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post #301 of 668
This TV is on my radar but i'm curious about certain features.

How well does this tv handle media being played from an external hard drive? specifially large(4+ gb) .mkv & .mp4 files

also how is the youtube performance? that & netflix would be the main apps I would use
post #302 of 668
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Originally Posted by chirch53 View Post

This TV is on my radar but i'm curious about certain features.

How well does this tv handle media being played from an external hard drive? specifially large(4+ gb) .mkv & .mp4 files

also how is the youtube performance? that & netflix would be the main apps I would use

re: MKV files ***I have the LA6900 model but this should be the same with all LG 2013 tv models with dual core

They play seamlessly! I even have a few over 10GB MKV files and I skip, forward, rewind and I never encountered playback issues. The best thing is that it seems like LG added more codecs in this year's TV models. I have a 2012 LG TV and it failed to play Vorbis audio codec whereas this years model can. Awesome.

I was sure about getting the Sony W804 over the LG but it couldn't play MKV files. Based on experience, LG has better playback for MKV and other video files compared to Sony and Samsung. smile.gif
post #303 of 668
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Originally Posted by pjmuck View Post

Hello everyone. First time poster here who just purchased my 47" LA6200 3 days ago.

I spent a lot of time reading reviews online as well as the thread here before taking the plunge, since this TV immediately caught my eye comparatively to others I saw at Best Buy and Sears. This is also my first digital TV, having my trusty 10 year old Sony Trinitron Wega tube TV finally die on me last week. I loved that TV - great HD picture on all sources, but at 180lbs it was time to gain some much needed living room space. As great as that TV was, there's really no comparison, at least on Blue Ray and HD sources. The LA6200's picture is staggering! Beautiful crisp, vibrant picture with exceptional detail. Overall, I'm extremely pleased. biggrin.gif

Having said that, however, there are a few issues so far that may or may not be easily remedied, so I'm hoping for some input. As stated, I'm relatively new to this technology:

1. Enclosed Remote: for starters, I can't get the remote to control my Verizon FIOs cable/channels. The initial LG setup asks you various questions about your provider, provider's location, cable box manufacturer, etc., then gives you 4 choices of remotes to try on channel up button. None worked for me. The cable box is only connected to the TV via HDMI input 1 right now. Do I need to connect a coaxial out as well? I tried that initially but still couldn't switch cable channels with it, as it kept telling me I could only do so if I went to TV antenna input. The remote works fine controlling all other functions of the TV. Or is the Magic remote the only one that can control cable box? One other thing: I really dislike the design of the remote, with the blue Smart button right above recessed arrow buttons. Find myself accidentally hitting it again and again.

2. Limited INs/Outs: Truthfully, this is probably a blessing in disguise, as it's forcing me to retire some old components that get very little use. (VCR, CD changer, turntable, cassette deck!). Just means the odd format AV material I occasionally play will need to be converted, and this might be the shot in the arse I need to finally get it done. My previous setup was a wiring clusterf**k, since the Sony Trinitron only had 1 HDMI input so I had to use a HDMI splitter, but it had a multitude of different INs/Outs that enabled me to hook about up 9 different components. Naturallly, my Logitech Universal never did control every one of them, so I was still juggling different remotes. Current setup with LG is FIOS cable (input 1 HDMI), DVD-R (component YGB), Apple TV (HDMI 2), and PS3 (HDMI 3), with all audio out via optical to my Denon receiver. Still, wouldn't mind another component or composite input.

3. No iPhone 5/Mac Support: I must admit a Smart TV wasn't really a selling point for me, as I have more than enough devices to surf the net, e-mail, etc. that likely do a better job at it. But having it now, I like the options available. I don't like that there isn't an app yet for controlling the TV with an iPhone 5. Come on, LG, get with the program! iPhone 5 has been out for over 7 months now. Several other options are not Mac compatible either it seems (SmartShare), as I hooked up a couple of my external USB hard drives but couldn't access the content.

4. Streaming: some have reported some issues using a network to stream content via the TV vs. other options like Apple TV and PS3. I happen to own an AppleTV and PS3, so there's some redundancy there at least with certain offerings like Netflix. I tested streaming Netflix HD content from all 3 devices, and found performance to be consistent with one another. Very good. The only issue I encountered was when I streamed 3D content from the LG's available programs. The screen would buffer often. Note that I have FIOS throughout the home via wireless Airport Extreme/Airline transmitters, so perhaps hard wiring via an Ethernet connection direct to the TV would help?

