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post #3151 of 8217
RE: LW 5300 Bundle

I recently purchased this bundle from BB and after a week I'm very pleased with the purchase. I was looking for all the features of a 55 LW5600 without the "smart"/ internet capability. The 5300 bundle was a perfect fit because the TV meets this criteria, comes with a 3D BR player, 4 pairs of glasses AND was under my 1600 budget. I could not be any more pleased.
post #3152 of 8217
Quote:
Originally Posted by rgirish View Post

Thanks a lot ....the rollback did not work for me but link for 4.0.14 worked today and I installed it on TV. unfortunately my tangled 3D SBS mkv file still not working. It says "file is invalid" does anyone has idea?

Just curious. did the rollback attempt do anything? Was there any sign that it was accepting the code presses? The instructions were for a different LG tv but the firmware was similar. It was just a shot.
post #3153 of 8217
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Originally Posted by zenzenwakaranai View Post

Hi everyone. I recently purchased the LG 47LW5600 and so far, it's been a fantastic experience (my first TV purchase, not to mention)! Unfortunately, I hit a snag today when I tried to connect my external hard drive (a Western Digital My Book Essential 3 TB USB 3.0) to the TV. A window popped up saying "USB loading..." but nothing pops up in the input menu under USB1 nor USB2 and I've tried both ports. Does anyone have any tips on how to have the TV read the drive?

Also, I've yet to update the firmware due to a lack of internet connection at my apartment. Please let me know if this might fix it? And if so, is there a way for me to install firmware without having the TV connect to the internet?

Thanks very much for your help!

Make sure that your Hard drive is formatted with NTFS or FAT32. If it Mac OS Extended, it may not work. It would need to be formatted as stated above. Mac OS Snow Leopard reads and writes FAT32 [but the file size limit is around 4 or 5GB, butu Snow Leopard only reads NTFS. It won't write to NTFS without a support app. I don't know if Lion writes to NTFS drives.
post #3154 of 8217
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrfatboy View Post

Just curious. did the rollback attempt do anything? Was there any sign that it was accepting the code presses? The instructions were for a different LG tv but the firmware was similar. It was just a shot.

for rollback TV didnt seems to understand the code presses. The power button was flashing for every press but nothing happened.
post #3155 of 8217
The rollback method didn't work for me either (55LW5600, v4.00.14). I was hoping the prior (?3.00) would be able to successfully initialize a USB HD for time machine usage.

Updated to 4.00.18 - and the hard drive initialization (& time machine DVR) work!
post #3156 of 8217
Hi guys! Been following this thread for a while now. Here is my small review of my LG 55LW650 (European model of the LW5600) recently posted on avforums:

After playing around with my new 55 inch LW650W for two days, I'm definately more happy than i ever expected to be! The 3D quality and experience is just incredible and much much better in almost every aspect compared to active shutter 3D!

So far, this sunday and monday, Ive been totally watching 3 entire 3D Blu-ray movies, and also partially tested around 14-15 other various 3D Blu-Ray movies (both through standalone LG Blu-Ray player and HTPC over hdmi with TMT5 as player.

All this titles, I have previously seen on my previous Samsung 3D plasma (C680), and every one of them had various amount of crosstalk on the Sammy. Some of them had horrible double-image crosstalk everywhere, and some of them much less but still noticable crosstalk, which was destroying the 3D-experience. Also, the subtitles was kindof impossible to read due to all crosstalk...

Watching all those movies on my new LG LW650, I couldnt find ANY crosstalk at all!!! Belive me - I was really searching for it, and I almost was hoping to find some hehe.. But to my big surprise, no matter how deep the 3D effect was and how much "pop-outside-the-screen" 3D i saw, there was no sight of crosstalk whatsoever. The subtitles was also loking crisp and spot on - no double images and fully readable without the need of fully focusing my eyes on them. Its just crazy, in my opinion!

