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post #871 of 1377
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Originally Posted by Brutus33 View Post

I am also new to the smart tv scene with usb connections and all. If i purchased an external ssd with 3.0 support could i just plug and play from that assuming everything was correct files supported by the 8600?

Yes.
post #872 of 1377
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Originally Posted by Brutus33 View Post

I am also new to the smart tv scene with usb connections and all. If i purchased an external ssd with 3.0 support could i just plug and play from that assuming everything was correct files supported by the 8600?

I haven't tried it, but I bet it would work. Other portable HDs and flash drives work. Please let us know what you find out.
post #873 of 1377
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Originally Posted by Brutus33 View Post

I got a new question, since i just purchased this 55lm8600 through micro center 3 days ago i have noticed my internet has been iffy over time. When i first brought it home i was streaming full 1080p through plex with the internet symbol at full bars through a wired connection straight to the router without any hesitation. Last night i was streaming and it kept buffering. When i would hit the pause the internet symbol would show 1-2 bars? I am wired directly so how could that be? For the rest of you, do you noticed with a wired ethernet connection full bars during streaming through medialink or does it jump around? I have reset my modem and router, switched to wireless N, nothing has changed. I tried to do a speedtest on the tv and it crashed saying no more memory available.
For reference i was at 14mb/ down, 2 up last night. Its not the best but i have no traffic on my network besides my computer. Any help is appreciated, i feel their might be a defect with the tv and i am within the 30 day hassle free period to resolve this.

Is it possible that your TV is picking up an unsecured wireless network?

Your internet speed has nothing to do with plex buffering.....not if you are wired direct.
You will have issues trying to run a speedtest from your TV. It does not have enough memory. You will likely get the same memory error if you try to stream Youtube to the TV from the website, versus the onboard application. The TV should have been produced with more memory, in my opinion.
post #874 of 1377
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Originally Posted by boxorox87 View Post

Is it possible that your TV is picking up an unsecured wireless network?
Your internet speed has nothing to do with plex buffering.....not if you are wired direct.
You will have issues trying to run a speedtest from your TV. It does not have enough memory. You will likely get the same memory error if you try to stream Youtube to the TV from the website, versus the onboard application. The TV should have been produced with more memory, in my opinion.

How would i check to see if it is picking up an unsecured network?
post #875 of 1377
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Originally Posted by Brutus33 View Post

How would i check to see if it is picking up an unsecured network?

Set up your network connection on your TV....make sure it is the wired one.....if it is a wireless one, remove/forget that connection.
post #876 of 1377
just FYI, as mentioned wireless is not ideal for these Smart sets. i had the router in the next room and still was choppy watching youtube vids.

If you have DirecTV (esp the whole home option) you are already getting wired 100Mb/s into the receiver.
There should be a DECA adapter on the back of your receiver( newer receivers have these internal).

Otherwise you can buy a DECA cheaply online which splits the coax signal from the ethernet. I then just ran the ethernet cable to a hub which fed my PS3 and 55LM8600 and now the network speed is awesome.

Just an FYI if anyone has a compatible setup and is still using wireless because of being unable to run network cables
post #877 of 1377
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Originally Posted by jeffro23 View Post

just FYI, as mentioned wireless is not ideal for these Smart sets. i had the router in the next room and still was choppy watching youtube vids.
If you have DirecTV (esp the whole home option) you are already getting wired 100Mb/s into the receiver.
There should be a DECA adapter on the back of your receiver( newer receivers have these internal).
Otherwise you can buy a DECA cheaply online which splits the coax signal from the ethernet. I then just ran the ethernet cable to a hub which fed my PS3 and 55LM8600 and now the network speed is awesome.
Just an FYI if anyone has a compatible setup and is still using wireless because of being unable to run network cables

My modem and cable are directly behind/next to my tv so the only thing that runs wireless is my laptop. Unfortunately i have timewarner, which i find displeasing to the say the most. I will look into the DECA adapter though.
post #878 of 1377
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Originally Posted by MrJu5to View Post

For the record, and Ive mentioned this in a few threads, wireless is not ideal, infact its pretty sad for a tv of this level. It should have been packed with dual band IMO. Esepcially if they offer/support wireless media streaming through medialink.
Dont quote me here, as my memory may be failing, but here in Oz, firmware is upto 4.10.11 on the 478600. So it seems you have a long way to go in updates. Australia is also reknowned for slow internet speeds compared to the rest of the world - i just tested mine and well, 8.6MB, boooooo!!!!. Web browsing and updates are certainly not as slow as you say yours are, even here in oz, so you are certainly right to complain. Question is, is it your network or your tv. As your computer which is on the same network is doing fine, id put it down to a fault in that particular TV. Id be ringing LG.
Good luck, it is a pretty damn good TV to be honest.



