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post #121 of 1376
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Originally Posted by OsageCowboy View Post

I don't have weird lights at the top. And the colors on this set have tons of "pop" to me. You may have a defective set. Send it back....

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Originally Posted by aaronwalker1974 View Post

The only way to reduce the effect of the light bleeding at the top would be to reduce the backlight and try the local dimming at a higher lever (ie. med / or high). It will help but maybe not eliminate it completely. As far as the washed out color, maybe try some of the settings listed above? The colors on my 7600 have good pop although the blacks do get crushed a bit.

I applied the settings that HyperC posted, and things are looking much better. My contrast, backlight, and brightness settings were nowhere near his, and the colors are better. I'm going to wait until tonight to see if the lights at the top come back, but that could have been caused by my settings or something.

A couple of quick questions:

- is there a remote command for jumping directly to a Picture setting? I want to setup my activity-based remote to switch it to Game when I use the PS3/360. I know you can set a Picture setting per input, but everything uses one input on the TV right now.

- is there a manual way to apply a Picture setting to specific inputs? The calibration wizards lets you do it at the end, but I haven't found a manual way yet.
post #122 of 1376
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Originally Posted by ECEC View Post

I applied the settings that HyperC posted, and things are looking much better. My contrast, backlight, and brightness settings were nowhere near his, and the colors are better. I'm going to wait until tonight to see if the lights at the top come back, but that could have been caused by my settings or something.

A couple of quick questions:

- is there a remote command for jumping directly to a Picture setting? I want to setup my activity-based remote to switch it to Game when I use the PS3/360. I know you can set a Picture setting per input, but everything uses one input on the TV right now.

- is there a manual way to apply a Picture setting to specific inputs? The calibration wizards lets you do it at the end, but I haven't found a manual way yet.

I don't think there is a way to do either of these.
post #123 of 1376
Unfortunately, the settings are assigned on a by-input basis (including when you toggle to 3D). This is why several of us are using all 4 HDMI ports and then running the audio out via optical into a receiver.

The LG NB3520A works superbly with this set, by the way.
post #124 of 1376
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Originally Posted by aaronwalker1974 View Post

I don't think there is a way to do either of these.

Cool, no problem. Thanks for help y'all! Hopefully I won't have to return it.
post #125 of 1376
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Originally Posted by ECEC View Post

So I received this unit as a replacement for my old LG, and got it installed Tuesday evening. As you might imagine, I spent most of that night playing with the settings, trying to get the best picture. I'm not really happy with it, for a few reasons:

- Everything looks washed out. Colors seem very muted. If I switch the Picture setting to Vivid, the picture is much better but far too bright.
- I see multiple lights along the top of the unit. The corners and two evenly spaced spots in between have a weird white light that is very annoying.
- The screen is much more reflective than my last unit. I'll probably address this by further tinting my windows, so I can't blame it on the TV too much.

I've got the Picture set to Expert1, and have gone through the calibration on the unit itself a couple of times trying to get it right. I feel like every tweak I make is making it worse, so last night I reset the Picture settings and started from scratch.

Any tips? Specifically for those weird lights at the top?

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Originally Posted by OsageCowboy View Post

I don't have weird lights at the top. And the colors on this set have tons of "pop" to me. You may have a defective set. Send it back....

I have flashlight effect.....but not bad...especially after a minor calibration. My picture is outstanding. I can't hardly believe how good the colors and contrast are. My cave is below ground, with one window that is covered. I use fairly dim recessed lighting.....like I said, it's a cave.

I haven't even messed with the "Expert1" yet. I started(mistakingly) in Cinema mode. I will start a better calibration tonight, using the Expert1 setting.
post #126 of 1376
bummer, My Tv was scheduled to be delivered between Wed May 23rd and Sat May, 26. I was concern since is Thursday and my Tv status still says "Not Yet Shipped". I contacted Amazon wondering if it's still going to make it in that time frame. They said NO. Sorry. Blah blah blah. I told them how come they currently say they have them in stock but none of them can be delivered to me. Told me the website was wrong. What bull. I guess I have to wait couple more weeks then
post #127 of 1376
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Originally Posted by boxorox87 View Post

I have flashlight effect.....but not bad...especially after a minor calibration. My picture is outstanding. I can't hardly believe how good the colors and contrast are.

