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post #2671 of 3922
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Originally Posted by vidguru83 View Post

Anyone with an answer to this? My return period is coming up in a day on this TV and don't want a lemon.
Did your last TV automatically change inputs when you turned the Xbox on? I ask because both the TV and the source have to cooperate for this to work. Yes the TV has to be listening (you might have to turn SIMPLINK on) but also the Xbox has to output the signal to change the source when you turn it on.
post #2672 of 3922
The LG7600 does not change input when you turn on a device other than an LG device. Simplink works with other LG devices. As asked, do you have a TV that does? What's the model? As JBWIII mentioned, it would take both items to work together to do that, I'm not sure TV's in general do what you are asking.

If that is important, use a Harmony remote, problem solved!
post #2673 of 3922
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Originally Posted by Mayjer View Post

Trying to understand why anyone would want to use a bias lighting kit.
I would want LESS light to distract me

You might like to read this tread on the benefits of bias lighting.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1162578/d65-video-bias-lighting-fundamental-theory-and-practice

Yep. Bias lighting was something I discovered entirely by accident. I realized with my 32" CRT that:
  1. With the room's light on I got reflections....but....
  2. With the room's light off (in the dark), I got eyestrain(!!!) Big time.

So as an experiment I put a battery powered tent/lantern style light behind the TV and I was amazed! The colors of the TV still totally popped but my eyes were soothed.

{chuckle}....so I ran to this forum to announce what I had discovered.... And thus a new term was quickly added to my vocabulary.

Right now, I have basically a kludged together 25w decorator bulb behind the TV. Minimal heat----doesn't take much room, and it makes all the differrence!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PS. If you don't believe me/us, just take a run of the mill flashlight and turn it on behind the tv. Don't have any part of it directly viewable....just have it light up the wall behind the tv only and otherwise be completely hidden. Doesn't need to be perfect: even part of the wall behind the tv lit up will show you the effect.
Edited by tgm1024 - 1/23/13 at 2:38pm
post #2674 of 3922
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Originally Posted by tampa8 View Post

If that is important, use a Harmony remote, problem solved!
Actually this might be the one situation where the Harmony won't help--you turn an Xbox on with the controller. Using the Harmony would be the same "extra step" as using the LG's remote to change the input.
post #2675 of 3922
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Originally Posted by StCelery View Post

Hey has anyone here tried the update to the iPhone/iPad LG Remote app? Nearly all the reviews mention that the track pad functionality is now gone, but only one person mentioned which tv they are using it with (a PM something) so I'm not sure if the track pad glitch effects us or not and would like to know before updating.

I updated the remote app on both my iPad and iPhone for my 55lm7600. I had no trouble and the app works just fine. My only complaint about the app, and it wasn't fixed with the update, is that the image capture on the iOS app only lets you post the image to Twitter or Facebook. It sure would be nice to save the image to the camera roll or to email it! Someone (tampa8? I think) confirmed that the Android app gives you full access to save the image. I did email LG customer service to request this feature.
post #2676 of 3922
My 6+ year old 32 inch Westinghouse had auto detect of inputs. That's why I asked. And yes it did automatically switch to the Xbox source when I turned on the Xbox. Surprised this brand new "smart" TV can't even do that. Not bashing I like the TV but nonetheless.
post #2677 of 3922
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Originally Posted by 420brady View Post

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Originally Posted by StCelery View Post

Hey has anyone here tried the update to the iPhone/iPad LG Remote app? Nearly all the reviews mention that the track pad functionality is now gone, but only one person mentioned which tv they are using it with (a PM something) so I'm not sure if the track pad glitch effects us or not and would like to know before updating.

I updated the remote app on both my iPad and iPhone for my 55lm7600. I had no trouble and the app works just fine. My only complaint about the app, and it wasn't fixed with the update, is that the image capture on the iOS app only lets you post the image to Twitter or Facebook. It sure would be nice to save the image to the camera roll or to email it! Someone (tampa8? I think) confirmed that the Android app gives you full access to save the image. I did email LG customer service to request this feature.

I have the android app and yes it does in fact capture and store the picture in the gallery folder. With option to send it to whoever the funk you want. :-)
post #2678 of 3922
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Originally Posted by 420brady View Post

I updated the remote app on both my iPad and iPhone for my 55lm7600. I had no trouble and the app works just fine. My only complaint about the app, and it wasn't fixed with the update, is that the image capture on the iOS app only lets you post the image to Twitter or Facebook. It sure would be nice to save the image to the camera roll or to email it! Someone (tampa8? I think) confirmed that the Android app gives you full access to save the image. I did email LG customer service to request this feature.

