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post #31 of 1173
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Originally Posted by irkuck View Post

As far as one can tell LEX-8 is presently the NANO range. Former LEX-9 is the LX9700 72 incher.

LG lineup looks very dispersed, in some lines max size is 60", but 65" can be gotten only with passive glasses. So either 60" NANO or 65" passive. NANO has big plus with matte glass, but nonano 72 incher is glossy.

In the LG press release pictures I haven't seen anything like the lex8 in the digitalversus review i.e. fat base with all the electronics, razor-thin panel and a ribbon cable connecting them.
post #32 of 1173
Hi everyone, I hope I'm not going to far off topic but I was wondering if anyone would happen to know or not if the new LG smart tv feature will be added to existing 2010 top tier LG televisions such as the 47LX6500 via a firmware upgrade?
post #33 of 1173
Man, why can't they just give us this already:
LG OLED TV Demo at CES 2011

PLEASE!!!!!!!!
post #34 of 1173
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Originally Posted by Bambooben View Post

Man, why can't they just give us this already:
LG OLED TV Demo at CES 2011

PLEASE!!!!!!!!

it sure would be nice to have a large one, but these things wont be cost effective for years...if ever. oled is certainly a good direction to go if they can get production costs down. im afraid that the next great technology will have come and gone before oled can actually take off.
post #35 of 1173
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Originally Posted by henbone11 View Post

it sure would be nice to have a large one, but these things wont be cost effective for years...if ever. oled is certainly a good direction to go if they can get production costs down. im afraid that the next great technology will have come and gone before oled can actually take off.

Cost is key with OLED, but Samsung uses it in a lot of their Smartphones now. The Sony 11" OLED from 3-4 years ago was like $2200-2500 I believe and not many buyers (I wonder why). If they could eventually get OLED prices to be competitive with Plasma or Fullback-LED LCDs, then you'd have a clear winner. Even if OLED was more, but had 32"-55" units, I'm sure there would be alot of buyers. But as of now, no one wants to pay $3K for a 22" OLED. But I'd pay that if it were a 47"-55" OLED.
At this point, the display manufactures already have established LCD and Plasma production lines, so they can keep the costs down and up-sale them quite a bit. The manufactures don't really have an incentive to invest in OLED production if the cost is going to be so high that no one would buy it.
post #36 of 1173
I wonder if they are actually going to release the 72" this year? Passive 3D is amazing but will only be available up to 55" Nice sets they had at CES !!
post #37 of 1173
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Originally Posted by Cleveland Plasma View Post

I wonder if they are actually going to release the 72" this year? Passive 3D is amazing but will only be available up to 55" Nice sets they had at CES !!

I hope 55" isnt the largest size passive 3d will be available in. LG indicates that the 65" will be available in April.
post #38 of 1173
I was at CES on Friday. I have never been that interested in getting a 3D TV. Maybe a projector. I currently have a several year old Toshiba 50" 720p plasma that has the best picture I have seen on nearly any flat panel TV. I have had no plans to replace it whatsoever because the picture is just beautiful in my opinion.

When I got to CES I saw LG's 3D TV's and was completely blown away. I couldn't believe how much depth the picture had and how punchy the colors were. There was no flicker or eye strain whatsoever and the glasses were totally comfortable - much more so than my regular glasses which weigh a lot more (I normally wear contacts instead). They had a video of a video game and I was totally into it. It was a shooter and it seemed like the corridors went way into the TV into the next room. The 3D doesn't really come outward out of the TV too much, but it goes way inward. The glasses use circular polarization so you can tilt your head and be positioned anywhere and the 3D just plain works and works without any discomfort in any way.

I also looked at LG's 3D projector and was impressed, but less so than with the TV. It also used circular polarization.

I also looked at Toshiba's glasses free 3D tv's and I couldn't stand it. It was so buzzy and playing with my eyes that I felt like it was hurting them. It's like back in the day when your parents say not to sit too close to the TV because it will hurt your eyes.

