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post #2371 of 3922
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Originally Posted by tampa8 View Post

I am still at 04.31.30, still have Amazon, now see Crackle, no Viewster app. Something updated because I am getting the overlay message again about the Smartphone app....

What overlay message are you referring to?

This one?


post #2372 of 3922
No, it comes up after updates, talks about being able to now use the app on an android (maybe Iphone too) that controls the LG smart TV. It shows shortly after entering Home, but only sometimes, primarily after updates.
post #2373 of 3922
I'm trying out the cnet settings and it refers to IRE settings under the expert options for gamma control. I don't see anything under expert options called IRE. Any idea where those settings are located?
post #2374 of 3922
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Originally Posted by tampa8 View Post

No, it comes up after updates, talks about being able to now use the app on an android (maybe Iphone too) that controls the LG smart TV. It shows shortly after entering Home, but only sometimes, primarily after updates.

I don't think I have seen that one. I'll pay attention when the next update comes through.

Have you managed go get your smartphone LG Remote app to mirror what's on the TV?
That's the error message I am getting - get the same on iPad and couple of Android 4.1.2 phones no matter what source I use (smart apps on the TV or input from HDMI or USB ports).

LG tech support says it only works with TV channels (as in coax antenna plugged in Broadcast TV channels). I don't have an antenna plugged in. Only Verizon FiOS set top box via HDMI.
post #2375 of 3922
Not sure if I did everything right, but I found the cnet settings to be a step down from where I was before. Can't remember for sure, but they were one of the first three recommended settings in this thread. The only thing that seems to leave me disappointed is a blurring in smo ematerial when I get closer to the set. I'm normally viewing from about 12-13' and it sure look sgreat from there! biggrin.gif
post #2376 of 3922
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Originally Posted by SeekerOne View Post

I'm trying out the cnet settings and it refers to IRE settings under the expert options for gamma control. I don't see anything under expert options called IRE. Any idea where those settings are located?

It's there. Look under White Balance settings, then Method. You MUST make all the settings because they did a good job of getting color correct, and one setting depends on the other. The main difference for me is their Sharpness setting, 0 makes no sense and does not look good, I use around 25 to 30. And I do not like the way the picture brightness is muted using Medium or High Local Dimming, I use low. But those settings are certainly personal preference.

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Originally Posted by oldloder View Post

Not sure if I did everything right, but I found the cnet settings to be a step down from where I was before. Can't remember for sure, but they were one of the first three recommended settings in this thread. The only thing that seems to leave me disappointed is a blurring in smo ematerial when I get closer to the set. I'm normally viewing from about 12-13' and it sure look sgreat from there! biggrin.gif

Be sure you are using the newest ones, they made some changes. When you say a step down, from what settings that you are using? It's always possible to get even better settings, but I will say when I checked with a calibration disk, they were 100% spot on with color, and very close for brightness and contrast, which depends on room light anyway. I am very happy with the color of faces, and the depth, hue and luminescence.
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Thanks tampa8 and merlo. I found the IRE settings. After setting those, turning local dimming down to Low, and increasing H and V sharpness into 25 - 30ish range, this is looking MUCH better. I see what everyone is talking about with the skin tones and it actually improves the focus in the skin areas. Skin is not so "pasty" anymore. Also before setting those last IRE settings, reds were way too blazing.

My previous settings looked almost decent, but this is definitely an improvement. Only other thing I've adjusted is brightness up to 60 instead of 50. This recovers a bit more of the detail in the darkest areas.

So next is to get my hands on a WOW dvd and see if I can get it even better. Also need to figure out the whole ARC thing with my HT-CT150 soundbar, or whether I should use the optical port for the audio. From what I'm reading I'll need to get a service remote in order to get any type of dolby sound from the TV to the soundbar.

Sweet. Thanks again.
post #2379 of 3922
Glad it worked out for you. I agree with you, and have posted before that Local Dimming on High or Medium makes faces not look right - pasty. It also makes the overall picture too dim, not allowing bright areas to be bright enough. I'm guessing WOW will have you set back the brightness some, and will probably have you fine tune the contrast. But in the end whatever looks best to you.

