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post #121 of 355
Sorry guys I forgot to snap pics of my settings before I took it down from the wall and boxed it up and returned it.
post #122 of 355
Used my WOW disc tonight and will share the following. I usually just watch TV with a lamp on so the room isn't completely dark.

I used ThurstonX's suggestions in his post #31 on the top of the second page of this thread.


Backlight - The WOW disc doesn't have a calibration for this, so just adjust to your liking I suppose. Mine is at 75
Contrast - 93
Brightness - 48
Sharpness - 65
Color - 57
post #123 of 355
I'm going to watch a Bluray now and see how I like these. Contrast seems high to me but we'll see...
post #124 of 355
I love the PQ on this set but the sound is terrible! Watching Dark Knight Rises and when Bane is speaking in front of the prison I can hear the wimpy speakers rattling and it's like nails on a chalkboard to me.

Does anyone have good sound settings they would like to share?
Can anyone tell me if there's an LG with the same PQ but with better sound?

P.S. - I do not have a HT set up yet.
post #125 of 355
All tv sets produce horrible sounds. Invest ht for better sound.
post #126 of 355
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Originally Posted by caloyzki View Post

All tv sets produce horrible sounds. Invest ht for better sound.

The Samsung EH6000 I had a week ago had great sound! I don't expect TV sound to blow me away but when the speakers rattle if the TV is turned up past 10 then something's wrong.

I have HT EQ but can't hook it up where I am living due to space and noise. Still, there's got to be a better LG with better speakers or at least a way to make these speakers sound better.

Anyone?
post #127 of 355
well everyone with other LG tv's replied back so this was the thread i first posted on. we took the tv back on friday and HHGregg tested it and it wouldn't even come on at the store, they were just hooked up thru the componant thing? lol, red green and blue. it worked with something he had on a usb some blue ray demo to show the picture we were suppose to get, the guy said this tv is "broken". yep even the remote was flipping all over the screen, anyway we picked up the new tv today (same model)
, hooked it up and yes thats the picture i bought!! no more stupid posts from me
post #128 of 355
Lemon. Glad the issue is resolved.
post #129 of 355
i have a new LG and to me it sounds pretty good. they
say speakers can't be but so good because the tv's are so thin, you probably already knew that. if you can afford to get 1 try the new bose solo, its just 1 piece , a power cord and if your tv has the optical output then plug that in, turn off the sound from tv or if you can't turn it off then turn it all the way down. it sounds really good, there is another way to hook up just the optical is best
Edited by Melonie - 1/14/13 at 8:13pm
post #130 of 355
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Originally Posted by Melonie View Post

i have a new LG and to me it sounds pretty good. the say speakers can't be but so good because the tv's are so thin, you probably already knew that. if you can afford to get 1 try the new bose solo, its just 1 piece , a power cord and if your tv has the optical output then plug that in, turn off the sound from tv or if you can't turn it off then turn it all the way down. it sounds really good, there is another way to hook up just the optical is best

Which model do you have?

I was looking at returning my LS4500 and getting the LM6200. It looked and sounded good at Best Buy but all TVs look good in stores. I also heard the LM6200 doesn't have local dimming but I don't know if that's something I actually want.

Does anyone know if the LS4500 has local dimming or if I'm wasting my time in exchanging the 4500 for the 6200?

Again, your help is much appreciated.
post #131 of 355
hi, i have the LG 47" LM7600 240mz 3D smart tv. has everything you can think of on it, it does have the local dimming
post #132 of 355
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Originally Posted by Melonie View Post

hi, i have the LG 47" LM7600 240mz 3D smart tv. has everything you can think of on it, it does have the local dimming

That is a very, very different TV than the LS4500 series being discussed in this thread. It's a very nice TV and it costs twice as much as the 47LS4500. Not much about the LM7600 series will be relevant to the performance of the 47LS4500.
post #133 of 355
i only replied back because someone asked me what kind of tv that i had purchased. we got an amazing deal right before christmas for this tv, i couldn't even had gotten a cheaper tv for the price we got this for, so anyway i'm done here.
post #134 of 355
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Originally Posted by oreb View Post

I also took the advice of the poster who said to turn your RGB to 4:4:4 and "Disco!" He is right about the "Disco" part smile.gif I did that and it greatly improved the colors and black levels.

