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post #781 of 1095
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Originally Posted by Sir_Mark View Post



First time ever posting a picture; hope it works.

I want to thank Chris from Cleveland Plasma for a fantastic price and great overall service!

Looks great! I watched that game.
post #782 of 1095
Has there been any update on solutions for the banding problem?

Tony
post #783 of 1095
So i have a question for those LG UHD owners. I was going to pull the trigger on one of these and actually i did order one. But after i went and looked in person at one i was let down. It was at a local electronics store and either they just set it up and screwed up the settings or the edging on the tv is that bad. I believe the movie they were showing from just standard blu ray was vanilla sky or some other tom cruise movie. And anytime there was a close up on a person the lines and edges around the body or head was terrible. So my question is 1. was it just a fluke terribly set up television? 2. if i'm just wanting the best image quality am i better off with this tv or something like the panny zt60 or samsung 8500.

Thanks in advance for your help. I'm really having a hard time deciding.
post #784 of 1095
LG is aware of the issue and promising a fix. They know I had the opportunity to return the set, but they talked me out of it. A tech came by to see the problem and I was just on-line with LG today disusing the progress towards a repair or replacement. Though I am not alone here, I understand the problem is not universal.

Assurances have been made.
post #785 of 1095
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Originally Posted by farminfool View Post

So i have a question for those LG UHD owners. I was going to pull the trigger on one of these and actually i did order one. But after i went and looked in person at one i was let down. It was at a local electronics store and either they just set it up and screwed up the settings or the edging on the tv is that bad. I believe the movie they were showing from just standard blu ray was vanilla sky or some other tom cruise movie. And anytime there was a close up on a person the lines and edges around the body or head was terrible. So my question is 1. was it just a fluke terribly set up television? 2. if i'm just wanting the best image quality am i better off with this tv or something like the panny zt60 or samsung 8500.

Thanks in advance for your help. I'm really having a hard time deciding.

I would have to say it is a fluke on a badly set up TV. I have never seen what you are talking about on the LG 84".
Maybe someone had the sharpness or edge enhancement set up too high.
post #786 of 1095
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Originally Posted by dreaux View Post

I would have to say it is a fluke on a badly set up TV. I have never seen what you are talking about on the LG 84".
Maybe someone had the sharpness or edge enhancement set up too high.
Yeah thanks I just want to make sure before I spend this much on a tv.
post #787 of 1095
I have never seen that either. The 3D on this set is fantastic.

I just discovered that there is a wealth of 3D under 3D World in the Smart TV menu. Under Entertainment there are 12 episodes of the Rio Carnival parade which have excellent 3D and are very colorful. The quality of others does vary depending on the video.
post #788 of 1095
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Originally Posted by NSX1992 View Post

I have never seen that either. The 3D on this set is fantastic.

I just discovered that there is a wealth of 3D under 3D World in the Smart TV menu. Under Entertainment there are 12 episodes of the Rio Carnival parade which have excellent 3D and are very colorful. The quality of others does vary depending on the video.

Yes, the Rio Carnival episodes are excellent. I'm sure if they were to use them in-store it would boost sales of LG sets tremendously! wink.gif
post #789 of 1095
That's all great to hear. I've heard great things about the 3D. How is the ghosting on 3D bluray. I've coming from a 58in Panasonic vt25. I'm not to fond of the 3d image and thing the passive 3d on a 4k set is the way to go. My last lcd tv had aweful motion blur so i'm a little hesitant to go back.
Thanks
post #790 of 1095
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Originally Posted by farminfool View Post

So i have a question for those LG UHD owners. I was going to pull the trigger on one of these and actually i did order one. But after i went and looked in person at one i was let down. It was at a local electronics store and either they just set it up and screwed up the settings or the edging on the tv is that bad. I believe the movie they were showing from just standard blu ray was vanilla sky or some other tom cruise movie. And anytime there was a close up on a person the lines and edges around the body or head was terrible. So my question is 1. was it just a fluke terribly set up television? 2. if i'm just wanting the best image quality am i better off with this tv or something like the panny zt60 or samsung 8500.

Thanks in advance for your help. I'm really having a hard time deciding.

The PQ on the Panny ZT60 and Samsung 8500 is excellent, you couldn't go wrong with those 2 choices if you wanted to wait for a 2nd generation 4K set.
However they are not 84" in size.
post #791 of 1095
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Originally Posted by dreaux View Post

The PQ on the Panny ZT60 and Samsung 8500 is excellent, you couldn't go wrong with those 2 choices if you wanted to wait for a 2nd generation 4K set.
However they are not 84" in size.
that's the catch 84 inches is hard to beat. it would also help because i'd be sitting about 6-7 feet from the screen and I just don[t know if its enough to upgrade to a 65 inch screen i'd only be gaining 7 inches of screen. I just want to make sure the motion on the LG is good and not blurred. Thanks for the help. LG sounds like a dream.
post #792 of 1095
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Originally Posted by farminfool View Post

that's the catch 84 inches is hard to beat. it would also help because i'd be sitting about 6-7 feet from the screen and I just don[t know if its enough to upgrade to a 65 inch screen i'd only be gaining 7 inches of screen. I just want to make sure the motion on the LG is good and not blurred. Thanks for the help. LG sounds like a dream.