Ive been reading a lot of 3D Blu-ray movie reviews since I bought my first (active) 3DTV last year, and many of the 3D-titles often gets low scores due to "noticable crosstalk". Well, I actually believed that it was all about the movies' 3D-quality, used cameras, bad angles, etc etc... Until now! Now i understand that the problem is that most reviews are based on active shutter 3D tests. Its just the active 3D-technology that isnt enough, simply as that!

The worst 3D experience I remember with active shutter 3DTV was watching IMAX The Universe on 3D Blu-Ray. It was just unwatchable due to the high contrast (mostly black backgrounds and light stars/planets). I shut it off after 10 minutes. Yesterday I tested it on the LG, and...guess what... NO crosstalk at all! I couldnt belive it for a while...

Anyway... Yes - the lower vertical resolution in 3D mode is noticable, expecially while watching animated movies with crisp and sharp image such as "How to train your dragon", but its still no problem for me at all. Of course I really hope LG will introduce the 1080i algoritm soon, which would make the experience even better, but I could actually live with the lower resolution anyway, without whining about it. The passive 3D technology is just so much better anyway, and I really think this is the future of watching 3D at home.

I have so far not tested any Side-By-Side titles or TV channels, so I dont know if any crosstalk is visible in that 3D format. Anyone have some input here? I have a bunch of 3D channels (Sky 3D, Viasat 3D etc..) via my satellite dish, but I didnt had time to test it out yet, maybe because its not that important, after all...

The 3D glasses are very comfortable, light weight, and feels great without any flickering. Also, finally I wont loose sync while watching 3D movies Thats a great advantage!

By the way, I also tried two pairs of regular Real 3D glasses from my local cinema. They actually work with the TV, but those glasses quality is noticable worse. Somehow, the cinema glasses gives a little more blur, a little different colors and also a darker image. I guess I wont be using the cinema glasses at home, but as a side-note, Im kindof curious if the LG glasses would make the quality better at cinema, maybe? I guess I will give it a try hehe...

Somehow, Ive noticed that after tweaking a little with the "Film"-mode on LG LW650, i get the best movie-feeling and picture quality so far while watching 3D Blurays and regular Blurays. I tried calibrating and adjusting the ISF-modes, but it gives me a more video-look than a real movie-look. Maybe I just need more time to tweak it...

One thing is for sure - the True Motion effect is a big no-no! I turn it off in both 2D and 3D mode...

Besides the 3D then...

I think this LG TV generally has really great black levels, very good contrast and the colors are spot-on! Im impressed by the HD quality on both Blu-Ray movies, MKV rips as well as HD-channel broadcasts. I also like the local dimming actually, it gives me the inky black picture I was expecting from this TV, and it also "dims down" the noticable edge-light-bleeding my TV got in the lower right corner. Its not perfect, but still a very good feature, and thats why i have it on "High". Btw, i see no banding or clouding on my TV!

The SD picture could ofcourse be better on the LG, but I cannot imagine getting it SO much better on any other LED TV anyway. After all, its still a huge 55 inch TV, and Im sitting about 2,7 meters (around 8-9 feets) from the TV, so I wont be expecting to get "perfect quality" from any low-resolution SD-source from that distance... The LG still gives me better SD-quality than on my previus Sammy plasma anyway, probably due to the much better blacks, sharpness and contrast levels on the LG....

Well, thats all for now... As you probably can see, Im more than happy with my LG so far!

Lets hope we get this new 3D-algoritm update very soon so we can watch full HD 3D on this TV... This would make the TV even more perfect!

Regards,
Martin
post #3157 of 8217
I bought my LG 55LW5600 in July to replace my old Samsung DLP. Mostly in laziness, because I didn't want to rip apart the TV and replace the color wheel for the SECOND time in 2 years...ugh.

I used a combination of the professional calibration posted here, the CNET, and the Disney WOW Blu-Ray setup disc (Mostly the latter with the exception of the colors).

I use the TV for all streaming applications and VUDU works great.

So I've had an issue too, has anyone else noticed the 'soap opera' effect while watching Netflix? I can't seem to find where to turn off the Tru-Motion setting for the built in Apps.
post #3158 of 8217
Oh, and I recently grabbed a copy of Tangled 3D from Costco, and got a chance to watch it in 3D.