I have my 55LM8600 set to use a wireless connection/ network running on 5GHz with WPA2 encryption.

I have checked and it gets between 250 and 300MBps on the 5GHz frequency vs. about 150-170 when using a SSID/ connection running on 2.4GHz.

Running firmware 04.31.30 at the moment.
post #879 of 1377
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Originally Posted by merlo View Post

I have my 55LM8600 set to use a wireless connection/ network running on 5GHz with WPA2 encryption.
I have checked and it gets between 250 and 300MBps on the 5GHz frequency vs. about 150-170 when using a SSID/ connection running on 2.4GHz.
Running firmware 04.31.30 at the moment.

Iam also running 04.31.30. I believed i have narrowed it down to 1) my tv being defective or 2) my laptop. My hard drive has been on decline for a while now and i noticed my memory while running plex is around 75%. Iam leaning towards to the laptop. I have 4g of room to upgrade the memory but my first priority will be a new hard drive if i can find my windows 7 cd's.
post #880 of 1377
Can anyone tell me what the latest firmware is on the 47LM8600. If I'm reading it right, seems like we are pretty behind here in Australia (save the jokes). 04.10.11
post #881 of 1377
There is a way to turn on the engineering mode to get the TV to query alternate servers and fetch BETA builds of the firmware.

I have done this and that's why I am on 04.31.30

If you check for an update and it says none available then you are on the latest one.
post #882 of 1377
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Originally Posted by merlo View Post

There is a way to turn on the engineering mode to get the TV to query alternate servers and fetch BETA builds of the firmware.
I have done this and that's why I am on 04.31.30
If you check for an update and it says none available then you are on the latest one.

How do you turn on engineering mode?
post #883 of 1377
Did some more tinkering last night with uninstalling plex and just use streaming services. I was able to stream netflix and vudu at highest resolutions flawlessly. No studders or buffering occurred throughout, which leads me to believe it is coming from my laptop as the source. I am going to re install plex and use default settings. As someone mentioned before while use plex there tv would shut off. This has happened once or twice while using medialink so i believe the problem lies there.

While using plex for direct play back in my network, would my upload connection be the problem or would is be a trans coding issue?
post #884 of 1377
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Originally Posted by Brutus33 View Post

Did some more tinkering last night with uninstalling plex and just use streaming services. I was able to stream netflix and vudu at highest resolutions flawlessly. No studders or buffering occurred throughout, which leads me to believe it is coming from my laptop as the source. I am going to re install plex and use default settings. As someone mentioned before while use plex there tv would shut off. This has happened once or twice while using medialink so i believe the problem lies there.
While using plex for direct play back in my network, would my upload connection be the problem or would is be a trans coding issue?

It could be both, but my guess is the trans coding.

The issues with Plex causing a reboot, were supposedly resolved, but I don't use Plex, so I don't know this for a fact. It is a fact that the complaints about the matter on these forums have all but disappeared. All I remember seeing recently is inquiries as to whether it still happens.
post #885 of 1377
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Originally Posted by MagicMan3 View Post

How do you turn on engineering mode?

Read through this post: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1399636/official-lg-xxlm7600-owners-thread/930#post_22236794

And/ or this link: http://openlgtv.org.ru/wiki/index.php/Access_hidden_service_menus_/_modes

Personally I used a Nokia E71 phone I have (running Symbian) to achieve this, didn't buy the RCA remote (knew I'd never ever use it after this procedure).
post #886 of 1377
I got my second 55LM8600 as I had an audio optical issue with the first one.

The new one has more flashlighting issue than the first one, but I dont see it most of the time when there is an image in the TV. The problem is the picture quality, I have cable TV and most of the channels the quality looks grainy, as if there is some rain at the scene. Dunno whether its a Panel problem like ghosting / clouding or is it mostly due to my picture settings? Any ideas pls as I have only 4 more days to decide on this TV. Thanks.
post #887 of 1377
I know this may not be the right thread to ask but I need some help on deciding if I should return my Samsung UN46EH6000 (46") for an LG 50LS4000 (50").

