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Originally Posted by ktltel View Post

Thanks for the link. Found it on ebay for $12.99 but....does this adjust only blueray? I just want to fix regular HD viewing such as HBO, or Showtime, etc. off Dish network and try to Crisp up the details there. Does this disc do that???
there is a couple ways you can do that one just copy down the settings that you find you like after running the DVD to your hd receiver input...or you could swap out ur hdmi cables to where ur bluray player is connected to your hd receiver input and run the disk that way....
post #452 of 1204
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Originally Posted by ktltel View Post

Thanks for the link. Found it on ebay for $12.99 but....does this adjust only blueray? I just want to fix regular HD viewing such as HBO, or Showtime, etc. off Dish network and try to Crisp up the details there. Does this disc do that???
there is a couple ways you can do that one just copy down the settings that you find you like after running the DVD to your hd receiver input...or you could swap out ur hdmi cables to where ur bluray player is connected to your hd receiver input and run the disk that way....
post #453 of 1204
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Originally Posted by ktltel View Post

Thanks for the link. Found it on ebay for $12.99 but....does this adjust only blueray? I just want to fix regular HD viewing such as HBO, or Showtime, etc. off Dish network and try to Crisp up the details there. Does this disc do that???
there is a couple ways you can do that one just copy down the settings that you find you like after running the DVD to your hd receiver input...or you could swap out ur hdmi cables to where ur bluray player is connected to your hd receiver input and run the disk that way....
post #454 of 1204
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Originally Posted by benjaminlox View Post

Is the 55ga7900 worth a 100 dollar upgrade over the 55la7400?

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post #455 of 1204
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Originally Posted by lipigab View Post

Can the built in media player stream mkv files from an Samba share on the local network?

I have not tried Samba (SMB) as there are a whole raft of reasons you don't want to use SMB as the transport protocol for media. I won't go into the details, but I'm a network engineer who deals with media and streaming quality issues over IP networks on the regular. This goes x100 if you are using wireless... you could probably do ok on a wired network with SMB, but if you're wireless, use DLNA. There are many freely available servers - I recommend PS3 Media Server if you are running windows as your back end (though with you saying Samba I suspect linux).
post #456 of 1204
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Originally Posted by tacomonster View Post

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LOL. Would you mind expanding on that?
post #457 of 1204
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Originally Posted by zhelder View Post

LOL. Would you mind expanding on that?

there are a bunch of reasons, but I'll try to keep it brief

1) I am one of at least 2 people in this thread alone who bought the GA and returned it for the LA after being disappointed. So, if that means anything to you... but on to some more specific details

2) The pointer on the GA is horrible compared to the LA. Yes, the LA lacks the qwerty keyboard, but the pointer is so damned good I've had zero issues using the soft remote that comes up on the screen for alphanumeric input. The LA, quite simply, feels a ton better (and the other guy who did the same thing agreed with my assessment on the pointer quality 100%)

3) The GA leverages GoogleTV, which seems like a dying product, ESPECIALLY with the recent launch and focus of Google on the Chromecast dongle, which is selling better than google tv ever did. You don't want to get stuck with a $1500 orphaned product, do you? I know I don't.

4) Also, like all 3rd party products running Android, it takes a while to get updates, even month after google updates their software. For example, GTV was updated to Android 4.2.2 back in May I believe. LG GTVs are still running Android 3.x, and the # of apps is extremely limited. Even when they go to 4.2.2 and get API compatibility with other android platforms, the fact is that you're going to have apps.. but they will likely be designed for phones and tablets, not your TV. So there are bound to be some usage issues with them.

5) The built-in app quality on the GA is not near what it is on the LA7400. In particular the SmartShare application, which serves as the foundation for streaming media from network based sources, is much clunkier interface wise, and it is less stable internally (I had a few failures to play media on the GTV that I haven't had issues with at all on the LA7400).

6) Lastly, and this is probably the biggest deal for me - Miracast is not supported on the GA, while it is on the LA. Miracast is a must have if you're going to be buying a new smart tv in 2013. Anything else is essentially buying last year's tech.

That said, there are a few things the GTV does better. Voice search is one (the LA7400's voice recognition is garbage). Multitasking is another. Being built on android, it has zero problems with background apps.. something that is really nice when you want to listen to pandora in the background and do something else in the foreground, for example.

