Originally Posted by hondaman88
I'm new here, and this is my first post. I've been following this thread to try and make a decision on this TV (55LW5600). I finally purchased it 2 days ago. My previous TV was a LG 42LB5D (42" 1080p LCD).
Out of the box the TV is nice. A bit bulky so an extra set of hands are highly recommended during the set-up.
I had to change a few things around, as this TV doesn't have the same connections that my old one had (S-Video for one).
My Dish receiver is connected via the L+R audio and yellow video for now. Picture looks just as good as it did on the old 42". It's just standard definition. I can certainly say that you can't get as close to this TV without a loss in picture quality. I just assume it's due to the increase in screen size. My couch is about 12' away anyway, so it's nice.
I used the settings posted on pg 8 of this thread and it made a big difference. Sometimes dark scenes are a bit dark, but the blacks are great. I finally had to turn TruMotion completely off, as the wife said it was really bothering her.
I'm using my PS3 for BD, and it looks great. Haven't had time to view an entire movie yet.
Black Ops on my PS3 (multiplayer-online) is good. Not sure that I've noticed any lag (any more than was there before), and I still suck as bad as before, but no worse. It seems the TV and the PS3 both recognized the ability to play 3D content, and wanted to default to this setting. I cancelled the TV, but the PS3 wanted to stay in 3D mode. Had to turn it off in the game settings.
Internet connection was a breeze, and downloaded the updated software immediately.
I haven't messed with any of the apps yet.
There are just so many settings on this TV. This is good for some, but could be bad for others that just want to be able to turn it on and go. Certainly be prepared to spend some time setting it up.
Also, I upgraded my HDMI cable from my PS3 to the TV with one designed for 3D (with a higher transfer rate). Could this be the cause for the lag that some have reported (using an older cable)?