Ok, great, appreciate the info. I will update now.
post #2679 of 3922
I can verify that lcds exist with auto detect for inputs. Mine was a 37" Westinghouse from many years past.

Wish more newer sets would have this feature along with custom labels for inputs.
post #2680 of 3922
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Originally Posted by JBWIII View Post

Actually this might be the one situation where the Harmony won't help--you turn an Xbox on with the controller. Using the Harmony would be the same "extra step" as using the LG's remote to change the input.

I'm not understanding I guess. If the Harmony turns on the Xbox, turns on the TV(if needed) and changes the input on the TV all with one button, doesn't that solve what he wants?
post #2681 of 3922
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Originally Posted by 420brady View Post

I updated the remote app on both my iPad and iPhone for my 55lm7600. I had no trouble and the app works just fine. My only complaint about the app, and it wasn't fixed with the update, is that the image capture on the iOS app only lets you post the image to Twitter or Facebook. It sure would be nice to save the image to the camera roll or to email it! Someone (tampa8? I think) confirmed that the Android app gives you full access to save the image. I did email LG customer service to request this feature.

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Originally Posted by vidguru83 View Post

I have the android app and yes it does in fact capture and store the picture in the gallery folder. With option to send it to whoever the funk you want. :-)

I have updated the iOS app on both my iPad and iPhone. The trackpad function works fine on both. In addition, my experience with image capture is different than 420brady. While the app does ask you whether you want to share on Facebook or Twitter, on the iPhone the app you can back out of the sharing sharing screen and the app saves the image to the device's camera roll. So in this sense, it works like the Android app reported by vidguru83.

However, on my iPad the updated app does not save the captured image to the photo roll. Don't know why LG would code those differently intentionally.
post #2682 of 3922
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Originally Posted by tampa8 View Post

I'm not understanding I guess. If the Harmony turns on the Xbox, turns on the TV(if needed) and changes the input on the TV all with one button, doesn't that solve what he wants?

After a month of ownership, I love our 47LM7600. The picture quality is terrific, the design is beautiful, and the viewing angles are great with no color shift. That said, my wife and kids are frustrated by the overly complicated input selection, which requires cycling through inputs and selecting one (or, if using a Tivo remote or other input-selection remote, waiting for the 55-second time out which exits the input screen and changes to the last-hightlighted input). We've tried "simplifying" with a basic universal remote (something we never considered before because the Tivo remote has worked well with all the other TVs we've owned); however, that was actually worse because you're constantly clicking buttons to change the remote from sending TV IR signals to Tivo IR signals.

I didn't consider a Harmony remote because of (1) the expense and (2) I didn't think it would actually work with the macros and this LG TV. Your statement is making me think I missed something about how the Harmony remotes actually work with macros. Suppose my child leaves the TV on the Apple TV input (HDMI 3) and I want to watch the Tivo (HDMI 2). How does Harmony actually send a macro to switch to the correct input? Because the sequence of codes depends on what input the TV was previously on, it can't be a simple matter of programming the Harmony to send the TV an "input" signal, a "left cursor" signal, and a "select" signal. That would work if the TV had recently been on HDMI 3, but not if it had been on HDMI 1.

I'd be curious to hear from experienced owners and universal remote user as to whether there is a way to make this LG's day-to-day input selection easier without having to grab lots of different remotes.

For those who've accessed the service menus, is there a setting that allows you to change the time out period for input selection? Specifically, if an input gets highlighted on the input selection screen and nothing happens for about about 55 seconds, the LG will switch to that device. Is there a way to change that to 10 seconds or some other value


Beyond that, I also hope that LG promptly releases a firmware update that addresses the issue mentioned elsewhere in this thread of the LG not finding a signal on any of its HDMI inputs if the device on the last-used HDMI input is turned off. It's easy to fix by cycling the TV or just turning on the HDMI device, but it's a silly bug that should be embarrassing to LG.

Finally, I really hope that LG makes the Amazon Instant app available for these TVs. How many people are actually using it in the service firmwares? Is it stable? Do folks give any credence to the statements on LG's website that say this is an Amazon issue?!? I can't believe Amazon wouldn't want as many devices to access Amazon Instant as possible.