BUT... those are only a couple of small things, compared to the laundry list of usability and technology issues I listed above. And if GTV ever becomes a truly compelling product, you can always buy a set-top box for it for what, $100-$200, which will give you a much better GTV experience than the built-in stuff on the LG anyway.

tl;dr - DON'T BUY THE GA.
post #458 of 1204
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Originally Posted by lilbigman76 View Post

It took the tech about an hour to my knowledge he didn't access the sevice menu he could've while I step away for about 15 mins or so but I don't think he did...he said that the newer LG's out of the box had ok settings but he really stressed the fact that they do a lot of overprocessing of some colors (reds, and blacks) and he showed me the difference after he finished calibrating my set...boy was I wrong with my settings...I showed my wife the difference between what we had been watching since April and the settings and she was floored....to admitt I had to get used to the settings for like an hour or so cause the picture was kinda soft or what I thought but after comparing its like I got a new tv again on Thursday....

Any chance you could share what settings your TV ended up with?
post #459 of 1204
I did if you look back alittle you'll see I posted pics
post #460 of 1204
I did if you look back alittle you'll see I posted pics
post #461 of 1204
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Originally Posted by lilbigman76 View Post

I did if you look back alittle you'll see I posted pics

Thanks, I went back a few pages but I guess not far enough.
post #462 of 1204
Anybody else have this issue? if not please give a detailed instructions on how to properly install the stand... there are pegs in the stand that I could not get to fit flush in tv...I was unable to get the stand to attach fully flush, tried reseating it, same result, bottom part does not line up perfectly causing top part of tv to lean back ever so slightly... My tv is the one in the thread subject with a silver stand, 55la740. Thanks again.
post #463 of 1204
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Originally Posted by tacomonster View Post

there are a bunch of reasons, but I'll try to keep it brief

1) I am one of at least 2 people in this thread alone who bought the GA and returned it for the LA after being disappointed. So, if that means anything to you... but on to some more specific details

2) The pointer on the GA is horrible compared to the LA. Yes, the LA lacks the qwerty keyboard, but the pointer is so damned good I've had zero issues using the soft remote that comes up on the screen for alphanumeric input. The LA, quite simply, feels a ton better (and the other guy who did the same thing agreed with my assessment on the pointer quality 100%)

3) The GA leverages GoogleTV, which seems like a dying product, ESPECIALLY with the recent launch and focus of Google on the Chromecast dongle, which is selling better than google tv ever did. You don't want to get stuck with a $1500 orphaned product, do you? I know I don't.

4) Also, like all 3rd party products running Android, it takes a while to get updates, even month after google updates their software. For example, GTV was updated to Android 4.2.2 back in May I believe. LG GTVs are still running Android 3.x, and the # of apps is extremely limited. Even when they go to 4.2.2 and get API compatibility with other android platforms, the fact is that you're going to have apps.. but they will likely be designed for phones and tablets, not your TV. So there are bound to be some usage issues with them.

5) The built-in app quality on the GA is not near what it is on the LA7400. In particular the SmartShare application, which serves as the foundation for streaming media from network based sources, is much clunkier interface wise, and it is less stable internally (I had a few failures to play media on the GTV that I haven't had issues with at all on the LA7400).

6) Lastly, and this is probably the biggest deal for me - Miracast is not supported on the GA, while it is on the LA. Miracast is a must have if you're going to be buying a new smart tv in 2013. Anything else is essentially buying last year's tech.

That said, there are a few things the GTV does better. Voice search is one (the LA7400's voice recognition is garbage). Multitasking is another. Being built on android, it has zero problems with background apps.. something that is really nice when you want to listen to pandora in the background and do something else in the foreground, for example.

BUT... those are only a couple of small things, compared to the laundry list of usability and technology issues I listed above. And if GTV ever becomes a truly compelling product, you can always buy a set-top box for it for what, $100-$200, which will give you a much better GTV experience than the built-in stuff on the LG anyway.

tl;dr - DON'T BUY THE GA.

Thanks for the comprehensive review. I actually grabbed the 55LA7400. Didn't absolutely need it, but at $899 for a $2300 TV, plus free Netflix for a year, it was too good to pass up. I also have a 47LW6500, which I love, and will now be demoted to the basement, while my ancient Philips 47PFL7422, which has served me well for 5 1/2 years, will be retired.

I don't have much experience with the Google line of TVs, but everything I've read/heard has convinced me that the "gen pop" line of LG TVs are better. Aside from the extra features you mentioned, I'm reasonably certain the LA7400 has better picture quality than the GA7900. (In the 2012 line, LG listed a lower dynamic contrast ratio for the G2 compared to the LM6700/7600, and I doubt that's changed for the 2013 sets.)

So far I'm loving the set. It's pretty much the same as the LW6500, but the interface looks a bit nicer and everything is MUCH more responsive and refined. The picture looks just about the same to me on both sets, although HD videotape source material seems to look a whisker softer on the LA7400 to me (but I still have some settings to tweak).