I have to say, being someone who was skeptical of wearing a pair of glasses for the entire length of a movie, I was really impressed.

I didn't notice any resolution scaling, any interlace lines, nothing....just pure beauty!
post #3159 of 8217
Quote:
Originally Posted by SoCalDJ View Post

I bought my LG 55LW5600 in July to replace my old Samsung DLP. Mostly in laziness, because I didn't want to rip apart the TV and replace the color wheel for the SECOND time in 2 years...ugh.

I used a combination of the professional calibration posted here, the CNET, and the Disney WOW Blu-Ray setup disc (Mostly the latter with the exception of the colors).

I use the TV for all streaming applications and VUDU works great.

So I've had an issue too, has anyone else noticed the 'soap opera' effect while watching Netflix? I can't seem to find where to turn off the Tru-Motion setting for the built in Apps.

while the Movie is playing you can try hitting the [q.menu] button on the remote, video setting and go all the way down and turn off trumotion. Not sure, i never need to use Netflix.

You can also try press the [av] button on the remote to switch to cinema mode.
post #3160 of 8217
Quick menu worked.

I can't to my Expert 1 preset though. Had to modify the 'Standard' setting.

The advanced options for the standard modes are different than the Expert though. Can anyone recommend the proper settings for the no expert advanced mode?
post #3161 of 8217
Hey folks,

I've narrowed down my search for a 55" lcd to the 55LW5600 or 6500. From what I can tell the only difference is the 240/120 Hz and slightly higher contrast ratio on the 6500. I watch a lot of sports which has me leaning towards the 6500. My question is that if Trumotion is turned off(which I think I prefer), are both of these sets essentially 60 Hz panels?
post #3162 of 8217
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrMart View Post

Hi guys! Been following this thread for a while now. Here is my small review of my LG 55LW650 (European model of the LW5600) recently posted on avforums:

After playing around with my new 55 inch LW650W for two days, I'm definately more happy than i ever expected to be! The 3D quality and experience is just incredible and much much better in almost every aspect compared to active shutter 3D!

So far, this sunday and monday, Ive been totally watching 3 entire 3D Blu-ray movies, and also partially tested around 14-15 other various 3D Blu-Ray movies (both through standalone LG Blu-Ray player and HTPC over hdmi with TMT5 as player.

All this titles, I have previously seen on my previous Samsung 3D plasma (C680), and every one of them had various amount of crosstalk on the Sammy. Some of them had horrible double-image crosstalk everywhere, and some of them much less but still noticable crosstalk, which was destroying the 3D-experience. Also, the subtitles was kindof impossible to read due to all crosstalk...

Watching all those movies on my new LG LW650, I couldnt find ANY crosstalk at all!!! Belive me - I was really searching for it, and I almost was hoping to find some hehe.. But to my big surprise, no matter how deep the 3D effect was and how much "pop-outside-the-screen" 3D i saw, there was no sight of crosstalk whatsoever. The subtitles was also loking crisp and spot on - no double images and fully readable without the need of fully focusing my eyes on them. Its just crazy, in my opinion!

Ive been reading a lot of 3D Blu-ray movie reviews since I bought my first (active) 3DTV last year, and many of the 3D-titles often gets low scores due to "noticable crosstalk". Well, I actually believed that it was all about the movies' 3D-quality, used cameras, bad angles, etc etc... Until now! Now i understand that the problem is that most reviews are based on active shutter 3D tests. Its just the active 3D-technology that isnt enough, simply as that!

The worst 3D experience I remember with active shutter 3DTV was watching IMAX The Universe on 3D Blu-Ray. It was just unwatchable due to the high contrast (mostly black backgrounds and light stars/planets). I shut it off after 10 minutes. Yesterday I tested it on the LG, and...guess what... NO crosstalk at all! I couldnt belive it for a while...

