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post #151 of 344
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Originally Posted by jmbissell View Post

Given the additional $200 price reduction by Costco, to a total of $400 or $999 for the set, I went back to check it out again. I was looking for screen glare and it seemed to have a much more reflective screen than some of the other sets. A bit hard to tell in the store. They had a bit of sports on the loop that they show on all the TVs and it looked like a lot of motion blur. I know that they don't have these sets dialed in and their "calibration" consists of putting it on a vivid mode to have it visible across the store.
Can someone who owns the set comment on the glare and motion artifacts?

It is there but I prefer dealing with a little glare over a completely matte screen. Our old Samsung HLS5687W (RIP!) was a "pseudo matte" screen (had the big plastic projection type screen). Glare was unnoticeable in daylight. At night a table lamp on the left side of the room had to be turned off to avoid reflection/glare for people sitting on the sofa on right side of room. (Only the "Master's" recliner directly faces the screen. No glare there! biggrin.gif )

With the new LG there is glare/reflection during the day but really only if you look for it and in some really dark/black scenes. But we have the windows curtained so bright sunlight is minimal.

At night that same lamp on the left side of the room has to be tuned off so for us it is no change in procedure from using the old Samsung. The difference being that if the lamp is not turned off it causes a much more noticeable glare/reflection than the old Samsung did.

It is JMO but I like the image from a glossy screen over the matte finishes enough to change room lighting if needed. We have a 42: Samsung Plasma with a glossy screen in one of the bedrooms. The bedside lamp MUST be turned off day or night to enjoy that picture. A small lamp on one side of the room provides ambient lighting with no reflection.

I understand your concerns. For us it is only a matter of keeping the ambient lighting behind the viewers area and not opposing any viewer's seating position.

Good luck!
post #152 of 344
Sounds like I got lucky to get the tv when I did. Newegg had it earlier this month for 999.99, since they have no tax or shipping that was my out the door price. 1 week later the price had gone up. Have had the tv a little over a week, am definitely still very happy I made the purchase.
post #153 of 344
With my patio door blind closed I can see the reflection on the screen with no video being displayed. I can see some reflection when a video source is being display but its depends on the scene. Not a big deal for me.

I tinkered with the TruMotion setting last night to see if it made a difference for motion blur. I set it on smooth during a football game, tennis and F1. To be honest I didn't notice an improvement and actually thought it was worse than my setting of 2.
post #154 of 344
Can someone tell me the width of the stand where it makes contact with the tabletop? I have my TV sitting on top of a Zvox so I want to ensure it will fit.
post #155 of 344
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Originally Posted by Cla55clown View Post

Can someone tell me the width of the stand where it makes contact with the tabletop? I have my TV sitting on top of a Zvox so I want to ensure it will fit.

Approximately 29". But you have to allow for it to swivel 8 degrees either way.
post #156 of 344
Shoot, ok thanks for the spec. Unfortunately this rules out this model for me...my Zvox width is around 27". I'll keep looking...
post #157 of 344
I'll be damned, the thing does swivel. I know it said it does but I just noticed how. IMO, based on the swivel points it might sit on his Zvox but it might look odd because of the overall width.
post #158 of 344
I know, I was surprised it swiveled too...doesn't look like it would. Wonder if Costco or BB would let be borrow a stand to take home and try out on the Zvox redface.gif I need 55", LED, passive 3D, good to excellent PQ and the fiance wants a freakin' swivel stand.
post #159 of 344
Maybe you could bring the Zvox. tongue.gif I'm guessing you have the 420. Yeah, for sure the stand would hang over the edges a bit. The width of the stand (front to back) is 13" too. For reference I have mine sitting on a sheet of glass that is 15" wide.
post #160 of 344
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Originally Posted by xoned View Post

Maybe you could bring the Zvox. tongue.gif I'm guessing you have the 420. Yeah, for sure the stand would hang over the edges a bit. The width of the stand (front to back) is 13" too. For reference I have mine sitting on a sheet of glass that is 15" wide.



No, I've got the 555. It currently resides under my circa 2007 37" Samsung LCD. Width is 28" if you can see that in the picture. Depth of the speaker cabinet is 14.5". I wouldn't mind if it hangs over the sides just a little bit as long as the main weight bearing points of the stand remain squarely on the Zvox. I DO like the glass idea however. As you can tell, I really want this model. Looks like the LA6200 has the stand I need to make it work but I "need" the 69!
post #161 of 344
Can anyone share an insight into how this set does with gaming? I've read one review that indicated the tv may have motion blurring, but I would prefer first hand experience.
post #162 of 344
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Originally Posted by Cla55clown View Post



No, I've got the 555. It currently resides under my circa 2007 37" Samsung LCD. Width is 28" if you can see that in the picture. Depth of the speaker cabinet is 14.5". I wouldn't mind if it hangs over the sides just a little bit as long as the main weight bearing points of the stand remain squarely on the Zvox. I DO like the glass idea however. As you can tell, I really want this model. Looks like the LA6200 has the stand I need to make it work but I "need" the 69!

