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post #271 of 1507
Thanks for the thorough comments Justeve...

I got this set last night and I'm afraid to say, I'm 90% sure its going back. The only thing that would be holding me back from returning it is the hassle of repacking it and deciding on another set, but I have a month to get around to it.

What this made me realize, is that, when I do return it, I'm not leaving the store without another set in my hand. It's like night and day, compared to the 2006 Viewsonic LCD I was using. The difference is so extreme-- I'd say it's almost like when I upgraded from CRT to LCD.

I actually like the set, love it really. I'd recommend it to anyone who has $1100 (CDN) to drop on a TV and doesn't want to do a lot of comparison shopping. I also think that this set will keep you well-equipped for a good few years to come (vs. a CCFL set).

I am mostly a fan of TruMotion-- it's different than what we're all used to, but I think its definitely the future so we'd better get used to it, eventually this effect will be standard on TVs and it won't be disableable. Watching HD movies with this, they have a totally different feel. It felt like I was watching a movie shot as a reality TV show. Kind of funny, but also kind of neat.

Also, another note on picture: I have the IPS panel. I do see minor bleed on a totally dark screen on the left half of the screen. I notice it because I looked for it, most people wouldn't. I expected this, so it's not a deal breaker for me. I expect this on any consumer-grade equipment right now. If I was spending $2500, then I would not expect it. Viewing angles - superb. Contrast in general, was also phenomenal.

But why would I return it? The price/features just don't add up for me. I definitely needed an upgrade from what I have. But I can get a 120 Hz CCFL set that has pretty awesome picture for $700. There are even 42" LED LCDs out there for around $700-$800 now.

Also, in terms of features, the Wi-Fi and Internet access on this TV is nothing to speak of. It still feels a little too experimental. I'd rather just plug in a USB drive when I want to watch downloaded movies, I'm not a big downloaded movie fan anyway. The built-in media player is poor, slow, and not a good user experience. Canadian users, despite having Netflix access in our country now, don't have it activated on this TV yet.

If it's time for an upgrade and you're not too picky about $900 vs. $1000 vs. $1100, I'd recommend this set to anyone. The way I see it, the approximate $300 I'll be saving is something I would rather put into a new receiver or laptop. Then I could sell my next set in a year or two and THEN buy an LCD LED, when they are cheaper and the extra features like Internet are more "polished". I wouldn't call myself a total videophile, but I am discerning.

I am going to take a look at the LG 42LD520 and some other sets soon and decide what I'll do based on what I see.
post #272 of 1507
So I'm considering the LG to replace a Samsung un55c6300 which replaced a Sony ex700.

So far, the Sony had terrible off-angle viewing and horrible artifacting. Sent it back.

The Samsung overcame the artifacting, has much better off-angle viewing (albeit not fantastic, but totally livable), but has introduced a new issue - color streaking on high contrast edges.

So, I'm reading here that the issues with LG are:
Possible lip-sync problem while watching DVD/BD/STB due to lag of the TV (which seems worse than others at ~90ms). Video drop-out of BD/DVD content. Terrible input lag that makes video games difficult. Any others?

So, it's a trade off. One issue for a different one. I guess I'm trying to decide if the input lag and possible lip sync issues are more severe or acceptable than the color streaking on my current Samsung. Unfortunately, I worry about both of the LG issues (input lag and lip sync) since the tv would be used for DVD/BD content and Wii playing as well.

Any thoughts? Am I just better off with the Samsung or are people generally pretty happy with their LG sets? I know this is all subjective, but I never dreamed that getting a new TV would be such a PITA...
post #273 of 1507
Returned my original 42" with a VA panel today. This is a TV for the bedroom, and that particular set had the "flashlight" effect going in a couple corners. No good for a dark room!

The IPS panel out of the box looks better than the VA did. Even using Kinkling's settings (which did make me question exchanging the first set). Best of all, no "flashlighting"!

My first set was obviously newer; I wasn't required to upgrade the firmware, like I was on the IPS. Hopefully LG isn't only releasing VA panels from now on.

Thanks for all the info in this thread, all.
post #274 of 1507
Thread Starter 
I can only speak to the model with the IPS screen so here goes

I've never experienced any lip synch between my time warner cable, xbox 360 or PS3 but I have all optical audio connections running to my receiver and hdmi going to the screen.