Anyway... Yes - the lower vertical resolution in 3D mode is noticable, expecially while watching animated movies with crisp and sharp image such as "How to train your dragon", but its still no problem for me at all. Of course I really hope LG will introduce the 1080i algoritm soon, which would make the experience even better, but I could actually live with the lower resolution anyway, without whining about it. The passive 3D technology is just so much better anyway, and I really think this is the future of watching 3D at home.

I have so far not tested any Side-By-Side titles or TV channels, so I dont know if any crosstalk is visible in that 3D format. Anyone have some input here? I have a bunch of 3D channels (Sky 3D, Viasat 3D etc..) via my satellite dish, but I didnt had time to test it out yet, maybe because its not that important, after all...

The 3D glasses are very comfortable, light weight, and feels great without any flickering. Also, finally I wont loose sync while watching 3D movies Thats a great advantage!

By the way, I also tried two pairs of regular Real 3D glasses from my local cinema. They actually work with the TV, but those glasses quality is noticable worse. Somehow, the cinema glasses gives a little more blur, a little different colors and also a darker image. I guess I wont be using the cinema glasses at home, but as a side-note, Im kindof curious if the LG glasses would make the quality better at cinema, maybe? I guess I will give it a try hehe...

Somehow, Ive noticed that after tweaking a little with the "Film"-mode on LG LW650, i get the best movie-feeling and picture quality so far while watching 3D Blurays and regular Blurays. I tried calibrating and adjusting the ISF-modes, but it gives me a more video-look than a real movie-look. Maybe I just need more time to tweak it...

One thing is for sure - the True Motion effect is a big no-no! I turn it off in both 2D and 3D mode...

Besides the 3D then...

I think this LG TV generally has really great black levels, very good contrast and the colors are spot-on! Im impressed by the HD quality on both Blu-Ray movies, MKV rips as well as HD-channel broadcasts. I also like the local dimming actually, it gives me the inky black picture I was expecting from this TV, and it also "dims down" the noticable edge-light-bleeding my TV got in the lower right corner. Its not perfect, but still a very good feature, and thats why i have it on "High". Btw, i see no banding or clouding on my TV!

The SD picture could ofcourse be better on the LG, but I cannot imagine getting it SO much better on any other LED TV anyway. After all, its still a huge 55 inch TV, and Im sitting about 2,7 meters (around 8-9 feets) from the TV, so I wont be expecting to get "perfect quality" from any low-resolution SD-source from that distance... The LG still gives me better SD-quality than on my previus Sammy plasma anyway, probably due to the much better blacks, sharpness and contrast levels on the LG....

Well, thats all for now... As you probably can see, Im more than happy with my LG so far!

Lets hope we get this new 3D-algoritm update very soon so we can watch full HD 3D on this TV... This would make the TV even more perfect!

Regards,
Martin


Hi!

Great review & keep us updated! May I ask, what are your impressions of the 2D-3D Conversion feature of this set?

Bazzy!
post #3163 of 8217
Quote:
Originally Posted by keeferb View Post

Hey folks,

I've narrowed down my search for a 55" lcd to the 55LW5600 or 6500. From what I can tell the only difference is the 240/120 Hz and slightly higher contrast ratio on the 6500. I watch a lot of sports which has me leaning towards the 6500. My question is that if Trumotion is turned off(which I think I prefer), are both of these sets essentially 60 Hz panels?

The broadcasts are in 60 Hz. I haven't seen a 6500, so I can't make a recommendation about which you choose.
post #3164 of 8217
Thanks for the tips, everyone. Unfortunately, my 3TB external hard drive remains undetected by the TV. I updated to 4.00.14 firmware but still no luck. Also, this hard drive is originally formatted to NTFS. I don't own a Mac either, so at least I know that's not the cause of the problem.

Any more ideas? If not, what are the chances that LG updates the firmware to somehow make higher capacity (>1-2 TB) drives detectable? Fairly disappointed right now, as I just assumed any drive would be compatible with my awesome TV, seeing as how my 6-year old laptop could detect it.
post #3165 of 8217
Hello, 55LW6500 owner here. To be honest, I haven't really noticed a difference between my tv and the 55LW5600 BB demo displays.

