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post #241 of 1146
Took me a while to read through this thread.

Anyway, bought the 47LH30 about a week ago, no bad pixel, picture is surprisingly good. Like everyone else said, this TV have exceptional lags, and outstanding picture for the price. Motion are one of the best, even rival most 120hz..

I'm in Canada, but the USB seem to "unlock" just fine. Play picture without problem. But have some issue with format being fairly picky on video.

The PC input seem great on HDMI, I can use audio to this computer with no problem using the 785G chipset and onboard HDMI out. Quality is very good. The build in Picture quality wizard is surprisingly usable.

I will try the Red color text on black screen when I get off work, but so far I can't find anything to complaint about, but this TV doesn't have more HDMI input or doesn't have s-video. But that is just picking bone out of egg really. It does everything and then some for the same price ( I got it at $1000 CAD with tax.)
post #242 of 1146
I'm coming close to biting the bullet for the LG 37LH30. Question is how is it for a PC monitor? I plan on using it for both regular TV watching and PC gaming. BTW if it matters I have a 4870 ATI graphics card on my PC.
post #243 of 1146
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Originally Posted by ZoddGuts View Post

I'm coming close to biting the bullet for the LG 37LH30. Question is how is it for a PC monitor? I plan on using it for both regular TV watching and PC gaming. BTW if it matters I have a 4870 ATI graphics card on my PC.

It seem to look fine. Just like a 1080p Monitor, except quite large.

I was using a 4890 Graphic card with it and it seem to do fine with the hdmi in. PC gaming seem fairly ok long as you don't use any odd resolution. However with your graphic card you should be able to run native resolution.

I do find that it seem to have problem filling the whole screen. Using Cinema Zoom 1 fixed the problem, but if you label the input "PC" that option will become unavailable. So I can't use special label on that input in the menu. A bit of an annoyance, but nothing major.

Also. I have done some testing, basically ran paint, use a black background and apply red text on the screen. I have not been able to notices any serious bleeding effect. It seem fairly solid still.
post #244 of 1146
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Originally Posted by nawoa View Post

edit 2: Stayed up a few extra minutes, I hope it was worth it. Here is a high res picture of how the bars from the above pattern appear on my tv/monitor: mediafire.com/download.php?m2wd3wjjizm

Sorry the files didn't work at all. Thought I did check the page you gave me and indeed, I see a little bit of bluring on my LG as well but only at the beginning, there are indeed a slight bit of blending. I will play around with it to check it out. I don't really have a kin computer graphic eyes though.
post #245 of 1146
I am still looking for picture settings for this TV (besides the CNET settings).
post #246 of 1146
Thanks for this post. It's good to see that a lot of people enjoy this set; I'm debating over this one and the 42LH40.
post #247 of 1146
Just bought the 32LH30 on New Egg. $399.00 plus free shipping. Really good deal. I believe the deal ends @ 1pm pst today. Let you all know my opinions about it once it comes in.
post #248 of 1146
I would have bought another if I knew about the deal on NewEgg
post #249 of 1146
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Originally Posted by Phod View Post

Also, what are the possible computer resolutions for the 32LH30?

this one works really well.
the settings i used i got from another site and theres one almost the same posted a few pages back.it looks great compared to c-nets which is really dark.i tried the picture wizard to do it myself but it didnt work out well.this setting ooks great to me.the difference between this and the other posted here is the aspect ratio.the one here says cinema zoom but the one i use is just scan and it wrks fine.you lose picture with the zoom.good luck and hope this helps.

pic. mode expert2
backlight:60
contrast:88
brightness:58
H sharpness:60
V sharpness:60
color:50tint:0

expert controls

dynamic contrastff
noise reductionff
gamma:medium
black level:low
real cinema(greyed ouy)as is color standard
color gamut:wide
edge enhancerff
color filterff
white balance:medium
method:10 point ire
patternuter
ire:100
luminance:137
red:-8
green:1
blue: -40

color management
red color:2
red tint:0
green color: -1
green tint: -7
blue color:2
blue tint:7
yellow color:0
yellow tint:1
cyan color:0
cyan tint:0
magenta color:0
magenta tint: -2
post #250 of 1146
I bought the 42LH30 recently, and i'm very happy with it so far. There are only two (somewhat minor) complaints I can find with it, and there is a good possibility that one or both of these are due to my cable provider's signal rather than the TV itself. The first is that in scenes with a far-off camera view (ie with the camera on a plane looking down at the ground), the panning of the picture seems choppy instead of smooth. The second is that on some scenes with either bright light (ie a camp fire) or very quick motion, I can briefly see blocks in a grid pattern on the screen making up the picture. I plan to test a few DVD's when I get time to see if these issues are still present there - if they are not, then I will know for sure it is the cable signal that is the culprit.

