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post #31 of 636
So I finally got my TV, and it looks fabulous.

Bigskeet's right, though: there's very slight input lag while gaming, even with the TV set up for game mode. It's basically imperceptible in most of the games I tried, but when I plugged in Onimusha 3, which has a mechanic that requires frame-accurate timing, it's definitely noticeable. Fortunately, I don't play first person shooters on console (I can't stand not having a mouse for aiming), so I doubt that most games will give me any trouble.

As for color settings and such, I'm not really enough of a color connoisseur to recognize the difference between "good" and "best". Leaving the TV at it's default settings looks entirely fine while watching movies through the DLNA interface, but I wouldn't be surprised if I could make it better. Is there some kind of test video, or image, or something, that will help me optimize my settings?
post #32 of 636
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Originally Posted by coredumperror View Post

So I finally got my TV, and it looks fabulous.

Agree, going from a 32" wega to this 60" goodness is sweet. I am also not much of a color connoisseur either and in standard settings it looks good to me. Maybe one day when I stop watching it and start playing with it. ~

LG has a 6 month free Netflix trail for this TV which I singed up for. http://www.lg.com/us/tv-audio-video/netflix/index.jsp

Also anyone know where I can get the magic remote, I see a lot of "Korean" versions but nothing officially for this model. The one listed in the manual is not the same that the 3D version at the store has.
post #33 of 636
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Originally Posted by SuperBobo View Post

LG has a 6 month free Netflix trail for this TV which I singed up for. http://www.lg.com/us/tv-audio-video/netflix/index.jsp

OMG I totally didn't know about this. I just signed up! Thanks so much for pointing it out!
post #34 of 636
Micro center has the deal again - cant beat it on this TV

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.aspx?sku=627786
post #35 of 636
I bought this TV about a week ago and I'm retrofitting it to an Onkyo amp that doesn't have HDMI. All of my components' sound is routed directly to the amp, but I am out of inputs and am hooking up a Blu-ray player.

My question is, if the TV has a Dolby Digital Decoder and a DTS Decoder, does that mean I can hook up my Blu-ray player to the TV via HDMI, and then use the optical out on the LG TV and send it to my Onkyo amp, retaining the 5.1 surround sound, or will that sound be downmixed to 2.0?
post #36 of 636
This is back again at MC. I just put it on-hold for a few days.
What are the disadvantages of lying this flat during transportation? Will this fit in the back of a Matrix Hatchback with the seats folded down?
post #37 of 636
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Originally Posted by zero_x3 View Post

This is back again at MC. I just put it on-hold for a few days.
What are the disadvantages of lying this flat during transportation? Will this fit in the back of a Matrix Hatchback with the seats folded down?

Just brought one home in my Mazda Tribute, which required it be laid flat. Just make sure the panel side is up and you should be OK.
post #38 of 636
I'm debating on getting this TV to replace my 2-3 year old LG 55" LCD in my Living Room. It served me well, but I'm sick of the horrible black levels, which are basically grey.
I also will have an xbox 360 hooked up to this. Would it be dumb for the rare gaming occasions, such as 4-player COD and Kinect stuff. We don't game on the living room TV often.

I'm mostly looking for a better PQ than my current LCD. The 5" increase is a bonus. I wouldn't go bigger than 60" in my living room (55s or 60s fit just right).
post #39 of 636
Has anyone found a good optimization setup for this set?

The one opening this thread is for a different TV.
post #40 of 636
I just got the TV at microcenter and the picture is incredibly beautiful, the settings that worked for me:

Expert
panel light 50
contrast 95
Brightness 50
Horizontal Sharpness 10
Vertical Sharpness 10
Color 60
Tint R4
Edge Enhancer On

This gave me the best picture for my living room and I have a big window off the the left of the TV.

i turned the contrast down to 50 currently as I'm trying to break in the plasma for a 100 hours with a color slideshow I downloaded off a forum.