Supposedly, the 6500 has a higher contrast ratio in addition to the 240hz vs 120hz. It's pretty hard to tell about the CR unless I could see the 5600/6500 side by side. All I know is watching Avatar 3D BD with Trumotion = High and Sharpness = 90 is *absolutely stunning* on the 6500 (in 3D mode, Trumotion is absolutely smooth/flawless with no 'breakup' artefacts, as compared to 2D mode). I personally like the metallic/curvy stand and more prominent clear bezel edge on the 6500 slightly more, but these are small style details that are probably not that important to most people.

The more I see the LW5600 in the stores, the more I think the LW5600 is an *excellent* value for the money. I got the 6500 for $1798 a couple of weeks ago (pretty good for Canada eh , which to this day I still feel happy about i.e. I'd personally only get the 6500 if you can get it for a great price, given its (apparently) marginal differences to the 5600.

Quote:
Originally Posted by keeferb View Post

Hey folks,

I've narrowed down my search for a 55" lcd to the 55LW5600 or 6500. From what I can tell the only difference is the 240/120 Hz and slightly higher contrast ratio on the 6500. I watch a lot of sports which has me leaning towards the 6500. My question is that if Trumotion is turned off(which I think I prefer), are both of these sets essentially 60 Hz panels?
post #3166 of 8217
Quote:
Originally Posted by zenzenwakaranai View Post

Thanks for the tips, everyone. Unfortunately, my 3TB external hard drive remains undetected by the TV. I updated to 4.00.14 firmware but still no luck. Also, this hard drive is originally formatted to NTFS. I don't own a Mac either, so at least I know that's not the cause of the problem.

Any more ideas? If not, what are the chances that LG updates the firmware to somehow make higher capacity (>1-2 TB) drives detectable? Fairly disappointed right now, as I just assumed any drive would be compatible with my awesome TV, seeing as how my 6-year old laptop could detect it.

Here's something you can try. Plug the 3TB hard drive to your PC. And Partition and format the Drive to 2 instead of 1 full 3tb. Example: 1st = 195gb, 2nd = 105GB. This was the old way when the window OS can't detect large hard drives back in the days.


I never check if the TV could read a drive with 2 active partition yet, so if it doesn't read with the above way, you can do 2 partitions and just activate one. What way it will only show a 195GB partition, and 105gb of non-formated nothing. you can always activate that other one later when your 195GB is getting full. And by that time LG should have 3TB detectable.


Warning: Partition a harddrive will normally delete what's inside and require another format of the drive. certain programs will allow you to partition your harddrive without looseing anything, Partition magic, etc, I can't really think of other programs right now.
post #3167 of 8217
Quote:
Originally Posted by SoCalDJ View Post

Quick menu worked.

I can't to my Expert 1 preset though. Had to modify the 'Standard' setting.

The advanced options for the standard modes are different than the Expert though. Can anyone recommend the proper settings for the no expert advanced mode?

you can try these basic ones.

Standard
Backlight 70
Contrast 90
Brightness 50
Sharpness 52
Color 55
Tint 0
Color temp warm35
Dynamic contrast off
Dynamic color off
Clear white off
Skin color 0
Noise reduction low
Super resolution on
Mpeg noise reduction off
Gamma medium
Black level low
Eye care off
Real cinema off
Color gamut wide
TRU motion off
Led local dimming high
Energy off


then Change the backlight up or down to your liking.
post #3168 of 8217
So I finally got my internet and I am trying to connect my TV it. I did the WPS thing and everything starts fine but then does not connect when it gets to the DNS. The message I get is "Failed to connect to network. Cannot connect with a name server. Home network is available. Check the DNS server address and contact the Internet service operator."

What do I do to get this fixed?
post #3169 of 8217
Sorry i got confused about the models. My LG 55LW650 is the European model of the LW6500, not the LW5600

I chose the 6500 because of the cleaner design on the bezel and also the specification that said it had slightly higher contrast. I could not test the 5600 and 6500 side by side on Mediamarkt, but somehow the 6500 image looked a little better. The price difference was only around 100 euro, and i got 7 pair of glasses with the 6500, so i took that model. But IF it really is worth the 100 extra euro - i dont know actually...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bazzy View Post

Hi!