5. DSE/Vertical banding: I've been reading about the effect, and yeah, this TV displays it, particularly on sporting events where the camera's panning across a grass field or sky. Is this inherent in most LEDs?

Color Uniformity: color and picture are outstanding, as mentioned, but I do notice a very slight inconsistency in color from left to right, It's really only evident in images of a full background white or very light tint, (i.e. graphics, menu pages), where the right side of the screen displays an ever so slight pinkish cast comparatively to the left side. Changing the viewing angle helps a little, but it's still there. I haven't done a true calibration yet, as I've only adjusted color according to suggestions made here and the Picture Wizard. Could adjusting white balance or other parameters help?

Sorry for the long post. I don't want it to sound all negative. I really do love the LA6200 overall, and for the price (I paid $748), it smoked every other TV I looked at. But I just want to determine of some or all of these issues I've mentioned are fixable or grounds for returning it.

1. The standard remote is not a multifunction remote. The optional Magic Remote properly operates my Verizon FiOS DVR. When you were going through that phase of the set-up, there were references to the Magic Remote. Remedy: Buy one, it's definitely worth having.

2. The inputs are typical for a TV in this price range. At some point manufacturers will drop support for analog devices altogether. Remedy: Update equipment

3. Don't know, don't care.

4. I've had zero issues streaming including zero buffering. I currently have the set hardwired, but I had no issues when I used its wireless connection.. Remedy: doesn't sound like you've actually had a problem with your set, more likely it was LG's server.

5. I've experienced no banding and no DSE. My only issue is some light bleed in the upper right corner. Remedy: If you're absolutely certain you have those issues, consider replacing the set.
post #304 of 668
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Originally Posted by Fenrir7 View Post

has anyone tried using dual play? how do you use it in the 2013 model? I can't seem to find the dual play option. bummer.

can anyone confirm that this model has dual play before I am buying?
post #305 of 668
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Originally Posted by nabot View Post

can anyone confirm that this model has dual play before I am buying?

been asking this in 3 LG 2013 threads already. No one has given me any answer.

I can confirm that the LA6900 doesn't have the Dual Play option. But the I was given two Dual Play glasses which I cannot put into use because I can't find the Dual Play menu as indicated in the manual for the Dual Play glasses. I hope someone finally helps me out with this.
post #306 of 668
I haven't used it, but my 42la6200 says it has dual play, and you can buy a special pair of glasses to use it.

Right here it also says that on LG's website: http://www.lg.com/ph/tvs/lg-42LA6200-smart-tv
post #307 of 668
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Originally Posted by Primestar31 View Post

I haven't used it, but my 42la6200 says it has dual play, and you can buy a special pair of glasses to use it.

Right here it also says that on LG's website: http://www.lg.com/ph/tvs/lg-42LA6200-smart-tv

yep, it does say that in their website. but have you seen the dual play menu/settings anywhere in the Settings menu? I haven't seen it on my LA6900.
post #308 of 668
I thought so, but I'm at work doing a 14 hour night shift right now so I can't double check.

I'll be going home at 8am and sleeping, then get up this afternoon. If nobody else gives you absolute proof by then, I'll go through my menu and check for sure. That will be around 3pm EST or so.

Ok, I am looking in the owners manual right now, and it says that:


"Playable 3D video format" is on the "DTV "input" for "dual stream".

What the "DTV input" is, I don't know. My guess is that it's the coax input for the tuner. Perhaps the menu options only appear when it detects a dual-screen game? I don't play games, as I used to repair coin-op games for years, and just don't play them anymore, lol. It's like too much ice cream at once...

p.s. ok reading further, the "DTV input they are talking about is "HDMI-DTV" for 3D "side by side". So you have a game console feed the signal into one of the HDMI inputs, and if it's a dual player game, you select side by side through the 3D button, and it appears.
Edited by Primestar31 - 6/17/13 at 1:12am
post #309 of 668
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Originally Posted by Primestar31 View Post

I thought so, but I'm at work doing a 14 hour night shift right now so I can't double check.

