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post #31 of 5070
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Originally Posted by Phase700B View Post

I have it connected to my Boston AVR7120 Digital AV receiver and all audio so far has come up Dolby Digital II, unless the particular source is outputing something like mpeg or plain vanilla Dolby Digital. VuDu indicates 5.1 Dolby Digital Plus when connected. Hope this helps.

That was very helpful, thank you.

I have yet to try Vudu, how is the audio/video quality? My TV is on backorder for a month or so. Considering the recent price jump I think my price is worth the wait.
post #32 of 5070
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Originally Posted by Phase700B View Post

I have it connected to my Boston AVR7120 Digital AV receiver and all audio so far has come up Dolby Digital II, unless the particular source is outputing something like mpeg or plain vanilla Dolby Digital. VuDu indicates 5.1 Dolby Digital Plus when connected. Hope this helps.

There are many posts of lip-sync issues on the LG XXLH90 series when the TV is connected via the optical out to an AVR, for example:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...1#post18663791
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...8#post18684328
The "fix" from LG was to turn off DD 5.1 pass thru by default, which seemed to fix the lip-sync problem, at the cost of no DD 5.1.
If you set the TV back to passing thru DD5.1, the lip-sync problems returned.

Do you see any evidence of lip-sync issues when you are seeing DD5.1 being passed thru the TV via the optical out to your AVR,
or has LG fixed the problem on these sets?

And which model do you have - xxLD550, xxLD520, or xxLD650?
Thanks.
post #33 of 5070
So, no help for bricked tv? Does anyone have the factory firmware for a 42ld550?
post #34 of 5070
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Originally Posted by tweaq View Post

So, no help for bricked tv? Does anyone have the factory firmware for a 42ld550?

try posting here http://lg-hack.info/

they talk about some advanced stuff there, probably tell you how to bring tv back to life connecting your pc to it via serial cable
post #35 of 5070
just bought the 32LD550, had to buy online though as it was more expensive in store i hope there is no faults, had to return 2 before this cause of problems (other brands/tvs)
post #36 of 5070
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by rjbu View Post

There are many posts of lip-sync issues on the LG XXLH90 series when the TV is connected via the optical out to an AVR, for example:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...1#post18663791
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...8#post18684328
The "fix" from LG was to turn off DD 5.1 pass thru by default, which seemed to fix the lip-sync problem, at the cost of no DD 5.1.
If you set the TV back to passing thru DD5.1, the lip-sync problems returned.

Do you see any evidence of lip-sync issues when you are seeing DD5.1 being passed thru the TV via the optical out to your AVR,
or has LG fixed the problem on these sets?

And which model do you have - xxLD550, xxLD520, or xxLD650?
Thanks.

I have experienced no lip sync issues using the digital optical out with either OTA TV reception or Blu-ray DVD inputs (HDMI). I can not say if a game system has any lip sync issues as there is no game system connected at this time.
post #37 of 5070
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Originally Posted by Blacklac View Post

That was very helpful, thank you.

I have yet to try Vudu, how is the audio/video quality? My TV is on backorder for a month or so. Considering the recent price jump I think my price is worth the wait.

Congratulations! Can I ask where you ordered from? And, wow, the word must be out on this TV, prices everywhere are now back up to where it was at the beginning of the year. Of course, the upcoming football season probably accounts for some of this. Summer is always a good time to buy a TV, but as soon as it gets close to September.....
post #38 of 5070
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Originally Posted by Phase700B View Post

Congratulations! Can I ask where you ordered from? And, wow, the word must be out on this TV, prices everywhere are now back up to where it was at the beginning of the year. Of course, the upcoming football season probably accounts for some of this. Summer is always a good time to buy a TV, but as soon as it gets close to September.....


football season started 3 weeks ago..you know english premier league

i always thought this set looked great but didnt hear alot of reviews and what about the trumotion ?? how good is it compared to samsungs ??
post #39 of 5070
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Originally Posted by stretford17 View Post

football season started 3 weeks ago..you know english premier league

i always thought this set looked great but didnt hear alot of reviews and what about the trumotion ?? how good is it compared to samsungs ??