In terms of video lag I have mine set to game mode for the 360 and did the input label change to pc for my ps3. I had a sony lcd 1080p set the kdl xbr2 and this tv when tuned properly has a considerable less amount of lag. I've played MLB 10 the show on it and all the commands are spot on timing wise which is a pretty good test of lag accuracy in a game situation.

In the end it's your choice, but if you set this thing up correctly it's an absolute monster of a picture, everyone that has seen my tv has said it's the best looking thing they've ever seen.

I also just use the various different user setting that people here have posted...definitely good results!


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Originally Posted by netslacker View Post

So I'm considering the LG to replace a Samsung un55c6300 which replaced a Sony ex700.

So far, the Sony had terrible off-angle viewing and horrible artifacting. Sent it back.

The Samsung overcame the artifacting, has much better off-angle viewing (albeit not fantastic, but totally livable), but has introduced a new issue - color streaking on high contrast edges.

So, I'm reading here that the issues with LG are:
Possible lip-sync problem while watching DVD/BD/STB due to lag of the TV (which seems worse than others at ~90ms). Video drop-out of BD/DVD content. Terrible input lag that makes video games difficult. Any others?

So, it's a trade off. One issue for a different one. I guess I'm trying to decide if the input lag and possible lip sync issues are more severe or acceptable than the color streaking on my current Samsung. Unfortunately, I worry about both of the LG issues (input lag and lip sync) since the tv would be used for DVD/BD content and Wii playing as well.

Any thoughts? Am I just better off with the Samsung or are people generally pretty happy with their LG sets? I know this is all subjective, but I never dreamed that getting a new TV would be such a PITA...
post #275 of 1507
Ordered a 32LE5400 after reading a thread on this forum about how the LE5400s only used IPS Panels.. I guess they were wrong.

I know Newegg was out of stock on these screens on the 22nd... I ordered it on the 30th, What do you think my chances of getting an IPS panel are?

Considering its coming from a massive warehouse and their Live Chat is currently closed (or not working for me) I don't really think I have a choice.. Now I'm just worried.

EDIT: Just emailed them as thats the only service I can contact them on as they're closed with everything else.. Lets hope someone at customer service sees it and is feeling helpful
post #276 of 1507
Is there a way to use the picture wizard for Expert 2? Every time I use it, it just calibrates for Expert 1.
post #277 of 1507
Finally got a chance to see a LE5400 model at Sears. They had the 55" version on display and sale. It was a great opportunity to see it next the Samsung 55C650 which is a model I've considered. Both tvs looked great even through the Sears feed. Loved how thin the LG looked though the stand looks a little cheap. Tried looking at both tvs at an off angle and the LG does look very good, but Samsung didn't look too bad but the LG had the better picture. The C650 was $300 cheaper and the picture looked so good, it could be mistaken for a led model. I hadn't considered a tv in this size range, but with prices dropping it's very tempting. Anyone else compared these two models? What did you think?
post #278 of 1507
How come there's no option to adjust the picture when using Netflix or Vudu?
post #279 of 1507
So what is the general concensus on this series? I am looking to get a new LCD and the Samsungs seem to be the same old story with panel versions.

This set seems to not be plagued with any serious issues. Just looking for a tv for watch Blu Ray and HDTV on. No gaming at all. Thanks
post #280 of 1507
Quote:
Originally Posted by netslacker View Post

So I'm considering the LG to replace a Samsung un55c6300 which replaced a Sony ex700.

So far, the Sony had terrible off-angle viewing and horrible artifacting. Sent it back.

The Samsung overcame the artifacting, has much better off-angle viewing (albeit not fantastic, but totally livable), but has introduced a new issue - color streaking on high contrast edges.

So, I'm reading here that the issues with LG are:
Possible lip-sync problem while watching DVD/BD/STB due to lag of the TV (which seems worse than others at ~90ms). Video drop-out of BD/DVD content. Terrible input lag that makes video games difficult. Any others?

So, it's a trade off. One issue for a different one. I guess I'm trying to decide if the input lag and possible lip sync issues are more severe or acceptable than the color streaking on my current Samsung. Unfortunately, I worry about both of the LG issues (input lag and lip sync) since the tv would be used for DVD/BD content and Wii playing as well.

Any thoughts? Am I just better off with the Samsung or are people generally pretty happy with their LG sets? I know this is all subjective, but I never dreamed that getting a new TV would be such a PITA...