I also looked at Panasonic's 3D TV's and they were just ok. They use active shutter glasses, so they need batteries and the picture was dimmer. Also, the sensor needs to work in order to get them to sync right. I just didn't care about the Panasonic's.

After that I went back to the LG TV's and the huge smile returned to my face. I was just in awe and loving it. The picture quality was equal or better than my beloved plasma at home, and that was while it was in 3D to boot.

They said that the RealD glasses will work with their TV's. They are LED lit LCD technology. The bezel on them was not too big so I should be able to get a larger TV in the same space as my current one which just fits.

They also said they would be available in March. They had one that was 120Hz (the first one I saw and fell in love with) and another that was 240Hz. I could not tell the difference and would be totally fine with the 120Hz model.

No eye strain! I could watch for hours on end without problems. Amazing!

(No, I don't work for LG)

-Mike
post #39 of 1173
Thanks for the update, Mike. Were all the LG LCDs glossy?
post #40 of 1173
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Originally Posted by thorr View Post

I was at CES on Friday. I have never been that interested in getting a 3D TV. Maybe a projector. I currently have a several year old Toshiba 50" 720p plasma that has the best picture I have seen on nearly any flat panel TV. I have had no plans to replace it whatsoever because the picture is just beautiful in my opinion.

When I got to CES I saw LG's 3D TV's and was completely blown away. I couldn't believe how much depth the picture had and how punchy the colors were. There was no flicker or eye strain whatsoever and the glasses were totally comfortable - much more so than my regular glasses which weigh a lot more (I normally wear contacts instead). They had a video of a video game and I was totally into it. It was a shooter and it seemed like the corridors went way into the TV into the next room. The 3D doesn't really come outward out of the TV too much, but it goes way inward. The glasses use circular polarization so you can tilt your head and be positioned anywhere and the 3D just plain works and works without any discomfort in any way.

I also looked at LG's 3D projector and was impressed, but less so than with the TV. It also used circular polarization.

I also looked at Toshiba's glasses free 3D tv's and I couldn't stand it. It was so buzzy and playing with my eyes that I felt like it was hurting them. It's like back in the day when your parents say not to sit too close to the TV because it will hurt your eyes.

I also looked at Panasonic's 3D TV's and they were just ok. They use active shutter glasses, so they need batteries and the picture was dimmer. Also, the sensor needs to work in order to get them to sync right. I just didn't care about the Panasonic's.

After that I went back to the LG TV's and the huge smile returned to my face. I was just in awe and loving it. The picture quality was equal or better than my beloved plasma at home, and that was while it was in 3D to boot.

They said that the RealD glasses will work with their TV's. They are LED lit LCD technology. The bezel on them was not too big so I should be able to get a larger TV in the same space as my current one which just fits.

They also said they would be available in March. They had one that was 120Hz (the first one I saw and fell in love with) and another that was 240Hz. I could not tell the difference and would be totally fine with the 120Hz model.

No eye strain! I could watch for hours on end without problems. Amazing!

(No, I don't work for LG)

-Mike

Did you happen to try the Vizio 3D TVs?
Those use the circular polarization glasses as well.
post #41 of 1173
Thread Starter 
sounds like you were looking at the 5600/5700 series 120hz passive 3D and then the 6500 series 240hz passive 3D.

Can you comment on the 2D picture quality if you saw them running video and if they screens were both matte or glossy?
post #42 of 1173
I anxiously await the release of the new lineup. LG has won my business this year.
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post #44 of 1173
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Originally Posted by FAUguy View Post

Did you happen to try the Vizio 3D TVs?
Those use the circular polarization glasses as well.

davyo went and had good things to say about vizio passive 3d...

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...1#post19795018
post #45 of 1173
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Originally Posted by keyser View Post

Wait a year and get this one:
http://hcc.techradar.com/blogs/team-...-2012-09-01-11

hmm new car or 55" LG OLED? you know this thing is going to be ridiculously expensive.
post #46 of 1173
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Originally Posted by FAUguy View Post

Did you happen to try the Vizio 3D TVs?
Those use the circular polarization glasses as well.

