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post #121 of 348
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Originally Posted by goodoldman5 View Post

ChadB
When you gonna compare this PM6700 to Panny ST50 as you got both now.I read somehwere you was planning to do this??

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Originally Posted by Chad B View Post

Yes, I have my notes from the comparison. I'll write something up.
Forgive me if this is in an obvious place, I did search. It just so happens that I'm looking at these very sets, specifically the LG 60PM6700 and the Panasonic TC-P65ST50. Is Chad B's comparison post somewhere? Thanks.
post #122 of 348
Hello, I purchased this TV from HHGreg. I have a 50 inch Panasonic and i must say this LG blows away the Panasonic. Be very careful watching letterbox movies. Make sure you put on the orbiter in order not to have IR (image burn) The only thing i don't like is my old 3d glasses will not work on this TV, you must buy the AG-s350 3d glasses. The HD on this is beyond anything i have ever seen. ITS A MUST BUY.

Jimmy.
post #123 of 348
Hi I have the 50pm6700 and i wanted to know why do my speakers squeak when i turn the volume up and how can i fix it
post #124 of 348
Hello all

PLEASE HELP ! ! !

l have the new PM606700 and it came out of the box with version - 3.00.12
I also (like few here) have this "Soap Opera Effect" – which you can remedy by changing the picture setting to "Game Mode".
However The game mode is not recommended for movies at all as it shuts down some of the processor modes....

I was told I should set the "Trumotion" into -OFF and it will solve the issue but I did try it and it did not help me.
I think it's A Softwere issue which I need to upgrade but still I found out that my firmware is up to date for my country althow there is A newer firmware 03.01.12
For some reson I can't upgrade my software no matter what I do...I did download it to external disk and I did open new folder to put it named – LG_DTV- and I extract the new software file to that folder – just like LG software upgrade guide said to do.
But when I put the usb drive in the plasma it does open the folder but no file inside....

I am not sure it will solve the problem but I must try so Can anybody help me with upgrading the software ?

I can't see movies with this Soap Opera Effect... its makung me crazy ....

Thanks a LOT !

Uriah
post #125 of 348
I cant seem to find this to buy online in the uk?
post #126 of 348
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Originally Posted by WAR70 View Post

I purchased a 60PM9700 with software version 3.00.12 and upgraded the software version to 3.00.29 which is the latest version.The new software version Permanently enabled Trumotion on all inputs except for GAME. Even when you turn Trumotion off in the picture settings it is not truly off which causes the soap opera effect. I set up a service call thru LG and they came and replaced the Mainboard. Turned tv on and scrolled thru the inputs, and no soap opera effect. I checked the software version and its back to 3.00.12.

So, do not update the software on your new pm6700 or 9700 tv, there is a problem with the patch. If you already have then ask for a service call to get the mainboard replaced, which for now still has the 3.00.12 version on it. But they will eventually start making the maiboards have the latest software on them so hurry. then turn off updates in the tv settings.

Same problem on my 60PM6700 with FW v3.00.29. Technician is on-site and just replaced the main board. The firmware on the board is 3.00.27.... haven't heard this FW version discussed, maybe it wasn't available as a public release. Anyway, the "stuck" tru-motion setting is an issue with this version as well. Grrrr!
Edited by canuck55 - 7/16/12 at 6:45pm
post #127 of 348
Originally Posted by WAR70

I purchased a 60PM9700 with software version 3.00.12 and upgraded the software version to 3.00.29 which is the latest version.The new software version Permanently enabled Trumotion on all inputs except for GAME. Even when you turn Trumotion off in the picture settings it is not truly off which causes the soap opera effect. I set up a service call thru LG and they came and replaced the Mainboard. Turned tv on and scrolled thru the inputs, and no soap opera effect. I checked the software version and its back to 3.00.12.

