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post #2311 of 8217
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Originally Posted by eggdrop View Post

Hey everyone, been lurking a bit trying to get a grasp on what set up I will be going for. It looks as if the LG 55LW5600 is the winner for the centerpiece of my home entertainment set up. I have a few questions I was hoping owners could answer for me.

1) Are there higher end glasses I could use with this television? I noticed that Polaroid has a few that show up on Amazon that are compatible with RealD theaters. Does that mean it will work at home also? Me and my wife would like to have a nicer set of glasses than what we will have for guest use :P

2) Game quality. I am a heavy gamer, mostly PC though, and would like to know how the experience will be when I connect my consoles on this unit.

Last question is more general but hopefully you guys can throw some input. What other items do I need to get to have a nice full experience? I am in the market for an AVR and a good 5.1 speaker setup (looking into the Jamo set). And I will also need a 3D Blu ray player. Not sure what I should get when it comes to that though.

Thanks for the help in advance, just lurking has been a great help in finding out what I am going to be doing with this setup.

First and foremost welcome to AVS! Great choice on the set

1. Oakley offers Real D glasses at an Oakley price (too rich for my blood)
but you can go to any Real D theater and get a solid pair with a viewing. Also the glasses that come with the set are actually pretty nice. Check out ebay as well for Real D glasses, they can be found by the dozen for a really nice price as well.

2. I'm not a PC gamer nor do I have my PC connected to my set, I'll have to defer to the wisdom of others on that. general consensus seems to be that as long as the PC is connected using the PC input marker it's not a bad monitor. I game via 360 and PS3 and have had no issues with lag or other common complaints. 3D gaming is excellent Be sure to change the input settings to PC when playing to reduce lag as well.

3. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...323&CatId=4586 and also a good 3D BD player is posted above ^^^^ comes with AVATAR

Almost forgot add a sub to the set (Epik Legend or comparable) and your good to go.
post #2312 of 8217
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Originally Posted by eggdrop View Post

1) Are there higher end glasses I could use with this television? I noticed that Polaroid has a few that show up on Amazon that are compatible with RealD theaters. Does that mean it will work at home also? Me and my wife would like to have a nicer set of glasses than what we will have for guest use :P

Yes there are nicer glasses, and yes any RealD glasses will work with the set. Personally I've purchased two pairs of Gunnar RealD glasses which I'm very happy with.

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Originally Posted by eggdrop View Post

2) Game quality. I am a heavy gamer, mostly PC though, and would like to know how the experience will be when I connect my consoles on this unit.

Me too. I'm very, very happy with this for gaming, both console and PC. It's what I use my set for 90% of the time. Some people have complained about lag but I haven't really noticed any.

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Originally Posted by eggdrop View Post

Last question is more general but hopefully you guys can throw some input. What other items do I need to get to have a nice full experience? I am in the market for an AVR and a good 5.1 speaker setup (looking into the Jamo set). And I will also need a 3D Blu ray player. Not sure what I should get when it comes to that though.

Lots to choose from, really. Tough to help here.. I have my PS3 and an HTPC for 3D blu ray and other 3D movies, both work great.
post #2313 of 8217
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Originally Posted by grivad View Post

For those wondering, they're here.

These look pretty good...

Have you done a comparison to PC Mag's settings here?

So I just put in the c|net settings to test and need to do some comparisons... Also trying the PC Mag ones next..

EDIT: The PC Mag ones weren't so great. I set up the c|net settings on Expert 1 and mine from page 38 on Expert 2, and did some tests switching back and forth to compare images, and lo and behold, they look damn near identical. I think the c|net's reds are ever so slightly, slightly deeper, but besides that, they're pretty much the same.

Go figure.
post #2314 of 8217
I bought the 47" and really could not be any happier with the TV. But I wanted to try out some of the nicer, passive 3D glasses on the market.

To anyone who was interested in the passive 3D glasses by Gunnar Optiks or Oakley... don't bother with either of them. I bought them both to try out and the Gunnars were terrible and the Oakleys weren't any better than the glasses that come with the TV.

Save your money.
post #2315 of 8217
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Originally Posted by Taker666 View Post

I bought the 47" and really could not be any happier with the TV. But I wanted to try out some of the nicer, passive 3D glasses on the market.

