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post #931 of 5070
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Originally Posted by firedog79 View Post
Got the TV set up tonight but did not have a lot of time to play with it and probably wont for a couple of weeks because working lots of overtimethat will pay for the TV I guess

I was able to check it with a magnifying glass and did not see a chevron pattern as was expected. I only played around with the preset modes and overall thought the picture was pretty good, especially since at the moment I only have Dish SD programming. I'm working on the Dish HD upgrade soon, trying to get a better deal from them since I've been a Dish customer forever.

I did not think the off angle viewing was that bad, sure there was some difference, but even at 45 plus degree angle the picture was still pretty decent. The colors were not a good as they are on my smaller 32" LG. I only quickly compared them watching the same program, a cartoon at that, but I think you lose a little with the bigger panel and also like I said I haven't played with the adjustments yet. My 4yo thought it was great that Buddy the Dinosaur was almost as big as he is.
I have Dish SD also and the picture is not that great either. Also, there seems to be a "color shift" or haze from both Dish receivers I have so getting the best picture is a trade off at best.

If you really want to see this new TV shine and can get just a few local channels via the antenna input you would be surprised at the quality. Even though Dish and DirecTV have HD they often compress and overprocess channels especially, especially feed through local channels. What inouts are you using?

For DVD or Blu-ray use the HDMI Expert 1 and/or 2 setting in posts #306 and #314, along with the
post #932 of 5070
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Originally Posted by mpmz71 View Post
Thanks Phase. I appreciate your time and help. One last question. In the attached file, I didn't see a value for luminance. Can you tell me what that value should be? I've seen anywhere from 100-122 so Im not sure. Thanks again.
Use 122, it isn't really critical, but reducing it some from 130 may help white clip.
post #933 of 5070
I live in the boonies I can not get any, yes thats right not a one, OTA HD feed, well maybe I could with an expensive HD antenna set up but not a basic one, I haven't really tried a roof mount one. I also can not get cable, they do not provide service where I am the wires stop about 2 miles from my house. Anyway I kind of put the cart before the horse, I got some nice HDTV's before I got the stuff to make them work as designed (like a Blu-ray player and HD programming).

Right now all I have is Dish SD programming, the signal into the new TV is just a quad shield RG6 cable that comes from the Dish SD receiver downstairs. I must say that the Dish SD programming did look OK on my 32" LG, better than on this 52".
Like I said I have not done any manual adjustments for the picture.

Within the next month I intend to get both Dish HD and a blu ray player. I actually checked with Dish today because I got an email saying now was their "best offer" for upgrading, turns out it was the same deal as two months ago. I am going to do the upgrade just doing some renovation work and running some wires right now, hoping I can do the HD via Cat5 thing as I already have that through most of the house.

With my current set up, that is the programming I have, I certainly do not think I can be much of a judge on the performance of this TV and am looking forward to its potential.

So Dish HD signal is not that great as others, I thought they supposedly had the best HD signal?
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Originally Posted by firedog79 View Post
I live in the boonies I can not get any, yes thats right not a one, OTA HD feed, well maybe I could with an expensive HD antenna set up but not a basic one, I haven't really tried a roof mount one. I also can not get cable, they do not provide service where I am the wires stop about 2 miles from my house. Anyway I kind of put the cart before the horse, I got some nice HDTV's before I got the stuff to make them work as designed (like a Blu-ray player and HD programming).

Right now all I have is Dish SD programming, the signal into the new TV is just a quad shield RG6 cable that comes from the Dish SD receiver downstairs. I must say that the Dish SD programming did look OK on my 32" LG, better than on this 52".
Like I said I have not done any manual adjustments for the picture.

Within the next month I intend to get both Dish HD and a blu ray player. I actually checked with Dish today because I got an email saying now was their "best offer" for upgrading, turns out it was the same deal as two months ago. I am going to do the upgrade just doing some renovation work and running some wires right now, hoping I can do the HD via Cat5 thing as I already have that through most of the house.

With my current set up, that is the programming I have, I certainly do not think I can be much of a judge on the performance of this TV and am looking forward to its potential.

So Dish HD signal is not that great as others, I thought they supposedly had the best HD signal?
Dish HD will look much better than Dish SD, or it should. What inputs are using now for Dish SD, S-video or just regular A/V video and audio?