Can you explain how to make this adjustment?
post #135 of 355
There is an option to go from YCbCr 4:2:2 to 4:4:4 in Windows Media Center. Blu ray players and ps3's have similar options.
post #136 of 355
Bump!
post #137 of 355
I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of this TV! I've currently got a 42" Viore that is about 6 years old...hoping for some great picture quality and looking forward to the bigger size. I recently got a new 6670 video card. I previously had my TV hooked up to a 6600GT, video through DVI and audio through Optical SPDIF. One of the big reasons I upgraded was to have a 1 cable solution for HD Video and audio. When I hook everything up via HDMI, my picture is terrible! Apparrently it is some sort of overscan issue between the Computer and TV. My TV now doesn't have the ability to choose 1:1 scaling, so I'm hoping the new TV fixes this!
post #138 of 355
So I went by my local Frys and saw a few TVs that caught my eye. I brought my LG remote and played with some LG's settings, plus I got to see which ones actually have an option for turning TruMotion on/off.

So far, I'm looking at the 47LM6700 and possibly the 47LM8600. Both have extensive PQ/Sound options and look great!
It was also awesome that Frys had sports and some movies playing instead of the usual company produced garbage that Target and Best Buy have. Those things are always bright and never show you what a TV's blacks look like.

So what do you think? LM6700 or LM8600?

Does anyone have these models and what do you think of them?

P.S. - I'm also looking at a couple of different Sonys (KDL46EX640 & KDL45HX750).
Edited by Dellamorte13 - 1/20/13 at 2:30pm
post #139 of 355
Hello everyone! New to AVS. Quick question & am looking for your guys' opinion.

I am looking for a new bedroom TV. I currently have a 19" 720p Toshiba so I figure anything is an upgrade! I will NOT be using it for gaming, although I will have a Wii hooked up to use Netflix. I rarely watch SD channels, though a couple shows I record are on SD. I own no blu-rays (only regular DVDs).

I watch quite a bit of HD television and am looking for a TV with great picture quality.

I have 2 transom windows that will be facing the television, and am wondering if the glossy screen will be a problem with glare? I am not too concerned with sound, due to the fact I rarely crank the sound up.

Anyways, back to my main question. BB has it as an open-box sale for (with a coupon) roughly $450. Would this be a good TV to buy for my situation?

I am not that tech-savy as well, which is why I am turning to y'all.

Thank you so much in advance!
post #140 of 355
at this price, i think it's hard to beat it! i notice a row of hdtv at best buy and all of them have this glare from the ceiling lights. so you may want to do something about the glare from the window. i have the tv (55 inch for 849$ incl tax) and so far i like it. use the included calibration to improve picture. but after using it for 1 month, i finally got my wow calibration (disney) and it's even better now!
post #141 of 355
I have had this TV for about 4 days, and I am very impressed! My last TV was a 42" Viore, which I really liked while I had it, but after having this TV the difference is very apparent! The picture is clearer, the colors are better, more vibrant, and the number of options to tweak the picture is much higher! The color was absolutely awful when I first pulled it out of the box. I used some of the settings listed in this thread to get my baseline, and have tweaked from there. I am still not sure I have it exactly where I want it, but I'm getting very close!

There is definitely some light-bleed in the corners during very dark scenes, but it is no worse than my last TV which was a backlit CCFL. I notice it because I look for it, but it is not bad enough to bother me. For $699 this 55" TV is a steal!

Edit:
One thing I can't figure out is "film mode" in the expert control menu. I can't get it to turn on, it is greyed out! I thought maybe if I switched the display to 24p then I could turn it on, but it was still grayed out. I was playing a 1080p mkv @ 23.976 Hz, display set to 24Hz, and couldn't figure anything out about this option. Honestly, I don't even know exactly what it would do, but must have something to do with 24fps material right???
Edited by davidmtml - 1/28/13 at 8:51am
post #142 of 355
isnt a ps3 already a bluray player? why would you need a separate bluray player? unless its for surround...
post #143 of 355
Dec. 2011 I bought a 42LK520, basic LCD. Been looking for a bigger screen since. Beautiful picture, just not big enough for the living room. I tried a 47LS4500 earlier this month, a BB open box for $490, but the screen bleed was a bit too much, too many complaints about the TruMotion, and I just didn't think it was for me.

