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post #4891 of 5070
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Originally Posted by Otto Pylot View Post

Wow, I don't play games but even I can see that. And it's the same for movies/tv as well?

Some scenes on Movies/TV. More so with face time tv shows and video games.
post #4892 of 5070
Thread Starter 
Isn't your TV a Euro 50HZ model?
post #4893 of 5070
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Originally Posted by Phase700B View Post

Isn't your TV a Euro 50HZ model?

No no no lol, I'm from Eugene, OR. Standard US 60hz (Tru Motion 120hz) model.

Good news is I scanned my original receipt and just emailed it to LG, I'll have to wait to see if it is in fact "approved". I'm hoping to see if I can have the panel (hopefully with an S-IPS)/main board replaced, those are the only two things I can think of that would cause the issue. I would think those two things being replaced would cost about the amount of the set new so maybe they'll just give me the new LK model.

I've had bad luck with electronics in the past (my first ever Panasonic LCD gave me issues). Panasonics regional customer relations suit actually came to my house to see my set in person, deemed it was un-repairable after 1 replacement main board and gave me the new 2010 set (which I later sold to upgrade and now here I am).
post #4894 of 5070
Thread Starter 
Yes, sounds unfortunately, all to typical of some of the way things go today. The problem is, electronic manufacturers of consumer products to do not design products to be very repairable. There isn't much effort made to efficiently and effectively troubleshoot circuit problems Not even the often time failed common capacitors that seem to fail all too soon in some cases. Cheap parts and low cost is the order of the day.
post #4895 of 5070
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Originally Posted by Dabois09 View Post

Here's an example of what I'm experiencing with my 360

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfobKsTK0Y4

http://youtu.be/-lF1Jz0o_7g

oh wow unlucky

i have had 2 LG's (LH3000, LD550) and both have zero motion blur. had a samsung but returned it cause of motion blur so i know how it looks like. surprised you have it with LG

my bro has a samsung too and even his one has trailing
post #4896 of 5070
Interesting. Maybe I should wait for the new 2012 LG models.
post #4897 of 5070
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Originally Posted by GenX2011 View Post

Interesting. Maybe I should wait for the new 2012 LG models.

I wouldn't do that, reason being there's so much info out there on the 2010 and 2011 models (Panel types in particular) so you can win the panel lottery. That is unless you want to wait until say three - four months into the 2012 models span which you then may want to just wait for the 2013 models.
post #4898 of 5070
regarding the stuttering, I did a few more tests. I compared the exact same movie scene (the opening of Nightmare before Christmas, it pans down and across a forest and trees) on my xbox360 (streaming from PC through Mezzmo and PS3 media server) and I hooked up my WDTV Live Plus (running wdlxtv firmware over a NFS share).

Trumotion is turned off.

Xbox360 over HDMI - stuttering
WDTV over HDMI - smooth
WDTV over component - smooth, maybe some slight stuttering
WDTV over HDMI with 1080p 24hz - really smooth - doesn't make sense since it's a movie rip and not a bluray iso, but could have been my eyes playing tricks

My last test I need to do, is try my xbox over component, but I have to dig into my storage closet to get the cables. So far this is good news as I don't feel like I have to sell my TV. Unfortunately WDTV Live plus is not made anymore, so I'm looking for alternatives.
post #4899 of 5070
Hi everyone!
I have just run the calibrating file MP4-2c on my computer in a virtual drive. I do not have any blue ray device and I do not watch so much films from the computer vial my HDTV.
Should I do the calibration using avs hd 709 if I only watch satellite tv with two receivers. I mean I can connect the TV - LG37LK450 to my computer but does that make sense?
Thanks in advance!
post #4900 of 5070
I say go for it, if nothing else just for the fun of it. I don't know about you, but I love to tinker/break stuff and then fix it. I seem to like learning the hard way. If you don't like the way it looks, then go back to the default-reset for the setting.
I set my lk450 using the AVCHD-709 mp4 on HDMI-1 for my WDTV Live and the Disney WOW on HDMI-2 for my DVD. Both were pretty close. However, I am still not too clear on the contrast setting, but that seems to be quite common.
As far as broadcast TV, I only have OTA "rabbit ears", but even on the pre-sets, it looks pretty amazing. It just looks better using one of my "calibrated/user-adjusted" settings. But of course, that could be all in my head.
post #4901 of 5070
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Interesting thing occurred for me this evening. I put on LOTR The Flellowship Of The Ring DVD in my LG BD550 and, with the DD 5.1 it passes it through the optical out to my AVR. If I select the 2 channel DD soundtrack it defaults to 2 channel as always. Now, I thought that DD5.1 passed through on some other movies and most others did not, but I hadn't checked it in awhile. It passes through DD toslink when the DVD player is set to PCM Stereo, DTD Re-Encode, or Primary Pass-Thru, but not PCM Multi-Channel.

