Originally Posted by Jim HTPC
Looks like the 9800 series is only 47 & 55". Only the 6500 series will be 65".
Here is the manual from the CD. http://www.megaupload.com/?d=K0J8Q2PF
No reference to 240Hz or 120Hz for that matter. Searched TruMotion and nothing is listed in specs. It may be buried somewhere else.
Noticed RS-232 is standard for room control.. nice.
Just previewed Cars Blu-ray with 2D->3D conversion (17 depth, 0 angle) and it looked FANTASTIC. Even Avatar Blu-ray converted looked nice. Hopefully the 3D version will look better yet.
, thanks for going through the trouble of uploading the Owner's Manual. Just in case you're interested and didn't see it, somewhere over in the LCD Forum in the "2011 LG" thread, someone else has also posted a link to a slightly newer revision of the same manual.
It's odd that it really makes no mention of refresh rates or Trumotion anywhere for this tv. Although I guess we need to keep in mind that it wasn't very long ago at all that LG decided to do away with Active 3D altogether and switch everything over to Passive, so if they're a little bit behind-the-ball on updating their website or reference manuals, I suppose we can forgive 'em.
Anyway, based on the 65LW6500 spec sheet and all other recent info displayed by retailers, I'm just going to assume from this point forward that the 65LW6500 is indeed only a 120Hz tv, more akin to the 5600 series. In all fairness, I think LG probably should have then called it a 65LW5600
, to be more upfront with their customers...or at least plastered it somewhere on/in the box or mentioned it in the manual since it's the only 6500 model that isn't 240Hz. But hopefully that fact won't end up really mattering too much in the end. For their largest sized tv, it woulda been nice though...even if it ended up not being truly noticeable to the naked eye as helping with fast motion or 3D.
My whole reason for bringing any of this up (which I hope turns out to be baseless) was due to someone mentioning the possibility that the new 1080i algorithm that LG will be rolling out soon for their passive Cinema 3D tvs might somehow require that the tv be a 240Hz model. The only real difference between the LW5600 series and the LW6500 series (well, 2 out of the 3 6500's anyways) is the 240Hz refresh rate. If a person purchases the 65LW6500, which was originally marketed as being 240Hz (which is a ~$300 premium over 120Hz sets judging by the prices on LG's site between comparably sized 5600 and 6500 models), and then it ends up being that you can't even enjoy the benefits (if
they're even noticeable) of the upcoming firmware update containing the new 1080i algorithm, then I'd be pretty upset. Don't get me wrong, they're already great 3D sets (I've only seen the 55LW5600 myself, but was impressed). It's just that there's already a rather huge premium on the 65LW6500 over the 55LW6500, so toss in another $300 markup on top since the 65LW6500 should actually be called a 65LW5600
based on it's specs. I mean, the 65LW6500 was put in the 6500 lineup and marketed as such for a reason, wasn't it? Other than it's sheer size (which I love, btw), what's the thinking/justification for including it as a part of the LW6500 lineup?
Again, I don't mean to beat a dead horse, and I don't even know if there's any merit to my worries here, or if the 1080i algorithm update will indeed apply to ALL
Cinema 3D tvs (fingers crossed!). I'm only going off of what I've read posted here and elsewhere, and certainly don't have all the answers, obviously
Not even close. I'm just some dude who does his homework (and then some
) before a purchase, who's looking to buy a 65"+ class 3D tv!
I realize that's a lot of if
s and but
If anyone can help remove some of those if
s and but
s from my conscience, it'd be much appreciated. Thanks!