I haven't used it for games but I do watch a lot of baseball and football and I don't see any 'trails' like I used to see on my Sharp 90". There are different motions settings on the LG to eliminate any blurring.
I think you will be very happy with it, however if you input 4K material into it, it does drop to 30Hz and you will see jerkiness on fast moving scenes. Be aware of this is you will be playing any 4K games in the future.
PM me if you want to know more on that.
post #793 of 1095
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Originally Posted by dreaux View Post

The PQ on the Panny ZT60 and Samsung 8500 is excellent, you couldn't go wrong with those 2 choices if you wanted to wait for a 2nd generation 4K set.
However they are not 84" in size.
It is a drag that there are no larger size plasma's at a good price frown.gif
post #794 of 1095
is 80ms input lag alot for video games on this tv. how is video gaming on this tv
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post #796 of 1095
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Originally Posted by bigballermike99 View Post

check this out guys!!!!!!http://hdguru.com/sony-to-slash-its-ultra-hdtv-prices/

LG has a price drop as well on the 2 new 65" and 55" sets.
post #797 of 1095
Hello,

I have had my LG 84LM9600 for 2 weeks now. These are my impressions:

1. The banding is very apparent in light scenes while the camera is panning left to right and vice versa; I expected that. What I was a little surprised to see was banding when the camera scrolled up or down. The best station to see this on is HGTV. They have a lot of shows that are brightly lit and the camera is constantly panning all over.

2. The screen has like dark shadows. I think that is part of the banding issues. Its like the screen was bonded incorrectly. I actually can see the shadow and band lines at times when the camera is not moving.

Turning the backlight to 40 does help with the banding.

2b. I find the flashlightling; especially in the upper left corner to be the most annoying. I want to try and loosen a screw to see if it will help.

3. The remote can be a bit tricky if your hands are not that steady. I usually use my Harmony 900.

Those are the negatives.

4. Despite the shadow and banding the picture is outstanding! Granted Dishnetwork's signal compression leaves a lot to be desired, but some channels, sometimes, look really, really good. Then I played a 3D moive (Immortals) from Netflix through the TV app and the picture was simply jaw-dropping! Even my 79 year old Mother was very impressed (she probably has better eyes than me eek.gif). I have yet to play a bluray as i want to order the Oppo 103. The 3D depth, the clarity, the smoothness and the colors were fantastic and worth the price of admission.

The banding was so apparent and this big green splash of color when I first turn the TV on I called LG. They sent a tech to look at these two issuesy. He saw the green splash (it takes a few minutes to fully disappear), but he struggled to see the banding\shadows, but eventually he did. He said the flashlightlighting is just how edge lit LED TV's are. He took pics and said he would report back to the Jersey office (he was from Farmingdale, NY). That was last Thursday 8-8-13; I have yet to hear back from them. I probably will call them Friday 8-16-13.

Forgive me for my typing errors, I'm old, lol and really don't care. smile.gif

Bottom line...I love this TV more each day. I've gotten use to the banding and shadows. This is by far the best looking TV I have yet to own; and I've had a few. The only thing I don't like is that bright LED in the upper left corner,,,,arrgghhhh!!!!!

More to follow...
post #798 of 1095
Today I talked to a salesman who had special training on the Sony $700 4K player. First I was surprised at the large size about 13" in diameter and 3" high in gloss black. You cannot use it with the LG because it has no remote or controls. It works only with the Sony 4K sets and utilizes some of their circuitry. It has a 2 tetrabite hard drive with a USB port for adding 3 more tetrabytes. It has advanced video circuitry and holds the videos that come with it plus you can download movies etc from the Sony site. The videos will be downloaded whenever there is less traffic on the internet.

They have also developed a compression form to reduce 4K movies to 40gb. The typical download time would be 9 hours per movie with a price around $8 to rent and $30 if you want to keep it. Sony is also working with Panasonic to develop a 300gb bluray disc for data. If you buy the player with a new 4K set the price is reduced to $500. Sony is trying to provide 4K material to sell their sets. I also read today that they will be lowering the prices for the 55" and 65" sets on August 25th by $1,500 and introduce later sets without the built in speakers on the sides for an additional $500 reduction.
post #799 of 1095
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Originally Posted by Sir_Mark View Post

Hello,

I have had my LG 84LM9600 for 2 weeks now. These are my impressions:

1. The banding is very apparent in light scenes while the camera is panning left to right and vice versa; I expected that. What I was a little surprised to see was banding when the camera scrolled up or down. The best station to see this on is HGTV. They have a lot of shows that are brightly lit and the camera is constantly panning all over.