One question though: why dd they get rid of the 2011 line's awesome and beautiful light up touch sensitive unit controls? The plain ol' rubber buttons on the 2012 and 2013 sets are a big step down. I guess they had to cut costs where they could. Oh well. It's still a beautiful set.
post #464 of 1204
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Originally Posted by lilbigman76 View Post

I did if you look back alittle you'll see I posted pics
are your settings for day time? could you take photos of the other options please?
post #465 of 1204
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Originally Posted by zhelder View Post

Thanks for the comprehensive review. I actually grabbed the 55LA7400. Didn't absolutely need it, but at $899 for a $2300 TV, p,lus free Netflix for a year, it was too good to pass up.

When did you pick it up? Is it still on sale at Microcenter?
post #466 of 1204
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Originally Posted by lipigab View Post

When did you pick it up? Is it still on sale at Microcenter?

I got it Wednesday 7/31. It might still be on sale, but they may have raised it back to $999 when they put the Google TV on sale (still an amazing price). Keep in mind the price is in store only, and they don't deliver. Bring a big car or SUV. I had to take it out of the box to just barely get it into a Camry.
post #467 of 1204
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Originally Posted by ktltel View Post

Hate to burst your bubble. After all kinds of calibrations....faces still are distorted and 3D on the newest Vizio's ($300 cheaper Model) look waaaaaaay better. I bought a Vizio and sent it back and got the LG la7400 55". Both sets are horrible in rooms with windows. And I mean horrible reflection. The best thing about this set is the Bezel. It's gorgeous, But I want a set that's a true 240z, 55" excellent 3D that will work in a lighted room!! Oh yea, and mess around with the different modes, Vivid, Standard, etc. because within those modes you can tweak the clarity and colors....IF THEY WORK.... on two of my modes, they didn't work at all. So upsetting. I bought this TV off the reiviews since it's new and not "in Stores" here in Kansas. Had to buy off internet...Buydig.com $1299. As far as I'm concerned......at your price of $999 your getting what you paid for. This set is all hype.

I got a 55" Vizio M-series the other day and the reflections are killing me too compared to my 40" Sony LCD from 6 years ago which has basically none. I was considering this LG LA7400 as a replacement but now I'm rethinking that as well. My room only has 2 windows with covering on them and the glare is night and day from the Sony. Sure the Vizio looks great in the dark, 3d Bluray is awesome, but I want a TV I can watch the rest of the 85% of the time I usually watch TV and movies.

Any success in your viewing? Still have both TV's? I'm now looking at the Sharp LC-60LE757 seems to be the only company still using a matte finished screen. Anybody else have experiences with these or similar models and home lighting issues?
post #468 of 1204
No lighting complaints from me. I love this set and am very happy I moved up from the LM6700 and LM7600 series. Just wish they would move on the Amazon app already.
post #469 of 1204
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Originally Posted by klopez3709 View Post

No lighting complaints from me. I love this set and am very happy I moved up from the LM6700 and LM7600 series. Just wish they would move on the Amazon app already.

here here!
post #470 of 1204
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Originally Posted by Leonheart View Post

are your settings for day time? could you take photos of the other options please?
well these settings fit my watching area and I use them all the time except total darkness viewing with I use similar settings only a little darker with was calibrated buy the BB ISF tech.... I'll post pics soon but remember these are for my lighting conditions for which I have a 48" window five feet to the left of my set but I keep the blinds close....but still when opened they are still ok
post #471 of 1204
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Originally Posted by lilbigman76 View Post

well these settings fit my watching area and I use them all the time except total darkness viewing with I use similar settings only a little darker with was calibrated buy the BB ISF tech.... I'll post pics soon but remember these are for my lighting conditions for which I have a 48" window five feet to the left of my set but I keep the blinds close....but still when opened they are still ok

so i calibrated my tv with the wow disc; was quite surprised the setting is within 5% of your numbers. my viewing environment is with the tv 5' from a french door and two windows. i left the blinds open.

but i don't know exactly what the blue filter does in helping the calibration in this case. may be some knowledge individuals can answer that.
Edited by nautilus123 - 8/4/13 at 3:03pm
post #472 of 1204
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Originally Posted by nautilus123 View Post

so i calibrated my tv with the wow disc; was quite surprised the setting is within 5% of your numbers. my viewing environment is with the tv 5' from a french door and two windows. i left the blinds open.