I'll be going home at 8am and sleeping, then get up this afternoon. If nobody else gives you absolute proof by then, I'll go through my menu and check for sure. That will be around 3pm EST or so.

I've been waiting for a few days for someone to help me out with the Dual Play option for this year's LG model so a few more hours of waiting won't be a problem. Thanks for responding. smile.gif
post #310 of 668
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Originally Posted by Fenrir7 View Post

been asking this in 3 LG 2013 threads already. No one has given me any answer.

I can confirm that the LA6900 doesn't have the Dual Play option. But the I was given two Dual Play glasses which I cannot put into use because I can't find the Dual Play menu as indicated in the manual for the Dual Play glasses. I hope someone finally helps me out with this.

I have the 60" LA6205 and the Dual Play option can be found in your apps menu not your general menu.
post #311 of 668
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Originally Posted by Fenrir7 View Post

been asking this in 3 LG 2013 threads already. No one has given me any answer.

I can confirm that the LA6900 doesn't have the Dual Play option. But the I was given two Dual Play glasses which I cannot put into use because I can't find the Dual Play menu as indicated in the manual for the Dual Play glasses. I hope someone finally helps me out with this.

I have the 60" LA6205 and the Dual Play option can be found in your apps menu not your general menu.

Thank you very much!!! Thought i'd never get an answer. Will check later

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post #312 of 668
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Originally Posted by samsvoc View Post

I have the 60" LA6205 and the Dual Play option can be found in your apps menu not your general menu.

Bingo! That's where it is all right on my 42LA6200.

Hit the "My Apps" button on the remote, and they appear along the bottom of the screen. Scroll over a bit, and there it is: "Dual Play". Click it, and it says: "Dual Play is on. To enjoy game, wear Dual Play glasses."

I knew I had seen it somewhere...
post #313 of 668
Thank you guys. wasn't able to check it out last night but I'm sure it's there. Will check it later instead. been itching to try it
post #314 of 668
Even if you don't have a dual play icon you can play dual play.
Just hit 3D button select which type SBS or TB and put on dual play glasses.
If I'm not mistaken just about any passive 3D TV will do it.
post #315 of 668
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Originally Posted by brodie301 View Post

Even if you don't have a dual play icon you can play dual play.
Just hit 3D button select which type SBS or TB and put on dual play glasses.
If I'm not mistaken just about any passive 3D TV will do it.


Nope. I tried it that way. Doesnt work. Thats why i searched for an answer re: dual play.

And yes, i had dual play glasses on when i tried it.

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post #316 of 668
Hi, does anyone know the difference between the la6200/05 vs la6210?

I'm from South Africa, is it just country specific seems more or less the same model?

Thanks
post #317 of 668
I believe the 6205 is edge lit where the 6200 is back lit. The 6205 comes with the magic remote and 6200 doesn't but is optional.
Think I read somewhere that the 6210 is for Europe or something that may have been on LG website.
post #318 of 668
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Originally Posted by brodie301 View Post

I believe the 6205 is edge lit ....

I don't think that's correct. The 6205 is a model number given to warehouse club models. It is a 6200 with a Magic Remote.
post #319 of 668
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Originally Posted by brodie301 View Post

I believe the 6205 is edge lit where the 6200 is back lit. The 6205 comes with the magic remote and 6200 doesn't but is optional.
Think I read somewhere that the 6210 is for Europe or something that may have been on LG website.

The LA6205 model is sold in Canada and it's definitely back lit.
post #320 of 668
I have a choice of the 47la6210 or the hisense 55k360 both 3d led smart, do you guys think I should just stick to lg? They both the same price I can't ignore those extra 8 inches
post #321 of 668
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Originally Posted by LordAlfred View Post

Got my replacement 60LA6200 in. Within seconds of hooking it up I could see a clearly defined band running vertically right through the center of the screen. And of course there is a lot of light leakage from the bottom two corners which doesn't even make sense on a rear-lit set. Totally worse than the stinker I just returned.

I'm pretty angry right now and I'm done with LG.