To anyone who was interested in the passive 3D glasses by Gunnar Optiks or Oakley... don't bother with either of them. I bought them both to try out and the Gunnars were terrible and the Oakleys weren't any better than the glasses that come with the TV.

Save your money.

Interesting, I disagree. I own the Gunnar's and the image really is noticeably sharper with the Gunnar's than the stock glasses. Also, unless you're watching in a dark room all the time, the stock glasses tend to pick up quite a few light reflections, which are pretty annoying.
post #2316 of 8217
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Originally Posted by cowboytoto View Post

If you have a Fry's near by you can get that same tv for $1199 with 10 pairs of glasses starting tomorrow or when the July 4th sale hits.

Thanks, I wish there was a Fry's in the Miami area. I would have been all over Best Buy for a price adjustment. The closest is Georgia. I like the best buy 36 months though.
post #2317 of 8217
Did they release their 4th of July ad already?
post #2318 of 8217
Hey guys. Been reading this thread and decided to take the plunge and my lovely new 55lw5600 came today. I love it but I have a question ... When I tried to order Tron: Legacy on my DirecTv receiver (in 3D of course) it told me that the program was in 1080p 24 and that my display could not display that resolution. I thought it could display that. Is there a way to enable that?

Any help will be met with a heartfelt "thank you".
post #2319 of 8217
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Originally Posted by asmacumber
Hey guys. Been reading this thread and decided to take the plunge and my lovely new 55lw5600 came today. I love it but I have a question ... When I tried to order Tron: Legacy on my DirecTv receiver (in 3D of course) it told me that the program was in 1080p 24 and that my display could not display that resolution. I thought it could display that. Is there a way to enable that?

Any help will be met with a heartfelt "thank you".
I do believe you have to go to the directv settings menu and check the 1080p checkbox. I had to do that on my hr21 receiver.
post #2320 of 8217
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Originally Posted by eggdrop View Post
1) Are there higher end glasses I could use with this television? I noticed that Polaroid has a few that show up on Amazon that are compatible with RealD theaters. Does that mean it will work at home also? Me and my wife would like to have a nicer set of glasses than what we will have for guest use :P
Check these out:

http://www.tru3d.com/3D_Accessories/...ed_Eyewear.php

Don't know if anyone has tried these out yet, but I'm thinking about ordering a pair. Prices are way more reasonable than Gunnars or Oakleys...around $30...and definitely more styles to choose from. Some look pretty cool!
post #2321 of 8217
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Originally Posted by asmacumber View Post
Hey guys. Been reading this thread and decided to take the plunge and my lovely new 55lw5600 came today. I love it but I have a question ... When I tried to order Tron: Legacy on my DirecTv receiver (in 3D of course) it told me that the program was in 1080p 24 and that my display could not display that resolution. I thought it could display that. Is there a way to enable that?

Any help will be met with a heartfelt "thank you".
Are you connected via hdmi?
post #2322 of 8217
I am. After researching some online I have discovered it's because I am connecting through a Pioneer VSX-1020 tuner. For some reason the message the directv tuner gets from some AV tuners that are 3d compatible tell it that it's not 1080p/24 compatible even though they are.

Looks like I'll be direct connecting my DTV tuner to my tv via HDMI and using optical to my tuner for audio.
post #2323 of 8217
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Originally Posted by asmacumber View Post
I am. After researching some online I have discovered it's because I am connecting through a Pioneer VSX-1020 tuner. For some reason the message the directv tuner gets from some AV tuners that are 3d compatible tell it that it's not 1080p/24 compatible even though they are.

Looks like I'll be direct connecting my DTV tuner to my tv via HDMI and using optical to my tuner for audio.
Ah, that was the question I was going to ask next...
post #2324 of 8217
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Originally Posted by mrfatboy View Post
I have not tried yet. I didnt know there was one. Googling found and i thought it was interesting. www.lg-hack.info

http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...=2677&tid=2902
Has anyone tried this yet? This link tells you how to get to the service menu:
http://openlgtv.org.ru/wiki/index.ph...IR_transmitter

and this user has gotten the DVR functionality working on his using the above method
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...9#post20540589

I also know that the European models of the lw5600 have the recording feature, so should I try it? I'm just afraid of bricking the only TV we have in the house.

These are some of the menus in the EZ menu
post #2325 of 8217
I saw this on display and loved it. Thought the passive 3D looked amazing and that was from 2-3 feet away (cables attached to the glasses). I'm assuming it will look just as goof in my apt from 7-8 feet away. I hope with the settings I use from the good folks here the 2D will look just as good. I will be running comcast, PS3 and 360 through HDMI.

