Just bought a LG 42LA6200, I have limited space of 38” wide in an armoire and I wanted a 3D passive TV. My choices were Samsung 40” UN40F6400 which is active so I didn’t want it, Vizio E420-DA0 which got good reviews but I think its bang for your buck type deal and I didn’t like it when I saw it at Sam’s plus I got the LG for $130.00 more than the Vizio so why not.
The LG is replacing a 2008 Samsung 120hz 37” LN37B650 LCD which is a great TV but I wanted a newer LED 3D TV with a nicer picture and 3D.
This LG TV has the best 3D I’ve ever seen with true 3D content, 2D To 3D is ok, maybe it needs some adjustments which I don’t know how to calibrate properly yet. My problem is regular HDTV looks horrible, I have Direct TV Genie connected to it threw HDMI, dynamic picture mode set and it looks like I’m watching cloudy SD programming and SD programming looks worse. I used this calibration http://reviews.lcdtvbuyingguide.com/lg-lcd-tv/lg-la6200-picture-settings.html
and it looked even worse, dark, cloudy, blurry, non HD look to it. I tried a few more calibrations on my own with no luck. I watch a lot of NBA and when it panned out to the coach the camera started bouncing up and down and there are a lot of artifacts, and I tried both smooth and clear dejudder modes also with no luck.
My 4 year old Samsung has a better picture then this and dejudder works awesome and HD looks like HD. I did a lot of research on this TV and only one other review said something about HDTV picture quality, but I thought it was a fluke, there was also flicking on watching TV, dirty screen, bad black levels, internet issues.
I don’t know how 120hz works with TV because my Samsung had it also but both the LG & Sammy say 60hz when watching HDTV at 1080i or 720p.
I like bright dynamic picture settings with deep blacks (this TV does not have that from reviews) and nice colors, with clarity. I’ve seen larger sized LG’S at a few recently opened restaurants near me with beautiful pictures to my likening, what calibration needs to be done to fix this issue I’m having?
I can’t believe a 2013 middle of the line, but top of the line in the 40”-42” size class, has such a bad picture for television, and I love everything else in regards to features, looks,3D, etc about it but the most important thing is TV picture quality and this is the only choice I have till the 2014’s come out in March so any advice would be much appreciated because I have 14 days to return it.
Made my own thread on this also if it doesn't get answered here.