Vizio has there "MAIN" display set up for privite viewing, invite only. They did have a few units, including the 72" set up in a hallway.
post #47 of 1173
Thread Starter 
Hey Cleveland, can you comment on the LG passive 3D sets (5700/6500 series) for 2D picture quality. Also were they both matte?
post #48 of 1173
Most 3D tv's at CES where playing 3D This show was all about 3D.
post #49 of 1173
Any estimated ship dates for the Nano's yet?
post #50 of 1173
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Originally Posted by Bambooben View Post

Man, why can't they just give us this already:
LG OLED TV Demo at CES 2011

PLEASE!!!!!!!!

Those were on display in Europe this past summer and the MSRP guestimate by flatpanelshd was $7K for a 31" OLED. Cost plus the panel life being a problem - one can handle under 5 years on a cell phone OLED but on a TV that life cycle is much too short.

They've been around in micro sizes on TV's for several years in ltd production but insanely overpriced and every year members say wait till next year and the next year their still way too expensive and at a size for the kitchen counter not the HT.
post #51 of 1173
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Thanks for the update, Mike. Were all the LG LCDs glossy?

Did you happen to try the Vizio 3D TVs?
Those use the circular polarization glasses as well.

sounds like you were looking at the 5600/5700 series 120hz passive 3D and then the 6500 series 240hz passive 3D.
Can you comment on the 2D picture quality if you saw them running video and if they screens were both matte or glossy?

Sorry for the delay. The TV's were all on, so it was difficult for me to tell if they were glossy or matte. I didn't really look for that when I was looking at them, but I didn't notice any glare issues which normally drive me nuts. Even if they are glossy which I normally hate, I would buy one of these TV's. Also, according to the Panasonic guy, the LG's have a coating on them to make the polarization work. I am not really sure if that is true, but I don't see it as a negative anyway. I didn't see any 2D content, but based on the 3D quality, I have no fears about the 2D quality.

I didn't see the Vizio 3D TV's.

The LG models I spent the most time with were the LW5700 and the LW6500. I have pictures that I will attempt to post. These are the LW5700.
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post #52 of 1173
rest of the pics - these were the LW6500. They had this hooked up to a Vudu and it was streaming the 3D content. Pretty cool stuff!
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post #53 of 1173
So very disappointed in the top tier models by LG this year:

The LG LW7700 and the LW9500. They cheaped out this year on design of the bezel/frame for the top two models (last year they finally got with the program and offered both the LX9500 and LE8500 series with the 'Infinia borderless' design with slim bezels and solid glass front).

This year, only the LW9500 model gets the beauty treatment.... with the LW7700 getting a shoddy thicker bezel (ugly chrome? beige? bezel to boot). Shame LG... for shame. Let's hope the released final model of the LW7700 is a more minimal bezel.
post #54 of 1173
Well the camera flash looks like a big soft blob. I think it's matte.
post #55 of 1173
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Originally Posted by sonyorsammy View Post

So very disappointed in the top tier models by LG this year:

The LG LW7700 and the LW9500. They cheaped out this year on design of the bezel/frame for the top two models (last year they finally got with the program and offered both the LX9500 and LE8500 series with the 'Infinia borderless' design with slim bezels and solid glass front).

This year, only the LW9500 model gets the beauty treatment.... with the LW7700 getting a shoddy thicker bezel (ugly chrome? beige? bezel to boot). Shame LG... for shame. Let's hope the released final model of the LW7700 is a more minimal bezel.

I completely disagree with you on this one. I love the brushed metal look of the 7700 and I personally don't care about the thickness of the bezel.
post #56 of 1173
Hhaller I think you're in the minority then... there were a lot of people disappointed in LG going the 'metal' look... following Samsung from last year (C9000 I think).

There's more of a desire to reduce the outer bezel thickness in terms of design (the LX9500 did that beautifully) than anything else. LG just took a giant step back and gave everyone the middle finger with the uglier thicker bezelled LW7700.

blech..
post #57 of 1173
im definitely partial to a black bezel and stand. and I like the thinest bezel I can find. i am really looking forward to seeing the 6500 in person. this set jumped to the top of my list this year. hope the 65" isnt ridiculously priced.
post #58 of 1173
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Originally Posted by sonyorsammy View Post

Hhaller I think you're in the minority then... there were a lot of people disappointed in LG going the 'metal' look... following Samsung from last year (C9000 I think).