2. The screen has like dark shadows. I think that is part of the banding issues. Its like the screen was bonded incorrectly. I actually can see the shadow and band lines at times when the camera is not moving.

Turning the backlight to 40 does help with the banding.

2b. I find the flashlightling; especially in the upper left corner to be the most annoying. I want to try and loosen a screw to see if it will help.

3. The remote can be a bit tricky if your hands are not that steady. I usually use my Harmony 900.

Those are the negatives.

4. Despite the shadow and banding the picture is outstanding! Granted Dishnetwork's signal compression leaves a lot to be desired, but some channels, sometimes, look really, really good. Then I played a 3D moive (Immortals) from Netflix through the TV app and the picture was simply jaw-dropping! Even my 79 year old Mother was very impressed (she probably has better eyes than me eek.gif). I have yet to play a bluray as i want to order the Oppo 103. The 3D depth, the clarity, the smoothness and the colors were fantastic and worth the price of admission.

The banding was so apparent and this big green splash of color when I first turn the TV on I called LG. They sent a tech to look at these two issuesy. He saw the green splash (it takes a few minutes to fully disappear), but he struggled to see the banding\shadows, but eventually he did. He said the flashlightlighting is just how edge lit LED TV's are. He took pics and said he would report back to the Jersey office (he was from Farmingdale, NY). That was last Thursday 8-8-13; I have yet to hear back from them. I probably will call them Friday 8-16-13.

Forgive me for my typing errors, I'm old, lol and really don't care. smile.gif

Bottom line...I love this TV more each day. I've gotten use to the banding and shadows. This is by far the best looking TV I have yet to own; and I've had a few. The only thing I don't like is that bright LED in the upper left corner,,,,arrgghhhh!!!!!

More to follow...

Hopefully LG can help you out.
post #800 of 1095
So I finally ordered one from overstock.com a refurbished but now I'm kind of getting nervous has anybody else had any luck with a refurbished LG 4k?
post #801 of 1095
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Originally Posted by farminfool View Post

So I finally ordered one from overstock.com a refurbished but now I'm kind of getting nervous has anybody else had any luck with a refurbished LG 4k?

Who knows, they may have put in one of the new panels.
post #802 of 1095
I know if I was going to buy a refurbished unit, I would slap an extended warranty on it ! For the savings you saved, why not ??
post #803 of 1095
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Originally Posted by Cleveland Plasma View Post

I know if I was going to buy a refurbished unit, I would slap an extended warranty on it ! For the savings you saved, why not ??

I bought my TV new but I was wondering where people are buying their extended warranty from, how long it is good for and how much did it cost?
Are LG TVs likely to break or are they pretty reliable?
I bought the 4 year extended warranty from Costco for $100 through Squaretrade but they only cover a maximum of $4,000.
Would that even cover the price of a panel replacement or other repairs that might be needed?
post #804 of 1095
Hay anyone know what software update version 05.01.36 changes to our set ?

I just downloaded it now ....

thanks.........

Tj8p
post #805 of 1095
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Originally Posted by y2j View Post

I bought the 4 year extended warranty from Costco for $100 through Squaretrade but they only cover a maximum of $4,000.
How dd you come across this info ? Any links ? I new there had to be a limit on these.

--If you are looking for full coverage, Mack Warranties go up to 30K.
post #806 of 1095
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Originally Posted by Cleveland Plasma View Post

How dd you come across this info ? Any links ? I new there had to be a limit on these.

--If you are looking for full coverage, Mack Warranties go up to 30K.

The info is on the Costco website. Here is the link:

http://www.costco.com/3-Years-(For-TVs-Over-%241%2c000).product.11680336.html

I wasn't aware of the $4,000 limit until after I purchased it and read the details from Squaretrade.
You can't beat this price for a 4-5 year warranty.
I was just wondering how much a service call with a replacement panel runs?

Also, I am wondering what the LG failure rate of their tvs are after the one year manufacture's warranty is expired?
Is it recommended to buy an extended Mack warranty with full coverage
or will the $4,000 coverage from Squaretrade suffice?
Edited by y2j - 8/19/13 at 12:52pm
post #807 of 1095
I have 1773 hours on mine with no problems. I did however purchase a 5 year in home warranty including replacement for $665.99 from Warrantech.com based on my retailers recommendation. Normally I don't buy extended warranties.
post #808 of 1095
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Originally Posted by y2j View Post

or will the $4,000 coverage from Squaretrade suffice?
It depends how fast the value of these 4K units drop. Anytime after one year your unit is now in the extended warranty. The second year if you have a full failure, you are going to need a whole lot of change to chip in to get another set. Third and forth year, not so much.......tough call, do you feel lucky ?
post #809 of 1095
Sorry to post this hera but no movement on the 55lm9600 threads. My question is, can someone give me instructions how to check panel hourson my 55lm9600? . Ive been in a number of service menues over the years so I know to be carefull.

Thanks
post #810 of 1095
Open Settings then ? then Product/Service Info and it should be there.
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