So that's what is referred to as the "flashlight effect"? I'll definitely be on the lookout for it, but in my testing this afternoon I haven't seen it (since applying the settings posted last page).

Just did some 3D testing. I had pretty much written off 3D in the home environment after putting my original LG through it's paces. The glasses were uncomfortable, heavy, and required charging via cables I could only rarely find. And they were expensive. I shelled out for an extra set, but never used them unless someone came over and wanted to check it out. My only 3D source is my PS3, and I played a few games and videos which were kind of cool, but certainly not mind blowing or anything.

With this set, I find the 3D much more enjoyable, mainly because of the glasses. In fact, as I was writing this I was surprised to find them on my head still; I had simply pushed them up and forgotten about them. The effect was much more noticeable in the videos and games I tried, and the best part: it worked much farther away.

I played some Wipeout, Stardust HD, and some Shadow of the Colossus, then watched some E3 trailer that I already had downloaded. I didn't play long, but didn't get the eye strain and headache I would usually associate with 3D either.
post #128 of 1376
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Originally Posted by boxorox87 View Post


I have flashlight effect.....but not bad...especially after a minor calibration. My picture is outstanding. I can't hardly believe how good the colors and contrast are. My cave is below ground, with one window that is covered. I use fairly dim recessed lighting.....like I said, it's a cave.

I haven't even messed with the "Expert1" yet. I started(mistakingly) in Cinema mode. I will start a better calibration tonight, using the Expert1 setting.

Do you mind posting your cinema settings?
post #129 of 1376
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Originally Posted by ECEC View Post


So that's what is referred to as the "flashlight effect"? I'll definitely be on the lookout for it, but in my testing this afternoon I haven't seen it (since applying the settings posted last page).

Just did some 3D testing. I had pretty much written off 3D in the home environment after putting my original LG through it's paces. The glasses were uncomfortable, heavy, and required charging via cables I could only rarely find. And they were expensive. I shelled out for an extra set, but never used them unless someone came over and wanted to check it out. My only 3D source is my PS3, and I played a few games and videos which were kind of cool, but certainly not mind blowing or anything.

With this set, I find the 3D much more enjoyable, mainly because of the glasses. In fact, as I was writing this I was surprised to find them on my head still; I had simply pushed them up and forgotten about them. The effect was much more noticeable in the videos and games I tried, and the best part: it worked much farther away.

I played some Wipeout, Stardust HD, and some Shadow of the Colossus, then watched some E3 trailer that I already had downloaded. I didn't play long, but didn't get the eye strain and headache I would usually associate with 3D either.

Flashligjting is easier to see the darker your viewing area is.
post #130 of 1376
I dont get the "warm" temp setting some folks are using. To me it looks like a dark orangish film on the screen.
Maybe other settings will clear some of that up.

Ive been using Medium temperature
post #131 of 1376
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Originally Posted by jeffro23 View Post

I dont get the "warm" temp setting some folks are using. To me it looks like a dark orangish film on the screen.
Maybe other settings will clear some of that up.

Ive been using Medium temperature

I agree with you. I don't like the warm temp setting. Makes everything brownish. I used medium for months. Now I'm using the cool setting. To me, cool makes whites REALLY white.
A good test is to put on a black and white movie and then go back and forth on the temperatures. The cool setting makes grays look truly gray while the warm setting turns the whole picture into more of a sepia tone.
post #132 of 1376
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Originally Posted by maks898 View Post

How do you lower the refresh rate on the 55lm8600 to 120hx from 240z? 240hz makes many movies seem unreal.. At the same time, I dont want to go down to 60hz as that would make this tv inferior to the 6700.. I appreciate it..

You can't change the refresh rate of an display.

But the 8600 has 120Hz + scanning backlight -> so LG calls it 240Hz.

And you get no soap effect if you disable trumotion.
post #133 of 1376
Hey just wondering if everyone has same firmware mines 03.01.34
post #134 of 1376
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by HyperC View Post

Hey just wondering if everyone has same firmware mines 03.01.34

Same
post #135 of 1376
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Originally Posted by aaronwalker1974 View Post

Do you mind posting your cinema settings?