Thanks to all who contribute valuable info to this forum.
post #2683 of 3922
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Originally Posted by macmaml View Post



However, on my iPad the updated app does not save the captured image to the photo roll. Don't know why LG would code those differently intentionally.

Just another data point... I tried it last night and the updated app saved it to the photo roll on my iPad (3rd gen). Only tried it once but it worked.
post #2684 of 3922
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Originally Posted by tampa8 View Post

I'm not understanding I guess. If the Harmony turns on the Xbox, turns on the TV(if needed) and changes the input on the TV all with one button, doesn't that solve what he wants?

I'm not sure that the Harmony can turn on the Xbox and, even if it can, you have to pick up the Xbox controller (which is also how you turn the Xbox on) to use the Xbox so using the Harmony to turn it on wouldn't save you a step.

I guess that, if the Harmony can turn on the TV and change the input to Xbox with one button, it would be a time-saver if the TV is off. However if the TV is already on, it would work the same way with either remote: pick up Xbox controller, turn Xbox on, use remote (Harmony or LG) to switch the input.
post #2685 of 3922
i use a harmony remote. it operates my yamaha audio receiver, cable box and lg47LM7600. while it doesn't turn on my ps3, once i turn it on using the controller, i only have to hit one button on my harmony and it automatically switches the tv input and the audio receiver input to match what my ps3 uses. it's great for when i'm downloading something because i can keep the ps3 running the download and install while i just hit 1 button on the remote to flip back to the appropriate tv and audio inputs for watching cable... flip back to check the status of the download... and flip back to cable to keep watching a show.

imo, once you get the setup proper, a harmony remote is the way to go to manage all your devices. i think i picked up my 650 from Best Buy last year while it was on sale for $60. well worth the $.
post #2686 of 3922
I can see why the replies to my suggestion are what they are, simply a lack of understanding of how the Harmony works.
Koidragon1980 has a good explanation. I understand you want to use the controller for the Xbox, but a harmony can turn it on, along with the proper input. And YES - it can pick the correct input for the device you want to use, it is not dependent on what the previous input was. It can change inputs on my audio receiver as well, where I have three HDMI inputs going into it. I stand by my solution - to turn everything on to the right input - including the Xbox and to then change to some other device such as satellite TV or cable or Blu-ray etc... it can all be done with one button. For actual use of the Xbox you can use the controller, but you only pushed one button to get it all ready to go...and one button to switch to something else or switch back. And the Harmony works very well with the LG TV as it's remote.
The harmony is much faster with fewer button pushes than using the LG remotes because you only push one button for any task. Ditto for satellite boxes or cable boxes, especially if they are DVR's.
Edited by tampa8 - 1/24/13 at 2:26pm
post #2687 of 3922
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Originally Posted by JBWIII View Post

I'm not sure that the Harmony can turn on the Xbox and, even if it can, you have to pick up the Xbox controller (which is also how you turn the Xbox on) to use the Xbox so using the Harmony to turn it on wouldn't save you a step.

I guess that, if the Harmony can turn on the TV and change the input to Xbox with one button, it would be a time-saver if the TV is off. However if the TV is already on, it would work the same way with either remote: pick up Xbox controller, turn Xbox on, use remote (Harmony or LG) to switch the input.

A Harmony remote can turn an Xbox on and off as well as control the menus and apps, such as Netflix, etc. You only need the controller to play games.
post #2688 of 3922
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Originally Posted by jculp99 View Post

Just another data point... I tried it last night and the updated app saved it to the photo roll on my iPad (3rd gen). Only tried it once but it worked.

Bummer for me! I have an ipad2 and an iphone5 with each running ios6. Neither device will save that photo to the camera roll. When I click the image capture icon, I can see the image with a paper clip on it, along with a text box to type my twitter or FB message. The only option I have is to click the left arrow on top which does exit out of the image capture feature but the image does not go to my camera roll on either device. Am I missing something? A setting somewhere? For what it's worth, I'm not logged into either FB or Twitter. Would that even make a difference?
post #2689 of 3922
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Originally Posted by tampa8 View Post

I understand you want to use the controller for the Xbox, but a harmony can turn it on, along with the proper input.