This is the stand I have. The top shelf is only 15" deep and the stand sits on it fine. The tv stand at it's widest point is approx. 29". From what I can tell there are three"swivel" points, one in the front and one on each side of the stand. The two on the sides measure about 14" apart. In case you haven't done so, the manual has a pic of the stand which can be viewed on the LG website.. I gotta believe it would sit on your Zvox just fine. But keep in mind that it does swivel and part of the stand will hang over a bit. Mine does when I swivel it, which isn't too often.

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Originally Posted by Gtrzilla View Post

Can anyone share an insight into how this set does with gaming? I've read one review that indicated the tv may have motion blurring, but I would prefer first hand experience.

Sorry, haven't used if for gaming. At some point I may hook up my PC and see how it runs BF3.
post #163 of 344
I keep seeing some people saying this is actually a 60Hz TV, but nobody provides any firm confirmation whether that's true or not. They keep saying last year's was advertised as 120hz, but was actually 60Hz. LG's Q&A page for the 55LA6900 (http://answers.lg.com/answers/7676/product/MD05032960/lg-electronics-55la6900-questions-answers/questions.htm?expandquestion=1518400) says it has a native refresh rate of 120Hz. Is there any doubt that it is a 120Hz TV? Any hard evidence either way?

I am planning on picking up the 55LA6970 at Costco for $1000, even though BestBuy is selling the 55LA6900 for $1000 also with a 2.1 soundbar (LG NB3530A) for only $20. But I like Costco more for their 2-year warranty and 90-day return policy.

Also, just a few other things I'd like to ask about this TV (particularly 55LA6970):
  • Miracast / Intel WiDi 3.5 support in there? Anyone test with an Android phone?
  • Amazon Instant Video app is now available, correct?
  • Any chance there's also Spotify floating around in there?
  • Is the DLNA support good? Can I use a DLNA remote to control playback and volume (BubbleUPNP for Android)? Does it work well with MKV? 1080P? Surround Sound audio via DLNA?

Thanks!
post #164 of 344
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Originally Posted by xoned View Post

I'll be damned, the thing does swivel. I know it said it does but I just noticed how. IMO, based on the swivel points it might sit on his Zvox but it might look odd because of the overall width.

eek.gifbiggrin.gifsmile.gif I am laughing because I read the spec on it rotating. Taking it out of the box I thought "$%^^ this thing has no way to swivel". Put it on the entertaimet center and first reaction was "%&^$ Something is wrong with this stand!". Pushed on one end of it and the light bulb came on.... ohhhhh...... cool.gif
post #165 of 344
Yeah I was a bit shocked to find tiny wheels on the bottom.
post #166 of 344
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Originally Posted by ralphwiggum1 View Post

I keep seeing some people saying this is actually a 60Hz TV, but nobody provides any firm confirmation whether that's true or not. They keep saying last year's was advertised as 120hz, but was actually 60Hz. LG's Q&A page for the 55LA6900 (http://answers.lg.com/answers/7676/product/MD05032960/lg-electronics-55la6900-questions-answers/questions.htm?expandquestion=1518400) says it has a native refresh rate of 120Hz. Is there any doubt that it is a 120Hz TV? Any hard evidence either way?

I am planning on picking up the 55LA6970 at Costco for $1000, even though BestBuy is selling the 55LA6900 for $1000 also with a 2.1 soundbar (LG NB3530A) for only $20. But I like Costco more for their 2-year warranty and 90-day return policy.

Also, just a few other things I'd like to ask about this TV (particularly 55LA6970):
  • Miracast / Intel WiDi 3.5 support in there? Anyone test with an Android phone?
  • Amazon Instant Video app is now available, correct?
  • Any chance there's also Spotify floating around in there?
  • Is the DLNA support good? Can I use a DLNA remote to control playback and volume (BubbleUPNP for Android)? Does it work well with MKV? 1080P? Surround Sound audio via DLNA?

Thanks!

I believe its a 60Hz native display and here's why. When I'm watching DTV if I open the information portion of the program (point magic remote arrow to the top of the screen) it says 720p 60Hz. Not the 6900 series but worth the read

  • Miracast and WiDi support. I have not tried it with my phone but I have with my Thrive Tablet.
  • Yep
  • I don't think but I can look.
  • Seems to be. I've only streamed a couple of movies from my PC but they weren't 5.1
post #167 of 344
Thanks for the information. I'll pick up the TV sometime this week and play with it and see if it's everything I hope it is. If not, it will go back to Costco.
post #168 of 344
Crap, I went onto BB.com to take advantage of the 55" LA6900 for $999 plus the $20 soundbar and the TV is sold out in a 50-mile radius of me. No store pickup, No shipping, nothing! I'm in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area and there are a ton of BBs around here. I can't believe they are all sold out! Always a day late as the saying goes. rolleyes.gif
post #169 of 344
Maybe they only stock the 6900 in certain states?

