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post #211 of 1376
ok after an hour. I see that I have light bleed top left corner. This is during the day. But it goes away completely after watching. I'm watching Avatar 3D MKV file from my hard drive. It looks amazing. In the day I can live with the light bleed. We will have to see tonight. See how much it bothers me
post #212 of 1376
Maybe someone else can see if they notice this.

You know how most Tv's have the flashlight effect on all four corners. SO when the screen goes dark you most likely will see it. Now why does it also appear on the small screen when you go to home menu. While the the picture from the little Tv is loading, You can see on all four corners like it was flashlight effect on that little screen.
post #213 of 1376
Yeah, I noticed that too. That is really strange how it shows up in the little screen.

I'm really digging how much I like just the standard setting with the backlight and contrast turned down just a tad.

I have a Sony xbr 46hx909 with local array and I think the LGs blacks seem pretty darn equal. It seems to be that the LG's blacks are almost improving with age for me. Am I nuts or is it possible the set could be getting better with break-in time?

Seriously.... no 65"??? COMON!!! I picked this set over the Sharp 70.
post #214 of 1376
Dammit, I have a discolored purple pixel situated about 2/3 of the way up on the edge of the left 1/3 of the screen.

The LG techs are coming to fix it. It's a shame because I absolutely love this set and hope that it's not a harbinger of things to come!
post #215 of 1376
Is it just one pixel? Would you be able to notice it from 6-10 feet away.
post #216 of 1376
No, you cannot notice it from beyond 4 foot; however, the LG rep said that is still unacceptable and they will fix it.
post #217 of 1376
Wow. Good that LG is willing to fix this.
post #218 of 1376
I watched some Tv last night. Something with black bars on the side. I can clearly see the top left corner bleed. Not as much as the 7600 though. Now I really like this Tv. I don't plan on return it. Maybe swap it out. What bothers me the most is on the PS3. In the menu I can clearly see color washed out it sucks I don't want to go through the trouble of swapping it out. On another note. When I first turned on the Tv. It flickered like to get signal and there was a white vertical line. It did go away but should I be concerned
post #219 of 1376
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Originally Posted by torres0428 View Post

I watched some Tv last night. Something with black bars on the side. I can clearly see the top left corner bleed. Not as much as the 7600 though. Now I really like this Tv. I don't plan on return it. Maybe swap it out. What bothers me the most is on the PS3. In the menu I can clearly see color washed out it sucks I don't want to go through the trouble of swapping it out. On another note. When I first turned on the Tv. It flickered like to get signal and there was a white vertical line. It did go away but should I be concerned

You can always try this fix

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...r#post22069419

see post#770. I tried it in the lower left hand corner and it helps. I guess introducing a little pressure helps.
post #220 of 1376
I've tried multiple TVs in the past, Sony CRTs, samsung LCDs, panasonic plasmas and I would say the picture quality of the 7600 is far superior. I think what sets it apart is the rich color rendition not so much in the brightness/darkness of the images it produce. I however replaced the 7600 with the 8600 as for some reason I think the black is inkier with the latter. Another reason is that the flashlighting in 7600 is just unbearable especially when you want to set up your TV with a higher than normal backlight and don't want to rely on the local dimming ability so much (although i have mine at low).

Try to google the settings available on lcdtvbuying guide on the 7600 and apply it to your 8600 and make some corrections here and there.

Will be getting my WOW calibration disk next week and see if I can get the picture to look more amazing than how it is right now, which I think, echoing the sentiments of other people, for $1800~ is better value than the competition.
post #221 of 1376
My 8600 just came today from Amazon, I love it so far.
I do have the WOW calibration disk and I am going to calibrate it within the next few hours. I will post my settings here after I am done.
post #222 of 1376
I was trying not to be picky about this TV. I love it so far. I tried to ignore the light bleed from all four corners, but mostly the the top left. I was doing fine until the wife kept mentioning. If she notices and it bothers her and maybe I should swap it out. It does have a lot less light bleed then the 7600
post #223 of 1376
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Originally Posted by JBr74 View Post

My 8600 just came today from Amazon, I love it so far.
I do have the WOW calibration disk and I am going to calibrate it within the next few hours. I will post my settings here after I am done.

hey could you please do that. I need to callibrate mine(I just got mine today)
post #224 of 1376
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Originally Posted by HenDokuYaku View Post

Ok, I finally figured it out. In order for ARC to work, you have to have the following things:

1) high speed hdmi cable 1.4a
2) be plugged into the appropriate ARC inputs
3)turn on HDMI CEC on the receiver
4)turn on ARC on the TV sound settings
5)turn on SimpLink on the TV which is equivalent to HDMI CEC

P.S. Of course the TV and receiver have to be ARC compatible.