Try out the settings and let me know what you think.
post #41 of 636
I have an LG 60PN5700 on hold at MC. Purchased for $599.99. I originally purchased a Samsung PN60F5500, but was not happy with the aggressive ABL (auto brightness limiter). Hopefully, the LG's ABL will not be as noticeable. Should have access to both TV's for a very informal side-by-side comparison. The Samsung has a great picture and very good SmartTV features, but I find the white level 'popping' from the ABL to be very distracting. Also saving about $450 over the Samsung. Buying and returning a 60" plasma is not fun! LOL

Has anyone found any ABL issues with the LG TV? Any info is appreciated.
post #42 of 636
Well, i picked up mine yesterday. So far so good. I am trying to get rid of the ghost. It does produce quite a bit of heat after 2 hours of playing.
I had not sat down and tinlker with the color adjustment yet.
I am waiting for someone here to get some more color adjustment numbers. So far the 2 here is good.
post #43 of 636
friendofplasma, where did you get the slide show?

I would like to break mine in with a similar process.

The TV is great. All the apps are very fluid and work very well.

The picture is great. I haven't had a single complaint.
post #44 of 636
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Originally Posted by beachbaler18 View Post

friendofplasma, where did you get the slide show?

I would like to break mine in with a similar process.

The TV is great. All the apps are very fluid and work very well.

The picture is great. I haven't had a single complaint.

Glad to hear you like the TV. I'll be un-boxing mine tonight and doing a quick comparison against the F5500 Samsung plasma.
post #45 of 636
http://www.eaprogramming.com/downloads/download_main.htm

It's the first link. I just loaded the images onto a usb stick and plugged it into the TV, switched the TV input to the usb and did a slideshow with the images. I'm about 65-70 hours in. The TV does get hot in the back if you leave it on too long so consider that into your breaking in process; otherwise I'm really happy with it so far.
post #46 of 636
The iso file? Download, open, and play slideshow??
post #47 of 636
I agree. I play NBA2K13 online and the lag on this TV is unbearable. Especially when you try to shoot free throws or 3 pointers. Sucks because I love the picture of this TV for movies but I want to play games as well. It's also pretty glossy so there's a lot of glare in bright light.

If you can control the lighting and don't care about gaming then this is a great deal. I have a Panasonic 65GT50 and the picture on this TV is very comparable for a lot less price.

If anyone can find a fix for the gaming lag, please let me know because I will most likely have to return this TV as a result.
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Originally Posted by Bigskeet View Post

If you play games DO NOT buy this tv. The input lag is very bad. I have done every trick in the book and it is absolutely unplayable. If you don't play video games I seriously find this tv to be amazing at the $700 price I paid for it.
post #48 of 636
Try labeling your input "pc" . This usually works on lgs for input lag.
post #49 of 636
Sorry it's the second file (zip file)
post #50 of 636
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Originally Posted by friendofplasma View Post

http://www.eaprogramming.com/downloads/download_main.htm

It's the first link. I just loaded the images onto a usb stick and plugged it into the TV, switched the TV input to the usb and did a slideshow with the images. I'm about 65-70 hours in. The TV does get hot in the back if you leave it on too long so consider that into your breaking in process; otherwise I'm really happy with it so far.

Hi,

I have a few questions concerning the break-in images
1. How long should you run the slideshow?
2. Do you run the slideshow non-stop? For example; if it should be run for 100 hours, do you run it for 100 hours non-stop?
3. What length of time should each slide be before changing to the next slide? (30 seconds?)
3. What are the contrast and brightness settings when running the slideshow?

Thank you for your help. It's greatly appreciated.
post #51 of 636
Watched my bluray last nite. Pic is amazing.
how do I adjust the tv so the ghosting is not so abvious? At some scene, it is pretty bad. I played with it and could not figure it out.
BTW, Hawaii 5-0 looks amazing too. Hahahh
post #52 of 636
OK! Just got in with the same deal. Fry's price matched MC for 599. Ghosting was horrible until I turned on game mode. Also, playing COD, Dust, and Gears of war was absolutely unplayable. Then I turned on game mode, PERFECTION! I HATE golf, but this tv makes the PGA look beautiful. Nothing but good things from my point of view.
And yeah! I needed help with this behemoth. it had to lay flat for the 10min ride home.
post #53 of 636
1. How long should you run the slideshow?

For a few hours at a time

2. Do you run the slideshow non-stop? For example; if it should be run for 100 hours, do you run it for 100 hours non-stop?