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Originally Posted by thx1138 View Post

A Harmony remote can turn an Xbox on and off as well as control the menus and apps, such as Netflix, etc. You only need the controller to play games.

This is good to know. (Actually, I didn't even know that the Xbox 360 slim has an IR port.)
Edited by JBWIII - 1/24/13 at 5:34pm
post #2690 of 3922
Hey, just posting to add that both my iPhone 4s running iOS6 and my iPad 2 running iOS5 (I hate the new app store) allow me to save a photo of the screen just by hitting the back button in the top left corner. The image just gets saved in Photos. I don't really understand why one would ever use this feature, but it seems to work across all iOS devices. So, I'm not sure why the screen shots aren't saving for you 420Brady. I don't think being logged in to facebook or twitter would matter since you aren't using them for functionality.
post #2691 of 3922
Am I correct in my belief that the LG app cannot turn the TV on and off? (Kind of a PITA because then I still need a separate remote for the power.) I'm using the Android version.
post #2692 of 3922
Oddly, that appears to be the case.
post #2693 of 3922
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Originally Posted by JBWIII View Post

Am I correct in my belief that the LG app cannot turn the TV on and off? (Kind of a PITA because then I still need a separate remote for the power.) I'm using the Android version.


The app not controlling "power on" doesn't surprise me because, from what I understand, the communication is through the WiFi, so the TV has to already be turned on for the app to sync and work. It should however, or so it seems to me, be able to turn the TV off.
post #2694 of 3922
Yes it's through WiFi - and good point.
post #2695 of 3922
Just picked up a LG55LM7600. Where can I find some sample calibration settings? I have been search this thread page after page and can't find some. Which this thread had a sticky or something.

Also I noticed settings like Real Cinema and LED Local Dimming are disabled. Is this normal or am I missing a step?

Thanks!
post #2696 of 3922
Several posts with settings, my favorite is the CNET settings by far.

Those settings depend on the device attached, if it's 1080 or not, if HDMI or not....... Some picture settings automatically do not allow certain adjustments.
post #2697 of 3922
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Originally Posted by tampa8 View Post

A sub part means they are replacing the actual part that is most likely giving the problem rather then replacing the whole panel. The reason they don't usually do that anymore is it's a guess as to what the problem is, or it can be more than one part giving the problem, where simply replacing the panel addresses most anything that was wrong. The panel then would get back and it's there where they fix the one sub part. It has nothing whatsover do to with it being inferior.

Technician called me today and rescheduled for monday because it was raining and he didnt want the replacement part to get wet... and apparently the sub part turned out to be the whole panel?? I am really confused as to whats going on with my repair here.
post #2698 of 3922
I too am having an issue with input switching as I have mentioned earlier in this thread. The only thing different is an update that came down a few weeks ago and I began noticing the problem.

In summation.....
Turn tv on, but not left on cable/sat....no signal upon switching to cable/sat without turning tv off/on.
360 allows for switching the instant it is on. If tv left on 360 input when turned off but want cable/sat....see above.
LG blu ray will not switch regardless of situation that I've found unless switched then tv turned off then back on.

This is NOT a remote control problem. It is an LG problem. Granted it may be confined to people with certain products or certain HDMI cables; I don't know.
post #2699 of 3922
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Originally Posted by splattered View Post

Technician called me today and rescheduled for monday because it was raining and he didnt want the replacement part to get wet... and apparently the sub part turned out to be the whole panel?? I am really confused as to whats going on with my repair here.

Ever wonder how often LG gets screwed by lazy technicians who just replace one thing after another the way car dealership repair departments do?
post #2700 of 3922
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Originally Posted by PowerCreep View Post

I too am having an issue with input switching as I have mentioned earlier in this thread. The only thing different is an update that came down a few weeks ago and I began noticing the problem.

In summation.....
Turn tv on, but not left on cable/sat....no signal upon switching to cable/sat without turning tv off/on.
360 allows for switching the instant it is on. If tv left on 360 input when turned off but want cable/sat....see above.
LG blu ray will not switch regardless of situation that I've found unless switched then tv turned off then back on.

This is NOT a remote control problem. It is an LG problem. Granted it may be confined to people with certain products or certain HDMI cables; I don't know.

Since I do not have this problem, I'm wondering if you or anyone who is having the problem uses Simplink with another LG device or just have Simplink on? Perhaps something with that? That is the only time I have seen something a little similar to what has been reported.
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