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Official LG GA6400 Series Owners Thread - Page 4
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What kind of hdmi will I need for the 50GA6400 for viewing 3d bluray? I'm about to purchase this tv tonight most likely. I'm pretty sure that I just have regular hdmi cables so will I need to buy a new one?
Also I was debating between this tv and the Sony Braivia KDL50R550A. I've read tons of great reviews on it. I know the lg has way more features but as far as picture quality does anyone think the sony would be my best option? Need a tv that has great 3d and great 2d picture quality. My heart says the lg GA6400 but I just don't wanna be disappointed by the picture quality. I am replacing a 5 yr old 42 inch Samsung lcd.
It just needs to be "Hi-Speed HDMI". DO NOT go and spend $75 on unnecessary cables that claim to be suited for 3D. It is a waste of money.
I can't speak to the picture quality of the Sony, but I can share my experience with the LG GA6400. I came from a 42" Panasonic S2 series Plasma (2010 model) and outside of better menus and better black levels, I think the GA6400 outclasses it. My picture quality is fine, I'd consider it better than the 42" Samsung LED 4000series my wife and I have in our bedroom. Sony makes fine TV's and the model you are looking at is bigger, but I can't tell you which will be better without experiencing both.
I'll answer any questions you have about the GA6400 though.
Hey Everyone. Just ordered a 60GA6400 on Amz for a great price. I have a Spyder and will be doing an HCFR calibration when I get some time. Can anyone comment on the viewing angles? Unfortunately I have to put this tv on a fireplace mantel, and will be looking up at it. This is my first LG TV... so I'm a little nervous about buying it without seeing it in person.
Viewing angles are good. Our seating arrangement is "U" shaped in the den and I tried out all the seats and although there is minor dimming from the side, it isn't bad at all and I doubt anyone except myself would even notice it. I'd rate the viewing angles an 8.5 on a 10 scale. If you're looking up more than side to side, I think you'll be perfectly fine.
I only game on the PC at this point, having sold off my consoles here in 2013, so I can't speak about gaming on the TV.
Define communicate? To watch programming, yes, just hook it up with HDMI, to control the cable box with the Smart Remote, you need to use the IR Blaster that is included with the TV and is relatively easy to set up.
What do you have to have to hook it up the blaster?
Jellybean is expected later this month.
I use these settings for blurayand regular tv. I haven't watched any 3D blurays yet. I calibrated using the AVS HD 709 disc. I believe the color setting needs to stay at 50 versus 55. 55 was achieved after calibration using the picture wizard but appears to make the colors look slightly off (makes sense since the calibration was done with the color set at 50 but the picture wizard suggest the color is slightly low). I use the same settings for the cable box input but the colors seem slightly off. Unfortunately I don't have a way to generate the test images without using the bluray player and there could be differences between how the cable box ouputs color and gray scale versus the bluray player. Any feedback is appreciated.
Ace, you might not have every calibrated before, but those settings are off the charts good for TV viewing. I haven't tested them on Blu-Ray playback, but for TV, wow, outstanding. I hope to watch a movie tomorrow night so I will report back how it looks on Blu-Ray.
Thank you for posting them.