Great review & keep us updated! May I ask, what are your impressions of the 2D-3D Conversion feature of this set?

Bazzy!

Thank you, m8! I have actually only tested the 2D-3D mode a few minutes so far, and cannot yet make any good review of it. I only tried a HD channel from my satellite box, and yes it created some "deeper look" with a feeling of 3D, but it still feels kindof fake, so Im not a huge fan of this function...

One thing thou is that the 2D-3D mode on my LW6500 looked WAY better than on my previous Samsung c680 plasma... The picture felt more "deep", if you know what i mean...

I will come back with more input as soon as i get time to test the 2D->3D with more sources/movies/TV shows etc...
post #3170 of 8217
Quick question for the 5600 owners...I'm seriously thinking about purchasing the lg 55lw5600 when the prices come down a little (Labor Day???). The only decision I need to make at this point is to wall-mount or place it on a stand. Can any of you share the dimensions of the stand which comes with this TV. Thanks in advance
post #3171 of 8217
Quote:
Originally Posted by zenzenwakaranai View Post

Thanks for the tips, everyone. Unfortunately, my 3TB external hard drive remains undetected by the TV. I updated to 4.00.14 firmware but still no luck. Also, this hard drive is originally formatted to NTFS. I don't own a Mac either, so at least I know that's not the cause of the problem.

Any more ideas? If not, what are the chances that LG updates the firmware to somehow make higher capacity (>1-2 TB) drives detectable? Fairly disappointed right now, as I just assumed any drive would be compatible with my awesome TV, seeing as how my 6-year old laptop could detect it.

Could try creating multiple partitions that add up to 3TB.

Edit: did not see this posted above.
post #3172 of 8217
Quote:
Originally Posted by owine View Post

Could try creating multiple partitions that add up to 3TB.

Edit: did not see this posted above.

This might be possible, though I'd much rather keep what I've saved on the drive already. Do you have a guide that you could link me to? You can PM me as well; I don't mean to de-rail this thread too much! Hopefully I can get to the bottom of this 3TB issue soon and post a helpful solution that others can use.
post #3173 of 8217
I have another question for the 5600 owners. I happened to see that BB also sells the lg5300 which includes LED Plus. I believe the 5600 model doesn't have this feature. Any thoughts about what (if any) differences there would be in PQ?
post #3174 of 8217
Quote:
Originally Posted by abba1 View Post

Quick question for the 5600 owners...I'm seriously thinking about purchasing the lg 55lw5600 when the prices come down a little (Labor Day???). The only decision I need to make at this point is to wall-mount or place it on a stand. Can any of you share the dimensions of the stand which comes with this TV. Thanks in advance

The stand is 21 5/8" wide by 13 1/4" deep. Bottom of TV sits 2 5/8" off table top.
post #3175 of 8217
2D > 3D...How do I do it?

When I press the 3D button and select first tile icon, I don't see much difference. Do I need to be on certain TV channels to experience 3D? Do I need to watch certain type of TV shows/movies on TV channels to notice "3D" effect? I don't notice any difference when I select 3D.....what am I missing?

Thx
post #3176 of 8217
Quote:
Originally Posted by abba1 View Post

I have another question for the 5600 owners. I happened to see that BB also sells the lg5300 which includes LED Plus. I believe the 5600 model doesn't have this feature. Any thoughts about what (if any) differences there would be in PQ?

Led plus = local dimming.
Lw5600 has local dimming/ led plus
Lw5700 does not have local dimming enable but it's there too, you will need to go to the service menu to enable that feature.

I make a quick list of the difference on the previous page , you should take a look. Also another on this page is happy with their lw5300 purchase.

Best way to keep yourself up to date is remember the last page when you last visit this forum and go up from that page when you come back. That way you will always have current news and info.
post #3177 of 8217
Quote:
Originally Posted by Burninh2o View Post

2D > 3D...How do I do it?