The Samsung is great except for two big things: The poor off-angle viewing and the automatic brightness that's on every picture mode except movie mode.

I've already dimmed the backlight as much as I can to help the off-angle viewing and the TV is always in movie mode with the eco sensors off. I've been to countless forums and have most likely done every combination of settings possible and I still don't like the PQ on movie mode and can't stand the constant changing of brightness on any other mode.

Does anyone have the LG 50LS4000? Will I have the same problems I'm having with the Samsung or other ones that will drive me nuts?

I have a budget of $700-$750 maximum and just want great PQ without it looking bad.

I'd like to know soon since my receipt from Target will expire the beginning of February. The sale on the LG only runs until Saturday (1/5) and I want to get this problem solved so I can finally enjoy my movies in peace!

Your help is much appreciated.
post #888 of 1377
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Originally Posted by Dellamorte13 View Post

I know this may not be the right thread to ask but I need some help on deciding if I should return my Samsung UN46EH6000 (46") for an LG 50LS4000 (50").
The Samsung is great except for two big things: The poor off-angle viewing and the automatic brightness that's on every picture mode except movie mode.
I've already dimmed the backlight as much as I can to help the off-angle viewing and the TV is always in movie mode with the eco sensors off. I've been to countless forums and have most likely done every combination of settings possible and I still don't like the PQ on movie mode and can't stand the constant changing of brightness on any other mode.
Does anyone have the LG 50LS4000? Will I have the same problems I'm having with the Samsung or other ones that will drive me nuts?
I have a budget of $700-$750 maximum and just want great PQ without it looking bad.
I'd like to know soon since my receipt from Target will expire the beginning of February. The sale on the LG only runs until Saturday (1/5) and I want to get this problem solved so I can finally enjoy my movies in peace!
Your help is much appreciated.


In your price range the Panasonic TC-P50UT50 is a no brainer.
post #889 of 1377
Latest update of plex/web server has bought back the TV reboot problem. I'd strongly advise against updating.

All over the forum - and "temp" fixes

http://forums.plexapp.com/index.php/forum/78-lg-medialink/
Edited by MrJu5to - 1/6/13 at 1:45pm
post #890 of 1377
Has anyone been able to get HDMI passthrough working (specifically Dolby Digital 5.1 from an HDMI source to the optical output) in any form for any version of firmware/service menu settings for an 8600?

I've enabled AC3 via Tool Option 7/EDID_type in the "EZ Adjust" service menu, and toggled the Sound Settings/Digital Sound Out setting back and forth between PCM and Auto to no avail.

I also cannot find any option anywhere in the "EZ Adjust" service menu to set a firmware location server or anything related to "NSU" or "NSU Mode".

I'm currently on firmware version 4.31.30.

Am i missing a menu/submenu somewhere?

Any help/assistance/insight would be greatly appreciated.
post #891 of 1377
I've been following this thread for weeks now to decide buying this TV vs. Sony KDL46HX853 and Samsung ES7000. Tough decision as there are no in depth reviews lately. However I found this one recently which seems really positive so I though sharing it with others

http://www.hometheater.com/content/lg-55lm8600-3d-lcd-hdtv. Apologies if it has been posted earlier.


I was concerned with SD picture quality, back lighting bleed and overheating issues. However, my main concern is gaming lag (in 2D and 3D) as I 'm a huge gamer but I believe the solution is to use component or HDMI 1.4 connections and Game mode, right? Or shall I look for other brands?

Would be grateful for any advice.
post #892 of 1377
Hand on heart I get absolutely no gaming lag. Have implemented the "squat test" upon many games to perfect result. Seems to be a mixed opinion about this. I know Boxorox87 has had issues however deeming some games unplayable. Pity you cant rockup to your local reseller with xbox in hand and have a test session for yourself.

Im also using Component chords, in Game Mode.
Edited by MrJu5to - 1/6/13 at 4:52pm
post #893 of 1377
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Originally Posted by ASD007 View Post

I've been following this thread for weeks now to decide buying this TV vs. Sony KDL46HX853 and Samsung ES7000. Tough decision as there are no in depth reviews lately. However I found this one recently which seems really positive so I though sharing it with others
http://www.hometheater.com/content/lg-55lm8600-3d-lcd-hdtv. Apologies if it has been posted earlier.
I was concerned with SD picture quality, back lighting bleed and overheating issues. However, my main concern is gaming lag (in 2D and 3D) as I 'm a huge gamer but I believe the solution is to use component or HDMI 1.4 connections and Game mode, right? Or shall I look for other brands?
Would be grateful for any advice.

