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post #151 of 3040
I am getting this TV delivered in a few days. I am planning to hang it up over fireplace. So, the wireless would be great as I dont need the cable box close by.

Anyone mount this on the wall yet?

Got this from bestbuy for 2999+2year support plan for a total of 3300+ tax.

I will report back when I have it and tested it.
post #152 of 3040
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Originally Posted by Hank1 View Post

All of the sudden, while watching the TV, it powers off after a few minutes, as if cut off by the remote????

The TV is wall mounted, and is running relatively cool, should not be heat related.

Watching Direct TV via direct HDMI cable.

Any ideas?

I hope you can update us with your problem and solution.
post #153 of 3040
Problem solved for TV suddenly powering off.
Apparently, my Niles IR repeater sensor was activated by the tv screen - although not directly controlling the TV. I simply moved the sensor behind the tv face (out of line-of-sight of screen) - All is well.

Also purchased the LG BD-390 Blu-ray - WOW. All my historical issues with my "up-converting" DVD player (pixilization, blur, bottom-screen-jitters) - GONE. Significant improvement to SD DVD's picture quality.
post #154 of 3040
I worked on one of these today. Interesting product that reponds well to calibration.
post #155 of 3040
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Originally Posted by Hank1 View Post

Problem solved for TV suddenly powering off.
Apparently, my Niles IR repeater sensor was activated by the tv screen - although not directly controlling the TV. I simply moved the sensor behind the tv face (out of line-of-sight of screen) - All is well.

Also purchased the LG BD-390 Blu-ray - WOW. All my historical issues with my "up-converting" DVD player (pixilization, blur, bottom-screen-jitters) - GONE. Significant improvement to SD DVD's picture quality.

Thanks for the update. So, I assume that you would recommend this TV.
Can you see the sweat on a person?

I know I can see that on my Pioneer.
post #156 of 3040
Jeff calibrated my LHX55 this Tuesday....
I have a whole new TV, the picture looks way better than out of the box. All the colors are the way they should be and not saturated or distorted.
I have been harping about the quality of picture of this TV since I bought it and I could not believe what a drastic difference it makes to get a proffesional calibrator like Jeff to calibrate this TV. Jeff actually came out to calibrate my Sim2 Lumis host projector on my theater room and I asked him to Calibrate this LCD.
One of the most important change for me is correct amount of picture brightness. I was using the intelligent sensor before calibration which helped at night as the picture would be blindingly bright. The intelligent sensor would solve this problem but during the day it would be too dark.
Now after the correct calibration Jeff has set the light output to 20 Foot lamberts which is perfect.
I highly reccomend getting you set calibrated and especially with Jeff.
Ash
post #157 of 3040
I received the LG 55LHX and was already on the stand. I immediately test the unit to make sure that it was functional and it sure was. The wireless box is like the size of the original Ps3 machine. There is a power switch in the back where you can completely shut off the media box.
I also got the Sanus VMPL50B wallmount was able to complete the mount over the fireplace. I needed a buddy to help me hang it up. Both the mount and the TV was easy to do, the 55LHX already came with 4 screws for a wall mount which is attached. But I decided to use the ones which came with the wallmount since there were a bit longer. (400x400mm VESA mount)
I notice that right infront of the LG logo is the receiver for the HD wireless, so if I stand there the TV would blink and have bad or no reception from the wireless media box.
I found that you have to shut off the 240hz truemotion to stop the TV from showing 3d or cardboard cut outs when watching a movie or tv. This is great for sports, but watching a movie makes it seem fake or we are watching the real production of it. There is truly a 3D effect as the people in focus are popping out.
Can some please share their recommend settings for best picture?

Thanks in advance.
I will post more review when I play with the TV more.
post #158 of 3040
For all those who want a base setting, here is one. This is posted on CNET and I followed it to have pretty good result.

So, far the TV is great. Sharp clear and a blast to have. Still great on top of my fireplace.

Picture menu:
Aspect ratio: Just Size
Energy Saving: Off
Picture Mode: Expert 2
Backlight: 44
Contrast: 90
Brightness: 54
H Sharpness: 50
V Sharpness: 50
Color: 50
Tint: 0

--Expert control menu
Dynamic contrast: Off
Noise reduction: Off
Gamma: Low
Black level: Low
Real Cinema: On
TruMotion 240Hz: Off
Color Standard: HD [grayed out]
Color Gamut: Standard
Edge Enhancer: Off
xvYCC: Auto [grayed out]
OPC: Off
Expert Pattern: Off [grayed out]
Color Filter: Off

White balance: Warm
Method: 10 point IRE
Pattern: Outer
IRE: [see below]
Luminance: 137

-- 10 point IRE calibration
IRE: [Red, Green, Blue results, respectively, for each IRE point]
100 [13, -1, -50]
90 [16, -2, -46]
80 [18, -10, -45]
70 [15, -9, -39]
60 [8, -13, -35]
50 [6, -15, -33]
40 [-5, -22, -35]
30 [1, -16, -25]
20 [-10, -20, -24]
10 [-5, -10, -14]