And yes, get a good Blu-ray player and it will blow you away. There should be deals all over during the up coming holidays. I have a Sony and a Panasonic, but the Sony is what I prefer. It seems a bit sharper and the color seems better balanced.

Oh, and the picture probably won;t look as good on that big 52" screen. now you are seeing all the Dish artifacts and low resolution that were always there. When I got my first LCD the I could see waviness and blotchy weird color shifts especially on peoples faces.
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Ok, congratulations on the new TV! First, I assume your main signal source for regular TV programs is Dish? What input are you using? If it is HDMI, then yes, use HDMI Expert1 or 2. However, I have noticed with my Dish receiver, as well as some DirecTV, that there can be an overall color shift. If your reds are too "maroon" try and get an Avia DVD for checking color bars, or use the "Pattern 2" screen in your TV menu and see how red looks there. If you need to adjust it for whatever your signal source is, try adjusting the Red Color and Tint in you Color management System adjustments. Do the tint first and try and see if it corrects when you adjust it plus or minus. If it doesn't seem to correct, the it means your signal source is introducing a color shift. I really need a connections list you are using with each input to give the best advice.

HDMI Expert 1 Subtle should be great for DVD and Blu-ray stand alone players (not PS3). The OTA/Cable is for use with an antenna or cable RF (coax) TV connection.

Do you have settings for a PS3 for Blu-ray playback? Or can you refer me to some? Thanks
post #936 of 5070
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Really? No game mode? That seems odd. I was interested in this TV but are hearing that, it's almost a definite no for me. Does anyone have any lag input tests for the LD650?

I have the 47ld650 and there is a game mode. I use it and I have not noticed any input lag whatsoever. I have been playing Halo Reach, COD Black ops, and NBA2k online without issue. Looks and plays great
post #937 of 5070
Hello-- I have a 46LD550 and I cant get it to update from 6.0.0.4. I have tried all of the things mentioned in this thread but still nuts. Any new experiences with this? Thanks
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Hello-- I have a 46LD550 and I cant get it to update from 6.0.0.4. I have tried all of the things mentioned in this thread but still nuts. Any new experiences with this? Thanks

I am thinking the LG source server for updates is not always active or isn't working quite right. I have managed to update to 8.00.04, but VBB (Henry) has gotten 8.00.06 for his 60LD550. I have tried, for the last 12 days or so, to try and initiate an update but it always comes back and says "no new update".

The last few updates have been for Netcast menuing and DNLS improvements and possibly some improvements in Energy Saving mode.

I haven't had the time, but a call to LG customer support might help.

How about your Netcast features? Does VuDu and Netflix initial setup work? With VuDu, you should be able to view Trailers.

Did you try the Network Test feature in the menu and see if you connection is good?
post #939 of 5070
Also PHASE, quick question. In your settings it says "Luminance 100IRE 122". Does this mean the luminance should be 100 or 122? thanks
post #940 of 5070
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Also PHASE, quick question. In your settings it says "Luminance 100IRE 122". Does this mean the luminance should be 100 or 122? thanks
See post #932 above.
post #941 of 5070
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Good idea, Iknow it's difficult to pack it up and go through taking it back, but Future Shop seems good with returns. These TVs from LG have generally been very good, but there are thousands of sets made and sold and there is an occasional problem set. I'm sure you would feel best knowing you have a TV that is as it should be, rather than have a problem get worse and fail later!

I would try another and you will feel much better about it!
I checked both a Futureshop and BestBuy today and their display models definitely do not produce the buzzing noise I hear on my set. Looks like I'm going to have to exchange it over the weekend.

It's going to be a pain packing it up.
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Use 122, it isn't really critical, but reducing it some from 130 may help white clip.
Phase,

The picture is starting to really look great. Some skin tones appear a bit cool/blue now. What's the best way to fix this? I turned the blue color down a bit from 2 to -4. Was this the right move, or should I address the blue in the IRE?

Sorry I'm asking so many questions, but I'm pretty new to all this. I think the picture is almost there though. It looks like I am needing a blend of Expert 1 and Expert 2. Expert 1 is a little too warm for me and Expert 2 is a little too cool.