TruMotion works very well, I think. With individual settings for judder and blur, a user can select anything from 0 to 10 levels of the processing. I have judder set at 2 and blur at 5 and the picture is smooth, but not overly processed. Very subtle increments can be made with these two settings.

The picture quality was superb viewing some pre-season football games and I tried several settings for both judder and blur. For these sports I did increase judder to 3 and blur to 8 and the picture was next to being there. As always, what looks good to one viewer would not please another.
post #40 of 5070
thank you phase700B

LG is a very reliable brand their products rarely break and the prices...awesome
another thing i like about this set is the matte screen cuz those reflective panels...not for me.
post #41 of 5070
I beg to differ, my 55LD520 came DOA, power board is faulty, the LG responded super quickly and service tech showed up the next day. Once the board is replaced the unit is superb, I don't have any HD package or Bluray but local HD channels and 720p stream from Netflix look great on the TV. This line of TV is still pretty young, so I hope as its customer base grows, there will be more calibration guides available.
post #42 of 5070
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Originally Posted by joeye328 View Post

I beg to differ, my 55LD520 came DOA, power board is faulty, the LG responded super quickly and service tech showed up the next day. Once the board is replaced the unit is superb, I don't have any HD package or Bluray but local HD channels and 720p stream from Netflix look great on the TV. This line of TV is still pretty young, so I hope as its customer base grows, there will be more calibration guides available.

Sorry to hear you got a DOA , but glad you got prompt satisfaction and service from LG.

I have two calibration table in earlier posts of this thread. They are good starting points as each set and lighting conditions will vary by owner. I have tried to stay as close to 6500K as possible and use the "Warm" setting on the TV.

I am working on final adjustments for my ISF Expert2 settings for OTA TV reception. This is the most difficult to do since program material can differ from network to network as well as video levels. That being said, I have even gone to the extent of connecting my DVD player through an RF modulator to see how at least color levels and tint appear compared to the same settings when suing a HDMI connection. The other option is waiting till 3AM in the morning and catching a TV station with the SMPTE pattern up.
post #43 of 5070
So what is the differences between the Judder and Blur setting?
post #44 of 5070
Trying to find this unit in person has been a challenge so far. I went to BB and another local B&M and neither had the 60ld550. BB said they had 100 in the Dallas warehouse but none distributed to any of their 25+ stores in the area. I am interested in seeing this product in person and adding it to my potential list of new television.

BB did have the 46" version and it looked quite nice. The matte screen looked somewhat in between the Sony ex500 and the Sammy c630.
post #45 of 5070
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Originally Posted by Blacklac View Post

So what is the differences between the Judder and Blur setting?

The judder control reduces the amount of "strobe" or jerkiness between video/film frames. Especially when the camera pans or moves across a scene.
The blur control seems to reduce motion smearing of moving objects. Both seem to have some relationship to the frame interpolation processing that newer HDTVs utilize. The process varies between manufacturers and excessive processing like this can add undesirable "soap opera effects" (live TV appearance) to film based media.
post #46 of 5070
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Originally Posted by joeye328 View Post

I beg to differ, my 55LD520 came DOA, power board is faulty, the LG responded super quickly and service tech showed up the next day. Once the board is replaced the unit is superb, I don't have any HD package or Bluray but local HD channels and 720p stream from Netflix look great on the TV. This line of TV is still pretty young, so I hope as its customer base grows, there will be more calibration guides available.

I have this 55LD520 on my list to possibly purchase. Does this screen have a matte finish (so there's no glare)?

Also I keep hearing that the tru motion thing doesn't work that well and most turn this feature off. Is that true (no pun intended

-LelandC
post #47 of 5070
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Originally Posted by dan711 View Post

Trying to find this unit in person has been a challenge so far. I went to BB and another local B&M and neither had the 60ld550. BB said they had 100 in the Dallas warehouse but none distributed to any of their 25+ stores in the area. I am interested in seeing this product in person and adding it to my potential list of new television.