This is strange, because Some DVD and Blu-ray discs will not pass through DD 5.1 with the same BD550 audio settings. I'll have to look more closely what DD sound track pass through optical out from the TV and which ones won't. There must be some reason why some don't. It seems to me I had this figured out last year, but it escapes me at the present.
post #4902 of 5070
My aopolgies if this is last week's news, but I tried to find this in here before I posted....

Long Story, Short:
Yesterday I installed a new receiver in my living room system (Wifey's) /w LG 47LD650. Feeding Dish #622 w/HDMI into the TV and the LD650's optical out into the receiver. Optical port only feeds DD 2.1, so the best sound I could get out of the receiver was DPro Logic.

On a hunch, I tried to access the service menu using the same procedure used for my LG 55LW5600. In that TV, the DD 5.1 (AC3) needs to be "started" to output DD 5.1.

Wonder of wonders, it also worked on the LD650. Just found and started the AC3, and now I have DD 5.1 out of the optical port. Instructions for hacking are in the LW5600 thread.

Jim
post #4903 of 5070
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by jjaymz View Post

My aopolgies if this is last week's news, but I tried to find this in here before I posted....

Long Story, Short:
Yesterday I installed a new receiver in my living room system (Wifey's) /w LG 47LD650. Feeding Dish #622 w/HDMI into the TV and the LD650's optical out into the receiver. Optical port only feeds DD 2.1, so the best sound I could get out of the receiver was DPro Logic.

On a hunch, I tried to access the service menu using the same procedure used for my LG 55LW5600. In that TV, the DD 5.1 (AC3) needs to be "started" to output DD 5.1.

Wonder of wonders, it also worked on the LD650. Just found and started the AC3, and now I have DD 5.1 out of the optical port. Instructions for hacking are in the LW5600 thread.

Jim

Yup, it is here in the thread using the EZ Adjust menu also like I did on my 42LD550. As long as you only scroll and change the sound setting you are ok. Just don't go "exploring". I just wish it also passed DTS out through the optical output.
post #4904 of 5070
Hello All,

My apologies if this has been answered earlier, I tried to search and found nothing.

I recently (last week) updated the firmware on my 47LD520 to version 3.05.20 from LG's website. Since then, I have seen some extremely brief (persisting for a frame or two) horizontal white lines appearing in the center part of the display. On my TV, these lines are about 6-8 inches long, and appear maybe 2-3 times over the course of five seconds when displaying my HTPC over HDMI.

I thought this was due to the graphics card beginning to fail on the HTPC, as the lines didn't appear on other connected inputs, but today I saw the same behavior on the VGA input, only with the lines appearing much more frequently.

Has anyone experienced this behavior? Is there a way to downgrade to earlier versions of the firmware, and are these files available somewhere online?

Thanks in advance for any replies!
post #4905 of 5070
^^^ I have the 47LD520 but never bothered to upgrade the firmware. I could never get a coherent answer from LG other than it "enhanced picture quality". Pressing LG they told me that all the update did was keep your settings so that when you turned the tv on, your picture adjustments were there instantly instead of settling into them during the warm-up phase. Seemed vague to me so I opted not too. I'm assuming you have the US version because the LG firmware updates are very model specific. Give LG a call.
post #4906 of 5070
Hi,
can anyone tell me how to sort channels on cable DTV?
I have lg 42ld650.
Thanks
post #4907 of 5070
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by lgld650 View Post

Hi,
can anyone tell me how to sort channels on cable DTV?
I have lg 42ld650.
Thanks

Not sure what you are asking, but I on my LD550 Menu, Channel, Channel Edit, and up arrow and tab over to Cable TV, I think.
post #4908 of 5070
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Originally Posted by Otto Pylot View Post

^^^ I have the 47LD520 but never bothered to upgrade the firmware. I could never get a coherent answer from LG other than it "enhanced picture quality". Pressing LG they told me that all the update did was keep your settings so that when you turned the tv on, your picture adjustments were there instantly instead of settling into them during the warm-up phase. Seemed vague to me so I opted not too. I'm assuming you have the US version because the LG firmware updates are very model specific. Give LG a call.

Called up LG, they want me to take it in for service, and it is out of warranty. They say that IF the service center finds that the problem could be related to or aggravated by the updated firmware, then they MAY choose to help me out with the cost of repair. Of course, I would be out at the very least the money it costs to have the problem diagnosed.

Oh well, the problem is intermittent anyway,and seems to mostly disappear as the TV warms up. If/when it gets worse, I'll bring it in and see what happens.

LG said it is impossible to downgrade firmware on the device, as the TV will only accept a newer version of the firmware as an update, and will not accept an older version under any circumstances. I guess I'll update the next time there is a new version, and see if that helps.
post #4909 of 5070
I have the lk520 downloaded the firmaware to a USB Followed the directions on the website and it automatically updated the firmware on the TV.
post #4910 of 5070
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Originally Posted by sfvcowboy View Post

I have the lk520 downloaded the firmaware to a USB Followed the directions on the website and it automatically updated the firmware on the TV.

