Originally Posted by mrpergo
Just ordered the 46LD550 on Monday and I'll pick it up Saturday.
I'm upgrading my office TV from a Westy LVM37w1 to the LG. (very excited)
One feed will be from my PC via HDMI from my video card (gtx470) and the other from a Directv HD box via HDMI.
Are there any particular settings from the PC ? (PC feed will be for Blu-Ray and gaming)
I thought I would just need to enter the Expert 1 & 2 settings.
Any expert advise Phase700B
I actually have my HTPC connected to HDMI 2 with an ATI HD5450 graphics card. So I do have settings for a PC HDMI connection. However, I've found that the settings are quite different than the "standard" settings I've already posted. I found that it was either change the settings in Windows for my graphics card (which messes up other things) or do special TV HDMI settings for the PC. Soooo.... I have settings for a PC connection, and I can post them, but they may have to be changed for your particular card.
That said, you can try one of the settings for HDMI Expert 1 or Expert 2 as a start( I did), but my graphics card had a color shift towards green for some reason, which I compensated for.
Try the Expert 1 settings when you get to it, and let us know how it plays out, or if you need some tweaking advice. There may be changes in brightness, contrast, and color levels at the very least. By the way, when you start entering settings, this TV gives you the option to transfer whatever you entered to ALL other inputs. I found this useful as it gives you a "ball park" starting point for all the HDMI, and OTA/CAble Picture modes.
Also, for DirecTV you can try the HDMI Expert1 or 2 settings, however, you may need to make changes for brightness,contrast, and color. For some reason, DirecTV, Dish, and some other set top boxes can have much different video signal levels than, say, a DVD or Blu-ray disk player.
Actually, I have settings for each of the Preset Picture Modes that I have not posted yet (except for "Cinema" OTA/Cable which is posted). All the presets are waaaayyy to high in backlight, and most other settings to give a decent picture. If I get enough response, I can post them also. I basically set up Game,Sport, Cinema,Standard, and Vivid up in increasing brightness as I step up from Expert1 in the Q.Menu feature of the TV. This way, if my wife or I want to have a brighter picture if there is a flood of daylight, we can easily step up to a picture mode that works for the current lighting conditions. Some owners may want to have special settings for the Game mode also, if they do have a game system they are using.
If this sounds confusing, after you get your TV, get familiar with it for a few days, and you'll know about Q.Menu and these other Picture modes.
Also, remember, let your TV run for at least 30-40 minutes before making any setting changes since the CCFL backlight will be "warmed" up about then.