Originally Posted by Otto Pylot
Wow. I thought the "man cave" was an urban legend
Interesting ambient light you have behind your tv's. Congrats on your 60LD550. Let us know how it works out after you set it up. Oh boy, new toys
Urban legends? We don't need no stinkin urban legends! Ahhh... the joys of being single...
The ambient light actually really works for me. I can't stand a dark room during the day. That's my family room, and all it's glass on all 3 sides, so SOMETHING had to go in front of a window. Doesn't interfere with my viewing pleasure at all. If I had the blinds fully open that would be another story.
Originally Posted by VBB
Are you gonna try your own calibration? Also, tell us when it was manufactured and what the product code is, please.
Couldn't sleep... kept thinking about playing with my new toy. Got up early, moved the DLP and unpacked the LG. Didn't have anyone here to help me, and didn't want to wait till one of my friends dragged their butt out of bed, so I managed to get this behemoth unpacked and up on the stand by myself... it wasn't easy! A quick trip to Home Depot for a 50' ethernet cable, and finished the setup.
Wow. I am so pleased with this tv! It is set up next to my DLP (that is developing the white dot syndrome) but that otherwise is working ok. It had the bulb replaced a few months ago. I haven't done anything but some very basic adjustments (turned off energy saving and played with a few picture modes). Using the same source, the LG blows away the DLP by a long shot. It is so crisp, clear and....vivid, it makes the dlp look very washed out. I'll be setting up custom settings later today... have to get it tweaked to watch Deathly Hallows on blu ray tonight. I do miss the 5 inches, but like I tell my GF all the time, it will just take some getting used to
A took a side by side picture of the two here
but it's not a very good picture. It doesn't look quite as bad as this, but you get the general idea.
I have found one thing that I may not like about it though.... there doesn't seem to be any way to go directly to a specific input. I have a remote with macro capability, and if that is the case I'll have to manually go to the correct input.
I do have a couple questions...
It upgraded the firmware when I did the internet setup, but it seemed to say that there was a fw upgrade available the next time I turned it on. How do you check the fw version? I can't seem to find it in the menus.
Where do I find the manufacture date? And which one is the product code? Would it be 60LD550-UB.AUSMLFR ?
Wheeeeee.... a new toy.... now if I could just get my new wireless ^#%# printer configured...