Thank you SO much for this. I've been trying to figure out why I couldn't get ARC to work (I have 55LM8600 and Pioneer VSX-1121-k). I was beginning to think I would need to send either the TV or receiver back. But thanks to your post, I've turned on SimpLink and ARC works now. LG should make this noted somewhere that simply setting the audio settings for ARC won't work, you need to find the SimpLink setting (which is not even in the settings menu!).
post #225 of 1376
Have enjoyed reading all the 47LM8600 posts. Thought I had a pretty good picture of what's in store just reading the on-line user manual ,but I see it's more involved than that. Bought mine from BuyDig, $1424.00, no tax, no shipping charges. Used what I saved to pick-up a new 3D Bluray player and cables. Should be here mid-next week. Is the WOW calibration disk something that comes with the TV, or a seperate purchase? This is my first venture into HD and 3D TV. Thanks.
post #226 of 1376
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Originally Posted by gjforeman View Post

Have enjoyed reading all the 47LM8600 posts. Thought I had a pretty good picture of what's in store just reading the on-line user manual ,but I see it's more involved than that. Bought mine from BuyDig, $1424.00, no tax, no shipping charges. Used what I saved to pick-up a new 3D Bluray player and cables. Should be here mid-next week. Is the WOW calibration disk something that comes with the TV, or a seperate purchase? This is my first venture into HD and 3D TV. Thanks.

WOW is a separate purchase.
post #227 of 1376
Hi everybody was just curious to have some views/thoughts over the prices of lg 2012 models. The way prices are fluctuating decreasing is it wise fine decision to invest in this models.

I bought 47' 7600 at $1300 while back was best deal at that time returned it got got 8600 $1400 for $100 more got dual core again gr8 deal at that time. Now 7600 is available for $980 and 8600 i got price matched from amazon for $1250. Haven't seen so much price fluctuation for 2012 models in any brand. being 1st time in the market for big ticket item tv m still confused about what i paid for 8600 i.e $1250/ .July 4 would it again go much lower.

Also we are not just talkin $10-$50 bucks this sets have reduced by like $300+ amount/
post #228 of 1376
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Originally Posted by sat9090 View Post

Hi everybody was just curious to have some views/thoughts over the prices of lg 2012 models. The way prices are fluctuating decreasing is it wise fine decision to invest in this models.

I bought 47' 7600 at $1300 while back was best deal at that time returned it got got 8600 $1400 for $100 more got dual core again gr8 deal at that time. Now 7600 is available for $980 and 8600 i got price matched from amazon for $1250. Haven't seen so much price fluctuation for 2012 models in any brand. being 1st time in the market for big ticket item tv m still confused about what i paid for 8600 i.e $1250/ .July 4 would it again go much lower.

Also we are not just talkin $10-$50 bucks this sets have reduced by like $300+ amount/

I think someone is attempting to flood the market....word of mouth and reviews only happen if there are TVs on the market, not the big box stores. Features mean little...until someone can try them out in a real-world setting.
I don't think the prices will continue to fluctuate. I think when there are lots of them out in the public....word of mouth and customer reviews will sell these models. Then, they will settle on prices that are comparable to competitor models of the same grade and feature-set. To me, being an early adopter means taking a gamble when the prices are right. I think I won on this one.
post #229 of 1376
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Originally Posted by boxorox87 View Post

I think someone is attempting to flood the market....word of mouth and reviews only happen if there are TVs on the market, not the big box stores. Features mean little...until someone can try them out in a real-world setting.
I don't think the prices will continue to fluctuate. I think when there are lots of them out in the public....word of mouth and customer reviews will sell these models. Then, they will settle on prices that are comparable to competitor models of the same grade and feature-set. To me, being an early adopter means taking a gamble when the prices are right. I think I won on this one.

Make sense..i guess lets hope for the best if our gamble pays off .
post #230 of 1376
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Originally Posted by danray22 View Post

Thank you SO much for this. I've been trying to figure out why I couldn't get ARC to work (I have 55LM8600 and Pioneer VSX-1121-k). I was beginning to think I would need to send either the TV or receiver back. But thanks to your post, I've turned on SimpLink and ARC works now. LG should make this noted somewhere that simply setting the audio settings for ARC won't work, you need to find the SimpLink setting (which is not even in the settings menu!).

You are very welcome. That's a very nice combo you have there. I also have 1121. It's a sweet receiver. I recently upgraded to the Denon 3311 when I broke the hdmi out connector on the Panasonic,but I will be using it again.

I hope you are enjoying the 8600 as much as I am.
post #231 of 1376
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Originally Posted by HenDokuYaku View Post

Ok, I finally figured it out. In order for ARC to work, you have to have the following things:

1) high speed hdmi cable 1.4a
2) be plugged into the appropriate ARC inputs
3)turn on HDMI CEC on the receiver
4)turn on ARC on the TV sound settings
5)turn on SimpLink on the TV which is equivalent to HDMI CEC

P.S. Of course the TV and receiver have to be ARC compatible.

Would surely try today.Have scratched my head over this.. changed couple of hdmi and few hours with LG n samsung reps (Samsung d6500w i have) no one was able to figure out and finally m getting my sound through Optical Audio. kept saying to myself there has to be a way to get sound through ARC.
post #232 of 1376
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Originally Posted by sat9090 View Post

Would surely try today.Have scratched my head over this.. changed couple of hdmi and few hours with LG n samsung reps (Samsung d6500w i have) no one was able to figure out and finally m getting my sound through Optical Audio. kept saying to myself there has to be a way to get sound through ARC.