No, just a few hours at a time, i usually interrupt with HD programming, making sure it takes up the whole screen and no fixed logos or tickers

3. What length of time should each slide be before changing to the next slide? (30 seconds?)

I think whatever the default timing is for the slideshow program is perfect

4. What are the contrast and brightness settings when running the slideshow?

I have contrast and brightness set to 50
post #54 of 636
confused. Is the pn6500 a step UP or step DOWN from this one?
post #55 of 636
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Originally Posted by Telemachus77 View Post

confused. Is the pn6500 a step UP or step DOWN from this one?
Down.
5700 = 6500 + Smart TV

CFC
post #56 of 636
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Yes there is and I changed the input name to pc both only helped a little. I tried a bunch of games and it just felt off. I have a Xbox and games like Super Meat Boy were just not tight like i'm used too. I played Gears of War and I has having a hard time with the aiming. Then I booted up Quake Arena Arcade and this is where it got bad. It was absolutely unplayable and nearly made me sick haha. Another LG near same specs has 63ms of lag or above! I'm assuming this Tv is the same. I would not recommend this TV for gaming. BUT if your not gaming again this tv looks amazing and it is a steal for the sales on it. Good luck!

This is incorrect. I bought this TV 2 days ago. Speaking for Xbox (can't speak for Ps3) it is very good for games, but requires several tweaks to settings (in addition to basic "Game mode" settings)

How I tested: I took my Xbox to Fry's and the sales rep let me test in store before I bought it. My XBox was connected on HDMI port #2

Why my opinion may be worth something (take it or leave it): I'm a former fighting game tournament player and still remain pretty active. I engage in "higher-level" competitive play where being 1 frame off matters (such as Street Fighter 4 where you have 1 TV frame to execute certain combo links). I'm also a former hardcore CoD player (pretty decent sniper and quick-scoper)

Changing these settings make for (IMO) a near perfect gaming experience. Note I did not do the "change input name to pc trick"... what I did below was enough.
  1. In Video Settings, select "Game" Mode
  2. In "Advanced video settings", disable all additional smoothness enhancement settings ("Game mode" alone will not do this for you)
  3. Also under Video settings, set Gamma mode = low (I noticed a tiny improvement here... could be my imagination)
  4. In Sound settings, select "Game" mode
  5. Also under sound settings, make sure all enhanced settings are off,

Now over to your Xbox:
  1. Double check your Xbox/PS3 settings and make sure you are set to 1080p. If you are in 720p or 1080i (like I was initially), you're forcing the TV to upconvert and you will experience HORRIBLE unplayable lag. This was the biggest source of lag as I adjusted to the new setup. This LG Plasma seems extraordinarily sensitive to a 1080i/1080p mismatch (I'd been playing with 1080i Xbox setting on a 1080p LCD for 2 years with no noticeable lag).

I felt the same when I was testing the TV at Fry's.... I thought it was a terrible choice at first, but once I tweaked all these settings, Street Fighter is playable to me... 1 TV-frame combo links and all. Too bad LG seems to have no clue what people want out of "Game Mode" frown.gif

Hope the information is helpful. Let me know if it works for you
Edited by enigma3319 - 8/15/13 at 10:59pm
post #57 of 636
Hey all, i noticed something recently and trying to get input from others. I've noticed occasionally while watching programming the picture dims and then kind brightens up again within the movie/show/advertisement. I'm not sure if its the TV or if it's more of an electrical thing/power outlet issue. Any input? Anyone with similar issues? Is that a normal thing with plamsa's or any HDTV?
post #58 of 636
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Originally Posted by friendofplasma View Post

Hey all, i noticed something recently and trying to get input from others. I've noticed occasionally while watching programming the picture dims and then kind brightens up again within the movie/show/advertisement. I'm not sure if its the TV or if it's more of an electrical thing/power outlet issue. Any input? Anyone with similar issues? Is that a normal thing with plamsa's or any HDTV?
Perhaps you have the energy saving feature on? I believe that's how it behaves (I have mine turned off). If that's the case, try a picture setting with it off and see if it makes a difference.
I don't have the same issue.
CFC
post #59 of 636
Remote: myzV
This TV comes with a standard remote that has the bare essentials for a TV remote. Most of the features on the Smart TV interface are designed more for keyboard/mouse or LG's 'Magic Remote'. I highly suggest NOT buying the magic remote as you can download a free app on Android or iOS that allows you to control your TV through your phone. Navigating the Smart TV menus and typing on the on-screen keyboard using the standard remote is a pain and the phone app makes it a million times easier and faster.
Edited by Xovoerto - 8/20/13 at 7:22am
post #60 of 636
5700 = 6500 + Smart TV? really? I don't think so.
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