Thanks again for your help.
post #943 of 5070
Hey everyone, I am still getting many fuzzies/artifacts all over anything in the picture that is white. Things like white shirts, curtains etc. look like they have a million fuzzies running around on them. Can anyone help? I am using phase's HDMI 1 Isf Expert 1 settings
post #944 of 5070
Thanks Phase-- I had a 32LD550 that I swapped for this one. That one updated right away to the newest version. I guess Ill be talking to LG. I want to be able to surf netflix again-- ha
post #945 of 5070
I have a 50" 1080p DLP and was thinking of getting the LG55LD520. My wife watches TV throughout the day, Blu-ray viewing or HD Network TV at night, and I usually fire up the PS3 or 360 during the evening for about 1-2 hours depending on time.

The living room has a bay window with a lot of light during the day. The way the TV is facing, the window is to the left of it. The room is lightly dim in the evening since we have a lamp for lighting until I can install new lighting above the ceiling.

Is this a good TV and replacement for the DLP? I am no a budget and need to get rid of the DLP due to space issues now since we moved our family room into a smaller area than before. Mounting the LCD is the best option for us.

Thanks
post #946 of 5070
Speaking of updates, my 60" updated to 08.00.11 this morning. I had to look for it, though. No idea what's changed with this one.
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Speaking of updates, my 60" updated to 08.00.11 this morning. I had to look for it, though. No idea what's changed with this one.

Finally got it too Henry. I wasn't able to get over 08.00.05. Every time I checked in the update menu it said "no new update available, till today. Any idea what improvements this one made?

By the way, picked up an LG Blu-ray BD530 today. I couldn't resist. Sears had a pre-holiday sale and it was a real deal. Now I can have Blu-ray for the spare room TV.
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I have a 50" 1080p DLP and was thinking of getting the LG55LD520. My wife watches TV throughout the day, Blu-ray viewing or HD Network TV at night, and I usually fire up the PS3 or 360 during the evening for about 1-2 hours depending on time.

The living room has a bay window with a lot of light during the day. The way the TV is facing, the window is to the left of it. The room is lightly dim in the evening since we have a lamp for lighting until I can install new lighting above the ceiling.

Thanks

You have lighting conditions similar to mine. However, I have the 42LD550. The 55LD550 and 60LD550 do not have IPS LCD panels, so would need to placed for a good on axis viewing angle. Wall mounting would be ok as long as the screen is not too much above eye level when you are in your watching position. Other than that, you may want to use some of the pre-set picture modes for daytime viewing if you have a lot of light, and at night, you may be able to use one of the Expert1 or 2 calibrated settings.
post #949 of 5070
Just got a 52LD550 on Amazon as a replacement tv for leaving roommate's set. This is quite a long thread I need to read, can anybody give me some basic info I might need to know (beyond the settings files somebody has already posted)?
post #950 of 5070
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Originally Posted by Phase700B View Post

You have lighting conditions similar to mine. However, I have the 42LD550. The 55LD550 and 60LD550 do not have IPS LCD panels, so would need to placed for a good on axis viewing angle. Wall mounting would be ok as long as the screen is not too much above eye level when you are in your watching position. Other than that, you may want to use some of the pre-set picture modes for daytime viewing if you have a lot of light, and at night, you may be able to use one of the Expert1 or 2 calibrated settings.

Thanks Phase, interesting to see someone else to have similar setting. At this point, I keep being drawn to this set for the price and also having seen this set at the store it looks nice for my budget.
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Finally got it too Henry. I wasn't able to get over 08.00.05. Every time I checked in the update menu it said "no new update available, till today. Any idea what improvements this one made?

By the way, picked up an LG Blu-ray BD-P530 today. I couldn't resist. Sears had a pre-holiday sale and it was a real deal. Now I can have Blu-ray for the spare room TV.


Phase,

Does this bluray player have wifi? I cant really find any details on it. I'm looking for one that will stream Netflix wirelessly.

Also could you give suggestions one last time hopefully for dealing with cool/blue looking people? HDMI 1 settings are a bit too warm, but HDMI 2 settings came out a bit cool for some reason. Should I reduce blue color and add yellow? Or I'm all ears for other setting changes.
post #952 of 5070
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Originally Posted by Phase700B View Post

You have lighting conditions similar to mine. However, I have the 42LD550. The 55LD550 and 60LD550 do not have IPS LCD panels, so would need to placed for a good on axis viewing angle.