Not looking to purchase for a few more weeks so I hope the price stays pretty good
post #2326 of 8217
Don't look now, but Fry's is at it again, 55 again priced down to less than 12 Benjamins! The funny thing is, i used to check their inventory @ my local stores, it's not on their website(I know you have to pick 'em up in stores) but, at least you could see which store had inventory. It's not even listed on their site, so now i can't look for availability & which one i need to wait at, once the doors open.

Last time, which was a few weeks back, they sold out of this panel on the same day the sale started. I even attempted to buy the floor model, because it just looked so damn good, they wouldn't budge on selling it. So, I went to Costco & picked up a Sammy UN55D6050, which cost $300 more & it doesn't even have 3d or LD?!? Hopefully, luck is with me tomorrow, and when I call, they'll have the truck unloading 'em right, then & there! And with the $$ saved i can get the Onkyo AVR HT-RC360, which is marked down from $549 to $249.
post #2327 of 8217
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Originally Posted by sundevil75 View Post
I saw this on display and loved it. Thought the passive 3D looked amazing and that was from 2-3 feet away (cables attached to the glasses). I'm assuming it will look just as goof in my apt from 7-8 feet away. I hope with the settings I use from the good folks here the 2D will look just as good. I will be running comcast, PS3 and 360 through HDMI.

Not looking to purchase for a few more weeks so I hope the price stays pretty good
Are you in Az? I think if you keep up with the Fry's ads you can get it at the Tempe location for a great deal, I did. As far as 2D pq there are plenty of folks here who listed their settings, I'm sure you can get the desired image
post #2328 of 8217
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Originally Posted by leftyguitar1963 View Post
Don't look now, but Fry's is at it again, 55 again priced down to less than 12 Benjamins! The funny thing is, i used to check their inventory @ my local stores, it's not on their website(I know you have to pick 'em up in stores) but, at least you could see which store had inventory. It's not even listed on their site, so now i can't look for availability & which one i need to wait at, once the doors open.

Last time, which was a few weeks back, they sold out of this panel on the same day the sale started. I even attempted to buy the floor model, because it just looked so damn good, they wouldn't budge on selling it. So, I went to Costco & picked up a Sammy UN55D6050, which cost $300 more & it doesn't even have 3d or LD?!? Hopefully, luck is with me tomorrow, and when I call, they'll have the truck unloading 'em right, then & there! And with the $$ saved i can get the Onkyo AVR HT-RC360, which is marked down from $549 to $249.
Good luck getting the set Lefty!
post #2329 of 8217
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Originally Posted by danmanca
I am aware of the issue with 3D and DTS. I have a receiver but it does not "Support 3D" if I play a 3D File in Side By Side format and send it through the receiver, will the TV not be able to convert it to 3D even though my receiver doesn't support it? I've played some XBOX games through the receiver in 3D and they play fine, however, when I play via PS3 (which automatically sets 3D mode) I can not play via the receiver and have to run the HDMI Direct to the TV thus in effect losing the DTS HD MA sound on some MKV files and 3D Blu rays...

Anyway main reason for asking is I want to know if I can run the 3D Video through say my PS3 or another media player, using my receiver to decode the DTS HDMA sound and then to output to the TV and then set the TV manually to the 3D Side By Side mode? Before I go testing just wondering if anyone else has any experience as to playing 3D through a receiver that is not "3D Ready"
I have a yamaha 765 which does not support 3D. My ps3 was able to play 3d once but I have not been able ever since. However my pc sends sbs 3d fine as long as it's not DTS hd. Audio will drop out occasionally if it's DTS-hd.
post #2330 of 8217
Used to be in AZ..near the Frys on baseline but now im in Salt Lake...no frys. I will probably go through amazon as it is a good price. The 65 in is only 400 more so I need to decide what will fit best in my 2 bedroom apt
post #2331 of 8217
anyone remember the Fry's SKU# for the 55?
post #2332 of 8217
I bought this TV used (for one month) by someone who upgraded to the 55" version.

Problem is that his Netflix account is still on the TV, which would be fine if I didn't have my own account... but I do, and I would like to get my Netflix account setup. The problem is that I don't know where I can reset the netflix login to be my login, not "Peter's" (the guy I bought it from).

