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post #121 of 1547
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Originally Posted by rotoscope View Post

I just bought a 32LD450 for my bedroom. I checked the back grill and it does say LG Display on the sticker, so it looks like another IPS panel for this series.

I have an Olevia 747i in the living room. While I thought that the 747i wasn't doing so much processing wise, in comparison it was doing a lot for my SD sources.

But, HD is looking good on the LG and I haven't finished testing out or configuring things yet. I'm particularly interested to see how well the Real Cinema mode works. I guess that it's a 48kHz mode, hope so at least.

not an expert in all this but it seems like LG changed who does the SD Demodulation, in pic above it says Sanyo and on my 37LH30 it says UCA36AL

I thought my 37LH30 did SD quality pretty good, not sure who Saturn 7 is either

post #122 of 1547
if anyone finds the sound not so great try Cinema mode setting and turn up treble to 85
post #123 of 1547
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Originally Posted by jangaboo View Post

not an expert in all this but it seems like LG changed who does the SD Demodulation, in pic above it says Sanyo and on my 37LH30 it says UCA36AL

I thought my 37LH30 did SD quality pretty good, not sure who Saturn 7 is either

Thanks for the pictures, interesting stuff. I'm no expert in that regard either, though. Perhaps somebody can chime in. Hopefully I'll try out the IR codes soon.

Though, slightly related, I just tried out my Playstation 2 via component and it looked good. Then, I put it through an HD Box Pro upscaling box out to VGA. That was an improvement, and the LG did just fine at handling the signal at 1920x1080 at 60hz.

Also, I tested my Oppo DV-980H DVD player via HDMI. I tried a 1080p PAL signal and it worked. Then, I tried a 576i PAL signal and that worked too. It's even displaying it as such when hitting the INFO button on the LG remote. I'm not sure if it's that big of a deal among modern TVs, but it seems the LD450 line works with PAL just fine.
post #124 of 1547
anyone notice the TV bounces on the stand? seems like TV sways side to side easily when touched

I took it apart thinking i hadn't properly torqued the screws but everything was fine, maybe its supposed to snap in first?
post #125 of 1547
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Originally Posted by jangaboo View Post

anyone notice the TV bounces on the stand? seems like TV sways side to side easily when touched

I took it apart thinking i hadn't properly torqued the screws but everything was fine, maybe its supposed to snap in first?

My stand feels well secured to the set but the whole thing wobbles a fair amount when it's pushed or pulled from the top. My stand isn't secured to the surface, but the base stays in place.
post #126 of 1547
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Originally Posted by jangaboo View Post

got into Service Menu using the 00018 and 00019 code found on this page http://lgusb.wikispaces.com/Universal+Remote+Hack

Using what remote?
post #127 of 1547
Managed to finally crack into the Service Menu (to turn on the USB ports ability to play mkv files, turn on the THX modes, etc - will have to remeasure these modes to see if color is more accurate!)). Yup, definitely an AUO panel. Says so in there....
post #128 of 1547
Rotoscope, yes exactly wobbling

Pbc, Remote is labeled Shaw (my cable provider)

this person who ran the input lag tests on his 32LD350 I contacted on PSN and he also has an AUO panel, the input lag results he has are good http://shoryuken.com/f177/new-defini...ml#post9158230

Pbc, what model # is your TV? 37LD350?
post #129 of 1547
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Originally Posted by pbc View Post

Using what remote?

work with HAMA 12047
setup for 3 sec then tv, code 0119, short shift, short ok, short shift.
after that shift for 3 sec, then -/-- on hama
use remote from tv enter 0413 and you have service mode for lg ld450
post #130 of 1547
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Originally Posted by jangaboo View Post

rotoscope, yes exactly wobbling

pbc, remote is labeled shaw (my cable provider)

this person who ran the input lag tests on his 32ld350 i contacted on psn and he also has an auo panel, the input lag results he has are good http://shoryuken.com/f177/new-defini...ml#post9158230

pbc, what model # is your tv? 37ld350?

37ld450...
post #131 of 1547
I just setup a 37LD450 in my bedroom. I am using a Dish Network HD receiver (in the dual mode) connected via coax. The picture quality is horrible compared to my Panasonic in the living room. I called Dish and they claimed that is was due to using the same receiver in dual mode and that the only way to remedy it would be to get another receiver for the second television. I decided to just deal with the picture quality at that point. The main problem now is every time there is a significant display of blacks on the screen there will be an annoying buzz coming from the set. Does anyone know how to fix this?
post #132 of 1547
So to get some clarification...is it confirmed if the 42" version is an IPS panel?