So, do not update the software on your new pm6700 or 9700 tv, there is a problem with the patch. If you already have then ask for a service call to get the mainboard replaced, which for now still has the 3.00.12 version on it. But they will eventually start making the maiboards have the latest software on them so hurry. then turn off updates in the tv settings.

Same problem on my 60PM6700 with FW v3.00.29. Technician is on-site and just replaced the main board. The firmware on the board is 3.00.27.... haven't heard this FW version discussed, maybe it wasn't available as a public release. Anyway, the "stuck" tru-motion setting is an issue with this version as well. Grrrr!
Edited by canuck55 - Yesterday at 9:45 pm
post #128 of 348
just chatted with LG...they said SOME have been fixed by going into settings and doing the "INITIAL SETTING" over again. If you do the right one it will act like it did the first time you turned the tv on. it did not fix mine but he said it has some.
post #129 of 348
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Originally Posted by cablebandit3 View Post

just chatted with LG...they said SOME have been fixed by going into settings and doing the "INITIAL SETTING" over again. If you do the right one it will act like it did the first time you turned the tv on. it did not fix mine but he said it has some.

I've tried this already as well with no success. Unfortunately it does not restore the factory firmware, just the user configurable settings.
post #130 of 348
Where is Chad's PM6700 vs ST50 comparison? It has been quite a while...
post #131 of 348
Am I the only one who hasn't had a problem with 3.00.29? My picture quality still is excellent after the update. It would be interesting if there are other factors which cause some sets to have problems. I did indeed turn off future automatic updates just in case. Has anyone been told by LG or their service reps if it was all televisions affected or just some?





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post #132 of 348
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Am I the only one who hasn't had a problem with 3.00.29? My picture quality still is excellent after the update. It would be interesting if there are other factors which cause some sets to have problems. I did indeed turn off future automatic updates just in case. Has anyone been told by LG or their service reps if it was all televisions affected or just some?

Interesting. Are you able to toggle the soap opera effect on and off by turning on and off the True Motion feature? If all is working correctly, you should be able to create the SOE on demand.
post #133 of 348
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Originally Posted by canuck55 View Post

Interesting. Are you able to toggle the soap opera effect on and off by turning on and off the True Motion feature? If all is working correctly, you should be able to create the SOE on demand.



Hmm - I tried changing the trumotion settings and noticed no difference in picture quality. My picture looks great but I am curious and excuse me for my ignorance but exactly what should be seeing if there is a problem or SOE. Even my wife agrees the picture looks great but everyone has me wondering am I missing something. And if changing Trumotion settings does not cause a discernible change in picture quality does this warrant a service call? Thanks.
post #134 of 348
I just had the tech come out and replace the mainboard, which thankfully fixed the issue. The problem is definitely with the 3.0.0.29 firmware. I had waited for over 2 months for the firmware update and still nothing, so I setup an appointment with the LG techs. This is the only fix so far. One note, you have to get your unit serviced now before the replacement mainboards all come with the 3.0.0.29 firmware. The LG tech had a 3.0.0.12 in his truck. This was not a refurb board either, as the sets are so new they cannot make a refurb mainboard.
post #135 of 348
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Originally Posted by psychod2 View Post

I just had the tech come out and replace the mainboard, which thankfully fixed the issue. The problem is definitely with the 3.0.0.29 firmware. I had waited for over 2 months for the firmware update and still nothing, so I setup an appointment with the LG techs. This is the only fix so far. One note, you have to get your unit serviced now before the replacement mainboards all come with the 3.0.0.29 firmware. The LG tech had a 3.0.0.12 in his truck. This was not a refurb board either, as the sets are so new they cannot make a refurb mainboard.