On another note, I see sometime over the last couple of days I am still on 04.31.30, but see a change to the Language selection in the Menu. It has two choices, one for Menu Language, and one for Audio Language.
Also, the Amazon App has quite alot added to the Prime member section.


Edited by tampa8 - 1/3/13 at 9:58pm
post #2380 of 3922
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Originally Posted by tampa8 View Post

Glad it worked out for you. I agree with you, and have posted before that Local Dimming on High or Medium makes faces not look right - pasty. It also makes the overall picture too dim, not allowing bright areas to be bright enough. I'm guessing WOW will have you set back the brightness some, and will probably have you fine tune the contrast. But in the end whatever looks best to you.
On another note, I see sometime over the last couple of days I am still on 04.31.30, but see a change to the Language selection in the Menu. It has two choices, one for Menu Language, and one for Audio Language.
Also, the Amazon App has quite alot added to the Prime member section.

I'm at the same update version 4.31.30.
I watched a DVR'd "Rise of Planet of the Apes" with these settings and it looked great. Only issue I had and it may just be the DVR... but there were some processing hiccups in a few spots of the movie. The troubling thing about it was that I could sometimes force it to happen by simply changing the volume level. That makes me concerned that it might be the TV's processor not the DVR's that's choking. I'll have to monitor that.
post #2381 of 3922
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Originally Posted by rer420 View Post

2.i have the shaw cable remote that came with my HD pvr/cable bundle ...do you think this remote may be able to access the service menu....its a type of universal remote as well?

Probably. If you look through the thread, at one point I posted a code that would work for DirecTV users. You could try similar manufacturer codes if your cable provider gives them to you.
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Anyone figure out what "Live Plus" does? I've not found any documentation on it nor see it have any effect on pq.....
post #2383 of 3922
I have not seen any reference to it anywhere, but very doubtful it's a PQ setting. I would think it has something to do with Smart TV and a coming online feature?
post #2384 of 3922
The LG app lets you do a screen grab photo which is a really cool feature. The only thing is that it seems like my only choices are to post it to Facebook or Twitter. Does anyone know how to simply save the image to the camera roll. (iOS on iPhone/iPad, by the way.)
post #2385 of 3922
For Android that's what it does automatically - sends to wherever your Camera pics go. Also I get list of about 10 things to do with it- send to email, to SMS, assign to contact, send via bluetooth, etc etc..
Edited by tampa8 - 1/4/13 at 12:25pm
post #2386 of 3922
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Originally Posted by 420brady View Post

The LG app lets you do a screen grab photo which is a really cool feature. The only thing is that it seems like my only choices are to post it to Facebook or Twitter. Does anyone know how to simply save the image to the camera roll. (iOS on iPhone/iPad, by the way.)

On my HTC One X and Galaxy S III, (both Android 4.1.2), the app saves the picture to a folder called "Camera" (even though the phone also/ already has a folder called the same).

As tampa8 pointed out, the screenshot is saved automatically as soon as you take it.
In the app, after taking it, you then have the choice to share it.



In iOS 6.0.1 (at least on my iPad), it seems it doesn't save the picture if you don't make use of it by sharing it via twitter or Facebook or one of those however many choices are offered.






Has anyone managed go get the "LG Remote" app to mirror what's on the TV screen?

That's the error message I am getting - get the same on iPad and couple of Android 4.1.2 phones no matter what source I use (smart apps on the TV or input from HDMI or USB ports).


