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post #601 of 1202
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Originally Posted by mdsniper7 View Post

Dang ok well I guess I might as well go sony 900a then cause I can't pay 1400 when it was. 900 lol

That is the Microcenter In-Store Only Doorbuster price. If you have one near you it may happen again soon as we near BF. I believe MC has been the only place with them at that price on a regular basis.
post #602 of 1202
ok so update i found out that the lg tv camera an-vc400 supports the skype app but not the actual camera app to take pictures on from the tv, the new camera which is the lg an-vc500 supports both the skype app and the tv camera video camera app so i would recommend buying the newer one
post #603 of 1202
I have this TV and I love it. I want to change the picture settings for absolute best picture quality. Do I just enter those calabration settings listed here http://reviews.lcdtvbuyingguide.com/lg-lcd-tv/lg-la7400-picture-settings.html
Edited by xixx - 10/11/13 at 9:07pm
post #604 of 1202
Im just confused because it says to use cinema (user) mode and isf expert 1 mode ? Which one do I pick ? Also in one of the settings it says "apply to all inputs". Do I click on that ? And lastly, how do I insert all those values for 20pt white balance ? Thanks.

http://reviews.lcdtvbuyingguide.com/lg-lcd-tv/lg-la7400-picture-settings.html
post #605 of 1202
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Originally Posted by xixx View Post

Im just confused because it says to use cinema (user) mode and isf expert 1 mode ? Which one do I pick ? Also in one of the settings it says "apply to all inputs". Do I click on that ? And lastly, how do I insert all those values for 20pt white balance ? Thanks.

http://reviews.lcdtvbuyingguide.com/lg-lcd-tv/lg-la7400-picture-settings.html

a) Just select ISF Expert 1 and make all changes to with that as your custom setup. Then you can switch back and forth between the ISF settings and the factory setting for comparison until you get what you like.

b) Do not "apply to all inputs" until you are sure you like the settings and you have not made any mistakes.. You can always come back later and "apply to all inputs" once you are satisfied. Just remember that each input has its own input specific settings. So until you do "apply to all inputs" you are running the other inputs with its own "factory" settings. For instance if you switch from the STB on HDMI1 to the DVD on HDMI2. Personally I did "apply to all inputs" once I had all the 20pt white balance setting correct. Note that only "applied" the White Point settings to the ISF1 calibration setup option of the other inputs so you can still switch back to factory default "Cinema", "Standard" etc.

3) Select the 20pt White Balance option (with Luminescence at 130) and enter each setting for each IRE point. Enter one IRE point (starts at 100) - change the settings then repeat. Takes a few minutes.

Note that "Reset" does not reset the 20pt White Balance settings. You can switch between 20pt and 2pt at any time.
post #606 of 1202
Just got this today for 899 will see how it goes
post #607 of 1202
I did all this but picture doesn't look any better than eco or standard setting...
post #608 of 1202
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Originally Posted by Muad Dib View Post

a) Just select ISF Expert 1 and make all changes to with that as your custom setup. Then you can switch back and forth between the ISF settings and the factory setting for comparison until you get what you like.

b) Do not "apply to all inputs" until you are sure you like the settings and you have not made any mistakes.. You can always come back later and "apply to all inputs" once you are satisfied. Just remember that each input has its own input specific settings. So until you do "apply to all inputs" you are running the other inputs with its own "factory" settings. For instance if you switch from the STB on HDMI1 to the DVD on HDMI2. Personally I did "apply to all inputs" once I had all the 20pt white balance setting correct. Note that only "applied" the White Point settings to the ISF1 calibration setup option of the other inputs so you can still switch back to factory default "Cinema", "Standard" etc.

3) Select the 20pt White Balance option (with Luminescence at 130) and enter each setting for each IRE point. Enter one IRE point (starts at 100) - change the settings then repeat. Takes a few minutes.

Note that "Reset" does not reset the 20pt White Balance settings. You can switch between 20pt and 2pt at any time.

I did all this but picture doesnt look any better than eco or standard setting !
post #609 of 1202
So I pre ordered the 3D Blu ray of Pacific Rim from Amazon yesterday & this will be the 1st 3D movie I'll watch on this set. Does anybody have any good settings for viewing 3D content?
post #610 of 1202
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Originally Posted by xixx View Post

I did all this but picture doesnt look any better than eco or standard setting !

Does not look any BETTER or does not look any DIFFERENT?

The difference between the ISF1 expert settings from LCDTVBuyingGuide and the ECO or Standard settings is dramatic on my set. The difference between those settings and the Cinematic mode settings is more subtle.

The ECO and Standard settings are far too "harsh" and "neon" IMO. Almost cartoon-like.