Color management system
Red color: 0
Red tint: 0
Green color: 0
Green tint: -1
Blue color: 0
Blue tint: 0
Yellow color: 0
Yellow tint: -1
Cyan color: 0
Cyan tint: 0
Magenta color: 0
Magenta tint: -1
post #159 of 3040
How do you conduct the 10 Point IRE Calibration?
Thanks
post #160 of 3040
you can look at this:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1029594
post #161 of 3040
It looks like this set may have been discontinued after all. It's no longer on the Best Buy web site, so it's likely stores won't be getting any more stock. And almost no one else seems to have stock either.
post #162 of 3040
Amazon had them listed yesterday for a pretty penny.
post #163 of 3040
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Originally Posted by gqfrommars View Post

you can look at this:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1029594

That's about what to do once you get there.

The real question is how do your get to there to the menu that has adjustments for every 10 IRE?
post #164 of 3040
Set your Picture Mode to Expert1 or 2 - Drop down the Menu to where it says Expert - Click on it - then drop down further in this menu to where you have the choice of 2 or 10IRE.
post #165 of 3040
As of 12/19 they are available from www. Sonicelectronicx .com

Sorry, I am not allowed to embed URL's yet and can't give you the full URL.

They have become very difficult to find!

Regards,
Gordo
post #166 of 3040
I just installed my 55LHX wall mount, from monoprice and wired it through an Onkyo tx-sr607 and it seems to be perfect so far. There is some clouding, but that seems native to any screen that is locally dimmed. I am kind of a newbie, but I haven't noticed anything wrong with connectivity or picture quality thus far. It does look like BBuy has stopped stocking the TV, which seems troubling. I bought mine online and never got an option to buy an extended service plan, so I will definitely have to go into the store to buy one. Because if this thing gets wacky, I want to return it. Its great from all angles, I didn't notice any picture quality loss from the sides. 240Hz seems pretty fine, I put mine on LOW rather than High so it didn't seem too jerky. HD Digital Cable from Brighthouse Cable down here in FLA, is really great. Blu Ray on my new Samsung BDp-3600 is fabulous. I wish I had purchased PS3 as a BluRay instead though. Does anyone want to buy a new Samsung BD P-3600? It streams Netflix and Pandora? Any interest?
post #167 of 3040
What's this? we need to buy credits to actually list something for sale on AVS? that's wack. If anyone wants a Samsung BD P-3600, PM me or email me Photothug@mac.com.
post #168 of 3040
Got mine this weekend at Best Buy. Last one BB had in Atlanta...it was even the last display unit. They knocked off $400 and threw in the warrenty. I was going to get it anyway but I kept playing up how worried I was since it has been discontinued and BB stopped selling it and that it was a display model.
post #169 of 3040
I was in PC Richards yesterday- a well known NYC area chain. I asked about this set.

Salesman looked it up and said that they had placed a large order that had been pulled when LG suddenly ceased making them available.

What could have happened?
post #170 of 3040
I talked to an LG tech today and she said that the LHX had not been discontinued. We had a 55LHX hung last week, complete with a new Denon amp, BD390 Bluray, etc etc. The picture was perfect - crisp, clear, black blacks. No issues except with trying to watch Dish VOD with an HDMI cable. Hit "system on" this am and everything came on except for the screen. It wouldn't even display the menu or input selector. Ran through possible scenarios with the LG tech people and the final answer was to have a tech look at it. LG doesn't have techs in the area ( strange, since we're outside Ft Worth) so an authorized repair center will have to pick it up and take it back to the shop. Not thrilled at the moment...
post #171 of 3040
ok so i have been doing research and committed to buying this tv and had a bit of trouble getting a hold of one...finally my 55lhx is on the way...bought from monitoroutlet.com...killer deal...$2897 free tax and shipping!!! eat that sammie 8500...may need some help with some set up so in advance thanks!
post #172 of 3040
Did it show that it was trying to connect to the media box?
If that shows, it may not be the tv, but the issue resides on the media box.

I am assuming you have the media box on and right infront of the TV for testing.
post #173 of 3040
I really wanted to keep this TV, but I have to return it for the following reasons:

1- As you can see from the picture below, ocassionally, this black rectangular "shadow" appears on the upper right hand side of the screen. To me, this appears to be a dimming problem, but I'm no expert. Any thoughts on what this might be?



2- Also ocassionally, but somewhat frequently, when playing DVD's (mostly Blue Ray) a band of ripplely "waves" appear on the bottom portion of the screen and kind of travel about half way up the screen before they dissapear. It kind of seems as if there were signal interferance although the media box is directly under the TV in an open space, and it shows a strong signal when I press the information button on the remote.

3- The overall image quality is not as impressive as the Samsung 8500. I saw these two TVs side by side, and no matter how much I tried to tune the LHX, the 8500 just had a crisper, brighter image.

I was going to return this one and get another one instead as I can get a display model for $2,300 (or a new one for $2,600), but I'm thinking of getting an 8500 instead, although it's a bit more expensive.