There's more of a desire to reduce the outer bezel thickness in terms of design (the LX9500 did that beautifully) than anything else. LG just took a giant step back and gave everyone the middle finger with the uglier thicker bezelled LW7700.

blech..

If I wanted a generic, thin black frame I'd look at Sony or Samsung. But to each his own.

Also, I seem to recall quite a bit of enthusiasm for the 7700 on this forum on the morning it was announced.
post #59 of 1173
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Originally Posted by thorr View Post

I was at CES on Friday. I have never been that interested in getting a 3D TV. Maybe a projector. I currently have a several year old Toshiba 50" 720p plasma that has the best picture I have seen on nearly any flat panel TV. I have had no plans to replace it whatsoever because the picture is just beautiful in my opinion.

When I got to CES I saw LG's 3D TV's and was completely blown away. I couldn't believe how much depth the picture had and how punchy the colors were. There was no flicker or eye strain whatsoever and the glasses were totally comfortable - much more so than my regular glasses which weigh a lot more (I normally wear contacts instead). They had a video of a video game and I was totally into it. It was a shooter and it seemed like the corridors went way into the TV into the next room. The 3D doesn't really come outward out of the TV too much, but it goes way inward. The glasses use circular polarization so you can tilt your head and be positioned anywhere and the 3D just plain works and works without any discomfort in any way.

I also looked at LG's 3D projector and was impressed, but less so than with the TV. It also used circular polarization.

I also looked at Toshiba's glasses free 3D tv's and I couldn't stand it. It was so buzzy and playing with my eyes that I felt like it was hurting them. It's like back in the day when your parents say not to sit too close to the TV because it will hurt your eyes.

I also looked at Panasonic's 3D TV's and they were just ok. They use active shutter glasses, so they need batteries and the picture was dimmer. Also, the sensor needs to work in order to get them to sync right. I just didn't care about the Panasonic's.

After that I went back to the LG TV's and the huge smile returned to my face. I was just in awe and loving it. The picture quality was equal or better than my beloved plasma at home, and that was while it was in 3D to boot.

They said that the RealD glasses will work with their TV's. They are LED lit LCD technology. The bezel on them was not too big so I should be able to get a larger TV in the same space as my current one which just fits.

They also said they would be available in March. They had one that was 120Hz (the first one I saw and fell in love with) and another that was 240Hz. I could not tell the difference and would be totally fine with the 120Hz model.

No eye strain! I could watch for hours on end without problems. Amazing!

(No, I don't work for LG)

-Mike

Really? Real D is the same?

yaaay

And I think I want either

INFINIA LW6500 Series (47-, 55- and 65-inch class sizes*) - Provides consumers with Full HD 1080p, LG Cinema 3D, TruMotion 240Hz, and LED Plus technology with local dimming capability. With LG SmartTV, the Magic Remote and Wi-Fi capability (adaptor included), content is easier to access than ever before. LG Cinema 3D uses polarized, lightweight glasses. Four pairs of glasses are included with each set.

or

INFINIA LW5600 Series (47- and 55-inch class sizes*) - Provides consumers with Full HD 1080p, LG Cinema, TruMotion 120Hz, and LED Plus technology with local dimming capability. With LG SmartTV, the Magic Remote and Wi-Fi capability (adaptor included), content is easier to access than ever before. LG Cinema 3D uses polarized, lightweight glasses. Four pairs of glasses are included with each set.
post #60 of 1173
I just got back from CES.

I was not that impressed with the passive polarized LCD 3D images. They did not seem particularly smooth nor realistic. My eyes kept trying to figure out where to focus. Perhaps with more time, my eyes would get trained, but I thought the Panasonic 3D looked better with the active glasses. Some Panasonics had bad flickering this year, that I didn't see last year.

I came away thinking that 3D still has more work to be done.

Michael
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