Starting with the ISF1 "expert" settings from LCDTVBuyingGuide I then calibrated my set using the DVE calibration DVD and it only required very slight changes. So the two settings are in close "agreement" with each other and very different from the ECO or Standard settings.

If you don't feel the settings are any better then just use the settings you prefer.
post #611 of 1202
Got tv home and wow so much bleeding worst I have ever seen in a tv. I now understand the. 899 price like wow. Lg should learn to fix this. I don't understand how it can be this bad.
post #612 of 1202
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Originally Posted by Muad Dib View Post

Does not look any BETTER or does not look any DIFFERENT?

The difference between the ISF1 expert settings from LCDTVBuyingGuide and the ECO or Standard settings is dramatic on my set. The difference between those settings and the Cinematic mode settings is more subtle.

The ECO and Standard settings are far too "harsh" and "neon" IMO. Almost cartoon-like.

Starting with the ISF1 "expert" settings from LCDTVBuyingGuide I then calibrated my set using the DVE calibration DVD and it only required very slight changes. So the two settings are in close "agreement" with each other and very different from the ECO or Standard settings.

If you don't feel the settings are any better then just use the settings you prefer.

They just don't look as "vivid" or "bright" and while watching a DVD i noticed the black in some dark scenes looked a little off.
post #613 of 1202
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Originally Posted by xixx View Post

They just don't look as "vivid" or "bright" and while watching a DVD i noticed the black in some dark scenes looked a little off.

No they don't. "Pro" calibration settings often appear "flat" in an attempt to make the image as lifelike as possible. While this may make the purists happy it is not for everyone.

I ran into this with my old Samsung DLP. I tuned it to the "pro" settings and did not like it at all. So I used those as a baseline and began tweaking from there. In particular I turned DNIE (edge enhancement) back on and tweaked brightness/contrast and dynamic black.

I am in the process of doing the same with the 55LA6900. I am using the LCDTVBuying guide as a baseline because after comparing it with my calibration using the DVE Calibration DVD I believe the color accuracy it much better than the LG presets.

That being said I am making some adjustments to make the image have more pop ("vivid" or "bright" in your terms).

I have kept my ISF1 settings of the LCDTVBuyingguide/DVE settings as is and copied those to the ISF2 settings. Those I am tweaking/experimenting with to get a bit more "pop".

I have found it better to make small changes in a gradual way. The LCDTVBuyingguide settings disable a number of features which are ON/OFF settings. I am trying them out one at a time to judge whether the effect is to my liking.

Again, it is your eye you are trying to please.
post #614 of 1202
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Originally Posted by Muad Dib View Post

No they don't. "Pro" calibration settings often appear "flat" in an attempt to make the image as lifelike as possible. While this may make the purists happy it is not for everyone.

I ran into this with my old Samsung DLP. I tuned it to the "pro" settings and did not like it at all. So I used those as a baseline and began tweaking from there. In particular I turned DNIE (edge enhancement) back on and tweaked brightness/contrast and dynamic black.

I am in the process of doing the same with the 55LA6900. I am using the LCDTVBuying guide as a baseline because after comparing it with my calibration using the DVE Calibration DVD I believe the color accuracy it much better than the LG presets.

That being said I am making some adjustments to make the image have more pop ("vivid" or "bright" in your terms).

I have kept my ISF1 settings of the LCDTVBuyingguide/DVE settings as is and copied those to the ISF2 settings. Those I am tweaking/experimenting with to get a bit more "pop".

I have found it better to make small changes in a gradual way. The LCDTVBuyingguide settings disable a number of features which are ON/OFF settings. I am trying them out one at a time to judge whether the effect is to my liking.

Again, it is your eye you are trying to please.

Let me know what other settings you've done and i'll try them out too. I'm fairly new to LED tvs.
post #615 of 1202
The optical issue I mentioned on the previous page is really starting to bother me. Does anyone have the same setup I have with different results in the video? I'm curious if I should call LG or look into an exchange at Best Buy. My set was made in Feb 2013 if that matters.
post #616 of 1202
Can the Time Machine 2 feature be used in the US? I've read it can be turned on in the service menu, but does it function properly here? Has anyone used it?
post #617 of 1202
proud owner of a 60la7400. dailed it in. watched star trek into darkness 3d was blown away by the picture. also watched avatar 3d. very impressed. only complaint is the shiny screen. have some glare when lights are on in my living room. havnt used the smart features yet. sound is good through the tv speakers. have a surround system, but wife likes to watch regular tv with just the tv speakers on.
post #618 of 1202
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Originally Posted by maddog510 View Post

So I pre ordered the 3D Blu ray of Pacific Rim from Amazon yesterday & this will be the 1st 3D movie I'll watch on this set. Does anybody have any good settings for viewing 3D content?