I cannot comment on the audio lag, I have not experienced it.

The video dropout only seemed to happen in 1080p60 mode and that was only on 2 of the TVs I tested. My current one does not experience it. If you have it I would trade it.

the Input lag I can tell you is very VERY bad for a Wii on COMPOSITE cables. the LE5400 is horrible slow for 480i input. I bought the Wii COMPONENT cable (thank you monoprice.com) and the lag is very playable unless you are hardcore. The only place I really feel it is in Dance Dance Revolution but even then if I nail the step I get a perfect, I just have less margin of error.
Also make sure you are in game mode and label the input as PC to minimize lag but the component cable is required for the Wii on this TV.

-DO
post #281 of 1507
Nevermind. I found out how to adjust the pic. Click Q Menu only it doesnt have as many options to adjust as in being in HDMI mode.
post #282 of 1507
Got this today, absolutely loving it..

32LE5400

Colors are amazing, no bleeding or messed up backlight.. AUSWLNR (So I am assuming IPS)

I watched a few BluRays earlier and the color / quality was great.. No Lipsyncing issue from what people have said earlier.

Really the only thing I dislike right now is the delay.. Its noticeable (though I can't put a number on it) but it seems like its more of the type of delay I just have to get used to after using a monitor for console / pc gaming for so long.. It isn't anything that ruins the gameplay by any means, I just notice it a little when I'm playing FPS games on PC.

Also no one has talked about the sweet edge :P, I have this sitting on my desk and (from the newegg pictures) you wouldn't see it but it has a clear edge.

post #283 of 1507
WOW- great thread- especially the bit about the IPS panel information - that will help me most certainly when I go to BB to pick mine up tomorrow.

I'm an LG fan. My first (and current) hdtv set is an lg 42LB1DR - a 2006-era LG lcd panel, with a built-in DVR. Sadly, the DVR has required so many repairs by the big box boys, my set qualifies for a replacement of some sort. I'm chipping in a few bucks and upgrading to this set. (and uh, getting a Tivo, since my old set had the dvr inside...).

Based on what I've seen the difference between what I have now (42" old-style lcd panel) going to the 47" led-lcd panel will be almost like when I went from my 27" crt TV to hdtv. The old set only went to 720p. BUT-- despite my particular set's service woes, I really like LG's technology, display quality, and feature set.

Will the big box boys get upset, when they bring the new box out to the front of the store-- if I don't see the "W" in the 4th position of the product code? Will they think I'm NUTS?

I'll report back with my experience.
post #284 of 1507
Picked it up today. I am quite excited. I was also relieved when, as the big box was hauled to the door for me, I read "AUSW..." on the box.

Will give my own detailed report about the TV tonight, perhaps.
post #285 of 1507
I'm still getting lip sync issues when playing DVDs with my 55LE5400 set. Some DVDs will have this problem consistently throughout the movie, whereas with other DVDs it'll only happen in one or two scenes total. Any suggestions for getting this problem fixed?
post #286 of 1507
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Originally Posted by caseybea View Post

Picked it up today. I am quite excited. I was also relieved when, as the big box was hauled to the door for me, I read "AUSW..." on the box.

Will give my own detailed report about the TV tonight, perhaps.

Is there any information the 47LES5400 are only an IPS sets or can the 47" be both. Any 47" non IPS owners out there?
post #287 of 1507
If it helps--- my 47LE5400, picked up today and is an AUSW (IPS) - has a manufactured date sticker of "September 2010".
post #288 of 1507
There are a few posts in this thread about people having trouble with DD 5.1 over the Digital Audio Out optical connection. For DivX video files encoded with 5.1 audio, does the set output the DD 5.1 stream over the optical connection to an AV receiver for:

1. Video played from a USB flash drive plugged into the set?

2. Video streamed from a DLNA PC?

Or does it just send 2 channel stereo to the reciever?

Any experiences with this would be appreciated. Thanks!
post #289 of 1507
That genius Phase700B has recently updated the settings I stole for the 5400; I had tried to split the difference between his warm and cool numbers, but he did it scientifically

So these aren't terribly different from what I posted before, but they do warm it up a bit and make it less green, to my eyes.

