HDMI cable. im just having a difficult time getting my blu ray's to look as good as they do on the tv's in best buy. my blu rays look like regular movies with a very clear picture, but they look totally different in the stores. it's really like watching live people. also, im not sure if this is supposed to be, but i always have the black bars on the top and bottom of the screen while im watching them. i really dont know much about the settings so if anyone can help me, i would really appreciate it. thanks in advance.
post #103 of 313
I have an old LG and my picture is fantastic. I took a long time to calibrate it correctly though. As far as the black bars are concerned. That's a good question. I have that too and don't know if I should.
post #104 of 313
Hey Nickmatic, the reason your tv doesn't look like the one at Best Buy is because you didn't buy a $2,000+ tv with 120hz and picture stabilizer engines. As far as black bars are concerned, I think you mean the widescreen bars that show up when a movie's aspect ratio is wider than 1.78:1 or 16:9. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, just google aspect ratio.
post #105 of 313
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Originally Posted by reallyagi View Post

Hey Nickmatic, the reason your tv doesn't look like the one at Best Buy is because you didn't buy a $2,000+ tv with 120hz and picture stabilizer engines. As far as black bars are concerned, I think you mean the widescreen bars that show up when a movie's aspect ratio is wider than 1.78:1 or 16:9. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, just google aspect ratio.

You know, I thought Nickmatic was referring to his tv in Best Buy. If not, forget my response. Depending on the tv you are viewing in Best Buy it will not look the same. Also, make sure you are comparing apples to apples. Have best buy run a blu ray on their 42" LG, same model. Then you should watch the same one at home, I guarantee you they will look very similar. If you compare it to a $2K or more 40-46" Sony, probably not.

Best Buy also uses pre-loaded demo high definition content that is enhanced usually with a signal booster. So don't trip too much about that.

Finally, if your blu rays aren't really impressing you, it could be simply the blu ray you are watching. They aren't all equal. Some discs legitimately look better than others. Try 300 out as a demo. It gives you a great idea of how well your blacks perform and is known to have a spectacular picture. Transformers would be another one IMO.
post #106 of 313
I just purchased a 42LG50 and the picture is really poor, the skin tones all look like the are unrefined or washed out and not because of over brightening. I have tried several settings including ones posted here. I had a Philips 42" model 42PFL3603D/27 1080i for two months connected to the same cable and it looked awesome, so far this set has been a real disappointment. It looks slightly better than my old projection set, am I missing something or is the resolution of this set that much less than the Philips? I would have kept the Philips but the power supply died so I thought I would upgrade, or thought I was. Any help with this would be great, is there a firmware upgrade available or something?
I have not found how to get to the IRE settings, I went to Expert mode and through the advanced settings, changed the IRE setting from 2 to 10, nothing there to adjust.
post #107 of 313
My dad bought this TV and a PS3 recently. When we try to hook up the ps3 for 1080P output the screen flashes and flickers and does all kinds of strange things and is unwatchable. If we set it to 1080i output everything is fine.
I've tried changing some of the PS3 settings for output but nothing fixes the problem. I've also tried three different HDMI cables with the same result.

I've hooked the PS3 up to my TV and it will display 1080P no problem. It would appear to be a problem with the TV and I'm wondering if any one's had this problem and solved it?
post #108 of 313
To adjust the 10 point IRE:

Go to Method and select 10 point IRE.
Under that will be an IRE point option, from 10 to 100 (10, 20, 30, etc.)
For each selection you must adjust the Red, Green, and Blue values located just below.
For example, you choose the 10IRE and adjust the RGB values. Then you switch to 20IRE and adjust the RGB. Then 30IRE and adjust the RGB. And so on...

You can use the values I had posted some time ago.
For example:
10 (-3,8,-16) = 10IRE selected, Red -3, Green +8, Blue -16)

I don't know how else to explain it.
post #109 of 313
Whenever I watch Blu-ray movies, I move my couch about 5 feet from the TV and pretend I have a 60 inch TV.

I was watching Hellboy 2 on Blu-ray yesterday, and I wasn't satisfied with the picture. It looked fuzzy with a lot of artificial noise. This was supposed to be one of the best looking Blu-rays available. I had the idea to lower the sharpness, from 55 to 25. WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!! Looks amazing, I think I will leave it there permanently.
post #110 of 313
I understand, let me give it a go. I did try updating the settings and the picture is very flat and dark. I also do not have any consistency in picture between channels as far as brightness and contrast and the non HD images from all channels is really blurry. Like I said I had a less expensive Philips set that looked good without all this adjusting, may return the LG and get the Philips back. I have been tinkering with this since Friday :-(
post #111 of 313
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Originally Posted by wallee View Post

My dad bought this TV and a PS3 recently. When we try to hook up the ps3 for 1080P output the screen flashes and flickers and does all kinds of strange things and is unwatchable. If we set it to 1080i output everything is fine.
I've tried changing some of the PS3 settings for output but nothing fixes the problem. I've also tried three different HDMI cables with the same result.