I just want a 60" with screen uniformity issues that are not painfully evident and no buzzing. It boggles my mind how hard this is to obtain. I've been at this over a year now.
Man, I'm not trying to be mean here, but have you ever thought that you are just a little bit too critical?? Very few others, if any are experiencing the issues you are with multiple sets. You say you've been at this for over a year...I just find it nearly impossible that you keep getting the faulty sets.
post #322 of 668
Ok what do you guys think I should do? I have the 60 inch version of this TV. Overall I like it but there are a few issues---one slightly notice vertical band on the left side and some light bleeding( about an inch) in a line from the entire bottom(but it is very minimal). The one thing that is concerning is that once in a while the brightness starts "flickering"( goes slight darker and back to normal for like 10 sec or so). Don't know if this is a setting or something but it is annoying when it happens.

I bought this TV from Amazon so if I knew I could swap it and look at the new one comparing the old one I would do it. Not sure if I can though(going to call Amazon). Just don't want to end up with one that is worse than this one.

Thanks for comments!
post #323 of 668
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Originally Posted by gman7575 View Post

Ok what do you guys think I should do? I have the 60 inch version of this TV. Overall I like it but there are a few issues---one slightly notice vertical band on the left side and some light bleeding( about an inch) in a line from the entire bottom(but it is very minimal). The one thing that is concerning is that once in a while the brightness starts "flickering"( goes slight darker and back to normal for like 10 sec or so). Don't know if this is a setting or something but it is annoying when it happens.

I bought this TV from Amazon so if I knew I could swap it and look at the new one comparing the old one I would do it. Not sure if I can though(going to call Amazon). Just don't want to end up with one that is worse than this one.

Thanks for comments!

Send it back.
post #324 of 668
But I'm worried based on what I am hearing the next one may be worse.
post #325 of 668
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Originally Posted by gman7575 View Post

But I'm worried based on what I am hearing the next one may be worse.

Send it back, too. Amazon is GREAT to work with. Also, your current one seems to have more issues than most. Odds are the replacement will be better.
post #326 of 668
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Originally Posted by gman7575 View Post

Ok what do you guys think I should do? I have the 60 inch version of this TV. Overall I like it but there are a few issues---one slightly notice vertical band on the left side and some light bleeding( about an inch) in a line from the entire bottom(but it is very minimal). The one thing that is concerning is that once in a while the brightness starts "flickering"( goes slight darker and back to normal for like 10 sec or so). Don't know if this is a setting or something but it is annoying when it happens.

I bought this TV from Amazon so if I knew I could swap it and look at the new one comparing the old one I would do it. Not sure if I can though(going to call Amazon). Just don't want to end up with one that is worse than this one.

Thanks for comments!

Turn OFF the ECO power saver, whatever it's name is. (I'm not at home right now) That's what's causing the screen fluctuations. It's trying to set itself to your rooms ambient lighting, and it can't figure it out.

That's one of the FIRST things I did on my set.
post #327 of 668
Just found that if you walk thru picture wizard then there is an expert mode that gives even more picture settings to fine tune.
To my eye my display looks great.
post #328 of 668
Anyone have "out of memory" issue when streaming video from the browser? I can't watch video more than 5 min in the browser. It just crashes
post #329 of 668
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Originally Posted by Primestar31 View Post

Turn OFF the ECO power saver, whatever it's name is. (I'm not at home right now) That's what's causing the screen fluctuations. It's trying to set itself to your rooms ambient lighting, and it can't figure it out.

That's one of the FIRST things I did on my set.

Agreed. I noticed the flickering as well on Eco mode, and turned it off. Energy Star gives this TV an annual energy consumption estimate of $10 year. (based on 5 hours use per day). Unless there's some specific reason for using Eco mode (better preservation of the lifespan of the LEDs?), do I really need to be stingy on energy use for a TV that uses $10 a year? confused.gif Seems like a pointless feature to me
post #330 of 668
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Originally Posted by pjmuck View Post

Agreed. I noticed the flickering as well on Eco mode, and turned it off. Energy Star gives this TV an annual energy consumption estimate of $10 year. (based on 5 hours use per day). Unless there's some specific reason for using Eco mode (better preservation of the lifespan of the LEDs?), do I really need to be stingy on energy use for a TV that uses $10 a year? confused.gif Seems like a pointless feature to me

Not that it makes a big difference, but the published energy consumption estimate is with the eco mode activated. With it off the set will use more energy. A properly calibrated set will come close to, but not meet, that estimate.
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