Good review, I wish they posted their settings. I use their settings that they used for the 9600.
post #894 of 1377
I play games on a ps3 connected with HDMI and i don't seem to get any lag or none that i am aware of.
Read something about crouching in a game and when playing batman i pressed the r2 quickly and he kept crouching.

I use my expert 1 setting as when i use game mode it just seems to either increase the brightness or sometimes add a slight yellow tinge.

I am not sure what game mode is meant to do.

Also exactly what does LED local dimming the setting do ? that is what is the difference between the low setting and the high setting ?

I have it set to high but wether high or low with a black background the four corners seem to glow more white than they should.

I thought one setting or the other would turn off the lights on the corners when the background was black

This is only noticeable when most of the screen is black like the credits at the end of a movie , in general watching the blacks to me look fine that is they look black.
Edited by HighwayRhode - 1/6/13 at 10:36pm
post #895 of 1377
Thanks for the feedback on gaming. I thought of taking my xbox or ps3 to the nearest store but then I thought a new set out of the box may not have any of the latest firmwares installed where the lag may have been resolved and may not be an accurate judgement on performance. What gives me some relief is that I read in several forums that LG are keen on releasing firmware updates to solve issues from users which looks promising compared to other brands. I hope I'm right !
post #896 of 1377
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Originally Posted by MrJu5to View Post

Hand on heart I get absolutely no gaming lag. Have implemented the "squat test" upon many games to perfect result. Seems to be a mixed opinion about this. I know Boxorox87 has had issues however deeming some games unplayable. Pity you cant rockup to your local reseller with xbox in hand and have a test session for yourself.
Im also using Component chords, in Game Mode.

As am I.
post #897 of 1377
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Originally Posted by boxorox87 View Post

As am I.

So in your case, using HDMI 1.4 does not work, using port 3 does not work, using Game/PC mode does not work and also turning off true motion does not work? I read this comment from a user's video of the TV on youtrube:

I have this TV too and if you have problems with input lag, put your hdmi cabel on port 3 and name it to PC. This TV is great for gaming. I tried Halo 4 in 3D and it is amazing!
post #898 of 1377
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Originally Posted by ASD007 View Post

So in your case, using HDMI 1.4 does not work, using port 3 does not work, using Game/PC mode does not work and also turning off true motion does not work? I read this comment from a user's video of the TV on youtrube:
I have this TV too and if you have problems with input lag, put your hdmi cabel on port 3 and name it to PC. This TV is great for gaming. I tried Halo 4 in 3D and it is amazing!

I am not sure if I tried port 3. I will try it tonight. Currently, I am still using component because it has the least amount of input lag.

Of course, my HDMI cable are 1.4. I am willing to try anything I can....I do think there is a fix.
I can't help but wonder if people are actually "gamers" when they say stuff like "This TV is great for gaming. I tried Halo 4 in 3D and it is amazing!"

There is no trumotion when you put it in Game mode......trumotion takes some serious processing, Game mode shuts off a majority of processing.
post #899 of 1377
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Originally Posted by boxorox87 View Post

I am not sure if I tried port 3. I will try it tonight. Currently, I am still using component because it has the least amount of input lag.
Of course, my HDMI cable are 1.4. I am willing to try anything I can....I do think there is a fix.
I can't help but wonder if people are actually "gamers" when they say stuff like "This TV is great for gaming. I tried Halo 4 in 3D and it is amazing!"
There is no trumotion when you put it in Game mode......trumotion takes some serious processing, Game mode shuts off a majority of processing.

I was told to turn off True motion when gaming from an LG customer support on a chat session today.
post #900 of 1377
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Originally Posted by ASD007 View Post

I was told to turn off True motion when gaming from an LG customer support on a chat session today.

Well, I would say this then....If infact, you have trumotion settings available to you when you have the Game Mode video setting on, you should turn trumotion OFF. On my TV, the 55lm8600, with the latest engineering firmware, I do not have trumotion settings available to me, when I have the video mode set to Game Mode.
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