BB did have the 46" version and it looked quite nice. The matte screen looked somewhat in between the Sony ex500 and the Sammy c630.

Does anyone know if and when Coscto will carry the 60LD550 or the 55LD650?
post #48 of 5070
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Originally Posted by rjbu View Post

Does anyone know if and when Coscto will carry the 60LD550 or the 55LD650?


I have a friend that has a Costco membership. I will check on it over the weekend. BB should have them in stores any day now.
post #49 of 5070
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Originally Posted by LelandC View Post

I have this 55LD520 on my list to possibly purchase. Does this screen have a matte finish (so there's no glare)?

Also I keep hearing that the tru motion thing doesn't work that well and most turn this feature off. Is that true (no pun intended

-LelandC



Athough I cannot verify it on the LG website, all the LD series of TVs in any size I have scene have the matte screen.

I think TruMotion when used conservatively, works fine with no objectionable side effects that bother me. There are 10 levels of independent judder and blur adjustment, so a user can set them from from 0 to 10 each. I have judder set to 3 and blur set to 5 or 7 for OTA sports. You can always set up one of the many picture modes available with different levels of TruMotion influence. This TV has a very wide range of adjustments for picture modes and what suits your taste for movies could be one mode and another for sports, one for daytime viewing, and yet another for night time viewing.
post #50 of 5070
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Originally Posted by Phase700B View Post


Athough I cannot verify it on the LG website, all the LD series of TVs in any size I have scene have the matte screen.

I think TruMotion when used conservatively, works fine with no objectionable side effects that bother me. There are 10 levels of independent judder and blur adjustment, so a user can set them from from 0 to 10 each. I have judder set to 3 and blur set to 5 or 7 for OTA sports. You can always set up one of the many picture modes available with different levels of TruMotion influence. This TV has a very wide range of adjustments for picture modes and what suits your taste for movies could be one mode and another for sports, one for daytime viewing, and yet another for night time viewing.

I know the XXLD520 series TV have matte screen, I saw several of them in the local Frys, the matte is on the gloosy side though, and it does reflect light to some degree, but no where near as reflective as a true gloosy screen is. I'm surprised at how many user adjustments they have, and for most part I have no idea what I'm doing, but so far the factory default works pretty good for my situation.
post #51 of 5070
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Originally Posted by joeye328 View Post

I know the XXLD520 series TV have matte screen, I saw several of them in the local Frys, the matte is on the gloosy side though, and it does reflect light to some degree, but no where near as reflective as a true gloosy screen is. I'm surprised at how many user adjustments they have, and for most part I have no idea what I'm doing, but so far the factory default works pretty good for my situation.

All the xxLD550 series is matte also, and it is a tad glossy compared to LCD sets sold a few years ago, but I agree, way better than all the really glossy one out there.

The "LD" series of LG HDTVs do look good on several of the "default" picture modes, hoever, to prolong panel backlight life and also get the best out of your TV performing some adjustments in at least one of the two ISF modes would really maximize the picture quality. Shades of gray, greens, blues, and yellows can be quite a bit off from what is desired.

I have enough run time on my 42LD550 that I have now settings for OTA/cable RF inputs, as well as HDMI inputs. I will re-post my "fine tuned" settings this week for anyone interested. I'm watching the Steelers/Broncos game right now and the picture is fabulous.
post #52 of 5070
I have a question about the Media browsing feature on my 46LD550. I currently have 342 music folders shared out from my PC using TVersity. All 342 folders show up in TVersity and also when browsing from my DirecTV HR boxes. However, only 200 of the folders show up on the 46LD550: from H to Z. This does not seem right. Does anyone know if there is a 200-folder limit for media browsing on these TVs?
post #53 of 5070
Found the answer myself in the manual (RTMF; I should know this!). There is a 200 folder listing limit in any folder.
post #54 of 5070
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Originally Posted by Phase700B View Post

All the xxLD550 series is matte also, and it is a tad glossy compared to LCD sets sold a few years ago, but I agree, way better than all the really glossy one out there.