Related to that, is there anyone that can attest to the input lag, either tested or just from playing videogames on it?

I saw the link about the 32" LG that had an IPS panel and it had OK input lag, and the 37" that had less than stellar input lag. But I'm wondering where the 42" falls into all this.
post #133 of 1547
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Originally Posted by nathan118 View Post

So to get some clarification...is it confirmed if the 42" version is an IPS panel?

Related to that, is there anyone that can attest to the input lag, either tested or just from playing videogames on it?

I saw the link about the 32" LG that had an IPS panel and it had OK input lag, and the 37" that had less than stellar input lag. But I'm wondering where the 42" falls into all this.

I've played games on my 32" IPS via component->HD Box Pro->VGA and via HDMI. I haven't been able to notice input lag. The HD Box Pro is supposed to be without lag, apparently.

I also just got to the service menu, not to mention I found out that In_Stop resets your TV's settings (except for my service menu changes, it seems). I also seem to be running slightly older firmware.

Is there anything else that can be enabled for the LD450 aside from what's been mentioned?
post #134 of 1547
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Originally Posted by nathan118 View Post

So to get some clarification...is it confirmed if the 42" version is an IPS panel?

Related to that, is there anyone that can attest to the input lag, either tested or just from playing videogames on it?

I saw the link about the 32" LG that had an IPS panel and it had OK input lag, and the 37" that had less than stellar input lag. But I'm wondering where the 42" falls into all this.

was it the link i posted to the Shoryuken forum? i contacted that person on Playstation Network and he said it was an AUO panel after he checked the back grill

I don't have a CRT monitor to check input lag on my 42" but i have been happy with its gaming results on 360 and PS3 (street fighter 2 HD + bad company 2 on ps3 and bad company 1 on 360 all look and play great)
post #135 of 1547
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Originally Posted by jangaboo View Post

was it the link i posted to the Shoryuken forum? i contacted that person on Playstation Network and he said it was an AUO panel after he checked the back grill

I don't have a CRT monitor to check input lag on my 42" but i have been happy with its gaming results on 360 and PS3 (street fighter 2 HD + bad company 2 on ps3 and bad company 1 on 360 all look and play great)

Yup, that's the one I was looking at. But very good to know your 42" plays well! This tv is quickly moving to the top of my list.
post #136 of 1547
So we have conflicting input lag reports then. If the 32" inch on the shoruyken forums was consistently 17ms of lag, but then someone in this thread says a european 37" was more consistently 50ms....and it sounds like they're both AUO panels....what's up? I thought the explanation might be that the 32" is IPS, but if they're both AUO, then there is either something wrong with one of the tests, or the european model is different?
post #137 of 1547
Took me FOUR walmarts today to find a 42"! geez!

Been playing with it for a couple hours, and so far I'm impressed. Mostly spent testing out ps3 games. Game mode/input lag seem fine on this tv. Was playing the show '10 demo and was able to hit the pitching meter pretty easily (except for when I sucked at it). I remember reading reports of people where the lag was so bad they couldn't do the pitching meter at all (on OTHER tvs, not this one).

Need to try out some of the settings in this thread and get it all calibrated for tv and movies still.

Tried to take pictures of the panel up close...but wasn't happening for me. Macro mode....and then what should I be doing?
post #138 of 1547
peek inside with flashlight, sticker should reveal who made panel

post #139 of 1547
Still can't get the picture to work, haha. But looked inside the grill and it says "LG Display." Again, this is on a 42LD450.

I plugged in PBC's settings (even though we have different panels) and it still looks awesome. When I'm bored I'll have to try the others.

So far I'm loving this tv, will just take me a while to get used to LCD. I'm coming from a 34" Tube CRT, and the last two tvs I've tried and returned were plasmas, so I'm very much used to deep blacks. PBC's settings help that though.

Now to mount it on the wall!
post #140 of 1547
Just another panel report; my 46LD550 appears to have a AU Optronics panel. The macro looks pretty close to pbc's closeup and the other AU pics. My camera only does autofocus on macro, which makes it kind of tough to get a good picture.

I guess this makes sense, as LG is not known to make a 46 inch panel.