I've poked around the menu 5 times to no avail, I've registered for My LG Apps to no avail, and I've searched online to no answer.

Is there some easy place to reset or change my Netflix account on the LW5600, or to 'hard reset' the TV to forget all passwords stored inside?

Thanks!
post #2333 of 8217
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Originally Posted by ericchen0121 View Post
I bought this TV used (for one month) by someone who upgraded to the 55" version.

Problem is that his Netflix account is still on the TV, which would be fine if I didn't have my own account... but I do, and I would like to get my Netflix account setup. The problem is that I don't know where I can reset the netflix login to be my login, not "Peter's" (the guy I bought it from).

I've poked around the menu 5 times to no avail, I've registered for My LG Apps to no avail, and I've searched online to no answer.

Is there some easy place to reset or change my Netflix account on the LW5600, or to 'hard reset' the TV to forget all passwords stored inside?

Thanks!
I saw this while poking around the menus.. I haven't tried it, but it looks like where you need to be:

Home
Setup
Network
Smart TV Setting
ID Management
Reset
Netflix Deactivation

You deactivate your other accounts here as well.
post #2334 of 8217
I checked out the Gunnar RealD glasses online.
$80 for the cheapest pair?!?

Kind of defeats the main selling point of these sets...

I could see maybe 20 or 30, but def. not 80.

I have both.. the ones that come with the TV (i got mine when it first came out and it sounds like the newer ones are better) and the ones from the theater.. I do prefer the theater glasses.
post #2335 of 8217
I just got an update that the Plex windows 7x64 bug will be fixed in the late july firmware release.
post #2336 of 8217
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Originally Posted by fox1541 View Post

I checked out the Gunnar RealD glasses online.
$80 for the cheapest pair?!?

Kind of defeats the main selling point of these sets...

I could see maybe 20 or 30, but def. not 80.

I have both.. the ones that come with the TV (i got mine when it first came out and it sounds like the newer ones are better) and the ones from the theater.. I do prefer the theater glasses.

I just bought a pair for the $80 you mentioned at Fry's yesterday, who seems to be $20 less than anywhere else. I plan on using them today at the theater to see Transformers. They are very solidly built, better than most sunglasses at that price point.
post #2337 of 8217
Hi, I'm getting ready to purchase a new 46- or 47-inch TV to replace my embarrassing 27-inch tube.

This set is a leading contender, along with the Samsung 7000 and Sony NX720(?). They are obviously quite different, since this is passive 3D and has a matte screen--and I have a bright room. Though I could go either way on 3D technology, the bright room gives serious weight to the LG.

For those who own this TV, what other sets were you considering and why did you go with the LG? Just curious, since I'm sure many of you were looking at similar sets. What put the LG over the top?
post #2338 of 8217
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Originally Posted by vexx786 View Post

Has anyone tried this yet? This link tells you how to get to the service menu:
http://openlgtv.org.ru/wiki/index.ph...IR_transmitter

and this user has gotten the DVR functionality working on his using the above method
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...9#post20540589

Please read again, because the user was never able to test if the DVR is working or not. It's one of those things you have to check and read everything yourself if you plan to do any kind of Modification.

Also a general rule is if you are afraid that it might brick your TV, your only TV, then DO NOT DO IT.

I would test it out, but I have no use for DVR function. I'll do it for sure if they can enable DTS from the service menu.
post #2339 of 8217
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Originally Posted by leftyguitar1963 View Post

anyone remember the Fry's SKU# for the 55?

http://www.frys.com/product/6535443

That's the number, but it's not on their website anymore.
post #2340 of 8217
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Originally Posted by ericchen0121 View Post

I bought this TV used (for one month) by someone who upgraded to the 55" version.

Problem is that his Netflix account is still on the TV, which would be fine if I didn't have my own account... but I do, and I would like to get my Netflix account setup. The problem is that I don't know where I can reset the netflix login to be my login, not "Peter's" (the guy I bought it from).

I've poked around the menu 5 times to no avail, I've registered for My LG Apps to no avail, and I've searched online to no answer.

Is there some easy place to reset or change my Netflix account on the LW5600, or to 'hard reset' the TV to forget all passwords stored inside?

Thanks!

To preform a HARD reset, you need to unplug the TV. Then press and hold the power button for around 30 sec. Now you can plug back your TV and and everything should be resetted.
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