Edited by merlo - 1/4/13 at 1:09pm
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I figured out my issue with the TV saying no signal even when there is an input signal. I found that the issue is that the TV is not happy when you turn it on and the input it was left on does not have a signal and then you try to switch to another input. I am guessing I am not the only person who's TV has this but for most people this is not an issue because if they are watching SAT, most likely when they turn their TV back on they will be watching SAT again. My family sees the issue because my kids will play x-box on HDMI3. They turn off everything and my wife comes along and wants to watch DIRECTV (HDMI1). She turns on the TV and the SAT box (but not x-box) and switches from HDMI3 to HDMI1 but gets the no signal message even thought the SAT box is on. Turning the TV on and off fixes the issue. This issue does not occur as long as when the TV is turned on, it gets a signal from the input that the TV was on when it was last turned off. So if my wife comes along and turns on the TV and x-box and then switches to directtv, everything is fine. Not a big deal but still annoying.
post #2388 of 3922
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Originally Posted by merlo View Post


Has anyone managed go get the "LG Remote" app to mirror what's on the TV screen?
That's the error message I am getting - get the same on iPad and couple of Android 4.1.2 phones no matter what source I use (smart apps on the TV or input from HDMI or USB ports).

That feature isn't supported on the 7600 series.
post #2389 of 3922
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Originally Posted by PTO View Post

I figured out my issue with the TV saying no signal even when there is an input signal. I found that the issue is that the TV is not happy when you turn it on and the input it was left on does not have a signal and then you try to switch to another input. I am guessing I am not the only person who's TV has this but for most people this is not an issue because if they are watching SAT, most likely when they turn their TV back on they will be watching SAT again. My family sees the issue because my kids will play x-box on HDMI3. They turn off everything and my wife comes along and wants to watch DIRECTV (HDMI1). She turns on the TV and the SAT box (but not x-box) and switches from HDMI3 to HDMI1 but gets the no signal message even thought the SAT box is on. Turning the TV on and off fixes the issue. This issue does not occur as long as when the TV is turned on, it gets a signal from the input that the TV was on when it was last turned off. So if my wife comes along and turns on the TV and x-box and then switches to directtv, everything is fine. Not a big deal but still annoying.


And I also noticed that turning on a device plugged into one of the 4 HDMI ports, does not automatically turn on the TV if it's off.

My Apple TV and my PS3 would turn on my POS LCD screen I used prior to the LG now and the TV would wake up.

I find that annoying too.
post #2390 of 3922
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Originally Posted by PTO View Post

I figured out my issue with the TV saying no signal even when there is an input signal. I found that the issue is that the TV is not happy when you turn it on and the input it was left on does not have a signal and then you try to switch to another input. I am guessing I am not the only person who's TV has this but for most people this is not an issue because if they are watching SAT, most likely when they turn their TV back on they will be watching SAT again. My family sees the issue because my kids will play x-box on HDMI3. They turn off everything and my wife comes along and wants to watch DIRECTV (HDMI1). She turns on the TV and the SAT box (but not x-box) and switches from HDMI3 to HDMI1 but gets the no signal message even thought the SAT box is on. Turning the TV on and off fixes the issue. This issue does not occur as long as when the TV is turned on, it gets a signal from the input that the TV was on when it was last turned off. So if my wife comes along and turns on the TV and x-box and then switches to directtv, everything is fine. Not a big deal but still annoying.

It has to be that particular cable box - or if you are using an HDMI cable that cable. If I switch over to my Satellite box HDMI input, after turning on the TV and being on another input I immediately get a signal. Same for any HDMI input I have - Blue ray, Roku, etc etc...
post #2391 of 3922
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Originally Posted by PTO View Post

What feature? Being able to switch inputs and see a signal if when you first turn on the tv, the original input it is on does not have a signal?


Tampa8 was responding to me regarding the LG Remote app.


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Originally Posted by tampa8 View Post

That feature isn't supported on the 7600 series.

Well, it didn't work on the 7600 indeed and I can report it doesn't work on the 8600 either (contrary to what the app specs say).
post #2392 of 3922
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Originally Posted by tampa8 View Post

It has to be that particular cable box - or if you are using an HDMI cable that cable. If I switch over to my Satellite box HDMI input, after turning on the TV and being on another input I immediately get a signal. Same for any HDMI input I have - Blue ray, Roku, etc etc...