As for picture settings, I started off using what was provided by cnet. I wasn't that impressed, but after changing the settings listed below it seemed to make a huge improvement. I don't know if there are any disadvantages to having them on (increased lag?) but they make the picture look great. Maybe someone can fill me in as to whether there are any reasons not to have them on (particularly dynamic contrast and high gamma)

I think setting Dynamic Contrast to Low and Gamma to high made the biggest difference in picture quality for me over cnet's settings.

dynamic contrast: low
gamma: high
black level: low
color gamut: wide
white balance: warm
aspect ratio: just scan
backlight: 65
contrast: 90
post #251 of 1146
my wife and I bought this set a week ago. WE LOVE IT! Excellent set for what we paid. $650 out the door. We use it strictly connected to a HTPC. Can't really comment on the sound from it though. I tested it out and found it a bit weak in our living room but immediately hooked up the receiver. Picture quality is great. We watch a lot of SD dvd's and the quality is great! Can't rave enough about this tv. We've had Phillips, Samsung, Vizio, and a Haeir lcd's. This is the best set we've owned!
post #252 of 1146
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Originally Posted by MarkJC View Post

I think setting Dynamic Contrast to Low and Gamma to high made the biggest difference in picture quality for me over cnet's settings.

dynamic contrast: low
gamma: high
black level: low
color gamut: wide
white balance: warm
aspect ratio: just scan
backlight: 65
contrast: 90

If your source isn't a PC, you should not be using the Wide (0-255) color gamut. The Standard (16-255) is more appropriate. Otherwise, your colors will be off.

There are a few other devices that will output the Wide color gamut such as the PS3 and Xbox360, but you also have to turn the color gamut (color space) to Wide or Expanded on those devices.
post #253 of 1146
For those who got the USB port working on 42LH30, please verify the procedure is correct

s/w ver : V04.14.00

1) Keep both MENU button TV and Remote pressed.
- Change option 7. Tool Option3 : 420 (default) to 54692.

2) Keep both ENTER button on TV and Remote pressed.
- select 2. Tool Option 3
- Ensure Tool Option is 54692, then set EMF(JPEG, MP3) to 1 (0 default), and DivX to HD (default Off).



My questions,

- are both the above steps required, or only one of those?
- EMF(JPEG, MP3), is this setting only of Jpeg and MP3 or also good for AVI and MOV files ? if not, is there any other setting for enabling AVI and MOV files ?


Please correct, if possible share screen shots.

thankyou in advance.
post #254 of 1146
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Originally Posted by bradystrib View Post

my wife and I bought this set a week ago. WE LOVE IT! Excellent set for what we paid. $650 out the door. We use it strictly connected to a HTPC. Can't really comment on the sound from it though. I tested it out and found it a bit weak in our living room but immediately hooked up the receiver. Picture quality is great. We watch a lot of SD dvd's and the quality is great! Can't rave enough about this tv. We've had Phillips, Samsung, Vizio, and a Haeir lcd's. This is the best set we've owned!

What size and where did you purchase yours?
post #255 of 1146
Bought the 32" lh30 from Best Buy w/ in-store pickup (499.99 + 30 tax in PA). I did it through shopdiscover (5% cashback).

I have read through the thread (took awhile) and was just wondering what the optimal settings were. Did the cnet ones work well?
post #256 of 1146
Also own a 37lh30. Purchased as a bedroom TV. Really like the TV. The ability to set White Balance & Color within the User Menu is simply a great feature the LG offers.

The picture also looks nice once tweaked..
post #257 of 1146
also, I have my ps3 hooked up via hdmi and set to output 1080p. When i hit INFO on the remote it says on the tv that it's outputting 720p. I have tried 16:9 and just scan and it still says this. how come?
post #258 of 1146
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Originally Posted by pschweitz View Post

also, I have my ps3 hooked up via hdmi and set to output 1080p. When i hit INFO on the remote it says on the tv that it's outputting 720p. I have tried 16:9 and just scan and it still says this. how come?

- When you hit the Ingo button on the remote, it displays the INPUT resolution, not the output resolution. The LH30 will always display 1080p.

As for the PS3, make sure you have all resolutions checked off. Since the PS3 doesn't have an internal scaler, it will display games in their optimal resolution, which is almost always 720p. Even if a game supports 1080p, it will usually default to 720p (optimal) unless you uncheck every resolution except 1080p. You should always receive a 1080p output for BluRay movies though.
post #259 of 1146
do i want just scan or 16:9?
post #260 of 1146
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Originally Posted by pschweitz View Post

do i want just scan or 16:9?