The "LD" series of LG HDTVs do look good on several of the "default" picture modes, hoever, to prolong panel backlight life and also get the best out of your TV performing some adjustments in at least one of the two ISF modes would really maximize the picture quality. Shades of gray, greens, blues, and yellows can be quite a bit off from what is desired.

I have enough run time on my 42LD550 that I have now settings for OTA/cable RF inputs, as well as HDMI inputs. I will re-post my "fine tuned" settings this week for anyone interested. I'm watching the Steelers/Broncos game right now and the picture is fabulous.

please do
post #55 of 5070
Does anyone know how many watts these TV's are pulling? I'm most interested in the 55LD520 model. Just wondering if someone has hooked theirs up to a killawatt meter to obtain an actual reading?

Thanks,

-Leland
post #56 of 5070
is anybody elses LD550 abit wobbly on the stand?
post #57 of 5070
My 42LD650 has a wobbly stand. Overall it is quite good. The picture Quality is ok (the default color is a little bit in blue tone), Trumotion is still as bad as other brand's with artifacts, firmware is ok with DLNA ability, playing mkv from usb or lan (too bad, it doesn't support DTS), youtube, picasa, weathercast, the price is unbeatable at 670$.

I just hope they upgrade firmware to decode DTS or passthrough it to coaxical.
post #58 of 5070
I just purchased the 46LD550 at BB over a week ago thanks to the information found on these forums. After many hours of research I had it narrowed down between Samsung and Lg and ultimately went with the latter due to all the praise it has received here. I replaced my Westinghouse LVM-42w2 that I had purchased four years ago also based on research on these forums. The Westy has served me well but I had the opportunity to upgrade as I wanted a bigger screen size. I am very happy with the Lg so far, the picture quality in HD and Blu-ray is markedly improved over my old monitor. Still in the process of tweaking the extensive picture settings. Just wanted to thank everyone here for their input and for sharing opinions and settings.
post #59 of 5070
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Originally Posted by Darrell6306 View Post

I just purchased the 46LD550 at BB over a week ago thanks to the information found on these forums. After many hours of research I had it narrowed down between Samsung and Lg and ultimately went with the latter due to all the praise it has received here. I replaced my Westinghouse LVM-42w2 that I had purchased four years ago also based on research on these forums. The Westy has served me well but I had the opportunity to upgrade as I wanted a bigger screen size. I am very happy with the Lg so far, the picture quality in HD and Blu-ray is markedly improved over my old monitor. Still in the process of tweaking the extensive picture settings. Just wanted to thank everyone here for their input and for sharing opinions and settings.

I agree! I have the 42LD550 also and have posted some inital settings in the first part of the thread.

I have now gone through all Picture modes for OTA/Cable TV reception, and the same for HDMI 1 including the "canned" picture modes which are set much too high.
I also have calibrated the ISF Expert1 and Expert2 modes for OTA/Cable and HDMI 1, and will post the spread sheet tables as I get them entered.
post #60 of 5070
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Here are the spread sheet picture calibration tables for the LG 42LD550 I own. I will add tables for each input I have adjusted. This is a lot of work and hours of run time and adjusting using a Spyder 3 Pro as well as the Avia DVD , and final viewing using several personal reference DVDs, "Seabiscuit" being a favorite for it's color balance and mono chrome picture content. I feel confident that these settings should work for the xxLD520 as well.

I have settings for normal viewing in daylight conditions, night time, and for HDMI DVD inputs ,a warm setting, as well as a bit cooler than 6500K settings for people like my wife who prefer that picture color temperature.

Again, I will add the tables as I complete them so check back as I edit and add them.

EDIT: See next post #61
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