4- I also noticed a flickering effect on the right side edge of the screen as shown on the image below, but I'm not sure if it was just due to an issue with a particular channel as it didn't show when I channed the channel.



5- It has been discontinued! This worries me. Why would a top of the line TV be discontinued just a few months after it was introduced? There has to be an underlining issue.
post #174 of 3040
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Originally Posted by best1080plcd View Post


5- It has been discontinued! This worries me. Why would a top of the line TV be discontinued just a few months after it was introduced? There has to be an underlining issue.

LG announced new displays at CES yesterday: LG presents 39 new LCD HDTVs, most with NetCast, some with 3D. Click on the "show press release" link for full details.

Also on Engadget: LG to ship HDTVs with WHDI wireless technology baked in.
post #175 of 3040
Well, the 55LHX is till in the shop. LG shut their parts department down over the holidays to setup a new computer system...a system that doesn't seem to work. I was assured, by a supervisor, that my parts would be overnighted to the repair center on Monday. Unfortunately, they a) shipped the parts 2nd Day air and b) they shipped the wrong parts (supposedly due to problems with their new computer system). I contacted the Executive Help rep and was told that their new system was frought with problems and that I should never have been told that they could overnight the part because "we don't have the capability to overnight". Since it was 3:30 on Wednesday, they couldn't send the right parts until Thursday, at the earliest. As of Friday, we haven't received the parts and aren't sure if they'll be here on Monday. To complicate matters, LG doesn't have tech reps in the Dallas/Ft Worth metroplex and I'm having to deal with an authorized service center that hauled my TV off in a rickety old panel van. I, unfortunately, purchased this from DataVision and they're referring all repairs to LG. I also purchased the Square Trade wextended warranty, however, it doesn't kick in while the manufacturer's warranty is in effect. LG has managed to turn someone who was a big cheerleader for them into a disgruntled customer. The mere idea that a company, as big as LG, can't ship a part overnight amazes me...
post #176 of 3040
Like best1080plcd above, I have been noticing some screen distortion and I am trying to ignore it, since I paid $3000 for this thing, I don't want to see problems on it.

I get the distortion on the bottom half of the screen occassionally while watching 1080i content from a DVR, which has been replaced (I had the same problem with a different DVR), and I also see it in the top 4 inches or so of the screen sometimes, when the picture were watching is panning left or right.

I bought mine from BB online, I took delivery on Dec. 18th, so returning it with their regular return policy doesn't seem possible. My wireless box is right underneath the screen with nothing blocking and there should be nothing interfering.

I wall mounted mine too. Other than that, the picture seems great, but when you buy the top of the line, you want the top of the line. I love the wireless box idea, but I don't think they have perfected it yet. This is really disappointing.

I don't know what to do...any advice?
post #177 of 3040
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Originally Posted by Photothug View Post

Like best1080plcd above, I have been noticing some screen distortion and I am trying to ignore it, since I paid $3000 for this thing, I don't want to see problems on it.

I get the distortion on the bottom half of the screen occassionally while watching 1080i content from a DVR, which has been replaced (I had the same problem with a different DVR), and I also see it in the top 4 inches or so of the screen sometimes, when the picture were watching is panning left or right.

I bought mine from BB online, I took delivery on Dec. 18th, so returning it with their regular return policy doesn't seem possible. My wireless box is right underneath the screen with nothing blocking and there should be nothing interfering.

I wall mounted mine too. Other than that, the picture seems great, but when you buy the top of the line, you want the top of the line. I love the wireless box idea, but I don't think they have perfected it yet. This is really disappointing.

I don't know what to do...any advice?

I initially bough mine in October, but I returned it in November as it was having the "rippely waves" issue that I mentioned above. I thought that the problem was probably particular to that set, and decided to buy another one at BB in Nov. as I got it $300 cheaper than the previous one. The BB holiday return policy states that most items can be returned up until January 31st, and I'm pretty sure that it applies to TVs as well. I've been procrastinating a little bit as I still have some time left, but I'm definitely taking it back! Although you bought yours online, I'd guess that the same return policy would apply, so you might want to check on that.
post #178 of 3040
For those debating this tv vs the sammy, I just picked up the 8500 for 3300 shipped from abt.com (had to call for that price). FYI. Just informing for those making the decision. There's still a price disparity, but it's not nearly the $1400 it used to be. The TV should be arriving early next week so I have no info on quality yet.

GL all.
post #179 of 3040
For the 55LHX owners:

Does the media box have a HDMI output? I am thinking of purchasing this TV only because it (and the 55LH85) have a separate media box which is my primary requirement (quality is of secondary concern). I don't care for the wireless connection and would prefer a wired connection as I'll be hiding the media box in a cabinet in the room behind the TV. So there is no direct line-of-sight for the media box.

So can the media box be connected to the TV by a HDMI cable and can I point the remote at the TV and switch inputs on the media box, while the picture is sent to the TV via the HDMI out?
post #180 of 3040
The PDF provided has all the specs...good luck

http://www.lge.com/us/tv-audio-video...d-tv-55LHX.jsp
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