Originally Posted by banditbiker
Thanks for the suggestions, djams. I have setup the TV to some extent and so far it has been wonderful. At first THX mode seemed it needed more brightness but I like it more and more every day. My room is very bright with light coming in from 3 sides and even with that there are no annoying reflections. I do see some but they are not distracting - like in some of the other TVs I considered where I could clearly see window blinds and other details in the reflection.
I got the 3D glasses as part of the promotion. Glasses are rechargeable but still very light weight. I first take a look at free 3D content on Comcast - not bad at all. THe depth is amazing. I bought the Ghost Rider movie to check out BlueRay 3D (terrible movie btw) and have mixed reactions to it. I am not sure if my PS3 recognized it as a 3D movie of the TV converted 2D to 3D! Some scenes felt like 3D while others looked normal 2D. I have a 3D player on order so will check out more in the coming weeks.
Netflix streaming and DLNA streaming works very well. Home videos in AVCHD wouldn't play smoothly so I connected the TV to ethernet - HD streaming is fantastic now.
I did notice that launching the apps and navigating isn't very snappy unlike the dual-core Samsung TVs I tested, so this TV might not have a dual-core processor.
Overall very pleased with the TV.
You're welcome - glad to hear you're enjoying the TV. I'm really happy with it overall as well.
I agree about netflix streaming. It looks incredible. I really like the fact that the streaming players have the full complement of presets and settings available (including white balance and CMS). I don't know how this compares to other smart TV's, but I was very impressed to see this.
I have a solid wall of windows facing the tv. I do find that during the day with the blinds open, THX mode is a bit lacking in overall light output. In this case I'm currently using the standard preset with the settings modified (toned down) to get a punchier picture. The matte screen is the cats pajamas - it's the main reason I bought this TV, and it works great - zero reflections. There is of course some diffused glare during the day with the drapes open, but nothing can be done about that.
I have never been interested in 3D for home viewing, and did not purchase glasses. However, now that I've got it, I find myself wanting to check it out (funny how that works, isn't it?). So, I will be ordering some glasses sometime soon I'm sure.
I believe you are correct about the processor, I seem to recall that this question was posted on LG's website, and the answer was "not dual core". I think this is most noticeable when trying to use the browser, it's really sluggish. About the same as my Logitech Revue. As much as I thought I would use the tv for browsing, I never do. I've had my revue for over a year and I never go online on the TV. Just seems silly to do so when the laptop is sitting on the end table right next to the couch...
Not much talk about the magic motion remote. I had prepared myself to despise that thing before I even purchased the TV. To my surprise, I find myself liking it for the most part. It's actually quicker to get through the menus using it. I set it up to control the cable box - works, but there are extra clicks involved. Tip: slow it down while you're getting used to it. At default speed, I was having trouble landing on my targets. I would suck at Wii I guess
I will be doing a full meter-based calibration once I get plenty of hours on the set. Will post the results when I do. I'm in no hurry. I'll wait for it to get good and broken in - that way I won't have to re-do it in 6 weeks or so.