He's talking about the LD520, the 2010 model. I have the LD520 as well but have chosen not to update and the file(s) are residing on my HD. The updates are very model specific so if his file was corrupted somehow due to a bad download or instructions weren't followed exactly.........
post #4911 of 5070
Good day everybody,

I bough in 2010 a LG LCD TV (not LED) 55LD650. I'm looking to replace it by the LG 55LW5700 from BestBuy for 1300$.

Is it a good product? I saw that the LW5600 have a local dimming feature (couple of other thing but picture quality is my major concern). Is it a best bet?

I have an opportunity to change my TV by a brand new one...I was looking also for a Panasonic 50GT30 but I change my mind because of the Brightness problem of 2011 series and here in Canada people seems to have big trouble with Panasonic for help.

What I do: Gaming, movie, computer plug to TV, PS3, XBOX; Is it good for all that stuff?

THANK YOU all very much !
post #4912 of 5070
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Originally Posted by dave084 View Post

Good day everybody,

I bough in 2010 a LG LCD TV (not LED) 55LD650. I'm looking to replace it by the LG 55LW5700 from BestBuy for 1300$.

Is it a good product? I saw that the LW5600 have a local dimming feature (couple of other thing but picture quality is my major concern). Is it a best bet?

I have an opportunity to change my TV by a brand new one...I was looking also for a Panasonic 50GT30 but I change my mind because of the Brightness problem of 2011 series and here in Canada people seems to have big trouble with Panasonic for help.

What I do: Gaming, movie, computer plug to TV, PS3, XBOX; Is it good for all that stuff?

THANK YOU all very much !

The 5700 is a great TV; Costco has them for cheaper, I think. The 5700 is a "disabled" 5600. If you use the service menu hacks, as outlined in this thread, you can enable it to be a 5600, with local dimming, and also add THX settings, etc.

Jim
post #4913 of 5070
thanks for the fast response, I found the thread; good information

By the way, do you know where I can get settings or calibration for my actual set (LG55LD650)?
post #4914 of 5070
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Originally Posted by dave084 View Post

thanks for the fast response, I found the thread; good information

By the way, do you know where I can get settings or calibration for my actual set (LG55LD650)?

Some one may have posted some settings in the early part of this forum so search for them. However, using someone else's settings will probably be less than satisfactory for you because each set is different and what looks good on one can look like crap on another. They are a good way to familiarize yourself with what they do and how they interact with each other but you're best off to calibrate yourself or use a calibration disk to set the basics. Calibration is more than just dialing in settings.
post #4915 of 5070
I've been meaning to ask for a while, but is the sensor LG42LD550 really crappy? Turning it on and off works fine if I aim the remote at the general direction of the TV. If I want to change the channel or volume, I have to aim exactly at the sensor.
post #4916 of 5070
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Originally Posted by viperx116 View Post

I've been meaning to ask for a while, but is the sensor LG42LD550 really crappy? Turning it on and off works fine if I aim the remote at the general direction of the TV. If I want to change the channel or volume, I have to aim exactly at the sensor.

The remote sensor seems pretty responsive on my 42LD550. I have a Mitsubishi that is much more finicky. It might be the remote itself. I had one remote that was really "weak". I bought a cheap universal remote and it actually works better than my Mitsubishi remote. So maybe your original LG remote has a weak emitter?
post #4917 of 5070
Gang, the price on this set is attractive, but I really need to understand what gives with the 24p on this set. 99 pages is too much to read, but what I have read so far just confuses me.

I hate the soap opera effect. HATE IT. Actually makes my head hurt.

What I like is true 24 frames per second playback, or doubled to 48 fps playback when playing from a BluRay 1080p source.

My BD player is the PS3.

I also have a JVC D-VHS deck and over a hundred films on DVHS (all 1080i).

My cable box is the Motorola DVR from Verizon FiOS.

What will this TV do with these? Am I going to get soap opera effect on any of those signals/ Will I be able to get true 24p playback on any of those?

Bottom line.
post #4918 of 5070
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Originally Posted by Matt_Stevens View Post

Gang, the price on this set is attractive, but I really need to understand what gives with the 24p on this set. 99 pages is too much to read, but what I have read so far just confuses me.

Before answering - do you realize that the LD line is from 2010 and is not available for purchase?
post #4919 of 5070
i have owned my 42ld550 for just about 2 full years and within the past month it has begun to get 'finicky' with pointing direction and needing to click the same button a number of times to get a result..I noticed that it had the original batteries. 2yrs. I changed the batteries and it is ok again. I always check batteries first, even the 'new' one provided with some devices.
I keep the sensor clean and unobstructed by router boxes and other things that could interfere.
I had to look a bit to locate the sensor when i first got this tv so i woudnt block it or point at the wrong area.
post #4920 of 5070
All of a sudden when I turn on my LG, I the picture is extremely washed out. Even the LG welcome screen is lo longer black. It's a washed out light grey.

It gets better after 10 minutes or so but it never fully recovers.

Any ideas or is it time for another service call? The first one cancelled after the problem rectified itself after a week. I did get the 5 year warranty off of Amazon since I've already had an issue with it.


I can take pictures if they would help.
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