I certainly will when I can get back to it.
post #136 of 1376
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Originally Posted by ECEC View Post

I played some Wipeout, Stardust HD, and some Shadow of the Colossus, then watched some E3 trailer that I already had downloaded. I didn't play long, but didn't get the eye strain and headache I would usually associate with 3D either.

Wait til you try the set with Gran Turismo 5 XL. Set Parallax to 4 and Convergence to .9. It is INSANE. You can practically whiff the new car smell.
post #137 of 1376
Hey guys dunno if you all know but messing with Edge Ehancer makes text sharper along with greater detail i like it on high...So its kind of like was AA, AF on graphic cards
post #138 of 1376
Same OS version here too 03.01.34 , build date March 2012.

More info forth coming , promise !

Me 
post #139 of 1376
Preliminary Settings for LG - 47LM8600.

Please be aware that all TV`s are not equal , there are minute variables in each individual set , even the same model number.

Energy Saving : Auto ( if off see below , Auto is for Dark Room )

Min. Luminance = 25
Sensing Strength = 2

Picture Mode: Standard

Backlight N/A ( energy saving / other wise 70 )

Contrast = 95
Brightness = 50
Sharpness = 20
Color = 45
Tint = 0
Color Temp. = 0

Advance Control

Dynamic Contrast = Low
Dynamic Color = low
Clear White = Low
Preferred Color all 3 = 0
Super Resolution = On
Gamma = Medium

Picture Option

Noise Reduction = Medium
MPEG Noise Reduction = Medium
Black Level = High
Eye Care = Low
LED Local Dimming = Medium
TruMotion = Clear ( for Live TV= Smooth / for Cable Box = Off / for DVD & Mac-Mini = Clear ).

All settings are the same for all Inputs , except TruMotion as stated.

More info and thoughts still to come !

G. 
post #140 of 1376
O___BTW , the LM7600 and LM8600 are very different , will get into that later , if need be.

For whatever extra you would spend , I think anywhere from one to two hundred , the money is well spent on the LM8600.

Today , May 25th 2012 , the LM8600 series is the TOTL for LG , of course in a few months the LM9600 will be the top dog , BUT , other than Full Array & Sound the LM8600 is very much the same and will still be there TOTL Edge-Lit TV for 2012.

Me 
post #141 of 1376
2 quick pic`s TV off and PBS SD ( standard definition ).
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post #142 of 1376
2 more pic`s , not very good , but taken in dark room with NO flash as flash on would have caused a reflection , but you will get the idea !!

Still More To Come ! , it`s early and have much to say over the coming days.
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post #143 of 1376
Thread Starter 
This was my first calibration. It was pretty basic but very effective. It was mostly contrast, brightness, and color settings.
I accidentally used Cinema. I need to go back a re-calibrate on Expert1. My room is a cave with one casement window which is covered and low recessed lighting.

SETTING Cinema
BACKLIGHT 50
CONTRAST 95
BRIGHTNESS 54
SHARPNESS (i see no effect)
COLOR 60
TINT G6
DYNAMIC CONTRAST OFF
SUPER RESLOUTION OFF
COLOR GAMUT (wide i see no effect)
EDGE ENHANCER Low(i see no effect)
COLOR FILTER OFF
GAMMA 2.2
WHITE BALANCE
COLOR TEMP WARM
METHOD 2 POINTS
COLOR MANAGEMENT
RED 0
GREEN 0
BLUE 0
CYAN 0
MAGENTA 0
YELLOW 0
NOISE REDUCTION OFF
MPEG NOISE REDUCTION OFF
BLACK LEVEL LOW
LED LOCAL DIMMING LOW
TRUMOTION OFF
post #144 of 1376
Hey guys. I am definitely getting this tv, i'll prob order it tonight after work. Question though, whats the best place to order this tv from? i'm a little skeptical of some of these online places with really cheap deals. Eastcoasttvs, powersellernyc, etc. Just wondering where you guys got your deals from and if the buying experience was smooth.