Interestingly, you can see the panel through the grates on the back, but there are no markings within sight whatsoever. There is just the metal shield.

Colors and black level out of box seem good to me, but, as pbc stated, off angle viewing is not great. No perfect panel, I guess....
post #141 of 1547
Unbelievable. I get the whole thing mounted up on the wall, no problems at all...and when I go to turn it on, no picture!

I get sound, but nothing appears...ever. Not the menus, not the static...I can even change the inputs by memory, and I can hear the XMB of the playstation clicking, but no picture. Took it off the wall, plugged it in again, and still nothing.

Sigh....now I've gone through 2 bad plasmas, and my first bad LCD. It's like I'm not meant to buy a new tv. Arg!
post #142 of 1547
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Originally Posted by nathan118 View Post

Unbelievable. I get the whole thing mounted up on the wall, no problems at all...and when I go to turn it on, no picture!

I get sound, but nothing appears...ever. Not the menus, not the static...I can even change the inputs by memory, and I can hear the XMB of the playstation clicking, but no picture. Took it off the wall, plugged it in again, and still nothing.

Sigh....now I've gone through 2 bad plasmas, and my first bad LCD. It's like I'm not meant to buy a new tv. Arg!

you didn't go into the Service Menu by chance and adjust some settings?

there's a few settings in there that could brick the TV
post #143 of 1547
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Originally Posted by jangaboo View Post

you didn't go into the Service Menu by chance and adjust some settings?

there's a few settings in there that could brick the TV

Nope...was working fine on it's stand, gently laid it face down on the bed to remove the stand and install the wall mount, then hung it on the wall. It didn't get dropped, jostled...nothing. No weird sounds or pops on start up either...just no video at all.

Taking it back to walmart.
post #144 of 1547
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Originally Posted by nathan118 View Post

Nope...was working fine on it's stand, gently laid it face down on the bed to remove the stand and install the wall mount, then hung it on the wall. It didn't get dropped, jostled...nothing. No weird sounds or pops on start up either...just no video at all.

Taking it back to walmart.

interesting

i'll leave mine on and bombard it with games and different inputs for awhile and see how it handles it

there hasn't been much negative remarks on this tv from reading walmart.com and amazon.com reviews....there is one amazon review complaining about black levels which Is unfortunately a characteristic with IPS panels, at least the ones i've seen

and i'm using pbc settings from bottom of page 2, black scenes don't have too much blue in them now which is nice
post #145 of 1547
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Originally Posted by jangaboo View Post

interesting

i'll leave mine on and bombard it with games and different inputs for awhile and see how it handles it

there hasn't been much negative remarks on this tv from reading walmart.com and amazon.com reviews....there is one amazon review complaining about black levels which Is unfortunately a characteristic with IPS panels, at least the ones i've seen

and i'm using pbc settings from bottom of page 2, black scenes don't have too much blue in them now which is nice

I'm thinking that something inside wasn't properly soldered/connected. There could be a single cable that connects to the panel, and in the small movements I made putting it on the wall, it came unplugged and voila, no picture!

Walmart was good with the refund too. Guy took it completely out of the box to check for damage, and there was none, so I got all my money including recycling fee and tax back.
post #146 of 1547
is this a good TV for gaming at $430? (32 inches)

how is the picture?
post #147 of 1547
bump :/
post #148 of 1547
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Originally Posted by KeepRunning View Post

is this a good TV for gaming at $430? (32 inches)

how is the picture?

I believe I can speak for all the 450 owners (even though im buying mine in a month cause im broke!) HELL YES!

if its 17ms or under, than thats fantastic. Im just waiting on someone who recently bought it in this thread to test input lag
post #149 of 1547
Youtube video of LG 42LD450, everything is good except black levels which are shown around 10:00 mark

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ML4TxuA83oQ
post #150 of 1547
I just purchased a 47ld450 for $625 at walmart. It was a display model for 3months so I was able to get what I thought was a good discount..is this the case? I also got an extended 2 years warranty so a 3 year warranty for $65.

I have been trying to figure out the proper calibrations for this tv but I have no idea what all the descriptions mean. I just copied pbc's numbers. The only that that I noticed was that he recommended a lower number brightness as well as a low number backlight. It almost seems too dark for me but I read on other sites how people lower their brightnesses substantially. What is the reason for this? Any advice/help would be much welcomed!
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