For HDMI 1 Input
ISF Expert 1

Backlight 32 (28-38)
Contrast 80 (76-84)
Brightness 52 (48-54)
H. Sharpness 62
V. Sharpness 58
Color 44
Tint R1

Expert Control
Dynamic Contrast Off
Noise Reduction Off
Dig Noise Reduct. Off
Black Level Low
Color Gamut BT709
Color Temperature Warm
Gamma 2.2
Method 10 Point IRE

Luminance 125 @ IRE 100
IRE Adj. Points R, G, B
100 0, 2, -3
90 3, 1, -14
80 2, 1, -10
70 3, -1, -16
60 -1, -3, -16
50 3, -2, -14
40 2, -4, -14
30 0, -4, -10
20 2, 0, -11
10 0, -1, -6
0 0, -1, -4

Color Man. System:
Red Color -19
Red Tint -3
Green Color -5
Green Tint -6
Blue Color -7
Blue Tint -2
Yellow Color 6
Yellow Tint -11
Cyan Color -3
Cyan Tint -1
Magenta Color -10
Magenta Tint 6
post #290 of 1507
Love the set - I've been playing for a day. Tried some of the color suggestions throughout the thread- made some minor tweaks of my own but for the most part, it's awesome. The tweakability of the display is impressive. I could spend a week fiddling with it.

Compared to me 42 LCD from 4 years ago, it's a fantastic upgrade.
post #291 of 1507
Is the screen on the LG 47LE5400 mattte or glossy? I can't seem to find that information.
post #292 of 1507
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Originally Posted by badvideo View Post

Is the screen on the LG 47LE5400 mattte or glossy? I can't seem to find that information.

Matte
post #293 of 1507
Is the internet access (i.e.e, netflix) worth it on this set? Or should I just stick with the tivo-based netflix I have there?
post #294 of 1507
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Originally Posted by caseybea View Post

Is the internet access (i.e.e, netflix) worth it on this set? Or should I just stick with the tivo-based netflix I have there?

I haven't found a better way to access Netfix. Very nice, use it all the time.
post #295 of 1507
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Originally Posted by caseybea View Post

Is the internet access (i.e.e, netflix) worth it on this set? Or should I just stick with the tivo-based netflix I have there?

I thought instant watch on netflix would work the same regardless of device, but I find my samsung blu ray provides a noticeably more stable connection to netflix and vudu versus my lg TV w/ netcast. Not sure if its just coincidence or what but thats my experience so doesn't hurt to give it a try and see if u notice a difference for better or worse.
post #296 of 1507
Does anyone know if lg plans to do a netcast update and add more then 4 apps?My Roku on my other tv has a 100?
What about a search function on netflix?Kinda weird there is no search funtion?Isn't it as simple as writing some code and doing an update?thanks...
ps this is for a 32le5400...which I love
post #297 of 1507
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Originally Posted by maddog510 View Post

Matte

Quote:
Originally Posted by badvideo View Post

Is the screen on the LG 47LE5400 mattte or glossy? I can't seem to find that information.

If the LE5400 has the same screen treatment as a LE5300, reflections are still noticeable in dark scenes. It's nowhere near as bad as a glossy screen, but something to be aware of before buying.
post #298 of 1507
Yesterday my girl and I bought the 42LE5400 and so far we love it. Just using a standard cable box and Netflix. Movies look great, cannot wait to get HD hooked up this Friday and a Blu Ray player connected. Off axis viewing is good. Have not tweaked it yet but will. Love the input selection and the overall design of the tv. Thanks for all the settings guys.
post #299 of 1507
Anybody compare this tv to the 7300 sold by Sams? The 7300 has a glossy screen and no internet apps I believe in comparison to the 5400.
post #300 of 1507
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Originally Posted by PaulGuy4 View Post

I'm still getting lip sync issues when playing DVDs with my 55LE5400 set. Some DVDs will have this problem consistently throughout the movie, whereas with other DVDs it'll only happen in one or two scenes total. Any suggestions for getting this problem fixed?

I played a movie on the USB input last night and experienced a serious issue with audio sync, specifically audio lagging the video. Everything starts fine - the movie begins with audio and video in sync. However, as the movie plays the audio very slowly starts to lag the video. The audio lag gets progressively worse the longer the movie plays. About one hour into a two hour movie the audio lag is definitely noticeable and very distracting. Even my son said "it is lagging".

What have others experienced? What has LG done to solve this issue?
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