It doesn't really matter, the choice is yours. As long as your sources are set to output 1080p, your info display should read the same.
post #261 of 1146
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Originally Posted by pschweitz View Post

do i want just scan or 16:9?

Just scan.
It gives you the complete picture without stretching like 16:9 does.
post #262 of 1146
The only potential problem with Just scan is that sometimes a poor quality feed from the network can show white lines near the border of the picture. I ran into that the other day during one of the CBS football telecasts.
post #263 of 1146
Unfortunately, my PS3 has the 480 box auto ticked and greyed out (I can't untick it). So I leave 1080p and 480 ticked and it forces 480 Any fixes?
post #264 of 1146
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Originally Posted by BlackwaterStout View Post

The only potential problem with Just scan is that sometimes a poor quality feed from the network can show white lines near the border of the picture. I ran into that the other day during one of the CBS football telecasts.

That's not snow from a poor quality feed. It's usually the closed captioning information.

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Originally Posted by pschweitz View Post

Unfortunately, my PS3 has the 480 box auto ticked and greyed out (I can't untick it). So I leave 1080p and 480 ticked and it forces 480 Any fixes?

I explained in my post that you could force 1080p for SOME games. The best option is to check every resolution and let the PS3 decide the optimal resolution, which is almost always 720p. The only way you're going to get 1080p (through scaling) on console gaming is if you buy a Xbox360.
post #265 of 1146
Registered to thank the submitters in this thread, just bought a 32lh30 as a primary monitor (with old samsung 2253bw as secondary) and am very impressed. It's connected via DVI to HDMI cable from a Radeon 4850.

I ran into a few problems, setting input label to PC grayed out all aspect ratio options except 16:9 and 4:3, the only way I could set it to Just Scan is by labeling the input as something other than PC.

The unit was underscanning by about 1" on the sides, 1/2" on the top, and the text was quite blurry, for the life of me I couldn't correct it. Just Scan, 16:9, etc all resulted in the same underscan, only Cinema Zoom fixed it, but created it's own issues. I use ATI Tray Tools which does not have an under/over scan adjustment, so I had to reinstall CCC to fix this. Now it looks positively amazing (set to Just Scan)... I was sort of ho-humming at the quality initially... but fixing the scan worked wonders (on text quality also, for some odd reason).

As an added bonus, 1600x1200 (which works for reasons beyond my comprehension) looks quite good, for those legacy apps that only support 4:3.

Anyways, thanks again for all the posts, couldn't be happier with my purchase, now that I have the kinks worked out.

[EDIT:] My only real complaint is the screen, a bit too glossy for my taste, I prefer the less reflective matte screen on my previous monitor. During dark sequences of video or whatever I can see reflections in it occasionally.
post #266 of 1146
Do the ATSC tuners in these allow you to add channels or do you have to rescan all?
post #267 of 1146
Is anyone able to provide more information on the red/blue text on dark background issue? Does it exist and can it be fixed with a setting change?

I tried the 32LG7000 last Christmas but had to return it for the same reason. It wasn't that bad tbh, but for a PC monitor I want legible text no matter the colour.
post #268 of 1146
I recently purchased the 32LH30 and can't really complain. I've used it as a secondary monitor on my computer for both games and movies and I love it.
The only problem I'm having is with my PS3 via HDMI. When displaying games or the XMB menu at 1080p I get flashes of static every once and a while and sometimes random appearances of white dots on the screen. The weird thing is this only happens when it's set to 1080p. And I have no problems with 1080p from my computer.
Does anyone else have problems with this TV and the PS3?
post #269 of 1146
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Originally Posted by ZoddGuts View Post

I'm coming close to biting the bullet for the LG 37LH30. Question is how is it for a PC monitor? I plan on using it for both regular TV watching and PC gaming. BTW if it matters I have a 4870 ATI graphics card on my PC.

I returned my 32LH30 because I wanted a bigger PC monitor to game on (Damn you Diablo 3!!!......uhhh whatever year you get released that is.)

I went and bought the 37LH30 as the replacement. All I can say is, the picture is perfect. I have no issues. Using this thing as a pc monitor @ 37 inches/1920x1080 is a joy. Surfing the web, playing RTS games, first person shooters. I won't go back. I was playing Empire: Total War (pc RTS game) and noticed how vibrant everything was. The 37 inches is the exact same picture as the 32. No problem at all with pixel density. I am using a DVI to HDMI cable (thank you mono price!) and have the TV set to just scan and using the game mode picture setting with edge enhancement off.

Buy the 37. PC gaming and using the PC is that much more addicting.
post #270 of 1146
Anyone have any good settings for DirecTV?
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