Keep your fingers crossed for me that I also got 3.0.0.12. Techs came to my house today to do the board replacement after they came and confirmed the SOE issue last week. Like you, I waited a couple of months before calling, but got tired of waiting for a patch. Nice that it's not a refurb, too. I'll be home shortly to confirm what was installed....
post #136 of 348
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Originally Posted by el_bajo View Post

Keep your fingers crossed for me that I also got 3.0.0.12. Techs came to my house today to do the board replacement after they came and confirmed the SOE issue last week. Like you, I waited a couple of months before calling, but got tired of waiting for a patch. Nice that it's not a refurb, too. I'll be home shortly to confirm what was installed....

Whew. The techs came out and replaced my main board and I am now back to 3.0.0.12 and SOE is now eliminated in all modes when TruMotion is turned off! I'm now looking forward to recalibrating it and enjoying more than game mode.

BTW, I noticed I now get an error when I try to connect to Vudu (something about not being authorized and to call manufacturer). Anyone else who go the board replaced seen this? I'll probably try calling LG and/or Vudu in the next couple of days, but figured I'd ask just in case.
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well ive turned my tv on today and got this update so wondering if it will make a difference. and i cant even find the update on lg website so i have no idea what the update includes either
post #138 of 348
well since update this is the first time since owning tv i can use any of the picture modes and there is no soap opera effect so long as tru motion is off, no longer have to use game mode
post #139 of 348
yup newest update fixed it as well on my 60pm9700...sweet!
post #140 of 348
Strange, my new version is 04.00.12. Different than yours. Either way, TruMotion is finally off.

Does anyone have any recommended settings now that we're back in business?

Thanks.
post #141 of 348
I have an LG tech coming within the next 2 hours and Ill try to get any useful info i can out of him about these models. I was going to have him replace the mainboard but of course yesterday we got the firmware .....but since he is coming out anyway ill pick his brain. LG still tells me my tv doesnt have trumotion and they dont know how i have a menu option for it and can toggle it on/off. In their defense, the manual, online specs, advertising etc never mention trumotion ONCE for this tv. Thats what i really want to run by the tech
post #142 of 348
tech called to say he would be here in 30 minutes and i told him to not come out as problem is fixed with firmware. We talked a bit and he said he would get in touch with engineering to let them know. The problem is in marketing....they never mentioned this tv has TruMotion so none of support thinks it does. He had never worked on the 9700 so was unaware of any good settings...i forgot to ask about others.
post #143 of 348
This update also added a new 3D menu option, I didnt notice it doing anything though. However what it did improve is if I ever used the manual 3D option I generally had to keep the depth at level 10 or lower to not get screen tearing or glitching. i can now turn it to 20 with no issues and it looks good.

I watched Tron legacy last night on cable after the update with the 2D to 3D option and it was nice.
post #144 of 348
ive seemed to have a problem since i got the tv, only happens every now and then, but does anyone get audio sync issues?
post #145 of 348
This is supposedly what the new update added:



The latest firmware file for upgrade

[What's new?]
1. Add universal remote controller
2. Add Skype
3. Add Web Browser gesture Zoom in/out
4. Add HID mouse controller
5. Update MLB

[Applicable Model]
42PM4700-UB
50PM4700-UB
50PM6700-UB
50PM9700-UA
60PM6700-UB
60PM9700-UA
post #146 of 348
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Originally Posted by el_bajo View Post

Whew. The techs came out and replaced my main board and I am now back to 3.0.0.12 and SOE is now eliminated in all modes when TruMotion is turned off! I'm now looking forward to recalibrating it and enjoying more than game mode.
BTW, I noticed I now get an error when I try to connect to Vudu (something about not being authorized and to call manufacturer). Anyone else who go the board replaced seen this? I'll probably try calling LG and/or Vudu in the next couple of days, but figured I'd ask just in case.

So, any of you out there who had the main board replaced have the issue I mentioned above with Vudu? I called LG and they had me try to reset a couple of things (which I had already done) and it did not help. They said there was something the tech should have done when he changed the board and set up another service call. A few hour later, the tech called and we discussed the issue. He said there is nothing he can "adjust" in that regard and that LG was sending him out to replace the main board again. I'm e-mailing Vudu to see if they can fix it on their end, but was curious if everything was working for the others who swapped boards. Thanks for the help.

