Originally Posted by mostdope
I'll be streaming MKV's with DTS audio and other formats. I don't think our TV is capable or playing those formats.
I don't have Windows 8, but I know it's capable of streaming via Homegroup the same way Windows 7 can. There are other ways, but that's the easiest way since it's "native" to Windows. My friends do it, so I know it can be done. Google the issue a bit, and you'll find something, I'm sure.
As for the DTS audio... Are you using this TV with a surround sound unit, or just the TV's audio? And will your surround sound unit be HDMI supported? The reason I ask is because, the TV will play any video/audio format I throw at it. It plays DTS and all. If you're using surround sound with HDMI, or the TV's 2 speakers, it'll just play. If you're using surround sound with an optical cable, it'll play - but in stereo. UNLESS you buy a $14 RCA universal remote that allows you into LG's hidden menu to enable AC3/DTS support via optical (which I have done). I have two of these TVs in 2 different rooms, connected to two different surround setups. One setup has HDMI, so everything works natively. The other is old, so I had to go into the menu to turn on AC3/DTS. Now, when I'm streaming my MKVs with DTS, or my Netflix with Dolby 5.1, everything sounds perfect out of the 5.1 receiver.
Also, I highly recommend that if you ever do decide to use a gaming system with this TV, you rename the HDMI input to GAME. Seriously. Select the GAME input, and also switch the Picture settings from "Standard" to "Game." I know it sounds silly, but renaming the HDMI input to Game disables some background processing that helps lower input lag. Try it. Keep the Input blank or label it "Cable" or something, and pop in a game. Fire a gun. Look at how long it actually takes to "fire." Rename the input to "Game." Fire the gun. It fires instantly.
Absolutely turn off the TruMotion garbage. Your TV will still refresh at 120hz, but it won't look like a silly soap opera.
As for the settings I use, I'll post them. These are not professional settings, as I haven't attempted to calibrate it professionally yet. I just selected these based on my room lighting and what looks pleasing. I like neutral colors with slightly warm flesh tones. Feel free to start here, and change them to however you like, or to search for something professional. Give it a try, as I think it looks pretty good:
Color Balance: 0
Advanced picture options:
Dynamic Contrast: Off
Dynamic Color: Low
Super Resolution: Medium
Noise Reduction: Off
MPEG Noise Reduction: Off
Black Level: Low (for your Game input, you'll want this to be High - as it will imitate a PC monitor's black levels, which are how games are encoded for. Just make sure you switch your PS3 to Full RGB to take advantage of this)
Real Cinema: On
Motion Eye care: Off
^ You have to do change the above settings on all HDMI inputs, on YouTube (which will make the switch on Netflix automatically, as well), on a USB movie, and also on a streaming movie. Once you set it all once, it's all good forever.
You're welcome! Enjoy!!!