Just go to your nearest best buy and tell them to special order it for you.

And don't forget to tell them about the deal.

They will call you when it arrives at the store so you can pick it up.
post #170 of 344
You can also get the soundbar deal at amazon.com (also for $20) and price match the TV to BestBuy. You also get 2% cashback, so about $20 credit a month later. But they've been sold out of the TV with it expected in 3-5 weeks.
post #171 of 344
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Originally Posted by ralphwiggum1 View Post

You can also get the soundbar deal at amazon.com (also for $20) and price match the TV to BestBuy. You also get 2% cashback, so about $20 credit a month later. But they've been sold out of the TV with it expected in 3-5 weeks.

Who can wait that long for a new TV...come on, lol. College football season starts this weekend! Good idea though on price matching Amazon to Best Buy though. It usually works in reverse.
post #172 of 344
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Originally Posted by ralphwiggum1 View Post

You can also get the soundbar deal at amazon.com (also for $20) and price match the TV to BestBuy. You also get 2% cashback, so about $20 credit a month later. But they've been sold out of the TV with it expected in 3-5 weeks.

Live and learn... I will try to avoid Amazon in any future TV purchases. I love the TV and it was delivered on time @$1049. When BB put it on sale I PMed and Amazon matched the $999 price. Everything was OK.

Then BB and Amazon started the $179 promotion discount on a soundbar or the 26" TV add-on. So now BB had the 55LA6900 for $999 + the $179 Promotion discount on a soundbar or the 26" TV.

Live an learn - You only can PM ONCE during the 14 Day from Shipment "Amazon Low Price Guarantee" period. That is the case even if Amazon's own price drops below your first PM.

Even Sears allows multiple PMs for 30 days (as I remember). I know because I actually did that on a refrigerator purchase a few years back.

Amazon's "Low Price Guarantee" might be something to mind carefully during the upcoming BF season when prices are bouncing all around.

Just an FYI. Costco's no questions asked policy looks better and better.

If Amazon sales ever get taxed in my state it will be a plus for BB, Sam's and Costco! No wonder Bezos(sp?) is lobbying in Washington!
post #173 of 344
So just got back from Best Buy and they have no 55LA6900 in stock. The salesperson even said that this particular model had been removed from their system! WTF does that mean?! Is LG not producing any more of this series? Also, he was unaware of the $20 soundbar deal and we even looked it up in their system and could not find that deal anywhere. He kept saying the soundbar is 10% off when purchasing a qualified LG tv. Is the step up to the LA7400 worth the $500 price premium? My other contender is the Sony 55" W802A for $1500 on Amazon.
post #174 of 344
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Originally Posted by Cla55clown View Post

Is the step up to the LA7400 worth the $500 price premium?

500 bucks more for 240Hz, no IMO.
post #175 of 344
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Originally Posted by xoned View Post

500 bucks more for 240Hz, no IMO.

That's what I thought. Looks like I'll be getting the Sony then. Thanks for all the help guys!
post #176 of 344
Yeah, my BB shows only ship to store. If you're looking for 240 Hz have you checked out Vizio M Series?
post #177 of 344
No, 240 Hz tv is not a must for me. My main needs are good PQ, passive 3D, good to excellent build quality and service record. I watch 50% HD programming/Netflix, and 50% Blu-ray movies with a DVD thrown in here or there. I don't game at all on my living room set....that's what my custom built desktop PC is for cool.gif
post #178 of 344
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Originally Posted by xoned View Post

500 bucks more for 240Hz, no IMO.

Ditto. The reviews I read did not indicate any significant difference in PQ. No difference in functionality either.

You can check THIS.
post #179 of 344
How would the performance be using the 47LA6900 47-Inch as a PC monitor, and for gaming on it using a PC?
post #180 of 344
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Originally Posted by xoned View Post

I believe its a 60Hz native display and here's why. When I'm watching DTV if I open the information portion of the program (point magic remote arrow to the top of the screen) it says 720p 60Hz. Not the 6900 series but worth the read

  • Miracast and WiDi support. I have not tried it with my phone but I have with my Thrive Tablet.
  • Yep
  • I don't think but I can look.
  • Seems to be. I've only streamed a couple of movies from my PC but they weren't 5.1

If this is a 60Hz TV in reality then that's too bad.
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