Originally Posted by Leonheart
Brecklington, which are your picture settings? btw, this tv doesnt support DTS , just Dolby right? I have it right now through optical, watching dvr, just gets me stereo even if the program say in dolby.. and PS3 just gets me dolby ... to get DTS, I better connect the optical directly to the PS3, correct?
My picture settings... They're fairly basic, but if you'd like to test, here they are:
(my environment is a large living room aprox 13 feet away from the TV chilling on the couch. Large sliding door/windows on the left side of the room aprox 16 feet of windows floor to ceiling. Not exactly ideal conditions for a theatre <-- yes I'm Canadian lol - setup)
Energy Saving: Off
Picture Mode: Standard (user) <-- obviously
Colour Temp: C29
- ADVANCED -
Dynamic Contrast: Off
Dynamic Colour: Off
Clear White: Off
Super Resolution: On
Colour Gamut: Wide
- PICTURE OPTION -
MPEG Noise Reduction:
Real Cinema: On when available.
Eye Care: Off
LED Local Dimming: Medium
Trumotion: User @ 3 or 4. (set to 4 for HDTV but 3 for movies streaming through DLNA from Media server. Would likely bump it to 4 when watching a Pixar movie)
Aspect Ratio: Set By Program for HDTV & Just Scan for any other input. <-- Important to set to Just Scan... My HDTV PVR underscans I guess so Just Scan shows bad info at top and bottom. At "set by program" it fits right. Every input you can set to Just Scan, you should. You'll gain an additional 10%+ picture you didn't know you were missing.
As for Audio. I have every device hooked up to the TV via HDMI and output everything through the optical. Cisco IPTV box, PC, PS3, XBOX 360.
My receiver is a Sony 2400ES and will display the signal being decoded on screen, like most receivers. The TV outputs AC3, Stereo... And DTS... sort of. It will not decode DTS, that's a fact, however, I know I have watched the following scroll across my receivers screen "<< 3/2.1 DTS>>" when watching an MKV movie streaming from my PC to the TV through it's built in DLNA compatibility.
Note: I did not install any of the sharing software suggested by LG. Windows 7 and this TV talk just fine without any additional software being installed. Simply share your media library in Media Player and your computer will appear as an additional input on the far left when changing inputs.
So in conclusion, DTS is not supported unless the content is streaming through DLNA. I've been meaning to run another optical cable from my PS3 to my receiver to correct the lack of DTS support with games. They sound significantly better in DTS. I don't want to have to remember to switch to game mode when using PS3 and I like to have the option of having a picture setting per input, hence my set up using the TV to switch sources.
Hope that helps!