but i don't know exactly what the blue filter does in helping the calibration in this case. may be some knowledge individuals can answer that.
So what are your settings & does the pic look better?
post #473 of 1204
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Originally Posted by maddog510 View Post

So what are your settings & does the pic look better?

backlight: 70~80
contrast: 80
brightness: 61
h&v-s: 15
color: +56
tint: g7

for dimmed light environment viewing, applies +/- 5% on above numbers.

as long as the videos in 1920x1080, they look great. however, in 720p or hd or sd, skin tones got sunburn patches (in this case, fallback to cinema mode for netflix viewing).
post #474 of 1204
I used those settings from the link at: http://reviews.lcdtvbuyingguide.com/lg-lcd-tv/lg-la7400-picture-settings.html and my picture looks fantastic.
Very happy with the purchase so far (5 days so far) and the price I paid at Microcenter (975 out the door incl. tax).
post #475 of 1204
LG customer service sucks. Brand new TV and they are sending a repair guy out to change a board. My 240hz still shows alot of blur and what I can only call trailing of the image. Buydig.com where I purchased from will not do anything but sends you straight to LG customer service. $1299 for this set and at best it's inconsistant with distorted faces and trailing and blurring while tru-motion is on. And we tried all settings in that tru-motion area. Does anyone know what panel this set has? My set was maufactured in mexico. I'd still like to know what kind of panel this set has. LIke I said, service guy comes tomorrow to switch out boards. Not happy about this. Would like a whole new set!! "Curse you Buydig.com" they suck too.mad.gif
post #476 of 1204
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Originally Posted by smalltalker View Post

I used those settings from the link at: http://reviews.lcdtvbuyingguide.com/lg-lcd-tv/lg-la7400-picture-settings.html and my picture looks fantastic.
Very happy with the purchase so far (5 days so far) and the price I paid at Microcenter (975 out the door incl. tax).
Those settings were horrible. Very dark & soft looking. No pop.
post #477 of 1204
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Originally Posted by ktltel View Post

LG customer service sucks. Brand new TV and they are sending a repair guy out to change a board. My 240hz still shows alot of blur and what I can only call trailing of the image. Buydig.com where I purchased from will not do anything but sends you straight to LG customer service. $1299 for this set and at best it's inconsistant with distorted faces and trailing and blurring while tru-motion is on. And we tried all settings in that tru-motion area. Does anyone know what panel this set has? My set was maufactured in mexico. I'd still like to know what kind of panel this set has. LIke I said, service guy comes tomorrow to switch out boards. Not happy about this. Would like a whole new set!! "Curse you Buydig.com" they suck too.mad.gif

What your talking about may just be a common problem with LCD TVs. The LEDs can't turn off fast enough to keep up with the screen. Plasma is about the only type of TV that has zero motion blur.

My TV was also assembled in Mexico.
post #478 of 1204
Ok. Then it's false advertizing right? LG boasts this incredible clear, crisp picture and especially for watching Sports. It's anything but clear and crisp. Even when watching movies with fast scenes in them.....trailing, and blur. I would LOVE to have a plasma!!!! Even though they are a dinosaur in the tar pit.....it's just this set is going in a sun room. Six windows! Ugh. Wish I would have bought the Sony I wanted in the first place. Full matte screen. But from what I've heard, Sony screwed up dogging everyone with bad panels. Guess I'll just have to go from LGLA7400 to LGLA7400 in the 55" series until I get the quality set I paid for. It's a shame. Actually I've gotton pretty good at packaging and unpacking these huge sets. TV repair guy comes at 2:00 pm. Hope the new board helps but.....I also heard that these boards can be refurbished boards. Will the injustice ever stop?????? biggrin.gif You gotta laugh.
post #479 of 1204
Taco Monster? You seem to know your stuff. Once I get my new board in my set by the service guy coming over today, I'm gonna email you about calibrations. I hyave the WOW disc by Disney but, that didn't help my distorted faces and edging distortion around objects and people on the screen, or the lack of tru-motion really working at all. You know more than LG. But maybe that's not saying too much. LG customer service is the pitts.
post #480 of 1204
Everyone has different tolerances and what they will settle with.

It doesn't sound like your TV is flawed (I hope it is and that after your board replacement you will be happy with it) , but you are just expecting way to much out of the TV. LED TVs aren't known for their smoothness but the picture in the daytime and energy saving capabilities.

I don't think you will find what your expecting out if a set unless you spend $3000 or more on a TV.this is pretty much the second best LG set available (not counting the UHD one). Its picture quality kills the 3 other TVs I tried.

Good luck either way, but don't forget words are on boxes for a reason and 9 times out of 10 its a sales gimmick.
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