BTW, also updated to 4.0.0.12 and all seems to still be working well (except for Vudu).
post #147 of 348
To all who are having the soap opera effect after firmware update. I too updated the firmware a few days after i purchased the TV. And had the same exact problem. I contacted LG and raised hell. Said i would just take the TV back. They sent out a technician. Nice little Indian man. I sat there and watched him try his hardest to adjust user settings to make it go away and he said he thought it looked better. I wasnt convinced. I told him despite his hard work i was still really unhappy with the picture. I showed him every movie and TV show looked like a soap opera. And that his settings made certain movements look high speed. It was horrible. Its up to the service technician to make the call about the fix. If you tell your technician your unhappy with LG, and are demanding a new set he or she will replace the main board. They replaced the main board and it works like normal again. It asks me a couple times a week if i want to update my firmware. But i deny it. I love the set. But its a shame they havnt fixed a very real problem thats affecting quite a few of us. Its not the settings. After the update tru motion will show that its off. But every channel will be in tru motion. Or as we like to call it the Soap Opera Effect. If your under warranty get on it to LG. They will fix it. They did mine.
post #148 of 348
Did you update to the 4.0.012 firmware?
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Originally Posted by cfleet1 View Post

To all who are having the soap opera effect after firmware update. I too updated the firmware a few days after i purchased the TV. And had the same exact problem. I contacted LG and raised hell. Said i would just take the TV back. They sent out a technician. Nice little Indian man. I sat there and watched him try his hardest to adjust user settings to make it go away and he said he thought it looked better. I wasnt convinced. I told him despite his hard work i was still really unhappy with the picture. I showed him every movie and TV show looked like a soap opera. And that his settings made certain movements look high speed. It was horrible. Its up to the service technician to make the call about the fix. If you tell your technician your unhappy with LG, and are demanding a new set he or she will replace the main board. They replaced the main board and it works like normal again. It asks me a couple times a week if i want to update my firmware. But i deny it. I love the set. But its a shame they havnt fixed a very real problem thats affecting quite a few of us. Its not the settings. After the update tru motion will show that its off. But every channel will be in tru motion. Or as we like to call it the Soap Opera Effect. If your under warranty get on it to LG. They will fix it. They did mine.
post #149 of 348
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Originally Posted by cfleet1 View Post

To all who are having the soap opera effect after firmware update. I too updated the firmware a few days after i purchased the TV. And had the same exact problem. I contacted LG and raised hell. Said i would just take the TV back. They sent out a technician. Nice little Indian man. I sat there and watched him try his hardest to adjust user settings to make it go away and he said he thought it looked better. I wasnt convinced. I told him despite his hard work i was still really unhappy with the picture. I showed him every movie and TV show looked like a soap opera. And that his settings made certain movements look high speed. It was horrible. Its up to the service technician to make the call about the fix. If you tell your technician your unhappy with LG, and are demanding a new set he or she will replace the main board. They replaced the main board and it works like normal again. It asks me a couple times a week if i want to update my firmware. But i deny it. I love the set. But its a shame they havnt fixed a very real problem thats affecting quite a few of us. Its not the settings. After the update tru motion will show that its off. But every channel will be in tru motion. Or as we like to call it the Soap Opera Effect. If your under warranty get on it to LG. They will fix it. They did mine.


update to latest firmware it will fix this
post #150 of 348
We picked up our 60PM6700 on Saturday and as soon as I hooked it up, I noticed everything had the "soap opera effect". Even put in the Lord of the Rings Extended Blu-Ray. Same thing. Was crazy.

Updated the firmware on Sunday to the latest version. Problem disappeared.

So not sure what to say at this point; Firmware did it for me.

Perhaps I have a newer television since I just picked it up?
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