Great news! I went through a lot of pain myself. :-) I did want to mention that if all else fails with ARC, you can always run a cable from the digital out. Of course for those of us who are wall mounting, we know what kind of pain in the butt it is.

Just curious, how would you compare your Samsung to your new LG? Some say Samsungs are supposed to have a little more pop with the colors, but I'm pretty impressed with the 8600's colors. I wanted a bigger screen originally, so I was looking at Sharps, Panasonics (plasma), and Samsungs, and the LG 6200. I always came back to the picture of the 8600. So finally I just gave in and put off getting the bigger screen till my next go around.
post #233 of 1376
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Originally Posted by HenDokuYaku View Post

Great news! I went through a lot of pain myself. :-) I did want to mention that if all else fails with ARC, you can always run a cable from the digital out. Of course for those of us who are wall mounting, we know what kind of pain in the butt it is.

Just curious, how would you compare your Samsung to your new LG? Some say Samsungs are supposed to have a little more pop with the colors, but I'm pretty impressed with the 8600's colors. I wanted a bigger screen originally, so I was looking at Sharps, Panasonics (plasma), and Samsungs, and the LG 6200. I always came back to the picture of the 8600. So finally I just gave in and put off getting the bigger screen till my next go around.

The samsung model what i mentioned was my home theater system and not tv so wont be able to comment on PQ of samsung models. I have used 7600 and against it 8600 surely make huge difference if you are gonna use more on internet side.

I only thing which i am little worried about is black levels i have seen samsung n sony models and feel like black levels are better compared to 8600. been while have been looking for a deal on Samsung D8000 series(2011 model) with micro dimming feature but nothing coming up

After turning on the simplink i am able to access my home theater volume and other little navigation through magic remote but still unless i dont select digital input as input on home theater i dont get sound. I thought once ARC is on and after all steps what u mentioned i should just simply get sound through hdmi without this input selection.
post #234 of 1376
Anybody interested in the 55LM8600 should check out Amazon. They have it for $1999 and you get a complete surround system here is the link http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.htm...d_i=1000742021
post #235 of 1376
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Originally Posted by torres0428 View Post

Anybody interested in the 55LM8600 should check out Amazon. They have it for $1999 and you get a complete surround system here is the link http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.htm...d_i=1000742021

Thanks.I had got a 47LM8600 on May 10th so under month still. Amazon did honor the promotion and ordered the home theater and extra glasses for free. Home theater not with gr8 reviews but can still sell n make some decent money.
post #236 of 1376
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Originally Posted by virtualmadden View Post

Hoping this is the last TV I setup in the near future. Sold my LG 47LW6500 for much more than I paid for it which covered a 47LM7600, which was returned for a 55LM7600, which was never opened as I jumped on the TD deal for the 55LM8600.


The black border on the LM7600 looked better than the aluminum border of the LM8600. I haven't had a chance to jump into settings, but picture was impressive on Blu-rays. I watched a good chunk of Army of Darkness last night on cable and it looked great. I did notice that the "dual core" does speed up menus and apps, but I don't know by how much.

Its tough to sell sell big ticket item on craig..where did u sell it??
post #237 of 1376
I received my 55LM8600 on Monday. So far this is an excellant set. I watched Cars 2 in 3D and it was very good. I like that I don't have to be right in front of the set to get the 3D effect.

I have a question. I do not have an ARC capable receiver (Denon 2309). I want to route the sound from the TV to my receiver when using the Netflix app on the TV. I connected an optical cable from the TV to my receiver but get no sound. If I turn on the TV's speakers, I get the sound through them but not through my receiver. Is there some setting I missed to enable the output? Does any one have this working? Thanks for any help.

Jim
post #238 of 1376
Well, received my 55 Inch 8600 yesterday and turned it on to test... Huge crack down center of screen. Waiting is the hardest part:(
post #239 of 1376
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Originally Posted by moraseski View Post

I received my 55LM8600 on Monday. So far this is an excellant set. I watched Cars 2 in 3D and it was very good. I like that I don't have to be right in front of the set to get the 3D effect.
I have a question. I do not have an ARC capable receiver (Denon 2309). I want to route the sound from the TV to my receiver when using the Netflix app on the TV. I connected an optical cable from the TV to my receiver but get no sound. If I turn on the TV's speakers, I get the sound through them but not through my receiver. Is there some setting I missed to enable the output? Does any one have this working? Thanks for any help.
Jim

You have to select Digital input in ur Denon system..also in sound setting Digital audio should be enabled.. Also mute the tv speaker or would listen 2 sounds.
post #240 of 1376
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Originally Posted by vincemo22 View Post

Well, received my 55 Inch 8600 yesterday and turned it on to test... Huge crack down center of screen. Waiting is the hardest part:(

Same thing happen to me about 3 weeks ago. So today I am scheduled to receive the replacement. Must be a packing issue as I have seen several posts who received them with cracked screens.
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