So I'm trolling the clearance and open box sites for BB's nearby and lo-and-behold I see a 55LK520 on clearance for $890. I like this model line, my 42" had done very well the last year, and so I thought I'd try to argue them down since it had been in the store for over a year. I go in, looked forever with a couple of guys, and nothin. While looking around, there's a 55LS4500 open box for $731. I scratched my head, but didn't want to commit. The salesman talks to the manager, comes back and says "he'll do $600." I said "sign me up!" The manager didn't want to approve it, but they'd been closed for 30minutes when he was called back to verify it and he just wanted to go home.

I think I won this round with BB.

Edited to add: Also, gave it more of a chance playing around with settings. I'm not too concerned about TruMotion in all honesty. The 42" has it but I've had it off or on low since getting it, so it's not a big issue. Some bleeding is still present, but I'm more concerned with bang for the buck in this instance, and I think I got it for a steal.
Edited by hopeles117 - 1/30/13 at 12:59pm
post #144 of 355
Quote:
Originally Posted by davidmtml View Post

I have had this TV for about 4 days, and I am very impressed! My last TV was a 42" Viore, which I really liked while I had it, but after having this TV the difference is very apparent! The picture is clearer, the colors are better, more vibrant, and the number of options to tweak the picture is much higher! The color was absolutely awful when I first pulled it out of the box. I used some of the settings listed in this thread to get my baseline, and have tweaked from there. I am still not sure I have it exactly where I want it, but I'm getting very close!

There is definitely some light-bleed in the corners during very dark scenes, but it is no worse than my last TV which was a backlit CCFL. I notice it because I look for it, but it is not bad enough to bother me. For $699 this 55" TV is a steal!

Edit:
One thing I can't figure out is "film mode" in the expert control menu. I can't get it to turn on, it is greyed out! I thought maybe if I switched the display to 24p then I could turn it on, but it was still grayed out. I was playing a 1080p mkv @ 23.976 Hz, display set to 24Hz, and couldn't figure anything out about this option. Honestly, I don't even know exactly what it would do, but must have something to do with 24fps material right???

film mode is there when watching cable. but when swtiching form dvd/bluray, it will not be there. you have to turn the tv off then start with cable.
post #145 of 355
The 46LS4500 is on sale at Futureshop for CAN$599 - is this a good TV for PS3 gaming, BluRay and DVDs?
post #146 of 355
Hey fellow owners. Question about the 55.. If you have optical from the TV will it output in 5.1? Because my avr only has two opt inputs so I want to have my Apple TV blu ray and cable box output sound thru the TV connected to one input and my Xbox directly connected to the other. Thank you. Also I have an hdmi splitter if you're wondering about all the inputs...
post #147 of 355
I should have mentioned that its a pain plugging inputs in with my tv on the wall using my old mount so I need to dismount every time to plug something in that's why I asked here. Oh and does anyone else notice a buzz sound right when the TV turns on?
post #148 of 355
47LS4500 problem: I cannot get my cable channels saved in the TV, therefore the LG remote cannot change channels. What a pain! I have run thru the Channel auto tuning setup several times. When I look in Channel Edit all I have saved under TV is channel 3, and under CATV channel 3. Also in the Manual tuning screen, only channel 3 shows up. I have the cable going from the wall jack to the provider (ATMC) Motorola box, and from the box it goes into the cable/antenna plug on the back of the tv. Pretty standard I think. Is this normal not to be able to change channels with the LG remote if you have cable? We can change channels with the Motorola remote and 2 Universal remotes, but that's bc they are going to the cable box. Thanks for any ideas you might have.It would be nice to be able to do everything with the LG remote.
post #149 of 355
Just bought the LS4500 on Saturday and like the picture so far. However, I have a question on the Contrast setting.

I bought the Disney WOW DVD and tried adjusting the picture today. On the Contrast setting, they prompt you to adjust the Contrast until the vertical bar on the right is contrasted slightly from the white portion of the screen. However, when I tried to make the adjustment, the right vertical bars do not appear at all; it's exactly the same as the middle portion of the screen. I tried adjusting the Backlight but this didn't help.

Do any of you have any thoughts on what's going on? The rest of the calibration went fine and the picture looks good. It just bugs me I can't get this adjusted properly. Thanks in advance!
post #150 of 355
is the hdmi 1.3 or 1.4 in this?

thanks
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