I haven't tried a DVD yet, but upscaling and downloaded 3D movies look fantastic with these settings on my set.
I don't need to adjust much from these settings for the formats I've tried so far. Your results and preferences may differ.

Mode: Manual
Depth: 10 (lower is fine but higher loses focus - blurry)
Viewpoint: -10 (that may be user preference and I find that anything on the positive side varies drastically from one movie/tv show to the next)
Sound Zooming (Off but user preference)
Pattern Recognition: On
3D Image Correction: Left/Right
post #619 of 1202
I only have 2 complaints with this set (55LA7400).
As soon as I got it home, I tried most features including SmartShare, and all (except internet) worked perfectly. Then I was greeted with a software update screen, which changed all that. After a couple of factory resets, most everything is back the way it was. But now there's another software update and I'm afraid to try it.

The other problem is internet. The connection is so slow that I cannot load web pages without timing out, let alone stream a Packers game from the USA. This isn't a deal breaker for me, but only because I connect my PC to the TV anyway through HDMI, but it sure is disappointing for the price.

Otherwise I'm very happy with this set. I was blown away by the quality of the 3D. There may be more impressive 3D sets at this price, but I haven't seen any. The inputs work great. Recording was simple to set up and works well.

I'm anxiously awaiting posts from those who have installed the latest updates and their results. :s
post #620 of 1202
I picked one of these up from Bestbuy (had them price match Microcenter), and finally have it all setup and the settings calibrated to the ones posted online. It looks like I'll be returning mine, as I'm pretty sure it's a dud. The picture has a fuzzy/blurry look to it (it's especially noticable when watching a blu ray). The TV I had prior to this was a 32" Samsung 460 series from 3-4 years ago, and the picture on the 32" looks MUCH better than the 55LA7400. Is this common, or should I return and try to get another one?
post #621 of 1202
I bought this tv at Microcenter a week ago. Two things to note: 1) Best Buy would not match the $899 price and 2)I had to call Microcenter and talk to a live person to confirm this was the price.
Mine looks great especially after careful calibration using a dvd a friend loaned me with various calibration images and instructions. The LG picture wizard got it close, so I just had to tweek brightness, contrast, screen size etc.

I also bought a remote to access the service menu, which I am now able to do. Unfortunately, they apparently have locked some tool option menus, like menu 3 which has the option for the dvr function. Anyone know how to unlock this? Has anyone tried changing the country code?

K
post #622 of 1202
I am looking for the way to enable the Time machine (DVR) Funtion too!!!. I think this function may hurt the copyrights or something ? so maybe only avaliable for the over the air HDTV ???
Also Found details about this function from LG website.

Record Live TV to your LG Smart TV.

Recording: Record TV to a connected USB hard drive or built in memory.*
Watch and Record: Record a TV show while you watch another channel with the built-in twin tuner.** This function not works for LA74 Series
Scheduled Recording: Schedule a recording so you won’t miss your favourite shows.
Live Playback: Play, Pause and Rewind live TV.***

*USB hard drive (min.40GB) sold separately and required for longer recordings.
**Available on LA86 and LA97 series only.
***External USB hard drive (min. 40GB) required and sold separately.

PS: For the user who want record a show while we watch another channel.... you must buy LA86 or LA97 Series...

Also I have couple questions:
1. Does Samsung sign some contracts with BestBuy...??? I cant find any LG HDTV in their Flyers, Bestbuy does not post any LG HDTV sales in their flyers at all this week. Samsung takes lots of good position than LG. ( I am always think LG has similar market share as Samsung in the HDTV market.....)
PS: this bothers me a lot, because of the Application in my LG Smart tv is not as many as Samsung right now....

2. Why my LG LA74 tv does not has enough apps like Samsung?????
Samsung has Spotify, HBO Go, FOX Now, CNBC Real time,,, and bla bla. I know all the companies developed an app on the market share... what happened on LG....
3. I am really happy my LG HDTV support the Flash which enables me to watch ABC , NBC online tv shows directly.
But, Have you guys feel it is super slow for the Browser and looks like easy to crash.
Also HuluPlus , Netflix not very smooth.
PS: ppl said the internet speed is a big issue for my video streaming service. But My 2012 Panasonic tv apps works totally fine. I tired roku ,and apple tv. They are all works as expected.
4. Does anybody use the Universal Search ( It said will search everything which include my premium channel). Every time the premium result only show the Vudu... I wanna watch it from netflix , amazon or hulu plus for free. I do not want to buy it from Vudu........
5. For the Plex , I can find it on the smart share for all my movies stored in my harddrive. ( But still, for some 1080p movies has the lagging issues......). My 2012 Panasonic tv works fine.....frown.gif((

I know I should not complain this much and I like this LG Smart TV, but for this TV market, why I should buy another streaming box to replace this "smart" function in this tv.......
Also I just want to make sure all my settings are right and other owners tv app works as expected. My network is 25Mps.
I do not know about other LG tv owners opinions, but looks like they does not complain their smart apps this much..... what happened on this 2013 new series tv..........
post #623 of 1202
Rcheng -
Regarding the Time Machine function, I found plenty of info on accessing the service menu, but once in there, the setting to turn on this feature is locked, in fact all of the tool option3 menu is locked. Until someone figures out how to unlock this menu, we are out of luck.