It does not work no matter what i use. I can use x-box, PS3 and DIRECTV box and see the issue no matter what. I have 3 different types of HDMI cables so that should not be the issue. When you tried it and you turned on the TV, was the device hooked to that HDMI powered on before you switched to another input? That is where I see the issue. If I turn on the TV and it is on SAT and I also power on the SAT box, everything is fine and I can switch to other inputs without issue. The problem occurs when I turn on the TV and don't send a signal to the input it is on. Then when switch to the PS3 or x-box, it still says there is no signal.
post #2393 of 3922
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Originally Posted by PTO View Post

It does not work no matter what i use. I can use x-box, PS3 and DIRECTV box and see the issue no matter what. I have 3 different types of HDMI cables so that should not be the issue. When you tried it and you turned on the TV, was the device hooked to that HDMI powered on before you switched to another input? That is where I see the issue. If I turn on the TV and it is on SAT and I also power on the SAT box, everything is fine and I can switch to other inputs without issue. The problem occurs when I turn on the TV and don't send a signal to the input it is on. Then when switch to the PS3 or x-box, it still says there is no signal.

I turn on the TV, to the input with the BD player for instance, BD player not turned on. No input signal. I switch to the HDMI input with the Satellite box, and I instantly have the signal.... If that's what you mean.
post #2394 of 3922
I was able to enter EZAdjust menu... anyone know how to turn on tool option 3 and 5... I want to turn on THX!!!
post #2395 of 3922
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Originally Posted by tampa8 View Post

I turn on the TV, to the input with the BD player for instance, BD player not turned on. No input signal. I switch to the HDMI input with the Satellite box, and I instantly have the signal.... If that's what you mean.
It is. Maybe it is just my TV then.
post #2396 of 3922
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Originally Posted by merlo View Post

I can report it doesn't work on the 8600 either (contrary to what the app specs say).

Interesting, maybe something else needs to be on, though I don't know what. It works the other way - I can send whatever I am watching from Youtube on my Smartphone to the TV over WiFi. (Using the Youtube app not the remote app...)
post #2397 of 3922
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Originally Posted by tampa8 View Post

Interesting, maybe something else needs to be on, though I don't know what. It works the other way - I can send whatever I am watching from Youtube on my Smartphone to the TV over WiFi. (Using the Youtube app not the remote app...)


Yes, agreed, I can play video/ pictures, mirror the smartphone screen on the TV wirelessly as well. Love it.

But as far as the LG Remote goes, the TV doesn't stream the image to the app. LG tech support says it will only work with regular broadcast TV image and only if an antenna is connected. I don't have one so I cannot test it.

Interestingly, you recall I had mentioned that the LG webcam supports gestures? Same thing, they will only work in TV/ antenna mode and not on any other source (HDMI or other).

Come on LG....
post #2398 of 3922
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Originally Posted by PTO View Post

It is. Maybe it is just my TV then.
Can you tell me what software version you are on? I am on 4.31.3.
post #2399 of 3922
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Originally Posted by merlo View Post

Yes, agreed, I can play video/ pictures, mirror the smartphone screen on the TV wirelessly as well. Love it.
But as far as the LG Remote goes, the TV doesn't stream the image to the app. LG tech support says it will only work with regular broadcast TV image and only if an antenna is connected. I don't have one so I cannot test it.
Interestingly, you recall I had mentioned that the LG webcam supports gestures? Same thing, they will only work in TV/ antenna mode and not on any other source (HDMI or other).
Come on LG....

I do have an OTA antenna, but even in TV mode no mirroring, but not surprising since it's not supported on the 7600. Maybe that would work on the 8600. Needing an OTA antenna may be a legal restriction, free is free, but mirroring say cable or satellite to another device perhaps is not allowed.
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Originally Posted by GustavoTorres View Post

I was able to enter EZAdjust menu... anyone know how to turn on tool option 3 and 5... I want to turn on THX!!!

No can do on the U.S. sets, only a technician with a computer plugged into the TV and the correct software can change that.
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