Nick, I think you meant the 52, not the 55. LG does make 55s, but not 52s. Whether the 55LD520 has an S-IPS panel, though, is anyone's guess.
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[quote=mpmz71;19474319]Phase,

Does this bluray player have wifi? I cant really find any details on it. I'm looking for one that will stream Netflix wirelessly.

I also grabbed a LG BD530 today, it has LAN connection but not wireless, it also does not have Netflix just Youtube, Picasa, and Accuweather. It was to good of a price to pass up and I wanted a Blu-ray player ASAP to test out the new TV, I will eventually get a better one, maybe a theater system one. I am actually watching Planet Earth using it on the TV at work right now (well kind of watching it amongst typing here and actually working).

From what I can tell the BD530 is just a scaled down version of the other BD series with less extras, something made specially for cheaper holiday sales. I didn't really care about the Internet Apps anyway so for $67 couldn't pass it up.
post #954 of 5070
beaver2672 Hope you didn't have to pay the $1300 price it shows on Amazon it is cheaper elsewhere but anyway I also just got a 52LD550. I have not had much time to play with it at all yet and may not for a couple more weeks. At the moment I have only watched SD channels on it so cant really attest to its picture quality. From what little I have seen so far I am satisfied and cant wait to tweak the settings for best picture. It has been determined that it does not have an LG IPS panel like the other sizes so may not be quite a good as they are. (Mine has a sticker on the panel that says it is a Sharp panel does yours?) Read through the forum when/if you get time there is a lot of information. Hope you like it.
post #955 of 5070
Does anyone know if all the 47" panels (450,520,650) are IPS? I haven't heard any reports of it not being so that's why I'm asking. Thanks.
post #956 of 5070
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Originally Posted by mpmz71 View Post

Phase,

Does this bluray player have wifi? I cant really find any details on it. I'm looking for one that will stream Netflix wirelessly.

Also could you give suggestions one last time hopefully for dealing with cool/blue looking people? HDMI 1 settings are a bit too warm, but HDMI 2 settings came out a bit cool for some reason. Should I reduce blue color and add yellow? Or I'm all ears for other setting changes.

The BD530 has a CAT5 wired connection, but a wireless dongle may enable Wi-fi operation.

It's odd that Expert 1 is too warm for you and Expert2 too cool. But that's why I state these are "baseline" settings because of differences between models and even individual TVs.
If Expert 2 is too "cool" try reducing each of the blue values at each IRE point one step at a time, maybe 2 to 3 points in the IRE 40 to 70 range.
post #957 of 5070
Update came through last night!! Peachy
post #958 of 5070
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Nick, I think you meant the 52, not the 55. LG does make 55s, but not 52s. Whether the 55LD520 has an S-IPS panel, though, is anyone's guess.
I'm curious about this issue, too. Does anyone actually has a 55" IPS panel, I know mine and a few others' 55LD520 are non-IPS, and the local Frys' whole stock are also non-IPS. Hopefull more 55" users can pitch in on this issue.
post #959 of 5070
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Originally Posted by Phase700B View Post

Hi Tom. Try post #314 and also #306.

Thanks, Phase. On another note you should know that, early to-day, I came across your posting of Sept. on the AVS home page in which you offered some input re. DVDs etc; also, asking what my age/interests might be in order to make your help more persona specific. I greatly regret not having seen this before, nor acknowledged your kindness, but finding in the early a.m. was totally accidental and my prior non-response, rude though it may have seemed, in no way reflects my appreciation now that I did come across it. Computers or an old man's eyes? In any case, I responded right away earlier to-day but don't see it on the postings here, hence my writing again on this subject.

Anyway, at the moment I am mostly preoccupied with restoring my previous computer settings after a clean re-install following a year-long struggle with a compressed O.S. It does not allow much time for anything else. But, again, thank you so much for your offer. As for age and interests? I am a duffer, and labored long in the Hollywood "major motion picture" vineyard. If you're really interested in my small triumphs and major disasters you might possibly find me somewhere in Google. My last name is Stanford - you know the first.

Best - T.
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Thanks, Phase. On another note you should know that, early to-day, I came across your posting of Sept. on the AVS home page in which you offered some input re. DVDs etc; also, asking what my age/interests might be in order to make your help more persona specific.

Best - T.

Hi Tom, and I surely understand the computer problems. Computers are a real boon when working properly, but can be pretty confounding and time consuming when they act up.

I'll send you a PM and answer further.

Regards.
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