Also has anyone tried the dual gaming on this tv yet?
post #145 of 1376
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Originally Posted by Owlzfan84 View Post

Hey guys. I am definitely getting this tv, i'll prob order it tonight after work. Question though, whats the best place to order this tv from? i'm a little skeptical of some of these online places with really cheap deals. Eastcoasttvs, powersellernyc, etc. Just wondering where you guys got your deals from and if the buying experience was smooth.

Also has anyone tried the dual gaming on this tv yet?

Amazon=flawless

Dual gaming seems very gimmicky to me. I never have the reason to play split screen and I wonder how many people who buy the tv will actually use the feature.

I would be very interested in hearing user feedback on dual gaming. I did not order the glasses. If it is a very cool feature...I might.
post #146 of 1376
anyone got the WiDi to work?

Not sure what to do but I downloaded the WiDi software from the intel website onto my laptop to try it out.

I have all wired connections and im assuming I dont need wireless, is that right?

Im assuming that the laptop and TV are connecting directly?
post #147 of 1376
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Originally Posted by Owlzfan84 View Post

Hey guys. I am definitely getting this tv, i'll prob order it tonight after work. Question though, whats the best place to order this tv from? i'm a little skeptical of some of these online places with really cheap deals. Eastcoasttvs, powersellernyc, etc. Just wondering where you guys got your deals from and if the buying experience was smooth.

Also has anyone tried the dual gaming on this tv yet?

I got mine from Paul's TV's. $1900 for 55"
post #148 of 1376
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Originally Posted by jedi29 View Post

O___BTW , the LM7600 and LM8600 are very different , will get into that later , if need be.

For whatever extra you would spend , I think anywhere from one to two hundred , the money is well spent on the LM8600.

Today , May 25th 2012 , the LM8600 series is the TOTL for LG , of course in a few months the LM9600 will be the top dog , BUT , other than Full Array & Sound the LM8600 is very much the same and will still be there TOTL Edge-Lit TV for 2012.

Me 

I can't wait to hear the differences. So it is something more than just the dual cpu's?
post #149 of 1376
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Originally Posted by boxorox87 View Post

This was my first calibration. It was pretty basic but very effective. It was mostly contrast, brightness, and color settings.
I accidentally used Cinema. I need to go back a re-calibrate on Expert1. My room is a cave with one casement window which is covered and low recessed lighting.

SETTING Cinema
BACKLIGHT 50
CONTRAST 95
BRIGHTNESS 54
SHARPNESS (i see no effect)
COLOR 60
TINT G6
DYNAMIC CONTRAST OFF
SUPER RESLOUTION OFF
COLOR GAMUT (wide i see no effect)
EDGE ENHANCER Low(i see no effect)
COLOR FILTER OFF
GAMMA 2.2
WHITE BALANCE
COLOR TEMP WARM
METHOD 2 POINTS
COLOR MANAGEMENT
RED 0
GREEN 0
BLUE 0
CYAN 0
MAGENTA 0
YELLOW 0
NOISE REDUCTION OFF
MPEG NOISE REDUCTION OFF
BLACK LEVEL LOW
LED LOCAL DIMMING LOW
TRUMOTION OFF

I noticed the difference i paused the live cable feed and messed around...I'd like to know how you guys have the backlight so low maybe i just like a brighter picture?
post #150 of 1376
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Originally Posted by aaronwalker1974 View Post

I can't wait to hear the differences. So it is something more than just the dual cpu's?

Yes it there is more !

Aside from Dual-Core , it adds Up-Scaler Plus , Illuminated LG logo ( you can turn off or dim ) A Silver Facia at the bottom of the panel where the logo is and adds a clear plastic strip below that for the status light and the sensor, and it has the Dolby Digital MS10 sound chip , I`m not sure if the 7600 has that or not. The LM7600 has matte silver frame around the panel and the LM8600 has matte black.

The LM7600 has the 3-mode Magic remote and the 8600 has the 4 mode ( speech recognition ).

If you have based your judgment on LG`s comparative chart at LG dot com , it does not tell the whole story.

They are very close , but no cigars

Here is a link to download the specs for the DD-MS10:

http://www.dolby.com/uploadedFiles/z...am-Decoder.pdf

I hope this info helps !

Later ,

G. 
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