When I press the 3D button and select first tile icon, I don't see much difference. Do I need to be on certain TV channels to experience 3D? Do I need to watch certain type of TV shows/movies on TV channels to notice "3D" effect? I don't notice any difference when I select 3D.....what am I missing?

Thx

You can check if the 2d to 3d is working by enabling it and then look at the tv without the glasses. If some parts are blurry/ double image then it works . If it looks the same, all sharp and clear then it's not on or not working .

If it's working , once you put on the 3d glasses the picture will no longer be blurry , it will now be sharp and clear again but this time will have some dept in them. Some channel or scenes are more noticeable than others. The other test while wearing the 3d glasses is to watch the news or shopping at home network and you should see the words pop up more, and if you move your head from side to side , the pic on the tv will move a bit.
post #3178 of 8217
I noticed that there are 2 Extended Warranty plans from LG. One is the LG 3 Year Service Coverage plan for $99.00 which basically says your TV is covered for 3 years from the day you recieved your product. And the other one is the 3 Year Premium Care Plan for $149.00. This also covers your TV for 3 years but supposedly they use LG parts or something. I really don't understand what the difference in service you would be recieving because they are both honored by the company Service Net. Both plans offer 100% parts and labor. Please help me choose.
post #3179 of 8217
Just purchased the 55LW5600 as a birthday present to myself. Have been reading through the posts and have appreciated the wealth of info coming from all your hands on experiences with the TV. I haven't taken it out of the box yet but intend to configure it this week. I am currently running my HTPC through my LG LH49 LED TV via HDMI. When I want to watch a movie I usually mount the .iso on a virtual drive using daemon-tools and watch the movie via Cyberlink PowerDVD. I have never set up a DLNA server and am wondering if the functionality I have with the desktop simply being an input to the TV with all the apps and flexibility that that entails is enhanced or reduced with introduction of a DLNA server.

For example:
Is there functionality in PLEX to play a movie in .iso format? (I like the .iso format because you get a complete raw exact image)

I have always found that Netflix is more responsive when viewed through a browser like firefox than through a 3rd party device like a DVD/BD player or TV app. The functionality is generally better also. That goes for all the other apps that you have been talking about.

So why the love for these apps packaged in a framework that is buggy, slower (sometimes a lot slower) and often many versions behind the current web release when you could create a folder on your desktop with shortcuts to the latest versions to every app you could ever want (iTunes, Netflix, Pandora, YouTube the list goes on....).

I know that you can see other drives and peripherals using a DLNA server but that is still limiting the functionality of the environment you're in. Why?

Somebody please sell me on this

I
post #3180 of 8217
Quote:
Originally Posted by eamon66 View Post

Just purchased the 55LW5600 as a birthday present to myself. Have been reading through the posts and have appreciated the wealth of info coming from all your hands on experiences with the TV. I haven't taken it out of the box yet but intend to configure it this week. I am currently running my HTPC through my LG LH49 LED TV via HDMI. When I want to watch a movie I usually mount the .iso on a virtual drive using daemon-tools and watch the movie via Cyberlink PowerDVD. I have never set up a DLNA server and am wondering if the functionality I have with the desktop simply being an input to the TV with all the apps and flexibility that that entails is enhanced or reduced with introduction of a DLNA server.

For example:
Is there functionality in PLEX to play a movie in .iso format? (I like the .iso format because you get a complete raw exact image)

I have always found that Netflix is more responsive when viewed through a browser like firefox than through a 3rd party device like a DVD/BD player or TV app. The functionality is generally better also. That goes for all the other apps that you have been talking about.

So why the love for these apps packaged in a framework that is buggy, slower (sometimes a lot slower) and often many versions behind the current web release when you could create a folder on your desktop with shortcuts to the latest versions to every app you could ever want (iTunes, Netflix, Pandora, YouTube the list goes on....).

I know that you can see other drives and peripherals using a DLNA server but that is still limiting the functionality of the environment you're in. Why?

Somebody please sell me on this

I

Sometimes the wife just wants something simple.
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