Best Buy near me carries LG TVs, including the 55la7400.

I have only tried streaming Amazon Prime, and it did well. My internet speed is 20 Mbps download.
post #624 of 1202
Ginormous

This is the Chatting History by LG Support. I transferred your message to them directly. Hope It works for you.... And Plex wont available for 2013 LG all tvs ....

Ana: Hello Cheng. Welcome to LG Electronics U.S.A. Support only. How may I provide you with excellent service today?
Cheng: I just got the LA7400 TV
Cheng: I noticed there is a function called time machine
Cheng: how can i use it ?
Ana: Hi Cheng
Ana: Time machine is not for USA
Cheng: I found plenty of info on accessing the service menu, but once in there, the setting to turn on this feature is locked, in fact all of the tool option3 menu is locked.
Cheng: Why ?
Ana: You shouldn't be accessing to the service menu. That is for technicians only. If you are doing that you will void the unit warranty
Ana: Because it is not supported here
Cheng: Okay.
Cheng: Also I do have a question, when the Plex can be avaliable in LG Smart App World
Cheng: Also I do have a question, when the Plex can be avaliable in LG Smart App World
Ana: It won't be available for the 2013
Cheng: You mean wont available for the 2013 TV series or the App Store?
Ana: It won't be available for the 2013 smart tvs, blurays, or home theater
Ana: No. HBO GO is only available in the LG Google tvs not the Smart TV
Cheng: Thank you very much. So sounds Like I got a dumb tv without any updates anymore ?
Ana: The LA7400 is new, and it have had several updates so far
post #625 of 1202
How is this TV for gaming? I saw this in PC Richards and it looked eye catching.
post #626 of 1202
Rcheng - thanks for uploading your chat with LG. I'm not surprised by their response. Hopefully someone will figure out how to hack it.

RicFlair - playing Black Ops 2 with the picture mode set to "game" seems to be very low lag, much faster than my previous TV. Just for fun I started up a music game (Guitar Hero) and ran the calibration. It said video lag was zero milliseconds... Not bad!
post #627 of 1202
Time Machine works fine in Australia. I had to connect a dedicated device and allow the LG software to format it. A 3TB drive wouldn't work, but a 1 TB drive is working fine in a Welland SunBright USB dock.

The games I've played on PS3 and my PC work great on the TV, as long as I turned off tru-motion. Any setting with tru-motion enabled had terrible blurring. Need for Speed, Gran Turismo 5, Madden NFL 13, NCAA Football 13, and NBA 2K13 all work perfectly.

After the latest LG update (4.01.09) and reinstalling Plex and SmartShare on my PC, everything is working fine now. No lag or artifacts with any resolution.

The browser is still worthless and times out constantly. Speed tests from my PC come in consistently at ping 25ms, down at 3.5Mbps, and up at .67Mbps which is more than enough to stream HD NFL games. From the TV browser I cannot consistently load the speed test page, but when it loads the test shows ping at 1650ms, download and upload are the same. This is definitely a TV issue and not an internet issue.
Edited by dark41 - 10/25/13 at 9:27pm
post #628 of 1202
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Originally Posted by dark41 View Post

The browser is still worthless and times out constantly. Speed tests from my PC come in consistently at ping 25ms, down at 3.5Mbps, and up at .67Mbps which is more than enough to stream HD NFL games. From the TV browser I cannot consistently load the speed test page, but when it loads the test shows ping at 1650ms, download and upload are the same. This is definitely a TV issue and not an internet issue.

I have the 55LA6900 and the browser on it is useless as well. Unless LG rewrites it for the LA6900/7400, which is doubtful, it is a waste. Fortunately I have my PC connected via HDMI and can use it for browsing when it is needed in the family room.
post #629 of 1202
I wonder what would happen if I changed the country code to Australia. Anyone know?
post #630 of 1202
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Originally Posted by Ginormous View Post

Rcheng - thanks for uploading your chat with LG. I'm not surprised by their response. Hopefully someone will figure out how to hack it.

RicFlair - playing Black Ops 2 with the picture mode set to "game" seems to be very low lag, much faster than my previous TV. Just for fun I started up a music game (Guitar Hero) and ran the calibration. It said video lag was zero milliseconds... Not bad!
What calibration?
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