Originally Posted by HDTVChallenged
I thought we decided that "Real Cinema" is a vestigial/placebo setting on the 120Hz models.
PS: After several months (over 1100hrs) of watching my 60Hz LK450, I can say that I've only seen legitimate "LCD Blurring" *once* (Figure Skating program.) Everything else that one might mistake for blur has either been a source issue or artifacts produced by "enhancement" settings.
... Then again I don't sit with my nose inches away from the screen either.
Well, technically Real Cinema on the 120HZ TVs may be "vestigial" , but officially LG says that's what Real Cinema does.
Good to hear your LK450 is doing well and does not have any visible blur some owners have talked about. I, personally, do not know what some have meant by the blur they see. I've looked at 450s and 520s in stores, plus my own 2010 LD550, and I have no complaints with 2,381 hours on it since Aug. 2010. The only area my LG could be better in is a bit better black level, but all other areas of color accuracy, detail in dark areas, picture uniformity, lack of any "flash lighting" or back light leakage. . . all in all superb especially for the price point. I've read and continue to read the other LCD threads, even the more famous "BIG S" brands, and no thank you, I'll keep my LG. And while I like the picture quality a plasma TV can deliver, for the average living room with varied ambient lighting during different parts of the day, I'll take the LCD. That, and not to mention the still ever present "burn in" , image retention, green or pinkish areas on some plasma screen, floating or rising black levels, new TVs needing "A" boards, speckles, sparkles, etc. Oh, and I don't believe that plasma is now "free" from those issues. I don't want to have to "be careful" or anxious about how I use the TV every time I turn it on.
Many plasma threads talk about having to "run slides" for so many hours, and the "pixel orbiters, etc. These low to mid priced LG LCD TVs with CCFL back lighting are very good performers.
And to get a decent LED/LCD TV without many issues even in the LG brand you would have to spend greater than $500 or more. IMO