I've hooked the PS3 up to my TV and it will display 1080P no problem. It would appear to be a problem with the TV and I'm wondering if any one's had this problem and solved it?

I have mine connected to an Xbox 360 via VGA and 1080p looks outstanding. I really am liking this display a lot.
post #112 of 313
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Originally Posted by wallee View Post

My dad bought this TV and a PS3 recently. When we try to hook up the ps3 for 1080P output the screen flashes and flickers and does all kinds of strange things and is unwatchable. If we set it to 1080i output everything is fine.
I've tried changing some of the PS3 settings for output but nothing fixes the problem. I've also tried three different HDMI cables with the same result.

I've hooked the PS3 up to my TV and it will display 1080P no problem. It would appear to be a problem with the TV and I'm wondering if any one's had this problem and solved it?

I have a similar problem with my new 42LG50 and I'm hoping someone can offer some help. I bought this TV about 2 weeks ago along with a matching LG surround sound with upconverting. I have the receiver hooked up with an RCA brand HDMI cable, and whenever I watch a regular DVD in the player the picture regularly cuts out and the screen goes black for about 1-2 seconds but the sound continues uninterrupted. I originally returned the surround sound and then the TV as well over this and a bleeding problem with the screen, and with the two new units I still have the HDMI issue. Is this a problem with LG products, or is this a common problem when watching regular DVDs upscaled through an HDMI cable? Any help anyone could lend would be greatly appreciated - this is driving me absolutely nuts and I'm on the verge of taking both back to Best Buy and getting a different brand...
post #113 of 313
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Originally Posted by chiliDog View Post

I have mine connected to an Xbox 360 via VGA and 1080p looks outstanding. I really am liking this display a lot.

Is the Xbox thru VGA a 1080P output?

Update
LG sent a service tech to look at the TV. The tech told my father that this TV is incapable of accepting a 1080P input. The service tech contacted another company that agreed with the first tech. They both say the service manual clearly states this TV does not accept a 1080P input. Although they did agree to replace the input board.
LG of course wants to know why these guys are lying to my father. They say all of their literature indicates this TV does accept a 1080P input.

Future shop is washing their hands of the whole incident. They say that even if they do replace it under warranty, they're only going to give my dad the same model of TV anyway.

LG is investigating this to find out why the techs are saying what they are.

We'll see what happens after they replace the input board.
post #114 of 313
This model does accept 1080p. Actually, a VGA connection is ONLY a progressive scan signal.

From the spec sheet: "1080P Source Input HDMI 60p/30p/24p; Component 60p/30p/24p; RGB 60p"

http://us.lge.com/products/model/det...__42LG50.jhtml
post #115 of 313
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Originally Posted by chiliDog View Post

Actually, a VGA connection is ONLY a progressive scan signal.

Thanks Chilli, I wasn't sure about that.

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Originally Posted by chiliDog View Post

This model does accept 1080p.

http://us.lge.com/products/model/det...__42LG50.jhtml

I know that and you know that. Hell, we all know that. Somebody just needs to convince the guy fixing my dad's TV.
post #116 of 313
Hey, has anyone found good settings for watching movies? I have a good setting for games, but I've tried all of the configurations here and they are too dark or muted for my taste as far as movies go. Any suggestions?
post #117 of 313
Does any one know if there's a setting somewhere in the TV that might need to be changed to get it to display 1080P from the PS3?

I've fiddled with the output on the PS3, changing it from 24fps auto to off. Nothing seems to help though.
post #118 of 313
UPDATE The service tech came today and replaced the part. Input board I think. Anyway the TV works great now and has no issues with a 1080P input.

The tech did say that the part he took out was at least three year old technology, even though it's a brand new TV.
post #119 of 313
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Originally Posted by wallee View Post

UPDATE The service tech came today and replaced the part. Input board I think. Anyway the TV works great now and has no issues with a 1080P input.

The tech did say that the part he took out was at least three year old technology, even though it's a brand new TV.

Same tech that told you the set wasn't 1080p ? =)

Glad to hear you got it goin though. Still loving mine!
post #120 of 313
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Originally Posted by chiliDog View Post

Same tech that told you the set wasn't 1080p ? =)

Glad to hear you got it goin though. Still loving mine!

Different tech but same company.

I'm still waiting for a call back from a supervisor at LG customer service to explain why the techs and a customer service agent told us the TV was only 1080i. I've been waiting three days. I don't think it's going to happen.
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